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Self-catering cottages on a working farm, near Saltash. Quiet rural location. - The Shippen

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Saltash - Markwell Farm Cottages

4 cottages (sleeping 2-6) on a 400 acre working farm in a quiet rural location.

Markwell Farm is situated about 1.5 miles from Landrake village and the A38. Easily accessible, it is reached just 5 miles after crossing the River Tamar at Plymouth. Its quiet location affords superb views over rolling countryside with the spectacular St Germans viaduct and the River Tiddy as its centrepiece. The farm, which is 400 acres, has suckler cows and a large sheep flock as well as growing arable crops. Of course there are also a collection of dogs, cats, ponies,goats and pet lambs to greet you and make friends with. Two 18th century barns have been tastefully converted into 4 cottages each sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Offering high quality, self-catering accommodation in a tranquil location but within easy reach of the best that Cornwall has to offer. Children are welcome and we can accept dogs in some of the cottages. While it is a commercially run farm, features have been enhanced to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy their stay to the full. Find Markwell Farm on Google.

Markwell Farm: Visitors are encouraged to walk round the farm and enjoy the views and the animals. There is plenty of space for children to play.

Look out for the Buzzards and the Badgers, listen for the owls at night.

Here at Markwell we have a 40 cow suckler beef herd which calves in the spring and a large sheep flock. The flock is made up mainly of commercial breeds but we do have a few rare breed White faced Dartmoor ewes who are a small hardy breed local to the area. This breed of sheep featured on the award-winning film 'Warhorse', filmed on location on Dartmoor.

Also on the farm we have a collection of vintage tractors which range in age from 1926 to 1960. We will be happy to show them to you.

Beaches: South East Cornwall enjoys some lovely sandy beaches. From the small villages of Kingsand and Cawsand to the rock pools of Downderry and Seaton. At low tide there is a large stretch of sand at Whitsand Bay, though the walk back up is a bit steep. Looe combines the beach for the children with the shops and wonderful cream teas.

Finding us: We can be found on any major search engine where you can also access our live webcam.

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Details for holiday cottage The Shippen, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The Shippen is a 2 bedroom cottage on 2 levels. The large bedrooms have balconies which overlook the gardens and the River Tiddy. The living area is downstairs. There is a stair gate on the bottom of the stairs. There is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and a twin bedroom with seperate shower room. Downstairs there is a large living room with table and chairs, sofas, tv (Freeview), dvd etc and a well equipped kitchen.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allison Brazington & Matthew Coates
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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About Allison Brazington & Matthew Coates

We have been tenants on this 400 acre mixed farm since 2000.The barns were converted into holiday cottages in 2001.

Allison Brazington & Matthew Coates purchased this cottage in 2001

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet rural location with stunning views but less than 2 miles from the A38.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

The Shippen
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

lovely views of viaduct

  • 4 of 5

All 4 of us enjoyed our stay at Markwell Farm. Alison's scones on arrival were amazing! The accommodation was adequate, clean and tidy and we could easily access the parts of Cornwall we wanted to see. The pub in the village is excellent and their Sunday lunch is superb.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a peaceful location with fabulous views the look no further than here. The views from the windows are superb, across and along the river, with the viaduct framing it and the fields all around it's perfect if that's what you're looking for. Absolutely fantastic for stargazing on a clear night! The Shippen was comfortable, well appointed and, apart from an awkwardly placed microwave and fridge freezer under the stairs is all you need for a self catering holiday. The main bedroom is accessed through the twin but if a young family is staying that's probably not a problem. Alison, our host, was really friendly and welcoming. Quite easy to get to Plymouth or over to Dartmoor and only a short drive down to places like Looe, Fowey or Charlestown and the Eden Project.

A great place to stay. Mobile phone signal is poor though.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Nein Danke,nie Wieder!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

Sehr Schmutzig,diese Wohnung können wir nicht weiter empfehlen!!!

Vermieter machen auf Ferien auf dem Bauernhof man ist aber

mit lauter anderen Parteien in einem Nebenhaus abgeschottet.

Die Wohnung ist nicht erträglich, wirklich ekelerregend!!

