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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.
|Sleeps||5||Grid Reference||ST 857 169||Off Road Parking||Yes|
|Smaller Party Reductions||No|
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 superb semi-detached single-storey barn conversion. One of two Shaftesbury cottages on site, providing exceptional, light and airy holiday accommodation with a woodburning stove and an en-suite. The lovely shared gardens and summerhouse are a delight, perfect for relaxing after a day out exploring this super area. Note: This Shaftesbury cottage can be booked with Ref 5685 to accommodate 9.
All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single (accessed via one step down). Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area 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.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Grist Mill Cottage:
Great time at a fantastic and very well equipped cottage! Lots of nice personal touches, milk nod eggs in the fridge and chocolates and flowers left for us. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
Mrs Warriss, Southampton, February 2013
The cottage was so clean and the beautiful with well kept gardens.
Mrs Corbey, Treharris, September 2012
Our second visit to this lovely cottage in a pretty and peaceful Dorset village. The many thoughtful extras provided by the owner are very rarely found in other holiday properties, she is most welcoming to her guests.
Mrs Drover, Farnham, September 2012
This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, just outside of a lovely Dorset village and within easy reach of a range of attractions to suit all ages and interests.It was comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean.Can't recommend it highly enough.
Mrs Aveyard, Liversedge, August 2012