The Shippon is situated on Cutthorne Farm between Wheddon Cross and Exford, set in a private valley deep in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. If you are looking for peace and quiet in the middle of some of the most beautiful countryside in England, then this is the place for you! The farm has 14th century origins and the property has been carefully converted into comfortable holiday accommodation from an original stone outbuilding; the name shippon means 'cow shed'.
Stone steps lead up from the cobbled yard to the front door which take you directly into the open plan kitchen and sitting room. The vaulted ceiling shows off the original beams and give a spacious feel to the property. The large window looks out over the duck pond and across the farmland beyond. The hallway leads away from the other side of the sitting room to the bathroom which has shower over bath, toilet and hand basin, and the two bedrooms. One is a double bedroom with king-sized bed, and the other is a twin bedroom, therefore sleeping up to 4 guests.
Stabling and grazing available so you could bring your horse on holiday to Exmoor with you.
The Shippon is adjoined to The Ballroom, another holiday property, which also sleeps 4 guests.
The Shippon kitchen is fitted with fridge (with freezer compartment), microwave, gas oven and hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television with Freeview, DVD player and DAB radio is provided and wireless broadband is available throughout the property. An iron, ironing board and hair dryer are also provided for your convenience.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The Shippon benefits from central heating fueled by biomass boiler, which keeps the property nice and cosy during the cooler months. There is also a gas-fired 'wood-burner' style stove in the sitting room, which can be used to boost the temperature if required. Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips.
Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. There may also be other non-perishable items like a salt, pepper and a few herbs or spices available. Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid, washing powder and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided. The water supply comes from a natural spring.
There is a private garden approx 35 metres from the cottage for guests sole use, a table and chairs are provided and it has great views down the valley. Guests are also welcome to walk in the fields, but please remember that it is a working farm so please keep clear of livestock (a plan of which fields are occupied will be provided in the cottage). Parking is available directly outside the property on the cobbled yard, which is shared with The Ballroom (holiday cottage next door).
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £25 will be added to your invoice. Please note: this cottage is situated on a farm therefore you are required to ensure your dog is kept under your control at all times, this includes free-range ducks and chickens in the yard where the cars are parked as well as livestock in the fields.
Furthermore, please do not allow your dogs on the furniture and do not leave them alone in the property at any time.
The farm offers turnout and stabling facilities for those wanting to bring their horse on holiday. Charges are £12 per night per horse for stabling and turnout on a DIY basis. Please contact us prior to booking to check availability for horses.
The Shippon is strictly non-smoking.