The Shippon, Barnstaple (Pet Friendly Cottage)

Tucked away in a lush woodland oasis, The Shippon provides a tranquil retreat perfect for family adventures.

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The Shippon, Barnstaple (Pet Friendly Cottage)

  • Two bedrooms with en-suite and ground-floor cloakroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, utility, sitting room with woodburning stove, oil central heating, AGA cooker and various appliances
  • Off-road parking, patio with seating and lawned area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, shop 4 miles and pub 2.7 miles
Key Details
Pet Friendly:✔️ Yes

Situated in a scenic woodland area overlooking the abundant activity of North Devon, The Shippon offers a charming and characterful cottage experience for you and your family.

The inviting atmosphere of blue décor throughout the dwelling creates a tranquil coastal retreat, just 3.6 miles away from Barnstaple. The spacious sitting room comes with plenty of seating and a woodburning stove, making it perfect for snuggling up with wine after a day out exploring.

Both kitchens come fully stocked and equipped with your choice of traditional AGA or electric cooker, so whip up the perfect dinner before gathering the family round the table for a fun-filled evening. Upstairs, two bedrooms – a double and a twin – make a great restful night’s sleep ideal for any small family.

Step outside to take in the beauty of the peaceful back garden – a great place for some relaxation, as well as for children and pets to play on the swings and trampoline. Head through the back gate and wander into the surrounding woodland to explore, before venturing the 3.6 miles to Barnstaple town for shows, shopping, and eateries. Or head towards the North Devon AONB for breathtaking sights and Woolacombe beach for some seaside fun.


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The Shippon, Barnstaple

About the Local Area (Barnstaple)

With a history dating back to Saxon times, Barnstaple has retained much of its character and charm, making it a popular destination for visitors to the area.

What is Barnstaple Famous For?

Barnstaple is famous for its historic Pannier Market, which dates back to the 1850s and is still in operation today. The town is also home to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, which showcases the rich history and culture of the area.

Things to Do in Barnstaple

Barnstaple offers a range of activities and attractions to suit all interests. Take a stroll along the River Taw and enjoy the stunning views of the countryside, or explore the narrow streets of the town centre and discover the many independent shops and cafes.

Other popular things to do in Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the historic Pannier Market and browse the stalls selling local produce, crafts, and souvenirs.
  • Take a trip to Rock Park, a beautiful green space with plenty of walking trails, a children’s play area, and stunning views of the River Taw.
  • Explore the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon and learn about the area’s fascinating history and heritage.

Things Near Barnstaple

While there is plenty to see and do within Barnstaple itself, there are also many nearby attractions that are well worth a visit.

Some of the most popular things to do and see near Barnstaple include:

  • Visit the stunning beaches of Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, both of which offer great opportunities for surfing, sunbathing, and relaxation.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park, where you can hike, cycle, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Take a trip to the nearby village of Braunton and discover its quaint shops, cafes, and galleries.

Whether you’re interested in history, and culture, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, Barnstaple and the surrounding area offer something for everyone.

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Welcome to! I’m Matt, a seasoned explorer and avid fan of Bideford and the broader North Devon area. With over a decade of consistent family visits, virtually every weekend, I’ve immersed myself in the rich history and vibrant culture Bideford & North Devon.

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