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Excellent Shaftesbury Cottage

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Baths: 2
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Excellent Shaftesbury Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests

In delightful north Dorset between Shaftesbury, 7 miles, and Sherborne, 9 miles, and set in the owner’s grounds, this well presented cottage for four is ideally located to explore the many attractions nearby. Enjoy Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and many historic houses. Spend days out at Weymouth and Poole on the south coast or inland at the Georgian city of Bath with museums, Roman Baths, Pump Room and shops. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With twin bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (£25per week Nov-Mar), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Use of freezer in garage. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Landscaped grounds (shared). Tennis court. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: There is a pond in grounds.

- Barbecue
- Bike Store
- Detached Property
- Garden / Patio
- Rural Location
- WiFi
- Washing Machine
- Open Plan
- Parking - On Site
- Shower Cubicle

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33 Customer Reviews

COLIN – 1 Oct 2018
"Booked for a very long weekend; weather fabulous; lovely to be able to take our dog"
Confirmed guest – 21 Sep 2018
"Overall the location (easy to find in quiet countryside) and the cottage itself was good.The cottage was well laid out for a very easy self catering holiday.We did note that the toilet seat (upstairs) would not stay up and the lighting on the cooker hood was not working. As light sleepers we also noted that the upstairs beds were quite squeaky.We still enjoyed the property and would be happy to return."
Jamie – 6 Jul 2018
"Had a lovely time at S19838,we would definitely stay there again , Jonathan and Louise were very welcoming as were the two cats and dog .Only one small gripe no dustpan and brush (the door and window frames needed a sweep due to hot weather flies seem to be attracted to them)"
Jane – 26 Apr 2018
"The property needs some urgent TLC , cleanliness of bathrooms was an issue had to clean showers before could use as black mould all around base and dirt, the shower head was green with calcium and the trap was full of hair.The basin plug holes dirty and cobwebs hanging everywhere in cottage , needs to be given a redecorate as cracks in walls all over.Kitchen sink dirty, inside of microwave dirty had to clean before using Beds were however clean and the flat was furnished with comfortable furniture It just needs a good spring clean throughout and some basic decorating"
Philippa – 16 Mar 2018
"My daughter and I enjoyed a 2 week stay at S19838. The cottage and location were good for us providing a comfortable base and homely environment. I enjoyed some local walks."
Philippa – 9 Feb 2018
"I stayed with my daughter as we needed a local base. Lovely cottage, well equipped. Location suited us very well. Very helpful and rhoughtful owners."
donoth – 15 Sep 2017
"Nice house and owner very helpful. Definitely need a car as there is nothing within walking distance."
Jonathan – 21 Jul 2017
Shereen – 17 Apr 2017
"S19838 has been one of the best cottages we have stayed in so far. The design of the cottage, with its living areas on the first floor, made for lovely views across the countryside with the multiple aspect windows around the open plan area. The cottage itself is bright, sunny, very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The beds were all very comfortable, which was appreciated by us all. The oil central heating was awesome, firing on with great speed when required and making the house warm and cosy within minutes. The extensive garden was a delight for our little Jack Russell terrier to run around in. The tennis court was an extra treat and the cottage wifi, which was freely available, was much more efficient than the one we have at home! The owners, who live in the large house nearby, remained discreet and unobtrusive yet friendly and were readily available to assist if we had any questions regarding the cottage or the locality. Our stay was a short one over the Easter bank holiday weekend and we were sad to leave at the end of our stay, feeling it was too short, but we are sure we will go back there again."
Andrew – 7 Apr 2017
"We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was just as advertised. We had a brilliant time exploring the area, we would go again."
"unfortunately we were unable to stay for the week, returning home after only 2 days as I was unwell. However, we plan to return."
"We had a lovely stay, the owners were so kind and helpful, the cottage was situated in a place where we could easily access, Somerset, and Devon."
Confirmed guest
"Would like Internet access ,and south west channels on television instead of Wales!!The cottage was comfortable and warm,with plenty of hot water."
"In general the cottage was everything we expected. However, there were one or two minor irritants due to lack of attention to detail. For instance - the dining table legs were loose and needed tightening with a spanner. The double bed probably needed the same treatment to stop all the creaks when either sleeper moved. There were only two clean mugs so we bought some more from a charity shop! There was the absolute minimum of cutlery."
"Lovely well equipped cottage very light and spaciousBeautiful views Everything was immaculate The hosts checked we were happy with no problems Would happily return The parking was easy"
"A Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings"
"The cottage is ideally situated for so many places to go.All are easy drives of one hour or just over.We have been 3 times now and still finding new attractions.The owners are always on hand ,and are helpful and kind"
"Very pleasant holiday cottage - comfortable, clean and well located for visiting attractions in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire; we particularly liked Abbotsbury Gardens, Maiden Castle and Haynes Motor Museum. Plus points: Good lighting; Two toilets / shower rooms; welcome from owner.Minor niggle: Smoke alarm that couldn't distinguish between the house being on fire and the toaster being used."
"Extremely comfortable and well maintained property. Lovely grounds with a lot of thought about the 'little' things, Fresh Milk in fridge, Coffee,Tea,Biscuits,Torches,Umbrellas etc.All in all a great week spent here."
"Beautifully quiet location, but easy access to all the places we wanted to visit. Excellent facilities (although the toaster did set off the smoke alarm for some reason - no smoke). Fantastic pubs and restaurant nearby to eat in and the garden was lovely. We woke up to the sound of cows and watched the deer graze in the fields opposite the cottage - wonderful."
"We loved the cottage and grounds, it was very peaceful. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable, the upstairs bed I found particularly comfortable. The only downside is it was a bit too remote for our needs."
"S19838 proved to be a wonderful base for our Dorset holiday. It was comfortable, spotlessly clean, located in a peaceful setting, and situated close to all the places we wanted to visit, both inland and on the coast. The owners were friendly and helpful, without their presence being obtrusive. They were particularly attentive when we had to leave rather suddenly, for family reasons. We would not hesitate in recommending this property, and would be more than happy to book it again ourselves."
"Had a great holiday. Wonderful tranquil location with beautiful gardens and kind hosts. Also very convenient for easy access to local towns."
Previous guest
"Very well equipped with good quality fittings. Oct 2012."
Previous guest
"Good location, near local and regional attractions. 45 minute journey to coast. Cottage is in a beautiful location in fantastic grounds. Our children loved exploring the garden and playing tennis. June 2012."
Previous guest
"Excellent location, national trust properties all over, one hours drive to Lyme Regis, closer are Sherborne, Shaftsbury, Wimbourne and lots of lovely small villages. May 2012."
Previous guest
"In a nice quiet location with owners on hand friendly made sure we were comfortable. Spacious and clean warm and cosy. Ideal for local towns and touring farther afield. April 2012."
Previous guest
"All that one could wish, quiet, well equipped, and, helpful. Feb 2012."
Previous guest
"We found S19838 to be an excellent holiday venue. The extra touches left by the owners, such as milk, tea coffee, sugar, fresh apple juice etc really made us feel at home. S19838 is in an ideal location to visit many beautiful places, such as Stourhead gardens and is only an hours drive from the coast, Stonehenge and Glastonbury . The house was clean, well decorated and very comfortable. We tried to book again as soon as we returned home and have recommended it to our friends. Oct 2011. "
Previous guest
"A very peaceful retreat. Lovely accommodation and a friendly owner. Would definitely stay there again in the future. Sept 2011. "
Previous guest
"As a family holiday we all found the holiday cottage exceeded our expectations. The location was ideal for every where we visited this included Longleat Safari, Haynes Car Museum, Bovington Tank Museum, Splash Down at Poole, Weymouth and Monkey World. July 2011."
Previous guest
"The property was very clean and nicely put together (not using any old piece of furniture etc). The owners made us very welcome, on arrival milk in the fridge tea/coffee and biscuits. Would recommend the property to anyone, only bad point it was a longer drive than we thought to the beaches. June 2011."
Previous guest
"An excellent property, comfortable for 4 and well situated just off the A30, making it easy to reach most of Dorset, Somerset and Devon. A lovely welcome from the owners who were available if required but stayed in the background and left us to enjoy our stay. June 2011. "

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