The Shippen

West Country Wildlife Haven

Coombe Mill, Launceston, Cornwall, England

Tel: 01566 784196

Email: [email protected]


Bookings can be made by telephone or email or online via our listing on HomeAway.


Rental Period Price
1st October 2019 - 22nd December 2019 £325 per week
31st December 2019 - 7th January 2020 £525 per week
8th January 2020 - 31st March 2020 £335 per week
1st April 2020 - 30th September 2020 £520 per week
1st October 2020 - 22nd December 2020 £336 per week
23rd December 2020 - 30th December 2020 £546 per week
31st December 2020 - 7th January 2021 £546 per week
Minimum stay four nights.

Changeover day

Our dates are very flexible. Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10.30am please.

If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later please ask; we will try and help but we do want to ensure the property is clean and welcoming when guests arrive.

Booking notes

A 20 per cent deposit required to secure booking. Final balance due six weeks before arrival. Bookings made within one month of arrival require full payment at the time of booking by cheque or bank transfer.

You can pay us directly by cheque or BACS or pay by credit card on the HomeAway website.


The food and drink in the West country is fantastic and we do like to support local producers. We can often buy good quality local produce, such as free range eggs, organic full cream milk, vegetables and fruit and have them ready for your arrival. We provide receipts when possible and you reimburse us. We also charge a small fee of a few pounds to help cover our costs.

Guided Tour

For a small fee the owner of Coombe Mill will give visitors a guided tour of the reserve which may be useful for those wishing to see particular species.

Natural History Courses and Visits

We may be able to arrange for natural history courses, such as bird watching or plant identification to take place on site and for guests to be taken on visits to other nature reserves.

The reserve

Woodland Walk The River The Reserve The Lake (in Winter) The Drive The River


Shippen Visit 2019


This is one of the most magical hide-aways. We had the Easter break of our dreams.

A hidden gem

This has been such a magical peaceful place; we have loved being so close to the wildlife.

Lovely hosts, cottage and setting. Perfect peace.

What a lovely place; lots of wildlife and lovely walks

A superbly presented beautifully located hideaway

If you are interested in wildlife, it's sheer heaven

The perfect location to unwind

Fantastic watching the wildlife from our window. We'll definitely be back

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