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The Shippon at Lestitha Farm has undergone a complete refurbishment over the winter of 2014 / 2015 into a luxurious one bedroom holiday home. All on one level, the Shippon will be easily accessible for all and is designed to take in the extensive views over the rolling countryside. This is a brilliant place to stay for couples looking to escape to a peaceful rural location with beautiful views, yet within easy reach of many places to see.

Lestitha Farm is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, conveniently just 5 minutes drive off the main A38 dual carriageway at Liskeard. The south Cornish coast town of Looe is just 20 minutes away with nearby beaches. There are also extensive water sports at Siblyback Reservoir just 10 minutes away. The walking around Bodmin Moor is just superb and dogs will be in heaven! Wheel Barn is located next door and can accommodate 4 guests. This can be booked at the same time.


The Owners are very welcoming and will provide lifts to the local pubs for evening meals upon request.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: Entrance to the sitting room with the Master bedroom leading off. The bedroom has a 5' double bed. The sitting room has a flat screen TV, wood burner and glorious views over the rolling countryside. There is an en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
Exterior: Garden with external furniture. There is also a 2.5 acre enclosed paddock on the farm for exercising dogs.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via central Biomass heating and the wood burning stove with ALL logs provided. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with ice box and dishwasher. A washer/dryer is available on request from the owner. The sitting room area has a flat screen, digital TV & DVD player. There is a private hot tub on the patio. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board available, on request from the owner. The property benefits from extra wide internal doors (2'9").

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, logs for the wood burning stove, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at the small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week, but please remember that dogs cannot be left unattended at the property alone. There are parking facilities for at least 2 vehicles, plus more. Regrettable smoking is not permitted. There is a cot & high chair available. On request at the time of booking, a camp bed can be provided in the bedroom for a child under the age of 10. There will be an additional charge of £25 per week for this which will include the provision of bedding, bed linen and towels.


General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit / debit card as a security deposit is required.

The highest village in Cornwall is Minions which is a mere 4 miles from Lestitha Farm on the south east corner of Bodmin Moor, and has a wealth of ancient archeological sites dating from the early bronze age onwards and they are really popular with walkers and hikers, these include the Hurlers, three stone circles dated at around 1500 BC, a line through the centre of them brings you to Rillaton Barrow a large burial mound. Alternatively on the top of Stowes Hill, overlooking Minions, you can see the Cheesering, a natural formation of balancing stones formed during the last ice age and by thousands of years of erosion, the name derives from the shape of the stones and will become patently obvious on viewing!

The ancient stannary town of Liskeard is at the head of the Looe Valley and is approximately 12 miles east of Bodmin. Liskeard is one of the few remaining towns in Cornwall to still have a livestock market. It serves a number of small surrounding villages and is the gateway to Bodmin Moor. Liskeard is also the starting point of the Liskeard to Looe railway, one of the most scenic railway trips in the country and a delightful day out! Bodmin Moor, bisected by the newly expanded A 30 is home to one of Cornwall's Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Reaching a height of 1,377 feet above sea level at Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point. The heather covered granite moorland provides East Cornwall with the most stunning country views and rugged walks.

Near Blisland you will find two of Cornwall's stone circles, the Trippet Stones and Stripple Stone Henge and just round the corner, one end of the famous Camel Trail. The 18 mile Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths, providing a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge out to Padstow, eminently suitable for families. The National Lobster Hatchery at Padstow neighbours Rick Steins empire on the North Coast. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway, the first steam operated railway in Cornwall, takes in 13 miles of countryside. Also just outside Bodmin is the Camel Valley Vineyard who have been winning awards for their home grown wine for the past 20 years.

The National Trust have a number of properties nearby - Lanhydrock House, Trerice, Cotehele and Antony (used for Disney's Alice in Wonderland), Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. Slightly further afield is the Eden Project in St Austell. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book.

To the east is the Tamar Valley, a stunning, quiet, picturesque region with some beautiful villages including Calstock with its impressive Viaduct dominating the village, Calstock Quay was originally used for transportation of tin as there is a deep water navigable channel at the top of the tides, although the construction of the Tamar Valley Railway in the early 20th century led to most cargo being transported by rail. Further up stream is Morwellham Quay with its fantastic open air museum, Morwellham Quay has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, the cultural arm of the UN, and is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape. Originally set up by the Benedictine Monks from Tavistock Abbey in 961 as a trading route to Plymouth via the Tamar. Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town on the edge of Dartmoor and just across the border in Devon, it has a wealth of fine pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and tourist attractions.

