Pitt Barn Cottages

Post Code PL17 8PX

Contact telephone: 01579 370169 or 07970683289

The Stable and The Shippen two self- catering cottages, each with two bedrooms,

 that are open most of the year for long or short break.


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  The Stable

The Shippen


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Comments from visitors book
17/06/19 Taunton & Bideford
Lovely holiday & cottage. Visited Dartmoor & Looe & Lost Gardens of Helegan etc. Thank you for your warm welcome & everything.
10/06/19 Middlesex
Enjoyable stay apart from the weather. Able to see places of interest all around. Everything we needed is in The Stable. Meal at The Springer very reasonable and good food.
03/05/19 Kent
had a lovely meal at The Springer Spaniel pub. Just beyond that pub on the left after a while is Tre,Pol & Pen farm shop doing lunches & breakfasts. Worth a visit.
29/04/19 Dorset
Well stocked. Warm welxcome. Nice to have cleaning products. Shall be back.
09/04/19 Works
Had a fab stay, too brief. Hope to be back. Many thanks.
20/10/18 Stroud
Lovely cottage. Thaank you for being so accommodating. We have had a relaxing, comfortable stay.
07/10/18 Burton-on-Trent
Great stay as always. Can't wait to return next year. Thank you.
04/10/18 Bristol
Loved it. Our first stay but not our last! Thanks very much.
17/09 Derby
Lovely place to stay. thank you.
31/08/18 Middlesborough
Thank you Frances
13/08/18 Leighton Blizzard & Aylesbury
Another fantastic stay as always. Thank you. See you again.
19/07/18 West Midlands
Lovely stay. Enjoyed our evening at Sterts theatre. Hopefully will return one day. Thank you.
09/07/18 Essex
Lovely cottage for a perfect Cornwall holiday. Comfortable, clean & cosy.
23/06/10 Essex
WONDERFUL in every way. Toured both Devon 7 Cornwal but always loved coming back to this lovely cottage. Gorgeous weather enabled us to use BBQ & patio.
16/06/18 Lincolnshire
Lovely play to stay.Clean & cosy base. Very relaxing. Thanks. Hope to come again, Highly recommend.
10/06/18 Surrey
Great weekend. Good base. Try Newhouse Farm, St Stephens, Launceston for lovely lunch in wonderful stting. Fab! Discovered it by accident. Thank you.
29/05/18 Surrey & Kent
A lovely visit again. Great garden at The garden House and not too far away. Enjoyed our visit to Cotehele N.T. too.
20/05/18 Victoria, Australia
Cottage gave us everyting we required. Very comfortable and well equiped. Frances very friendly and helpful. Ideal location for touring Cornwall and Devon.
13/05/18 Northern Ireland
Beautiful,cosy and comfortable. Will return again! Thank-you.
02/04/18 Merseyside
Lovrly cottage, very comfortable. Our second visit and will be back again! Lovely friendly hosts. Thank-you x
25/10/17 Kent
Very clean and comfortable and cosy at night. Would come again. thank-you.
23/10/17 Wiltshire
A very comfortable stay. We had a fun day at Hidden valley park our son Paul loved it.
08/10/17 Staffordshire
Another lovely stay in the Stable. Good weater to enjoy Tintagel and Lydford Gorge. Looking forward to next time.
17/09/17 Germany
A very good place to explore Cornwall.We enjoyed our stay in this autumn very much. It was a nice home to stay for our holiday.
10/09/17 Dorset
What a beautiful place, so peaceful and away from all the noise.Will most definitely be back, the Stable is just lovely.
08/10/17 taunton
Really enjoyed our stay. Loved the Stable and will be coming again.
25/1017 Luton
Lovely place to stay away from city life very quiet, will try to be back again.
13/07/17 Essex
Lovely cottagewell equiped. Many thanks for advice where to go- spot on-had a lovely time. Many thanks.
07/07/17 Hampshire
Very friendly, very relaxing, perfect weekend. Lovely cottage. Very quiet and peaceful. Thank-you.
23/06/17 Somerset
Lovely cottage, very clean and contains all you need for self catering. Will definitely come again.
10/06/17 Leeds
Great Facilities, great weather,(Yes it is true) Great owner.
06/05/17 Surrey/Kent
