Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom Accommodations

Accommodations in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury

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The SpaceBedroom 1 - King size bed, TV (on request), tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. This room is situated next to the shower room. Bedroom 2 - King Size bed, Freeview T.V, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. This room is in the eves and has narrow and steep stairs so might not be suitable for anyone that's very tall or has mobility issues. There is a door separating the guest area from our own bedrooms so that guests have a little more privacy at night. We usually open this door and head downstairs ourselves around 7.30am during term time and 8am at weekends/holidays. An extra mattress can be squeezed in to the loft room under the eaves if absolutely necessary but an extra £20 will be charged, this covers the laundry, cleaning and breakfast. We are a family with 2 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens. Our home was originally a brewery so has many quirky features and includes the stream that was used to brew the beer running through our garden. The pub next door (open all day) has recently been refurbished to a high standard...not far to go for meals, a coffee or a local ale! The village called Fontmell Magna is a typically beautiful Dorset village with many pretty thatched cottages. We have 1 school, 1 pub, 1 church, a beautiful village shop/tea rooms/postoffice, a Yoga Sanctuary and the most stunning countryside all around. There are many beautiful walks close by which include the Melbury Downs. This is also an area popular with cyclists. Shaftesbury is 7 minutes away with Gold Hill a pretty attraction made famous by the Hovis Advert. The Jurassic coast and the historic town of Bath can be reached in under an hour. There are also many other attractions and places to visit within easy reach, Longleat Safari Park is just 35 minutes away. We are ideally placed for events being held at Springhead (a 5 minutes walk up the road) and The Larmer Tree Gardens. The nearest stations are 25 minutes away but collection could be available if prearranged and convenient. The bus stops right by the pub and has services to Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum and beyond. Breakfast is included and we offer you tea/coffee, juice, cereal, toast and eggs of your choice (fresh from our own chickens). Please let me know the evening before what time you would like to have breakfast. During the week I have to get kids off to school so I could prepare your breakfast before or after this time. Breakfast is also available at the pub from 8am...This would need to be booked in advance so please let us know the evening before if you want this option. Check in is from 3pm, check out is 10am but we can be flexible if no other guests are booked in and is pre arranged. It would be helpful if you could let us know a rough time of arrival as I am often popping out to do school runs etc. EXTRAS CHILD (in cot) £5 per night Extra Mattress in loft room £20 If the 2nd room is used by children this will still be charged at the full room rate USE OF WASHING MACHINE/DRYER - £2 per load Please let us know in advance if you want to eat at the pub next door so we can book a table for you as it can get busy at weekends. For more information on meal prices etc please look at The Fontmell's website. Please do contact us with any questions...
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceUpdown Cottage is an historic, luxury, 5* Gold Award-winning, C16th self catering cottage standing on one of the most famous and iconic hills in Britain. The views from the cottage and garden stretch for miles over the stunning Blackmore Vale in the north of Dorset - Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of little Dairies'. Gold Hill in Shaftesbury was the setting for Ridley Scott's 1970s 'Boy on a Bicycle' advert for Hovis bread and such films as Far from the Madding Crowd. The cottage sleeps up to 6 in 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms but is the ultimate cosy bolthole for a very special romantic getaway for 2 or for anyone looking for inspiration to work, write or compose. Wifi, national landline calls and the use of the baby grand piano are included as are a breakfast basket, 36 Nespresso capsules, basket of logs for the inglenook woodburning stove, all natural toiletries throughout your stay, Egyptian cotton linen, bathrobes, towels, heating, cleaning products, etc. Guests can also pre-book spa treatments without leaving the cottage, by therapists selected by My Personal Sanctuary. Shaftesbury is the perfect location for exploring anywhere in the south west from Stonehenge, Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey and Castle, Wardour Castle (within half an hour) to Bath, the Jurassic coast, Wells, the south Cotswolds, Corfe Castle (within the hour). The local food and music festivals are legendary! The ancient town's boutique shops, delis, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, pubs and galleries are just 1 minute's walk away at the top of Gold Hill and yet the cottage looks out on to glorious countryside. A car is advisable for sight-seeing but not essential if you intend staying in the area as all facilities are very close and there are excellent cab services available. Trains from London Waterloo run regularly and take 2 hours to Gillingham (Dorset!) which is 4 miles away. Guest AccessThe entire house and garden are at the guests' disposal. Absolute privacy is therefore guaranteed. Heating controls, wifi, use of baby grand piano - the perfect place to rest, sightsee or work if need be. Mobile reception is good. Interaction with GuestsWe are always at the end of a phone or email. Access to the house is via a mobile call to a device in the door so guests are free to come and go as they wish without needing to clock watch. Housekeeper visits between lets or during stay for additional fee if required. The NeighborhoodShaftesbury is an historic small town which has largely avoided the chain shops of most other high street towns. The people are friendly, welcoming, proud of their area and therefore willing to share local information with any who visit. The place is unpretentious and refreshing! The views from the town and cottage are absolutely stunning. Shaftesbury sits atop an outcrop of greenstone standing 700 feet above the surrounding Blackmore Vale and was the site of King Alfred the Great's Abbey in the 9th century - the walls of which still stand line Gold Hill, opposite the cottage. Don't miss visiting the site of the Abbey, the museum at the top of Gold Hill, the local National Trust Stately Homes, Stonehenge, Wardour, Corfe Sherborne Castles, Salisbury Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey, Bath, Longleat which are all well within the hour. Getting AroundYou can reach the cottage by train to Gillingham, 4 miles away and then by taxi or by National Express coach to Shaftesbury itself. If you intend a few days of utter relaxation, Shaftesbury has everything and more that you'll need so transport is unnecessary but to see further afield a car would be helpful and make more efficient and relaxed use of time. Other Things to NoteBookings are from Mondays or Fridays and end on Mondays or Fridays. At short notice or in low season we may be able to be flexible on length of stay and start and finish days.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWhy this location? The beauty of our property is its age and character and its prime location at the foot of the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury. Our house was built in 1604 and The Music Room was the original Coach House for The Manor House. The Music room was converted in the Spring of 2013 to a luxury holiday let for 2 people or a couple with a baby. The Music room enjoys close proximity to the Saxon town of Shaftesbury and yet within 5 minutes walk to the beautiful rolling countryside of the Blackmore Vale. What are the unique benefits of the property? The Music Room has been fitted to a very high standard and benefits from being a 5 minute walk to the local pub. From there it is a short but steep walk up the famous Gold Hill, renowned for the Hovis advert . This is the most beautiful street ...... a step back in time . Once you have reached the top of Gold Hill you are in the centre of this Anglo Saxon town. Shaftesbury is steeped in history and tradition and is one of the oldest and highest towns in England and it dominates what Hardy called the 'engirdled and secluded Blackmore Vale'. At the top of Gold Hill you must sit back and enjoy the stunning views whilst tasting the fabulous fayre on offer at The Salt Cellar Cafe. Shaftesbury and the surrounding area has so much to offer. We have lived in The Manor House, St James Street, Shaftesbury since 2003. I am a nurse working both in a private hospital and a private Medical and laser clinic. I have got three grown up children who return frequently, such is their love of the area and all it has to offer. Hopeless and Pig are our 2 yellow Labradors who are very much part of the family ! Guest AccessParking on site, BBQ, private terrace with tables and chairs. The NeighborhoodCoast/Beach Not far from Shaftesbury is the world heritage site of the wonderful Jurassic Coastline of Bournemouth Poole and Swanage are 30 miles away. Studland beach, Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island are all worth a visit and are 35 miles away. Golf 5 miles to the East is the most wonderful 18 hole Rushmore Park Golf course. 20 miles to the West is the well designed course at Yeovil. Special Interest Holidays We are fortunate to be surrounded by stunning walking routes in all directions and there are ordnance survey maps in the Music room for you to enjoy. Sherborne Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral are 15 and 20 miles away respectively. Distances Shaftesbury 5 minute walk. Please note the steep ascent. Sherborne 15 miles Salisbury 20 miles Stonehenge 25 miles Bath 32 miles Longleat Safari Park 13 miles Stourhead House and gardens 11 miles Corfe Castle 30 miles Tank Museum and Monkey world at Bovington 27 miles Larmer Tree gardens 10 miles Old Wardour Castle 7 miles Kingston Lacey House 19 miles Wilton House 18 miles Further Details We are fortunate to have a wonderful range of pubs, cafes and restaurants both in Shaftesbury and the local surrounding area. In Shaftesbury there is a Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurant. Several pubs and cafes and a delightful delicatessen which is also a bistro and sells the best cheese for miles. There is an excellent butcher, green grocer and wine merchant, a large tesco store and co-operative both of which are open 7 days a week. There are a range of banks, gift shop, Shaftesbury Art Centre, Tourist information Centre, Pharmacy and Medical Centre and Vet. There is a fresh fish market every Thursday morning in Shaftesbury. There are tempting clothes shops for both men and women. Please note that there will be a charge of £20 per week if you are bringing dogs. Getting AroundHow to get there The nearest airport to Shaftesbury is Bournemouth (30 miles), Bristol and Exeter (1 hour 30 min.) Gillingham, Dorset train station (7 miles from Shaftesbury). Car hire recommended but not essential as nearest shops are within 10 minute walk. Other Things to NoteWe welcome people on short breaks (out of peak season) - but generally run Saturday to Saturday. Do enquire if you have any questions on rates/availability.
