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The Shippen

Booking Ref: Bude 82

Quick Summary

  • Sleeps : 8
  • Bedrooms : 3
  • Pets : No
  • Distance to beach : 2 miles
  • Changeover day : Saturday

The Shippen Description

‘The Shippen’ is an impressive and roomy luxury stone barn conversion on the edge of fabulous & well known Coombe Valley (a favourite with ramblers), 2 miles from Kilkhampton village and 5 miles from Bude, North Cornwall. A 2 mile walk via footpaths down through National Trust Coombe Valley to Duckpool beauty spot and beach, leading on to miles of coastal and beach walks - great for walkers. Nearby Bude is a beach resort with large classic sandy beaches, a huge free open air beach swimming pool and other attractions associated with a resort town. The cottage is in an attractive rural setting on a working farm. There is a large rear patio area with table and seating, also suitable for children to play in. Farm gardens. Farm play field with goal posts & swings. Approx 5 minutes stroll over to free fishing on the farm’s 2 ponds. One pond (approx 66 yards long) was restocked with coarse fish (tench, golden rudd & carp). Tench up to 3lbs and carp up to 10lbs. Fun fishing (not for serious fishermen). The second pond dates back to mediaeval times and was originally used as a carp pond by monks in the 12th century and is one of the oldest carp ponds in the country (featured on a T.V. programme). The pond has now been set aside as a nature sanctuary and migratory birds including ducks commonly make an appearance. The ponds are in a pretty, wooded setting, making a great venue for picnics, fishing, or just to enjoy the scenery. The more energetic may enjoy the walk across the adjacent field (with panoramic views over the countryside) along the footpath through the farm’s 13 acres of woodland.

Prices Per Week

2019: To April 13 £391, April 13 to 27 £431, April 27 to May 25 £391, May 25 to June 1 £660, June 1 to 22 £320, June 22 to 29 £250, June 29 to July 6 £360 , July 6 to 12 (Friday - not available to vacate on the Saturday) £360, July 13 to 20 £430, July 20 to 27 £550, July 27 to Aug 24 £973, Aug 24 to 31 £828, Aug 31 to Sept 7 £300, Sept 7 to Oct 19 £340, Oct 19 to 26 £340, Oct 26 onwards £392 (except Christmas £511 & New Year £637).


Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed & en-suite shower room with shower, washbasin & toilet & T.V.and large feature window with lovely country views Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed with en-suite shower room with shower unit, washbasin, toilet & T.V. Bedroom 3 (a large family room) has 4 single beds. Also a family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, toilet and washbasin, which has a door leading into bedroom 3 and a door leading onto landing. Large downstairs open plan area. The kitchen area has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. The lounge/dining area has a widescreen T.V. (surround sound) & DVD.WI-FI Internet.

Cottage Facilities

WI-FI INTERNET. Cot & High Chair. Linen inclusive. Electric inclusive. Heating is inclusive and easy to keep warm with wall mounted electric radiators in all rooms including bedooms and also a feature woodburner electric fire in lounge area.

Miscellaneous Information

Adjacent off the road parking space for 3 cars. No pets. WI-FI INTERNET.


Rear patio garden
Lounge area
Lounge area
Dining area
Dining area
Bedroom 1
Country View from bedroom 1
Bedroom 1  en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2  en-suite shower room
Bedroom 3
Family bathroom
Coombe Valley from cliffs at Duckpool beach
Kitchen area
Field with goalpost, swings etc
Picnic & fishing lake
Sunset Duckpool beach
Duckpool beach
Bude - Crooklets beach
Bude Canal - boat hire
Bude - Crooklets beach
Bude - free beach swimming pool
Bude - Summerlease beach
Bude - rock pools