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“Fantastic Week at Lower Hearson”
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The Shippon Sitting Room
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The Shippon Sitting Room
Outdoor Covered Heated Swimming Pool Open Easter to End September
The Shippon
The Shippon Conservatory
Help feed our friendly pigs
The Shippon Downstairs Twin Bedroom with En-Suite
The Shippons' well equiped Kitchen
The Shippon Double Bedroom
The Shippon Three Single Bedroom
Pig Feeding at Lower Hearson Farm
Sheep Feeding at Lower Hearson Farm
Pigs at Lower Hearson Farm
Pigs at Lower Hearson Farm
Toddler Car at Lower Hearson Farm
6' Snooker Table at Lower Hearson Farm
Orchard at Lower Hearson Farm
Games Room at Lower Hearson Farm
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon, England

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Simon M
Grimston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Week at Lower Hearson”
Reviewed 29 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Just back from a great stay at lower hearson, 4 adults and 2 children (3yrs and 8 months) The accommodation was excellent very clean and spacious, the trampoline and play area were a big hit as was the swimming pool.
The winner with our 3 yr old without doubt was feeding the animals every morning, Farmer Graeme was fantastic with her and allowed her to get right in with the piglets and chickens.
The farm also provides a good base for visiting the local area a 5 minute drive to Barnstaple and only a bit further on to the great beach at woolacombe and exmoor zoo, the stand out attraction for us was The Big Sheep at Bideford which provided an excellent full day out.
Would 100% recommend Lower Hearson to anybody and are already planning our return next year

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Management Response
29 May 2018
We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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hevavc
Berkshire
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Perfect peaceful hideout for the family”
Reviewed 20 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We had a brilliant, week long holiday in the Shippon with our 2 young girls this week. The farm is beautiful! Glorious gardens and so much to do on site (pool, trampolining, swings and slide, games room, animals) that we didn't need to venture out every day. The Shippon was comfortable and immaculately clean with everything we needed to hand. The baby equipment available (2 stair gates, proper cot, high chair) was very appreciated!

Graham was really friendly and welcoming, always on hand when we needed anything. Our 3 year old LOVED going to 'help' feed the animals and collect eggs from the chickens.

We will definitely be going back again- couldn't recommend highly enough!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 May 2018
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again.
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Patricia...
1 review
“Just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 29 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The location was deep in the countryside just outside Barnstable. The owner was on hand at all times, very helpful. Our young children enjoyed the farm animals and the garden play area. Adults were happy to have quiet evenings as was our Wippett who was worn out running on the beach during the day.(20 mins drive to a good beach but plenty to choose from along the coast)The living facilities were excellent and well stocked with plenty of room for the seven of us.
Wellies were a must if you visit in the autumn and want to venture into the farming field. We had a super break..

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Management Response
5 Oct 2017
We are delighted that you had a great holiday. It was a pleasure meeting you all.
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Gavin E
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great Stay for family of all ages.”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed during the start of August and were welcomed by Graham into The Shippon. The accommodation itself is large enough for the kids to be watching DVDs in one room while I and the adults enjoyed the Olympics.

The kitchen was big enough to cater for everyone's different needs, space to keep the beers and wine for the ladies.

The place is very spacious and with the three bedrooms and three bathrooms it never felt like it was cramped. It is well presented and clean and easy to keep tidy.

The outdoor facilities are fantastic for the children with a park, games room, swimming pool and trampoline. With no traffic it is safe for them to have a free rein! However the highlight for them was Graham taking them to feed the animals. The animals (and graham ha ha) are tame and seem to like the children coming up to them.

All in all its a great spot to relax with the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would recommend to anyone. We tend not to go to the same place twice but if we are to come back to Barnstaple we would come back here.

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23 Aug 2016
We are glad that you had a great holiday and it was a pleasure having you stay with us.
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Val W
Wimborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great family holiday down on the farm”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A great place for a family holiday, lovely location and well equipped comfortable accommodation. The children really loved feeding the animals and collecting the eggs, Greame makes each child feel important they hang on his every word. A holiday to keep the whole family happy.

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Management Response
2 Oct 2015
We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay.
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