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Shipload Cottage

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Our three self-catering holiday cottages are located on the Hartland Peninsula. This makes it a great location for walkers, hikers, and cyclists. The peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is part of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, contains or is near to four Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and is close to Lundy Island, England's only Marine Nature Reserve. This makes it a walkers' paradise. There are plenty of local walks on the Peninsula, taking in a wide range of breath-taking landscapes and views. The South West Coast Path is only a short distance away, enabling fantastic access to this Jurassic coastline. Pick up and forward on is available (with prior arrangement) for walkers exploring the South West Coast Path in stages. Cyclists are also welc...Our three self-catering holiday cottages are located on the Hartland Peninsula. This makes it a great location for walkers, hikers, and cyclists. The peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is part of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, contains or is near to four Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and is close to Lundy Island, England's only Marine Nature Reserve. This makes it a walkers' paradise. There are plenty of local walks on the Peninsula, taking in a wide range of breath-taking landscapes and views. The South West Coast Path is only a short distance away, enabling fantastic access to this Jurassic coastline. Pick up and forward on is available (with prior arrangement) for walkers exploring the South West Coast Path in stages. Cyclists are also welcome at Yapham. We have access to NCN 3 & 27, plus the famous Tarka Trail is nearby. We can advise upon cycle hire, and have a cycle storage area on site. Yapham makes an ideal location for getting away from it all. We are located on the side of a valley, in five acres of splendid grounds, including an orchard, private woodland, and paddock. The cottages are located at the end of our five hundred metre driveway, from the quiet country lane that connects the main Hartland road to Hartland Point. There is no light pollution, so on a clear night you feel as though you could almost touch the stars! Bird lovers will be delighted too. Each cottage has its own bird feeder, and you will marvel at the sheer number of birds visiting. You might even get to feed some of the pheasants that visit us. Peace and tranquillity is assured to our visitors. Yapham is an ideal base to explore the many attractions of both Devon and Cornwall. In Hartland itself you have Hartland Quay with the Smugglers' Museum, Hartland Point Lighthouse, Hartland Abbey, and Docton Mill. The world famous village of Clovelly is only a ten minute drive away. Explore the shops in the Atlantic Village, Bideford, Barnstaple and Bude. If history is your thing, then there is no shortage of places of interest, with museums and heritage trails in Hartland and the nearby towns. For children you have The Big Sheep, Milky Way, Atlantic Village and Funderzone. Exmoor and Dartmoor are both within easy driving distance, as well as other local areas of natural beauty. Why not take the ferry or helicopter ride to Lundy Island? Each cottage contains guides to the many other local attraction and places to eat. You certainly won't be stuck for things to do! Dogs are allowed in our cottages, although please be aware that there are additional terms and conditions. More
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Martin R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Short break at this cottage but will hopefully return for longer next time. Warm, clean and extremely comfortable. Visited Hartland Point. Stunning scenery. Nice bar with meals available and only a ten minute drive from cottages. Would highly recommend.More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Lynne B
Martin_the_Manager, VR Owner at Shipload Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Dear Lynne, Thank you for providing a review of your stay in October. I am sorry that I am only just replying, but I have only just seen your review. I don't recall seeing a notification from Tripadvisor to inform me of the review. I...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
Martin_the_Manager, VR Owner at Shipload Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

The cottage was a nice place to stay although on a slope with steps down to and steps inside to the kitchen and second bedroom. A warm welcome with flowers, a bottle of wine and scones,jam and cream. The dog was allowed to stay as...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Gail T
Martin_the_Manager, VR Owner at Shipload Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Dear Gail T, Thank you for your review of Shipload Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed our welcome pack. Our four legged friends are more than welcome to bring their human owners to stay with us, as there are so many places to go...More

Reviewed April 4, 2016

This beautiful cottage set in a small wooded valley, but approx 10 mins from the coast. It's great for watching wildlife, going for walks or just to chill and relax. Martin is a fantastic guy nothing is too much trouble, just ask and he does...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Susan M
Martin_the_Manager, VR Owner at Shipload Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Dear Susan M, Thank you for writing a review of your stay. I totally agree, Yapham is a great place for watching wildlife or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings. I like to be available, whilst giving you your privacy during your stay. I hope that...More

Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a fantastic holiday - possibly our best ever! We are grandparents and were accompanied on our trip by our son and daughter-in-law and 3 year old granddaughter. We all had a brilliant time, which was greatly assisted by the lovely cottage we had...More

Date of stay: August 2014
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Martin_the_Manager, VR Owner at Shipload Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2014

I am really delighted that you enjoyed what you describe as possibly, "our best holiday ever". We do try to keep the cottages equipped with little extras for the evening; such as the books, DVDs and board games. I hope that you will visit us...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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About the neighborhood
Hartland village is a little gem with shops, pubs and local artists selling their wares. Whilst on the peninsula, you can visit Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Hartland Point, and Docton Mill. Just next door is the world famous Clovelly fishing village. Going a little further afield, you have the main towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, with their heritage trails and shopping districts. There are just too many places to visit and activities to list here. Trust me: you won't be stuck for things to do!
How to get there
The best way to visit this rural area is by car. The 319 bus route connects Barnstaple, Bideford and Hartland. The nearest train station is Barnstaple. The nearest airport is Exeter.
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