Flour Mill Cottage
Fontmell Magna near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Pipers Mill Cottages
Two delightful single storey barn conversions, in a peaceful rural setting within the lovely 10 acre grounds of the owner's Grade II listed mill, on the edge of the attractive North Dorset village of Fontmell Magna, only 4 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. These charming Shaftesbury cottages have been converted to a very high standard, and both boast cosy woodburning stoves, as well as en-suite facilities. The surrounding countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, abounds in lovely walks, and there are plenty of places to visit within a short drive of these Shaftesbury cottages. As well as Shaftesbury, best known for Gold Hill featured in the Hovis advert, there are Sherborne Abbey and Castle, Stourhead House and Gardens, and the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. Also easily accessible from these Shaftesbury cottages are Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park and the stunning Dorset Heritage Coast. In fact there's as much, or as little to do as you please - the choice is yours!
A delightful single-storey barn conversion, one of two Shaftesbury cottages on site, skilfully converted to provide a comfortable open plan holiday home, benefiting from a woodburning stove and en-suite facilities. There is a pretty, private garden as well as shared use of the most attractive well kept lawns and summerhouse - a lovely place to relax and unwind. This Shaftesbury cottage makes a great touring base at any time of the year. Note: This Shaftesbury cottage can be booked with Ref 6917 to accommodate 9.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area (accessed via two steps down) and sitting area with woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small chest freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, plasma screen TV, DVD, video, CD/radio, payphone, WiFi, DVDs/videos/games. All fuel and power including logs inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared lawned area with summerhouse. One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead whilst on premises). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 7 mins walk.
Note: Up until the 06th January 2014 this property accepts two well-behaved dogs. From 06th January 2014 this property accepts one well-behaved dog.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Shaftesbury 4 miles; Blandford Forum 8 miles.
The most attractive North Dorset village of Fontmell Magna lies between the Blackmore Vale to the west and Cranborne Chase to the east, only 4 miles south of the hilltop town of Shaftesbury and 8 miles north of the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. The village, named after the chalk streamed Fontmell Brook, is dotted with picturesque thatched cottages and is well served by the local pub serving good food and ales. Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are lots of lovely walks to be had nearby, whilst the interesting ancient town of Shaftesbury, with its 'Gold Hill' of Hovis advert fame is well worth a visit. Just a little further afield, historic Sherborne's abbey and castle make a good day out, whilst Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, as well as the beautiful Dorset coast, are all easily accessible.