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This is the perfect romantic getaway
Secluded and peaceful for total relaxation
Entrance to this fantastic conversion
Stunning open-plan lounge area
The open-plan dining area is the perfect backdrop for dinner with friends
Bright and airy throughout
A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
The delightful kitchen area
Enjoy a restful break
Sink into the pure linen bedding within this stylish room
The bathroom
The cosy double bedroom
The covered hot tub area can be enjoyed all year
A wonderful setting to enjoy and relax
The animals love to see visitors
What will you discover?
Meet the chicken and enjoy fresh eggs
With acres of land there is so much to discover
Some of the inhabitants you may come across
Take a walk through the fields and meet the locals!
Truly magical walks around the farm
Set on a small holding with oustanding views over countryside
Watch the sunset over the surrounding fields
Beautiful Views
1 / 24  This is the perfect romantic getaway
2 / 24  Secluded and peaceful for total relaxation
3 / 24  Entrance to this fantastic conversion
4 / 24  Stunning open-plan lounge area
5 / 24  The open-plan dining area is the perfect backdrop for dinner with friends
6 / 24  Bright and airy throughout
7 / 24  A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
8 / 24  The delightful kitchen area
9 / 24  Enjoy a restful break
10 / 24  Sink into the pure linen bedding within this stylish room
11 / 24  The bathroom
12 / 24  The cosy double bedroom
13 / 24  The covered hot tub area can be enjoyed all year
14 / 24  A wonderful setting to enjoy and relax
15 / 24  The animals love to see visitors
16 / 24  What will you discover?
17 / 24  Meet the chicken and enjoy fresh eggs
18 / 24  With acres of land there is so much to discover
19 / 24  Some of the inhabitants you may come across
20 / 24  Take a walk through the fields and meet the locals!
21 / 24  Truly magical walks around the farm
22 / 24  Set on a small holding with oustanding views over countryside
23 / 24  Watch the sunset over the surrounding fields
24 / 24  Beautiful Views

The Shippen Retreat

Rackenford, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  •  Enjoy the private hot tub during your stay
  • The local pub and community shop are within three miles of the property
  • Perfect for a romantic getaway or a small family to explore
  • Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are nearby, known for their spectacular views
  • This beautiful cottage nestles within the owners small holding offering the perfect rural retreat
  • Walkers will be spoilt for choice with the abundance of routes available within the owner’s woodland
Property code: 74321

Beautiful rural retreat located on a smallholding located in the village of Rackenford. With sunken hot tub it is the perfect romantic getaway or great for a small family to explore the area.

A beautiful rural retreat located close to the village of Rackenford. You are perfectly located to explore the gorgeous county of Devon, you can have the best of both worlds with its stunning coastline and dramatic moorland, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring. Walkers will be in awe of the routes they can choose from, walks directly from their doorstep as the retreat nestles in acres of beautiful Devon countryside or stunning walks available in the nearby Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. If you want to visit the beach, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Branscombe are all close by and are well worth a visit. Closer to home, the town of Tiverton boasts a pretty canal and from here you can hire a barge for the day. There are also several National Trust Properties in the area including the Killerton and Knightshayes.

Entering the property from the rear you will find yourself in the handy cloakroom perfect for storing coats and walking boots. To your left you will find the property's bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Heading further into the property you will be welcomed into the kitchen, perfect for cooking homemade meals with the electric oven and induction hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Next is the lounge/diner, with tall ceilings and a beautiful ceiling window this is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring, with an electric feature fireplace you can snuggle into the large sofas and watch a film on the Smart TV with Bluetooth sound bar. The dining area has room for six and is great place to eat a meal or plan out your day’s activities. There are two bedrooms within the property to choose from, one spacious king-size with TV and one cosy double.

Heading outside you have your own decking area with garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining and watching the amazing sunsets on those warm summer evenings. Here you will also find the sunken six person hot tub, the perfect addition for a peaceful Devon retreat. The property offers off-road parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms- 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub 3 miles away
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth sound bar in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Caroline 20th September 2019

We stayed at the Shippen for a fortnight in late September and it was the most relaxing holiday we have had, mainly due to the use of the hot It was easy to find yet very secluded and private. The location meant But what really made the holiday for us was the hospitality of the owners. On arrival there was fresh eggs, bread, ham, cheese and a bottlRead moree of wine not to mention the most delicious scones made by the owner. We are looking forward to the next time we can stop Hide

Reviewed by Carol 9th September 2019

This cottage was amazing. Very quiet, comfortable, supplied with everything you could need... Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating ... best place we have ever stayed.

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd August 2019

What a fab stay we had. From arriving the hosts were so welcoming and the grounds are beautiful. We explored the farm everyday which our children loved. Our home was a lot more spacious then it showed from the pictures. I have a 2,4 and 7yr old and it was perfect for us. Hot tub was a bonus. We chose here to explore North Devon but due to the locatRead moreion we were able to explore North & South. We absolutely loved it here. Thanks for all you did Michaela & Dave. That added to our memories x Hide

Reviewed by Bishwo 16th August 2019

The Shippen retreat holiday house was very nice . We had great time. The lady (owner) was very helpful and kind. Children enjoyed farm & hot tub . We delighted for her service.

Reviewed by Lucy 2nd August 2019

We had a wonderful week at the Shippen Retreat. The cottage was well equipped, immaculately clean and comfortable. Our hosts were very welcoming and we were given a tour of the farm on first arriving; our children adored checking the chickens for eggs in the mornings. The location is very rural and tranquil and was the perfect get away from the bigRead more smoke. It is quite central within Devon which makes it the perfect base for exploring the county. Hide

Reviewed by Matt 5th July 2019

What can I say - the location was amazing and the property was so good we didn't venture out! Jacuzzi was hot and clean - perfect! We were made to feel very welcome and was shown around the farm too, even fresh eggs from the chickens. We all want to come back, just wish we had booked a week rather than a long weekend.

Reviewed by Luke 28th June 2019

Superb high-quality accommodation. Ideal central location for seeing the best of North Devon. Clean, well maintained facilities, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Friendly, professional, and accommodating hosts, who really went the extra mile. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and relaxed. Accommodation has separate entrance, the Read morehot tub is not overlooked, feels very private and is meticulously clean and well looked after. We look forward to returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 20th June 2019

Best value for money cottage I've stayed in. Setting, hosts, property, facilities, and private hot tub all first class. Wouldn't change a thing about this one.

Reviewed by Sandra 10th May 2019

A wonderful clean, comfortable , well equipped cottage. My sister and l had a perfect, relaxing stay and the hot tub jets were amazing. Wonderful after a day out walking and exploring the local area. Our hosts Michaela and Dave were so charming and helpful they really do work hard to add all the little extra's that made our stay so special. We willRead more definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Penny 26th April 2019

We had the best week at the Shippen and were so well looked after by the hosts. Lovely treats on arriving, tailored to my vegan diet, and a bottle of fizz. The next day, homemade scones! It's so quiet and peaceful. We were given a tour of the farm and walked around by ourselves in the evenings, followed by a dip in the hot tub. Didn't want to go hoRead moreme! Many thanks for a wonderful week. Hide

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This is the perfect romantic getaway
Secluded and peaceful for total relaxation
Entrance to this fantastic conversion
Stunning open-plan lounge area
The open-plan dining area is the perfect backdrop for dinner with friends
Bright and airy throughout
A kitchen that is perfect for entertaining
The delightful kitchen area
Enjoy a restful break
Sink into the pure linen bedding within this stylish room
The bathroom
Show 12 moreThe cosy double bedroom

Location

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