Motcombe near Shaftesbury, Dorset
A welcoming semi-detached cottage tucked away down a country lane, next to the owners’ home in the heart of the friendly Dorset village of Motcombe, two miles from the ancient town of Shaftesbury. Situated within the grounds of a former plant nursery, this charming cottage near Shaftesbury provides comfortable holiday accommodation, and is the perfect base for a family or group of friends wishing to explore this lovely rural area. There’s plenty of space at this Motcombe cottage, with a traditional kitchen boasting a delightfully warming AGA, a dining room, a comfortable garden room with French doors and a homely sitting room. The enclosed lawned garden at this Motcombe cottage allows plenty of space for socialising, with the pleasant patio area a superb place for taking refreshment after a busy day exploring. The countryside surrounding this Dorset cottage offers an abundance of lovely walking and cycling opportunities, with the nearby town of Shaftesbury providing an excellent range of facilities including an array of fascinating shops and good restaurants, as well as the picturesque Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame. Further afield, yet within easy travelling distance of your Motcombe cottage, are numerous attractions including the stunning house and gardens of Stourhead, Longleat House and Safari Park, historic Stonehenge and the regal cities of Bath and Salisbury. This cottage near Shaftesbury provides an excellent base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire at any time of the year.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with flame-effect electric fire. Garden room.
Oil central heating with electric fire. Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Shaftsbury 2 miles; Salisbury 22 miles
The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorsetís Blackmore Vale, just 2 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store, Post Office and country pub, which is set on the outskirts of the village. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. 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. Nearby, a drive through the picturesque Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside. A treat not to be missed!