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  • Magna Cottage, Ashmore, Shaftesbury Magna Cottage, a 300 year old detached thatched, flint property
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  • Magna Cottage, Ashmore, Shaftesbury Magna Cottage, a 300 year old detached thatched, flint property
  • Luxury Ashmore Cottage

    Ref: S41692


    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Sleeps: 8
    • Baths: 1
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    • 2 pets welcome
    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire
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    Luxury Ashmore Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests

    Complimentary Welcome Hamper
    A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.
    S41692 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.
    The Fontmell pub is excellent and only a five minute drive from the cottage. 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.

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    22 Customer Reviews

    Confirmed Guest – 12 Feb 2018
    "Cottage was cosy and the log fire was great for a cold February weekend. Would thoroughly recommend. Harriet the housekeeper was vey helpful.Forth bedroom could do with a door for privacy."
    Confirmed Guest – 23 Jan 2018
    "A wonderful place to stay, a home from home, we felt at home immediately. A welcome hamper with very thoughtful local produce.We will definitely book again."
    Confirmed Guest – 11 Jan 2018
    "S41692 is a lovely warm and cosy cottage that was very well equipped for our stay over Christmas. However the only shower had no hot water and whilst attempts were made to fix it, this didn't happen. A small refund was made to us but on reading a previous review it would seem that Snaptrip already knew this was a problem before we arrived. it would have been good to have been warned and some alternative set up in the upstairs bathroom. In addition the smaller sofa has a broken leg and there's no lock on the bathroom door; all details that should be sorted for the money paid, and the general high standard of the rest of the house. I also think mention should be made that the internet is so slow as to be non-existent and there is no mobile phone signal. If the shower had been hot and the internet usable, I would have rated S41692 5 stars."
    Confirmed Guest – 4 Jan 2018
    "The heating was broken, the shower’s thermostat was broken and the largest cooking utensil in a house that slept eight was barely big enough to heat a tin of beans. Not impressed. Location and furnishings were lovely, but very poor maintenance of facilities and needs better equipment in kitchen."
    Confirmed Guest – 29 Aug 2017
    "Superb in every respectWelcome hamper more than expectedGreat holiday"
    Confirmed Guest – 7 Aug 2017
    "Very much a home from home for 5 adults and 2 yyoung children"
    Confirmed Guest – 21 Jul 2017
    "You pay for what you get - this is a premium cotage and the specificiations, finishing and setting amply reflect this."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Accommodation was excellent, exactly as described. It was a real home from home Christmas and we enjoyed every moment. The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful when I spoke with her before we started our holiday. Thank you to all concerned, it was brilliant."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Our 11th stay at Magna which really is a home from home for us. We've got used to the high cost of staying at the cottage but can imagine others may feel it's a bit on the expensive side as it's looking tired in places. It also needs a jolly good clean under the beds but seeing as I don't do this in my own home and that Harriet the caretaker is lovely, I can't really criticise! The garden fencing STILL isn't done but apparently this is imminent. Next door's terrier coming in is still not funny!!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Unusually for a Rural Retreat Cottage and as you know we have used plenty this one was idyllic from the outside but inside a bit tired, mismatched and scruffy. The kitchen was dirty, the highchair was broken but luckily we had bought a travel one, a chair in the dining room was also broken and dishwasher was not working - it said add salt and we did and it still did not clean anything so I am glad you have ask for this feedback as think you should know as it was up to our expectations - we went to Pool Head in Hereford after which was perfect!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "A lovely clean cottage and housekeeper very helpful."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The property smells damp. The furnishings and fittings are quite shabby and not in a good way. Needs alot of investment to bring it up to scratch. This is an expensive let and whilst the outside of the property is lovely, the inside smells and needs seriously smartened up. We only used two rooms because my daughter was quite spooked by the miserable bedrooms, the kichen needs smartened up with new appliances and crockery and cutlery. It all feels slightly second hand - kind of old stuff you'd get rid of if it was in your own house. We couldn't communicate with anyone because connections so bad. Couldn't even hear over the payphone. Housekeeper replaced that with old yellowed phone which you wouldn't want to touch. I paid over £2000 for 10 days - wouldn't have stayed there for free if I was offered again. Was glad to get home."
    Confirmed Guest
    "The cottage is excellent, well presented and clean, nice touch regarding the hamper and wood provided for the fire! Could not fault the cottage and location it was just want we needed to get away. Woods great for kids to explore but if walking in the woods be prepared for very muddy underfoot. We would visit more often if we had the money. We had a great time many thanks"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fabulous fantastic amazing holiday. The cottage is exactly like advertised but better!! Would totally recommend this place for a classic rural retreat!!"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Shame that there was a broken chair in the sitting room and also in the kitchen, also for a cottage that sleeps 8, a second fridge is definately needed, there is space in the dining room for one, an excellent place for a drinks fridge."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Cottage just as advertised, all clean and well provisioned. Only small issue was large "Le Creuset" equivalent casserole had a damaged inside so not safe to use and needs replacing."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Quick and efficient to book. Properties always great quality"
    Confirmed Guest
    "Friendly professional service. I received the documents in near real time for the first property but had to wait a couple of weeks for the second. I would have preferred to receive all at the same time."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Nice cottage. A little damp in the kitchen and bedroom above it. Great location."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Fabulous cottage, easy booking and great caretaker."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Disappointed with the additional fee for credit card payments when they don't provide another realistic alternative."
    Confirmed Guest
    "Only small gripe is that mattress in the middle double bed was too soft for us!"

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