The Shippen is a delightful cottage located near the village of Tiverton, Devon. Hosting two bedrooms; a king-size and a double, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to four people. Inside you will also find a kitchen, and an open-plan living area with dining area and sitting area with fire exit door to rear of property and electric fire and oil underfloor heating. To the outside is off-road parking for two cars. Resting in a wonderful location with countryside walks available, The Shippen is a pleasant retreat in a memorable part of England.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Living/dining room with electric fire and 2 x pull out single beds, can sleep 2 extra people on request.
Underfloor oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off-road parking for 2 cars. Decked area to the front with furniture. Cot and highchair available. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Countryside walks with two pubs 3 miles. Note: Property is on a working farm, livestock present. Note: Property is set in 24 acres of farmland, please be careful whilst exploring. Note: There is a lake on the grounds, please keep children supervised at all times. Note: The owners offer free ranged meat that guests can purchase at an additional cost.
Rackenford is a village serving the surrounding farming community with village shop and a traditional village pub The Stag Inn. As with many small villages in Mid Devon there is a great community spirit with gatherings across the year, the annual bonfire night always attracting a great crowd. Positioned close to the North Devon link road (A361) the village is well placed for exploring the region and the beautiful landscape of Exmoor is close by, ideal for cycling. The nearby market town of Tiverton has a lovely town centre and plenty of shops and supermarkets. The Tiverton Canal and the horse drawn barges well worth a visit.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!