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Gillingham 4 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles.
West Stour is a small village situated on the borders of South East Somerset and North Dorset, and is part of a group of villages known as 'The Stours', so named as the River Stour, popular with anglers, passes close by. Located on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, used as a backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife and boasting some lovely rural walks. Only a short distance from West Stour is a wealth of National Trust properties including the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead, with picturesque Shaftesbury and historic Sherborne, with its Abbey and Castle, just a little further. The beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury are within easy reach, while Stonehenge and the Dorset coast are easily accessible.
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West Stour 1 mile. A charming and cosy ground floor cottage apartment, part of an elegant 18th Century Grade II listed country house, situated in a delightful rural location, 1 mile from the North Dorset village of West Stour, and only 4 miles from Gillingham. Tastefully decorated and well equipped, this West Stour holiday cottage apartment boasts a library of fascinating books, and lovely views across the neighbouring equestrian menage towards the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Only a short drive from this West Stour holiday cottage apartment are the superb house and gardens at Stourhead, as well as Longleat House and Safari Park. Alternatively, explore the hilltop towns of Shaftesbury, ancient Sherborne, Salisbury with its majestic cathedral, or Stonehenge, all easily accessible from this lovely West Stour holiday cottage apartment. A comfortable West Stour holiday cottage apartment, providing a great touring base, any time of the year.
All ground floor. One double bedroom with a five foot double bed with en-suite (corner bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC). Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
Electric storage heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, radio/CD player, library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for one car. Shared lawn with own garden furniture supplied. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: No babies or children under 12.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Thornhill:
From the living room in Thornhill you have a wonderful view over a beautiful landscape and it is not too far away from Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, the Jurassic Coast and many other interesting sites in South West of England. We had a wonderful stay there and I am sure that we will come back.
Ms Povalej, Leonberg, June 2011