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

  • Pretty barn conversion property sleeping 2
  • Idyllic rural location Ideal couple’s retreat
  • Set within 10 acres of land
  • Onsite fishing available
  • 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.

Ford Mill Shippen offers the perfect opportunity for a tranquil countryside couple’s retreat. You can relax in this contemporary single-storey barn conversion, roam the 10 acres of grounds or explore the beautiful North Devon coastline, only 8 miles away. Your day could entail a stroll to the lake, a visit to the resident chickens, a game of giant chess, or a spot of fishing in the river on-site. By evening you can kick back on the decked patio to enjoy the idyllic surrounds, then move inside to cosy up in front of the wood burner.

Your rural retreat is set on shared grounds, with the owners’ home and another holiday cottage. A ramp will lead you to the front door, and an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area will greet you. This light, clean and comfortable living space includes a lounge area, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy dining table ideal for romantic meals. The inviting double bedroom will make you feel at home, along with a sleek en-suite wet room.

This property is nestled within the picturesque Devonshire countryside. Set within vast grounds, and surrounded by farmland, it’s the ideal relaxing escape. If you wish to explore the region further, character-filled villages and stunning coastline are within reach. Discover the rugged and secluded Bucks Mill Beach at the bottom of a picturesque village only 5 miles away. The bustling seaside village of Westward Ho! is just an 8-mile journey and offers 2 miles of beautiful sandy shores. Also worthwhile is a meander down the steep cobbled street of the fishing village of Clovelly, 6 miles from the property; or the nearby Hartland Peninsula, featuring secluded caves and breathtaking cliff-top walks.

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 17 guest ratings

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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

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