Welcome to The Shippen, a truly stunning hideaway nestled in the breathtaking south Devon countryside, on the edge of Dartmoor and near the lively historical town of Ashburton. This fabulous retreat oozes style, luxury and the ultimate in comfort, with the icing on the cake being the bubbling hot tub set looking out over the glorious rolling countryside, bliss!
Complementing this stunning cottage is a magnificent sprawling garden and lawn, which boasts two patio areas for you to enjoy a spot of sun whilst dining al fresco. Step outside the front door and to the right of the cottage you find the entrance to this fabulous outside space. Sparking up the barbecue whilst watching the younger members of the group play and explore the fabulous grounds makes for the perfect summer evening.
This is the ideal retreat come rain or shine; from relaxing within the beautiful gardens to snuggling up in front of the glowing wood-burner, your stay will leave you relaxed, invigorated and ready for anything.
Across the courtyard from The Shippen is the main house, where the owners reside. Your privacy is paramount, however should you need any help or guidance as to how to make the very most of your special surroundings, please don't hesitate to ask.
From top to toe The Shippen has been designed with comfort and class in mind. From the beautiful gardens and selection of external dining and relaxing areas, to the glorious bedrooms which offer spectacular super-king beds, topped off with a super wood-burner for those chillier evenings, all angles have been covered to ensure that very special holiday experience.
Not only are you staying in one of the most beautiful properties, your location is rather special too. Surrounded by uninterrupted views and magnificent scenery of the rolling Devon countryside, you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, should it be activity you are seeking, you are surrounded by attractions and natural beauty spots from almost every angle.
The River Dart Country Park is under half a mile away, offering endless action and adventure for all ages.
On your doorstep you have the lively historical town of Ashburton, nestled on the southern side of the vast Dartmoor National Park. The high street is home to many galleries, book shops and a variety of eateries as well as boasting lots of great antiques shops making it the perfect place to while away a few hours; not forgetting the huge selection of delicatessens, this fabulous town is a foodies dream. With the icing on the cake being you are surrounded by Dartmoor National Park, which offers a vast amount of wonder and adventure in every direction.
However, should you fancy a beach day, only a short car journey away you have some of Devon's most popular sandy beaches within easy reach. There are so many ways to spend your days in and around this cottage, you really are spoilt for choice.
Whatever the occasion or celebration, The Shippen is the perfect cottage, set in the most breathtaking location. Go on, treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing break at this luxury venue, you will not be disappointed.
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outhouse with washing machine/drier
Please do not leave dogs or young children unaccompanied in the garden. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
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 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 and your four-legged friends 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.