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 3

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2017-08-01

Guest from Lakenheath Brandon stayed for 7 nights.

holiday

Lovely comfortable place to stay. Didn't like the ride to get to it much but beautiful views and a very nice welcome when we arrived.

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2017-07-26

Guest from Surrey stayed for 3 nights.

Lovely property

Small but perfectly formed ! A lovely 1 bedroomed property with every possible amenity you could wish for. Everything was modern, new and spotlessly clean. Home made scones left for us on arrival which was a lovely touch.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2017-05-23

Guest from Carlisle stayed for 7 nights.

A lovely place to stay

.We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Shippon. We were treated to a lovely cream tea on arrival and the cottage was perfect.There was plenty to see in the area and the week went by too quickly. Thank you Rita and Mark

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2017-03-14

Guest from Chertsey stayed for 28 nights.

A fabulous place to stay,

Rita and Mark the owners are friendly helpful and very pleasant. Our stay is prolonged as it is a temporary home while are own house is renovated so the surroundings and company are very appreciated. Our dog Sienna also agrees as the freedom to run in the field is a dog's delight. Thank you. Rita and Mark.

4.3

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 4

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 4

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2017-01-01

Guest from stayed for 3 nights.

Very welcome stay

Good location Lovely place to stay Friendly and welcoming Great area to stay in to explore the area.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-09-25

Guest from Hereford stayed for 3 nights.

A lovely barn conversion with great views

We stayed at the shipping for a few nights in September. It's very convieniently located for Devon and Cornwall and a lovely place to come back to after a busy day exploring. Rita welcomed us with delicious homemade scones and cream and was extremely friendly and helpful. The accommodation is very clean and well equipt and we would highly recommend a stay here.

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-09-13

Guest from Martock stayed for 7 nights.

Holiday

My stay was very comfortable. My only gripe was that the dogs were not allowed out of the property on their own. I know that there is a designated field that they can run in but being in a wheelchair meant that my wheels ended up caked in mud, and then the mud transferred to the cottage. My suggestion would be a small picket fence around the Shippon so preventing them from roaming too far. Apart from that 10/10

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-08-24

Guest from Sutton stayed for 7 nights.

The Shippon

The Shippon is a perfect get-away for a couple wishing for a peaceful break away from crouds and noise. The view west across the fields is fantastic. The hosts were very helpful and friendly, without being intrusive.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-08-16

Guest from Horsham stayed for 7 nights.

Stay at the Shippon

On our arrival to the cottage we were greeted by amazing views of the countryside. We were then met by the owner and given fresh scones and cream, Perfect after a long drive. The cottage was spotless and very modern inside, even has a handy dishwasher. Our stay at the Shippon was brilliant, can't recommend highly enough and being dog friendly is also a big plus! P.S make sure you check out the amazing sunsets over the hills!

3.7

Out Of Five

Not Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 3

Comfort: 3

Condition: 5

Location: 3

Value For Money: 3

Review Date:2016-07-25

Guest from Cardiff stayed for 6 nights.

See Booking.com review

It was OK but nothing special. Nice build, minimal content. Accept dogs but not that friendly. It served a purpose as we needed to be in the location.

Reply from Rita and Mark

Other visitors have been more than happy with the style and facilities and comment that the main feature is the view and location. We invite visitors to speak to us during their stay if they have any questions or concerns. This person left with no comment. We disagree with the comments about not being pet friendly as we asked that the puppy be kept on a lead in the garden area three times,as we have many free range chickens and it was chasing them. We do offer a 2.5 acre paddock to exercise dogs. Please read other reviews from very happy customers.

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 4

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-07-19

Guest from Cambridge stayed for 7 nights.

Wonderful retreat

We had a lovely stay at the Shippon. This was a well needed break and owners of the farm are very accommodating. It's central in Cornwall so easy access to both coasts and other locations. Great for dogs

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-07-05

Guest from Arundel stayed for 7 nights.

Very quiet, clean and confortable in beautiful location. Property owner attentive but discreet.

Lovely property in beautiful setting. Lovely and quiet but near enough to get on to main transport links quickly. Property bright and clean, with all facilities one would want for a self catering stay.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-06-21

Guest from Salisbury stayed for 7 nights.

