24/7 “On Holiday” Support

Our friendly UK team are here to help, in case of any emergency.

Award Winning Holiday Experts

Over 30 years of experience in UK self-catering holidays.

B Corp Certified Business

Committed to making a positive social and environmental impact.

Safe & Secure Payments

Flexible payment options for peace of mind.

Holiday Cottages Shaftesbury

REFINE SEARCH

Your Shaftesbury, Dorset search returned 80 cottages

Most relevant
  • Distance to Location
  • Most relevant
  • Price (lowest first)
  • Price (highest first)
  • Sleeps (lowest first)
  • Sleeps (highest first)
  • Tick Rating (lowest first)
  • Tick Rating (highest first)
20
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsYes
  • Sykes rating

Little Haven, a wonderful detached holiday home resting just outside Blandford Forum, Dorset. Smart TV. Single-storey. Family-friendly. Pet friendly. Thornicombe 5.7 miles; Child Okeford 7.6 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 22.3 miles. (Ref. 1151960)

  • Wi-fi
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher

7 nights from £516

Last booked yesterday
See more details
  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.7

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

Cosy ground floor cottage, half a mile from Shaftesbury. Close to rolling hills, lush green meadows and ancient woodland. Fantastic views. Relaxing base. Poole 27 miles. (Ref. 1113)

  • Wi-fi
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from £392

  • Sleeps5
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes
  • Sykes rating

No.98 is a beautifully-presented house nestled in the rural town of Sturminster Newton, in Dorset. Enclosed garden. Close to amenities. Near Dorset AONB. Sturminster Newton 1.2 miles; Blandford Forum 10.5 miles. (Ref. 1138060)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £505

  • Sleeps8
  • Bedrooms4
  • PetsYes

    4.6

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A gorgeous detached cottage nestled in the picturesque village of Donhead St. Mary near Ludwell, Wiltshire. Dog-friendly. Open fire. Idyllic views. Shaftesbury 4.2 miles; Tisbury 5.3 miles; Salisbury 18.2 miles (Ref. 1059254)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £910

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsNo

    5.0

    Perfect

  • Sykes rating

A charming semi-detached farm building conversion resting in East Knoyle, Wiltshire. Within AONB. Open-plan. Romantic. Luxury furnishings. Shaftesbury 6.5 miles; Salisbury 18.3 miles. (Ref. 1051819)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £614

  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A contemporary single-storey cottage resting in Milton on Stour near Gillingham, Dorset. Pet-friendly. Close to amenities. EV charging point. Ground-floor living. Kilmington 6.2 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles; Brunto 10.1 miles. (Ref. 1051547)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from £727

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsNo

    5.0

    Perfect

  • Sykes rating

A delightful farm building conversion offering a romantic escape in East Knoyle, Wiltshire. Private garden. Off-road parking. No pets or children. In AONB. Shaftesbury 6.5 miles; Salisbury 18.3 miles. (Ref. 1051281)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £535

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.8

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

Stylish, former Victorian coach house in the grounds of a Victorian rectory, in the village of Buckhorn Weston. Carbon neutral property. Oak floors. WiFi. Enclosed patio. Rural views. Pub nearby. Gillingham 4 miles. (Ref. 921681)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £551

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    5.0

    Perfect

  • Sykes rating

Gorgeous, single-storey, barn conversion, one of two on site. Rural location on borders of West Wiltshire and Dorset. En-suite facilities to both bedrooms. Mere 3 miles. (Ref. 1019004)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £526

  • Sleeps6
  • Bedrooms3
  • PetsYes

    4.6

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

This cosy lodge on a peaceful15 acre site, is resting near village of Milton on Stour in Dorset. Fishing Balconies. Countryside surroundings. Enclosed garden. Nature trails. Pet friendly. Gillingham 2 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles. (Ref. 967741)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from £444

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsYes

    4.8

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A homely cottage situated near the village of Motcombe, Dorset. Opposite award-winning pub. Shaftesbury 2 miles; Salisbury 22 miles. (Ref. 957189)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from £453

