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Motcombe Nursery

Motcombe near Shaftesbury, Dorset (Ref. 16149)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Scrivens

    “Comfortable accommodation and the owners were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble.”

    Central area for visiting both the lovely Dorset coast and Somerset/Wiltshire.

    Central area for visiting both the lovely Dorset coast and Somerset/Wiltshire.

    - Miss Scrivens, September 2020

The property

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
  • First floor shower room with 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, WiFi, 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
  • Note: Property doesn't accept working bookings. Please note the owner will make an additional electricity charge for charging electric cars.

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About the location


Shaftesbury 3 miles; Salisbury 22 miles; Stonehenge 23 miles

The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, just 3 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe has its own friendly community shop, post office and well-regarded country pub, The Coppleridge Inn. The local town of Shaftesbury, with 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 (instantly recognisable as the setting of the iconic Hovis advert with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Motcombe sits amidst rolling countryside at the edge of the picturesque Blackmore Vale, and close to the Cranborne Chase AONB as well as many other areas of natural beauty and exceptional heritage, including the National Trust’s Stourhead. A wonderful location to explore the best of the West Country, and only just over an hour’s drive to the stunning Jurrassic Coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

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