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View towards the property
Private wood fired hot tub
Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
Dining area
Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Small double bedroom
Shower room with WC
Garden area
Play area with various games
Play area with various games
The owners sheep
Resident donkeys
Football field with picnic table
Guests area welcomed to explore the surrounding fields
Rear view of the property
1 / 19  View towards the property
2 / 19  Private wood fired hot tub
3 / 19  Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
4 / 19  Dining area
5 / 19  Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
6 / 19  Well-equipped kitchen
7 / 19  Double bedroom
8 / 19  Double bedroom
9 / 19  Single bedroom
10 / 19  Small double bedroom
11 / 19  Shower room with WC
12 / 19  Garden area
13 / 19  Play area with various games
14 / 19  Play area with various games
15 / 19  The owners sheep
16 / 19  Resident donkeys
17 / 19  Football field with picnic table
18 / 19  Guests area welcomed to explore the surrounding fields
19 / 19  Rear view of the property

Hembury Gate The Shippon

Great Torrington (7mls S), Devon
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty barn conversion situated within 16 acres of private pastures and woodland
  • Covered play area with swings, exercise equipment, and air hockey on site
  • Just 12 miles from Dartmoor National Park for endless views and treks
Property code: HEMBU

Delightful barn conversion cottage, located in a wonderfully rural location in North Devon, within easy reach of pretty harbour villages, beaches, and Dartmoor National Park.

Set just 7.5 miles from the sleepy market town of Great Torrington, this charming barn conversion provides comfortable accommodation for a family of four and a pair of dogs. The cottage enjoys an idyllic location within 16 acres of countryside with plenty of fantastic walks to enjoy. Bikes are provided so you can explore some of the local trails. Ideally situated for exploring the countryside and coast of North Devon, the cottage is just 13 miles from Dartmoor National Park and 19 miles from the beautiful Hartland Peninsula.

Located within restful surroundings, this former barn offers comfortable single-level accommodation and is accessed via a few stone steps. You can relax at the end of a lovely day in the light and welcoming lounge/diner, where you can watch a movie or enjoy a meal. Outside, you can enjoy a BBQ on the patio or relax in the private eco wood-fire hot tub. You will also have access to a paddock, which is ideal for playing games and exercising the dogs. There’s also a covered barn offering swings, a pool table, air hockey, toys and exercise equipment.

The cottage is situated the outskirts of the picturesque village of Sheepwash, where you will find a charming dog-friendly pub. The market town of Great Torrington has a range of great shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a popular weekly market and a cinema. There are plenty of opportunities for fantastic walks and bike rides in the area, with the Tarka Trail nearby. The historic village of Clovelly (18 miles) and the Milky Way Adventure Park (15.5 miles) both welcome dogs. Dartmoor National Park (13 miles) offers plenty to see, or you could head to the idyllic Devon coast, with dog-welcoming beaches including Instow (16.5 miles) and Mouthmill Beach (19.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 double and 1 singles
  • Shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Private eco wood fired hot tub
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage
  • Beach 18 miles, shop and pub 2 miles

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ceri 16th October 2020

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We had an amazing stay Julie and Chris were great, light the hot tub for us every night and keep in touch to see if we needed anything. So peaceful and the cottage was amazing so much equipment in the kitchen for cooking and glasses etc. The bedrooms were lovely and we felt so at home and relaxed our whole stay. The views are just beautiful. We defRead moreinitely will be coming back again. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 19th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a quiet idyllic place. Cottage homely, very clean, beautiful scones, cream and jam on arrival. Lovely wood fired hot tub, which was a welcome treat. Comfy beds and pillows, and nice touch with freshly picked flowers in a vase. Would recommend for a peaceful break. 10/10

Reviewed by Alan 11th September 2020

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This was our 2nd visit and as always our hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. It was even better this year as the garden is completely fenced which was brilliant for the dogs. Hopefully will be returning next year.

