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Rear of The Shippen, showing seating area.

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Shippen is one of 4 barn conversions tucked away down a long tree-lined driveway, set in 12 acres of Cornish countryside near the River Camel, half-a-mile from the small market town of Camelford, North Cornwall.

The Shippen has a beamed open-plan living/dining room with high-pitched ceiling, exposed oak rafters, rugs on slate floor. Solid oak kitchen with granite worktops/splashback. Double bedroom (5ft brass bed), with en-suite bathroom containing shower over whirlpool bath & toilet. Underfloor heating throughout. Wi-Fi. Private patio area with seating. 5* Gold grading from Visit Britain. Non-smoking accommodation.

Numerous footpaths lead from the driveway into the heart of Camelford and surrounding countryside. Serious walkers can try the South West Coastal Path. The North Cornwall coast is only 5 miles away.

Camelford is an ideal base for exploring some of Cornwall's finest beaches and coastline, together with the expanse and solitude of rugged Bodmin Moor. Camelford Leisure Centre offers a 20m indoor pool, fitness studio and tennis courts, and the town has numerous shops, cafes, takeaways, as well as a pub, library, banks, art gallery and park. Golf and horse-riding are available one mile away.

The Shippen has been lovingly converted, providing quality 5* Gold self-catering accommodation with all mod-cons.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Trebarwith Strand, nr Tintagel 5 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Cornwall 48 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway, Cornwall 32 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The West Country region

Trebarwith Strand, near Tintagel, Widemouth Bay, near Bude and Polzeath are three of the most popular surfing beaches in this area. Some children's wetsuits are available from the property owner, free of charge. Sailing and watersports enthusiasts can visit Rock, and take the short ferry crossing over the River Camel to Padstow to experience Rick Stein's fish and chips!

Padstow is also the finishing point of the Camel Trail, which links with Bodmin and Wadebridge, and is a haven for cyclists, walkers and nature lovers . Local cycle hire available. There are several National Trust properties and gardens within an hours' drive, including Lanhydrock House, near Bodmin and Cotehele, near Plymouth. The famous and ground-breaking Eden Project is well worth a visit, and only 40 minutes away.

The coast also provides some picturesque villages which are well worth a visit, including Boscastle, with its 18th Century quay and charming cottages, and nearby Tintagel, famous for its Arthurian legends and castle, which can still be seen. Both a 10 minute drive away. Port Isaac is an unspoilt, pretty fishing village and harbour (Port Wenn in “Doc Martin”), and has plenty of shops and eateries. The nearby moorland villages of St Breward and Blisland are unspoilt and picturesque, and the famous Jamaica Inn stands just off the A30 between Bodmin and Launceston. There is a cinema and adventure park at Wadebridge and bowling alley

and indoor soft play area near Bude. The bustling seaside town of Newquay is 40 minutes away, with a Zoo and Aquarium, as well as numerous beaches, pubs and shops.


Camelford is an ideal base for exploring some of Cornwall's finest beaches and breathtaking coastline, together with the expanse and solitude of rugged Bodmin Moor.

Camelford Leisure Centre offers a 20m indoor swimming pool, fitness studio and tennis courts, and the town has numerous shops, cafes and takeaways, as well as a pub, library,banks,art gallery and park. Golf and horse-riding are available one mile away.

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13 Aug 2014


"Fantastic!! Enjoyed every minute really did not want to leave !"

Me and my partner stayed here and both agree it's the best place we have ever stayed very deserving of the 5* rating. We found it to be a very central location with plenty of things to do in a 10… More

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in The Shippen, & look forward to see you again soon.

15 Jun 2014


"An ideal base for exploring Cornwall"

The property was finished to a high standard and was very clean, it had all the comforts of home which is what you need at the end of a hard day sight seeing. It's an ideal base for exploring Cor… More

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in The Shippen, and thank you for taking the time to post your review, much appreciated. Helen & Nigel

13 Feb 2014


"Beautiful hideaway"

We spent a weekend in the Shippen and were extremely pleased with the beauty of the cottage and surrounding area. It has been decorated to a high standard without losing its traditional charm and appe… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for posting your review, we hope to see you again!

31 Dec 2013


"Christmas hideaway in Cornwall !"

This first class accommodation , converted from old farm buildings ,proved to be an excellent location for a quiet Christmas getaway ! The quality of the cottage was excellent and it even had a Christ… More

Thanks Gary & Mari for choosing one of our properties for your Christmas break, and for posting such a positive review. We hope to see you again! Helen & Nigel

5 Oct 2013


"Great quality accommodation ideally situated for exploring Cornwall"

An enjoyable stay at the Shippen barn. Tastefully furnished with modern facilities, including comfy bed and jacuzzi bath, just what is needed after a long walk.The barn us situated in a quiet location… More

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of The Shippen. Hope to see you again! Helen & Nigel

12 Sep 2013


"Holiday Retreat With That Little Bit Extra"

The Shippen is an ideal place to stay for your visit to North Cornwall. The property has modern facilities in an idylic setting.The property has a modern living and dining area with a superb kitchen w… More

We really appreciate your positive review of The Shippen, and are pleased that you had a memorable stay. Helen & Nigel, Owners

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