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Excellent
8 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceAcross the yard from the main house, The Smithy was once a working forge. Its current owners have restored and converted it with meticulous care and, with an eye to its past, have kept on display in a corner of the living room the original blacksmith’s tools they discovered – bellows, anvils and hammers – making this an interesting and highly unusual retreat. This is a highly unusual location, full of character and atmosphere. If you have an interest in vintage cars then this is the place for you. The owner, Tim’s post-war car restoration workshop and small museum with all its “automobilia” and 1934 Lagonda will transport you into a bygone era. A little way up the track Lucy keeps Arab horses, a donkey and free range hens. The Smithy is also a fantastic spot for keen walkers, with footpaths leading directly up to Compton Down and Fontmell Down, part of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty managed by the National Trust and well known for its wild flowers, butterflies and iron age cross dykes. This part of southern England is rich in visitor attractions; grand houses and gardens such as Chettle, Longleat, Stourhead and Kingston Lacy are an easy drive and the historic towns and cities of Salisbury, Bath and Sherborne are all less than an hour away. South Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic coast is reachable in 30 to 40 minutes. Guest AccessThe Smithy is approached from the courtyard by four stone steps, which lead up to a stable door entrance giving access into the double height, open-plan living room. At one end the large fireplace houses a woodburner and at the other there’s an oak refectory table for dining. 5 steps up from here the galleried bedroom area has an ornate iron double bed. Quarry tiled steps from the living area lead down to a fitted ‘galley’ kitchen and a bathroom/WC with shower attachment to the bath. Outside, The Smithy has its own sitting-out area under a vine and honeysuckle covered pergola. There is also immediate access to the large village green, a lovely picnic area with views up to Fontmell Down. Interaction with GuestsGuests will be shown into the Smithy by friendly hosts, you will be left to your own devices and we will be available if you need anything. The NeighborhoodNestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, The Old Forge is the perfect retreat for those looking to appreciate the slower pace of life. Compton Abbas is a small friendly village in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fantastic walks and things to see and do right on the doorstep. Getting AroundCompton Abbas is just a five minute drive from the town of Shaftesbury, public transport is limited and a car is advised to get around. The nearest airport is Bournemouth (50 minutes) and Southampton (1 hour 10 minutes). Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN) We are the winners of the Alastair Sawday's 'Labour of Love' award and the Taste of the West Gold award.
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3br Home/Apartment
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Modernised, peaceful, cottage with beautiful views. Walk into town in 10 minutes, or to the nearest pub with excellent food, in 3 minutes.. Shaftesbury is famous for Gold Hill - a cobbled street lined by ancient thatched houses. This cottage may not be suitable for very tall people, as part of it has low ceilings..
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7br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceFabulous old rectory with 6 double bedrooms and one single bedroom and 4 bathrooms with a separate loo upstairs. Downstairs there is a massive double drawing room, TV room, dining room, kitchen and downstairs cloakroom Guest AccessGuests will have access to all rooms. Interaction with GuestsThe owner can be readily available if there any problems. Local cleaner and cook can be available as an extra if required The NeighborhoodLovely walks in the north Dorset hills. Easy access to the south Dorset coast path. Lots of excellent pubs to eat in. Wonderful rural experience Getting AroundTrain to Gillingham and then a taxi ride. Car would be useful Other Things to NoteLarge 4 acre garden
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The SpaceWe have 2 rooms for you to choose from that share a private shower room. We only let both rooms out at the same time if guests are in the same group. Bedroom 1 - King size bed, TV (on request), tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. This room is situated next to the shower room. Bedroom 2 - King Size bed, Freeview T.V, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. This room is in the eves and has narrow and steep stairs so might not be suitable for anyone that's very tall or has mobility issues. There is a door separating the guest area from our own bedrooms so that guests have a little more privacy at night. We usually open this door and head downstairs ourselves around 7.30am during term time and 8am at weekends/holidays. An extra mattress can be squeezed in to the loft room under the eaves if absolutely necessary but for 3 persons in 1 room an extra £20 will be charged, this covers the laundry, cleaning and breakfast. We are a family with 2 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat and 4 chickens. Our home was originally a brewery so has many quirky features and includes the stream that was used to brew the beer running through our garden. The pub next door (open all day) has recently been refurbished to a high standard...not far to go for meals, a coffee or a local ale! The village called Fontmell Magna is a typically beautiful Dorset village with many pretty thatched cottages. We have 1 school, 1 pub, 1 church, a beautiful village shop/tea rooms/postoffice, a Yoga Sanctuary and the most stunning countryside all around. There are many beautiful walks close by which include the Melbury Downs. This is also an area popular with cyclists. Shaftesbury is 7 minutes away with Gold Hill a pretty attraction made famous by the Hovis Advert. The Jurassic coast and the historic town of Bath can be reached in under an hour. There are also many other attractions and places to visit within easy reach, Longleat Safari Park is just 35 minutes away. We are ideally placed for events being held at Springhead (a 5 minutes walk up the road) and The Larmer Tree Gardens. The nearest stations are 25 minutes away but collection could be available if prearranged and convenient. The bus stops right by the pub and has services to Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum and beyond. Breakfast is included and we offer you tea/coffee, juice, cereal, toast and eggs of your choice (fresh from our own chickens). Please let me know the evening before what time you would like to have breakfast. During the week I have to get kids off to school so I could prepare your breakfast before or after this time. Breakfast is also available at the pub from 8am...This would need to be booked in advance so please let us know the evening before if you want this option. Check in is from 3pm, check out is 10am but we can be flexible if no other guests are booked in and is pre arranged. It would be helpful if you could let us know a rough time of arrival as I am often popping out to do school runs and children's activities. EXTRAS CHILD (in cot) £5 per night Extra Mattress in loft room £20 If the 2nd room is used by children this will still be charged at the full room rate USE OF WASHING MACHINE/DRYER - £2 per load Please let us know in advance if you want to eat at the pub next door so we can book a table for you as it can get busy at weekends. For more information on meal prices etc please look at The Fontmell's website. Please do contact us with any questions...
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Excellent
3 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
    The SpaceThe peaceful setting for this romantic Shepherd's Hut is in Dorset is at the heart of Thomas Hardy country. This stylish Hut was designed and built by Jonathan based on the traditional Hut designs. Its fresh interior and contemporary lines make this a uniquely spacious and stylish glamping holiday. Interior The cabin will comfortably accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. All bedding is provided. A well designed cooking area has a worktop, plumbed sink (hot water via solar) and log burning stove. A few basics such as fresh coffee, tea, sugar and olive oil as well as locally produced natural toiletries are included. Bathroom Is in a separate cabin right behind the Hut, with a smart composting loo, washbasin and shower (hot water via solar). Towels are provided. Outside The Hut has a raised decked area providing a great place to sit and watch the world go by, which around here means a few birds - maybe a rabbit! A designated fire-pit is a great spot for night time chats and star gazing. The Site The Shepherd's Hut is tucked away in a private spot by a small wooded area, well away from other dwellings. The 45 acre Farm is a family run business with animal welfare and sustainability at its core. Your complimentary breakfast hamper will include the farm's produce as much as possible. Delicious sausages, bacon and homemade bread - as well as other local products. Depending on the season lamb may be available to buy from the farm. Guest AccessYour complimentary breakfast hamper will include the farm's produce as much as possible. Delicious sausages, bacon and homemade bread - as well as other local products, there is also a vegetarian option. Depending on the season lamb may be available to buy from the farm. The NeighborhoodNever been glamping in Dorset? Looking for things to do? how about: Breadmaking courses at a nearby flour mill Yoga courses at Fontmell Magna Larmer Tree music festival in July Salisbury Arts Festival and Shaftesbury food festival The Jurassic Coast is 40 minutes away Treat a loved one to a Tiger Moth flight at Compton Abbas airfield! If you want a private romantic glamping break away from everything and everybody - this Shepherd's Hut in Dorset could easily be it! Other Things to NoteSleeping Arrangements 2 adults. All bedding provided. Cooking facilities Log burner stove / hob in hut (logs inclusive for 'fair use' - more can be bought on site). Utensils provided. Coolbox freezer blocks re-frozen at farm. Bathroom facilities In cabin behind Hut, Solar powered shower and composting loo. Towels provided. Heating & Lighting Heating via log burner stove, lighting via fairy lights and torches. Parking/Access No vehicular access, nearest parking is 40 metres in next field, weather permitting. Otherwise at Farmhouse 200 metres. Outside Decked area with table and chairs. 45 acre farmland to roam on request. Please respect the 'Country Code'.
