The Shippen is such a picture perfect stone building.
One of the beautiful patio areas. Perfect for enjoying a moment of peace and quiet with a good book. The second patio area is in the background.
Such a fabulous space to relax and cuddle up after a full day of adventure.
Bedroom 1 is home to this fabulous super-king size bed (which can also be made into single beds).
What fabulous views from your raised patio area. Once arrived, the hot tub will be situated to the right of the patio (due January 2021).
The second patio area is a real sun-trap, with fabulous views over the lawn and out into the glorious rolling countryside.
Looking back at your private raised patio area (the hot tub will be set to the left of the patio once arrived in Jan 2021).
Beautiful sitting-area with glowing wood-burner.
The open plan dining and sitting area.
The open plan flow to this beautiful cottage makes it such a warm and welcoming environment.
Light pours into this wonderful area.
Super comfy armchairs add extra style and comfort.
Planning tomorrow's adventures with a glass of wine in this lovely area is a real pleasure.
Serving up a feast and dining together at this lovely table is a must.
A great space to dine and unwind.
The kitchen is both spacious and fully equipped.
Plenty of space to whip up a feast.
The ground floor cloackroom.
Even the cloakroom has charming decor.
The long landing links the first floor beautifully.
The main bedroom is super spacious and inviting, especially after a long and tiring day.
Thoughtful touches throughout.
On request, dressing gowns can be made available.
The family shower-room.
Bedroom 2 is simply gorgeous, light and airy. These single beds also link into a super-king double bed.
Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is beautifully furnished. This super-king double bed can also be made up as two singles.
Such a fabulous and charming room. Perfect for that good night's sleep.
En suite to bedroom 3.
Beautiful colour themes throughout this beautiful cottage.
Magical view from your bubbling hot tub (available from Jan 2021).
A fabulous space for the younger members of your party to let off steam.
Meet Wizard, a firm favourite at The Shippen as he is such a delightful and friendly chap.
Another few of your neighbours which also enjoy the sprawling grounds.
A trampoline is available for your enjoyment. Please ensure children are supervised at all times when using this equipment.
Such fabulous grounds and views beyond.
Welcome to The Shippen. What a welcoming sight!
Just outside your door, in the courtyard, you have access to another seating area - perfect for enjoying your morning coffee.
Such a delightful area to enjoy your morning paper.
The outside utility is a great storage space for bicycles, wetsuits or any other sporting equipment.
The Shippen enjoys this private and secluded location.
Once through the wooden gates, heading out in any direction will prove a real treat, with so many hotspots and attractions to enjoy, planning your adventures will turn into such a fun experience.

The Shippen


1 mile W of Ashburton / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £907

Jo and John were kind and friendly hosts, and we enjoyed being visited by Wizard the cat.

The house was the perfect base for the week - easy parking, large gardens with hottub, and everything needed inside to make it feel like home ... comfy living room with fireplace, large dining area, fully fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms with the option to use as twin or superking (ideal for our tall family!) and 3 bathrooms.

The area is stunning and there is plenty to see and do, in and around Ashburton and Dartmoor. We would love to return!

Excellent property , beautifully appointed and very kind , friendly hosts in a lovely part of Dartmoor

Lovely quiet location, with easy access to the brilliant fish deli, butcher and baker in Ashburton. Beautiful garden and view. The house is lovingly put together, and highly recommended.

Jo and John were delightful hosts and happy to help sort out any queries we had. We had a lovely time, especially enjoying the hot tub and beautiful garden. Everything about The Shippen was amazing - beautifully decorated and very well equipped, down to the bottles in the fridge and the essential supplies which were much appreciated. Our dog Sully particularly loved the garden - with so much space to run in and much larger than our one at home! The Pizza van in the local campsite 10 yards up the road from The Shippen makes delicious pizzas on Fridays and Saturdays - certainly to be recommended, as was The Red Mullet, the fish and chip shop in Ashburton! Ashburton itself is a lovely village with some interesting shops and an excellent butcher! So many places were in easy reach by car - some lovely Devon villages, Dartmoor and South Devon Beaches. I highly recommend this beautiful home and certainly hope to return.

Fantastic cottage, very comfortable in a lovely quiet location, but so easy to get to lots of places within around 30 minutes. Would highly recommend.

The Shippen is the ideal place to stay for a holiday in Devon. Beautiful enclosed large garden with hot tub and trampoline for the kids. Extremely clean and well maintained with everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly, they even stayed up late to welcome us after a long car journey which was much appreciated.

We had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend staying at the Shippen.

I was really happy I booked this cottage, everything looked brand new, the beds were so comfortable and each bedroom has a superking bed which are interlinked so you can part them as well. Amenities in the kitchen were great, in fact one of the best places I've stayed in, in the UK. The hot tub was great to come home to after a day out sightseeing, and there were some great places to eat as well which weren't too far away. Overall we had a great time and wouldn't hesitate staying here again. Wizard the cat is very friendly. Check in was 4pm although we got there earlier and they didn't mind, check out is 10am, different to what it says on the classic cottages website which states 5pm check in and 9am check out.

A beautiful cottage in a quiet location. Exceptionally clean. Very comfortable with Super Kingsize beds and new mattresses. Plenty of space to spread out. Owners very friendly and helpful. Lovely walks in the area make this a great spot for hikers with the Dartmoor Way going right past the property (but take the written instructions because the waymarkers are variable). Walkable on quiet lanes into Ashburton which is a lively small town. Highly recommend.

The location and standard of the cottage were truly excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable and we all slept very well. The equipment and the furnishings were all of a very high standard and it is obvious that the owners (who are so lovely and very helpful) have put in a lot of time and thought into renovating and decorating the cottage. The hot tub was the icing on the cake and was perfect for relaxing in after a day of sightseeing. The views are gorgeous! The local town of Ashburton is delightful and has all necessary amenities and more. We cannot wait to come again!

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