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The Apple Shed

(Ref. 957189)

Coppleridge near Motcombe, Dorset Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Relaxing week in a lovely quiet location."

    Top class cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful the booking experience was NOT."

    I didn’t actually book this cottage I booked another somewhere completely different but Sykes screwed up the booking …. Lucked in with this wonderful cottage with 12 hours notice so was super happy. The place is brand new and perfect and the pub is 100m away! Ans it’s got great food. It’s a really brilliant venue for a weekend away from stress and strain of London. Easy to get to. Lots to see and do and plenty of fresh air and sheep! Dog friendly. Silly early check out time we figured was a typo and stayed until 1030 with no problem.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very nice cottage."

    Reviewed by Aad5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location lots to do in the surrounding areas."

    Cottage was excellent would highly recommend. Nice pub across the road.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable very clean and well equipped."

    Only one thing would like a king size bed but space seems to be difficult. Very pleased with our stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful tranquil cottage."

    A perfect getaway. A real home from home with everything you could want. Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second year staying at the lovely Apple Shed."

    Very comfy and clean, has everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Fantastic property!!! Lots to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved the Apple Shed."

    It was beautifully clean, tasteful and well furnished with high end stuff. The bed was so comfortable and the shower really powerful. The location is peaceful and just across the road is a nice country pub. Perfect for a couple and their dog!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Icebox needed defrosting."

    Not a big issue and didn't detract from our stay

    Sorry that slipped through the net Roy, we pay great attention to cleanliness but glad you had a fabulous stay anyway Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    . Beautiful setting, great pub across the road. Handy for exploring lots of attractions in Dorset.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Peaceful countryside."

    Easy access to north and south coasts.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage with all mod cons, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Just about everything we could need was provided. Caroline is a delightful host, always on hand and most helpful. It is a lovely location and we enjoyed visits to Sherborne Castle gardens and Stourhead, as well as excellent meals over at the Coppleridge pub.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Apple Shed."

    It was very clean, lovely decorated and well equipped and in a perfect location. So many lovely places to visit. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back. Caroline and Rupert were perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "When we first arrived the place was absolutely spotless and we felt extremely welcome and right at home especially when we saw there was milk in the fridge and tea, coffee and even some biscuits on the side!"

    Perfect quiet place to sit back and relax.. the sofa was extremely comfortable great nights sleep even on the first night which surprised us both because it usually takes us a couple of nights to settle, I guess that's what happens when you sink into the bed and the marshmallow pillows give you a hug. (Haha) All the facilities worked perfectly... the shower was amazing! Very powerful. Nicely situated... perfect for longleat zoo stayers. Or Weymouth visitors (just to name a few) Sadly we had a miscommunication on our end but!!!!!.... The owners Caroline and her husband were extremely kind and understanding and everything got sorted and it was even laughed about! (You may be wondering why I've added this part in... but it was to show you just how lovely they are!) Thanks again, we honestly really do appreciate all the little touches and all the thought that went into keeping us safe during this pandemic era too. We would love to come and stay again! Only this time... (Friday to Friday hehe) All the best! We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both!

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage everything you need on hand and lovely and clean throughout will be coming back hopefully soon, well done the owners of these properties , met one , lovely and friendly Helpful."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful location and beautiful cottage which was immaculate with all the facilities we needed with a fully equipped kitchen !"

    The heart shaped shortbread biscuits milk and tea were a lovely touch , My husband is over 6ft so the two seater small sofa was a bit of a squeeze but other than that wouldn’t change a thing ! Lots of books games and leaflets to give ideas of where to visit which also helped us plan our time Definitely would go back !

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2020

  • "We loved our week's stay in the Apple Shed."

    It is a very comfortable, bright, modern cottage and we had everything we needed and more. Caroline and Rupert, who own the farm were very welcoming and helpful. The area is quiet and peaceful with a pub just across the road, which serves good food and has a terrace with lovely views. We enjoyed the wonderful scenery around Shaftesbury and managed to book tickets to visit Stourhead and Wardour Castle.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Sep 2020

  • "Quietly but conveniently situated rural cottage for two in beautiful Dorset countryside with modern furnishings."

    Would benefit from more kitchen equipment for those wanting to prepare meals at home after a long day out. Could do with lower 'tog' duvet for summer season. But a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jefferson4.1Jul 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, just like the photos."

    A great base to explore the lovely places near and the coastline too.We enjoyed our stay.Thankyou

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our second visit and once again very enjoyable."

    Lovely, clean and stylish cottage and Caroline is a friendly and kind host. #

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Lady was very welcoming and it was a really comfortable place to come back to after a day out and about ."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very nice place to stay,Caroline and Rupert made us feel most welcome."

    Visited a few attractions whilst staying there.Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "A very well appointed cottage, clean, comfortable and in good decoration."

    Would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Clean, tidy, well equipped, comfortable."

    Looked just as it does on the web site. Really lovely.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jan 2019

  • "Really nice accommodation."

    Good location and nice and clean. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2018

  • "It was great to have a proper manual for all the features of the cottage, plenty of off road parking."

    Very quiet and comfy, with a handy good pub across the road.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owner was at hand with a warm welcome and generous help at any time."

    It was the cleanest property we have been to and beautifully appointed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, 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
  • Gravel garden to the front with picnic bench
  • Shared tennis court and picnic lawn
  • One well-behaved pet is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Country pub 2 mins walk, village shop 8 mins walk.Note: Mobility - there are steps to the cottage.

The property

Set on the attractive rural edge of the thriving village of Motcombe, within easy reach of Shaftesbury, The Apple Shed is a newly refurbished one-bedroom property, situated centrally in a row of three Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm.

The charming accommodation is made up of a vaulted open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting room with comfortable seating – a perfect base to wind down after a long day exploring the many walks and attractions of the area.

A cosy double bedroom with smart modern ensuite shower-room completes the interior.

Outside, there is off-road parking, a gravelled seating area with tables and chairs and a tennis court with grass picnic area.

Just a 2 minute stroll across the lane is the charming Coppleridge Inn, a well-regarded country pub which offers delicious food and lovely grounds and views, as well as further tennis courts and a children’s play area.

The Apple Shed is a wonderful base to stay and to explore from.In addition to the many local walks, Cranborne Chase AONB and the renowned National Trust property Stourhead are only a short drive away.Stonehenge, Longleat, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum are approximately 30 mins.The chalk figure of the Cerne Abbas Giant, Glastonbury and National Trust property Montacute House are 50 mins.

Further afield, the New Forest, Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coastline are within reach for wonderful day trips at a little over an hour.

Racing at Wincanton is approximately 25 mins.

And there is so much more.

Note: East Coppleridge Farm is home to three delightful adjoined cottages, (The Apple Shed, The Cider Press and The Old Dairy), nestling on the Coppleridge, a pretty area of Motcombe on the edge of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale and just 3 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.Set off a country lane, the grounds offer a shared gravelled seating area to the front, as well as a tennis court and grassy picnic area to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.

Each charming retreat has a welcoming lounge/diner, well-appointed kitchen, modern shower room and comfortable bedrooms promising quality time away and a real feeling of home from home.

This property can be booked with Ref: 957188 (The Cider Press), and 957825 (The Old Dairy) when available.

Together they can sleep up to seven people.

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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.

For any short breaks, please note this owner only accepts 1 booking per week, and has a changeover day of Friday.

Please ensure your booking does not cross over a Friday, as these will not be accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter