This charming converted Shippon is situated in the heart of Dartmoor. With stunning views over to Sharp Tor and surrounded by wild ponies, it's an ideal location for exploring the delights of this magnificent National Park.
The Shippon has direct access to the moor, so you can leave your car behind and step out in to some of the most spectacular scenery that Dartmoor has to offer. Breakfast on the rocks above you, picnic by the River Dart below, watch the sun set across a vast horizon, before returning home and snuggling up in front of the wood-burner or enjoying the wonderful evening views from the comfort of your own private garden.
Everything about your stay at The Shippon at Oldsbrim is hassle-free and whilst you're secluded, you're not completely isolated. Located next to one of the main routes through Dartmoor, you'll be able to conveniently access all that Dartmoor has to offer. Ashburton, Widecombe in the Moor and Princetown are just 15 minutes away. For those looking to explore more of Devon, you'll be able to quickly escape to places like Tavistock, Dartmouth and Totnes before returning home to enjoy a drink and a touch of al fresco dining.
In keeping with the peaceful tone of this property, The Shippon at Oldsbrim is laid out in such a way that it protects both the owners' and guests' privacy as much as possible. You'll have your own large private garden that's fully enclosed for both dogs and younger members of the group to let off steam. You'll also have designated parking, as well as access to The Shippon via your lawned area.
Whatever the occasion or celebration, The Shippon at Oldsbrim is the perfect get away, set in the most breathtaking location. Go on, treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing break at this beautiful venue, you will not be disappointed.
This is an ideal spot to unwind, whether you're looking to explore Dartmoor National Park, either by foot or by car, or discover more of what Devon has to offer.
Ashburton is one of the many beautiful towns and villages nearby and easily accessible. Famous for its antiques shops and good food, it boasts a lovely tea-room, delicatessen, butcher and fishmonger. Alternatively, if you would like a drive across the top of the moor, Tavistock is a wonderful place to explore with its own Pannier Market.
With uninterrupted views and incredible scenery of the surrounding tors, you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, should it be activity that you're seeking, The Shippon can also provide secure and dry storage for keen canoeists and mountain bikers.
The River Dart Country Park is only a short car journey away, as is Two Bridges, Postbridge and historic Widecombe in the Moor. But if you're feeling energetic and want to stay local, you can walk down to the popular beauty spot of Dartmeet and hike up Yar Tor, taking in the wildlife during your journey back.
Should you fancy a day at the beach, some of Devon's most popular sandy beaches are within easy reach. Or if you're looking for an evening out in Totnes or at the water's edge at Dartmouth, you're only a short car journey away.
There are so many ways to spend your days in and around this Shippon, you really are spoilt for choice.
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Utility-room with fridge/freezer and washing machine/drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, the oil-fired Aga is available from 1st October through to 1st April; the bed in bedroom 3 is the standard width but only 180 cm long, 10 cm shorter than a standard double bed, *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The Shippon at Oldsbrim has the most magnificent views out over Dartmoor.
The fabulous sitting-room with glowing wood-burning stove. Perfect for snuggling up in after a full day of exploring.
Whipping up a feast in this charming kitchen and dining space is a real pleasure.
Bedroom 1 is one of three exceptionally inviting and comfy bedrooms.
A great spot to enjoy a touch of al fresco dining whilst enjoying the most magical views.
The view from the top of your garden, looking back over the cottage and out over Dartmoor.
Looking back across the moors to The Shippon at Oldsbrim.
What a stunning cottage, full of charm and character.
Entrance hall, welcome!
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.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Complemented by this beautiful Aga, perfect for that extra cosiness in the cooler months.
This beautiful Aga gives out some glorious heat. To ensure you don't melt in the summer months, the Aga operates in the cooler months, October through to April.
Elevated view, looking down into the kitchen from one of the hallway landing areas.
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.
The ground floor shower-room.
Bedroom 1 is home to this beautiful king-size bed.
Beautiful touches throughout.
Bedroom 1 offers this stunning view, and what a view it is!
Bedroom 2 is super comfy and cosy.
Vibrant and cheerful colours run through this beautiful house.
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).
Looking up to one of the reading spots on the landing.
The gardens have magnificent views of Sharp Tor.
Looking back at The Shippon at Oldsbrim and the owners' house from across the road.
Another peek of the fabulous outside space which is at your disposal.
Even on a chillier March day, this spot still looks so inviting.
Simply stunning views. The walking and exploring is second to none in this truly special location.
Some of your rather charming neighbours.
.....and some very cheeky ones too.