The Old Shippon
5 Star on the Devon/Cornwall border
- 5 Star
- Dog/Pet Friendly
5 Star for you and your dog! Near Holsworthy. Sleeps 6.
Welcome to The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm, a beautifully restored stone barn situated in picturesque North Devon countryside, and close to the North Cornwall coast. Dunsdon Farm is a 54 acre farm situated in open countryside adjoining the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve, designated as a SSSI, as a rare and protected culm grassland area.
The Old Shippon is situated within its historic farm courtyard setting, (with its own private entrance and garden) some of the buildings dating from the Medieval period. The land has been farmed for many hundreds (possibly thousands) of years, and is recorded in the Doomsday Book. Restored in 2011 to a very high standard the cottage features solid oak staircase, doors and skirting and has been decorated with a contemporary feel, yet still retaining the charm of its historic agricultural past.
The Old Shippon boasts three good-sized bedrooms, sleeping six people, and a reverse layout with bright open-plan living space, all under-floor heated.
Your comfort is our main aim, so we have filled one of the finest holiday cottages in North Devon with books and games that can be enjoyed in front of the wood burner in winter, or on one of the two patios in the summer. There is also a DVD player and an iPod docking station so that you can enjoy your films and music.
Also If your looking for holiday cottages in Comwall, The Old Shippon makes an ideal base, only 1 mile from the border to explore The North Devon & Cornish coasts and the many activities that it has to offer (including the world renowned surfing). So whether you are searching for an activity packed break or a leisurely weekend exploring the surrounding coast and countryside, The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm is probably one of the most enchanting holiday cottages in Devon.
THE COTTAGE - Upstairs Living
The upstairs living area takes advantage of the views across the Devon countryside towards the North Cornish coast, and with large oak framed windows within the original barn openings, "light is a plenty"."A beautiful space to relax and enjoy a coffee and book in front of the woodburner, when the weather closes in".
The upstairs living space is open plan with a large and spacious fully equipped kitchen at one end, and dining seating for six. At the other end you will find a snug area with comfy sofas, television and woodburning stove, and gallery above (ideal for children or parents! who want to get away). Also provided are books, games, DVD player and Ipod Doc/Radio.
This modern fully fitted shaker style kitchen has a large oak worktop and an extensive range of cupboards, where you will find everything you need for your stay. Built into the kitchen is a large oven with halogen hob, a full size dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with freezer compartment. The kitchen is also complete with a microwave.
The dining area which adjoins the kitchen has a large country style oak table and chairs (seating six comfortably), with oak dresser and ipod dock/radio.
The Snug complete with woodburning stove is the ideal place to relax, with two large comfy sofas and arm chair, wide screen television with Bluray/DVD player, and coffee table with a range of games for your entertainment.
The Gallery is situated above the snug and accessed via the oak stairway, this is the perfect spot for children (or parents!!!) who want to get away into their own space. Complete with bean bags, and a range of books for your enjoyment.
The accommodation downstairs comprises of two large double bedrooms (one with en-suite), a family bathroom (with shower over bath) and a twin bedroom. (All bed linen and towels included) More Information…. Downstairs (under floor heated) and set around an open hallway, you will find three beautiful appointed bedrooms and family bathroom, as with the upstairs, the character is brought to life, by beautiful oak flooring, doors and skirting’s.
With double bed and a large light double aspect, is tasteful y furnished with John Lewis and Laura Ashley furniture and bedding (with luxury down duvet and pillows). This room has two bedside cabinets, wardrobe and large chest of drawers, also having a radio alarm clock and television.
With twin beds, tasteful y furnished with John Lewis and Laura Ashley furniture and bedding (with luxury down duvet and pillows) this room has a bedside cabinet and large chest of drawers, also having a radio alarm clock.
BEDROOM 3 (With En-Suite)
A large room, tasteful y furnished with John Lewis and Laura Ashley furniture and bedding (with luxury down duvet and pillows). This room has two bedside cabinets, wardrobe and large chest of drawers, also having a radio alarm clock and television. En-Suite The en-suite, with natural slate flooring, having toilet, wash basin (with under cupboard) and large shower, for the men we’ve also made shaving easier with a heated mirror.
With beautiful natural slate flooring, and having a toilet, wash basin (with under cupboard) and bath with shower, for the men we’ve also made shaving easier with a heated mirror.