Sedgehill near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury 2.5 miles. A well-presented Victorian barn conversion, one of nine holiday cottages on site, grouped around an attractive grassed courtyard setting in a peaceful, rural location on the borders of Dorset and Wiltshire, one mile from the village of Sedgehill and less than three miles from Shaftesbury. Comfortably furnished and well appointed throughout, this Shaftesbury holiday cottage offers an ideal touring base for families or groups of friends who wish to explore this lovely area. The exposed beams and vaulted ceilings in the impressive dining area in the entrance hall are a real feature of this Dorset cottage, which also has an imposing dividing staircase leading up to the mezzanine sitting room on one side and to one of the three en-suite bedrooms to the other, and together with an attractive farmhouse style kitchen with breakfast table, there's plenty of space for everyone in your group. There's a pleasant shared lawned area to the front of this cottage on the border of Dorset, a great socialising space, whilst the younger members of your party can enjoy the swings and trampoline in the designated play area. Both the South Wiltshire and Dorset cycleways pass nearby, and there are numerous way marked walks to choose from, including the Shaftesbury town trail, which leads to the famous Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame. Alternatively browse Shaftesbury's array of fascinating shops or take refreshment at one of the many inns. There are numerous historic houses to visit within an easy drive of your Dorset cottage, including the National Trust's stunning house and gardens at Stourhead, or Longleat house and Safari Park, whilst Bath, Stonehenge, historic Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and even Dorset's Jurassic coast are all easily accessible. An impressive Shaftesbury cottage offering a most pleasant and convenient touring base at any time of the year.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast table. Utility. Dining area in entrance hall. First floor mezzanine sitting room.
Note: The shower over the bath is available from 24th February 2014.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared front lawned area with furniture and BBQ. Children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Young children should be supervised in the mezzanine sitting room which overlooks the entrance hall.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Poole 27 miles; Bournemouth 31 miles.
One of Dorsetís 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, outstanding architecture and all within walking distance. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (the famous Hovis advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Visit the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey (once a place of great pilgrimage) or drive through the stunning countryside of Blackmoor Vale down to the coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth - all under 40 miles away. A beautiful area, that still carries the flavour of the very best of the English countryside.