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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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Shaftesbury 2 miles. A charming, self-contained wing of the owners’ 1808 stone cottage, situated within North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, only 2 miles from Shaftesbury. Comfortably furnished, this Shaftesbury holiday cottage offers an ideal base for both a family group or couples wishing to explore this lovely area. The well-equipped kitchen of this Shaftesbury cottage leads into a snug living and dining room, with exposed stone walls, and a staircase ascending to the two bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside, there's an attractive, small enclosed garden, whilst at the rear, visitors to this Shaftesbury cottage are welcome to use the child and pet-safe lawned garden and seating area, perfect for outdoor dining. You can also say hello to the owners’ miniature ponies and donkeys, who love to be petted! Locally to this Shaftesbury cottage, explore historic Shaftesbury with its array of fascinating shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as famous Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame, take the short drive to the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or seek out Stourhead House and Gardens, or quaint Sherborne with its abbey and ancient castles. This Shaftesbury holiday cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore this lovely area.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double below, single above). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and sofa bed.
Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has 4 dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor.
Previous visitors' comments about Majestic:
The place the cottage is located: you can make a trip to Oxford as well as to the shore. The people are very nice and they have little donkeys and little ponies, that's cute. I liked the marmalade very much!
Neefjes, Amstelveen, July 2012
Lovely friendly owners, couldn't be more helpful!
Dr Wood, Hertford, June 2012