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.8

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

Fabulous conversion of a former cart shed set in peaceful surroundings and rolling countryside. (Ref. 988879)

  • Wi-fi
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from £680

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsNo

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A delightful cottage in the rural setting of Antsy, Wiltshire. Romantic getaway. Outstanding surroundings. Open-plan living. Shaftesbury 7.7 miles; Salisbury 15.8 miles. (Ref. 1035189)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher

7 nights from £601

  • Sleeps7
  • Bedrooms4
  • PetsNo

    4.4

    Good

  • Sykes rating

This detached cottage is based close to Tisbury, Wiltshire. 4 bedrooms. WiFi. Andover 17 miles; Southampton 23 miles. (Ref. 992129)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby-friendly
  • Games room

7 nights from £795

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsYes

    4.7

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

An eye-catching stone cottage resting on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, Dorset. Juliet balcony. Open-plan living. Country views. Shaftesbury 2.6 miles; Child Okeford 8.5 miles. (Ref. 1008394)

  • Wi-fi
  • Baby-friendly

7 nights from £389

Last booked 2 days ago
See more details
  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsYes

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A superb cottage situated in the rural settlement of Farrington in Dorset. Woodburning stove. WiFi. Pizza oven. Shaftesbury 5.6 miles; Blandford Forum 9.5 miles. (Ref. 1003500)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £378

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A contemporary first-floor barn conversion resting in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Open-plan. Balcony. Views. Blandford Forum 9.6 miles. (Ref. 923041)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £459

  • Sleeps3
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsNo

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

Peaceful 18th century cottage surrounded by apple orchards and paddocks. Woodburning stove. Local bike hire, smart 9-hole Golf course, bus service and train station. Good for touring Somerset and Dorset. Stalbridge 1.7 miles; Sherborne 6.9 miles. (Ref. 1036988)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Washing machine

7 nights from £625

  • Sleeps3
  • Bedrooms2
  • PetsYes

    4.9

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

A lovely cottage located near the village of Motcombe in Dorset. Excellent location. Shared use of tennis courts. Tasteful interior. Shaftsbury 2 miles; Salisbury 22 miles. (Ref. 957188)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from £461

  • Sleeps2
  • Bedrooms1
  • PetsYes

    4.8

    Outstanding

  • Sykes rating

Charming, detached single storey barn conversion. Lovely Dorset cottage in rural location. Open plan accommodation. Use of swimming pond. Sturminster Newton 4 miles. (Ref. 20119)

  • Wi-fi
  • Off-road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

7 nights from £360

 

Just Show Me Shaftesbury Cottages

Anyone who was around in 1973 will immediately recognise Shaftesbury as the setting for that famous Hovis Bread TV commercial, where a young boy pushes his bike laden with loaves up a steep, cobbled street (watch it on YouTube if you missed it!). This will give you a good inkling of what to expect when you book a Shaftesbury cottage as nothing much has changed - indeed, not much since the 18th Century.

Brimming with fine historical buildings, the best way to explore this hilltop Saxon settlement is to follow the Shaftesbury Heritage Trail. Start anywhere in town and look out for heritage panels and blue plaques displaying local information. Gold Hill (or 'Hovis Hill') plays its part and you can visit Gold Hill Museum at the top, as well as Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden, set on the site of a Saxon Benedictine Abbey. The views from the top are amazing, sweeping over Blackmore Vale and neighbouring counties of Wiltshire and Somerset.

There are lots of shops to potter and browse, from antiques and second-hand books to quirky gifts, plus a selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants. Thursday is market day and there's a monthly farmers' market. It's also worth checking out any local festivals and carnivals, or plays and exhibitions at the Shaftesbury Arts Centre.

Days out from your Shaftesbury cottage

Bath, Bournemouth, Stourhead, Stonehenge and Longleat are all within an hour's drive, while Compton Abbas Airfield and Aviation Museum is closer still. Or head deep into glorious countryside along the many walking and cycling trails of Cranborne Chase and Blackmore Vale.

Find out for yourself and book a Shaftesbury cottage soon!