Luxury Pet Friendly Cottage on Historic Devon Farm
Description from the owner
The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm, is a beautifully restored stone barn situated in picturesque North Devon countryside, and close to the North Cornwall coast. Dunsdon Farm is a 54 acre farm situated in open countryside adjoining the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve, designated as a SSSI, as a rare and protected culm grassland area.
The Old Shippon is set within its historic farm courtyard setting, (with its own private entrance and garden) some of the buildings dating from the Medieval period. The land surrounding has been farmed for many hundreds (possibly thousands) of years, and is recorded in the Doomsday Book.
The farm whilst being managed under conservation principals is grazed by our own fold of Highland Cows, horses and donkeys. We also have owl boxes (complete with cameras) situated in a nearby barn with a direct link to the television in The Old Shippon. We had two fledgling owls raised last year (2011).
For dogs, and their owners we provide a warm the welcome at The Old Shippon, with a dock pack on arrival, secure garden and 23 acres of young private woodland to walk your dog.
The property was restored in 2011 to a very high standard, and features solid oak staircase, doors and skirting and has been decorated with a contemporary feel, yet still retaining the charm of its historic agricultural past.
The Old Shippon has three good-sized bedrooms, sleeping six people, and a reverse layout with bright open-plan living space, all under-floor heated.
Your comfort is our main aim, so we have filled one of the finest holiday cottages in North Devon with books and games that can be enjoyed with a coffee in front of the wood burner in winter or on one of the two patios in the summer. There is also a BluRay/DVD player and an iPod docking station so that you can enjoy your films and music.
Also If you’re looking for holiday cottages in Cornwall, The Old Shippon makes an ideal base, only 1 mile from the border, to explore The North Devon & Cornish coasts, the beautiful coastal path, and the many activities that the area has to offer (including the world renowned surfing).
Places to visit in the area include the renowned RHS Rosemoor Gardens, The National Trust properties of Arlington Court, Castle Drogo, Lanhydrock House and Cotehele.
For shopping in the area you have the picturesque and historic town of Barnstaple, or the nearby cities of Exeter, Plymouth and Truro, along with the many interesting local towns and villages.
So whether you are searching for an activity packed break or a leisurely weekend exploring the surrounding coast and countryside, The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm is probably one of the most enchanting holiday cottages in Devon.
We are proud to offer you luxury 5* self catering in North Devon, and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful holiday cottage....Read more
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