- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Broadband / WiFi
- Shop less than 1 mile
- Pub less than 1 mile
21 Customer Review(s)
“Small, comfortable cottage which is well-equipped with nearly everything needed for a holiday.”
Contacting the owners was very straightforward and they were most helpful.
Contacting the owners was very straightforward and they were most helpful. The information and instructions were clear and helpful and we were able to have a welcome and comfortable holiday.- Mr Roulston, August 2020
“We booked this cottage a week before we went on holiday.”
This is a lovely cottage, light and modern inside, and the location is a few walks away from town centre, tesco, park, and pool. We enjoyed our walks every evening. The shops in shaftesbury are fantastic and the cafes too. We esp like the ugly duckling in swans yard with an ecofriendly shop in front of it. The owners colin and pauline are very helpful and has welcomed us with a lovely bottle of wine and biscuit. Despite the current covid situation, we truly had a lovely time exploring dorset.- Mrs Mijares, July 2020
“Although the property was next to a busy road junction, the noise was not noticeable indoors.”
The dining/sitting room was a good size, which surprised us as the cottage looked so small from the outside, but when we did have the TV on, a slightly bigger one would have made for easier viewing from the other side of the room. The only, slight, annoyance was the dripping taps in the kitchen. Both hot and cold need either new washers, or a re-grind of the seating. But all in all, a good base from which to see the surround area, and the off-road parking was a bonus.- Mr Nunn, July 2020
“Lovely place, as a family with two kids staying for a week we kind of missed a washing machine during our stay, the shower head needs to be replaced, otherwise it is a nice cottage with great location.”- Mrs Cox, December 2019
“A verry nice cottage, we really enjoyed it and are comming back to this one.”
Shaftsbury is a great place to stay with many things around it. Also the owners were verry helpfull and send us all the needed information. Thanks again to the owners for making this possible.- Mr Bourgeois, July 2019
“We found the cottage a bit tired and in need of a spruce up.”
For example, there was damp on the walls in the sitting room with flaking paint. The shower upstairs leaked down the sides of the bath resulting in water coming through the ceiling below. The shower head was heavily scaled resulting in poor water flow and shower nozzles were firing water in all directions. There were only two saucepans in the kitchen. The oven was extremely dirty as were some frying pans. There was only one tea towel for the whole week. There were no replacement bin liners for the food waste. Television set was very small for the size of room and tv picture kept breaking up. Unable to get gas fire in sitting room to ignite. As a result of the above, we don't feel it was worth what we paid.- Mr Clarke, June 2019
“Very enjoyable stay.”
Cottage was very clean and close to all amenities. A complimentary bottle of wine was much appreciated. Shaftsbury itself is well placed to explore surrounding areas such as Bath, Bournemouth and Salisbury. Altogether a very enjoyable break.- Mr Holmes, May 2019
“This is our 2nd visit to this property.”
A well equipped and comfortable cottage. We especially like its location within a lovely small town with good shops and pubs/restaurants. We made use of the excellent local information supplied, including a really good selection of walking guides.- Mrs Barnett, May 2019
“Very comfortable and cosy cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury.”
Great off road parking.- Mr Jupe, February 2019
“Easy walking distance to all attractions,quiet location,safe parking and very convenient for local Tesco's.”- Mr Bailey, December 2018
“This beautiful little cottage was delightful, we had a throughly enjoyable stay there.”
Ideally situated for all the amenities. Clean and very well equipped. Would definitely stay again, and recommend to anyone looking for a short break or a holiday, in the area. Many thanks- Mr Coombes, November 2018
“Sloe Cottage was lovely and the town of Shaftsbury was delightful.”
We had a really nice break. Although we didn't use the facilities to there full extent we could see that the kitchen was well equipped, we ate out. Bathroom was nice and clean and the shower worked well. Beds were comfortable and the lounge area sufficient if you needed to relax in doors. All in all it was everything we needed for a perfect weekend break. It was really kind of the owners to leave us a welcome pack of milk, wine and fruit cake, thank you. I would recommend this cottage it is lovely.- Mr Chick, November 2018
“Everything was clean and tidy, plenty of fresh towels and blankets.”