Angefangen von verkrusteten und lebendigen Auflaufformen, siffigen Böden und allerhand grabel Tieren bis hin zu fremden Haaren, verstopften Duschabläufen gab es alles zu entdecken...

Den so "sympathischen Bauer" auf dem Traktor haben wir nie zu Gesicht bekommen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Wonderful relaxing holiday - ideal!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at The Shippen on Markwell farm. The view of the farm and viaduct from our bedroom was stunning. We used the farm as a base to visit a lot of Cornwall's delights. These included The Eden Centre (the zipwire is a must!), St. Ives, Padstow, Looe, Polperro, Newquay - Fistral Beach, Land's End, Port Isaac and Bude.

Hospitality at the farm was great. Scones with jam and clotted cream all ready for us on arrival. ideal after a journey down from Glasgow. Our son was delighted to find how close he could get to the sheep, goats, cows, horses, dogs, cat and Llama's.

At night you can sit outside with a glass of wine and look up into a sky just bursting with stars (no light pollution!) - Just ideal! Very quiet, peaceful nights sleep.

Would whole heartedly recommend.

J. McLeod.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Beautiful holidays with great view

  • 5 of 5

We spent one wonderful week in The Shippen. Allison and Matthew were very friendly. OUR KIDS (13 and 10 years old) enjoyed the farm with the animals, especially molly, the dog. Our daughter would be very happy, if Allison could give her the receipe for the awesome scones, we get as a welcome.

We made a lot of trips, Eden Project and Tintagel for example.

We can realy recommend The Shippen and the farm and for sure we will book it once more for holidays there.

Thank you very much for these wonderful days.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Far from the Madding Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We love Markwell. We have visited the farm a number of times and have stayed in most of the cottages now. All are lovely, well equipped and comfortable. The owners, Allison and Matthew and their children are very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Why do we return? A feeling of home from home, the beautiful views and the freedom to stroll around wonderful countryside with our dogs ensuring that after a few days all the stress of everyday life melts away. Will we go again - yes definitely! Would we recommend it - yes definitely.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Exeter or Newquay
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Bullers Arms, Landrake
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Mellion International course.
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 Exeter, ( A38 less than 2 miles.)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Notter Bridge Inn, Landrake
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Dry ski centre, Plymouth
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Seaton or Looe
Car: recommended

Markwell Farm is less than 2 miles from the village of Landrake - with its pub & shop / po - and the A38. Ideally placed for walkers as we are between Bodmin and Dartmoor. There are also lovely walks in the Lynher and Tamar valleys. A number of NT houses and gardens, including Cothele are nearby. The beaches of Whitsand Bay and the smuggling villages of Looe & Polperro are less than 10 miles away.Seaton is a safe beach for children to play, about 8 miles away. Carp fishing is available on site, with other sites locally, along with horse riding, sailing and windsurfing. Plymouth is home to the National Marine Aquarium, The Pavilions (ice skating, swimming & theatre), museums. Local activities for children include The Donkey Park, Bodmin & Wenford Steam railway. A little further afield is Trethorne Leisure park, The Lobster hatchery at Padstow, Ben's play world at St Austell, not forgetting the Eden Project and The Lost gardens of Heligan which are about 40 minutes away.

Other Activities: clay pigeon shooting, dry skiing, health club/gym, canoeing, boat trips & sea fishing

Golf: We are less than 5 miles from the internationally renown St Mellion club which has 2 x18 hole courses. The China Fleet Club in Saltash is about 4 miles away. Looe, Launceston, Lostwithial and Whitsand Bay are all a short drive away and have excellent facilities.

Ski: There is a dry ski and tobaggan centre in Plymouth for those who are looking for excitement.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saltash, South East Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) available from November - Easter (exc Christmas and New Year), subject to availability.
Prices include vat, bed linen, electricity and winter (Oct - May) at owners discretion.
Available for longer winter rentals. Please contact us for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for The Shippenin Saltash in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite for the double bedroom. The other shower room is separate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bed linen supplied. Please note that the double bedroom and ensuite are accessed through the twin bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Night Storage Heating. Shared washing machine near the cottages.

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