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Sleeps
10-18
Bedrooms
10
Dining
20
  • Weekly price
    from £ 1895
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1350
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1450
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 500

Joined us:

2010
Property Type: 
Houses
Big Holiday House near Totnes Ideal for Family Celebrations

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Shippon, Totnes, South Devon, sleeps 10-18 in 10 bedrooms.

The Shippon is a detached converted barn with fabulous views down to and over a completely unspoilt, building-free stretch of the navigable river Dart.

This is a fabulous place to bring your children and their friends or your friends and their children! With lots of space inside and out, the Shippon is a family friendly property where everyone can relax.

There are some good walks right from the door, especially into Totnes (40 minutes mostly on a good tarmac cycle track), where you will find an eclectic market town, packed with cafes, boutiques and great places for lunch. Along the route there are plenty of breathtaking views and lots of wildlife.

We're also lucky to have Sharpham Vineyard and award winning cheese makers just 20 minutes walk in the other direction, great for a wine & cheese tasting session by the river.

2016 has seen a number of improvements to the house including added flexibility with guests being able to choose whether to have a twin bedded layout or a kingsized bed in room 1. Plus the addition of a double with a extra single bed in room 6, which we hope gives you even more choice and enables you to sleep up to 19 in beds.

Inside the Shippon the majority of the heating is provided by economical electric infra red heaters with convector heaters in 3 bedrooms. There is always plenty of hot water from 5 immersion tanks. A wood burner in the sitting room gives added warmth and cosiness in the winter.

You approach the property down about a half mile private tarmac drive (please go slowly over the speed bumps), there is parking space for approximately 8 cars once you reach the Shippon.

Please note electricity is no longer included in the price, we ask you to pay for what you use at the end of the stay, based on the meter readings. We provide logs for a fire on your first evening (in winter), after that there are plenty for sale locally.

The hot tubs are a new addition for 2017. They are positioned in front of the house, taking advantage of the lovely views. A great way to enjoy a sundowner whether there's snow on the ground or its 25 degrees!

Please Note, the wifi in the property can be slow and unreliable :(

Facilities

Well equipped kitchen with two built in electric fan ovens and gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, chest freezer, plus much more.
There are 2 beech dining tables (both 8' x 4') usually put together to form a square and seat 18/20 but can be separated to seat 12 on each.
Large sitting room on first floor is really comfortable and has lovely views to the river and valley. There are 7 sofas so everyone can sit together.
There is a 48" flat screen TV with DVD player. And a full Sky package is provided.
BT phone line and Wi-Fi.
Spacious games room with table tennis and small pool table on the first floor. There is also a small colour television.
Infrared electric heaters & convector heaters throughout, 5 immersion heaters for hot water. There is a wood burner in the lounge, please bring logs.
A total of 19 can sleep in 10 bedrooms (4 doubles, 4 twins, 1 family room and 2 singles).
Beautiful 100% cotton linen is provided & there are duvets (down or fibre) throughout. Towels are not included from April 2018 for any new bookings.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There are 8 en suite bathrooms, one private shower room and one private wet room. Baths mats are supplied.
Please call to discuss, parts of the Shippon are wheelchair friendly and there is a wet room on the ground floor.
Spacious games room with table tennis and small pool table on the first floor. There is also a small flat screen colour television.
Exclusively for your property is a hard tennis court and a children's play area: big trampoline, slide and swings. There are also two hot tubs.
No longer available from September 2017
Off road parking for about 8 cars.
Smoking is only permitted outside. Please put all cigarette debris in the sand buckets provided.
Dogs are welcome by arrangement but aren't allowed in any carpeted areas (incl. bedrooms & lounge). Dogs are £40 each. A max of 2 per stay.

Location

Ideally situated close to the River Dart with good access to both South Devon coast and Dartmoor: both half an hours drive. Close to the lovely town of Totnes & Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy.
Totnes (40 mins walk, 2.5 miles by car).
Totnes with a variety of small, independently run shops - especially good local food suppliers and small boutiques.
Durant Arms, Ashprington. This is now a great village pub for food and drinks, especially as you can walk there along the River from the Shippon. If its a nice day we suggest the Malsters Arms nearby.

Booking Information

Friday changeover. Weekend and mid week bookings taken out of season.
Please note electricity is extra from £35/ 24hrs in the winter, £15/ 24hrs in the summer.
Damages deposit £600 fully refundable 7 days after departure.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
Yes
Hot Tub
Yes
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
Yes
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Sharpham Barton
Ashprington
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 7DX
United Kingdom
Totnes. 10 minutes drive, approximately £10 in a taxi.
National Express to Totnes. Community buses only to within half mile of property.
Exeter. 50 minutes drive.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night Weekend
Summer School holidays 2018
20th Jul 18 to 31st Aug 18
3850
3700
Early September 2018
31st Aug 18 to 7th Sep 18
3250
2800
Mid September 2018
7th Sep 18 to 14th Sep 18
2850
2500
Late September 2018
14th Sep 18 to 28th Sep 18
2600
2100
Late September/Early Oct 2018
28th Sep 18 to 5th Oct 18
2400
1600
Early October 2018
5th Oct 18 to 19th Oct 18
2200
1500
October half Term 2018
19th Oct 18 to 26th Oct 18
2500
2450
2300
Winter 2018
26th Oct 18 to 21st Dec 18
1895
1450
1350
Christmas 2018
21st Dec 18 to 28th Dec 18
3300
3100
NYE 2018
28th Dec 18 to 4th Jan 19
3300
3100

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The Shippon, Totnes, South Devon
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Jo Cooke

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Sharpham Barton
Ashprington
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 7DX
United Kingdom