Comfy beds and plenty of space for 5 adults. Kettle could do with a descale but otherwise everything was perfect. Welcome wine and biscuits also went down very well. Rosie, Paul and family.- Mr Cane, August 2018
“We had a really nice weekend break and as the Shaftesbury fringe was on and we really enjoyed ourselves.”
Walking distance to town and very friendly people. A small disapointment I had to clean the fridge before using it and there was a lot of crumbs on one of the settees.- Scholes, June 2018
“W"e were very pleasantly surprised by the standard of furnishing and equipment.”
We stayed at the cottage during one of the coldest periods for many tears. The heating system and the gas fire coped well with the arctic conditions and we were very cosy and happy to return to the cottage after walking around the town. We were also very grateful for the wine and biscuits we found on arrival - very acceptable after a busy day at work and a long car journey to Shaftesbury.- Mr Naylor, February 2018
“Sloe Cottage is located within easy walking distance of the town.”
It was clean, tidy and very presentable. We only had the cottage for a long weekend but thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.- Mr Berry, September 2017
“The Cottage was very central for everything and well equipped, the only thing we found was the the lighting was very dim in the lounge in the evenings so difficult to read.”- Mrs Jones, June 2017
“The cottage was clean, light, comfortable and very well equipped.”
A real home-from-home, in an excellent situation for the town facilities and for exploring the area. We would heartily recommend it as a quiet and very comfortable holiday base.- Mrs Bennett, July 2016
“A beautiful cottage in the perfect location.”
Will definitely stay again!- Mrs Flynn, March 2016
“We arrived to find Sloe Cottage warm and spotlessly clean, with lots of thoughtful touches and very helpful owner.”
The furnishings, linen and kitchen equipment were all of very good quality and the beds were really comfortable. All in all, a super stay and we'll be back! Thanks you also to Sykes Cottages!- Mrs Adderley, February 2016
“As soon as you arrived at the location you immediately felt at ease, the cottage is in a nice quiet little private road.”
The cottage itself is a good size and seems to be newly decorated, there is a good selection of utensils. In the living room there is a nice selection of games, dvd's and information about the surrounding area. Once you go exploring you find wonderful countryside to explore.- Mr Sawyer, October 2015
This charming mews-style, Grade II listed cottage is located in the old quarter within easy reach of the heart of Shaftesbury, Dorset.
A quiet, stone-built cottage making this a lovely holiday home, with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants only a three minute walk away; this is an ideal break for family and friends alike.
Inside, there is a well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast bar, whilst the cosy sitting room and dining area looks out onto the quaint neighbouring cottages.
There are three comfortable bedrooms upstairs with a family bathroom and for added flexibility there is also a ground floor cloakroom.
Outside, enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunny courtyard garden, before going for a stroll around the charismatic town centre or before setting off on the many local walks and cycle routes that pass the door.
Enjoy the scenic views over the lush Blackmore Vale, and discover the iconic, steep and cobbled Gold Hill, which was featured in the famous Hovis advert.
There is always something to do in Shaftesbury; craft and antique fairs, flower and music festivals, farmers’ markets, theatre and arts exhibitions to name but a few!
Should you tire of the town itself, venture out to explore the scenic Blackmore Vale, Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of the Little Dairies', which is dotted with thatched cottage villages and has sparkling chalk streams.
Alternatively, explore a little further afield to ancient Sherborne with its castles and abbey and the National Trust's Stourhead House and beautiful gardens.
Longleat Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stonehenge and Salisbury are also fabulous places to visit, whilst the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast is another perfect area to explore.
This lovely cottage is a really convenient town centre holiday base at any time of the year.
- Three bedrooms
- 2 x double, 1 x single
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Basin and WC
- Kitchen with breakfast bar
- Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
- Gas central heating with gas fire
- Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc.in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
- Off road parking for 1 car, plus free roadside parking nearby
- Front patio with bench
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 mins walk
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About the location
Salisbury 21 miles; Bath 30 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 and outstanding architecture are all within a short walk. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (Ridley Scott's famous Hovis advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Visit the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey (a place of great pilgrimage from the 11th century) or navigate the intricate and ancient lanes. Bath, Salisbury and Sherborne are all under an hour away, or drive through the stunning countryside of Blackmoor Vale down to the coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. A beautiful area, that still carries the flavour of the very best of the English countryside.
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