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Shaftesbury 5 miles.
The attractive village of Berwick St John lies on the Wiltshire side of the Dorset/Wiltshire border, only 5 miles from Shaftesbury. The village nestles at the western end of the chalk-streamed Ebble Valley, below the unspoilt downlands which form the edge of picturesque Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The tranquil village boasts a charming pub, a great place to sample local fayre after a day exploring this scenic area, which offers superb walks as well as the Wiltshire cycleway. Locally, view the First World War regimental badges cut into Fovant Downs or visit the 14th century ruined Wardour Castle. The village makes an excellent touring base, with the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury, Wilton House, ancient Stonehenge, and the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead all easily accessible.
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A detached, Grade II listed stone cottage, dating back to 1790, set in the gardens of the owners’ residence, within the peaceful village of Berwick St John on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset. This Berwick St John holiday cottage oozes period character, and offers a quirky, romantic village retreat, an idyllic base for couples. In an elevated position above a village lane, bordering unspoilt countryside, this Berwick St John cottage retains the character of a bygone era, with some period furnishings including Victorian iron framed beds, and beamed ceilings, as well as having a warming open fire in the sitting room. After your day exploring, sit out on the charming paved patio of your Berwick St John holiday cottage, a lovely place to relax in the evening sun, or take a stroll to the local pub. A short drive from your Berwick St John cottage is the ancient hill-top town of Shaftesbury, most well known for Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame. Alternatively, explore NT Stourhead's lovely gardens, marvel at Salisbury's majestic cathedral or visit mystical Stonehenge. This Berwick St John holiday cottage provides a simple, yet charming holiday base from which to tour this fascinating area.
Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Simple kitchen with Belfast sink. Dining room. Sitting room with sofa bed and open fire.
Oil central heating plus some storage heaters and open fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, small worktop fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking/garage for 1 car. Paved patio area with garden furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: There are steps up to the front door and the patio is elevated above the lane. Note: Due to steep steps and a raised patio area, this property may be unsuitable for infirm or children under the age of six.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Blandford Cottage:
The cottage was in an excellent location, ideal as a touring/walking base. The village pub served very good food and the cottage was a real home away from home. The bed linen was absolute top quality and the mattress was very comfortable. As we were on our motorcycle it was very useful having a secure garage.
Mr Haig, Eastleigh, March 2013
A lovely 300-year old cottage turned into a pretty holiday cottage with charming furniture. Very friendly owner with great tips for tourist sights in the area.
Mr Lanenga, Utrecht, July 2012