The Shippon - a barn conversion that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
We went for a week to stay at the Barn Conversion The Shippon , we were greeted by Rita with home made scones , strawberry jam and clotted cream ,a very warm welcome.The shippon was excellent it had everything we needed for a weeks stay,the jacuzzi was warm and relaxing with lovely views over the fields , were we could watch the stars and the local wildlife go by. Rita was available anytime we needed help, it is a lovely peaceful spot to stay, and I would highly recommend this for anyone who needs a place to recharge their batteries.
A great stay in a very relaxing location with lovely owners
Our stay in The Shippon was fabulous. It was very kind of the owner to greet un on arrival with a plate of homemade scones. Little things like local maps and milk in the fridge also added to our welcome. The owner also offered to sell us their free-range eggs, which was a nice little touch. Obviously the hot tub was a highlight of our stay, and it was great that we could adjust the temperature, as I was 7 months pregnant at the time and thought that 40oC would be too high. The location was great, as we were close to all the main attractions - Jamaica Inn, the Eden Project, Looe, and even St. Michael's Mount was only just over an hour's drive away. There were just a few minor things with the cottage that we felt could do with improvement - 1) the mattress in the bed was rather worn and uncomfortable, so maybe it needed replacing with a newer one, 2) the driveway into the property was full of potholes, so you needed a sturdy car and a strong constitution to drive along it, and 3) the lock for the door was very stiff and fiddly to lock/unlock. But apart from this, the cottage was in prime condition. We were told on arrival that the boiler had broken, but we still had hot water and the very next day the radiators were working again, so that was very quick service by the owners. The owners gave their recommendations for local pubs and restaurants, all of which were lovely. The highlights of our holiday were the Eden Project, Mevagissey, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Looe. We would love to visit again, only this time with our baby - the owners informed us that they provided cots and highchairs, which would be great for a future visit.
Glad to hear you enjoyed your say. Sorry the mattress was not good, we don’t sleep on it so hadn’t realised it was so soft, have ordered a new one today. Will have the lock checked out. Thankyou Rita
Not dog friendly
We left a day early. The place is lovely and super clean but no vacuum provided so you can clean dog hairs and the floors are oak and there are strict rules about cleanliness and dogs in the apartment. The landlady doesn’t want people using her vacuum as she is worried about scratches on the floor. (Should have had tiles or no dog policy). The owners dog is friendly but territorial to other dogs and is allowed to roam freely all over the site so every time my dogs saw it they went nuts wanting to play but when they got out the owners dog got snappy and I got shouted at for not having my dogs on a lead. I really restrained myself from not shouting back and decided we were just leaving instead.
I couldn’t relax as I wanted my deposit back so spent the whole holiday hyper alert to damage and cleaning.
We won’t go back. It really isn’t the type of place to have dogs. Cream and white furniture super sparkly.
Sorry to hear you were not happy. We keep the cottage in good repair and clean to suit everyone. I did say if you required a vacuum then just ask and I would bring one over. You commented that the cottage was very clean, but then scored us a 3, this is a contradiction. Other than no dogs on furniture there are no rules and I am sorry you could not relax, many people with dogs have said it is an ideal place to have dogs. When your dogs escaped they ran off and went into the workshop where my son was working with his spaniel, yes he is territorial and they entered his space and cornered him. This upset my son, dogs are usually kept on a lead in the area of the houses. Regards Rita.
Amazing little pad
Stayed here the week before the Easter Weekend. Really enjoyed the location, not to far from anywhere but far enough off the beaten track to be nice & quiet!
Homemade scones waiting on the table when we arrived was a lovely surprise & they didn’t last long!!
Would definitely recommend & happily stay again
We really enjoyed our stay at the Shippon, Rita was very accommodating and put up a surprise 50th birthday banner for my wife on arrival.
The home made scones were lovely as well.
Would definitely recommend.
absolutely perfect stay here with everything on hand for a comfortable relaxing break,unfortunately weather was a bit inclement so didnt get to use hottub as much as we would have liked but position within cornwall was perfect for day trips out and about
The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Lestitha Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!
The ancient stannary town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out! Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks.
Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families. The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years.
The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book.
To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.