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The Shippon

The Shippon

4.9
out of 5
Ratings from 7 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.7
Customer
Service
5.0


The Shippon is a fabulous big house in the heart of the South Devon countryside. The 10 bedrooms each with their own bathroom hosts up to 18 people in comfort. It has generous living areas, extensive gardens and outside space including two hot tubs. Its located just a couple of miles along the beautiful River Dart from Totnes and close enough to walk to the village of Ashprington with its popular pub and vineyards.

What a place!

Review submitted on Sat, 30 Oct 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
For a big family gathering, The Shippon was perfect. Spectacular views over rolling hills from the huge lounge, the games room and twin hot tubs form a brilliant focus, with a firepit, tennis court and much, much more making this a place to enjoy in its own right. En-suite bedrooms, a laundry and a huge, well-equipped kitchen sort out the practicalities, while walking - with easy access to the River Dart - and cycling add to the options. What a place!



Another fabulous stay

Review submitted on Sat, 23 Oct 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed here a few years ago and loved it so much we came back again. There has been a few upgrades at the house since our last visit (a new kitchen and outside covered seating area and more importantly the WiFi has been upgraded) which have both added to the experience and quality of our stay.
The house is roomy and has enough space for everyone to eat at the dining table and watch TV not feel on top of each other.
The additional touches of fresh flowers in each bedroom and at the dining table just add to the quality and eye for detail of Jo (owner) who was such a wonderful and cheerful host.
The beds were so comfortable and the quality of the bedding is superb and not like some holiday let bedding we have experienced and very much felt home from home.
We only managed Monday - Friday as the weekends were already booked but if we could have stayed longer we would have.
There is a pathway into Totnes and we managed to navigate back in the dark with our phone lights after sampling the local Jail Ale so maybe a torch would be advisable for those not familiar with this path as to avoid the sheep !!
We used the hot tubs on a few nights and there was plenty of outside lighting if you needed it but we enjoyed the night sky and trying to figure out the star constellations whilst relaxing in the hot tubs.
There is also an addition of a fire pit with log stool seats and we managed to toast some marshmallows in the garden which we loved.
Last but not least is the games room which allowed some of the children (and adults) to have some great table tennis matches.
I would recommend this house (home from home) to anyone who wants to submerge in total relaxation and also have access to walks and local towns.
A perfect combination and caters for all ages - we will be back as soon as we can.




Great venue for big get togethers

Review submitted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Had a really nice long weekend double birthday family (COVID delayed) celebration weekend at the shippon. It was all well organised ahead of time and everything was fine throughout our stay. House is clean, spacious and can easily accommodate a few more than advertised if younger children don’t mind not having a proper bed. Big eating area inside was able to accommodate 25 of us to eat. Hot tubs were a hit and lovely outside seating area with fantastic and peaceful views of the river Dart, it’s a nice easy walk into Totnes for anyone reasonably mobile. We used the catering recommended on the website on one night, went for the Moroccan feast. Was really delicious and plenty of it so had lots left over but it didn’t go to waste! Thanks to Jo and all who helped make it a great 50th celebration.



Such a great place for a group get together!

Review submitted on Mon, 20 Sep 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Brilliant place to stay, often hard to find right balance for a group stay when looking for price and quality-The Shippon does it perfectly! Amazing host, great spot with views. Great grounds and facilities too. Cannot recommend enough. Would love to go back soon.



A hidden gem nestled in the beautiful Devon countryside with everything you could wish for and more.

Review submitted on Sat, 14 Aug 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Shippon is, quite simply, stunning with glorious views across the beautiful Devon countryside. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need, the highlight being of course, those amazing hot tubs. The memory of being in the hot tub with a glass of wine, looking out across the fields towards the River Dart will stay with us for a long time. The shrieks of childrens laughter coming from the tennis court, trampoline and playing field. The games room that saw several very serious ping pong & table football tournaments. The BBQ night that we had been looking forward to so much, bringing all 17 of us together. And the Sunday roast chicken dinner around the enormous kitchen table. A fantastic & memorable holiday thanks to the efforts of Jo & Sam, who were always on hand whenever we needed them & worked tirelessly to ensure we had the holiday we had hoped for.



70th birthday

Review submitted on Sat, 31 Jul 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful location and house. Very easy to contact Jo Cooke if necessary.. One of the adults had trouble reaching the fire alarm when it went off. As we had several tall folk it wasnt a problem.. just a thought. Suitable for all age groups and great for children with the games room and tennis court. I wouldnt recommend walking to Ashprington on the road either during the day or evening as the traffic, although there was not much of it, we wouldnt have done it but using the footpath was fine in daylight hours



Family holiday

Review submitted on Thu, 27 May 2021
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is the fourth time we've stayed at the Shippon and always enjoyed our stay. The house is very spacious, clean and homely in a fantastic location