Broad Chalke, Wiltshire Cottages
The Pink Tower is a total one off - it's spectacular! Once featured in the Guardian newspaper's 'Coolest Cottages in the UK' guide, and you can immediately tell why when you stand on the first floor balcony. An octagonal building with reverse living (bedroom downstairs, living space upstairs) it offers the most spectacular view right across the 'Cranbourne Chase' itself an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and very much the quintessential countryside vista.
Inside, the owner's creative flair is clear with each room stylishly presented to create an attractive holiday home spread across two floors. We especially loved the living room on the first floor with its cleverly designed balcony where you can, literally, sit and soak up the peace and tranquility. Outside there is a delightful garden.
The property, which is attached to the owner's cottage, sits a quarter of a mile along the ancient "Ox Drove" a chalk ridge renowned for a long walk or ride, situated right on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire and some stunning panorama views. The Pink Tower offers very special and unique holiday accommodation for a couple looking for a great place to escape to the country. Bring your dog as the walks from the front door are spectacular.ACCOMMODATION
Double bedroom with double bed (4ft 6in) and double doors opening out onto a decked balcony, plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
Utility Cupboard with washing machine.
There is a spacious, Open Plan Living Area with those fabulous views!
Kitchen with is fully equipped with electric hob, oven and grill, fridge, microwave and,double doors opening out onto a decked balcony. There is a dining table with chairs
The Living Area has double sofa with TV.
Pretty cottage garden with decking, gravelled areas and attractive planting.
Please note: this property is on a working farm, with pigs, sheep and horses.
Dogs welcome. Space for guest's cot. No smoking. WiFi. Off street parking.
Broadchalke is a beautiful village nestled under the impressive downland of Cranborne Chase lying between Shaftesbury and Salisbury. It is far from remote and is located within easy driving distance are a whole host of visitor attractions.
A quarter of a mile along an ancient Ox Drove, right on the borders of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire, The Pink Tower commands panoramic views over the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from its cleverly designed 1st floor sitting room and 'look-out' balcony.
For more information about the local area read the owner's blog
The land immediately surrounding the tower and owner's adjoining cottage is part of a working farm (pigs and sheep) and the owner herself keeps ducks and horses. If you enjoy walking, riding or cycling this location is made for you with immediate access onto the Ox Drove, which extends for miles along a chalk ridge and offers stunning panoramas to the north over South Wiltshire's chalk valleys and downland and to the south across Hampshire and Dorset.
Within easy driving distance are a whole host of visitor attractions ? Wilton House, Stonehenge, Longleat, Stourhead, the cathedral city of Salisbury and the World Heritage city of Bath. The New Forest is only about 20 minutes away while Dorset's ?Jurassic? coastline is a must for a day's excursion. More locally there are many picture-book villages with fine houses, ancient churches and good country pubs to discover.
"The Pink Tower is a lovely place to stay with everything you could want or need provided. The owners are absolutely delightful and couldn't have done enough for us, but were not at all intrusive. The perferct balance. The Tower is set on a working farm with brilliant views and attractive walks. We found the locals and the village of Broadchalke to be very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend The Pink Tower!"Cheryl Titherley
"We stayed at the Pink Tower over Christmas. We were looking forward to it, my one reservation was that while it looked an absolutely dreamlike location for the summer months it might be a bit cramped if it was too cold and we had to stay indoors. We were completely wrong, the Pink Tower is so cleverly designed there is lots of room for two people to spread out and enjoy themselves and it was warm and very snug. Perfectly located on the Dorset Downs, you can strike out fas easily for the Dorset Coast, or the New Forest or up into the Cotswolds. There are also plenty of great pubs within a 15 minute drive (our favourite was The Museum in Farnham). But the unexpected highlight of our visit; waking up each morning at around 8am, and having coffee while draped on the sofa in the upstairs living room, and watching the sun slowly rise above the mist with magical light coming in via the spacious windows. Highly recommended place."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-01-09
"Booked this cottage for a chill out week with our dog having just retired. Was lovely, comfortable and warm with superb walks straight from the door. Although we stayed during a period of very strong winds the cottage was lovely and warm with no drafts. Really cosy and relaxing. Beautiful area and we also travelled out to visit Stonehenge, Studland Bay and Stourhead NT property all within reasonable driving distance. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay were included in the cottage and there were several local pubs within easy reach providing good evening meals. The pub at Broadchalke is within easy reach and a lovely walk down the bridleways and back, of around 2 miles each way, to stop off at the pub was very enjoyable. Many other circular walks straight from the door were possible along the Ox Drove, footpaths and bridleways along the chalk downs, riverside and woods. We had a fantastic and really enjoyable stay here."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-02-17