Bluebell Cottage

Henstridge near Sherborne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 2031)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Hackthorne Farm

Situated on the Dorset/Somerset border on the rural outskirts of the charming village of Henstridge, these three single-storey cottages have been skilfully converted to offer comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, boasting stylish wet room showers (ideal for the less able) and views from the rear across the beautiful, surrounding countryside. The cottages provide the perfect base from which to explore the area and all it has to offer, with lovely walks and great fishing nearby, whilst quaint villages, the ancient towns of Sherborne and Shaftesbury, Longleat Safari Park and National Trust properties such as Montacute and Stourhead house are all easily accessible. A little further afield lies the wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, the Haynes Motor Museum, the cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge and even the Dorset Jurassic Coast, a sight not to be missed! A great touring base at any time of year!

The property

Henstridge 1.5 miles. A charming mid-terrace cottage situated close to the lovely village of Henstridge, and offering delightful open plan living accommodation with one double bedroom, a stylish wet room shower and views over fields to the rear. Ideal at any time of year! Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 2029 and 2030, together sleep 12.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Wet room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area and dining area. Shared utility room.


  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of washer/dryer (in external utility room), TV/DVD, radio/CD player, wireless internet connection (bring own laptop)
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of grounds with private patio area and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Fantastic hideaway”
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    • “Bluebell cottage was a lovely place to hide away from the world for a peaceful break. The free wifi was great as I wanted a quiet place to study and relax. Also lots of things to do nearby - I went quadbiking, mountain biking, walking, running and really enjoyed the beautiful countryside in the area. Walking distance to a nice local pub and good indian restaurant, but you will need a torch! Udder Farm shop and cafe just up the road is excellent. If you are a National Trust member check the opening times of local properties - Stourhead is open all year but most of the others close in the winter.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Crawley, January 2011

    • “A Delightful Tranquil Week”
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    • “This was our second visit to the Bluebell Cottage.Need we say more. The attention we received from Mr Curtis made us feel very welcome. The Cottage was just as excellent as it was on our previous visit.The furnishings had been replaced, which made us feel the owner cared. The location was a bit isolated but this did'nt deter us, for there was plenty of eating houses and shops within a half a dozen miles. The coast was about an hours drive away. The cottage was fully equipped, with milk and tea,coffee to welcome us. Parking was not 100%, but it was not an issue”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cranleigh Surrey, December 2009

    • “Somerset Cottage”
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    • “The owners were very welcoming and gave good advice on local eating places. There were excellent facilities including a washing machine and dryer available. The cottage was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The cottage is in the country however it is easy to find and close to a good range of excellent pubs. It is between Sherborne and Shaftesbury both interesting towns to visit. I liked the quiet location it enabled me to switch off completely and relax. The least thing I liked was the weather - it did rain most of the week - but that is an English summer !”

    ColinB, Cheshire, December 2009

    • “Lovely peaceful, rural setting”
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    • “A great base for touring Dorset and Somerset, particularly Hardy country. Beautifully clean, comfortable cottage for two. Well equipped.”

    Mrs C, Kent, November 2010

    • “Relaxing”
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    • “A quiet,comfortable accomodation.Friendly ,helpful owner.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ipswich, November 2010

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    • “Bluebell Cottage was an excellent venue for our family holiday. Well situated for day trips out to Somerset, Dorset or Wiltshire. The accommodation was clean and modern with the character feel you want from a country cottage.”

    Mr Williams, Godalming, August 2015

    • “Bluebell Cottage is very spacious, comfortable and well appointed, and all the electric goods are easy to operate.”

    Mrs Olding, Hobart, June 2015

    • “Very relaxing and comfortable. More than exceeded our expectations. Easy base to visit local attractions.”

    Mrs Osborne, Gosport, November 2014

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About the location


Sherborne 7 miles; Shaftesbury 10 miles.

The little village of Henstridge can be found right on the border of Somerset and Dorset, at the head of the lush Blackmore Vale, used as the backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Henstridge is well served by a shop, pubs, restaurants and a cafe and offers lovely walks accompanied by fine views. The village is ideally located for exploring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as within a short drive lies the historic town of Sherborne, famous for its abbey and castles, and once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Close by are a wealth of National Trust properties, such as the stunning Stourhead House and Gardens, while the nearby hilltop town of Shaftesbury, best known for the picturesque Gold Hill, is also well worth a visit. With the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and The Dorset Heritage Coast all easily accessible, this is a great base for relaxing and enjoying the delights of this superb area of the country.

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