The Shippon at Oldsbrim has the most magnificent views out over Dartmoor.
The fabulous sitting-room.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Please note, the Aga is no longer in use but you have use of the brilliant induction hob and electric oven for cooking up your holiday meals.
The gardens have magnificent views of Sharp Tor.
Bedroom 1 has a gorgeous view.
The gorgeous kitchen and dining space.
This beautiful Aga (this is currently not in use).
Rustle up a feast in the kitchen.
Beautiful touches throughout.
Gather around the table and plan tomorrow's moorland adventures.
Looking down to the dining space.
A lovely spot to enjoy supper.
Stepping into the living area from the kitchen.
The super inviting sitting-room. A great room to truly relax and unwind in after a action packed day.
The sitting-room offers oodles of comfy seating and a generous sized coffee table.
...with a glowing wood-burning stove. Perfect for snuggling up in after a full day of exploring.
The ground floor shower-room.
Bedroom 1 is one of three exceptionally inviting and comfy bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 is home to this beautiful king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 is super comfy and cosy.
The family bathroom.
Bedroom 3 is perfect for one, with this slightly smaller double bed (width is standard double, it is the length which is slightly shorter than standard).
One of the lovely reading spots on the landing.
Another place to perch and get lost in a good book.
The entrance hall links the ground floor utility-room and shower-room and leads into the kitchen. It also provides a great spot for kicking off your boots in preparation to enjoy the main house.
A great spot to enjoy a touch of al fresco dining whilst enjoying the most magical views.
Spend blissful evenings here.
The view from the top of your garden, looking back over the cottage and out over Dartmoor.
Time for tea and cake in the garden.
Peace and tranquility all around.
Wander up the path which leads to your own private access to the moors.
And through the private access gate to get to the moors.
The surrounding moorland is just breath-taking.
Sharp Tor from The Shippon at Oldsbrim.
Just a magical spot.

The Shippon at Oldsbrim


4.8 miles NW of Ashburton / Sleeps 5 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £685

The owners, the cottage, the setting are ideal for a get-away (long or short) with easy access to the moors, The Hams, Tavistock. The peace and clean air around The Shippon are inspirational and just what is needed if you want to get away from it all. Friendly owners make a perfect package.

2nd visit, The cottage is just perfect,.. picture postcard, quirky, comfortable and welcoming. It is also in the perfect spot at the centre of Dartmoor for walking and exploring. The owners are lovely. We hope to return again and again, can't fault it.

Went in July / August for a week with a family of 4 + dog. Cottage was perfect. Lots of walks, wild ponies & deer. Beautiful scenery. Weather was pretty wild at times but cottage was warm & cosy and had everything for cooking being comfortable etc. Would definitely go again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time on Dartmoor, and all the elements it could throw at you! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Very pretty and clean house, the surroundings are unbelievable: when you look out the window, there’s Sharptor, right at your doorstep. Looks like a picture but it’s real! Great for walking, lots to see and discover. Our boys and dog loved it here too. Owners are very friendly and helpful. No neighbours so very quiet. Would love to come and stay again some day.

What a wonderful week in Dartmoor! Blessed with super hot weather, we spent every day exploring the moor, from north to south (Chagford village is gorgeous), east to west (don't miss Lydford Gorge) and all the nooks and crannies in-between.

Steve, the owner, does a gentle 'meet and greet' and is on hand if you have any questions or need anything. He's very down to earth, has a great sense of humour and is just a lovely bloke with a good heart. He shares a stunning thatched cottage opposite The Shippon with his partner, Tracy, but you'd hardly know they were there...

We booked The Shippon due to its proximity to Bovey and Craft Festival 2023, an incredible arts event we attend almost every year, but The Shippon offered us so much more... Such a beautiful location.

We loved the wild orchids in the meadow, the stunning view of Sharp Tor and the surrounding area, the walks from the back gate, the ponies and deer across the Moor, and the little cuckoo who visits the garden daily. And inside, we had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Spotlessly clean, this rather funky Shippon conversion is rather special. With a slightly 70s vibe, super squishy sofas, a steep, wooden staircase that makes you feel like a child climbing up to a treehouse at bedtime, The Shippon will tug at your heartstrings and you'll probably find it difficult to leave.

Ashburton is a lovely little town packed with a supermarket, eateries, antiques and gift shops and is just a hop and skip from Oldsbrim. So, although The Shippon feels wonderfully remote, that's a little magic trick! Widecombe in the Moor is a delightful village for a wander, and at just 15 minutes away from the Shippon, The Cafe on the Green is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Every meal we've had there has been excellent.

The Warren House Inn is another great place for a meal with a view. At 1425ft above sea level, it's the highest pub in southern England, with fabulous view across Dartmoor. On a very sunny, very hot afternoon, it's a superb place for a cold beer and a pasty.

The Shippon provides a great base if you wish to explore the delights of Dartmoor by car, or fill your days with walking trips, pony trekking (The Shippon has it's own stables if you wish to bring your horse!), or you just want to chill out in the garden with a good book and a great view!

We'll be back...

If you want to explore Dartmoor, this is the cottage for you. We loved it and so did the dogs. Steve is a great host, full of information and great walk tips. Hopefully we'll return in 2024.

The Shippon is a beautifully appointed, immaculately clean cottage with a well equipped kitchen and dog friendly garden and field. The owners (who live next door) are incredibly hospitable if needed, but otherwise afford guests privacy. It’s back gate leads directly onto the Moors without going onto the road. Lovely and warm inside (during a cold spell). Sustainable ethos. A perfect retreat in every way.

