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Shipload Cottage

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Our three self-catering holiday cottages are located on the Hartland Peninsula. This makes it a great location for walkers, hikers, and cyclists. The peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is part of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, contains or is near to four Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and is close to Lundy Island, England's only Marine Nature Reserve. This makes it a walkers' paradise. There are plenty of local walks on the Peninsula, taking in a wide range of breath-taking landscapes and views. The South West Coast Path is only a short distance away, enabling fantastic access to this Jurassic coastline. Pick up and forward on is available (with prior arrangement) for walkers exploring the South West Coast Path in stages.

Cyclists are also welcome at Yapham. We have access to NCN 3 & 27, plus the famous Tarka Trail is nearby. We can advise upon cycle hire, and have a cycle storage area on site.

Yapham makes an ideal location for getting away from it all. We are located on the side of a valley, in five acres of splendid grounds, including an orchard, private woodland, and paddock. The cottages are located at the end of our five hundred metre driveway, from the quiet country lane that connects the main Hartland road to Hartland Point. There is no light pollution, so on a clear night you feel as though you could almost touch the stars! Bird lovers will be delighted too. Each cottage has its own bird feeder, and you will marvel at the sheer number of birds visiting. You might even get to feed some of the pheasants that visit us. Peace and tranquillity is assured to our visitors.

Yapham is an ideal base to explore the many attractions of both Devon and Cornwall. In Hartland itself you have Hartland Quay with the Smugglers' Museum, Hartland Point Lighthouse, Hartland Abbey, and Docton Mill. The world famous village of Clovelly is only a ten minute drive away. Explore the shops in the Atlantic Village, Bideford, Barnstaple and Bude. If history is your thing, then there is no shortage of places of interest, with museums and heritage trails in Hartland and the nearby towns. For children you have The Big Sheep, Milky Way, Atlantic Village and Funderzone. Exmoor and Dartmoor are both within easy driving distance, as well as other local areas of natural beauty. Why not take the ferry or helicopter ride to Lundy Island? Each cottage contains guides to the many other local attraction and places to eat. You certainly won't be stuck for things to do!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Mouthmill 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 105 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Shipload Cottage sleeps four persons, with one twin bedroom and one double bedroom. It is a split level cottage, with a short connecting stairway.

On the upper level there the entrance, lounge, bathroom and double bedroom. There is a lovely lounge area with Freeview digital television, DVD player, mini Hi-Fi CD system, a two seat sofa, and two armchairs. The bathroom has a toilet, bath with shower attachment, and wash basin. The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside units and a dressing table.

The lower level has the twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom, kitchen, and exit onto the patio area. The twin bedroom has two double beds, bedside table and wardrobe. The adjoining en-suite bathroom has a toilet, wash basin and shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with all cutlery, plates and cooking utensils. There is a hob, oven, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, fridge, and dining table. There is no dishwasher in this cottage. Wi-Fi is due to be installed shortly.

Hot water, electricity, central heating, bed linen, and towels are included at no extra charge.

Further details outdoors

Each cottage has its own patio area, patio set, and un-enclosed garden. Guests also have access to our orchard, woodland, and paddock. There is a large parking area next to the cottages. The nearby Nissen hut includes recycling and dustbin areas, bike storage area (with a bike stand), and a utility room.

The utility room has a washing machine, freezer (with a shelf labelled for each cottage), coin operated tumble drier, spare wellington boots and rucksacks, and an outdoor games pack. The freezer also has a selection of locally produced freezer meals and tubs of ice cream for purchase.

There is a small charcoal BBQ for guests to use if they so wish.

Please note that as the cottages are located on the side of a valley, there are a small number of steps from the parking area to the cottages.

Further details

The changeover day is Saturday for this cottage. There is greater flexibility with the changeover day outside of the main holiday season.

Please visit our website for full booking details and current special offers.

The Devon region

The Hartland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a peaceful, rural setting; with small country lanes and very little traffic. The area has lovely views over the countryside, and the coastline is simply stunning. No wonder it is described as a "walker's paradise". There are many delightful beaches within easy driving distance, from traditional sandy beaches to rocky, secluded coves. As well as the Jurassic coastline, there are many other environments to explore: woodland, grassland, and Dartmoor and Exmoor of course.


Hartland village is a little gem with shops, pubs and local artists selling their wares. Whilst on the peninsula, you can visit Hartland Abbey, Hartland Quay, Hartland Point, and Docton Mill. Just next door is the world famous Clovelly fishing village. Going a little further afield, you have the main towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, with their heritage trails and shopping districts. There are just too many places to visit and activities to list here. Trust me: you won't be stuck for things to do!

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Review 1-3 of 3

31 Aug 2014


"Perfect cottage which contained absolutely everything we required."

We had a fantastic holiday - possibly our best ever! We are grandparents and were accompanied on our trip by our son and daughter-in-law and 3 year old granddaughter. We all had a brilliant time, whic… More

I am really delighted that you enjoyed what you describe as possibly, "our best holiday ever". We do try to keep the cottages equipped with little extras for the evening; such as the books, DVDs and board games. I hope that you will visit us for a second time. Kind regards, Martin.

24 Oct 2013


"Fabulous place"

Shipload cottage is ideally located to explore the area which we did, yet peaceful enough to relax of an evening. It is a well equipped cottage and was very clean. The welcome pack of wine, chocolates… More

Dear Sue & Paul, Thank you for writing a view of your stay in Shipload Cottage. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our welcome treats. It is lovely to tuck into scones with jam and cream after a long journey! I hope that you will be back in the future. Kind regards, Martin.

1 Aug 2013


"Shipload is a beautiful cottage, in a beautiful place."

Shipload cottage was a real home for home with all the comforts you could ever need. We were very much welcomed by Martin and nothing was too much trouble. Yapham cottage's are located in an area bursting with natural beauty and stunning views.
A visit to local Hartland, Hartland Quay and Northam burrows is definitely recommended by us.

Thank you for your review of Shipload Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The Hartland area is beautiful place to visit. I hope that you will be back to stay with us again.

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    Martin R.

    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:15 May 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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