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The Shippen

Colyton, near Seaton, Devon (Ref. 976058)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The location and set up suited us as we have 2 dogs. It was easy to let them out, walk them and they were accepted in the yard without any problems. The layout inside was suitable as well having an area to clean them off inside the door. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere of the accommodation was very good.”

    Mrs Clarke, Redruth, December 2018

    • “We enjoyed the peace of the location and the comforts of our house all of which was above our expectations”

    Mr Fowler, Petersfield, September 2018

    • “Excellent,comfortable cottage with very friendly hosts,who were only too willing to give local information. Very rural setting on small farm. Lovely touch providing welcome pack of eggs, fresh milk,tea and bottle of wine. Locally very narrow 'typical Devon lanes' that provided good access to main roads. Well positioned for access to Lyme Bay towns and beaches. Several hostelries that provide good food are within easy reach by car.”

    Mr Allbrighton, Ripley, August 2018

    • “Wonderful warm welcome from owners Beautiful, peaceful location Excellent facilities Clean cosy cottage”

    Mr Walsh, Wirral, June 2018

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The Property

4 miles from Colyton, deep in thick, lush hedgerow lanes in the Coly Valley, is the sleepy hamlet of Northleigh, 5 to 7 miles from the lovely coastal villages of Beer, Sidmouth and Branscombe. On the edge of Northleigh, three cottages converted from traditional Devon barns on a small mixed farm raising beef, free range poultry and a few piglets. An acre of lawn (barbecue) for energetic ball games or just sitting under a shading cherry tree and enjoying gorgeous rural views. Shared laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) and games barn (table tennis, ¼-sized snooker table, darts, table football) which can be adapted into a big dining room for special occasions, by arrangement. When booked together, the cottages accommodate 14 guests. Ducks on the pond (fenced), cobblestones in the courtyard, a soppy dog and dignified cat make this an utterly charming place to stay, unwind and enjoy a friendly, rural idyll. The Shippen: door from courtyard into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with woodburner, TV/DVD and glazed door to patio (table/chairs) with lovely far-reaching rural views. Two bedrooms - a double, and a twin; big bathroom (suite, shower over bath). At the back, the shared lawn.

Colyton: ancient little town on the River Coly with buildings dating from the Domesday Book, Norman church and unique, independently owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Tramway to the coast at Seaton, 3 miles. Pecorama railway attraction/gardens, 5 miles. Honiton, 7 miles; Lyme Regis, 9. On the East Devon Way footpath between Lyme Regis and Exmouth.


Ground Floor

Kitchen / Living Area Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom


One level. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Open plan living space with wood burning stove, dining area, kitchen and glass door to patio. Outdoor shared games barn.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Colyton Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon on the south coast. It faces onto Lyme Bay, to the west of the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs to one side and white cliffs on the other. Axmouth and Beer are nearby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.