The Old Shippon at Dunsdon Farm is a three bedroom, Five Star restored stone barn, situated in picturesque North Devon countryside, and close to Bude and the North Cornwall coast. Dunsdon Farm is a 54 acre farm situated in open countryside adjoining the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve, designated as a SSSI, a rare and protected Culm grassland area. The Old Shippon is set within its historic farm courtyard setting, (with its own private entrance and garden, ideal for dogs), and having 23 acres of deer fenced woodland, ideal for a peaceful walk with your dog. The farm whilst being managed under conservation principals is grazed by our own fold of Highland Cows, horses and donkeys. We also have owl boxes (complete with cameras) situated in a nearby barn with a direct link to the television.
Barn in Holsworthy, North Devon, England - Peaceful Rural Location With Easy Access To The North Cornwall Coastline
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Paul Stenning
Rare grassland in Devon is getting a new lease of life thanks to an important restoration project. When Paul and Kirstie Stenning bought Dunsdon Farm seven years ago, they had no idea what an important conservation area they had moved into, the couple with their seven-year-old daughter Eliza, needed more land for their horses and were looking for an opportunity to run a rural business of some kind. What they have ended up doing is playing a major role in an important grassland restoration project and alongside running a sustainable holiday business. The focus of Dunsdon Farm is providing high quality pet friendly accommodation in a beautifully managed traditional farm environment.
Paul Stenning purchased this Barn in 2005
Why Paul Stenning chose Pancrasweek
The North Devon area is a beautiful traditional rural area, but with quick access to the nearby North Devon and Cornish coasts
What makes this Barn unique
Although the Old Shippon is in beautiful countryside, it is only 10 miuntes by car to the lovely Cornish seaside resort of Bude with its fine sandy beaches and small coves. Whilst staying at The Old Shippon our guests have access to our woodland plantation for excercising the dog, or just a wander with the Kid's When returning back to the cottage, they may be lucky enough to see The nesting Barn Owls on one of our Owl cams that is linked to the cottage.
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Five Star Accommodationin Devon
“Five Star Accommodation in Devon”
My wife and I have had a very nice time staying in a well deserved 5 star plus accommodation. This is a beautiful and interesting area of the country. We have been made very welcome and didn’t want for anything.
A sad goodbye to all the animals for us, and not forgetting the Barn Owls.
Many thanks once again. - The Barkers
Special interest holidays:
North Devon and North Cornwall are well known for their excellent watersports, particularly surfing and with the North Cornwall beaches of Bude and Widemouth Bay being only 15 minutes by car, this is an ideal location for an activity holiday.
Also just 2 1/2 miles away you will find Tamar Lakes, with a large watersports centre. Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and may other activities.
North Devon and Cornwall is an ideal spot for cycling, riding and walking holidays, with The Ruby Country trail, Bude canal and Atlantic coastal path, to name but a few.
North Cornwall’s spectacular coastline includes many fine beaches and coves.
Bude (7 miles)including Summerleaze and Crookletts
Sandymouth (11 miles)
Widemouth Bay (13 miles)
Crackington Haven (20 miles)
Northcott Mouth (10 miles)
Duckpool (8 miles)
Welcombe Mouth (13 miles)
All have stunning scenery and access to fantastic clifftop walks as part of the South West Coastal Path.
Also the historic villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Port Issac and Padstow.
This is a very peaceful rural area, so own car is essential.
Nearest Station - Barnstaple
Nearest Airport - Exeter
Nearest Sea Ferry - Plymouth
Holsworthy (Market Town) - 5 Miles
Bradworthy (Village) - 5 Miles
Bude (Castal Town) - 7 Miles
Bideford (Coastal Town) - 15 Miles
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Friday Changeover Day (Weekly) - Friday Weekend - Monday