Near Gillingham, Dorset, United Kingdom Accommodations

Accommodations in Near Gillingham

Home/Apartment
7br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceWe have magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale and to Shaftesbury. Our garden has a water lily pond, a tennis court, a thyme lawn and a beautiful, functioning vegetable garden. The house is replete with wonderful wallpapers, stained glass and antique furniture but is definitely a family home. Guest AccessRun of the whole house bar our study. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you when you arrive and help you to find all the local shops, sights and show you around the house. The NeighborhoodWe are close to the historic towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Salisbury and the gardens at Stourhead. There is an excellent farm shop about 400 yards away. Getting AroundGillingham train station is 5 minutes away and connects straight to London in 2 hours. Other Things to NoteWe also have a garage, a tennis court and a trampoline. Over the Christmas period we are asking for a minimum stay of 1 week.
Home/Apartment
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceMilton on Stour is a peaceful pretty small village tucked away in rural Dorset yet only 3 miles from the A303 and 3 miles from a mainline station. The glorious city of Bath is a 40 minute drive away while the world famous Stourhead Garden is only 4 miles. There are many interesting and worthwhile places to visit within an easy drive - such as Hauser and Wurth Gallery at Bruton, Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral, the Jurassic Coast - numerous tourist attractions and countless quaint villages to wander in. There are so many good eating establishments from cosy pubs to fine dining - too many to mention them all! within few miles and At the Chapel is only 7 miles. If you're into walking we have several books with marked trails. And we are happy to welcome a well behaved canine companion. Guest AccessThere is a comprehensive information folder in the cottage with suggestions of where to go, what to visit and eating places. Interaction with GuestsWe meet and greet and offer information or advice on request. Or if guests prefer, we will simply leave a key in the door. The NeighborhoodLocated on the very edge of a very quiet small English village which has a small village shop and garage. Getting AroundGillingham mainline station is 3 miles; Bristol Airport 1 1/2 hr drive; Exeter airport under 1 hr; Bournemouth airport 1 hr; Southampton 1 1/2 hrs. Heathrow 1 1/2 hrs + depending on traffic! Other Things to NoteFrom October to March it is possible to have an evening meal cooked by our resident chef. Prior notice and choice is essential.
house
2br house
  • Pets Allowed
Sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms, this self contained wing near Shaftesbury is in an ideal location for exploring Dorset. Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, 2 miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with sofabed and dining area. Outside, guests have off road parking, and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. The cottage enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. Majestic is ideal for visiting Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Five well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has 4 dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor. 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: Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset with views in all directions. The coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Lyme Regis are all less than 20 miles away making this area perfect for families. Additional amenities include: cooker. This property does not accept short breaks. All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms, this self contained wing near Shaftesbury is in an ideal location for exploring Dorset. Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, 2 miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with sofabed and dining area. Outside, guests have off road parking, and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. The cottage enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. Majestic is ideal for visiting Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Five well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has 4 dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor. 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: Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset with views in all directions. The coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Lyme Regis are all less than 20 miles away making this area perfect for families. Additional amenities include: cooker.
house
3br house
  • Pets Allowed
This charming semi-detached cottage sits in the heart of the small village of Motcombe in the West Country, and can sleep five people in three bedrooms. Motcombe Nursery is cosy semi-detached cottage sitting in the village of Motcombe in the West Country. Benefiting from three bedrooms, including one double, one twin and one single, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep five people. The rest of the cottage comprises a kitchen with AGA, a dining room, a sitting room with an electric fire and a garden room. To the outside of the cottage there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Motcombe Nursery is an ideal Dorset retreat for a family or group of friends, with a wealth of attractions close by including Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge, plus the ancient town of Shaftsbury, which is just two miles away. Amenities: Oil central heating with electric fire. Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi available via owner's connection, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile. 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: The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, just 2 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store and Post Office, with a country pub close by. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (the famous ‘Hovis' advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Nearby, a drive through the picturesque Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside. A treat not to be missed! Additional amenities include: cooker. This property does not accept short breaks. All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. This charming semi-detached cottage sits in the heart of the small village of Motcombe in the West Country, and can sleep five people in three bedrooms. Motcombe Nursery is cosy semi-detached cottage sitting in the village of Motcombe in the West Country. Benefiting from three bedrooms, including one double, one twin and one single, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep five people. The rest of the cottage comprises a kitchen with AGA, a dining room, a sitting room with an electric fire and a garden room. To the outside of the cottage there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Motcombe Nursery is an ideal Dorset retreat for a family or group of friends, with a wealth of attractions close by including Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge, plus the ancient town of Shaftsbury, which is just two miles away. Amenities: Oil central heating with electric fire. Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi available via owner's connection, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile. 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: The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, just 2 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store and Post Office, with a country pub close by. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (the famous ‘Hovis' advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Nearby, a drive through the picturesque Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside. A treat not to be missed! Additional amenities include: cooker.
house
2br house
  • Pets Allowed
This charming, single storey barn conversion sleeps 4 people in the pretty Dorest village of Milton on Stour. Brook Cottage was originally built as a barn, but has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for four people; ideal for small families or a small party of friends. The cottage has been built over a brook and has retained much of its original character through the exposed beams that can be found throughout. All the accommodation is laid out over one level an there is a large, enclosed patio area beside the stream; perfect for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining in the long, summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 1 car and the local amenities are a mere 10-minute walk from the front door. 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: Close to the border of Wiltshire and Somerset, Milton on Stour is only a short drive from the town of Gillingham. It is close to a number of major attractions, including Longleat House, the historical mansion and safari park that is owned by the eccentric Marquis of Bath. Nearby Gillingham hosts its own festival each year, comprising a range of musical styles, arts, crafts and sports activities. The National Trust owns many properties in the area and they are all worth a visit; Stourhead is a world-famous 18th Century landscape garden and Palladian mansion with enchanting temples, monuments and rare plants set around a tranquil lake. Alternatively, you might like to see a show at the Up In Smoke Theatre or spend a day at the Haynes Motor Museum. 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 charming, single storey barn conversion sleeps 4 people in the pretty Dorest village of Milton on Stour. Brook Cottage was originally built as a barn, but has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for four people; ideal for small families or a small party of friends. The cottage has been built over a brook and has retained much of its original character through the exposed beams that can be found throughout. All the accommodation is laid out over one level an there is a large, enclosed patio area beside the stream; perfect for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining in the long, summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 1 car and the local amenities are a mere 10-minute walk from the front door. 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: Close to the border of Wiltshire and Somerset, Milton on Stour is only a short drive from the town of Gillingham. It is close to a number of major attractions, including Longleat House, the historical mansion and safari park that is owned by the eccentric Marquis of Bath. Nearby Gillingham hosts its own festival each year, comprising a range of musical styles, arts, crafts and sports activities. The National Trust owns many properties in the area and they are all worth a visit; Stourhead is a world-famous 18th Century landscape garden and Palladian mansion with enchanting temples, monuments and rare plants set around a tranquil lake. Alternatively, you might like to see a show at the Up In Smoke Theatre or spend a day at the Haynes Motor Museum. Additional amenities include: cooker.
cabin
Nice
6 reviews
1br cabin
    BOOKING NOW FOR 2015 : Located in the grounds of a 18th century detached Cottage is this delightful self contained luxury wood cabin, built in 2007 and set in the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset. Located midway between the ancient towns of Shaftsbury and Sherborne, it offers a comfortable holiday base, to explore the beautiful countryside and sights of both Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. IDEAL FOR COUPLES. The owner's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights Please call to check availability.(no single nights) The accommodation is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid two weeks prior to arrival. Electricity and heating costs are all included in the rent. There are many good local country pubs situated in the area, with at least three within two miles of the Cabin and many more, just a few miles further away. We can recommend the Italian restaurant in Shaftesbury, or the local Indian at Henstridge. In Gillingham, there is a choice of take-away and the excellent Kings Arms public house. For your convenience and basic needs, we have both an Asda and Waitrose supermarket locally ,with a larger Tesco’s Store at Shaftesbury. We would be delighted to provide a Welcome Hamper (at cost and usually around £20 - £25) which will include butter, ham, cheese, milk, cereals, bread and salad just to get you started, or if you expect to arrive late. Suggestions and ideas for your holiday, or short break ,may be found in the multitude of comprehensive tourist information supplied in the Cabin. A delightful self contained one bedroom log cabin set in the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, offering all modern facilities. With countryside views and parking. Ideal for couples.
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    Excellent
    3 reviews
    Bedroom
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    The SpaceNice drive way behind locked gates that lead on to a beautiful garden The NeighborhoodI live in a lovely conservation area Getting AroundBuses run outside the house ,and the station is 0.75 miles away for inter city trains to Waterloo and Plymouth
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    Bedroom
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    • Pets Allowed
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    Light and bright house in pretty rural village close to Shaftesbury, with its famous Gold Hill and beautiful countryside. Salisbury, Stonehenge and Stourhead are only 30 minutes away and the Jurassic coast World Heritage site 1 hr by car. Bath and Br
    Bedroom
    Bedroom
    • Breakfast
    The SpaceWelcome to 6 Church Walk. The interior is simple and uncluttered, which offers a feeling of calm and a sense of spaciousness,a place to retreat, where you can relax in front of the fire, read a book or simply rest within the quiet. Relax by candlelight in the vintage roll-top bath. If the weather is fine you can enjoy the gardens and watch the sheep graze the fields. Breakfasts are vegetarian and vegan, using a plentiful combination of organic and local produce; healthy, refreshing and filling. There is a selection of teas and coffee in the kitchen that you may help yourselves to at any time. Guest AccessYou have access to the bedroom, main room, bathroom and kitchen (which is for making hot or cold drinks or preparing a picnic only), front and back gardens. Interaction with GuestsYou have the house pretty much to yourselves, as I live in a shepherd's hut in the back garden. I will generally be around if you wish to speak with me and I will access the house to use the kitchen and bathroom. Breakfasts are served between 8.00am-9.00am. During your stay I will respect your privacy, therefore I will not be tidying your bedroom or making your bed. The NeighborhoodChurch Walk is generally a quiet residential neighbourhood. The local community shop is a few minutes walk away and is well stocked with local produce and has a Post Office. The enclosed back garden looks out onto views of the local countryside. There are local walks around the village. Getting AroundThere is a local bus service that runs to Shaftesbury and Gillingham, where there is a train station with Southwest Trains to London, Waterloo every hour, with a journey time of two hours. I can collect you from the station if needs be, otherwise there are local taxi services which I can give you the telephone numbers of when you make your reservation. Within an hour of the cottage there are many local attractions; The Jurassic coast, Shaftesbury and Gold Hill, The Hauser and Wirth Art gallery, Salisbury, Bath, Stourhead, Old Wardour Castle, Kingston Lacy plus many beautiful walks on nearby Cranborne Chase. Other Things to NoteOn arrival, you park your car on the road and walk down the short footpath to the house. I can provide you with information on pubs and restaurants in the local area. Linen towels and small organic soaps are provided. The bedding is cotton and linen. Check in time is any time after 5.00pm and checkout is 11am on the day of departing.
    hotel
    10br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Shaftesbury, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden, and Stourhead Garden. Stourhead and Sturminster Newton Mill are also within 12 mi (20 km).
    Cabin
    Nice
    6 reviews
    1br Cabin
      BOOKING NOW FOR 2015 : Located in the grounds of a 18th century detached Cottage is this delightful self contained luxury wood cabin, built in 2007 and set in the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset. Located midway between the ancient towns of Shaftsbury and Sherborne, it offers a comfortable holiday base, to explore the beautiful countryside and sights of both Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. IDEAL FOR COUPLES.
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      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceI can either offer a twin or double en-suite room with basic breakfast. Guest AccessRoom only! Interaction with GuestsWe offer local maps and information on the area. The NeighborhoodWe are situated in a quiet no-through lane, within 2-3 mins walking distance to a great food serving pub. We can book supper reservations for you on request. Getting AroundParking is available, nearest train station is Gillingham, train station,Dorset. Pick up can be arranged for cost of fuel only.
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      1br Bed & Breakfast
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThe chalet is self contained and in our pretty garden. Please feel free to use the garden and enjoy the sunshine. Guest AccessBreakfast is served in our conservatory Interaction with GuestsWe try to be around to greet all our guests but our friends always step in when we aren't available The NeighborhoodGillingham is a very sleepy town and there are many beautiful walks very close by. Stourhead Gardens are only a 15 minute drive , Stonehenge is 30 minutes by car and Longleat is about 20 minutes drive and if you fancy exploring the Dorset coastline, just an hours drive will get you to Bournemouth, Studland, Poole, and Weymouth . We are also a perfect stopover for your journey to Devon and Cornwall. The local pub is just 5 minutes walk. Getting AroundGillingham train station is a 15-20 minute walk away and is 2 hours to London Waterloo direct and 1 1/2 hours to Exeter, less than 30 minutes to Salisbury and only 20 minutes to the abbey town of Sherborne.We are a 15 minute walk to the town centre.
      Bed & Breakfast
      1br Bed & Breakfast
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceThe chalet is in our very quiet pretty back garden. It is self-contained and you are welcome to use our garden as your own. Breakfast is included and we like to treat you to our homemade jams and produce from our garden when in season. Guest AccessFeel free to spend time in the garden Interaction with GuestsWe are often around if you have any questions or requests The NeighborhoodGillingham is a very sleepy town and there are many beautiful walks very close by. Stourhead Gardens are only a 15 minute drive , Stonehenge is 30 minutes by car and Longleat is about 20 minutes drive and if you fancy exploring the Dorset coastline, just an hours drive will get you to Bournemouth, Studland, Poole, and Weymouth . We are also a perfect stopover for your journey to Devon and Cornwall. Getting AroundGillingham train station is a 15-20 minute walk away and is 2 hours to London Waterloo direct and 1 1/2 hours to Exeter, less than 30 minutes to Salisbury and only 20 minutes to the abbey town of Sherborne.We are a 15 minute walk to the town centre.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      This charming, single storey barn conversion sleeps 4 people in the pretty Dorest village of Milton on Stour. Brook Cottage was originally built as a barn, but has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for four people; ideal for small families or a small party of friends. The cottage has been built over a brook and has retained much of its original character through the exposed beams that can be found throughout. All the accommodation is laid out over one level an there is a large, enclosed patio area beside the stream; perfect for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining in the long, summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 1 car and the local amenities are a mere 10-minute walk from the front door. 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: Close to the border of Wiltshire and Somerset, Milton on Stour is only a short drive from the town of Gillingham. It is close to a number of major attractions, including Longleat House, the historical mansion and safari park that is owned by the eccentric Marquis of Bath. Nearby Gillingham hosts its own festival each year, comprising a range of musical styles, arts, crafts and sports activities. The National Trust owns many properties in the area and they are all worth a visit; Stourhead is a world-famous 18th Century landscape garden and Palladian mansion with enchanting temples, monuments and rare plants set around a tranquil lake. Alternatively, you might like to see a show at the Up In Smoke Theatre or spend a day at the Haynes Motor Museum. Additional amenities include: cooker.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      Sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms, this self contained wing near Shaftesbury is in an ideal location for exploring Dorset. Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, 2 miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with sofabed and dining area. Outside, guests have off road parking, and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. The cottage enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. Majestic is ideal for visiting Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale. Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Five well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has 4 dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor. 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: Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset with views in all directions. The coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Lyme Regis are all less than 20 miles away making this area perfect for families. Additional amenities include: cooker.
      Home/Apartment
      3br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      This charming semi-detached cottage sits in the heart of the small village of Motcombe in the West Country, and can sleep five people in three bedrooms. Motcombe Nursery is cosy semi-detached cottage sitting in the village of Motcombe in the West Country. Benefiting from three bedrooms, including one double, one twin and one single, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep five people. The rest of the cottage comprises a kitchen with AGA, a dining room, a sitting room with an electric fire and a garden room. To the outside of the cottage there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Motcombe Nursery is an ideal Dorset retreat for a family or group of friends, with a wealth of attractions close by including Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge, plus the ancient town of Shaftsbury, which is just two miles away. Amenities: Oil central heating with electric fire. Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi available via owner's connection, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile. 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: The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, just 2 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store and Post Office, with a country pub close by. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (the famous ‘Hovis' advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Nearby, a drive through the picturesque Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside. A treat not to be missed! Additional amenities include: cooker.
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      The SpaceRecently described as "the best Airbnb experience I've ever had", ‘Sunflowers’ is a beautiful, modern house (with an undercover hot tub - a highlight of their stay for many of our guests!) where we offer you a home-from-home welcome: somewhere we hope you will feel relaxed and at ease. Please read our reviews and then come and discover for yourself why a recent guest wrote: "A lovely warm welcome from Cleo on our arrival. [The] rooms were immaculate and so comfortable ... as for the use of the hot tub, sheer bliss springs to mind. For an overnight stay we couldn't have hoped for more, apart from wishing we could've stayed longer." So, what can you expect from a stay with us? Arrive and enjoy complimentary tea and locally made biscuits/cake (or even a glass of wine, depending on the time!), then check out our comprehensive folder of local information and consider how you'll spend your time in Dorset. Sleep peacefully in the large, comfortable en-suite double bedroom, with high thread count cotton sheets, plenty of pillows, a black out blind and tea/coffee/hot chocolate making facilities with a choice of bottled water and fresh milk. The room also offers a wardrobe with lots of hanging space, bathrobes, coat hangers, a Freeview TV, a DVD player (feel free to borrow one of our DVDs), a hairdryer, an alarm clock, assorted toiletries and a few other little welcoming touches. Refresh yourself in the en-suite shower room, fully supplied with lots of fluffy towels, luxury shower gel and a spacious free standing shower cubicle. (The bedroom is quite large and there is ample space for you to put up your own travel cot if you are travelling with a baby. As an additional family-friendly security measure, we have a stair gate at the top of the stairs and there is also a night light on the landing. Feel free to borrow one of our child friendly DVDs during your stay). We also offer a smaller, single bedded room, also with a black out blind, made up with the same high quality bed linens and offering a Freeview TV, a hairdryer and a robe. This bedroom has the sole, private use of a separate bathroom with a power shower attachment over the bath and it is available for use by a member of your group when the double bedroom is also booked. Please select 3 guests when you book to request this option and reserve both rooms. [If you are travelling as part of a group, please check out our other listing at “Hot tub, warm welcome, stylish B&B, North Dorset” - we have a total of three rooms available in our home and welcome groups who wish to book both the double en-suite rooms and the single room as a party of five guests (or six including an infant in a travel cot).] We can also host your calm, well-behaved dog, for a small price of £5 per night of your stay (payable locally), as long as they are kept with you at all times and not left alone in any part of our home. Please discuss your canine friend with us when you make your enquiry and enquire rather than using Instant Booking if you wish to come and stay with a dog - thank you. Downstairs, you will have unrestricted access to our guests' private dining room, where we serve breakfast each morning. This room is also home to a large TV (with Sky+), a DVD player and many books and DVDs; please borrow whatever you’d like to read or watch during your time with us. Outside, we have a large and very popular (check out the reviews!) undercover hot tub for your use; just bring swimwear and flip-flops and we’ll provide pool towels and fluffy robes. We need 24+ hours’ notice if you want to use the tub, so do please let us know your plans when you book. In summer, you are of course also welcome to relax in our lovely garden. ** Special offer: A complimentary bottle of Prosecco will be provided for all two night (or more) bookings during December 2016 (fridge space and glasses also provided). Just say BUBBLES in a message when you book!** There is ample off-street parking at the front of the house or we are happy to provide locked storage for your walking poles, bicycles or motorcycles in our garage. There’s lots to see and do in this beautiful part of the world, so just let us know what you fancy doing and we’ll be happy to advise and suggest itineraries to suit your interests. A few ideas might include: Walks in and around the immediate vicinity of the house (we are on the Stour Valley Way and Gillingham is a "Walkers are Welcome" town); trips to local beauty spots such as the ancient hill top Saxon town of Shaftesbury, complete with its famous Gold Hill (of Hovis bread advertisement fame); local National Trust beauty spot Stourhead House and gardens plus its folly, Arthur’s Tower; a visit to Sherborne, its castle and Capability Brown designed garden, Abbey and antique shops; a trip to one of the regular farmers’ markets or perhaps try and visit us during the famous Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival or Wimborne Food Festival if you're a foodie; a drive down to the famous Dorset Jurassic Coast – resorts include Lulworth Cove, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Poole, Studland, Bridport, West Bay (home of TV series 'Broadchurch') and fossil hunting paradise Lyme Regis; a trip to Bruton, Longleat or to Glastonbury, which offers lots more than just the famous festival; a spot of retail therapy at Clark’s Village in Street; a visit to Stonehenge, just up the A303; or a mooch around the lovely ancient city of Salisbury, with its famous cathedral, just two stops away by train. For literary fans, Gillingham is referenced in Thomas Hardy's novel "Jude the Obscure" as Leddenton and there are many other Hardy spots around his fictional area of "Wessex" to visit; Shaftesbury features in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" as Shaston, for example. We have a number of Dorset set novels available, including the book and DVD of "Jude the Obscure" plus other works by local authors such as John Fowles. If you're a cyclist, we are located on National Route 25 of the National Cycle Network. This connects with route 24 at Longleat and runs south through Gillingham to Bournemouth on the coast. Another great ride is from the house to Stourhead, Arthur's Tower and back via Zeals; you'll cross the Wiltshire county line, see some amazing views and cover about 10 miles - but there are some great pubs along the way! Our local cycle shop is very friendly and always welcomes visitors to their 9 am Saturday group ride - we can provide further details if you're interested. Anyone who enjoys fishing might enjoy a trip to local beauty spots Shearwater or Lodden Lakes, where day memberships are available. Guest AccessYou are welcome to relax in the guest areas of: the guest bedrooms, the guest dining room, the landing library, the garden and the hot tub zone. Access to the garden and hot tub area is via the kitchen. We have a dog and two cats who stay elsewhere in the house. Interaction with GuestsWe're generally around and are always happy to help make your visit a great one. We are well stocked with maps, guide books and local leaflets with ideas of things to see and do. If you are travelling as part of a group, please check out our other listing at “Hot tub, warm welcome, stylish B&B, North Dorset” - we have a total of three rooms available in our home and welcome groups who wish to book both the double en-suite rooms and the single room as a party of five guests (or six including an infant in a travel cot). The NeighborhoodGillingham is a small town in north Dorset, which lies a few miles from the A303 (so is a perfect place to break your journey to or from Devon and Cornwall) within the lovely Blackmore Vale. A broad stretch of gently rolling countryside, the Vale falls between the Cranborne Chase 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' to the east and the chalk Dorset Downs to the south, with the River Stour flowing along the valley. Gillingham offers a number of independent shops, as well as supermarkets such as Waitrose and Asda. We are located a short 10 minute walk from the High Street and can provide a list of personally recommended eating and drinking spots in the area. We are great foodies and have discovered some lovely pubs and restaurants which we’re happy to share with you. Please check out our reviews to see which of the places we've recommended have also been enjoyed by previous guests - or simply bring/buy a picnic to have in your private dining room and we'll happily lend you plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses. Getting AroundThe nearest railway station is Gillingham (Dorset) which is on the London Waterloo to Exeter St David’s line. If we are around, we’re happy to pick you up at the station or else it is c. a 12 minute walk to the house or a 5 minute cab ride; there are always taxis available at the station upon arrival. The same train line will also get you to Sherborne and Salisbury and there are buses available from Gillingham to local towns such as Wincanton, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. However, a car is very useful if you wish to go further afield. We have ample parking at the front of the house and a secure, locked garage for your bicycle or motorcycle, as appropriate. Other Things to NoteGillingham can also offer a leisure centre with swimming pool and a recently opened children’s soft play area; there are also a number of beauty salons and hairdressers’ in the town if you’d like a quick manicure or blow-dry/beard trim. We are a short walk from Waitrose, Asda and One Stop and also have takeaways, restaurants and pubs within a short walk if you don't wish to drive. If you are visiting Gillingham for rugby related reasons, we are a very short drive or taxi ride away from North Dorset Rugby Football Club, so do please consider staying here if you are planning to attend a match or a social event. We have a very friendly dog (again, check out the reviews!) and love to meet new ones, so if you’d like to come and stay with your own canine friend, please discuss this with us in advance before you book. We can provide advice and guidance on some of the many beautiful on/off lead walks in the area and suggestions as to dog-friendly eating out options.
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      4br Hotel
      • Wifi
      • Gym
      • Parking
      This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, 2 miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with sofabed and dining area. Outside, guests have off road parking, and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. The cottage enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. Majestic is ideal for visiting Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale.
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      3br Home/Apartment
      • Pets Allowed
      Motcombe Nursery is cosy semi-detached cottage sitting in the village of Motcombe in the West Country. Benefiting from three bedrooms, including one double, one twin and one single, as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep five people. The rest of the cottage comprises a kitchen with AGA, a dining room, a sitting room with an electric fire and a garden room. To the outside of the cottage there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Motcombe Nursery is an ideal Dorset retreat for a family or group of friends, with a wealth of attractions close by including Longleat Safari Park and Stonehenge, plus the ancient town of Shaftsbury, which is just two miles away.
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      1br Home/Apartment
        BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED LODGE IN POPULAR LOCATION This delightful wooden lodge with private garden and terrace offers a romantic retreat with views over the Blackmore Vale. With some livestock on-site and selection of local amenities close-by, it provides a true taste of countryside living. Located on the owner’s estate just outside the village of Cucklington, this is a great base from which to explore the scenic and historic riches of three counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Just a short journey from Cheddar Gorge, you can take in the picturesque scenery the area is famed for. The historic spa city of Bath, with its classical architecture and wealth of history and Wells, the smallest city in England are also close by. Fitness enthusiasts are also well catered for with a range of activities including horse riding, cycling on the famous Strawberry Trail, walking and golf (the nearby course is open to non-members) located close by. The studio style accommodation arranged on one level and approached by steps from the driveway offers ONE bedroom area: king-size double (please note that space is limited around the bed and whilst the bedroom is enclosed the partition is not to ceiling height). Shower room: with shower and WC. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with woodburner effect gas fire and TV/DVD. Kitchen area with electric oven and gas hob, fridge and microwave. Outside: small enclosed lawn area, decked patio area with seating, BBQ and countryside views. Amenities: private off-road parking for 1 car directly outside the property. Bed linen, towels, electric and electric heating included. Regret no dogs. Regret no smoking inside the property. Location: shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance.  
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        Nice
        2 reviews
        2br Cottage
        • Pets Allowed
        Brook Cottage was originally built as a barn, but has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for four people; ideal for small families or a small party of friends. The cottage has been built over a brook and has retained much of its original character through the exposed beams that can be found throughout. All the accommodation is laid out over one level an there is a large, enclosed patio area beside the stream; perfect for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining in the long, summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 1 car and the local amenities are a mere 10-minute walk from the front door.
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        1br Other
        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        Come and explore the stunning Blackmore Vale, from banks of the Stour at the top of the valley. Located on the outskirts of Gillingham. Stourhead House, Duncliff Wood, King Alfred's Tower, Old Wardour Castle, Spreadeagle Hill, and of course Gold Hill, are all within 15 minutes' drive. If work beckons, we're less than 10 minutes' walk from the Waterloo - Exeter line, or you can be on the A303 in 15.
        Cottage
        2br Cottage
        • Pets Allowed
        In Gillingham, north Dorset, near the Somerset and Wiltshire border between the abbey town of Sherborne and the Saxon town of Shaftesbury, with its famous Gold Hill, this detached single storey holiday home for 4 offers a great location to explore this popular area. Many family attractions within easy driving include Longleat House and Safari Park, Stourhead House and Gardens, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and Montacute House to name a few. Poole, Bournemouth, Wareham and Dorchester, with many memorable places to visit, offer exciting days out. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
        Cottage
        2br Cottage
        • Pets Allowed
        Brook Cottage was originally built as a barn, but has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for four people; ideal for small families or a small party of friends. The cottage has been built over a brook and has retained much of its original character through the exposed beams that can be found throughout. All the accommodation is laid out over one level an there is a large, enclosed patio area beside the stream; perfect for enjoying a spot of al fresco dining in the long, summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 1 car and the local amenities are a mere 10-minute walk from the front door. Amenities: Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with basic Sky package, DVD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large enclosed paved patio area beside stream, with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk. Bar in local hotel 10 mins walk. Note: Although the stream is fully fenced off, young children should be supervised. Note: The owner runs a small touring caravan site at Milton Farm, this is located some distance from the property, and is not visible.
        Farmhouse
        2br Farmhouse
        • Parking
        • Wifi
        Kelpers Barn has been finished to a high standard, situated within the Farm approx 100m from our fishing lake and pitch and putt golf course, which is for exclusive use for our holiday guests. It has wonderful views of the open countryside, with lovely walks and within easy reach of many local attractions; Stourhead House Longleat Safari Park, Shaftesbury Gold Hill, Stonehenge, the lovely City of Bath and many others. The beaches of Bournemouth, Studland and Sandbanks are all within an hours drive.