Had a wonderful time despite the wild, wet weather. Thank you Frances.
26/05/17 Berkshire
Excellent Would stay again.
06/05/17 Peterborough
Thank you for our very comfortable stay in your cosy well equiped cottage. Hope to see you again.
24/10/16 Brighton
Absolutely lovely setting and pleasant stay at the cottage. Very friendly people and will definitely visit again.
16/10/16 Burton-on -Trent
Another lovely stay. Thank you. Always love our comfortable little cottage. lovely weather for steam engine and great afternoon teaat Bovey Castle! Thanks again.
1/10/16 Hawks Bay New Zealand Excellent cottages. We had The Shippen (Lodge) and The Stable (Manor House). Everything we needed- good base for exploring. Recommend Who's have Thought Itfor a little bit of up market - The Bull's Head good too but a bit more rustic. If you want to go to Lands Endfight the impulse and go to St Just and Cape Cornwall instead . Overal great time and it was nice to stretch out in full in a bed.
22/09/16 Isle of Wight
Lovely peaceful cottage, very comfortable beds. A good place for exploring Devon and Cornwall.
22/08/16 Birmingham
A truly great cottage, really enjoyed our stay. Peace and quiet what more could you ask for?Lois said the single bed is very comfortable."I slept very well"
18/07/16 Yorkshire England
A fabulous place to stay for our honeymoon. Clean and everything you need to be comfortable. Frances and Colin welcoming -wonderful friends. Thnk you. We have had a lovely time whilst we have been here. Looking forward to coming again soon.
11/06/16 Hamilton Ontario Canada
Lovey cottage -Thoroughly enjoyed our stay-Beautiful area,sights & people
03/06/16 Wellington New Zealand
It felt home from home as soon as we stepped inside. Beautiful cottage.
02/04/16 Surrey & Kent
A memorable visit to Greenway-Agatha Christie. Fishing didn't catch a thing but enjoyed trying. Home beautifully warm.
24/02/16 Notts & Derby
Extremely good & everything one could need. thoroughly enjoyed it despite the weather. Hope to be back soon!
18/02/16 Gloues
Frances has thoughtfully provided all we could have wished for. Highly recommended. Thankyou
18/02/16 Lithuania London
A very good holiday cottage. I would love to stay here next year.
13/01/16 Spain
First class will be back again.
13/11/15 Saltash
Even though it isn't too far away, we felt miles away from home. Very clean, everything you need and very helpful owners. Will definitely be back.
28/10/15 Herts
Thank you ever so much for a lovely, comfortable 4 nights and 5 days. Very cosy beds and always liked waking up to the noise of the sheep.
19/10/15 Staffordshire
Another lovely stay. Beautiful weather love the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Can't wait to come back again!!
16/10/15 Hants
Peaceful, clean welcoming. Ideally situated for exploring. Looking forward to our next visit.
08/10/15 New Zealand
Restful time in our cosy, comfortable cottage. Many thanks.
26/09/15 Bedford
Thankyou Colin & Frances. Lovely cottage. Great holiday.
19/09/15 Sussex
Great welcome. Very comfy, great holiday
22/08/15 Suffolk
Our holiday was great!!!. My favourite part was going to Tintagel Castle & St Nectan's Glen.
Brilliant cottage everything you need.
10/08/15 Leighton Buzzard & Aylesbury
A wonderful holiday as usual. Lovely host and lovely place.
3/08/15 Gloucestershire
Great welcoming cottage. Has everything you need and more. Great holiday!!!
17/07/15 Leicestershire
Cosy cottage everything you need. Good base to visit Cornwall.
14/07/15 Leicester
We had a lovely time, warm welcome by the lady next door.
 Would love to come again.
19/10/19 Normandy
Home from home on my UK visits - can arrive late & know where everything is1 Thankyou Colin & Frances for your hospitilaty and your friendship. See you in 2020!
1/10/19 Brisbane Australia
Great stay as alwys - thank you frances 7 Colin. look forward to our next visit to see you both in Cornwall.
14/09/19 Rugby
Thankyou Frances for a lovely stay in your cosy & comfortable cottage. It has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Had a lovely meal with wonderful views at Louis Tea rooms.
09/08/19 Weekendam, Netherlands
We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was nice and comfortable. Thank you very much.
03/08/19 Sudbury Suffolk
Had a lovely week Frances & Colin made us very welcome. The Shippen was very comfortable accomodation. Lovely area. Loved the sheep. Thankyou.
25/07/19 Sheffield & Christchurch New Zealand
Lovely accommodation in The Shippenwith everything we would need. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely warn welcome. Thank you.
27/05/19 Devon & Outer Hebrides
We had a fabulous few days with plenty of walking. Weather great. frances and Colin have been really good hosts.
09//09/18 Shoreham- by-Sea
We have enjoyed our stay at The Shippen,very homely, an
excellent location for visiting South Wests beauty spots, hope to visit again.
07/09/18 North Yorkshire
A wedding and our 27th wedding anniverary. Lovely place and thanks to Frnaces for her warm welcome and local knowledge.
09/08/18 Bedford
Another great stay. All we needed and a great location. We recommend Polperro, Porfell, Looe & Port Issac.
03/08/18 Holland
The house and all in it very nice.
16/06/18 Bath
Lovely place to stay. Good location & nice and quiet. Thank you for a lovely time
14/04/18 Oxford
Great little cottage. Nice and quiet. Know Cornwall very well but it was a working 2 weeks. Will recommend to friends as a great stop. Thank you both.
08/04/18 Australia
Comfortable cottage in a good location. Thank you Francesfor your welcome and hospitality. Happy holiday.
06/03/18 South Wales
Thank you very much for a lovely stay. Hope to return.
23/02/18 Wiltshire
It was lovely to arrive to a warm, cosy cottage with the lights on. We have lovedthe secenery and have had a great time. We hope to come back some day.
17/02/18 Somerset
Very quiet, peaceful cottage. Love the bed. Thanks.
21/10/17 Hertfordshire
We had a lovely time here at the Shippen.it is very cosy and warm. We recommend Cotehele especially if you have kids, Morwellham Quay! Thank you for a lovely time.
10/10/17 France
Home from homefor my annual visit Thank you Frances & Colin for being such warm and obliging hosts. Hope to see you next yesr.
01/10/17 Canada
Thanks for the hospitslity. Comfortable cottage and great advice on sights to see on our first visit to Cornwall!
25/09/17 Somerset
We are Bodmin and Dartmoor lovers so found the ideal location to combine both! Lovely place
01/09/17 Australia
Comfortable place to stay. Quiet, warm and everything we needed. Great location. Thanks.
18/08/17 Oxfordshire
Fantastic location. Lovely acccomodation, great hosts. We really enjoyed our stay at the Shippen and just know we will be returning sometime again. Thank you.
18/08/17 Australia
Loved our 2 weeks stay great base to tour Cornwall. Plentl of sunshine and showers.
05/08/17 China
We loved every minute! Great base to explore. Cornwall warm lovely place to stay! Loved Looe, Crackington Haven. Thanks for a great stay!
01/07/17 Herts
Very cosy and clean, home from home. Lots to see and do- Cotehele , Buckland Abbey a must., Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Jamacia Inn, Looe and Polerro. We had a great time. Weather fabulous too. Great hosts very welcoming. Hope to return. Also very comfortable bed which is not always the case.
2/06/17 Devon
Returned for our 2nd wedding nniversary. Quiet, cosy barn which we love coming back to!See you next year. Thank you!.
27/04/17 Worcestershire
Another good stay. Thank you Frances & Colin
21/04/17 Kent
Warm & comfortable. 2 nightsnot long enough--- home from home. lovely hosts. Would like to come again.
20/01/17 Romford Essex
A delightful stay. Beautiful cottage all you could ask for. Would like to come again. Weather cold but glorious.
23/11/16 Normandy France
Warm and comfortable base for visiting friends and family -just as needed, thank you- see you again next year.
20/11/16 Shaftesbury Dorset