Reviewed by Emma 5th September 2020

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Such a perfect relaxing stay. Julie and Chris were so lovely and helpful. Cottage was spotless and we especially enjoyed the garden area with hot tub and games. There is an unlimited wood supply to use for the tub. Make sure you go and visit the donkeys! Make sure you have a car because it is quite remote but there is a pub which we cycled to whichRead more took about 10 mins! The pub does an amazing Sunday roast. All in all the week was absolutely perfect ! Thank you Julie and Chris. Hide

Reviewed by Carrie 21st August 2020

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We absolutely loved our stay in the Shippon. I enjoyed the quirkiness of making a fire daily for the hot tub. Amazing cake when we arrived. So homely and welcoming. It is in an area that requires driving to get to local businesses etc but we knew this and felt this was a positive. Julie and Chris gave a number of recommendations that all turned outRead more really useful. We are going to rebook. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Tasmin 29th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage, owners were great and very helpful.

Reviewed by Jane 25th July 2020

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We absolutely loved the peace and tranquillity. Far enough away from the busy coast but close to the Tarka trail and some great pubs. Will definitely go again.

Reviewed by Marie 10th July 2020

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We had a lovely week here in July. The cottage is very welll equipped, it really is like a home from home. We enjoyed the hot tub almost everyday and the owners were very helpful at getting it ready if we were out for the day. Would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Debra 25th October 2019

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Lovely cottage, great location run by a very friendly helpful couple. The woodburning hot tub and welcome cream tea was wonderful and they made our dogs very welcome with their own welcome pack of towels, blankets, bowls and treats.

Reviewed by Jamie 20th October 2019

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Reviewed by Rose 27th September 2019

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I can not fault this cottage. Beautifully presented, everything you need and more. The couple that own them are friendly, helpful and go above & beyond to ensure your stay is pleasurable. Cream tea on arrival was delicious. Thank you Julie.

Reviewed by Sandra 1st September 2019

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Reviewed by Joseph 23rd August 2019

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This is our third time staying in the lovely Shippon cottage and it was as wonderful as ever! Julie and Chris are Fantastic hosts who are more than happy to help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The cream tea on arrival is a lovely touch, the scones are delicious. We would highly recommend this accommodation if you're after Read morea quiet relaxing break in a rural destination. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 9th August 2019

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We had a very relaxing week at Hembury Gate Farm. Our cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and we loved the hot tub. Julie and Chris go above and beyond to ensure you have a good stay. Would genuinely recommend staying here and we would love to come back for another visit at some point.

Reviewed by Angela 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Mandy 26th July 2019

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Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Beautiful views and good forest walks close by with coastal walks a short drive away - our 2 dogs loved it! Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Emma 19th July 2019

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We would certainly recommend this families with young children.

Reviewed by Alan 30th June 2019

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Lovely cottage, excellent hosts and wonderful views. The dogs loved the fields and woodlands to walk in. We will be returning !

Reviewed by Marcia 31st May 2019

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lovely cottages,lovely owners, too far from local amenities,2 miles from Sheepwash so not 15/20 walk as stated and along narrow steep country road.

Reviewed by Joanne 17th May 2019

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Always a warm welcome when we stay here. We have been three times! Julie and Chris are very warm and welcoming and available if you need them. Lots to do in the area for children. Also lots of toys outside for children and large area to run around. Hot tub is easy to use although we were pampered by Chris who set if for us every night! Cottage is iRead moren a peaceful location. Wonderful place to unwind! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 10th May 2019

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Absolutely amazing place to stay. Chris and Julie are so lovely and very helpful. The location is top notch. Pub is around a 15 / 20 min walk away surrounded by beautiful scenery. 100% would stay here again. We were only there for a weekend unfortunately but would love to come back so we can explore the area more.

Reviewed by Sharon 20th April 2019

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Excellent cottage in a wonderfully quiet location. Very well equiped and modern, comfortable and very clean. Our dogs were even catered for with bowls and doggie treats. A very nice touch to find the hosts, Julie and Chris, had provided bathrobes for guests to use. We had a relaxing break for my husband's 60th birthday, just what we needed!

Reviewed by Chris 20th October 2018

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Lovely quiet location but lots to do within a short car journey. The accommodation itself is very clean and modern. Fantastic owner who lives onsite and makes you feel very welcome. We will hopefully be going back again.

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View towards the property
Private wood fired hot tub
Lounge area with doors out to the patio and garden area
Dining area
Unwind in the peaceful setting next to the wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Small double bedroom
Shower room with WC
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Location

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