Guest Book

Thank you for such a lovely week. We have really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage is amazing – you have thought of everything!
Thank you also for being such wonderful host’s, for showing us around your fantastic farm, introducing us to all your animals, for helping and giving advice and for making our holiday one to remember. We can’t wait to return…


The Kidd Family

Thank you for a lovely stay in the wonderful “Old Shippon”.
We’ve really enjoyed the tranquil setting and had fun watching the animals ~ especially the donkeys and the owl on her special TV channel (!)
Did a great circular walk staring from Morwenstow south to Duck Pool and inland, finishing at The Bush pub. Also loved the coastal path from Crookletts Beach to Northcott Mouth Beach.
Always a good feeling to come “home” to such a beautifully renovated and decorated house.


Malcolm Donkin and Leah Milton

Thank you for an amazing week at the ‘Old Shippon’
We have enjoyed some lovely BBQ’s in the beautiful sunny garden. We are sad to leave the owls who have entertained us with their comings and goings! A lovely place to spend the week – You have thought of everything.
Thank you


The Ashdowns

Many thanks. We had a great week despite the weather. Our kids loved seeing the animals on the farm and seeing the wildlife. The cottage is very well presented and is top quality.
Best regards,


The Sheridan Family

We had a wonderful stay at the ‘Old Shippon’
Our Labradors Spirit and Sonny enjoyed the garden and walks on the beach whilst our teenagers enjoyed the Wi –fi!. The accommodation is very nice, well presented and fully equipped- ‘home from home’. We will definitely come again.

P.s. Check out the Guest information folder which is excellent.
Many thanks & best wishes


The Padfields and the Dogs

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful barn.. We now have “house envy”! you’ve done a great job making it home from home and we will recommend it strongly to other dog owners from our part of the world. Sadly the weather was pretty unkind to us, so we have not got to experience what we envisaged, but we had one nice day into which we squeezed a lot ! Had we come last week we could have used the garden, the BBQ, the lovely patio equipment…… We will really try to come back and hope for better weather next time !

Kind Regards


The Bissekers  and Jasper the dog (Kent)

The end of an all to quick week in the fantastic Old Shippon, and the whole family are wearing long faces. We couldn’t have asked for any more in a holiday property and although the  weather didn’t allow us to make the best use of the garden and BBQ, the wonderful interior and addictive “owl cam” more than made up for it. This was our first visit to Devon and Cornwall and we loved it and will definitely make a return visit.  The search for suitable accommodation will certainly be a quick one !


The Massies’s (Aberdeenshire)

Just a wee note to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Devon and Cornwall, made all the more enjoyable by our stay at the beautiful Old Shippon. You’ve done an amazing job with the conversion- the kids would happily move here! The fresh flowers and the cream tea on arrival were very much appreciated and the scrabble message made us feel very welcome. We hope we’ll be able to pay a return visit- maybe a little more sun in the sky!

P.s. We loved ‘Owl Cam’.

Best Wishes


Family Massie

Beautiful Self Catering Cottage in Devon 
We had an amazing two weeks staying here at The Old Shippon. Beautiful barn conversion & the decoration is excellent.  So well  equipped with lovely quality items.
We were blessed with a week of pure sunshine, black rock, lovely dog friendly (dogs off the lead) beach, also enjoyed Summerleaze in Bude.
Loved the welcoming touches, scrabble board, scones and clotted cream, even thought of the dogs with a bowl of bones, thank you!
Will highly recommend this beautiful house, thank you.


Caroline, Michael, Grace, Morgan Finn (and Grandma) and Tilly & Paddy (the dogs)

Luxury Pet Friendly Holiday Cottage in Devon
Wow, what a beautiful cottage, well equipped and beautifully decorated.
We have had a thoroughly relaxing week, despite the weather! The girls loved meeting all of the animals and also watching the owls each day on the owl cam.
It has been a fantastic week and we hope to return.
Thanks Mr & Mrs Stenning (an Eliza) for all of your efforts.


Nigel, Leanne, Hannah and Isabelle (and Rosie the Dog)

Five Star Holiday Cottage in Devon
We had a lovely stay in The Old Shippon – its perfect for our family. Most of our days were spent at the beach(even when the weather was not great !) We found the best beach was Northcott Mouth, but we also went to Sandymouth and Widemouth Bay, which were also nice. Another thing we did was we went to The Upper Tamar Lake and did kayaking and sailing (the café does a very good Victoria sponge !)
We also enjoyed the facilities of The Old Shippon, such as the Wifi, the BBQ, games and DVD’s.
The Old Shippon is highly recommended.


Thank you, The Smails.

Luxury Dog Friendly Cottage in Devon
Thank you for a lovely week at The Old Shippon in North Devon.
We all enjoyed staying in this amazing house and loved watching the Barn Owls and bats, every night !
Missie especially enjoyed all of the dog facilities you provide and we all thought the field was a great place to walk her. The information folder was really helpful, especially the dog friendly beach guide and attraction leaflets.
We all loved spending a week in the country and are sad to be leaving !

Thank you so much!!


Peter, Sue, Elizabeth, Alice and Missie Vanstone.

5 Star Holiday Cottage in Devon
We have greatly enjoyed our stay in this lovely house, during our sons, wedding celebrations on the farm.
Thank you for providing for our creature comforts in such a splendid, attractive way.


Michael and Susan Pearson

Premier Cottage Near Bude
Many thanks for a wonderful holiday haven. You’ve been great and we really appreciate the opportunity to stay in this place.
You have provided a unique and beautifully finished holiday home.


The Rev’d George and Bonne Rogers

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