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Shaftesbury 5 miles.
A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.
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Gillingham 0.8 miles. Quietly situated adjoining farmland on the edge of the small North Dorset town of Gillingham, is this attractive detached cottage. Furnished and equipped to a high standard, this cosy Gillingham cottage boasts light and airy accommodation, and offers outstanding country views, with lovely rural walks close by. The large gardens of this Gillingham cottage are a delight, and make a great place to return to after a day out exploring this fascinating area. A short drive takes you to the stunning gardens and house at NT's Stourhead, whilst the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, Longleat House and Safari Park, and the beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury are all easily accessible. A superb Gillingham cottage, a real home-from-home in all seasons.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Dining room with stairs to first floor and patio doors to garden. Spacious sitting room with rural views and flame-effect gas fire.
Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer in garage, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, radio, telephone (incoming calls), WiFi, library of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large, attractive lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to cattle in adjoining field). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Peacemere:
The bungalow was very spacious surrounded by a lovely large garden and extensive views. The accommodation was extremely well appointed with quality utilities all of which made our stay both luxurious and relaxing.
Mrs Dickson, Westbury, March 2013
Superb location - really quiet. I have NEVER been so comfortable in a rented cottage before. Particularly liked the open views, attractive gardens and not being overlooked at all.
Mrs Connell, Morbihan, March 2013
Three generations of the family stayed at Peacemere for a week and found the accommodation excellent.
Mrs Bristow, Waterlooville, February 2013
The bungalow was very peaceful and relaxing and set in a beautiful garden. It was well furnished and very well equipped and everything was of good quality. Lots of little extra touches which help to make the holiday. A real home from home.
Mrs Barnett, Coventry, October 2012