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Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Dining area
Shower Room
Enjoy walking around the lake set within 10 acres
The chicken and ducks in the garden
The shared garden
Decked patio
View towards the barn and decked patio
View towards the barn with decked patio
1 / 12  Lounge area
2 / 12  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 12  Dining area
4 / 12  Kitchen
5 / 12  Bedroom
6 / 12  Shower Room
7 / 12  Enjoy walking around the lake set within 10 acres
8 / 12  The chicken and ducks in the garden
9 / 12  The shared garden
10 / 12  Decked patio
11 / 12  View towards the barn and decked patio
12 / 12  View towards the barn with decked patio

Ford Mill Shippen

Clovelly (4.5mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic rural location making this property the ideal couple’s retreat
  • Set within 10 acres of land which guests are welcomed to share with the owners
  • Onsite fishing available by request directly with the property owners.
  • Local beaches within a twenty-minute drive
Property code: 42182

Barn conversion property, located in the spacious grounds of the owner’s house, just a short drive from North Devon’s stunning coastline, with its beaches, fishing villages and scenic clifftop walks.

This property sits nestled in a quiet spot in the idyllic Devonshire countryside, surrounded by attractive villages, each with their own character. The stunning Devon coast is just eight miles away, and offers some beautiful beaches, such as the one at Westward Ho!; pretty fishing villages, like Clovelly, a beautifully maintained heritage village; and secluded coves and clifftop walks on the Hartland Peninsula. For those who fancy a change of scene, there is plenty to see away from the seaside, including RHS Rosemoor, the riverside town of Bideford, and The Milky Way Adventure Park.

This single-storey barn conversion is accessed via a ramp which leads up to the front door. The main living space is the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a relaxing space with a contemporary feel to it. The lounge area has a warming wood burner, a TV, DVD, and an iPod dock, so guests can snuggle up in the evenings and catch up with their favourite programmes. There is a small dining table, ideal for romantic meals, whilst the kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The bedroom is a comfortable double room, which has a sleek en-suite wet room with shower and WC.

Outside, the property benefits from an enclosed, raised decked patio area, which offers garden furniture from which guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings. In addition to this, guests have access to the ten acres of grounds surrounding the property, which is shared with the owner, whose home is also located here. Enjoy a game on the giant chess set, wander down to the lake, visit the resident chickens, or spend a few hours fishing in the river (guests should bring their own fishing equipment). There is ample off-road parking available.

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

  • 1 double bedroom Wet room with shower and WC
  • TV, DVD, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Free range eggs available to purchase
  • Fishing on-site (please bring own rods)
  • 10 acres of land to explore
  • Giant outdoor chess set
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 4 miles, beach 8 miles
  • Complex of properties

This property is personally managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by D 27th February 2020

This cottage was absolutely brilliant with very up to date facilities, very warm and the people were very friendly and helpful. The area was very pretty and some lovely places to visit fairly locally.

Reviewed by Ms R 20th November 2019

As described, easy, comfortable and a warm home from home, especially on the cold and soggy days. The hosts and their farming neighbours were welcoming & kind. I had eggs from their chickens, onions from next door and bacon and fresh cows milk from across the road. A truly rural setting with quick access to the Devon/Cornish coast as well as the ExRead moremoor, Bodmin and Dartmoor and other gems in between. No phone signal though but wifi/BB ok Hide

Reviewed by Peter 7th September 2019

Made to feel welcome .. milk and bread ready there waiting for us . Lovely clean cottage all heeds catered for .. James and Penny onsite if needed Fantastic grounds to walk around especially if you have dogs . Thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Lewis 24th August 2019

James and penny are really nice people and and easy to get on with , Its was an ideal place also for our dogs easy walking on there land Very good thank you Lewis and penny

Reviewed by mark 27th July 2019

Lovely little property in a quiet and peaceful location. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The property is perfect for two with good facilities. We enjoyed the eggs and bread on arrival. Nice Little walks around the property and well located for Devon and North Cornwall attractions. A very nice property and location we look forward to cominRead moreg back. Hide

Reviewed by Meg 13th July 2019

Exterior photos misleading, as outside patio area is right on the roadside, and immediately opposite the neighbouring farm gates. We did not fancy eating there due to the "country" smells of manure, and the attendant flies. Although the property is right on the roadside, the lane is actually very quiet, with very little passing traffic, but we wereRead more woken every second night at gone midnight by the arrival of the tanker to empty the milk tanks of the farm. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 6th July 2019

A very comfortable and clean cottage - perfect for rest and relaxation. Hosts were super - very welcoming, recommend the eggs from their chickens!! Need to be aware it is in the heart of the countryside - the roads are very narrow.

Reviewed by Susy 18th May 2019

Cottage was very clean and comfortable and all on one level (no stairs) which was just what we wanted. Owners had made a great efford to make our stay pleasant and welcoming.

Reviewed by Sam 7th May 2019

Ford Mill Shippen is great. The owners were so helpful and could not have done more. The Shippen is in a lovely quiet location but close enough to all you'd need. Clean, beautifully finished, just all round great value and choice.

Reviewed by Philip 26th April 2019

Great place and lovely surroundings to take our dog for a walk, nice quiet location.

Reviewed by Lorraine 10th March 2019

Lovely place in the middle of a farm. Lovely touches made by owners to ensure comfort.

Reviewed by Thomas 12th February 2019

My better half and I stayed for 3 nights and we couldnt recommend this place enough. A well equipped, comfortable and peaceful little cottage, perfect for a little getaway to reset. James was fantastic, couldnt do enough for us. He recommended going down to Hartland Quay and if you fancy long walk along some beautiful coastline (followed by a swiftRead more half!) wed definitely recommend the same! Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 18th January 2019

Beautiful Cottage so peaceful loved it there

Reviewed by Susan 13th October 2018

Lovely, well equipped cottage with friendly hosts. Peaceful location but within easy distance of North Devon attractions.

Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2018

A well equipped cottage which offered a warm welcome. A lovely rural location with great facilities for the dogs. James was the perfect host, welcoming us into the cottage and affording us time to thoroughly explain the workings within the cottage. He also briefed us on the local attractions and eateries.

Reviewed by Stewart 22nd September 2018

Highly recommended Everything you would need in the cottage with a warm welcome from the owners Nice touch was the bread, butter, milk tea and coffee supplied on arrival

Reviewed by Janette 21st July 2018

We had an amazing time, everybody was so friendly especially James ,who was always on hand if you needed anything . The accommodation was spotless and ample space for us and the dog. The grounds were well kept and the dog enjoyed the walks. The description states a complex there are only two cottages and both are very private. The farmers dogs oppoRead moresite do bark but this is only when you first arrive other than that they are very friendly . We will definitely be back this year . Hide

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