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lounge02.jpgThe Shippon Barn is on the flank of Bodmin Moor.

 

The farm comprises a farmhouse and four residential barns, one of which is Shippon Barn.

 

The spectacular views, wonderful air, friendliness of the neighbours and the comfortable home make this our ideal retreat.

IMG_4665.JPGThe kitchen area has dining for up to 10 people and is fully equipped. The attached utility room has all the usual features and a toilet.

 

The water is piped from Bodmin Moor on a private supply, so no mains water here, just pure sweet water.

 

The kitchen looks out over the courtyard garden and at the very attractive stone built barns beyond.

IMG_5137.JPGThere are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has en suite facilities.

 

The other two bedrooms both have double beds and look out onto the courtyard garden.

 

A family bathroom completes the bedroom wing. The bedroom wing is accessed through a beamed corridor off the tiled entrance hall.

IMG_4163.JPGThe courtyard garden has well established plants.

It is overlooked by all rooms except the family bathroom.

There are doors accessing the garden from the entrance hall and the utility room.

A granite bench provides a wonderful seat to drink coffee and catch the morning sun.

IMG_4300 - Copy.JPGIn front of the barn there is parking for at least two vehicles.

The path to the front door and patio, with table and chairs for al fresco dining, separates the barn from the main lawn.

Between the barn and the very quiet road is a side lawn and a wide Cornish hedge containing large ash, oak and sycamore trees.

IMG_4614 - Copy.JPGWhat’s it like around and about? (click for more pictures) We have Bodmin Moor a short walk up the hill to the west. We can see Dartmoor across the Tamar valley to the east from our garden. The coast is less than half an hour away to the north or the south. Some nice local towns to visit include Launceston, Liskeard, Tavistock, Looe and Lostwithiel. Plymouth, to the south east, and the Eden Project, to the south west, are both about 45 minutes drive away.

We were unaware when we bought the barn that there were so many family connections with the area around the barn. You can see them here.

You can see some images of the barn before it was turned into a home by clicking here.

On YouTube you can see a wonderful video of the skies around the barn taken in July 2014 by Bertil Mulvad. Click here to see it.

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