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The Shippon

£399 - £930 per week

Your holiday starts as soon as you approach The Shippon, along the quiet, private lane. Set in a tranquil spot in West Cornwall, you’ll be perfectly placed to embrace the relaxed, slow pace of Cornish living. Breathe in the scent of a flower-filled garden and enjoy a dreamy Cornish sunset, or snuggle up by the flickering flames of the woodburner. The two elegant bedrooms provide sanctuaries of slumber, where guests can enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Start the day with an invigorating shower in the master suite and enjoy your morning coffee on the patio, taking in the fresh, countryside air.

The Shippon is just a short distance from both the north and south coasts, with the coastal towns of Hayle, Marazion, St Ives and Penzance within easy reach. Explore the miles of glorious coastal pathways or learn to surf on one of West Cornwall’s golden, sandy beaches. The hustle and bustle of everyday life will seem far away as you listen to the birdsong each morning and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours as the sun rises. The spacious garden is perfect for enjoying picnics on the lawn, or enjoy a glass of something chilled in the summer house, which is tucked away in a peaceful spot at the end of the garden. Spend cooler evenings indoors, cosied up under a soft, wool blanket on one of the sumptuous velvet sofas, the glow of the woodburner providing a relaxing ambience. Refreshing country air and the idyllic surroundings of The Shippon provide a setting in which you can truly unwind.


via front door into hall with stairs rising to first floor, door to:

Sitting room

sofas, chair, woodburner, TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, doors to:


WC, basin.


electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, table with four chairs, door to garden.

Bedroom 1

Hypnos king size bed, vaulted ceiling, garden view, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (super king or twin beds)

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside area

patio with outside furniture, walled garden, summerhouse with table, two chairs, picnic basket.

Additional information

Oil central heating, the property is located at the end of a long, unmade, single track road, WiFi.


Fabulous cottage beautiful quite location. Driveway to property is Very bumpy so take care. Fabulous rear garden and summer house. Designated parking was appreciated.

May 2022

Great location, lovely neighbours, cottage clean and comfortable and 100% met our requirements.

April 2022

Special Offers

10% off - 18 Jun 22 to 2 Jul 22

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Holidays in Hayle

Self catering in Hayle has always been a popular option, with its proximity to the main A30 and the nearby towns of St Ives and Penzance. There's nothing like a stroll along the beach whilst enjoying the unique flavours of Mr B's famous ice cream or taking a seat on the sand dunes with classic fish and chips from Sanders. It's stretch of sand is popular with dog walkers and the estuary is perfect for fishing.

In Hayle town you will find a range of shops and bars, a supermarket, charming local pubs and the ‘famous’ Mr B's ice-cream parlour, providing you with a wide range of options for a self catering holiday. The King George V Memorial Walk can be found in the centre of Hayle and is a lovely, level walk, planted with a wonderful selection of unique trees which creates a leafy canopy around the edge of Copperhouse Pool, a large tidal water now a site of special scientific interest. Being just a short drive to harbour and beach towns of St IvesPenzanceMouseholePorthleven and Marazion, a self-catering holiday in Hayle promises a holiday to remember.

Did you know...

Hayle is famous for its 3 miles of golden sands!

Things to do near Hayle

Godrevy Head 

Perfect for nature lovers, Godrevy Head offers breathtaking views of the lighthouse on Godrevy Island. Watch the sun go down over St Ives Bay, or If you're quiet, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the seals that bask on the rocks in Mutton Cove at certain times of year. Godrevy beach cafe and Blue Bay Cafe in Hayle, are both well worth a visit, and are featued in our blog: The best beach-front cafes in West Cornwall

Coast 2 Coast Karting

If you fancy a change from visiting the many beaches in the area, Coast 2 Coast Karting is closeby for those looking to get the adrenaline pumping. Suitable for both juniors and adults, it's a great alternative day out. 