Perfect retreat for a quiet break

This converted cowshed is finished to a high standard and gives excellent accommodation for a couple that just want to get away from it all! Rita and Mark are on hand for any problems but are not 'in your face'. The homemade scones on arrival (with jam and clotted cream) were a pleasant surprise. The enclosed meadow for exercising the dogs is great. Would definitely recommend to friends.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-04-19

Guest from Wickford stayed for 7 nights.

Fantastic stay in The Shippon

Beautiful location! Close to the A38 which was great for getting about in Cornwall, but far enough into the countyside along the country roads to be remote and very peaceful. The Shippon is a beautiful, very comfortable accommodation where you want for nothing. A perfect, relaxing holiday for my dog and I. Just what I needed. Well recommended.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-02-23

Guest from Sheffield stayed for 9 nights.

Spacious, warm and comfortable

A lovely converted barn all on one level with lots of space, very comfortable and wonderful heating and lots of hot water. We had ten days in a wet February and the property offered a very comfortable retreat after long walks on the moors and coastal path.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-10-27

Guest from Chellaston stayed for 7 nights.

Beautiful

Amazing cottage, real home from home, with beautiful scenery outside every Window, so peaceful, Rita & Mark are such lovely people very helpful made sure we made the most of our holiday, made scones gir our welcome arrival. Can't wait to go back another time with my grandson and family, just beautiful :-D

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-10-07

Guest from Oxford stayed for 7 nights.

Would Defiantly Recommend!

We had a lovely stay at The Shippon. Rita welcomed us with a delicious Cornish cream tea, and was the perfect host throughout the week, ensuring all was ok and offering recommendations of places to eat out. The cottage was presented beautifully, with everything you could require, including a lovely bath! Lovely walk on the doorstep down to the nearby ford, perfect for taking the dog out in the evening. Great location in the countryside, but with easy access to main roads to go out for the day. Would defiantly recommend!

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2015-09-21

Guest from Brentwood stayed for 7 nights.

Lovely, comfortable, containing, friendly - we loved the whole experience!

Upon arrival we were greeted by Rita and the best scones in Cornwall - perfectly warmed us up after a long journey. The cottage was cosy and comfortable, the view beautiful, plenty of space for our dog to enjoy strolls. Rita and her family made us feel as if we had known them always - so warm and friendly. The location was perfect - we explored the mysteries of the Bodmin Moors, and visited the equally enchanting southern and northern coasts with the dramatic coastal paths... plus the Eden Project, and one of our favourites - the Cardinham Woods with its walks and fab Woods Café. This was definitely one of our best holidays and we are looking to return!

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-09-08

Guest from Stonehouse stayed for 7 nights.

Excellent holiday could not fault it

Beautiful accommodation In beautiful surroundings Nice quiet and peaceful just what we wanted Dog friendly place lovely solid oak beams and oak furniture and dish washer very handy to would definitely stay here again Rita and Mark very welcoming

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-07-21

Guest from Liverpool stayed for 7 nights.

Shippon

An excellent property - everything is new and spacious. Scones on arrival :) and a very warm welcome. Great location for walking and easy access to all of Cornwall. Loved it!

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2015-07-14

Guest from Roketshall St Andrew stayed for 7 nights.

The Shippon

Really excellent. Owners could not have been nicer and more welcoming. Well laid out new accommodation with a lot of room for just two people. Great location for walkers and dogs: Golitha Falls, Sybilback lake, the moor etc.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-06-30

Guest from Lincolnshire stayed for 7 nights.

A quiet Cornish Conversion

What's not to like in this lovely Barn Conversion. A quiet Cornish countryside outloook on rolling fields when you step out of your door or sit on the Patio. Excellent location for all the Lovely places to visit and then a warm and cosy place to return to at the end of the day. Very welcoming Hosts and excellent facilities. Thanks Rita and Mark.We will pass the message onwards.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2015-06-24

Guest from West Bromwich stayed for 7 nights.

Perfect stay !!

The Shippon is beautiful, made even more lovely by Rita & Mark, they have certainly worked hard, lovely location and perfect accommodation, RECOMMEND !

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Sleeps up to 8

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Discounts available for a couple staying for 7 nights outside of peak season, using one room only.

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