The Shippon is close to the pretty village of Ashprington and 2 miles from the historic riverside town of Totnes in South Devon. It is conveniently situated whether you are looking for beaches (Bantham 15 miles, Paignton 8 miles) or moorland (Dartmoor 12 miles). Totnes is a small and interesting town full of charming and unusual small shops. There is an extensive craft and cultural centre at Dartington Hall, just a short distance away. We are surrounded by farms and generally the farmers operate on organic or natural principles. One of our neighbours makes an excellent blue sheeps cheese (Beenleigh Blue). Most of the farmers welcome visitors provided the normal country codes are adhered to, such a closing gates and keeping to footpaths. In addition to all this and on a very practical note, all the leading supermarkets will deliver an online order and we are happy to sign for it prior to your arrival, if you wish.

Great walks

Even though The Shippon is in lovely peaceful surroundings you could avoid using your car completely, it’s a beautiful 40 minute walk/15 minute bike into Totnes along the River on part of the National cycle Network. Once there you will find lots of great cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as a high street that is home to fabulous independent shops.

Even closer than Totnes is Sharpham Estate, home to an award winning vineyard, cheese makers and cafe, wine and cheese tastings are definitely recommended as are the lovely lunches in the cafe overlooking the River, all within a 20 minute walk (5 minute car journey!) Another neighbour makes an excellent blue sheeps cheese, Beenleigh Blue and farms River Dart oysters.