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The Cider Press

Coppleridge near Motcombe, Dorset (Ref. 957188)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Good for a short stay."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "The accommodation was very clean, high standard of fittings."

    Positioned in a lovely village and convenient to see most of Dorset. Lovely pub opposite. Beds were extremely comfortable and facilities excellent.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Smaller than we thought but perfectly comfortable and well appointed."

    Owners helpful and friendly. Pub very close.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Owner were helpful but also respected your privacy."

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very high standard of decor and facilities. A perfect home from home. I would highly recommend the Cider Press at Motcombe.

    Reviewed by GraceApr 2021

  • "Great little cottage with quality mattresses, bedding and towels."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy, it was exactly as per the advert and we were made very welcome."

    There was lots of walks for the dog and plenty of things to do and see within easy reach of the accommodation.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "A very cosy, well equipped and bijou cottage, well situated."

    Not suitable for more than 2 people as very small.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "We had an amazing time in Dorset, despite the weather."

    The Cider Press is a lovely cottage, little but perfect for our small family. It has a cosy feel and had everything we need. Caroline and Rupert were really nice and welcoming. We hoping to visit Cider Press again.

    Reviewed by LyudmylaAug 2020

  • "This was a perfect place for us to stay."

    The house is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by MiaJul 2020

  • "We would highly recommend the Cider Press."

    This was our second visit and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2019

  • "A very quiet and relaxing location."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2019

  • "Both cottages are lovely, very clean and comfortable and I couldn't have asked for more."

    The owners are particularly welcoming and friendly and I enjoyed meeting them. They made me feel extremely welcome and have now been there twice and hope to go again soon.

    Reviewed by JulietSep 2019

  • "It was just so peaceful and quiet."

    The pub just across the road that did excellent food. The fact my 14 month old dog was allowed at the cottage and pub. Beautiful Stourton National Trust 15 mins away. I going back I just loved it. Ps The bed was so comfy and luxurious.

    Reviewed by ChloeSep 2019

  • "Delightful, clean and well equipped cottage with home comforts as a nice added touch."

    Very friendly family run business. Perfectly located for day trips out in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Would definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Incredibly helpful host and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "The Cider Press is a clean, comfortable and stylish little cottage, we felt immediately at home there."

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2019

  • "Location of holiday cottage is excellent as there is a first class pub - Coppleridge Inn - only about 100 yards away that serves good food at a reasonable price AND is very dog friendly."

    On the first evening we went there were around 10 dogs in the "doggy" area! The cottage was clean & welcoming and equipped very well. If you enjoy walking, this is an excellent base. We undertook spectacular walks centred on Cerne Abbas & Compton Abbas, both of which are only around 20 minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "This was a charming cottage, very clean and of a high standard."

    Perfect location with stunning scenery, close to Gillingham and Shaftsbury with an excellent pub across the road.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location."

    Other than the adjoining cottages and the pub about 150 yds away, it was very secluded and quiet. Everything you could want for us provided and the kitchen was well equipped for a short stay. Lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2019

  • "The Cider Press is a really lovely place to stay."

    It has everything you would want for a great holiday - a well-equipped kitchen, abundant hot water, comfortable beds, lots of fluffy white towels, cosy warm sitting room, fast wi-fI, very attractive decor inside and a generous outside space. Caroline and Rupert made us feel so welcome and are very thoughtful. We really appreciated the tea and biscuits that greeted us on arrival after a hot drive from London, all the leaflets about things to do in the area, and their advice, tips and directions. The Cider Press is in a brilliant location, only 3 miles from Shaftesbury which is a beautiful English town, close to several stunning National Trust properties, not far from the amazing Dorset costline, AND right opposite a pub which has a fabulous view from the outside terrace. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019

  • "Caroline and Rupert were/are extraordinary hosts."

    They could not have been more thoughtful, generous and accommodating. I loved my nearly 3 weeks at Cider Press and the chance to investigate nearby natural wonders like Lulworth Cove, the Durdle Door, Lyme Regis - I would return in a minute!

    Reviewed by HollisterSep 2018

  • "Very easy to book and really good communication to ensure we were happy with the accommodation."

    A beautiful, well-appointed and clean cottage. Really good quality furnishings for a very comfortable stay. A beautiful location - we will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "Lovely to meet the property owners who were very welcoming and friendly."

    Lovely location for exploring Shaftsbury and surrounding area. Copperidge Inn (opposite accommodation) serves good food and drinks with very friendly staff. Whole area of Dorset seems dog friendly.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and furnished to a very high specification with everything you could need, including milk, tea and coffee plus some lovely biscuits waiting for us."

    Owners are very friendly and asked if there was anything else they could do to make future visitors experience any better....needless to say there wasn’t much!

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Gravel garden to front with picnic bench
  • Shared Tennis Court and picnic lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop 8 mins walk, country pub 2 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 Cider Press is a newly refurbished two-bedroom property, one of three delightful Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm.

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

The cosy double bedroom and sweet single bedroom are complemented with a smart modern shower-room.

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 Cider Press 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: 957189 (The Apple Shed) 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.

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