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The Shippen

Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 975735)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “We have stayed in holiday cottages all over the country for the past 40 years. This is without doubt the best one we have ever stayed in and the owners are friendly and helpful.”

    Miss Pomfret, BIDEFORD, October 2018

    • “Cottage was lovely and clean, very comfortable. Home from home. Great location with easy access on to the Moors and a short trip in the car to Tavistock where there are plenty of shops, cafes etc.”

    Miss Wheeler-osman, Norwich, August 2018

    • “We loved the upside down aspect of the cottage and the location was unique. It is close to Dartmoor and the town of Tavistock.We used the cottage as a base for long walks with our dog. Everywhere was dog friendly. We would definitely book this cottage again.”

    Mr Hough, UXBRIDGE, May 2018

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The Property

Within the Dartmoor National Park, 2 miles from Tavistock and sheltering privately in wooded farmland, is Grenofen Manor. The Shippen is a semi-detached ‘upside down’ cottage converted from an old milking parlour, one of many handsome barns and stables which served the manor house. It has pretty views of well-kept flower-filled grounds and long views to the moor, and its own little secluded garden (table/chairs, barbecue) for sunbathing/snoozing (not ball games). Lots of footpaths around.
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, freezer, fridge, electric range-style cooker) with smart TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR, iPad with iTunes (Bluetooth speaker) and stable doors to little conservatory (cane chairs) leading to garden. Downstairs (stairgate), two bedrooms - a double, and a twin (hooks for clothes-hanging); shower-room (suite). Tumble drier and secure bicycle storage in part of garage opposite. A lovely quiet place.

Tavistock: fine ancient town on the River Tavy on the edge of Dartmoor, evolving around an abbey founded in 974, and Sir Francis Drake’s home town. Lots of interesting shops, pannier/farmers’ markets, pubs, restaurants, wharfside theatre (also films/live music), leisure centre. Golf, 1½ miles; horse riding and cycling routes within a few miles. Nat. Trust places (Cotehele, Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Saltram House) nearby. Plymouth, 9 miles.


Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, WC and basin. Upstairs open plan living/dining/kitchen. Conservatory.


  • Night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Blu-ray, 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
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

TAVISTOCK Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles. A delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of independent shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay and the Historic Royal William Yard. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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