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    The SpaceThe bedroom is a bright and airy double with two large windows. It is west facing with beautiful sunsets, and has a comfy king size bed, basin, arm chair and tea/coffee tray. Breakfast is from 7:00am to 9:00am and served in our dining room. We offer you cereal/muesli, stewed fruit, yoghurt, juice, toast (using our flour!) and Mike's homemade marmalade (we're eagerly awaiting January for replenishment!), tea or coffee. During term time I have to nip out on the school run at 8:15am, and can leave you a 'help yourself' breakfast unless you are happy to wait until 9am. Weekends can be a little more flexible. Please let me know a time that suits you. **Check in is from 3pm and check out is 10am ** Please let me know what time you plan to arrive as I often have to nip out for school pickup, after school clubs etc. If you are running late please could you keep me updated. In addition ... We can squeeze a single trundle bed into this bedroom, this will be an additional £20 which covers the cost of laundry, breakfast and use of facilities. Guest AccessYou have access to a pretty bathroom with bath (no shower) and plenty of hot water and bubbles, that has the best millpond views in the house. (We have our own bathroom which the family uses but the occasional person might nip in to use the loo!) There is a lovely area by the millpond, under the willow tree for you to relax and while away the time with a book. If you would like to use this area please let us know and we'll put the table and chairs out for you. We have an outside kennel for quiet dogs, ideal for people on local shoots looking for a dog friendly place to stay. We ask that they do not come inside. We open out onto fields, so there is plenty of space to exercise them. Interaction with GuestsWe will make you welcome and help with questions about where to eat, shop and guide you on local walks, otherwise we will respect your privacy and leave you in peace. This is a working house, so please take us as you find us! The NeighborhoodWe are situated on the borders of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and have access to many historical places. Bath, Longleat, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Brownsea Island, the Isle of Purbeck, Thomas Hardy country and the Jurassic Coast are all within easy reach to explore, as are the beaches at Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Studland. Local National Trust properties include Kingston Lacey, Lytes Carey and Stourhead. There are plenty of traditional pubs in the area, the Chalke Valley has many country pubs with beer gardens and good bar menus. Of course there are many gastro pubs too; including the King John at Tollard Royal, the Museum at Farnham, The Fontmell at Fontmell Magna and Donhead St Andrew's popular Forester Inn. There is lots of lovely walking in the area. We are lucky to be close to Fontmell Down which has far-reaching views across the Blackmore Vale. The open chalk grassland of the lower slopes is covered in wildflowers in the spring and summer months and famous for its wild orchids. We have compiled a little book of local knowledge for your use. Getting AroundAlthough there is a limited bus service to Shaftesbury and Blandford/Wimborne that departs from the top of our drive, it is suggested that you need a car to explore the area. Lovely places to eat and shop are within a short drive. If you are requiring a taxi, particularly late at night, going to a wedding etc, we highly recommend that you book well in advance as you will find it nearly impossible to book one at the last minute. We are happy to help with this. Other Things to NoteIt is not always possible to answer your query immediately so please bear with me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. We ask that you please take your shoes off in the house. Accidents sometimes happen and we do understand that. If you have a spill please let us know asap and we can sort it out for you, change bedding etc. Please don't use towels to clear up.
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    2br cottage
      A warm welcome awaits you at Weavers Cottage- a two-bedroom cottage set within the grounds of Kim & Peter's home, it is situated in the hamlet of Minchington, which is a short walk from the village of Farnham and the local pub, The Museum Inn. Come and unwind for a few days!.. The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs: one with a 5-foot double bed, the other a standard size double bed; there is a bathroom with a heated towel rail and an airy hall between the bedrooms. Downstairs comprises of a large open plan living room, which has a lovely log-burner, the kitchen has a fun Smeg Union Jack fridge and a nespresso coffee machine, with a door leading to the downstairs shower-room, which also benefits from a heated towel rail. You, as a staying guest (maximum 4 people) also have use of the barn, where you can experience a cinema style film (plenty of DVDs are available) & an honesty bar… If you want to use the barn for a function, and invite family & friends - pricing for individual funtions can be discussed with Kim. The option is there to hire the barn, with use of trestle tables, tablecloths, napkins, crockery, glasses & cutlery. Kim can also cater for the function. It is a self-catered cottage, BUT Kim can offer a home-cooked meal at the end of your day, the cost for a 2-course meal is £25 per head - menus can be discussed at the time of your stay. The cottage is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Cranborne Chase area, including The Larmer Tree; The North Dorset Cycleway passes by the cottage; Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, and numerous walks, detailed ordnance survey maps are kept in the cottage. The coast is easily accessible too… The Jurassic Coast, Poole Harbour & Brownsea Island, Studland. Other attractions within 30 minutes are: Old Wardour Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Kingston Lacy House & the New Forest. Slightly further afield, but only an hour away, you can visit Bath, Stonehenge & Corfe Castle We love our tiny piece of Dorset, everything is so accessible from here: the charming towns of Salisbury, Wimborne, Shaftesbury; then there is the striking coastline; the pubs; the walks - and then complete tranquility as soon as you arrive in the drive… Perfection!
