The Shippen

Dating back to the 1700s, this cosy retreat is close to Trust woodland and Marsland Mouth, with Bude further afield.

All on ground floor:

  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Two bedrooms 1 double (four poster), 1 twin with sloping ceiling
  • Wetroom with bath and toilet (Jack ’n’ Jill access from both bedrooms)
  • Most rooms with terracotta tiled floor
  • Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included).
  • Oil underfloor central heating.
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Wi-Fi
  • High chair.
  • Blu-ray, stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • NB: Unfenced pond and stream in owner’s gardens.

Standing alone within a peaceful hamlet, this sympathetic, single-storey barn conversion dates back to the 1700s and has some facilities for less mobile guests including a wet room with a shower stool.  A warm and cosy retreat, it has been decorated and furnished with flair and enjoys sole use of a sitting-out area.

A 1½-mile walk through the Woodland Trust leads to the coast at Marsland Mouth, with its beautiful combe and river.

Sandy beach (Sandymouth Bay) is just 5-miles away.



4 in a double & twin bedroom

Shower room.

Garden, patio & furmiture

Ample rivate parking

Ground floor accommodation

Pets are not accepted

Gooseham, EX23 9PG.  10-miles from Bude town centre

Absolutely lovely accommodation. Cream tea ready in the fridge on arrival. All hand sanitizer, face mask and wipes were left for you .The Shippen is the best accommodation we have stopped in the host were friendly and welcoming even in Covid 19 restrictions. Will definitely be returning next year.


Very warm welcome. Scones, clotted cream and jam plus a bottle of wine in the fridge! Comfortable beds, open fire (made up for our arrival!), home from home. Great holiday. Bude a short drive away. We hope to return.


We loved it at the shippen the owners were so helpful to us and we loved the cottage xx


A lovely cottage with everything we needed and the children enjoyed exploring the garden. The owners were friendly and helpful and we couldn’t have wished for a more relaxing stay.


We’d rather not put a glowing recommendation on here as we would really like to keep this to ourselves. Like our secret perfect holiday home. I suppose that is a bit selfish really – so, Andy and Pam were really friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts. The cottage was perfect for our needs and in a lovely location. But please, keep it a secret. Definitely will be booking again, and again, and again…..! Thank you we had the best time

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