A big comfortable house sleeping 19 people in 10 bedrooms each with their own bathroom, with excellent views and lovely living spaces, perfect for big groups of friends and families.

Welcome to the Shippon

This lovely, rustic, detached barn located just outside Totnes, has magnificent views down to the River Dart. Located in a beautiful, peaceful valley this is a fabulous place to bring your children and their friends or your friends and their children!

The Shippon has been designed with large groups in mind, providing all the equipment, space and facilities needed to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable break. The kitchen has a dining space that seats 19; so meals can be enjoyed altogether around one big table. There is also a large outdoor dining space, two Webber coal BBQs and sun loungers, so you can make to make the most of the warmer days and evenings. In the winter the big living room, with its 7 sofas, log burner and beautiful views, is a great space to relax in. And when the days are done, there are 10 comfortable bedrooms and 10 bathrooms to retreat to!

The Shippon is conveniently positioned just 10 minutes walk from the National Cycling Network route. This takes you along a stunning stretch of the River Dart to the popular town of Totnes in one direction (40 minutes amble). Or 20 minutes in the other direction you will find Sharpham Vineyard and Cafe and a lovely village pub. So once you are here there may be no need to use your car for the duration of your stay! After all that activity guests in the Shippon now have exclusive use of two lovely cedar hot tubs. These hot tubs are located just in front of the house (with full child proof lids). So that you and your friends will be able to relax and soak up the beautiful views whilst enjoying the therapeutic benefits of a soothing hot tub.

The owners have been welcoming groups to The Shippon for many years, successfully creating a happy, easy-going atmosphere where guests, no matter how old or young, can relax and unwind.


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We understand how disappointing it can be if you have to cancel your weekend away or family holiday. We have spent the last few months helping guests to re-schedule their special occasions.

Understandably everyone is apprehensive about committing to reserving a property after the recent pandemic. With this in mind we now offer a risk free booking guarantee that comes into force for all new bookings made after 6th June 2020 for arrival dates from 1st August 2020 onwards.

How does it work? 

If you make a new reservation today for any date after 1st August 2020 then your booking is automatically covered by Master Cancel. The scheme allows you to cancel your booking anywhere between 60 days to 2 days before your arrival. You can cancel for any reason, a member of your party is unwell, or you are unable to travel due to a travel ban as we have at present.

Once you have made your reservation the deposit payment of 30% of the rental total is required within 48 hours. Once payment is received, then your booking is confirmed, and your final balance is due 56 days before arrival. If you need to cancel your reservation within the time frame of the policy, you need to inform Devon Holiday Cottages immediately and then you will receive the full amount you paid; this is refunded to your bank account within 7 days of the original departure date of your reservation.

What if I cancel my booking and it is more than 60 days or less than 2 days before arrival?

Then our standards terms and conditions apply. Once we have received notice that you wish to cancel your reservation, we would release the dates back for sale, once those dates have been re-sold you would then receive a refund less an administration fee. For more information, please see our T&CS’s.