- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Broadband / WiFi
Shaftesbury 2 miles. A charming, self-contained wing of the owners' 1808 stone cottage, situated within North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, only 2 miles from Shaftesbury. Comfortably furnished, this Shaftesbury holiday cottage offers an ideal base for both a family group or couples wishing to explore this lovely area. The well-equipped kitchen of this Shaftesbury cottage leads into a snug sitting and dining room, with exposed stone walls, and a staircase ascending to the two bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside, there's an attractive, small enclosed garden, whilst at the rear, visitors to this Shaftesbury cottage are welcome to use the child and pet-safe lawned garden and seating area, perfect for outdoor dining. You can also say hello to the owners' miniature ponies and donkeys, who love to be petted! Locally to this Shaftesbury cottage, explore historic Shaftesbury with its array of fascinating shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as famous Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame, take the short drive to the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or seek out Stourhead house and gardens, or quaint Sherborne with its abbey and ancient castles. This Shaftesbury holiday cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore this lovely area.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double below, single above). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and sofa bed.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Five well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has 4 dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor.
About the location
Salisbury 21 miles; Bath 30 miles.
One of Dorset’s prettiest and most historic towns, Shaftesbury is perched on a spur of rolling green hills, and the views in all directions are without comparison. Lush green meadows, woodland glades and outstanding architecture are all within a short walk. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (Ridley Scott's famous Hovis advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Visit the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey (a place of great pilgrimage from the 11th century) or navigate the intricate and ancient lanes. Bath, Salisbury and Sherborne are all under an hour away, or drive through the stunning countryside of Blackmoor Vale down to the coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. A beautiful area, that still carries the flavour of the very best of the English countryside.