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

For those who fancy a go at surfing, group or private lessons are available for beginners to advanced surfers. Based at Gwithian Towans, it's within close proximity to our holiday cottages in Hayle. Find out more about Surfing in Gwithian.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve

Great for bird watching all year round, the Hayle Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In Autumn and Winter, thousands of birds migrate here due to it being the most south-westerly estuary in the UK, meaning it never freezes. The estuary provides a great place for walks, but dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid any disturbance to the wildlife. Find out more about the Hayle Estuary.

Paradise Park

If the birds on the Estuary are a little too distant for your liking, Hayle's Paradise Park allows you to get up close and personal with wildlife of both the feathered and furry varieties. With a large indoor adventure play area, a gorgeous cafe - and even an onsite pub, this is one for the whole family.

Beaches in Hayle

Hayle is renowned for its 3 miles of golden sands, which stretch from Hayle Estuary to Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Point. With good surfing and great views, this safe, unspoilt beach is popular with kite buggies and sand yachts, but as it is lifeguarded in Summer, is a great place to spend a family day out. Find out more and discover other Sandy Beaches in West Cornwall.

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Nearby events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2022

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2022

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

6th - 9th July 2022

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2022

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

6th February 2023

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

TBC December 2022

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

13th - 15th May 2021

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

10th - 24th September 2022

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

30th April 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Fabulous cottage beautiful quite location. Driveway to property is Very bumpy so take care. Fabulous rear garden and summer house. Designated parking was appreciated.

Great location, lovely neighbours, cottage clean and comfortable and 100% met our requirements.

The Shippon We stayed here at the very end of September in changeable weather but we were warm and comfortable, the heating is excellent. The patio is a sun trap and the garden is pretty and enclosed, so safe for children. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge and freezer are a good size, it took our two deliveries for four adults, The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of hot water. We did lots of walks on the Lizard, Cape Cornwall, Gwithian, and visited National Trust properties at Traigwainton and St Michaels Mount, there is so much within a half hours drive. We ate at The Mexico Inn at Marazion and enjoyed it and in Mousehole at Fore Street which was exceptional but booking is essential, possibly before you arrive. We would definitely stay at this property again. Thank you Aspects.

A lovely place and cottage. A little out of the way. But if you want a lovely quiet location it's well worth a look. Really enjoyed our stay.

The shippon is such a lovely house. It’s in a very peaceful location, the only noise we heard was the noise we made. The house was very clean and well equipped. The garden is a very good size and a lovely place to sit in the sun with a coffee or glass of wine. The master bedroom was also lovely, very big with views out to the garden and the countryside. We would definitely book the shippon again.

Lovely accommodation, we certainly recharged our batteries. Take care with the unmade road - it really is unmade!! We would certainly stay again, maybe bringing a sturdier car!!

Delightful and well appointed cottage with lots of appliances. The garden and summerhouse were a real bonus. Quiet location with other converted barns. Access track could do with some repair work.

The Shippon is such a lovely cottage, tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet only a few minutes away by car from Hayle and St Ives . We had a lovely relaxing stay here. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable and restorative stay.

My family have just returned from a wonderful short break at the Shippon. The cottage is beautiful, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The location was great for exploring much of Cornwall, we visited Porthcurno, Praa Sands, Tanglewood Gardens and Mousehole all in one weekend! We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend booking this lovely cottage.

We had a lovely stay at the shippon, it was very peaceful and a lovely house to stay in, The garden was really nice also plenty of room for parking, we enjoyed many coastal walks which were at the most 30 minutes away by car. I would love to use the shippon again and will definitely suggest it to family and friends.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Shippon! Cottage is absolutely beautiful, very well equipped and everything is of a very high standard too! It has everything you could possibly need. The added feature of a parking space and back garden was a great bonus too. We loved the welcome basket too... Thank you! Location is great... It's close enough to enjoy Hayle and St Ives at just a short drive away, but far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle too and just sit and listen to the birds and cows mooing away.

We will definitely be booking here again!