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2 Shippen Cottages

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976034)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “The best cottage we have ever stayed in for cleanliness and home comforts. They had a little of everything in the kitchen and bathrooms to make life easier. Plenty of information was provided on places to visit, the surrounding area, walking and how everything worked. They had put a lot of thought into making guests welcome but we're not intrusive.”

    Mrs Donaldson, St. Austell, November 2018

    • “We arrived and were welcomed with a vase of wild flowers, milk in the fridge, plenty of tea/coffee and sugar and the best ever homemade fruit slices. Honey, our dog was also pleased to find a bag of dog treats waiting for her! The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout and much bigger than we expected. The beds were really comfortable and the wet room and shower in the bedrooms were perfect in every way. Everything has been thought of and a bookcase with plenty of reading material along with numerous bird identification books came in very handy. In the cupboard was a great collection of games. The wildlife in this lovely remote spot is amazing and kept us entertained for hours. We were really delighted to see three deer in the garden one morning, a great spotted woodpecker and a nuthatch. The strategically placed bird tables were always full of feathered visitors and we just had to sit on the comfortable sofas and look out of the French doors or go out on the balcony to see them. A pair of binoculars and a torch was also provided. We would have been happy to just stay and relax in the cottage, but actually found it to be an ideal central location for visiting the surrounding areas like Honiton, Seaton and Lyme Regis. The owners were excellent hosts and we felt honoured to be allowed to stay in their wonderful cottage. We will definitely be returning and are already recommending it to our family and friends.”

    Mrs Luxton, Bristol, November 2018

    • “Shippen Cottages make the ideal base for exploring Devon - excellent facilities and setting”

    Mr Hurst, Grantham, October 2018

    • “I have used Helpful holidays in the past and was very happy with their choice of cottages. This time I would also like to thank you for your regular email correspondence to keep us updated on payments, reminders and information.”

    Ms Baker-smith, WELLING, August 2018

    • “We had a lovely weeks holiday in this ideal cottage couldn't have asked for anything better. Lovely views of the garden and wlld life, the layout of the cottage was ideal all on one level and walking from the lounge patio doors on to nice decking was great for sunbathing.There were lots of lovely eating places and beaches worth visiting. Mrs Pammenter had kindly made a banana cake for us which was very welcome,and Mr Pammenter makes honey from his bees which you can purchase from him .Well worth it .We wouldnt hesitate to return to the cottage again .”

    Mrs McColl, Ellesmere Port, June 2018

    • “Had brilliant holiday owners made us very welcome with cake and fresh eggs and milk Lovely clean comfortable cottage would certainly deal with helpful holidays again and thank you for your efficient way you treat your customers”

    Mrs Upton, ROCHFORD, May 2018

    • “We thourally enjoyed our stay at 2 Shippen Cottage. Everything was catered for,like home from home and so peaceful. The bird feeders are a lovely touch as you get a variety of birds feeding. The welcome pack of milk eggs and cake was another lovely surprise. Plenty of room to move around all on one level ideal for disabled people. Overall we had a lovely break and will definitely return.Thank you.”

    Mr Hayes, BLACKBURN, May 2018

    • “A very peaceful retreat not too far from a village. The outside terrace was a delight to use and great for birdwatching The owners were very friendly but in no way intrusive. Just there if needed. Thanks for the welcome cake.”

    Mr Pont, GODALMING, May 2018

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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.
2 Shippen Cottages (see arrow 2): porch for coats/boots; stable doors into spacious, light open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with leather sofas, TV/DVD and French windows to deck (table/chairs). Two bedrooms, both smart with pretty valley views - a double (5' bed) with en suite roll-in shower-room (wet-room suite), and a twin with en suite shower-room.

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 Bathroom Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom Decking


One level. Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite roll-in wet-room shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Open plan living space with seating area, dining area, kitchen and French windows to decking.


  • 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 one car
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Wilmington 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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