Pets welcome here..
Adjacent acre wide garden
Farmland surrounds the property
Wander, sit or picnic
View towards the entrance of the farm
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The Sheep Pen

High Bickington (1.5mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated on a small working sheep farm in unspoilt, rural countryside
  • Enjoy an acre of wild garden and orchard, great for BBQ’s or picnics
  • Set in a traditional courtyard setting with private patio and private hot tub
  • Enjoy a day at the seaside with sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde
  • Attractions such as RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal are a short drive
  • In springtime you may be lucky to see new born lambs
  • Dartmoor National Park is just 30 minutes’ drive
Property code: 55321

Beautifully furnished barn conversion with quirky design features and private patio and hot tub. A couple’s dream, a peaceful, idyllic retreat close to a village pub and easy reach of the coast.

On a working farm, this bijou cottage – one of two - with its charming interior design and fully enclosed private courtyard is so inviting. With a perfect outdoor space for your tail-wagger to chill and total comfort inside you can’t lose. From the farm gate, your hound can take the lead into the countryside to sniff out the best local walks. They’ll also have the run of a beautiful one-acre wild garden.

Discover the warm, cosy lounge and dining area with a soft sofa and huge footstool crying out relaxation. Bring a favourite blanket for your dog to curl up on while you watch a movie or read a book. There are two steps up into the fitted kitchen, perfect for creating romantic meals for three and the utility room is great for washing muddy paws. The gorgeous bedroom has a super king-size zip-and-link bed (twin on request) with an en-suite shower. From the kitchen are steps out to the courtyard, which has a private hot tub to relax tired muscles after each exhilarating dog walk.

Northam Burrows Country Park, 15 miles away, is a site of scientific interest, a favourite for kite flying, bird watching and dog walking. Peppercombe Beach is 21 miles away and great for exploring all year round. If shopping is your thing, try South Molton, 10 miles away, with its country market (Thursdays and Saturdays). A dog sitting service is provided by the cottage owner upon request (charges apply). There is bicycle storage and off-road parking for one car.

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

  • 1 bedroom - super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility area with washing machine and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Private hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 17 miles, community shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Bicycle storage available
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Smart TV in bedroom with DVD player
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Regret no infants - babes in arms welcome

This property is personally managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leanne 1st November 2019

Perfect break from the city. The cottage was spotlessly clean, so comfortable and beautifully decorated. The owners were lovely and left the sweetest little personalised gifts for us! It's even better than the photos in person, and is more spacious than we were expecting. The shower is amazing, very modern throughout. The hot tub is outside, so it Read morecould benefit from a shelter if it rains, but we were lucky enough to have clear skies and be able to gaze up at the stars whilst relaxing in there! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 25th October 2019

The Sheep Pen is a beautiful cottage, fabulously decorated and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The biscuits, chocolates, dog treats and flowers made for a lovely arrival. The only reason I had to give 2 stars for equipment is because the hot tub broke on the first day of our arrival and took 4 days to get up and running again.Read more This was not the fault of the owners just meant that we were a bit disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 4th October 2019

The cottage was perfect set in a quite and rural location. Shops, if required weren't to far a drive away. Hot tub was very private, and the court yard was fully sealed so the dog was able to be out side with no worries. The cottage had a well equipped kitchen, and the super-king bed was gorgeous. The dog has a choice of walks as well, which is greRead moreat if you don't want to go to far from the cottage, great place to relax and unwind. Thank you Ian and Ann Hide

Reviewed by Jon 27th September 2019

Beautiful quiet location, perfect for dogs, couldnt recommend better, this was our second stay

Reviewed by Bernadene 20th September 2019

Safe enclosed garden for the dog and a nice short off lead walk on the property hot tub nice and hot

Reviewed by Janet 13th September 2019

The cottage was beautiful very quirky and comfortable attention to detail for things was fabulous and very welcoming everything you need was there especially on arrival tea coffee milk home made flapjacks and apple juice oh and eggs (delicious: ) Owners were lovely . We had a lovely time and very relaxed knowing our dog was in secure surrounding I Read morewould rate 5 * and will definitely be returning at some point x Hide

Reviewed by Penny 9th September 2019

The sheep pen is a stunning little cottage, in a remote but beautiful area of north Devon. It provided everything we needed for a relaxing break. The welcome baskets including a dog towel and treats and fresh local produce was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Nathalie 30th August 2019

What a charming little gem that is better in real life than on any photo. We were so comfortable, I didn't want to go home. The hot tub is a real treat, and we made use of the BBQ too. Every attraction, beach, coastal town and even Exeter are all within an hours drive of the cottage. Travelling along the coast from Combe Martin to Lynton & LynmouthRead more is a must. Our two small dogs joined us on all our adventures everyday. It's been a wonderful holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 19th August 2019

The cottage was so well equipped and really felt like a home from home. Really secure garden for our dog and plenty of outdoor space for us to give him a good run before heading out for the day. We were made to feel so welcome and honestly cannot fault a single thing. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Rebecca 8th June 2019

The Sheeppen is a lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, including the hot tub. The homemade cookies were fantastic. We didn't want to come home.

Reviewed by Barbara 3rd May 2019

A wonderful peaceful cottage hot tub was definitely a bonus , owners very nice but be prepared to do a few miles if you want to visit the coast line .

Reviewed by Julie 29th April 2019

The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Hot tub was great. Very kind of the owners to leave some fresh cookies and eggs as well as tea, coffee, sugar and some chocolates. Had a great stay.

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