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Poole 27 miles; Bournemouth 31 miles.
One of Dorset’s 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.
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A charming detached, stone-built cottage nestling in the grounds of the owner’s small farm, just half a mile from the pretty town of Shaftesbury, and surrounded by fields, chickens and guinea fowl. Converted to a high standard, this cosy property offers well decorated and furnished ground floor accommodation, including a sunny sitting room with dining area offering unsurpassed views down Blackmoor Vale toward Poole and the coast. Perfectly placed for touring the splendid Dorset countryside and coast there are also several famous visitor attractions within easy reach. Private carp fishing is just 100 yards away by arrangement. The perfect get-away-from-it-all retreat.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin. Fully fitted kitchen. Living room with dining area and patio windows with lovely views over Blackmoor Vale.
Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, radio, stereo/CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Shared use of garden with private and secluded seating area with garden furniture and lovely views. Private fishing by arrangement. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 0.5 miles. Note: Fishing is on a 0.5 acre lake and the carp are quite large. Fishing is charged at £12 per day, and guests must supply their own rods and tackle etc.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Ryecross Farm Cottage:
A good view and extremely quiet. Pictures of the cottage do not do it justice, it is better than the pictures on the web site!
Mr Howe, Clacton-on-Sea, August 2012
We particularly liked the deer in the field next to the cottage and the fox going by the woods by the field. The buzzard on the nest was in view from the lounge through the French windows, and the walks nearby were nice - the place had peace and quiet at all times.
Mr Pask, Newark, May 2012
A very good setting; roomy accommodation of a high standard in a quiet location. The owner was very helpful and his little dog "Alfie", plus the hen, greeted us every evening when we returned from our outings. The let was good value for money and we will have no hesitation in reccommending it to family and friends. Thanks!
Mr Freeman, Baldock, September 2011
A really lovely cottage with everything we needed. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing. It was so nice to have the french doors out into the garden, with views to die for!
Mrs Davies, Conwy, July 2011