Hot tub, fabulous views, and oodles of space to enjoy. What more could you wish for!
The Shippen is such a picture perfect stone building.
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).
One of the beautiful patio areas. Perfect for enjoying a moment of peace and quiet with a good book.
Anyone for a dip in the hot tub!
From the bottom of the lawn, looking back at your private raised patio area and hot tub.
What a stunning spot to enjoy the sun.
The garden offers a fabulous space for the younger members of the group to let off some steam.
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.
Dressing gowns are 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.
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 £1064

  • 13 Reviews

Lovely property and excellent facilities.

We all throughly enjoyed our short stay at The Shippen. I would describe our arrival as having the WOW factor!! It is beautifully situated down a quiet lane and on opening the front door, WOW!! Such beautiful furnishings , extremely stylish, immaculately clean. Compliments to the housekeeper, you deserve a medal!! The beds are the most comfortable we have ever experienced in a Classic Cottage, superb. We had them all as singles but they would make up as lovely superking size doubles. The owners live in the other house and were very friendly and helpful when we saw them. Extremely kind of them to leave us some fizz in the fridge and bread butter etc. We really appreciated their kindness, especially the focaccia bread which went down a treat with our lunch!! We were delighted that we could walk right from the door up-to Buckland Beacon , a circular walk of about 9 miles, stunning views in the autumn sunshine, we were very fortunate to have good weather. My star gazing friend was delighted with the clear skies and the stars we experienced from the hot tub! We all learnt a lot!!! Thank you to the owners for providing us with the most delightful experience in a stunning property. We loved it and didn’t want to leave. ...

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Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous review. It's great to hear The Shippen has the 'WOW factor' and was immaculately clean. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the housekeeper. It's lovely to hear what a wonderful holiday you had and the star gazing experience from the hot tub sounds like great fun! We'd love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support...

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The cottage itself is beautifully done, clean and in a good location. However, unfortunately we did not feel very comfortable or welcome by our host during our stay. There were lots of house rules that we were met with as soon as we arrived, without the chance to settle in. We didn’t always feel like we had the freedom to use the facilities, and most of our interactions with the host weren’t as positive as we would’ve hoped. ...

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Reply from Classic Cottages

We're pleased to see that you enjoyed the property and its location. We've shared all your feedback and are grateful for you taking the time to leave a review. Tanya, Customer Support

excellent location, quiet and welcoming. Lovely comfy beds. Hot tub was very welcome and a lovely place to take a family. The owners were friendly and available if required and we loved our stay.

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!...

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