A very enjoyable stay in a beautifully renovated cottage in a superb location on Dartmoor. Very friendly reception from the owners, Steve and Tracey. Highly recommended.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's lovely to hear that you had such a great time at The Shippon at Oldsbrim - we hope that you enjoyed walks over Dartmoor! Sarah, Customer Support

the cottage is perfect, you don't miss anything, it is very well decorated, you really feel good there! the nature around is beautiful. Steve and Theresa are very caring and helpful, we loved our stay!

Magnificent conversion quality and layout. We really cannot find anything of which to be critical. We enjoyed a couple of warm autumn days that tempted us to the garden table at the top of the garden to eat and take in the setting. The views locally are great and access to this part of Dartmoor opened up areas we had not visited in years of using other cottages. So, mix in with that the really lovely owners and the package is complete. We have already boooked in for next year's autumn.

A lovely cottage in a beautiful and quiet location, with the Moors on the doorstep.

The shippon is a gorgeous property in a wild and stunning location on the moor. There are moorland walks, tors and wildlife to explore right from your door and some fabulous country pubs nearby. We visited in summer but I would love to see it in winter with the cosy fire and Aga. Highly recommended.

The place was spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, very good showers with lots of hot water and very well equipped. The place stayed lovely and cool during the heat wave so no problems sleeping at night. Bliss. Steve the owner was such a good host, on hand but never intrusive. The picnic table complete with gazebo was wonderfully private and placed to take in the glorious views. We spent lots of time eating and drinking here in the hot weather as it caught the very welcome breeze. The wild flower area here must be stunning when in bloom. Fully intend to return either in the Spring or Autumn to explore the area a little more and sample the delights of the Aga and wood burner.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're thrilled to see you had such a great stay - we're sure it was a wonderful break in this fabulous area of Devon. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Beautiful holiday home in a stunning location. Friendly and helpful owners. Loads to do in the area and wonderful pubs/eateries nearby. All in all a lovely holiday.

Great and comfortable cottage with quality fittings.

This is a beautiful stone cottage set in AONB. Impeccably clean. Closest large supermarket is about 25 minutes away. Lots of activities about. Be mindful that the small double really is small for a streaky teenager!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. We're delighted you found the cottage to be impeccably clean. The small double bed you mention is a standard width double but 180cm in length so 10cm shorter than usual. We highlight this in the property description on the website along with all our bed sizes. We hope you had a lovely stay in Devon and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Our week at the Shippon was superb. The owner was very helpful and always on hand for advice, the barn was very sympathetically and beautifully restored, and the variety of walks from the door was perfect for us. We had a really lovely relaxing week enjoying the moor and the peace.

Interesting architecture, helpful owners, amazing views, thoughtfully and beautifully furnished, good showers, plenty of throws, fascinating books, well lit, lovely garden...A great place to stay.

A wonderful holiday Shippon on Dartmoor finished to a high standard, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The lovely owners made us feel very welcome. We would rate this property highly.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely recommendation for The Shippon at Oldsbrim. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and we are sure that the owners were thrilled that you felt so welcome. We hope to see you again! Sarah, Customer Support

Such a homely cottage, in such an idyllic setting. The private garden, picturesque courtyard and amenities to suit any situation was perfect. Everything was thought of, from cooking utensils to games. The layout was ideal for our family, with reading spaces upstairs that each of our children dubbed as their lounge! And the private garden, to exercise both our dog and children was invaluable. Thank you.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the idyllic setting - it does look beautiful. We are so glad that the layout suited your needs so well and we so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

A lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean, lovely beds. The owners Steve and Tracy are very friendly and helpful. We would definately like to return.

great location, welcoming hosts and lovely property, we're already thinking about coming again!

Wonderful cottage, wonderful location and excellent hosts

A beautiful property, and very comfortable. In a stunning location in the middle of the moor. The owners were very helpful and knowledgable and were always happy to advise us.

The Shippon is a fantastic property to stay and explore Dartmoor. Hosts Tracey and Steve couldn’t be more helpful. A truly wonderful week spent here, we would definitely return.

The Barn has been well furbished and has all you can need for your stay. Great to have the utility area and downstairs shower and toilet.

Location is amazing with walks out to the Moor on the doorstep and we were blessed with amazing weather for most of our stay so got to enjoy so much. Very peaceful and large outdoor space away from the road to enjoy, all fenced off

Owners are very responsive and helpful and although they are onsite next door the Barn does feel very separate and private.

Bed is very comfy and we had a lovely stay. Would highly recommend

The Shippon is a perfect location for exploring Dartmoor with everything readily accessible. The property was very comfortable, lovely beds and well appointed. The owners were very helpful.

Not only was the property outstanding, the owners are such lovely people! We had the most wonderful stay and can’t wait to come back and say hello!

If you love Dartmoor, peace and quiet stay at The Shippon. Owners very pleasant. Can,t wait to go again.

We really enjoyed our stay here, a perfect location on the moor. Very comfortable, well thought out with everything you should need. Lovely bedding and comfy beds.
Very helpful, friendly hosts. All in all a really relaxing stay. Would certainly rebook this property.

Libby and Paul

Just as stunning as the pictures suggest. Fantastic location for accessing Dartmoor, you can literally walk to it in a few minutes, and still not too far from the coast. There are nice walks straight out the door but you can get to most of the moor fairly quickly. The garden for the house is also beautiful and very private. Owners were very nice and helpful. Would stay again!

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