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Pear Tree Cottage

East Knoyle, Dorset (Ref. 1026281)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “We have had the most wonderful holiday at Pear Tree Cottage.”

    Just such a beautiful place; the owner made us feel so welcome - we feel rested and privileged to have stayed in such a lovely place.

    Just such a beautiful place; the owner made us feel so welcome - we feel rested and privileged to have stayed in such a lovely place.

    - Mrs Boyd, June 2021

The property

Positioned near the village green and surrounded by other charming properties, Pear Tree Cottage is set in the village of East Knoyle within the Cranborne Chase AONB.

Suited for a small family or a romantic couple’s break, it's perfect for those who love to be within nature and want a welcoming place to return to.

Relax within the charming living room/diner, which retains a quaint and traditional-style with a large feature fireplace.

Gather around the vintage-style dining table for a family board game, or simply discuss what’s going to come next on this Wiltshire adventure.

Prepare a meal within the lovely, modest kitchen, complete with a Belfast sink and stable-style door, it is a classic country cottage-style but home to excellent contemporary appliances.

Sit out with a refreshing drink in the front garden, and take in the picture-perfect exterior of Pear Tree Cottage.

There is also a traditional red telephone box opposite the cottage which has been converted into a mini library with lots of books to choose from.

Rest in one of the two bedrooms, either a double or a single room, both with pretty furnishings, white walls and showcasing charming features like exposed beams in the ceiling.

Freshen up in the beautifully fitted bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Practically next door and serving excellent food and drink is the dog friendly Fox and Hound Pub, so if you don’t fancy cooking in the evening you can indulge in a night off and a few drinks.

Pick up all you need to rustle up some home-cooked meals for your self-catered stay, there is a village store a short walk from the cottage with a wide selection of goods as well as a post office.

Cranborne Chase AONB, is an area has recently been designated an international dark sky reserve.

Directly from the cottage you can access a number of dog walks, cycling routes and historical sites nearby, including Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage, it was built in the 14th century and is a magnificent thing to behold set in the quiet Wiltshire countryside by a lake.

A five minute walk will take you to the windmill green and its fabulous views across the Blackmore Vale, or why not venture further afield to the old Saxon town of Shaftesbury which is steeped in history and is home the the the cobbled ‘Gold Hill’ where the Hovis adverts were filmed.

Stourhead House and Gardens run by the National Trust is also a must visit.

Pear Tree Cottage is a delightful property, ideal for a lovely break in this AONB with your loved ones.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-road parking outside property or around the green
  • Enclosed front garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1 mile, pub within 0.01 mile
  • Please note: The rear garden is not for guests' use, but there is a large flat green space approximately 10 metres from the garden gate
  • Note: No children under the age of 10
  • The owner provides dog bowls and dog bed for up to a medium sized dog
  • Please note: Check-in is at 5pm
  • Please note: This property has a minimum 3 night stay

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Shaftesbury 5 miles; Gillingham 7 miles.

The two rural communities of East and West Knoyle, the former being the birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren, sit on the Wiltshire side of the Dorset border and are also close to the border with Somerset. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, the gentle rolling West Wiltshire downland is dotted with picturesque villages and lovely walks, with the impressive house and gardens at Stourhead just a short drive away. Close by, there are opportunities for sailing available at Shear Water, which borders the Longleat Estate, well-known for its Safari Park and stunning stately home. There are numerous places of interest worth visiting nearby, including mystical Stonehenge, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury and the impressive city of Bath. This is a delightful rural base from which to explore this fascinating area.

Region Information

Please note, no children under the age of 10

Please note, this property has a minimum 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas