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“Perfect, Peaceful Country Cottage”
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No expense spared on the very comfortable king sized double or large twin bed(s)
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No expense spared on the very comfortable king sized double or large twin bed(s)
The exposed original oak beams are perhaps not often seen elsewhere
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No expense spared on the very comfortable king sized double or large twin bed(s)
The exposed original oak beams are perhaps not often seen elsewhere
A large dining room table for two or plenty of room to invite friends for a meal!
Cosy wood burning stove with a plentiful supply of logs
A sleepy quiet lane - view from Shippon
1 view from shippon
Modern well equiped kitchen
Nearby view - beautiful Widecombe valley
1 view from Shippon Garden - spend time relaxing and watching lambs and foals playing
1 view from garden - quiet and secluded - and what a view beyond!
1 door
Horse Riding from your door at Shilstone Rocks
Our small flock of pedigree Dartmoor White Face Sheep
Horse Riding on your doorstep
Our Herd of Red Devon and Dexter Cattle
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Barn -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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telldell
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Perfect, Peaceful Country Cottage”
Reviewed October 11, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The Shippon provided wonderful accommodation just outside of Widecombe. It's in a great location to explore everything Dartmoor has to offer and there's an excellent pub (The Rugglestone) a ten minute walk up the lane (take a torch if you are walking back after dark). The cottage is a converted barn and was roomy, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners were very welcoming and left us to enjoy our break in their fantastic cottage. Sadly we only stayed for two nights but would very easily have stayed for longer and would happily recommend to anyone.

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jillinham...
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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“A lovely place in the country”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We rented the Shippon for a week's break and it was delightful. The cottage is characterful, clean and well-equipped and has its own private garden space across the (quiet) road which looks over fields. It's a 10 minute walk to the Rugglestone pub.

Tom showed us round on our arrival and then we had the place to ourselves. The main room is very large but feels cosy, the kitchen has everything you need and the bedroom and en suite were nicely decorated and comfortable. There was a double duvet on the bed when we arrived but we took one out to avoid roasting! There are a few creaky floorboards and the tweeting of hungry nesting birds in the adjacent barn but it's the country and that's to be expected.

We arrived later than anticipated and didn't have a chance to get to the shops but there was tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of wine awaiting us. They'd forgotten to provide us with milk but we scrounged some from the local pub!

The location is excellent for walking in and around Widecombe (very nice newly-refurbished cafe on the green) and further afield.

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Liked best: Beautiful rural setting
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Beverleyc...
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely, comfortable , warm, cosy”
Reviewed March 6, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This one bedroomed stable conversion was beautiful. Very well cared for and comfortable. The kitchen was well equiped. The bed very comfortable, and bedding luxurious . Very hot water ,and lovely warm bathroom. I would love to stay again and probably will do !! The only thing that I would remember next time is my slippers as the floors are cold !!

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ziggyRedr...
redruth, cornwall, uk
2 reviews
“unique converted barn,away from the maddening crowd.”
Reviewed February 18, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

If you are looking for somewhere quiet this is it.We stayed here for 3 nights mid Feb 2015 and found everything to our satisfaction .The owners were very friendly and have thought of everything .The log fire was a feature and together with the electric heating we were never cold.Upstairs the bedroom with ensuite was massive with a 6 foot bed beautifully presented with the bedding. A wonderful old country pub 15 mins walk down a country lane did superb meals it was so popular booking is recommended. We would have no hesitation to book again and really enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: the peace and quiet
Traveling group: Friends
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Ella M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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“Superb cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed January 27, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We stayed at a the Shippon for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of London. It was better than we could have expected, and we were taken aback by the attention to detail in the property.

The building itself is stunning and has the original features of wooden beams and stone steps, hundreds of years old. The bathroom and kitchen are new, with a lovely shower, and a well thought out choice of good quality kitchen stuff. We cooked some great meals including breakfasts with local eggs sold by the neighbours.

The bed is really comfortable and although we went in the middle of winter, the cottage is easy to keep warm with plentiful logs for the wood burning stove and also electric heaters in each room.

The owners are very friendly, thoughtful and have great local knowledge.

The local pub is a 10 minute walk and serves good food. Within moments of getting there we had made new friends!

Dartmoor itself has a wild and rugged beauty and is steeped in history. Its easy to get to local towns such as Totnes and to the beach, and the area is unspoiled with clean air and no light or noise pollution- coming from a city, you really notice the difference.

We would happily go back and thoroughly recommend The Shippon for a relaxing, rejuvenating break.

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Liked best: Peaceful and tranquil atmosphere
Liked least: My boyfriends snoring, but some things don't change
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