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“Beautiful. Isolated. Perfect”
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The armchairs and woodburner
The bedroom
The kitchen
Shopping in Ashburton
Houndtor
River Dart
A Dartmoor river
A view of the moor
Haytor in the distance
A wintry Dartmoor day
A Dartmoor pony in the snow
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Amy W
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful. Isolated. Perfect ”
Reviewed February 21, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed here for Valentines weekend and it was just wonderful. The Shippon is warm and cosy - the lovely log burner and additional heaters ensuring we were toasty. The bed was huge and really comfortable. The shower was lovely. Good storage and fully stocked kitchen.
It was so quiet and isolated which was perfect. The owners are closeby if needed but overall left us to ourselves which was lovely. Widdecombe in the moor is only a short walk away and has a couple of great pubs and a really beautiful gift shop now full of local art and crafts. Thoroughly recommend staying here, if you want a place far away from hustle and bustle then this is ideal. We will be returning in the summer.

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Alan S
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Peaceful Heaven”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed for 4 nights over new year 2014/2015.
We had one day of glorious sunshine, where we walked all day, taking in the amazing Dartmoor countryside.
The rest of the week we stayed in, read books, ate, and relaxed, and loved it. :)

The property has been renovated very sympathetically and is decorated to a high standard throughout.
It is very comfy and cosy, warm and welcoming.
The owners Stephen and Fiona were very helpful and friendly.

The location is great.
There is lots of open Moor to explore, Widecombe in the Moor is an hours walk away.

Highly recommended, we would stay again.

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diserth
south wales
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Liberating”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed for 9 days in mid Sept. All the previous reviews say it all, really very very good in all aspects. Peace,quiet and tranquility with superb scenery as a backdrop. The cottage was well appointed,cosy(with a wood burner)and very clean. All mod cons provided and kitchen exceptionally well equipped.No Wi Fi,no TV,no radio and no signal for the mobile phone,utter bliss and total release from the hectic pace of every day living,we found the experience very liberating and meaningful. We would not hesitate to stay there again and highly recommend it to those looking for somewhere special to get away from it all.

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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lorikeet8...
Hong Kong
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We loved everything about this wonderfully compact yet complete cottage, from the large picture postcard window looking out onto the farm paddocks and horses, to the welcoming committee of dogs and Shetland pony. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the location is perfect for getting away from it all and unwinding.

Come with the intention of getting back to a simpler way of life - tramping around the moors, then curling up with a glass of wine, good book or crossword in the evenings. If you are looking for TV and Internet, you will be disappointed as this is not the place for you. There are excellent walking trails all around and the beautiful village of Widdecombe nearby. Pick up your groceries from nearby Bovey Tracey before you arrive as there are fewer supplies available at Widdecombe.

We had a wonderful week here and would happily stay at Yonder Shippon and Dartmoor again.

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Liked best: The quaintness of the cottage
Liked least: The narrow farm lanes on the moors
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday cottage”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We stayed here for a week and we had a really great time! We liked the cottage, it was very cosy and clean and well equiped.
Widecombe is a nice and pleasant village (10 minutes by car) with 2 great pubs for lunch or dinner.
It is very central in Dartmoor located, so a lot of things are within half or an hour drive. It is also very nice to walk on the Moors, directly from the cottage.
There is no tv or internet but there was so much to enjoy this was no problem for us.

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Liked best: Quiet, beautful!
Liked least: Nothing
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EssexDeb2...
Essex
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect base for exploring Dartmoor”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Yonder Shippon is spotlessly clean, warm and well equipped. It has a log burner with a plentiful supply of logs too. The cottage is in a very peaceful location, has wonderful views and there are numerous walks from the door so you can leave the car behind if you wish. The owners are very welcoming and their dogs are friendly too, so if you bring your four legged friend with you he/she will also have a great time.

We visited in spring when there were thousands of bluebells in the surrounding fields and woods. A beautiful time of year to visit - we were also blessed with very good weather.

There are some beautiful places to visit on Dartmoor, most of them only a short distance away - Widecombe in the Moor, Fingle Bridge, Dartmeet river walks, Bellever Tor and many more. The steam railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes makes for a very pleasant trip and Dartmouth and Salcombe are also worth visiting. We had two weeks here and didn't run out of things to do so we'll certainly come back, hopefully next year. We look forward to exploring the area again and most of all chilling out in the wonderful peace and quiet.

Be warned - if you stay here you may find it hard to leave!

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Liked best: The beautiful location and the peace and quiet
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