Shaftesbury 5 miles.
A well-presented, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, located in the grounds of the owner's attractive cottage in the hamlet of West Orchard.
For those wishing to escape to the country, this romantic cottage is the place for you nestling in the rural North Dorset location of The Blackmore Vale.
All on one floor, this cottage offers cosy accommodation with a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with dining area and a warming woodburning stove, a lovely place to snuggle up after your day out exploring all that this scenic, rural area has to offer.
The comfortable double bedroom has the benefit of the adjacent bathroom.
Outside, enjoy dining alfresco in the enclosed courtyard-style garden or just relax and enjoy a refreshing drink.
Within a short distance there are many enjoyable footpaths crossing this peaceful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or take the short drive up to delightful Shaftesbury, where you can browse the many interesting shops and take in the views from the top of Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis advert.
Further afield, but easily accessible, enjoy a day out at Stourhead House and Gardens, Sherborne Abbey, the impressive cathedral city of Salisbury or even Dorset's scenic Jurassic coast.
Then home again to enjoy your most comfortable cottage in rural countryside.
All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
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About the location
Shaftesbury 5 miles; Sturminster Newton 4 miles.
The peaceful North Dorset hamlet of West Orchard nestles in the picturesque Blackmore Vale, only 5 miles south west of the hilltop town of Shaftesbury and 4 miles north east of Sturminster Newton. Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this idyllic rural area was immortalised as ‘the vale of the little dairies’ in Thomas Hardy’s novel, Tess of The D’Urbervilles. Explore the scenic byways which criss-cross the vale or seek out the numerous quaint villages, many offering rustic pubs serving real ales and local fayre. Alternatively, the interesting, ancient town of Shaftesbury, with its 'Gold Hill' of Hovis advert. fame is well worth a visit. Browse Sturminster Newton’s interesting shops or enjoy some entertainment or local market at the lively Exchange Arts Centre. Just a little further afield, historic Sherborne's abbey and castle make a good day out, whilst Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, as well as the beautiful Dorset coast, are all easily accessible. An idyllic rural Dorset base at any time of the year.