The Cottage was in an excellent location for the Moor, towns and beach.Very roomy and well laid out.Very quiet and Great pub within walking distance. Plenty of Moor animals passing by.
A home from home feel as soon as you step foot in the Shippon! People are so friendly and could not make you feel more comfortable! They go out of their way and even more with hospitality! Gorgeous place to stay, roomy, picturesque in every way, comfy and has everything you need and more. Also spotlessly clean. Riding is just a step over the road and the people and horses are all lovely! Great riding for any ability! You are made to feel very comfortable and taken out for a faultless hack with outstanding views from start to finish! Would highly recommend the local pubs which are just a 5 minuet walk for food and drink, very good food and always busy, which says it all! The walking and outdoor activities are endless and are like something off a postcard! This is our second year staying and we have been looking forward to it all year! Can't stay away!
We have just returned from a short break at The Shippon and can't find anything to fault. It was warm, cozy and felt like home from home so much so that we had to push ourselves to go out!!
Lovely walks on the moors were had when we did venture out and can recommend the local pub The Rugglestone Inn.
If you want to get away from it all then this is the place for you.
This is a beautifully restored "cow barn" which is much bigger in life than the photos show. All 4 rooms are spacious especially the bedroom and living area. It would make a lovely romantic get away although we were two cousins doing family research. If you are a horse rider the stables are well equipped and the setting is gorgeous. We spent a week at the Shippon.
Although the barn sits right on the road the traffic is minimal and not heard from within. It is 1/2 mile to the Rugglestone Inn and a bit further to several more Pub choices in Widecombe in the Moor which is a picture post card Dartmoor Village. There is a private garden/picnic area across the road.
The decor and amenities are top notch and Alona is delightful but not intrusive. if you are looking for a real escape this could be it---no cell coverage but the Wifi worked well.
We had a bit of all types of weather from the remnants of a hurricane with wind and rain to bright sunny skies...A car is a must and getting here and wandering about the more is not for the faint of heart as the tall hedgerows and narrow single track roads are ubiquitous. But these two Americans did it so it is possible.
Thank you Alona and Rod for your hospitality! We had a great time.
Just come back from a lovely week at The Shippon, with my mum, 12 year old
son and my little doggy Yogi !
We all had a wonderful time here, it's so clean, comfy, cosy and quiet! Huge bedroom for the 3 of us! The Ruggleston Inn is a ten minute walk away, which is perfect after a day of walking, serving great pub food !
Would highly recommend.
(Thank you Alona)
Absolutely loved staying at The Shippon, very welcoming owner.
A horse ride at their stables is a must