Lovely cosy stay- hope to visit again.
1/10/16 Hawks Bay New Zealand Excellent cottages. We had The Shippen (Lodge) and The Stable (Manor House). Everything we needed- good base for exploring. Recommend Who's have Thought Itfor a little bit of up market - The Bull's Head good too but a bit more rustic. If you want to go to Lands Endfight the impulse and go to St Just and Cape Cornwall instead . Overal great time and it was nice to stretch out in full in a bed.
27/08/16 Munich Germany.
Lovely place & lovely people. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and come back for sure.Perfect cottage, we slept very well, comfortable beds.
20/08/16 Leicestershire
Great cottage. Really comfy.Everything you need.Lovely area.Hope to be back some time x
24/07/16 Morley Leeds
A lovely little cottage and a nice home for the week.Ideally placed too. We visited lots of places including Looe,St Ives,The Eden Project,Newquay and Bude.Thank you and hope to be back.
11/05/16 Co. Durham
Very comfortable cottage with everything you need. Made lots of interesting visits around the area. Many thanks.
03/06/16 West Midlands
Perfect cottage and perfect hosts! We will definitely be returning as it was safe 7 lovely for our toddler x
26/05/16 Surrey
This our second visit and can say we have enjoyed ourselves just as much as last time. Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts and pretty surroundings.
14/05/16 Dartford
Lovely place to stay, had everything we needed. Would recommend Louis cafe, Kit Hill to have something to eat.
08/04/16 Norfolk
Warm, cosy and everything we needed. Thank-you, it's been lovely
01/04/16 Bedfordshire
A wonderful stay. Fantastic location and the stars at night are beautiful. Thank-you. It's been a pleasure.
29/03/16 Derby
We enjoyed the beach in Bude and all the shops in Looe.
12/03/16 Hampshire
Our second visit! Again a lovely welcome and restful stay. See you again.
29/12/15 London
Thank you for making The Shippen available for us to visit unexpectedly. Although it was a sad reason we had a great family time and loved our cosy home from home
31/10/15 Wolverhampton
Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful area. Just what we wanted.
27/10/15 Wiltshire
What a find! Absolutely lovely, a great location, perfect hosts. Thank-you.
21/10/15 New Zealand
A lovely cottage to come back to at the end of an eventful day. Very cosy.
09/10/15 Bristol
A 2nd visit-again very homely. Thank-you.
13/09/15 Worcester
Lovely, quiet barn, comfortable & well equipped. Ideal for our visit to our old neighbourhood.
04/09/15 Kiev, Ukraine
Staying in Shippen was a big pleasure for us; Hospitable owners, cosy house. Beautiful place! Thank you!
1/072/15 Malaysia
Very interesting place. Nice view, quiet cottage. Lovely.
12/07/15 Nederland
We had a very nice week. Lovely cottage. We saw lots of nice locations. We love the area and country. Many thanks!
28/06/15 Somerset
Lovely cottage. Great location. Lots to see and do.
16/06/15 West Midlands
Perfect weather, perfect location. Great hosts, places to visit! Cannot fault & will be back soon!
23/05/15 Buckingshire
Lovely cottage, great location for visiting north & south. Had a great relaxing week. Thank you.
15/05/15 Bristol
We had a lovely comfortable stay while looking for accommodation in Plymouth. Thank you.
11/05/15 West midlands
What a lovely little cottage everything we needed and more. Private & secluded. Lots of places to visit. We will return. Thank you Frances & Colin.
08/05/15 Australia
We enjoyed exploring this lovely area. Favourite Polperro
04/07/15 Cardiff Lovely and quiet. Just what we needed. Visited lots of lovely places. Will definitely be coming back again. The cottage was lovely and clean.
30?06/15 Kent
Delightful cottage, easy to explore the countryside and very pretty. Thanks.
26/05/15 Surrey
Another wonderful stay. Visited several National Trusts and enjoyed the fishing.
10/05/15 Heidelberg, Germany
Cute little cottage!. Had a nice stay walking in Cornwall and Devon.