The Shippen is one of three holiday cottages set on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is ideal for couples and can also accommodate parties of four if the sitting room is rearranged with two single beds.
For reasonable prices, the cottages offer accommodation that is ideal for those who enjoy walking, hiking or horse riding (stabling is available should you have a horse/s you wish to bring). Dartmoor is a magical location which provides beautiful countryside and wild rugged scenery - the perfect backdrop for a wide range of outdoor activities. The open moor at Cox Tor is just a ten minute walk up a 'no through' lane and from here you have access to miles of open moorland.
The popular market town of Tavistock is just three miles away and provides a good selection of interesting and essential shops, pubs, restaurants, local market, riverside park, leisure centre and theatre. There are many nearby pretty villages surrounding Devon and Eastern Cornwall and a variety of National Trust properties. Peter Tavy is the nearest of villages and has a church and a 15th Century inn serving good food.
Chris & Ruth Boswell joined Independent Cottages in October 2008
The Shippen (40' x 12'; 12.2Mx3.6M approx.) offers open-plan living with lots of character including exposed stone, wood and a galleried bedroom.
Additional information: Central heating comes from a new 'green' Vias log fired boiler system in a separate building. The oil fired Rayburn in the kitchen can also be lit on request. Electric cooker, radiators, fridge and television. Electricity will be charged at cost price (as will any oil that is used) once the first free ninety units of electricity have been used. Bed linen, duvets and pillows are included within the price. Towels can be provided at an additional charge if requested. Stair gates, cot and highchair also available upon request. Secluded cobbled yard with picnic table. Private certified water supply. Parking for 2 cars. Babysitting available upon request. Well-behaved pets welcomed by arrangement. No smoking indoors, but smoking outside is acceptable. The Shippen has access to a washing machine as well as a tumble dryer located outside of the cottage. Internet access by arrangement.
Star Rating: 3 Star
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Easter still available. For this & fantastic winter offers see https://www.facebook.com/DartmoorHolidays If booked ask for a discounted rate in The Barn or The Hemphouse.
| Tue, 28 Nov 2017 for 3 nights, £163
| Fri, 8 Dec 2017 for 8 nights, £233
8 nights for the price of 7. Shorter stay possible