House in Ashprington, Nr. Totnes, South Devon - Peaceful rural location, great walks right from your door, hot tub, tennis court, woodburner
About Jo Cooke
My name is Jo and my parents have lived in this area for over 40 years, first farming and making cheese then in 1990 converting - what used to be their milking parlour for their herd of beautiful Jersey cows, into this fabulous 10 bedroom house which has been popular with guests ever since. I now endeavour to create a happy, easy-going atmosphere and try to make your holiday special.
Jo Cooke purchased this House in 1965
Why Jo Cooke chose Ashprington
This property is always clean with lots of space for a big group to either be together or retreat into their own space (with all bedrooms having their own bathrooms). The wow factor is simple; when you drive down the drive the valley opens up into some of the loveliest river valley views Devon has to offer. This is a very peaceful spot, there is no traffic noise, no pylons and just the sounds of the countryside that welcome you when you arrive and continue for the duration of your stay. A great, affordable place to get away from it all. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable and all bathrooms are simple and clean.
What makes this House unique
People keep coming back because of the views, the facilities, the indoor and outdoor space, the fact its so close to the lovely town of Totnes yet in a unique peaceful valley. Plus it has modern, clean and comfortable accommodation.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is only permitted in outside areas.
Dogs are permitted (maximum of 2) see T&C
Max guests:19 (sleeps up to 19 adults)
Dogs are permitted (maximum of 2) but you will be charged £40 per dog per stay payable to the owner on arrival.
Music, Drones and Fireworks No fireworks or “lanterns in the sky” please, all outside music must stop by 10pm, no operation and use of drones please.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Best family holiday EVER
The Shippon is perfect for a large family holiday. There was plenty of room for all 14 of us. The view had us all outside most of the time and the hot tubs were the icing on the cake. Beautiful, peaceful location suited us all. The kitchen was well equipped and met all our needs including cake baking. The children loved the play area and trampoline and the adults took advantage of the tennis court. Everyone loved the Games room. Although the lounge had masses of room and more of those great views, we hardly had time to sit there as we were always outdoors. The barbecues and garden tables kept us outside even at mealtimes. The location gave us easy access into Totnes, Dartmouth and the Torbay area.
The owner was lovely and friendly and quietly checked on the hot tubs on a regular basis throughout our stay. Not having to take our own towels (apart for use outside) and bedding made packing simpler. We all loved eating breakfast round the large dining table and it was nice that those in the kitchen were part of chats as the cooking was going on.
We would happily go back again and again.
That is such a lovely review Ann, thank you so much for your kind words. It was so nice meeting you and your family :) You were fab guests, leaving the place lovely and tidy and we really hope to be able to welcome you back again in the not to distant future.
"wonderful just wonderful"
We stayed at the Shippon for a week in Aug 2019 this place is so lovely. A family of 17 we never felt space was an issue.The tennis courts were well used and the hottubs with the beautiful view more so. Everything you could need was provided in the kitchen except ... a wine stopper ..( note to self must drink prossecco quicker) and the cotton sheets on the beds were just lovely.Given the chance we would be back! Just to add Jo our host was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.Well worth the long drive for us all!
Thanks Paula, you and your lovely group were fabulous guests and made my job of looking after you all very easy!
Devon Get Together
A wonderful house far from ”The Madding Crowd” Beautifully situated in some of Devons most picturesque scenery we could not have hoped for a more suitable location for our annual family get together.
Great place for a group of friends and family
Well equipped, beautiful location, comfortable house, all that you need for a great break away with a big group.
Great place for family - especially when the sun shines!
Excellent venue, lots to do. Quiet location and beautiful views.
I'm really glad that you all enjoyed your stay Mike. I hope the rest of the summer is equally lovely!
Property was well presented in a stunning location with unforgettable views across the fields to the river Dart, the property was well equipped with 2 Hot Tubs that were in use every day from 6.30am 'till dusk, trampoline, swings, swimming pool, tennis court as well as all the indoor games such as Pool and Table Tennis, apart from that there were walks around into Ashprington and Totnes or wherever you wanted to go.
The accommodation was well planned out and suited our family of six couples including grandparents and plus nine grandchildren, with two newly born!
There were adequate cooking facilities and utensils, with a double oven and two grilles and a lounge that was hardly used as there was so much else to see and do in the surrounding area including our favourite places, Dartmouth and Dartmoor.
All in all a most popular choice for every one of our family, an unforgettable holiday...we'll be back!
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
Special interest holidays:
Walking, cycling (located 5 minutes cycle from the national cycle network route), painting, yoga
30 minutes drive to nearest beach Blackpool sands, Dartmouth
Nearest train station is Totnes
Totnes, 3 miles
Supermarket delivery available