We spent 8 days at Lower Willsworthy, and had a grand time. The cottage is spotless and very comfortable, with everything one could want and all in working order. There are fine views of Dartmoor and it's an easy walk to the edge of the moor itself. We really enjoyed watching the parade of horses, ducks, chickens and Canada geese going past our windows. Sophie and Mike, the owners, are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and it was a real pleasure to talk with them. Tavistock is a neat town to wander around in; we spent a lot of time in the market and the town museum. On Mike's recommendation, we had lunch at the Peter Tavy Inn (3-4 miles away) one day; it was excellent.
This is one of the nicest places we've stayed at in our five recent summers in England; we would love to come back.
The Shippen is exactly the place we have been looking for! Secluded but safe. Wonderful to be amongst so much beautiful scenery. Beside a flowing river, woods and lake and many birds to watch in the garden alongside our daily visitors - pheasants, squirrels and a vole. Despite a problem with the underfloor heating, the cottage was cosy because of the electric fires supplied. The outside seating could have been cleaned up including those by the river however we would still love to return one day soon. Thanks to our kind hosts.