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The Shippen

Gooseham near Kilkhampton, Cornwall (Ref. 1124523)

5.0

Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Sian

    “Has an amazing week in the most beautiful cottage.”

    All the extra touches - fresh flowers, cream tea and welcome pack, soft towels and beautiful bed linen all made the stay feel very luxurious. Veronica and Dave were great hosts and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. It was a pleasure to meet you and stay in your beautiful home. Sian, David and Matilda

    All the extra touches - fresh flowers, cream tea and welcome pack, soft towels and beautiful bed linen all made the stay feel very luxurious. Veronica and Dave were great hosts and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. It was a pleasure to meet you and stay in your beautiful home. Sian, David and Matilda

    - Sian, April 2024

    Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review and so pleased that you had a great time here. We would welcome you both back here anytime and of course Matilda. Property Owner

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size, 1 x twin
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External oil fired boiler with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • A gated paved driveway with Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Driveway continues to the Patio area with furniture and gas pizza oven
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 2.2 miles, beach 6.2 miles.

The property

Kilkhampton 5.4 miles.

This single-storey property lies in the sleepy hamlet of Gooseham, amidst the beauty of northeast Cornwall.

Set next to the owner’s 1700 century thatched home, The Shippen invites up to four guests and their canine companion seeking a heart-warming retreat to a quiet region of Cornwall.

After a day of walking, make yourself at home in the lounge, choosing a DVD from the provided selection before curling up beside the wood burning stove.

Allow the designated chef some space in the kitchen, appointed with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine, so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

Serve up a tasty supper on the dining table or why not dine alfresco style upon the patio furniture, appreciating the tranquil surroundings?

When the night grows dark, retreat to either of the bedrooms to catch your rest, including the master with a tasteful, four-poster king-size bed or the twin, ideal for the younger guests.

Adjoining the bedrooms via a Jack-and-Jill access is the family bathroom, complete with roll top bath, hand-held shower and a walk-in shower, 2 heated towel rails, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

When you’re ready to explore, pop on your walking boots and wander the local country lanes or the SW coastal paths; just over two miles away lies the historic Bush Inn, a 13th century pub full of history and intrigue.

Open all day every day noon until 10, serving good food from 12-2.30 and 5.30-8 - this is the ideal pub, boasting a garden with sea views on warm sunny days and a roaring fire for the cooler winter months.

Take off further afield to Kilkhampton, an old village home to a choice of independent shops, a convenience stores and 2 pubs to unwind in with a drink or meal.

Be sure to visit the seaside town of Bude and make the most of its sweeping sandy beach, coastal walks, famous open air Bude swimming pool, a golf course and an ancient castle to unveil the past.

Heading towards Cranford and Bideford, you can find family-friendly attractions including The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden and The Milky Way Adventure Park to keep the little ones entertained.

For a Cornish retreat that is close to coast and country, look no further than The Shippen.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £80.

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About the location

KILKHAMPTON

Bude 4 miles.

Kilkhampton is an historic Cornish village, 4 miles from the popular Victorian seaside resort of Bude, one of Cornwall’s premier holiday locations. With its old church, village shops and atmospheric village pubs, Kilkhampton is a lovely place to relax after a hard day exploring the stunning beaches and spectacular coastal scenery for which the area is famous. Bude’s beaches attract surfers from all over the country and when conditions are right you’d be hard pushed to find better surf. When the tide is out, miles of golden sand and hundreds of rock pools keep visitors occupied for hours. The South West Coast Path, and many other rights-of-way winding over the clifftops and through lush green fields looking out over the sea, make this area a haven for walkers and lovers of the open countryside. For those who prefer staying closer to home, a good shopping centre and a selection of pubs, two clubs and restaurants are on offer. Bude canal, a registered nature reserve, passes through the town, and rowing a boat along its calm waters or walking the towpath among the beautiful (and friendly) water fowl that live among the reeds is a great way to spend an hour or two. Within the area there are also 2 golf courses, an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley at the leisure centre. A perfect location for all that North Cornwall has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas