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The Shippen another aspect of the converted barn

Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Late booking reduction : £100 off per week during July or a 3 nights stay for £400 up to 5 persons. Also on request (except for peak season) short breaks at £100 per night for a min 2 and max 4 nights stay. Max 5 persons.

Situated in an attractive hillside position with magnificent far reaching views over the estuary of the River Taw to Saunton Down and up to the hills of Exmoor. The sandy beach of Instow is only two and a half miles away.

It is our intention that your stay will be a memory to treasure. We enjoy living at Huish Moor and are sure you will enjoy visiting The Shippen.

The Shippen is an old traditional feeding barn that has been converted to provide a high standard of accommodation whilst retaining its original character. Sleeping up to 7. The ground floor has one twin/double bedroom, one double bedroom, and a further single bedroom, two soafa beds accommodate 2 further guests. There is a bathroom and separate shower room, both with hand basin and WC. Full central heating available when required.

The open-plan upstairs is light and spacious and has high ceilings with exposed timbers and stone walls. The upstairs living area has far reaching views over open countryside and a view out to sea where Lundy Island can be seen on a clear day.

The large sitting area has two comfortable double sofa beds, a TV/DVD and a wood burner with logs provided.

Separated by a stone archway is a good sized kitchen/dining area.The kitchen is extremely well equipped and includes a dishwasher and microwave.

In addition, the adjoining utility room houses a freezer, washing machine and tumble drier.

The large garden is for our guests to enjoy, it has a wild life pond as well as a grass area for children to run around on.

Included in the rental of "The Shippen":

Oil-fired central heating.

Logs for wood-burning stove.

All bedding - beds made up prior to arrival.

Bath sheets and hand towels provided.

Tea towels and dishcloths.

Fresh flowers in all bedrooms and living area.

Devon cream tea on arrival.

Travel cot available on request.

Tim, your host, is a passionate fly fisherman and has access to private beats on the River Taw. He offers a full guiding and tuition service for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout on the North Devon rivers. He specialises in night fishing forays for Sea Trout, one of the most exciting and challenging fishing experiences. Waders and tackle can be provided.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Instow 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol or Exeter, Nearest railway: Barnstaple
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

The region is beautiful, Huish Moor is very near the sea and also Exmoor. We are in a rural farming community which has lots to offer the visitor. Unspoilt countryside all around.


Situated in an attractive hillside position with magnificent far reaching views over the estuary of the River Taw to Saunton Down and up to the hills of Exmoor. The sandy beach of Instow is only two and a half miles away.

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26 Aug 2014


"Beautiful place to stay with wonderful hospitality from Angi and Tim - made a perfect base for our daughter's wedding"

This was a beautiful place to stay. It was a base for our large family to celebrate our daughter's wedding. There were lots of comings and goings on the Saturday morning and the proprieters were … More

Thank you so much for you lovely TripAdvisor review, we so appreciate that you took the time and trouble to write it . My husband and I were only too pleased that we could add a little something to your daughters very special wedding day.

6 Aug 2014



lovely helpfull people , however the shippen smelled of damp the beds felt damp at night also the box of soft toys keept under the stairs smelled damp.The sitting room did not have enough easey chairs… More

We are disappointed with this review being our 1st not up to the mark. The Shippen is built partly below ground level and therefore we do advise guests to open windows for air circulation, unfortunately not all guests do so. The Shippen is let for up to 7 persons and there is enough seating for such. We are mystified buy the comment on Kitchen equipment which we feel is above average and sufficient for 7 guests. If guests have visitors they only have to ask and more can be provided. We do try to go the extra mile with all our guests and felt we had also done so on this occasion.

30 Aug 2013


"A Wonderful Family Holiday!"

Angi and Tim provided us with a very warm welcome and we felt at home stright away, they could not have been any more helpful or approachable!This converted barn is clean and very confortable and it is in a very beautiful location with fantastic views.It is within easy reach of all the surrounding sights and attractions and very easy to find your way around.We had a wonderful family holiday at The Shippen and we would thoroughly recommend it.(Obviously you would have to have a car to stay at this destination I would say.)

28 Feb 2013



We really did our research on this stay and have been disappointed in the past by things being 'not as described'. Huish Moor was just as it said on the tin and our faith was restored.We wou… More

26 Feb 2013


""The Shippen" Self-Catering Cottage"

I stayed here as part of a group having a holiday. As someone who has helped run a B&B that was ranked one of the best in the UK & subsequently one of the best in the world, I have very high standards… More

26 Feb 2013


"Friendly welcome in a beautiful part of Devon"

Four of us rented the Shippen for a week, looking for some serious relaxation, fresh air and a chance to unwind. We couldn't have asked for more - Tim and Angi, the owners, were so welcoming and … More

23 Feb 2013


"The Shipen, Self Catering - Amazing place"

Fantastic place - plenty of space. Open plan living area means it is great for relaxing in the evening or playing games. Very clean and comfortable, with everything very well thought through so nothin… More

30 Jun 2012



We have stayed at Huish Moor on 3 separate occasions and have already booked the fourth. The Shippen is very comfortable for up to 6 people and Tim and Angi are the perfect hosts. From the cream tea… More

10 Aug 2011


"Wonderful Family Friendly House"

We stayed in the Shippen self catering barn conversion for 2 weeks July/August 2011 and had a very nice holiday. The property was a good size and was very child friendly for our 2 and 5 year old kids.… More

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