'Shippen' may mean 'cowshed' in Old English, but this smartly-converted barn set in 75 acres of farmland has definitely shrugged off that mantle! With Cornish slate floors throughout, bespoke fitted furniture and carefully considered decor, this one-level retreat also benefits from its own patio (which sees most of the sun during the day), use of a rear shared courtyard and a stunning heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, gym and deck overlooking the countryside. Quality and comfort are the priority here, and being close to Padstow and the wilds of the North coast makes this an exceptional property to head out and explore from. It's also very dog-friendly, so bring along your pooch for some exceptional walking.
The living area boasts a roaring wood-burner for when the days are a little cooler, a grey, soft-leather corner sofa for lounging and a huge flat screen TV/DVD (complete with full Sky package so you don't miss out on THAT series and for must-do film nights). Double doors swing out to a rear communal courtyard so that on warmer days you can bring the outside in. There's some fantastic artwork to be found, including a stunning piece by local artist Jethro Jackson which takes up the majority of the far wall. Cool colours bring a peaceful feel to the room, with just a hint of the sea.
The bespoke kitchen is lovely with cream cabinets, black granite work surfaces and royal blue tiling. It's fantastically equipped too for budding chefs and includes a gas hob and electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The dining area is just a step away with a large round table, perfect for long luxurious meals. In the private patio you'll find a barbeque and a set of tables and chairs, perfect for a spot of al fresco dining.
There are 3 bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefitting from a comfy 6ft bed and fabulous en suite. There is a further double with 6ft bed and a double which is a zip-and-link which means it can become twin beds if required. All three are beautifully furnished with hand-built wardrobes and units, quality linens and cosy blankets and throws.
The en suite to the master bedroom has a bath with a separate walk-in flower head shower, heated towel rail and soft-stone tiling. There is also a further shower-room with very roomy walk-in shower. Both have lots of storage space and great lighting.
The Shippen is full of everything you could possibly wish for in your home away from home. Nespresso machine with Aeroccino milk frother and selection of pods, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave. TV with DVD player and full Sky package, use of an iPad mini and Sonos system. Travel cot, highchair (please request these at time of booking). Shared use of a heated indoor infinity swimming pool and gym. Please ensure when using all outdoor areas, the pool and gym that children are supervised by an adult, all guests must follow at all times the safety recommendations detailed in the property.
Steps lead down to the large front patio with dining furniture and gas barbecue. To the rear of the retreat is a shared courtyard, both of which catch plenty of sunshine.
The Shippen also has shared use of a stunning heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, gym and fantastic decking area overlooking the lush countryside. Please ensure when using the pool, steam room and gym that children are supervised by an adult at all times.
Special 'Just for Two' rate
A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak weeks and school holidays. At The Shippen the discount is 15%. Call the office on 01872 553491 to book.
The house is fully WiFi connected so you can keep in touch with the outside world if you need to.
Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £30 per week or short break.
There is plenty of parking for up to two cars.
"Beautiful property, very clean and tidy. Excellent quality of furniture furnishings etc. Very thoughtful welcome hamper." August 2016
"The quality of the buildings and the comfort and flexibility of the accommodation were superb." August 2016
"Such a lovely place. Great location and the swimming pool really made the holiday." January 2017
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