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        The historic market-town of Shaftesbury sits 750 feet above sea-level, looking down onto the Blackmore Vale. Ryecross Farm Cottage is just half a mile from Shaftesbury, surrounded by idyllic farmland. Built in stone, the cottage has recently been converted to offer accommodation for up to 4 people, all on one level. There is a shared garden that offers fantastic views across the Blackmore Vale and the potential for al fresco dining during the summer months. The owner also owns a private fishing lake which you can use through prior arrangement. This cottage offers a haven in which to get away from it all but, if you are seeking night-life or a restaurant, then Shaftesbury is within easy access. Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers. Town: It was founded 1100 years ago by King Alfred who built a fortified settlement here ad went on to build the Abbey which draws tourists throughout the year. Gold Hill is one of the most famous locations in Shaftesbury and in one of the cottages that sits on its top, you'll find the Town Museum which holds samples of the buttons which once made Shaftesbury so famous. Lying on the border of Wiltshire, staying in Shaftesbury also puts you within easy reach of other attractions, such as Stonehenge, the Compton Abbas airfield and the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth. About 5 miles north-east of Shaftesbury are the remains of Wardour Castle, which has never been restored since it was besieged during the English Civil War. Half an hour away are the fossilised beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Additional amenities include: cooker. Please note the price advertised is an estimate only. Whilst we hope that this estimate is as accurate as possible, it can not be guaranteed. Rates may change depending on season, changeover day, length of stay and other considerations. Additional fees may also apply; Please contact Sykes Cottages to confirm the actual price. The historic market-town of Shaftesbury sits 750 feet above sea-level, looking down onto the Blackmore Vale. Ryecross Farm Cottage is just half a mile from Shaftesbury, surrounded by idyllic farmland. Built in stone, the cottage has recently been converted to offer accommodation for up to 4 people, all on one level. There is a shared garden that offers fantastic views across the Blackmore Vale and the potential for al fresco dining during the summer months. The owner also owns a private fishing lake which you can use through prior arrangement. This cottage offers a haven in which to get away from it all but, if you are seeking night-life or a restaurant, then Shaftesbury is within easy access. Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers. Town: It was founded 1100 years ago by King Alfred who built a fortified settlement here ad went on to build the Abbey which draws tourists throughout the year. Gold Hill is one of the most famous locations in Shaftesbury and in one of the cottages that sits on its top, you'll find the Town Museum which holds samples of the buttons which once made Shaftesbury so famous. Lying on the border of Wiltshire, staying in Shaftesbury also puts you within easy reach of other attractions, such as Stonehenge, the Compton Abbas airfield and the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth. About 5 miles north-east of Shaftesbury are the remains of Wardour Castle, which has never been restored since it was besieged during the English Civil War. Half an hour away are the fossilised beaches of Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Additional amenities include: cooker.
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        4br house
          Magna Cottage is a 300-year-old self catering holiday rental nestling in a secluded valley at the end of a no-through-road on the Cranborne Chase, a mile from Ashmore in Dorset. This holiday cottage, a detached thatched flint property, is in an ideal location for an outdoor break in Dorset, with plenty of walking opportunities. From the cottage there is direct access to forest walks and mountain bike trails and it is conveniently located for the Wessex Ridgeway walk. It is also is ideal for guests seeking a 'get away from it all' location. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps eight guests. * Four bedrooms, one shower room and one bathroom. * Inglenook fireplace with an open fire. * Large one acre lawned orchard garden, ideal for children. * Ample onsite parking. * Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog). * WiFi. * Minimum of a three night stay. Additional features * Thatched roof. * Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Freezer in adjoining shed. * Two TVs, DVD player,CD player. * Travel cot and highchair available on request. * Garden chairs and logs in adjoining shed. * Sorry, no barbecues due to thatch. Attractions and nearby amenities * As the highest village in Dorset the views from the walks in the area are spectacular to the coast of the Isle of Wight. * The Fontmell pub is excellent and only a five minute drive from the cottage and the Beckford Arms is also very good and about 20 minutes away. * There are many others within a five-mile radius and in Shaftesbury, five miles to the north. * Other places to visit in this area of Dorset include Salisbury, Longleat, Stonehenge and Poole, all within a 45-minute drive. * There are glorious sandy beaches and sandbanks at the entrance to Poole Harbour. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here. Magna Cottage is a 300-year-old self catering holiday rental nestling in a secluded valley at the end of a no-through-road on the Cranborne Chase, a mile from Ashmore in Dorset. This holiday cottage, a detached thatched flint property, is in an ideal location for an outdoor break in Dorset, with plenty of walking opportunities. From the cottage there is direct access to forest walks and mountain bike trails and it is conveniently located for the Wessex Ridgeway walk. It is also is ideal for guests seeking a 'get away from it all' location. This holiday cottage at a glance * Sleeps eight guests. * Four bedrooms, one shower room and one bathroom. * Inglenook fireplace with an open fire. * Large one acre lawned orchard garden, ideal for children. * Ample onsite parking. * Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome. * WiFi. * Minimum of a three night stay. Additional features * Thatched roof. * Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Freezer in adjoining shed. * Two TVs, DVD player,CD player. * Travel cot and highchair available on request. * Garden chairs and logs in adjoining shed. * Sorry, no barbecues due to thatch. Attractions and nearby amenities * As the highest village in Dorset the views from the walks in the area are spectacular to the coast of the Isle of Wight. * The Fontmell pub is excellent and only a five minute drive from the cottage and the Beckford Arms is also very good and about 20 minutes away. * There are many others within a five-mile radius and in Shaftesbury, five miles to the north. * Other places to visit in this area of Dorset include Salisbury, Longleat, Stonehenge and Poole, all within a 45-minute drive. * There are glorious sandy beaches and sandbanks at the entrance to Poole Harbour. For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.
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          6 reviews
          3br cottage
            Anvil Cottage is a converted Blacksmith's forge. It has large rooms and is very comfortable. Situated in a quiet hamlet, there are many footpaths close by. The property is on a smallholding with a few sheep,cattle,geese and chickens. The accommodation is arranged on one level and comprises one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, one twin bedroom and a single bedroom, separate shower room, well equipped kitchen and a large lounge with woodburner, free view TV with DVD player and sun lounge. There will be free WiFi in 2015. Amenities include ample parking, all bed linen and towels, regret no smoking inside the property. Electric and central heating are also included. 1 well behaved dog by arrangement. Children are welcome to help feed the animals. Accommodation could be provided for up to two Horses/Ponies. Longleat Safari Park, Farmer Giles Park & Monkey World can all be reached in under 1 hour. Kingston Lacey and other National Trust properties are within easy reach. Safe bathing is available at Weymouth & Bournemouth and children are welcomed. The historic cities of Bath and Salisbury are also within easy reach. A lovely place for a most restful holidgay in a very unspoilt region of England.
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceSun terrace, barbeque and patio set for outside dining. Free Wifi available. There is a stair lift to first floor. Downstairs wetroom, galley kitchen, family dining room and sitting room. Flat screen TV and DVD player and Bluetooth speaker in sitting room. Flat screen TV in Master bedroom and flat screen TV in the twin room too. We have a high chair, travel cot, fire guard and stair gate to make you stay at the old dairy with infants as easy and worry free as possible. Guest AccessStunning views and direct access to the Cranborne Chase AONB and far reaching views of the Blackmore Vale. 5 minute drive to the historic town of Shaftesbury. 35 minute drive to the beautiful city of Salisbury. Easy access to many West Country tourist attractions including the magnificent Jurassic Coast, Stonehenge, plenty of National Trust properties locally Longleat is a 35 minute drive away, Bath is 1 hour drive. Tisbury train station is a 15 minute drive where the main train line can take you straight into London Waterloo in 2 hours. All our Airbnb guests have said that we are well located for all these tourist attractions. Interaction with GuestsMy family and I live on site so I will be available throughout your stay and I can offer recommendations of places to see, eat and visit. On the other hand if you would like total privay, The Old Dairy can offer this also. The Old Dairy is in the ideal location for walking, cycling, painting, relaxing, sight seeing and exploring the West Country. The NeighborhoodThe Old Dairy is within 3 miles of the beautiful historic market hill top town of Shaftesbury. Here is a list of our favourite local attractions, Compton Abbas Airfield restaurant and café, The Grosvenor Arms in Shaftesbury, The King John in Tollard Royal, Longleat House and Safari, Monkey World, Weymoth Sea Life Centre, Stourhead House and Gardens and Kingston Lacy, both National Trust Properties. City of Salisbury and City of Bath, Stonehenge, Corfe Castle, Ringstead Bay, Lyme Regis, Brownsea Island, Tank Museum, Yeovilton Air Museum. Getting AroundPrivate drive and parking available at The Old Dairy Other Things to NoteWe now have available a travel cot and high chair so you don't have to bring your own. I much prefer to travel light!
            Bed & Breakfast
            1br Bed & Breakfast
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            • Parking
            The SpaceRelaxed, modern and comfortable accommodation set on the ground floor, spacious bedroom with King Size bed, separate shower room and lounge area with tea & coffee facilities, small fridge and TV with freeview. Lovely views from both bedroom and lounge to our fields and Melbury Hill. 1 night £90 for two people 2 nights + £85 a night for two people We often have a badger coming into the garden at night, buzzards and the occasional red kite can be seen over head and if you are lucky you may spot deer, bats flying around and even hear the owls. In the summer you can find wild orchids in the field. Guest AccessYou have your own separate entrance and breakfast is served in the dining area. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to help with any questions you may have during your stay and you are welcome to come and meet the animals. The NeighborhoodWe are next to Fontmell and Melbury Downs, within the Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The area is visually stunning, with a broad mixture of different types of landscape, as well as a rich historical heritage. 5 mins away is the Saxon town of Shaftesbury steeped in history, with breath-taking views being built 718ft (219m) above sea level. Famous for Gold Hill, a steep cobbled street used in the Hovis bread advert. Apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery, going for long walks (there is a right of way next to the house) or relaxing, there are plenty of other things to do & great days out to enjoy such as: Bath, Longleat, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Brownsea Island, the Purbecks, and Jurassic Coast. National Trust properties include Kingston Lacey, Lytes Carey and Stourhead. Getting AroundThere is a bus service to Shaftesbury and Blandford/Wimborne which departs from across the road but you may find this a little limiting - to really explore the area, reach shops and restaurants we would suggest you come by car. Other Things to NoteAs we have animals we ask that you let us know the night before what time you would like breakfast.
