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The Cider Press

(Ref. 957188)

Coppleridge near Motcombe, Dorset Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely and very clean."

    Their gesture was great for our arrival very thoughtful a pint of milk in the fridge with tea, coffee and sugar all there so we could have a drink straight away. They provided everything we needed even down to some games to play. We had a very nice stay in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2024

  • "The Cider Press We really enjoyed our week’s stay at the Cider Press, Coppleridge and wish it could have been longer!"

    The well laid out property, all on one level, was beautifully clean and attractive. The beds, the sofa and chair were really comfortable. The heated towel rail meant the bathroom and the thick white towels provided were warm when one emerged from enjoying a powerful and invigorating shower. Everything we needed for a happy visit was provided including milk, tea, coffee and biscuits to welcome us after our long journey. The parking was excellent and the setting in the countryside meant it was quiet and peaceful. Having a pub, The Coppleridge Inn, hosted by a friendly landlord, that served food, just steps away, was very convenient. The property was well sited close to Shaftesbury a pleasing market town. We had easy access to a great many attractions further afield, and driving through the glorious scenery to reach them added to our delight. Top of the list of National Trust venues we visited was Kingston Lacy. Set in beautiful gardens, it is filled with fabulous paintings and treasures, and manned by superb volunteer room guides. Among the many other places we enjoyed were Tintinhull Gardens, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door… oh and Lyme Regis which completely won my heart. From being comfortable at the house to enjoying exploring the area we think is the place to stay is the Cider Press and thoroughly recommend it. Maureen

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent, well appointed cottage, with some lovely personal touches."

    Great location for exploring Dorset, with many attractions less than an hours drive away. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent cottage with superb amenities."

    A great base to tour the area with outstanding and beautiful countryside. A very nice welcome from the owner when we arrived. The community run village shop has many provisions available including a Post Office counter, a rarity these days. Plenty to do and see with some excellent pubs and restaurants across the counties that border the cottage location with the lovely town of Shafesbury 2 miles away with it's many independent shops, well worth a visit. Needless to say we will be returning in 2024. A very happy traveller.

    Reviewed by M5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay, the cottage was clean and tidy and beautifully put together."

    We loved the exposed wood work which gave it character.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area for days out in every direction, a lovely part of the world!"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "This property was very comfortable, exceptionally clean and the attention to detail was superb."

    Plenty of places nearby to visit with the dog and Caroline and Rupert were very welcoming and friendly. I will be recommending the Cider Press as an excellent place to stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay and we would return."

    Lovely situation in the Dorset countryside.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage that we would be happy to stay at again."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cider Press and we would happily stay here again!"

    The cottage was exactly as advertised and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Although there was only two of us, having the extra bedroom gave us space to store our suitcases and to spread out a little. Everything was super clean and tidy and it was also nice to meet the owners who introduced themselves when we arrived. The location was great and we were able to visit lots of places nearby and further afield. We took a fan with us due to the heatwave, but the cottage was relatively cool inside which was good. We would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at The Cider Press.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was as advertised, and proved to be a good base to permit us to visit place in the general area that interested us."

    A problem with the property door lock was quickly remedied by the owners following a telephone call to them. A new lock being fitted the following morning.

    Hi Terry, It was lovely to meet you and we're glad you had a good trip - there is so much to see and do in the area! I am sorry that the lock was misbehaving when you arrived, but delighted that we were able to get it changed super quickly. Thank you for your understanding and kind words and very best wishes to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Jul 2022

  • "Good for a short stay."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 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 Julie5.0Sep 2021

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

    Owners helpful and friendly. Pub very close.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 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 Grace5.0Apr 2021

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

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 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 Stephen5.0Sep 2020

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

    Not suitable for more than 2 people as very small.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 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 Lyudmyla5.0Aug 2020

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

    The house is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by Mia4.7Jul 2020

  • "We would highly recommend the Cider Press."

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

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very quiet and relaxing location."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 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 Juliet5.0Sep 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 Chloe5.0Sep 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 Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "Incredibly helpful host and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 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 David5.0Jun 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 Lorraine5.0May 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 Simon5.0May 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 Alison5.0Apr 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 Hollister5.0Sep 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 Emma5.0Aug 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 Philip5.0Jul 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 Rachel5.0Jun 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
  • Please ensure your booking does not cross over a Friday, as these will not be accepted.

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.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas