Ann and Richard took over Beara Farmhouse and
The Old Shippon a few short years ago after 'retiring' to
North Devon from Essex. Richard, a carpenter/joiner by trade, saw
its enormous potential and has spent his time restoring the
Shippon, though attached to Beara Farmhouse, was a hollow
shell when Ann and Richard took it over.
was doing all that, Ann
was busy with the interior decor of the Farmhouse and the gardens.
She also spends her time painting - inspired by the surrounding
countryside, she only took up the hobby after moving to North Devon.
Her country scenes and oil paintings of The Old Shippon are very
popular with guests and make ideal souvenir reminders of your stay
in North Devon. Richard makes the frames.