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1 Shippen Cottages

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976033)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Conway-hyde

    “We found Shippen cottages to be ideally located in the East Devon countryside surrounded by good walks and plenty to do with the family; Lyme Regis is about twenty minutes away and Exeter half an hour or so to the west.”

    The towns of Honiton and Axminster are about ten minutes drive so whilst enjoying the peaceful location you are only a few minutes drive from the main south west arterial routes. ...

    The towns of Honiton and Axminster are about ten minutes drive so whilst enjoying the peaceful location you are only a few minutes drive from the main south west arterial routes. The cottage itself is well equipped, deceptively spacious and was spotlessly clean. There is underfloor heating throughout which works a treat! Outside there is a good sized child friendly balcony overlooking a secure lawned garden. There are also meadows (where we saw deer) accessed through an adjacent gateway where the owner has thoughtfully mowed a pathway up to a picnic bench (and rope swing) at the top where you can take in the views. The cottages also sit on a bridleway which appears to have little use but is well marked and gives instant access to open countryside and beautiful views along the valley. The owner really has thought of everything, right down to the conveniently placed hose pipe near the front door that we used to rinse off muddy paws! This property ticked all our boxes and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending these cottages to others and will certainly be returning!… Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    - Mr Conway-hyde, October 2021

The property

A mile from Wilmington, hidden in flower-filled lanes, two semi-detached single-storey cottages converted from barns across the lane from the friendly owners’ farmhouse.

You are welcome to walk the 10 acres of surrounding heath and woodland and enjoy the wildlife (excellent birdwatching).

Walks are cut through organic wildflower meadows (picnic tables) and an ancient cider orchard, and a footpath meanders beside a river to Cotleigh.

The cottages are smart and modern with high ceilings and Velux windows, some original beams and oak floors.

Each has a suntrap deck behind for enjoying peaceful valley views and soothing birdsong.

Below (8 steps down), a shared lawn (barbecues).

At the front, shared gravelled parking area, laundry (washing machine, tumble drier) and barn, useful for your bicycles/beach gear etc.

Smart, comfortable cottages in a peaceful, picturesque location, much enjoyed by birdwatchers.1 Shippen Cottages (see arrow 1): porch for coats/boots; stable doors into roomy and light open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with leather sofa and chair, TV/DVD and French windows to deck (table/chairs).

Double bedroom (5' brass bed) with tiled en suite shower-room (suite). Wilmington: small village (pub, 14th cent.

church) between Axminster (small town, 6 miles) and Honiton (4 miles) on the A35.

Surrounded by pretty hamlets (Widworthy, 1½ miles; Cotleigh, 2) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

Nearest coast, Beer or Seaton, 9 miles, Lyme Regis, 11.


Ground Floor

Kitchen Living / Dining Room Decking Bathroom Double Bedroom Utility


  • One level
  • One x king size double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Microwave, fridge, 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 (plenty of space to park)
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages.