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Abbotts Cottage

Shaftesbury, Dorset (Ref. 988893)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
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    “A little piece of paradise”

    My husband and I stayed at the cottage for ten nights with our little dog. It was perfect. ...

    My husband and I stayed at the cottage for ten nights with our little dog. It was perfect. The kitchen is beautiful and everything is of a high standard. The bathroom leads off the kitchen - it is modern with a very good walk-in shower. The patio doors lead out into the prettiest garden. if you walk down the garden it is like being in a meadow. A lovely place to sit and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The stairs are wooden and are quite small, but we are in our sixties and soon got used to them, they are part of the charm of the place. The bedroom is spotless, light and airy, and leads to another dressing room where there is a wardrobe and space for cases. We visited Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Salisbury for days out. We even went to the local pub - Thomas Hardy based his 'Pure Drop' in Tess of the D'Urbervilles on The Crown Inn. It was a much needed break after lockdown - we loved it. Thank you Anabel.

The property

Abbotts Cottage is a delightful cottage, located in the Stour Provost conservation area.

The cottage has been recently refurbished and extended in a contemporary style, though it still manages to retain its period charm, of which it has plenty, with its traditional stone walls and narrow staircase. The moment you walk through the garden gate you will be able to appreciate the owner's obvious love of gardening and this beautiful cottage garden (and its produce) is yours to enjoy.

Perfect for a couple or family with very young children, it's a snug and cosy place to retreat to lying as it does on a quiet country lane, just four miles from Shaftesbury.

If you don't fancy venturing too far, you'll find the private patio and garden a wonderful place to enjoy a meal or a glass of something nice during the summer months. However, please be warned......this is probably one of our most romantic cottages, with no less than five proposals of marriage here in the last few years!!

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double bedroom accessed via spiral staircase, Second room is a dressing room with wardrobes and a single chair bed only suitable for a child or small adult
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, WC and handbasin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting area.
  • Heating
  • Cooker, dishwasher and microwave
  • SMART TV, DVD, Wi-fi, iPod dock
  • Highchair and cot available
  • West facing private garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and Orchard
  • Fuel and power inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Sorry, no smoking. Small dogs allowed Shop and pub 1 mile. Please note there are livestock in the paddock next to the cottage
  • If you are taking a dog please contact us prior to booking.

About the location

SHAFTESBURY

Salisbury 21 miles; Bath 30 miles.

One of Dorset’s prettiest and most historic towns, Shaftesbury is perched on a spur of rolling green hills, and the views in all directions are without comparison. Lush green meadows, woodland glades and outstanding architecture are all within a short walk. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (Ridley Scott's famous Hovis advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Visit the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey (a place of great pilgrimage from the 11th century) or navigate the intricate and ancient lanes. Bath, Salisbury and Sherborne are all under an hour away, or drive through the stunning countryside of Blackmoor Vale down to the coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. A beautiful area, that still carries the flavour of the very best of the English countryside.

Note: Due to the nature of this property, please take care as there are low beams, doorways and a steep spiral staircase with no hand rail.
Pet charge £25 per pet per week
Please note second bedroom is a dressing room with a single chair bed only suitable for a child or small adult.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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