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            • Parking
            The SpaceThe Blue Room is a delightful cottage bedroom under the eaves. Exposed beams frame the window and a vintage patchwork quilt drapes the comfortable double bed. There is a sink in the room, along with tea making facilities, a radio and a television. The adjacent private bathroom has a fascinating collection of books; you may find yourself in there for longer than you anticipated! Guest AccessYou will have your own private room with en-suite bathroom, and access to the breakfast room downstairs in the mornings. Interaction with GuestsGuests will be shown into the Blue Room by friendly hosts, you will be left to your own devices and we will be available if you need anything. The NeighborhoodNestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, The Old Forge is the perfect retreat for those looking to appreciate the slower pace of life. Compton Abbas is a small friendly village in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fantastic walks and things to see and do right on the doorstep. Getting AroundCompton Abbas is just a five minute drive from the town of Shaftesbury, public transport is limited and a car is advised to get around. The nearest airport is Bournemouth (50 minutes) and Southampton (1 hour 10 minutes). Other Things to NoteWe are the winners of the Alastair Sawday's 'Labour of Love' award and the Taste of the West Gold award.
            Home/Apartment
            2br Home/Apartment
            • Wifi
            • Parking
            The SpaceIf you want to host a function - the barn is available to hire, with trestle tables, tablecloths, napkins, cutlery, glasses & crockery hire. Kim offers a catering option too. Individual pricing for an event can be discussed with Kim. Guest AccessOther than that, the barn is available for guests staying at the cottage (maximum 4 people) to watch a film... Interaction with GuestsThe cottage is self-catered BUT if you want Kim to cook supper for you, she will discuss menu plans with you - the cost per person for a 2 course meal is £25.
            Bed & Breakfast
            1br Bed & Breakfast
            • Wifi
            • Breakfast
            • Parking
            The Cottage is set in the grounds of our Georgian listed house, in the picturesque village of Tollard Royal in the heart of Cranborne Chase. It offers comfort, style, a hearty breakfast of local and homemade produce. See (URL HIDDEN)
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            The SpaceSleeps 2-3 people £90 a night for two £125 a night for three Minimum 2 night stay. A light and spacious family room, full of character with exposed oak beams, a wrought iron antique double bed and single bed, and a charming hand painted antique bedroom suite. There is an en suite shower and loo. Guest AccessYou will have your own private room with en-suite bathroom, and access to the breakfast room downstairs in the mornings. Interaction with GuestsGuests will be shown into the Green Room by friendly hosts, you will be left to your own devices and we will be available if you need anything. The NeighborhoodNestled in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, The Old Forge is the perfect retreat for those looking to appreciate the slower pace of life. Compton Abbas is a small friendly village in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fantastic walks and things to see and do right on the doorstep. Getting AroundCompton Abbas is just a five minute drive from the town of Shaftesbury, public transport is limited and a car is advised to get around. The nearest airport is Bournemouth (50 minutes) and Southampton (1 hour 10 minutes). Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN) We are the winners of the Alastair Sawday's 'Labour of Love' award and the Taste of the West Gold award.
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            1br house
              Our Georgian town house is situated in the centre of Shaftesbury a small town made famous by Gold Hill. There is secure off road parking for our guests and breakfast is served in the dining room using local ingredients from our local farmers market. The town has many restaurants and cafes and local independant shops. There are beautiful walks overlooking the Blackmore Vale and Castle Hill.
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              3br house
                It's like being in a village cottage, but you are walking distance to the town and shops, but perhaps the highlight of this house is the stylishly designed conservatory at the back. Flooded with light, it leads from both dining room and kitchen, and opens onto the patio and garden. An extra washroom here is very convenient.The sitting room with its two fireplaces and low ceilings makes for a warm welcome as you enter, and the kitchen - newly fitted - has everything you need from Italian hand painted crockery to comfortable bar stools. The master bedroom upstairs is simply dreamy. There are 2 further double bedrooms - less spacious but comfortable and beautifully decorated. Colfax and Fowler, Osborne and Little curtains decorate this cottage along with antique and new furniture alike. It is first and foremost a family home, used by the owners, but also let out for the traveller wishing to enjoy the essence of Dorset and its surrounding area.
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                33br hotel
                • Breakfast
                • Gym
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                • Pets Allowed
                • Swimming Pool
                • Wifi
                Located in the heart of Shaftesbury, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gold Hill Museum and Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden. Sturminster Newton Mill and Stourhead Garden are also within 12 mi (20 km).