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    Unique, A-frame lodge placed near Gillingham in Dorset. Open-plan. Dog-friendly. On Whistly Waters. WiFi. (Ref. 970181)

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    7 nights from £326

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    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)

    7 nights from £283

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    Compact one bed annex to a brick and stone cottage suitable for a couple, with accommodation spread over two floors on the northern edge of Blackmore Vale. Newly refurbished. (Ref. 956472)

    7 nights from £280

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    A detached, modern cottage in the quiet hamlet of Fifehead Neville. Within Dorset's picturesque Blackmore Vale. Exceptional, well appointed, family friendly accommodation.Enclosed garden. Lovely walks close by. Superb touring base. Sturminster Newton 3. (Ref. 1357)

    7 nights from £353

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    A single-storey, self-contained wing of the owner's home on the edge of the village of East Knoyle. Open plan living area. Woodburner. Seasonal use of shared swimming pool. Shaftesbury 5 miles. (Ref. 26953)

    7 nights from £238

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    A charming single-storey stable conversion, adjoining the owner's home in the village of Henstridge. Use of 3/4 acre garden. Good walking, great touring base. Sherborne 7 miles. (Ref. 1627)

    7 nights from £208

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

    7 nights from £289

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    A cosy brick-and-flint terraced cottage, within the pretty Dorset village of Shillingstone. Very well presented throughout. Woodburning stove. Enclosed patio. Lovely walks close by. Sturminster Newton 4 miles. (Ref. 925256)

    7 nights from £298

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    A charming detached period cottage in the rural Dorset town of Sturminster Newton. Woodburner. WiFi. Short stroll to local amenities. Blandford Forum 11 miles. (Ref. 916146)

    7 nights from £330

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    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)

    7 nights from £449

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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!