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The Shippen

This cosy cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside and stunning sandy beaches.. Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Dining area.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player with bluetooth streaming.
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Bedroom 1: With double bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
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Bedroom 2: With twin beds, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.. Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Use of owners’ washing machine. Small enclosed courtyard with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. ¼-acre dog exercise field (shared with owners). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (mixed livestock). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 2 years old. There is an unfenced stream in the grounds, 10 yards away.. Nestled within glorious north Devon countryside yet just 1 mile from the breathtaking coastal path and many stunning beaches, The Shippen is the perfect choice for a family seaside holiday or a relaxing escape at any time of year. Just a short drive from the secluded, dog friendly, sand and shingle beach in the tiny cliff top hamlet of Bucks Mills. Bucks Mills is one of the most beautiful villages in north Devon, a hidden gem, with pretty white washed cottages speckled along a wooded valley.
This lovely barn conversion within the owners’ grounds, is beautifully presented with a cosy wood burner, ideal to curl up in front of on a chilly evening, and the added luxury of underfloor heating throughout. The two bedrooms each have an en-suite and the spacious kitchen/dining area is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy breakfast whilst you plan your day.
There is something for everyone in this stunning location with birdwatching, fishing, horse riding, golf, surfing and sailing close by. The nearby coastal path leads you to the famous fishing village of Clovelly and the unspoilt beach at Peppercombe, or if you are feeling energetic you can walk all the way to Westward Ho!. A village store and post office is just ½ mile away for your daily essentials, and nearby Bideford has restaurants and town amenities along with boat trips to Lundy Island, or hire a bike and explore the Tarka Trail. RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Docton Mill and Hartland Quay are well worth a visit, along with many pretty fishing villages to explore, including nearby Instow and Appledore. For family fun the Big Sheep and Milky Way Adventure parks are a must. Beach 1½ miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

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Cottage · Rooms 2 · Sleeps 4

In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

South Bitworthy
Bucks Cross, near Bideford
North Devon Coast
EX39 5QJ

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs








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