Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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 5, the ground floor has one twin/double bedroom, one double bedroom, and a further single bedroom. A cot and extra mattress can be provided for small children if required. There are a bathroom and separate shower room, both with hand basin and WC. The Shippen has full central heating.

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 double sofas, a TV/DVD and a wood burner, a basket of logs is included as part of the let.

Separated by a stone archway is a good sized kitchen/dining area, the dining table sits 6-8. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and includes a dishwasher and microwave. In addition, the adjoining utility room houses a washing machine and tumble drier.

The large garden is for our guests to enjoy, it has a wild life pond and plenty of space for children to run around.

Included in the rental of "The Shippen":

Oil-fired central heating.

Logs one basket provided for wood-burning stove, more can be purchased.

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.

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. Tackle can be provided.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Instow 3 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol or Exeter, Nearest railway: Barnstaple
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, 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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

The region is beautiful, Huish Moor is very near the sea and also Exmoor. We are in a rural farming community amidst beautiful countryside with far reaching views. The are has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, wonderful walking on the South West coastal path and along beaches as well miles of safe cycling on the Tarka trail. Quaint villages, Instow being one of the best.


There are many attractions locally covering a broad spectrum of interests. Amongst a long list are the Quince Honey farm, Milky Way and The Big Sheep for Children. Many beautiful gardens to visit including RHS Rosemoor and Marwood and National Trust properties of Arlington Court and Knighthayes Court. The area is steeped in history and is a haven for those with a love of all arts and crafts.