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2 Shippen Cottages

Wilmington, near Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976034)

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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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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Killick

    “A lovely cottage ideal if you are looking for a place to get away from it all.”

    Situated in a remote position, quiet and peaceful. ...

    Situated in a remote position, quiet and peaceful. The cottage was very comfortable, warm, clean, spacious and very well equipped. Fresh baked buns provided by our hosts were a welcome surprise, and delicious. The days prior to our visit had been awful, several days of torrential rain and strong winds, so we were unable to explore our immediate surrounding area, incredibly wet and muddy, much to my dogs disappointment. However, we made up for it by taking her to Lyme Regis, a dog friendly resort, which was very enjoyable, even warm and sunny! To sit and look out over the valley and gardens was an absolute joy with the added enjoyment of watching in close up, a huge variety of birds on feeders, including two Woodpeckers. Sadly our visit was cut short, but we have no hesitation recommending this cottage, and hope to return in the future.

    - Miss Killick, November 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. 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 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.