Barn conversion on Hartland Peninsula - Peaceful Location Near The Sea, Surrounded by Country Side And Woodland
- english, spanish, Malay
We are a family of 5, with a dog called Santi, living on a small holding with ducks, geese and chickens.
Penny purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Penny chose Hartland
We came to live in North Devon via Surrey and Malaysia. We love the peace and quiet of West Staddon, the proximity to an incredibly beautiful coastline, the sea views from our house and garden, and being part of Hartland's interesting and diverse community.
What makes this Cottage unique
A peaceful getaway, down a private lane. The cottage is spacious and offers lots of different spaces to relax in whether the weather is warm or cold.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Absolutely perfect from start to finish
It was very clean, well equipped,comfortable,warm and relaxing. Penny had very kindly got us a cake and some eggs on arrival which was a lovely touch and her welcome was just right, how to contact her if needed but also gave us space to enjoy the cottage. I would recommend this cottage 100% it was just perfect.
We have just had a wonderful four night stay in ‘The Shippen’. A lovely welcome from Penny. The location was wonderful if you are looking for a place to get away from it all. The woodland in the grounds attracts a lot of birds, which you hear at all times during daylight hours. The cottage was neat and tidy but it was evident that pets had been there. Just a few dog hairs about, but nothing serious. Despite this, the cottage was lovely. The WiFi was good. Penny was lovely. It provided us with a great place to rest and relax. It is definitely a cottage we would love to rent again, but for longer next time.
Beautiful tranquil cottage with lovely garden & woods. Had a fantastic time with the family
Would recommend and will be definitely booking again
Lovely cottage to explore North Devon coast
The cottage was comfortableft, well kitted out with everything you neef for a long or short stay. The peaceful and beautiful surroundings were fabulous to wake up to and in the evenings after a day out. . Penny the host was friendly yet unobtrusive and we very much enjoyed the local eggs and lemon drizzle cake left for us. A great Base to explore the north Devon coast.
Peaceful stay in a lovely corner of Devon
A comfortable house in a very quiet location, down a track off a country lane. It is spacious and well equipped, especially the kitchen. The woodburning stove and conservatory are great if the weather is cool or wet. Lots of local information in the house and Penny is on hand for further recommendations. This is an ideal spot for walking, close to the southwest coast path but also near surfing beaches, swimming and local towns.
Relaxing and quiet stay
Very well equipped cottage. Very comfortable stay. Good location for cliff top walks. Lots of birds to spot on the coast and at the cottage. Easy access to local amenities. Hartland village has good eateries and only 3 mins away. Owner’s house is nearby and very welcoming. Definitely thinking of returning sometime.
10 minute drive to nearest beach at Hartland Quay with beautiful dramatic scenery. There are many other beaches in the vicinity, both small, quiet, rocky beaches around the Hartland peninsula and larger sandy beaches at Northam (20 minutes) and Bude (20 minutes). Surfing is very popular on many of the local beaches. The coastal path is easily accessible with well marked routes.
Exeter airport is approximately 1.5 hours drive away and Bristol Airport is 2 hours. There is a train station at Barnstaple with a bus service to Hartland Village. Buses run from the top of the lane to Bude several times a day.
1.5 miles to Hartland. Approximately 14 miles to Bideford, 10 miles to Kilkhampton and 14 miles to Bude. Exeter and Plymouth are both 1.5 hours drive away.
There are several pubs serving food within a short drive of the property - in Hartland village, at Hartland Quay and in Welcombe or further afield in Bideford or Bude. Hartland village has several shops which can supply newspapers and groceries. There is also a Post Office in Hartland with a cash machine.
There are beautiful gardens to visit at Docton Mill, Hartland Abey, Clovelly Court and Rosemoor.
There are surf schools in Bude which is a very popular surfing destination.