Shaftesbury Accommodations

Accommodations in Shaftesbury

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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe Pod is a small compact space built as an airtight structure that self regulates temperature and therefore is very comfortable. It's ideal for couples, close friends or one parent and child. It features a large bed (1.80m x 2.20) under a sloping ceiling, a small kitchenette with 2 burner hob and sink with hot & cold water. Please note that there is no table inside. There is literally just the bed and kitchenette. The kitchen is equipped with all essentials including kettle and toaster. You will also find Organic English Breakfast Tea, Organic Coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. There is decking on the outside which gets sunshine most of the day (when the sun shines). A few steps up is a Gazebo with a table and 2 chairs. This is a great space to have an al-fresco meal and watch the wildlife around the pond. There is a compost toilet inside the Pod and a separate shower shed with hot water but the shed is unheated. The Pod sits in it's own part of the garden, with 2 wildlife ponds. This creates a lovely, secluded garden area for our guests. You basically have your own little wildlife patch here. Ducks often visit the pond early in the morning. Look out for deer, badgers and pheasants. Because of the ponds our grounds are not suitable for small children. Guest AccessThe Gazebo: A perfect place for a late evening drink, to eat alfresco and watch the wildlife on the pond. The Summerhouse: A place to store wet wellies, and dry wet coats and towels. Here you will also find a full size fridge freezer, a mini oven/grill. And a bin. The Shower Shed: A place to have a well deserved hot shower after a long day out. (please note, that the shower shed is not heated and we can't run the shower when the temperatures are below 0ºC. If this is the case, we offer guests to use the shower in the main house.) Fire basket: You're welcome to use the fire basket, but please bring your own wood or charcoal. Do NOT use the fire basket on any of the wooden decked areas to avoid risk of fire and burning. Please dispose of any cold ash in the pit behind the fencing screens at the bottom of the pond. Interaction with GuestsWe like to meet and get to know our guests but we also respect their privacy. Therefore we're happy to interact as much or as little as our guests require. The NeighborhoodThe Pod is located in a small hamlet 1.5miles outside Shaftesbury, Dorset on the edge of ancient woodland. This is a quiet area and the most you will hear is the occasional dog barking, lawnmower or strimmer. However, don't be surprised to be woken by birdsong and to hear owls and other creatures at night. The local village store 'Ludwell Store and Postoffice' is approximately 1.5miles away and can be reached by foot, car or bicycle. The nearest pub is half a mile and the nearest supermarket 1.5 miles. Getting AroundThe local train stations are Tisbury or Gillingham and are a 15 minute drive. We're happy to collect guests at an addition charge of £10 per trip, but please arrange this ahead of time, as we're not always around. There is a bus stop at the main road, approximately a 1/2 mile walk up hill. Cycling is possible, but it is hilly here! We cycle ourselves! You can walk into Shaftesbury through beautiful woodland and fields, which takes about 45 minutes. Other Things to NotePlease note that the pod has it's own indoor compost toilet. This is a modern, hygienic, non-smelling eco-toilet, which simply requires a bit of getting used to. Please pay attention to the instructions posted in the toilet room.
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Excellent
22 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWhether you are on a special night away, a long week-end or a weeks holiday, The Monopoly House is for you. On arrival we want your house to look immaculate so we leave a full day & night after each booking for a thorough clean. All sheets are professionally laundered. If you take the house for Christmas, Easter or Valentine's and you want themed decorations and floral arrangements for the duration, please just let us know as this is an inclusive special service which comes with your booking. (For those attending local Weddings and wanting to sleep an additional 4 guests, please see The Clock House B&B listing. This building is less than a minutes walk away from The Monopoly House and all guests can convene for meals at The Monopoly House where the table sits 8 people ) All prices listed include VAT @ 20% Guest AccessYour house with 5 acres of meadow, complete with hares, deer and skylarks and walks straight from the front door, or simply lie in the bath and enjoy the view. Access to the property is through an electric gate with a coded keypad and a unique access code will be emailed through to you before arrival. Check in from 3pm Check out by 11am Interaction with GuestsTo Suit You The NeighborhoodSet within the impressive landscape of the Cranborne Chase area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are dramatic uninterrupted views of both Dorset’s highest hill Win Green & Whitesheet Hill and fabulous walks which can incorporate several award winning pubs. If you want to cook for yourself, Britain's Best Village Shop and the famous Butcher are a ten minute walk away. We want you to enjoy local shopping for food and drink, so all cooking and washing sundries will already be waiting in the house including tea and coffee. Getting AroundLudwell Village Shop - 0.5 mile 10 minutes on foot St Mary's - 3 miles 6 minutes Shaftesbury - 3.9 miles 9 minutes Larmer Tree - 4.8 miles 8 minutes Sandroyd - 4.8 miles 13 minutes Port Regis - 5.4 miles 11 minutes Chalke Valley Festival 6.3 miles 16 minutes Tisbury Train Station - 6.5 miles 13 minutes Bryanston - 13.8 miles 26 minutes Stourhead - 18.9 miles 29 minutes Canford 19.5 miles 34 minutes Sherborne - 19.8 miles 36 minutes Stonehenge - 22.4 miles 35 minutes Lulworth Cove - 30.5 miles 51 minutes Other Things to NoteFacilities Include: Exceptionally good mobile signals across the range of networks. Wifi, 48" Wifi 3D Television, 1.8 m Bath & 1.2 m Shower, Computer, DAB Radio, Washing Machine, Tumble Drier, Induction Hob, Circulation Oven, Fridge, Hairdryers, Iron & Ironing Board, Woodburning Stove, Gas Fired Barbeque, Teak Table & Chairs & Recliners, Bean Bags, Badminton, Croquet, Boule, Board Games, Laminated Maps of Local Walks Brands Include: Hypnos (Heritage Countess), Apple, Nespresso, Roberts, Le Creuset, Alessi, Sabatier, The White Company, Miele, Panasonic, Heals, Kartell, Pedrali, Lister, Anglepoise, Brabantia, Duravit, Kaldewei, Galassia, Crosswater, Hans Grohe, Abode, Samuel Heath, Farrow & Ball, Weber, Cole & Mason, Big Egg, Remington, WMF, Zack, Schneider, Krups, Russell Hobbs, Rationnel, Andrex, Jaques, Edwards & Scan Anderson
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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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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe ground floor has the kitchen and a large dining room (with a piano that is reasonably in tune) and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The second floor has a bright and spacious living room with an open fireplace, one bedroom with two single beds, and one bedroom with two single beds used as a superking size bed. Guests can use the whole cottage and its garden. I interact with guests to take bookings and make all arrangements, but guests will actually be welcomed by Libby who lives close by. 30 best places to live in the countryside in England: Tisbury (8 mins away) voted number 2 by the Times of March 2014. We love the beauty and restfulness of the landscape, the pretty villages with good pubs, how friendly everybody is, and cooking with the excellent local produce. There is also a lot to visit as the beautiful towns of Shafestbury, Bath, Salisbury and Sherbourne, are within easy drive. You must try Pythouse Kitchen Garden and Café just up the road. You can pick your own fruit / veg / flowers, have a delicious breakfast or afternoon tea, in the idyllic setting of a vast working kitchen garden. You will need a car to get around. It is a 10 minute drive from Tisbury station, which has direct trains to London Waterloo. Southampton Airport and its multiple Flybe flights from continental Europe is only 1h away. Portsmouth and its ferries from France is just over 1h away. Plasma TV and DVD player Classic DVD collection Bed sizes: Master bedroom: 200 x 150 cm Yellow room: two 190 x 90 used as a super kingsize Kids room: two 190 x 90 Guest AccessGuests can use the whole cottage and its garden. It is important to note that the house is in the middle of the a beautiful countryside and a 30 minute walk away from the closest village. Generally you will need a car to get around. Interaction with GuestsI interact with guests to take bookings and make all arrangements, but guests will actually be welcomed by Libby who lives close by. The Neighborhood30 best places to live in the countryside in England: Tisbury (8 mins away) voted number 2 by the Times of March 2014. We love the beauty and restfulness of the landscape, the pretty villages with good pubs, how friendly everybody is, and cooking with the excellent local produce. There is also a lot to visit as the beautiful towns of Shafestbury, Bath, Salisbury and Sherbourne, are within easy drive. You must try Pythouse Kitchen Garden and Café just up the road. You can pick your own fruit / veg / flowers, have a delicious breakfast or afternoon tea, in the idyllic setting of a vast working kitchen garden. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around. It is a 10 minute drive from Tisbury station, which has direct trains to London Waterloo. Southampton Airport and its multiple Flybe flights from continental Europe is only 1h away. Portsmouth and its ferries from France is just over 1h away. Other Things to NotePlasma TV and DVD player Classic DVD collection Bed sizes: Master bedroom: 200 x 150 cm Yellow room: two 190 x 90 used as a super kingsize Kids room: two 190 x 90
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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
23 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceApplehay Studio has an internal mezzanine with a spiral staircase; giving an open plan living accommodation. It will sleep four people but comfortably two; it is not suitable for children under 8 yrs or pets. Also due to the spiral staircase and low ceiling height upstairs it is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Guest AccessGuests have sole use of the front garden which has an outside table and chairs. There is a very well stocked village shop right next door, very convenient for buying extra provisions and fresh croissants for breakfast. Interaction with GuestsGuests will be shown the Studio on arrival and given recommendations on where to eat out and places to visit. We the owners live next door, so are on hand to help with any queries. The NeighborhoodThere are many places of interest in the area that you may wish to visit during your stay. Shaftesbury, with it's famous Gold Hill, Abbey ruins and stunning views is only 3 miles away. Old Wardour Castle is also 3 miles away and is well worth a visit for its history and walks. Stourhead, with its famous garden and house, is 13 miles away. Longleat Safari Park and house is also only 14 miles away. There are many other attractions and historic sights within a 1 hour drive from Semley, these being: Salisbury, with its Cathedral, Bath, with its Roman Baths, Stonehenge, Cheddar, with its caves, Studland, with its long golden beach, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, with the Blue Pool near by as well, Swanage Steam Railway, Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum. Or of course, you can just relax and enjoy Semley. Getting AroundWe can collect guests from Tisbury railway station at a small extra cost. Other Things to NoteThe price quoted is for 2 adults, extra beds are charged @ £15 per person per night. The price includes tea and coffee available throughout your stay and a complimentary bowl of fruit.
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Excellent
9 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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The SpaceCountry charm with all amenities. Power Showers, heating, comfortable bed & great quality bed sheets. Guest AccessJust a lovely, cosy bedroom with bathroom. Sitting room/dining/fully fitted kitchen. The NeighborhoodVery rural. Many nearby pubs with great menus of locally sourced Dorset food. Getting AroundNope we dont have public transport in the village. I can collect from our local train station - Tisbury - should you be travelling by train. Other Things to NoteI speak English, French & Italian - great help if you are English, French or Italian.
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The SpaceLawn Cottage is a charming 18th Century cottage in the quiet village of Stour Row, a couple of miles outside Shaftesbury. Set in a delightful English cottage garden looking out over the fields and up to Duncliffe Hill. The pretty en-suite bedroom has its own access, which makes it suitable for the less-abled. Guests also have access to the country kitchen, dining room and sitting room. In summer and warm weather guests can have breakfast on the terrace under the climbing roses, or relax in one of the hammocks or in a chair in the garden. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to use the cottage as their own home. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they like. I am always happy to welcome my guests with cup of tea or coffee, or even a glass of wine (and one of my homemade cheese biscuits!) I have lived in the area all my life and have am very happy to recommend pubs, sightseeing and walks, and will always make sure you enjoy yourselves. The NeighborhoodShaftesbury is a charming market town perched on the highest hill in Dorset. Filled with lovely little shops, a weekend antiques market, a couple of delis, some old fashioned pubs, and some excellent little restaurants. The 12th Century abbey, with its February Snowdrop festival, is worth a visit and for Tess of the d'Urbevilles enthusiasts the Thomas Hardy Trail that leads from the centre of Shaftesbury to his cottage (past the front door of Lawn Cottage). The cottage sits in the Blackmore Vale, one of the prettiest parts of Dorset, and is filled with wonderful, peaceful walks - including a good walk from the backdoor up to the top of Duncliffe Hill where you can see for miles around. Not far away are several beautiful National Trust sites including: the flowery expanse of Fontmell and Melbury Downs and the Iron Age fort at Hambledon Hill. For something a little more cultured, the Palladian splendour of Stourhead is just eight miles away. Getting AroundAs we are in the countryside you will need your own transport. The local train station is Gillingham, with a direct line to London, is just seven minutes away in a taxi (about £10). Other Things to NoteChildren of all ages and dogs of all sizes welcome, the garden is suitable for both!
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis self contained, modern & comfortable studio annex as its own entrance with private terrace and outdoor space. The property sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty, nestled on the hillside on the edge of ancient woodland. The property is set in 1 acre of wildlife gardens in a quiet hamlet just 5 minutes drive from the historic hill town of Shaftesbury on the border between Dorset and Wiltshire. We are located about 1.5miles outside Shaftesbury in a small hamlet on the edge of the woods. The Studio has a very comfortable King size bed, well equipped kitchenette, sitting & dining area, small shower room with basin and toilet, and a walk-in wardrobe/storage. Ideal for walking holidays and short breaks. The studio is well located if you want to visit the End of the Road Festival or Larmer Tree Festival. The kitchenette is well equipped, including full size fridge with freezer compartment, microwave combo oven with grill, 2 plate induction hob, kettle, toaster and extractor fan. We provide a basic breakfast pack on arrival including bread, milk, butter, eggs, jam, tea and coffee. Where possible these are organic and/or locally sourced. We eat a plant-based, raw diet ourselves, so if you prefer different options to the above listed, please let us know. The Studio is ideal for individual travellers, close friends or couples (we welcome all couples!). We also accommodated parents with babies, but you will need to bring your own cot. Please note that children need to be supervised in the garden! A welcome breakfast pack containing local and organic produce will await you on you arrival. There is a 42" TV with Freesat and DVD player, free Wifi Internet connection (although this can sometimes be slow or disrupted because of our rural location - we can therefore not guarantee the internet service) and stereo speakers for plugging in your iPod or MP3 Player. A selections of DVDs, games and books are available. Outside is a picnic table and BBQ. You can view the many different birds on the bird feeders, stroll around the wild gardens or sit in one of several quiet benches around the garden. There is a well stocked village store only 2 miles away in the village of Ludwell, a small grocery store at the petrol station 1 mile away. In Shaftesbury you will find a large Tesco superstore and a lovely town centre with interesting shops and cafés including some very nice food shops. There's a market on Thursday mornings. Shaftesbury is famous for its Gold Hill (from the Hovis Bread ad), it's Abbey, historic buildings and the amazing views across the Blackmore Vale. Salisbury is only 35mins drive to the east and Bath an hour north. An hours drive will also get you to some of the most stunning beaches of the Jurrasic Coast. We have created our house and the Studio as environmentally friendly as possible. We have solar panels to help heat the water and Solar PV to generate electricity. Rainwater is collected and feeds the toilets in the house. We use environmentally friendly cleaning materials and recycle and compost. The Studio is extremely well insulated and has central heating. What makes our place unique is the location. You will be right at the edge of the woods. Deer and badgers sometimes visit the garden and we have an abundance of different birds including Woodpeckers, Long Tail Tits, Jays, Song Thrushes and Bull Finches. You will find some wonderful walks (short and long) right on your doorstep. Yet we are only a 5 minute drive from Shaftesbury, Dorset which has an good selections of shops, a small Coop and a large Tesco. The Jurassic Coast (Poole, Studland, Weymouth) or Bath are within an hours drive. We run a non-smoking property, but you are welcome to smoke outside. Just leave your cigarette butts in the receptacle provided outside your entry door. We have a dog ourselves, so know how difficult it is to find accommodation that allows dogs. As the Studio is only a one-room accommodation, it is not suitable for very large dogs. But if you do want to bring a small dog, please ask and we will consider it. We also have a cat. She's basically an outdoor cat, but she likes to manipulate guests to let her into the Studio. You should know this if you're allergic to cats, as we cannot guarantee that the Studio doesn't contain allergens. Also if you do not want her in your room, just chuck her out and keep the windows open only a small gap at night, as otherwise you might receive an unwanted visitor. Guest AccessGuest have their own patio and outside area with picnic table and BBQ. Guests are also welcome to explore the gardens at their own risk. There are various benches where one can enjoy the birds or read a book, but the property is on a slope and care must be taken as some path or slopes may be slippery. Parking is right next to the Studio. Interaction with GuestsWe're happy to interact with guests as much as they would like. We like to get to know who's staying with us and enjoy giving tips about what to do in the area. But we also completely respect our guests' wishes for privacy, so we interact as much as or little as our guests desire. We do live on site and are here most of the time. The Studio is completely self-contained and guests will receive a code for the key safe before their arrival so they can check in and out without the need for us to be present. The NeighborhoodMy favourite thing about living here is that one can go on walks from 30 minutes to 3 hours through the most glorious country side and woodlands right from our door step. Guests always comment on how well they sleep here because it is so quite and how they like being woken up by bird song. You really are in the midst of nature, yet only a 5 minute drive away from Shaftesbury on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. You can walk into town if you wish. It will take you approximately 40-45 minutes through fields and woodland. Salisbury is a 40 mins and day-trips can be taken to Bath, Stourhead, Poole, Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast. Getting AroundYou can walk into Shaftesbury through beautiful fields and woodland. It will take approximately 40mins to get to the town centre. There is also a bus that stops at the top of the lane on the A30 about a quarter mile walk away from the house. The bus there goes to Salisbury or into Shaftesbury the other direction. The closest railway stations are Tisbury or Gillingham and we're happy to collect you from there at an additional charge of £10 per trip. Cycling is also an option, though keep in mind that Shaftesbury is one of the highest towns in England and therefore it's hilly around here. Other Things to NoteThe Studio is suitable for a maximum of 2 people. Babies and children are welcome, but we don't provide a cot. An air mattress is available at request. If you want to come with friends or a family, consider renting both our Studio and our Eco Glamping Pod together. Check out our other property. We can accommodate small dogs (there just isn't enough space for large ones). But please ask beforehand. There is a extra charge of £5 per night for dogs. No cats allowed.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
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  • Parking
The SpaceThe Farm has been in the family for 3 generations and The Bee House was a fond name for the building where our Grandfather kept his Bee Keeping supplies. Although completely 'Bee Free' now we kept the name and tradition behind this 2015 renovated self catering cottage. The cottage is entirely self- contained. It's fully equipped with kitchen, linens and everything and anything you may need. We hope you feel that it's a home away from a home. We are next door (completely detached).. so will be there to check you and in or answer any questions, otherwise you are entirely self contained. Nestled in the beautiful Dorset countryside in the village of Semley, a few miles from the market town of Shaftesbury. It's perfectly situated to explore Dorset, Wiltshire and the South West of England. It's only a short 25 minute drive to Salisbury and Stonehenge or hop on a train and be in Central London within 2.5 hours. Tisbury Train Station is a 10 - 15 minute drive away (we can assist with taxis / pick ups if necessary) Please treat our house as a home away from home. When we're not doing Air BNB our family from out of town stay here.. so please consider yourself a friend with access to DVD's, board games, crib, childrens toys etc. We're happy to answer any questions or help with any needs while you're here. Need a ride / babysitter.. we're happy to accommodate, just let us know. Please note that when calculating your guest numbers - children of any age occupying beds will be charged for at the nightly rate. There is a sturdy travel cot available with linen free of charge for babies and small toddlers. No pets thank you. Smoking is strictly forbidden inside. Guest AccessThe cottage is entirely self- contained. It's fully equipped with kitchen, linens and everything and anything you may need. We hope you feel that it's a home away from home. Interaction with GuestsWe are next door (completely detached).. so will be there to check you in and/or answer any questions, otherwise you are entirely self contained. The NeighborhoodNestled in the beautiful Dorset countryside in the village of Semley, a few miles from the market town of Shaftesbury. It's perfectly situated to explore Dorset, Wiltshire and the South West of England. It's only a short 25 minute drive to Salisbury and Stonehenge or hop on a train and be in Central London within 2.5 hours. Getting AroundTisbury Train Station is a 10 - 15 minute drive away (we can assist with taxis / pick ups if necessary). We are not on a bus / transit route. Other Things to NotePlease treat our house as a home away from home. When we're not doing Air BNB our family from out of town stay here.. so please consider yourself a friend with access to DVDs, board games, crib, children's toys etc. We're happy to answer any questions or help with any needs while you're here. Need a ride / babysitter.. we're happy to accommodate, just let us know. Smoking is strictly forbidden inside.
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7br Home/Apartment
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  • Parking
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 SpaceSet in glorious gardens Dewberry cottage is spacious and super comfortable. Crisp fresh linen and comfy a mattress. The views all around are stunning. Guest AccessA dedicated bathroom with separate shower is adjacent to your room. You will enjoy your own Television in your room as well as Internet connection. Tea and coffee On arrival..tea and cake in our lovely garden . Interaction with GuestsPeter & Amanda will welcome you and make sure your stay is perfect. Breakfast of locally sourced produce which is prepared with care . The NeighborhoodWalking from Dewberry is right on the doorstep,footpaths abound. The market town of Shaftesbury is 2 miles away. The local village has a fantastic community shop and Pub. Stourhead is 20mins away and Longleat safari park 30 mins. Getting AroundA car is necessary . Other Things to NoteWe are very close to The Coppleridge Inn a popular wedding venue.
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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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The SpaceLovely bright sunny Kingsize bedroom (5' /155cm bed & Hypnos mattress) with private modern en suite shower room. Located on ground floor but a couple of steps are involved. French doors open onto garden from bedroom. Full English or Continental Breakfast included. Tea/coffee making facilities in room. Ample, safe, off road parking. Well behaved dog allowed, but please discuss with me first. If agreed, please bring its bed/basket. Stables and field available if you wish to accommodate your horse for a small charge. Our nearest town is the hilltop market town of Shaftesbury, famous for its 'Gold Hill' as well is it's ruined Abbey. It has a Tourist Information Office which has lots of information about events and places to see far and wide. There are plenty of individual shops as well as restaurants and pubs. There is also a swimming pool in the town. Shaftesbury Art Centre holds various events including theatre productions, films and exhibitions. Sturminster Newton (7 miles away) has a similar, slightly larger Theatre/Arts Centre. We are 5 minutes drive from Port Regis School, Motcombe. 2 miles away is Gillingham, Dorset, with mainline direct train service to London Waterloo (2 hours) as well as a leisure centre with swimming pool. There is also a Waitrose supermarket there. Stourhead (NT) is just 7 miles away; Wilton House, Sherborne Castle, Kingston Lacey (NT), Corfe Castle (NT) are all 15-40 minutes drive. Sherborne with its well known school and Abbey is 20 minutes away, as well as Sherborne Castle. The towns of Salisbury and Bath are ca. 40 minutes drive. (Both have theatres and Bath in particular has a large number of pre-London productions with some well known actors) The Jurrasic Coast is a similar distance with the nearest bay being Lulworth Cove and the famous Durdle Door. Studland Bay with its long sandy beaches, including a section of nudist beach, and Weymouth with it's lovely busy harbour, are again around 40 mins drive. There are pubs, gastro pubs and restaurants in the area as well as a couple of spas/health clubs. Bath & West Showground is a 25 minute drive and holds numerous events such as antiques and collectors fairs, garden shows, agricultural shows, vintage car shows, etc. Longleat safari park is about 30 minutes drive. Outlet shopping village at Shepton Mallet (upmarket brands) as well as the Mulberry factory shop is about 20-25 minutes - and en route you can visit the Hauser & Wirth gallery/restaurant near Bruton. Walking in the area includes Fontmell Down (National Trust), Duncliffe Woods (Woodland Trust) - which was on the BBC 'Countryfile' programme in 2015, Stourhead Estate (NT), etc. Compton Abbas airfield is about 15 minutes drive and from there you can have a flying lesson or a sightseeing trip over the glorious countryside (advance booking essential) - or even land your own (small) plane. They also have a café and you can just sit and watch the planes landing and taking off. There is also the opportunity to take a balloon flight in the area with Virgin Balloon flights at Henstridge Airfield. Racing at Wincanton Racecourse is ca. 10 miles and at Salisbury, ca 20 miles. If you want to go a bit further afield, a day out can be spent at Lyme Regis, or Bournemouth, Poole. Exmoor is easily reachable for a relaxing day trip as is the New Forest. For the keen gardener, there are several garden centres within a few miles. Lots more info and tips on arrival ! Guest AccessThere are French windows from the blue bedroom and so there is direct access to the garden from there. The room overlooks the side garden, so is quite private. Sun loungers available on request ! Interaction with GuestsWe are usually around so can provide advice and tips about the area. Getting AroundOwn car, or bicycle required. There is a very limited bus service near the house. The mainline Railway station at Gillingham (2 miles away) goes into central London (2 hours) or into Devon/Cornwall. Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Sherborne, etc all accessible via train. The A303 is ca. 10 miles to the property if you are coming from the East or ca. 5 miles if you are coming from the West. Other Things to NoteNote the house name is Hunters Lodge, which may not appear correctly in the listing.
Home/Apartment
4br Home/Apartment
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  • Parking
The SpaceThe accommodation is finished to the highest standard offering four bedrooms, an upstairs sitting room and a balcony to take in the breathtaking views and sunsets that are something else! The property has been recently overhauled to reveal the 200 year old stone walls and extended with an oak frame with exposed beams and rooms opened up to the eaves. The modern facilities include a games room with pool table, a darts board and there are 2 sitting rooms with flat screen TVs. The historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury has strong appeal for holidaymakers. It is the home of Gold Hill, the setting for the famous Hovis advertisement with its steep cobbled street lined with picturesque cottages. This is just one example of the charm of Shaftesbury's historically preserved streets and buildings. Guest AccessEntire House and Garden for your own private use Interaction with GuestsYou will receive a key on arrival and return the key on departure The NeighborhoodShaftesbury is a charming market town which is large enough to feel in touch with civilisation but small enough to have a strong community. It has a vibrant arts, music and theatrical scene with a diverse calendar of local activities and events that unite all generations of the community and visitors to the area. In Shaftesbury there are a number of boutique clothes shops, a Deli (Turnbulls), a Butcher, a good toy shop and the usual selection of other shops. A number of pubs and cafes are located around the town and there are a number of other great foodie pubs around the local area. Getting AroundThe nearest train station is 10 minutes away at Gillingham (Dorset...not Kent!). Nearest airports are Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton. All around an hour to and hour and half away (driving). Ferry ports are at Poole (1 hour) and Portsmouth (1hr 30 mins). Travel from London is 2 hours via M3 and A303, exiting at the A350 turn off. Travel from the North is probably best via M5 or A34. Other Things to NoteAs for activities and places to visit there are a number of national trust and English heritage properties nearby Stourhead being one of the most impressive. Wardour Castle is 10 minutes drive away. There are also 2 castles at Sherborne. Moors Valley Country Park is about 50 minutes away from here and is a great place to have a family day out and they do Go Ape there. You just pay for the car park and there's a play trail with different stop off points with climbing structures. You can also hire bikes there. Higher Green Farm is 10 minutes from the property and they do arts days there which vary from a combination day in which they do a number of different activities or a course in Jewellery making or sculpture amongst other things. Longleat is good with loads of different attractions for most ages, although expensive. There are riding stables nearby at Farrington. Cinemas are at Salisbury, Yeovil and Poole (Tower Park). Swimming pools at the Royal Chase Hotel (small leisure pool) in Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Blandford. Splashdown is at Poole. Supermarkets are Tescos and the Co-op. There is a Lloyds, Barclays, Natwest, HSBC and Santander and a library and Post Office in Shaftesbury. There are 3 parks in Shaftesbury with play equipment and one with a skateboard / scooter park. Much of this information will be contained in the welcome pack but if you need any more specific information prior to arrival do contact me. Two petrol stations are located at Tescos and a large roundabout of the edge of town.
Home/Apartment
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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    Bedroom
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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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    1br Home/Apartment
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    The SpaceThe Barn is set at the end of a long drive, well away from any road, in a private 33 acre estate, no noise, no light pollution, just peace and quiet. Although directly opposite the main house, it is quite private. High ceilings, french windows with country views, kingsize double bed, wood burning stove, oak dining table with candles, WIFI (not super fast or that strong), TV DVD player - everything you need for a comfortable weekend or longer stay. Parking directly next to the Barn. Well situated for visits to Bath, Salisbury, the Jurassic Coast, Gold Hill, the new Hauser & Wirth gallery/restaurant in Bruton, Longleat, and much more. Fantastic walking and cycling country. Private BBQ area Tennis Court Croquet Lawn Clay pigeon shooting (extra cost) We are happy to collect guests from nearby railway station at Gillingham, Dorset (where there is Waitrose/Lidl/Asda). Bear in mind nearest pub would then be 30 mins walk. Beautiful unspoilt countryside - watch the deer and buzzards from the windows - and lots of good pubs nearby. Excellent access to lots of lovely places - Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Jurassic Coast. Bed made up with 100% Egyptian cotton linen, towels provided. Gas rings, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Logs can be provided at £5 a large basket. NB The steps to mezzanine are quite steep(URL HIDDEN)No bath, only a shower. NB There is wifi but being in the country it is not strong enough to dow(URL HIDDEN)load movies etc Guest AccessThere is a dedicated outside area with table, chairs, bbq behind the barn just for guests, but you are more than welcome to explore the whole of our 33 acres. Fresh eggs from our free range chickens. Tennis court. Croquet lawn. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as required. We are really happy to help with advice on anything, but equally aware of your privacy. We will be around and about, particularly in the summer, gardening etc. The NeighborhoodBeautiful unspoilt countryside - watch the deer and buzzards from the windows - and lots of good pubs nearby. Excellent access to lots of lovely places Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Jurassic Coast. Getting AroundCar is essential. (Unless you bring bikes - we can pick up from railway station at Gillingham, Dorset). Other Things to NoteBed made up with 100% Egyptian cotton linen, towels provided. Gas rings, electric oven, microwave, washing machine. Logs can be provided at £5 a large basket. We would recommend you bring slippers both for comfort and warmth …the floor throughout is wood. Please note - there is wifi but being in the country it is not strong enough to down load movies etc.
    cottage
    Excellent
    7 reviews
    3br cottage
      Picturesque double fronted Cornish cottage, with three bedrooms. One family bathroom with shower over the bath hand basin and toilet, and a downstairs toilet with hand basin. Ideally situated on a quiet lane surrounded by open countryside, in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet only just over one mile away from the shops, restaurants and life of Truro. A peaceful location on a hill overlooking a tidal creek and the river Truro. No immediate neighbours and with a lovely secure garden surrounded by cattle and sheep grazing in farm fields. The cottage has excellent access by road to all of Cornwall with Truro railway station just a mile away. This is a great base for touring. The port of Falmouth is only 8 miles away and can be reached by car or by boat from Truro. Superb walking/cycling country and beautiful views from the cottage. A stable front door opens onto the living room with slate floor and a log burning stove in the slate fireplace. This room has a comfortable sofa and arm chairs with a Sony smart TV with Freeview, DAB/CD sound system and free WiFi. The well equipped kitchen has a Rayburn cooker along with modern high spec electrical appliances. There is a King sized bed in one bedroom, a small 4ft double in another and twin singles in the third bedroom. The cottage is full of character, warm and cosy in winter with full central heating and cool in summer with thick granite walls. Parking for one car on the drive and space for more cars in a layby a few metres along the quiet lane.
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      Good
      2 reviews
      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!
        house
        3br house
          This Grade II listed stone cottage is located in the town of Shaftesbury and can sleep five people in two bedrooms. Sloe Cottage is a Grade II listed stone cottage in the town of Shaftesbury just twenty seven miles from Poole. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, one single room and a family bathroom. There is also a cloakroom with basin and WC. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and gas fire. Outside is off road parking for one car and a patio. Situated in one of Dorset's prettiest towns, Sloe Cottage is a lovely family holiday cottage at all times of the year. Amenities: Gas central heating with gas fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc.in rent. Bed linen and towels inc.in rent. Off road parking for 1 car, plus free roadside parking nearby. Front patio with bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. 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. 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. This Grade II listed stone cottage is located in the town of Shaftesbury and can sleep five people in two bedrooms. Sloe Cottage is a Grade II listed stone cottage in the town of Shaftesbury just twenty seven miles from Poole. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, one single room and a family bathroom. There is also a cloakroom with basin and WC. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and gas fire. Outside is off road parking for one car and a patio. Situated in one of Dorset's prettiest towns, Sloe Cottage is a lovely family holiday cottage at all times of the year. Amenities: Gas central heating with gas fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc.in rent. Bed linen and towels inc.in rent. Off road parking for 1 car, plus free roadside parking nearby. Front patio with bench. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. 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. Additional amenities include: cooker.
          house
          3br house
          • Pets Allowed
          This barn conversion near Shaftesbury sleeps six people in three bedrooms. The Barn is a Victorian barn conversion situated in a peaceful location, 2.5 miles from the town of Shaftesbury. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom and twin and a first floor twin with en-suite bathrooms. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast table, dining area in the entrance hall and a first floor mezzanine sitting room. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, front lawned area with furniture and barbecue, and a children's play area. The Barn is a superb base for exploring the many attractions that can be found in the West Country. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared front lawned area with furniture and BBQ. Children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Young children should be supervised in the mezzanine sitting room which overlooks the entrance hall. Note: Interconnecting door between this property and Ref. 906533. The door will be locked if the properties are not booked together. Note: Pets must be kept on a lead at all times when in shared grounds. Region: Wiltshire is a county offering cultural richness, historical sites, friendly people and attractions for all the family. A holiday in Wiltshire really does have something to suit everyone at any time of year. Town: The pretty and historic town of Shaftesbury in Devon offers wonderful views from Gold Hill (the famous Hovis advert was filmed here) and the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey. Other attractions in the area include Longleat Safari Park, Bath and Stonehenge. 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. This barn conversion near Shaftesbury sleeps six people in three bedrooms. The Barn is a Victorian barn conversion situated in a peaceful location, 2.5 miles from the town of Shaftesbury. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom and twin and a first floor twin with en-suite bathrooms. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast table, dining area in the entrance hall and a first floor mezzanine sitting room. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, front lawned area with furniture and barbecue, and a children's play area. The Barn is a superb base for exploring the many attractions that can be found in the West Country. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared front lawned area with furniture and BBQ. Children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Young children should be supervised in the mezzanine sitting room which overlooks the entrance hall. Note: Interconnecting door between this property and Ref. 906533. The door will be locked if the properties are not booked together. Note: Pets must be kept on a lead at all times when in shared grounds. Region: Wiltshire is a county offering cultural richness, historical sites, friendly people and attractions for all the family. A holiday in Wiltshire really does have something to suit everyone at any time of year. Town: The pretty and historic town of Shaftesbury in Devon offers wonderful views from Gold Hill (the famous Hovis advert was filmed here) and the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey. Other attractions in the area include Longleat Safari Park, Bath and Stonehenge. Additional amenities include: cooker.
          house
          2br house
            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.
            house
            2br house
            • Pets Allowed
            This well-presented, single-storey cottage near Shaftesbury sleeps four people in two bedrooms. Corner Cottage is a welcoming, well-presented barn conversion cottage set in a rural location, 2.5 miles from Shaftesbury. With accommodation across the ground floor, there are two bedrooms; one a king-size double with en-suite bathroom and the other a twin, meaning four people can enjoy a comfortable holiday here. There's also a family bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars plus a shared lawned area to the front with furniture and BBQ. Corner Cottage is a well-presented holiday home, offering a wonderful touring base for discovering this delightful area. 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. This well-presented, single-storey cottage near Shaftesbury sleeps four people in two bedrooms. Corner Cottage is a welcoming, well-presented barn conversion cottage set in a rural location, 2.5 miles from Shaftesbury. With accommodation across the ground floor, there are two bedrooms; one a king-size double with en-suite bathroom and the other a twin, meaning four people can enjoy a comfortable holiday here. There's also a family bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars plus a shared lawned area to the front with furniture and BBQ. Corner Cottage is a well-presented holiday home, offering a wonderful touring base for discovering this delightful area. Additional amenities include: cooker.
            house
            4br house
              Updown Cottage is a C16th self catering holiday cottage, assessed as 5* with Gold Award from Visit Britain. It stands on Gold 'Hovis' Hill which is famous from Ridley Scott's 1970s Hovis Bread advert featuring the 'Boy on a Bicycle'. The views are spectacular from both cottage and hillside garden and are certainly some of the most photographed in England. Every luxury that you would expect from a 5* hotel is provided, but the whole cottage is yours for the duration of your stay with complimentary Wifi, free national landline calls, a baby grand piano, log fire & basket of logs, huge film library, welcome breakfast and tea basket, 36 Nespresso capsules, all natural toiletries and piles of towels and bathrobes. Sumptuous soft furnishings blend with the ancient beams but the 3 bathrooms are furnished with the latest fittings. The emphasis is on relaxed elegance with both comfort and convenience, the main priorities. Luxury spa treatments may be taken within the cottage by pre-booking through My Personal Sanctuary - the ultimate relaxing treat. Shaftesbury is perfectly placed for exploring the west country with Stonehenge, Salisbury, the Cotswolds, Jurassic coast, & Bath less than an hours drive. Heathrow is about 2 hours by car and the cottage is accessible by train or coach from London. The station is 4 miles away and well served by taxis but coaches stop only 1 minute's walk from the cottage. Boutique shops, delis and fabulous restaurants are less than a minute away at the top of the hill in this lovely old small town. Everything is included. Week long bookings only at Christmas and New Year. Bookings run from Mondays to Mondays or Fridays and from Fridays to Mondays or Fridays only and stays over these lengths will incur the whole week price. There is a refundable £100 housekeeping deposit payable at the same time as the balance which is due 4 weeks prior to the stay. A deposit of £100 is requested to reserve the booking. Cards are taken for payment with a £5 fee per transaction. A beautiful old town situated 700 feet up in Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of little Daires'. Shaftesbury dates from the time before Alfred the Great and flourished when he established the Abbey. The massive walls opposite Updown Cottage date from the days of the Abbey and have seen centuries of pilgrims and latter day tourists pass over Gold Hill's cobbles. The spectacular views from the cottage stretch over miles of glorious English countryside and change with the weather and seasons, offering a constantly fascinating outlook. Shaftesbury is ideally situated for exploring the whole of the beautiful west country of England with its castles, coasts, cathedrals & stunning countryside.
              house
              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.
                studio
                Excellent
                16 reviews
                -1br studio
                  Our 1-bedroom self-contained Studio Apartment is set in a beautiful quiet location on the edge of ancient woodland. It's perfect for individuals or couples or one parent and child. It's ideal as a weekend retreat for couples who want to escape the city for a short, romantic break. The apartment is stylishly designed, with a modern feel and original artwork on the walls. It is part of the main house, located on the ground floor with it's own entrance and private, sunny patio and garden area. It has a king size double bed, 2 armchairs, dining area, kitchen area, shower room with toilet and basin and a walk-in wardrobe/storage room. Outside is a private sitting area, picnic table and BBQ, parking for one car, as well as use of the 1 acre garden. Payment may be made by credit card via paypal, cheque or bank transfer in Pound or Euros. Cancellation & Refund Following your reservation and receipt of your deposit, cancellation within 8 weeks of your arrival date will entail both the loss of your deposit and responsibility on your part for payment of the outstanding fee. If your accommodation is re-let for any of the nights that you reserved, then we will be pleased to reimburse you in full for any re-let nights. Conditions of Rental Accommodation at The Coppice Retreat Studio is let on the understanding that our guests are responsible for their own safety and well-being. Shaftesbury, in North Dorset on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, is one of the oldest and highest towns in England and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful Dorset countryside. The town has fine historical buildings and, of course, the famous Gold Hill, known nationwide (and beyond) for the 1973 Hovis Bread advertisement by the director Ridley Scott. The Studio is only a 5 minute drive east of Shaftesbury, or a 35 minute walk on country lanes through beautiful ancient woodland. Most visitors come here by car, but it is possible to stay here and get around by foot or bicycle (just remember that this is quite a hilly area). If your preferred form of transport is by train, we'll be happy to collect you from either Tisbury or Gillingham Station at a small additional charge.
                  house
                  3br house
                    Sleep well in deliciously comfy beds and recharge in splendid Cornish country side. This unique self catering property on the Roseland Peninsula - Cornwall, set in Cornish countryside, (also an "Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty"), has been designed to blend in to the local environment, resembling converted stables, having tall arched wooden doors with shutters, old red brick window reveals and Cornish stone walls. Internally Harvest is modern, elegant and a luxurious self catering property on two floors, sleeping up to six people in total comfort. The great thing about this property is that its layout makes it very flexible and cosy for a couple but still well able to accommodate 6 adults when required. Whether you are a couple or a family this property on the Roseland Peninsula will not disappoint! Property Reviews Call Karen and Rob on (phone: hidden), for latest availability or special discounted rates for couples in this property. The ethereal local gardens with its breathtaking flora and fauna are more than sufficient to lure any curious visitor to the attractive, quaint fishing village of St Mawes. Situated at the farthest end of the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes’ unique mild climatic conditions and sub Mediterranean summers are a result of it geographically kissing the Gulf Stream. Numerous activities and facilities are accessible in this exclusive waterside village, which promise to entertain guests, as according to their budget and requirements. St Mawes rests on the east bank of Carrick Roads which is a huge waterway. As a result of an ancient valley which melted after the Ice Age, the sea level increased dramatically, paving the way for a natural harbour. It is said to be the third largest harbour in the world. A haven for those who thrive in boating and yachting, this part of Cornwall welcomes enthusiasts from all over the Roseland Peninsula with its anchorages and sprawling boatyards. St Mawes is also known for its popular sailing club which hosts racing events and entertainment for all. The menus of the local eateries and restaurants offer mouthwatering delicacies laden with fresh seafood and traditional meals. Those who love to indulge in a gastronomical journey will find this area to be a perfect spot. St Mawes Fish Festival Sloping to the sea, this pretty village is lined with attractive villas, gardens and thatched cottages. Overlooking the breathtaking River Fal and Falmouth, St Mawes is also a bustling yachting harbour. The village attracts thousands of visitors annually and accommodation facilities are aplenty in this part of Cornwall. Self-catering cottages, hotels and inns offer a variety of accommodative facilities. The small but active St Mawes fishing fleet contributes greatly to the local menus much to the delight of the locals and visitors. Those who enjoy fishing are sure to find the numerous shoreline angling, river and offshore fishing activities thrilling at St Mawes. St Mawes is a great location for exploring minds and a well-deserved respite from a hectic lifestyle. St Mawes’ coastline can do wonders to your body, mind and soul as its modern facilities blend elegantly with its traditional backdrop. Weddings and special occasions can be made exquisite and extremely memorable, if conducted at the St Mawes Castle. It offers a spectacular view of the picturesque surroundings and even a casual exploration of the premises will prove to be fulfilling, as all the floors in the castle are open for viewing purposes. Travelling by foot around St Mawes will also be worthwhile as the inland paths expose the rugged but untouched beauty of the wild flora and fauna. Most of the species found here do not exist elsewhere, thus makSt Mawes Castleing it a definitely unique experience. An afternoon stroll down to the seafront which leads to the coastal walk will surely be refreshing and rejuvenating, amidst the pleasing cries of the sea gulls and splashing waves. Swimming and sunbathing is a common favorite of visitors and locals alike in St Mawes. The historical magnificence of the clover shaped St Mawes Castle can be relished from one of the beaches. Depending on your fancy you may either opt for a cruise or a ferry, to get a much better view of this part of Cornwall. The best preserved and most elaborately decorated of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses, St Mawes was built to counter invasion threats from France and Spain. Its counterpart is Pendennis, on the other side of the Fal estuary.The clover-leaf shaped fort fell easily to landward attack by Parliamentarian forces in 1646, and was not properly refortified until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Other coastal forts built by Henry VIII include Portland, Deal and Walmer Castles. St Mawes is undoubtedly a marvelous holiday destination for those who love to combine, leisure, adventure and sporting activities in their agenda. Secluded, comfy and homely, this cottage is offering great value for money, comfortable beds and the tranquility of Cornish country side. It is ideal for a rural getaway with family and friends. Please contact Karen and Rob on for discounts. Sleep well in deliciously comfy beds and recharge in splendid Cornish country side. Call for Special Offers.
                    guest house
                    Excellent
                    3 reviews
                    3br guest house
                      This self catering property is located near to the small hamlet if Philleigh, on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall. The situation is quiet and secluded yet still only a few minutes drive away from the villages, attractions and beaches of the Roseland Peninsula. St Mawes, the main village on the Roseland, is a ten minute drive away and the large safe beaches that populate the southern coast of the Roseland are even closer. Please feel free to call Karen and Rob for discounts on partial occupancy, long stay and short breaks. Property Reviews Call Karen and Rob on (phone: hidden), for latest availability or special discounted rates for short stays. The ethereal local gardens with its breathtaking flora and fauna are more than sufficient to lure any curious visitor to the attractive, quaint fishing village of St Mawes. Situated at the farthest end of the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall, St Mawes’ unique mild climatic conditions and sub Mediterranean summers are a result of it geographically kissing the Gulf Stream. Numerous activities and facilities are accessible in this exclusive waterside village, which promise to entertain guests, as according to their budget and requirements. St Mawes rests on the east bank of Carrick Roads which is a huge waterway. As a result of an ancient valley which melted after the Ice Age, the sea level increased dramatically, paving the way for a natural harbour. It is said to be the third largest harbour in the world. A haven for those who thrive in boating and yachting, this part of Cornwall welcomes enthusiasts from all over the Roseland Peninsula with its anchorages and sprawling boatyards. St Mawes is also known for its popular sailing club which hosts racing events and entertainment for all. The menus of the local eateries and restaurants offer mouthwatering delicacies laden with fresh seafood and traditional meals. Those who love to indulge in a gastronomical journey will find this area to be a perfect spot. St Mawes Fish Festival Sloping to the sea, this pretty village is lined with attractive villas, gardens and thatched cottages. Overlooking the breathtaking River Fal and Falmouth, St Mawes is also a bustling yachting harbour. The village attracts thousands of visitors annually and accommodation facilities are aplenty in this part of Cornwall. Self-catering cottages, hotels and inns offer a variety of accommodative facilities. The small but active St Mawes fishing fleet contributes greatly to the local menus much to the delight of the locals and visitors. Those who enjoy fishing are sure to find the numerous shoreline angling, river and offshore fishing activities thrilling at St Mawes. St Mawes is a great location for exploring minds and a well-deserved respite from a hectic lifestyle. St Mawes’ coastline can do wonders to your body, mind and soul as its modern facilities blend elegantly with its traditional backdrop. Weddings and special occasions can be made exquisite and extremely memorable, if conducted at the St Mawes Castle. It offers a spectacular view of the picturesque surroundings and even a casual exploration of the premises will prove to be fulfilling, as all the floors in the castle are open for viewing purposes. Travelling by foot around St Mawes will also be worthwhile as the inland paths expose the rugged but untouched beauty of the wild flora and fauna. Most of the species found here do not exist elsewhere, thus makSt Mawes Castleing it a definitely unique experience. An afternoon stroll down to the seafront which leads to the coastal walk will surely be refreshing and rejuvenating, amidst the pleasing cries of the sea gulls and splashing waves. Swimming and sunbathing is a common favorite of visitors and locals alike in St Mawes. The historical magnificence of the clover shaped St Mawes Castle can be relished from one of the beaches. Depending on your fancy you may either opt for a cruise or a ferry, to get a much better view of this part of Cornwall. The best preserved and most elaborately decorated of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses, St Mawes was built to counter invasion threats from France and Spain. Its counterpart is Pendennis, on the other side of the Fal estuary.The clover-leaf shaped fort fell easily to landward attack by Parliamentarian forces in 1646, and was not properly refortified until the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Other coastal forts built by Henry VIII include Portland, Deal and Walmer Castles. St Mawes is undoubtedly a marvelous holiday destination for those who love to combine, leisure, adventure and sporting activities in their agenda.
                      studio
                      Excellent
                      7 reviews
                      -1br studio
                        Applehay Studio is set on the Dorset, Wiltshire border in a rural setting in the middle of a traditional picturesque village green. The Studio has a view of the village pond and is surrounded by many acres of common land, with walks and cycling from the door. It is an ideal rural retreat for a couple wishing to explore the area. It is directly opposite a friendly village pub, which dispenses real ales and home cooked food. There are also many other eating establishments within a 10 minute drive. Applehay Studio is an annex to the owner's cottage and provides unique comfortable cosy accommodation. There is a complimentary bowl of fruit on arrival and tea and coffee available throughout your stay. Everything is provided within the price i.e. bedding, towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls etc. etc. Home from home! There are many places of interest in the area that you may wish to visit during your stay. Shaftesbury, with it's famous Gold Hill, Abbey ruins and stunning views, is only 3 miles away. Old Wardour Castle is also 3 miles away and is well worth a visit for its history and walks. Stourhead, with its famous garden and house, is 13 miles away. Longleat Safari Park and house is also only 14 miles away. There are many other attractions and historic sights within a 1 hour drive from Semley, these being: Salisbury, with its Cathedral, Bath, with its Roman Baths, Stonehenge, Cheddar, with its caves, Studland, with its long golden beach, Weymouth, Corfe Castle, with the Blue Pool near by as well, Swanage Steam Railway, Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum. Or of course, you can just relax and enjoy Semley. An ideal rural retreat for exploring the area, any length of stay over two nights considered, lovely walks and cycling from the door, a substantial continental breakfast can be provided if required, lots of interesting places to visit near by. Next door to excellent village shop, opposite a friendly village inn and church - beautiful setting.
                        cottage
                        Good
                        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.
                          cottage
                          Excellent
                          14 reviews
                          3br cottage
                            A 19th century family cottage surrounded by a very flowery garden and rolling countryside. The ground floor has the kitchen and a large dining room (with a piano that is reasonably in tune) and the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The first floor has a bright and spacious living room with an open fireplace, one bedroom with two single beds, and one with two single beds size pushed together into a super king size bed. Plasma screen TV with DVD player and a classic DVD collection, including some for children. We have all baby equipment: cot, playpen, highchair, bouncing chair, microwave oven, hand blender... There is a taxi service in Tisbury, but generally you will need a car to get around. The village of Semley is a 30 minute walk away. It has a shop, a church and a pub. The cottage is surrounded by a large and very flowery garden. It is on the edge of a very quiet road, and overlooks the beautiful parkland of the neighbouring estate. The village of Semley is 3 km away, and has a very pretty village store, a pub with decent food, and a church.
                            house
                            3br house
                              September Cottage is a mid 19th Century stone cottage situated in the lovely Dorset town of Shaftesbury. The cottage sleeps 5 and has been recently refurbished to a high standard, with stripped wooden floors throughout and consists of a living room, dining room, south-facing conservatory overlooking the very private and pretty garden, two double and one small single bedrooms, downstairs toilet and upstairs bathroom, with shower attachment. In addition to the sitting room, there is a comfortable conservatory with double doors leading out into the sunny, south-facing garden, which has wonderful views looking westwards. A high chair and travel cot are available. On-street parking is available either immediately outside the cottage or in adjacent roads. The cottage is close to Shaftesbury town centre with its interesting mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs - not forgetting Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis advertisment! September Cottage is fully gas centrally heated and is comfortable, clean and private. The two double and one single bedrooms are simply and pretty, with good quality linen and towels all being included in the cost of your stay. The compact, bespoke kitchen is fully equipped and has microwave, electric hob cooker and oven and fridge freezer and there is is a washing machine housed in the little outhouse to the rear of the property. Outside seating, together with table and chairs and BBQ (charcoal provided) can be found on the patio in the garden so that you you can enjoy a glass of wine and a meal on those balmy summer evenings! There is a garden shed available where bikes can be stored. We are fairly flexible with changeover days (dependent upon bookings) and welcome short breaks - a minimum stay of two nights is required. The cottage is in its own private, secluded garden with lovely views. There is a shed for the use of guests, together with garden furniture and cushions. Shaftesbury is perfectly located for that relaxing weekend break exploring the countryside of Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset - or for a longer cycling, walking or even seaside holiday, with the famous Jurassic coast being less than an hour's drive away. The closest airport is Southampton where hire cars area available. The nearest rail station is Gillingham, Dorset - taxis are always available and car hire is available in the town.
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                              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!
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                              The SpaceSeptember Cottage is a mid 19th Century stone cottage situated in the lovely Dorset town of Shaftesbury. The cottage accommodates 5 people comfortably - please note that we will only accept bookings of up to that maximum of 5 guests (to include children and babies). It has been recently refurbished to a high standard, with stripped wooden floors throughout and consists of a living room, dining room, south-facing conservatory overlooking the very private and pretty garden, two double and one small single bedrooms, downstairs toilet and upstairs bathroom, with shower attachment. In addition to the sitting room, there is a comfortable conservatory with double doors leading out into the sunny, south-facing garden, which has wonderful views looking westwards. A high chair and travel cot are available on request. On-street parking is available either immediately outside the cottage or in adjacent roads. The cottage is close to Shaftesbury town centre with its interesting mix of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs - not forgetting Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis advertisment! September Cottage is fully gas centrally heated and is comfortable, clean and private. The two double and one single bedrooms are simply and pretty, with good quality linen and towels all being included in the cost of your stay. The compact, bespoke kitchen is fully equipped and has microwave, electric hob cooker and oven and fridge freezer and there is is a washing machine housed in the little outhouse to the rear of the property. Outside seating, together with table and chairs and BBQ (charcoal provided) can be found on the patio in the garden so that you you can enjoy a glass of wine and a meal on those balmy summer evenings! There is a garden shed available where bikes can be stored. We are fairly flexible with changeover days (dependent upon bookings) and welcome short breaks - a minimum stay of two nights is required. The cottage is in its own private, secluded garden with lovely views. There is a shed for the use of guests, together with garden furniture and cushions. Shaftesbury is perfectly located for that relaxing weekend break exploring the countryside of Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset - or for a longer cycling, walking or even seaside holiday, with the famous Jurassic coast being less than an hour's drive away. The closest airport is Southampton where hire cars area available. The nearest rail station is Gillingham, Dorset - taxis are always available and car hire is available in the town. Guest AccessThe cottage is in its own private, secluded garden with lovely views. There is a shed for the use of guests, together with garden furniture and a barbeque. Interaction with GuestsWe live 15 minutes away, to deal with any problems or queries that guests may have. The NeighborhoodShaftesbury is perfectly located for that relaxing weekend break exploring the countryside of Dorset, Wiltshire or Somerset - or for a longer cycling, walking or even seaside holiday, with the famous Jurassic coast being less than an hour's drive away. Getting AroundThe closest airport is Southampton where hire cars area available. The nearest rail station is Gillingham, Dorset - taxis are always available and car hire is available in the town. Other Things to NoteShort-term breaks welcome - 2 nights minimum stay. Discounted rates available for 2 people maximum staying.
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                              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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                              The SpaceWhether you are on a special night away or a long week-end, The Clock House Bed & Breakfast is for you. On arrival we want your house to look immaculate so to achieve this, we leave a full day & night after each booking for a thorough clean and all sheets are professionally laundered. There are 2 large (30 sq metres) en-suite Super King Bedrooms in the building, one with an en-suite shower wet-room and the other with an en-suite bathroom. You can select to book either one or both bedrooms for your stay. When booking please select either 2 PEOPLE for ONE ROOM or 4 PEOPLE for 2 ROOMS. If you book one room you will be asked to select which particular bedroom you would like to sleep in and that room together with the Breakfast Room will be made available to you. We do not take multiple bookings for the same period unless from people in the same group in order to maintain your privacy throughout your stay. The Breakfast Room seats 4 and has a sink, fridge, microwave, Nespresso, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. For those attending local Weddings who are looking to sleep up to 8 people, The Monopoly House listed separately is a minute's walk away. The Monopoly House is Self-Catering and the Dining Table seats 8. To enjoy a drink outside, there is private seating area with impressive views of both Win Green & White Sheet Hills down a grassy path 100 metres from the building. All prices listed include VAT @ 20% Guest AccessAccess to your property is via a long drive and the front door has a coded keypad. Your unique access code and Directions will be emailed through to you well before your arrival. Interaction with GuestsTo Suit You The NeighborhoodSet within the impressive landscape of the Cranborne Chase area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are dramatic views of both Dorset’s highest hill Win Green & Whitesheet Hill and fabulous walks which can incorporate several award winning pubs. Britain's Best Village Shop is a ten minute walk away. Getting AroundLudwell Village Shop - 0.5 mile 10 minutes on foot St Mary's - 3 miles 6 minutes Shaftesbury - 3.9 miles 9 minutes Larmer Tree - 4.8 miles 8 minutes Sandroyd - 4.8 miles 13 minutes Port Regis - 5.4 miles 11 minutes Chalke Valley Festival 6.3 miles 16 minutes Tisbury Train Station - 6.5 miles 13 minutes Bryanston - 13.8 miles 26 minutes Stourhead - 18.9 miles 29 minutes Canford 19.5 miles 34 minutes Sherborne - 19.8 miles 36 minutes Stonehenge - 22.4 miles 35 minutes Lulworth Cove - 30.5 miles 51 minutes Other Things to NoteFacilities Include: Exceptionally good mobile signals across the range of networks. Multi device adapters and universal adapters, Wifi, 43" Television (Red Room) 32" Television (Grey Room), 1.8 m Bath, Small Fridge, Hairdryers, Laminated Maps of Local Walks Private seating area with spectacular views of both Win Green & White Sheet Hills down a grassy path 100 metres from the building. Brands Include: Hypnos (Heritage Countess), The White Company, Nespresso, Panasonic, Heals, Kartell, Pedrali, Brabantia, Duravit, Kaldewei, Galassia, Crosswater, Hans Grohe, Samuel Heath, Farrow & Ball, Zack, Schneider, Russell Hobbs and Andrex.
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                              The SpaceLovely end wing of our home. We will welcome you warmly and hope you enjoy your stay with us. Guest AccessYou will have your own access into the property Interaction with GuestsWe are available via phone or email if you have any problems The NeighborhoodWe are one mile outside the picturesque village of Semley. We are three miles for the lovely market town of Shaftesbury (North Dorset). Beautiful rural location with easy access to all the surrounding areas Getting AroundTisbury and gillingham train stations are both 10 minutes away. There is parking at Whitebridge Farm Other Things to Notetwo nights is the minimum stay with us
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                              The NeighborhoodFeock is a village near Truro and has its own pebble beach offering watersports and tuition. Trevilla is very near Trelissick gardens with spectacular views of the Fal Estuary (National Trust) and there is a the King Harry Ferry which takes you and your car across to the Roseland Peninsular (5 minutes) Getting AroundThere are taxis which you can book but they travel from Truro. There is a train station in Truro as well. We have no regular buses. Other Things to NoteCheck in time is usually 5-6pm. Please let us know if this is inconvenient. Check out time is by 11 am on day of departure.
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                              The SpaceUnparalleled and ever changing creek views from dawn to dusk. Great for cosy evenings in front of the fire in the winter months for those who wish to enjoy a more peaceful Cornwall. Guest AccessSouth east facing terrace with BBQ & small lawned area overlooking the water. The houses in the terrace are accessed via a small run of steps from the road, so you look directly over the creek/estuary. It's a beautiful setting. The NeighborhoodThe area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, indeed there's a Herony situated on the river banks opposite. Tranquility yet so close to extensive city facilities. Popular eating pub within 1 min walk. Pedestrian ferry (April to October) to Falmouth and St Mawes from marina approx 100m away. There are also delightful Creekside walks from village. Getting AroundAside the ferry mentioned above that runs in day light hours throughout the summer there is limited public transport. All part of the charm. Other Things to NotePlease note that during peak seasons Driftwood is only bookable on a week basis FRIDAY TO FRIDAY. Outside of this period we do long weekends/short breaks subject to availability. If you bring a pet we reserve the right to charge an extra cleaning fee of £25.
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                              The SpaceUnparalleled and ever changing creek views from dawn to dusk. Great for cosy evenings in front of the fire in the winter months for those who wish to enjoy a more peaceful Cornwall. Guest AccessSouth east facing terrace with BBQ & small lawned area overlooking the water. The houses in the terrace are accessed via a small run of steps from the road, so you look directly over the creek/estuary. It's a beautiful setting. The NeighborhoodThe area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, indeed there's a Herony situated on the river banks opposite. Tranquility yet so close to extensive city facilities. Popular eating pub within 1 min walk. Pedestrian ferry (April-October) to Falmouth and St Mawes from marina approx 100m away. There are also delightful Creekside walks from village. Getting AroundAside the ferry mentioned above that runs in day light hours throughout the summer there is limited public transport. All part of the charm. Other Things to NotePlease note that we only do 7 breaks or longer over the peak seasons. Changeover day is FRIDAY.
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                              The SpaceIdyllic 18th century stone cottage, lovely views and walks. 2 Miles from Shaftesbury in Dorset. Every comfort considered. Double bedroom with fabulous views and a sumptuous dedicated bath/shower room. In addition, a Pretty single room with antique walnut bed and field views. ( contact me ) Lots to do and see in this beautiful area. e.g. Shaftesbury a pretty Dorset market town, Stonehenge, Longleat safari park, Stourhead House and Gardens, Historic Sherbourne, 40mins from New Forest, military air museum and lots more. Come and experience real English countryside. Peter and Amanda look forward to meeting you. Guest AccessDedicated bathroom. Interaction with GuestsA warm welcome with a cup of English tea. The NeighborhoodRural charm, lovely walks but close to historic Shaftesbury town. Getting AroundCar needed Other Things to Note2 night minimum stay. Contact me directly regarding the single room.
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                              The SpaceA stunning grade 2 listed cottage in the beautiful saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Comfy sofas, a fully equipped kitchen (and recently installed superfass broadband!) Five star reviews on home away, 4 star Gold Quality in Tourism rated. Guest AccessThe house - two bedrooms and living area / kitchen / dining room / bathroom with separate loo. The 100foot garden is a series of terraces with a lawn at the top. There are chairs and a BBQ on the terrace outside the french windows / back door. Lots of opportunities to sit and relax! Interaction with GuestsWe have a local housekeeper in case of emergencies. The NeighborhoodCafes / pubs on your doorstep and a very pretty town to wander around but with countryside accessible by foot. In around twenty minutes you can reach: Stone henge Stourhead City of Bath Longleat safari park Many, many castles and gardens castles / gardens / towns / pubs / walking / views / Hardy countryside Salisbury with its stunning cathedral. This area is draped in history and the Jurassic is a 30-45 minute drive away. Getting AroundGillingham Station ten minutes in taxi / car (direct to London and south west)
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                              Excellent
                              39 reviews
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                              The SpaceThe cottage at Baskerville Farm is bright and airy, with lots of space to enjoy the rural views. It is next to the main farm house where the host family live. The cottage is self-contained, newly double glazed and has its own outside area overlooking the hay meadows. The master bedroom benefits from a superkingsize bed, big tv and lots of fluffy pillows and Egyptian cotton crisp bedding. The twin room has two singles , and in addition we are happy to provide a travel cot for the main bedroom and stair gates etc...if you have a little one. The upstairs landing is very spacious with a desk to catch up on work or do some colouring in or puzzles. The upstairs bathroom has stunning views and is the perfect place to relax in the tub. Downstairs there is a wet room for those who love a shower. The separate kitchen, dining hall and a cosy living room are all equipped to a high standard, we have tried our best to anticipate your every need. Guest AccessThe cottage is self contained and has its own decked garden area with direct access to the farm fields for kicking a football and taking in the views and fresh air. Owls swoop over at dusk, deer are frequently spotted and our two Jacobs sheep all add to the tranquility. Interaction with GuestsThe host family, the Morgans, live in the farmhouse on site and are available to help settle you in. A mobile phone number will be provided for anything you might need assistance with during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe Dorset countryside is simply wonderful and the area is full of gems to explore. The cottage is on the edge of Stour Row village which is 10 mins from the stunning hilltop market town of Shaftesbury with Gold Hill and its views made famous by the Hovis ad. In under an hour there are ruined castles, national trust houses, Longleat Safari park, stunning beaches and much much more to see. There are several fantastic gastro pubs within a short drive, and the well stocked award winning Udder Farm Shop & cafe just a couple of minutes in the car outside our village. Fishing in the Todber lakes are almost on the doorstep, the North Dorset Cycle trail runs through the village along our street, and many fabulous walks and opportunities for horse riding are in the area. Also in Stour Row is the beautiful woodland trust- managed Duncliffe Woods, perfect for walks and den building and a magical display of bluebells in the spring. Getting AroundGillingham railway station is 10 minutes away. The area is covered by local taxi services. Bringing or hiring a car is recommended to make the most of your stay. Other Things to NoteThe farm is a great base to explore Dorset, Wiltshire and southern Somerset. Day trips range from art galleries, national trust houses, ruined castles, foody exploration, stunning walks, the famous Jurassic coastline, stone circles, and the joys of Longleat safari park or Monkey world. It is a rural spot so bringing a car is pretty essential to getting the most out of your stay. Pubs and restaurants are all around us but all involve a drive. Taxis do cover the area for evening outings!
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                              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.
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                              The SpaceSummary of the Coach House: Our space is unique because it features great interior design and is finished to a very high specification inside to give guests a real sense of comfort and luxury in our 5 acre patch of the Dorset countryside. Ours is an entirely new space created from an old coach house with the renovation completed in the Spring of 2014. The stand-alone guest house is spread over nearly 1,200 square feet of ground and first floor accommodation and is comprised of a main bedroom with an en suite shower room, a very large upstairs bedroom and further large bathroom. There's a well designed eat in kitchen and a plush living space on the ground floor, too. Other useful and basic information - the Coach House is very well insulated, well lit, and cosy cosy in the winter thanks to our efficient and eco friendly air source heat pumps. Details about the accommodation: Downstairs the kitchen, dining, and living space occupy a generous and airy open plan space measuring 24ft x 18ft. Your living amenities include a very large 10 foot long Sofa Workshop sofa with chaise, footstool, huge Icelandic sheepskin throw and 2 cosy woollen blankets. We know it's a comfy living space and can say with confidence that it's perfect for curling up and catching a film on 40" Sony smart TV, snoozing or reading. We have a variety of films, books and magazines on hand for your enjoyment as well as local guides and top tips for enjoying your experience of the Dorset Wiltshire border. The kitchen area only recently been completed, rough luxe touches in the form of gorgeous kiln dried French oak for the cupboard units, plus a large Franke sink and a 4 'ring' induction hob with a double oven. For your toast or crumpets, a 4 slice Dualit toaster in matching chrome. The silver Smeg fridge freezer will be ample for your chilled food and drink needs. We have an upcycled antique kitchen table (40" x 52"), which comfortably seats 4 -6 adults or a mix of adults and children. We have 4 dining chairs and two stools at the present time. Stoke high chairs available upon request. Main Bedroom (12.5' x 16') & Ensuite: features a lovely, new king sized mattress from John Lewis and super-soft 300 thread count cotton sheets from Loaf. There're plenty of natural light filtering in through a glazed double door with optional entry to a patio area directly outside. The full length drapes are in lovely Belgian linen sourced from Notting Hill's The Cloth Shop, providing you with a lovely dark room to sleep in. There are, of course, bed side tables and lights, and ample space to hang your clothing and store your cases and bags. The bathroom is very well appointed features a fully tiled large shower, a loo and a hand sink with over basin mirror. We provide one large bath towel, one small bath towel, a flannel and a hand towel for each guest, and a bath mat for each bathroom. Dorm Room (22' x 12.5') & Separate Bathroom (8' x10'): first-floor accommodation at the Coach House features a totally gorgeous dorm-style room and play room with 4 individual beds, again with mattresses from John Lewis and this time with lovely lazy crushed Belgian linen, again from Loaf. The bespoke upcycled beds are made from reclaimed pallets and are on locking casters, the beds can be rearranged to suit your party. There are four large velux windows in this space all with roll-down black out blinds should you wish to keep the light out during nap time! There's a lovely East facing panoramic view window at the end of the room, you can get a glimpse of Gold Hill toward Shaftesbury and Hambledon Hill toward Shroton. Note that this room is in the roof space and follows an A line, maximum head-height is 7'. It's a completely comfortable space for adults as well as children, but there is restricted head height and we don't think it's a suitable room for someone with limited mobility. The entire upstairs space is fully considered for smaller guests (I.e. Children!) - we have plenty lovely toys and books, anything from Playmobil to wooden blocks to Fischer Price Small People. The very large bathroom upstairs has a free standing bath and well as a sink and a loo. Towel rail to keep you cosy and a roof light to provide plenty of natural light and of course, privacy. Baby / Child friendly: We think we're exceedingly considerate of the needs of our smaller guests and their parents. A travel cot comes as a standard item, let us know if you'll use it and we can supply sheets and bedding. Further nursery or baby items including a high chair, plates, bowls and cutlery can be supplied upon request. There's an enormous climbing frame outside - please make good use of it and all of the toys outside. I know two excellent CRB checked and NVQ3 qualified nursery staff available for babysitting at at rate of £10/hour. I use these young women regularly and can verify they are excellent. Further assistance: We can put you in touch with a local, reliable professional taxi driver. Guest AccessGarden, climbing frame, all out door toys, the paddock and car parking for two cars. We can accommodate bicycle storage as well. Interaction with GuestsI'll leave you alone with my contact number should you need anything! The NeighborhoodWhat's not to love?! After a healthy countryside break? Head out for a hike in Duncliffe Wood, Ashmore Wood, or the Fontmell Downs. Cycle trains aplenty and lots of scope for horse riding. National Trust extravaganza? Stourhead, Fonthill Gifford, Kingston lacy, Corfe Castle, Sherborne Abbey... After a delicious, grown up meal? No problem, we've got a really cracking selection of foodie destinations within an hours drive through our gorgeous countryside including The Pig at the Beach, The Roth Bar at Hauser & Wirth Gallery, At the Chapel, the Beckford Arms, The Fontmell....the list is long! If you've got children in tow, head immediately to The Cricketers for relaxed meal prepared to a deliciously high standard. Playground opposite and an extensive listing of Purbeck Ice Creams flavours for good eating. After a weekend shut away from it all? I can supply you with delicious prepared meals to pop in the Oven from Cook! Alternatively, I can arrange that the food for your stay be fully ready for you upon your arrival (surcharge as £50 per day for a party of 4). Holiday with the small children? Easy Peasy. There is virtually no end of things to do rain or shine. Lovely Studland Bay in reach within an hours drive, of course tonnes of local options like the lovely Honeybrook Farm, fantastic Stourhead, amazing Fleet Air Arm Museum, gorgeous walks... I can put you in touch with anyone from a riding instructor to a shoot guide. Cosy up in our Coach House this Christmas holiday or NYE! Please send an enquiry we'd love to help make a trip to our area festive, fun, and affordable for your family. Getting AroundYou'll need your own car, or a taxi for running around. There are loads of bike trails, as well. Other Things to NoteYou need to know that our Coach House is very close to our actual house, we'll call it the Main House. I have 4 smallish children who are about as well as two black Labradors! Its a peace and quiet rural setting, but you will see us around. It's a haven for children here, we have over 2 acres of mowed lawn, all of which is situated far away from any road traffic, a gigantic climbing frame, plenty of outdoor games and balls, etc. This is a place for visitors who are happy to be near(ish), although completely apart from my family. Another item to highlight is our large, although COMPLETELY fenced off pond on the perimeter of our property. There is a mature hedge and a fence fully clocking access to the pond. There is a 3-4 foot boundary between the fence and the pond. We've made it as though the pond isn't (URL HIDDEN) not visible from the children's play areas, being occluded by dense and mature hedging. I can send pictures to make you feel at ease. We are a no smoking property. We are a no pet property.
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                              The SpaceComfortable room with Kingsize bed and a separate dedicated guests bathroom. Tea/coffee making tray in room. Breakfast is Not provided, but you are welcome to use the kitchen to and make your own breakfast. The living room is not accessible. Please feel free to sit in the garden on sunny days accessed from the gate by the garage. The living room is not accessible. Check in is from 6pm, but some days I work at home and can offer an earlier check in. Near A303, A350 & A30, not far from M4/M5. Rail Station 4 miles. Great for short breaks, holidays, overnight stops for people travelling to the west, Devon, Cornwall, Wales, or to London and the South East of England. Shaftesbury, known as ‘the gateway to the south west’, is positioned amongst the most stunning of English countryside on the edge of the once vast hunting grounds of Cranborne Chase in Thomas Hardy's county. Wander around this old Saxon hill top town, along Park Walk with vistas over the Blackmore Vale, the Abbey from King Alfred’s day, stroll down Gold Hill into St James Street with it's collection of quaint cottages. Within an hour’s radius there is the World Heritage City of Bath to the north, Salisbury and Stonehenge to the east, Lulworth Cove to the south and Sherborne to the west. The magnificent houses of Wilton, Longleat, Sherborne Castle, Stourhead and Kingston Lacy are between 20 to 30 minutes away. I look forward to welcoming you to my home and the beautiful county of Dorset. Guest AccessGuests have access to the kitchen/diner to prepare their own breakfast, guest bathroom and garden. The living room is not accessible. Interaction with GuestsI'll be available to welcome you and make sure you settle in. Your privacy is respected. I work full time and sometimes from home in my study, so you won't see much of me - however always happy to help , don't hesitate to ask questions or give me a text if I'm out of the house and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. The NeighborhoodThe house is in a quiet position with fields nearby, but within easy walking distance of the town. It's a peaceful and respectable neighbourhood. There are supermarkets and shops to suit all budgets and a good variety of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs for eating out. The tourist information office is on Bell Street. Shaftesbury has a museum on Gold Hill, an arts centre, galleries, Swans Yard artists quarter just off the High Street, the Abbey ruins and it's museum, the ancient church of St Peter, Gold Hill and Park Walk for wonderful views. Excellent walking and cycling in the area. Check out the Guidebook here for some of the local eateries and bars. Getting AroundIf you plan to tour around a car is best. If you are visiting Shaftesbury and countryside nearby, the rail station is 15-20 minutes away. A303 is 15 minutes drive, 5 minutes to A30 & A350. M4/M5 and M3 are all within reasonable driving distance. The mainline from London stops at Gillingham Station. Other Things to NoteThe kitchen/diner is for guests to use, but not the living room.