Abbots Cottage is a semi-detached cottage, attached to the owner’s property.
It is situated in Stour Provost, Dorset.
The cottage has been refurbished and extended in a contemporary style, but still manages to retain its period charm, for example its traditional stone walls and narrow staircase.
It is perfect for couple’s or families with young children.
The property opens into a living room with a Jotul wood burning stove, a TV, DVD player and window seat.
It has a fitted kitchen and dining area complete with a table and chairs, and has a set of French windows which lead out to a private patio and garden area.
The first floor is found by way of a spiral staircase and has one double bedroom and one single bedroom with space for a cot.
There is a downstairs shower room and WC.
The private garden and patio area has furniture, a barbecue and an orchard beyond.
The cottage is situated along a quiet country road, which is along the valley of the River Stour.
It is 3½ miles from Gillingham railway and 4 miles from the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
The place has plenty of attractions such as Old Wardour Castle, the new and old Sherbourne Castles and Cerne Abbas Giant.
This includes the surrounding countryside and the great chalk ridges which shows exquisite views across Dorset.
Abbots Cottage is a cosy place to vacation and is perfect for a couple’s getaway or a family with young children.
About the location
Shaftesbury 5 miles.
A small bustling North Dorset market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, well served by a good selection of local shops, inns, restaurants, and a direct rail link from London to the West Country. The town was immortalised by John Constable's famous painting of The Old Town Bridge, which now hangs in the Tate Gallery. The Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is part of the Stour Valley, vividly depicted by Thomas Hardy in Tess of The D'Urbervilles, as 'Vale of the little dairies', with lush green countryside and a 'patchwork quilt' of fields. The area abounds with pretty rural walks and offers numerous National Trust properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as Stourhead, Longleat and Wilton, whilst the wonderful Dorset Heritage Coast is also an easy drive.
Note: Due to the nature of this property, please take care as there are low beams, doorways and a steep spiral staircase.