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Shipload Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £325
    Low season
  • £900
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 1st November 2017
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage

About Shipload Cottage

Sitting within five acres of grounds surrounded by beautiful North Devon countryside, Yapham Coastal Cottages offer a choice of three dog-friendly self-catering properties well suited for couples, families and friends. Affording an enviable position equidistant from Bude and Westward Ho!, the cottages are located on the picturesque Hartland Peninsula, peppered with glorious sandy beaches, hidden coves away from the crowds and surfing hotspots made popular by the Atlantic rollers.

Nicely tucked away along a private drive (half a kilometre long) within the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the setting of the cottages is secluded and offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday where peace and tranquillity abound. The area is a paradise for walkers with the South West Coastal Path passing through Hartland, allowing you to enjoy some of the finest seascapes in the South West as you explore the cliffs between Westward Ho! in one direction and Bude in the other. There are also good opportunities for kayaking, surfing, fishing (including the use of a private lake along the lane) and horse riding.

For those looking for a beach holiday, you are spoilt with choice in the local area. Mouth Mill Cove is the nearest beach to Yapham (just a mile) but you also have the beautiful golden beach at Sandymouth just seven miles away, as well as Speke's Mill Mouth with its waterfall, Bucks Mill, Peppercombe and Harland Quay with its rock pools to name just a few.

There are an abundance of attractions easily accessible in both Devon and nearby Cornwall. Harland itself has shops and galleries to browse, Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms, and Hartland Abbey with its glorious gardens. The ancient pretty Devonshire village of Clovelly is just ten minutes away by car or head to the bustling towns of Barnstaple and Bideford with a good range of shops to browse, cafes and pubs (half an hour by car).

The surfing mecca of Bude is also thirty minutes away by car or for fun that will have the little ones talking for the whole holiday, visit The Big Sheep and the Milky Way theme parks. It is also possible to visit the vast outdoor playgrounds of both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, as well as the attractions of Dartington Crystal, the world famous Eden Project and Lundy Island which is accessible by boat and a haven for bird and marine life.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Martin Rayner joined Independent Cottages in November 2016

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Shipload Cottage is the largest of the three sleeping four guests in a double and twin bedroom. It has light and airy accommodation with lots of character, glorious views across the valley, and a sunny terrace allowing you to make the most of them.

The cottage is laid out across two levels and is unsuitable for toddlers and those with limited mobility due to the steps and raised terrace area.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Spacious sitting room with vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses providing a nice sense of space, comfy seating, television and DVD/CD player for entertainment. This room overlooks...
  • Well equipped kitchen with tiled floor, cream units, electric oven/hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. There is also an extending dining table to one end with four chairs and patio doors that let the light flood in and provide access to the terrace.
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
  • Double bedroom with plenty of clothes storage.
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (including a WC and wash basin) and doors leading outside onto the terrace (what nicer place to enjoy your morning coffee with only the sound of birds to interrupt you!).

Additional information: There is a communal utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer which guests are welcome to use. Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included in the price. WiFi internet access available at no extra charge. Short breaks (two night minimum) available November to March - please enquire with the owner. Two dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.

Shipload Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins)
2 Dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £325
Mid Season from £480
High Season from £650
Peak Season £900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Shipload Cottage sleeps 4 people. The owner has 3 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 0.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices

All male groups - Please enquire with owner
All female groups - Please enquire with owner
Catering available - No
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Martin Rayner
Member Since November 2016

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Shipload Cottage 12 month availability calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 1st November 2017