Stour Provost, Dorset Cottages
Abbotts Cottage is a semi-detached property which has recently been completely refurbished in a contemporary style and harmoniously extended to retain its period charm. It lies on a quiet country lane 4 miles from Shaftesbury. Attached to the owner's property, it has a private patio and garden.
Entrance from the garden into a small lobby (NB. low doorway).
Sitting room with Jotul woodburning stove and window seat.
Smart, fully fitted kitchen/dining room with French windows leading out to a private, west facing garden with paved patio area, barbecue and orchard beyond.
Downstairs shower room/wc.
Enclosed, twisty staircase from sitting room (NB. steep, narrow treads) leading directly into an enchanting double bedroom, (4ft 6 bed ) which in turn leads through to a second bedroom/dressing room with single chair bed or space for a cot.
West facing private garden and patio
Sorry no pets. Some low beams and doorways. No smoking.
Abbotts Cottage is a semi-detached property named after the family that lived here for four generations. It is situated along a quiet winding country lane in the parish of Stour Provost, 3½ miles from Gillingham (main line railway station to London) and 4 miles from the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
Stour Provost lies in the valley of the River Stour, some eight miles south of its source at Stourhead (National Trust), where magnificent gardens and lakes were laid out in the 18th century. Following the Stour on its journey south will bring you to the large natural harbour of Poole on the Dorset coast with the whole of the magnificent World Heritage Jurassic coastline stretching westwards from here. Inland, there are plenty of visitor attractions within easy driving distance of the village – Old Wardour Castle, Sherborne Castles ('old' and 'new'), Kingston Lacy, The Cerne Abbas Giant, Longleat, Wilton House to name but a few. There's some stunning, surrounding countryside to explore too - the ancient, sparsely populated Cranborne Chase, the great chalk ridges, which afford magnificent views across Dorset, and the fertile, low lying, Blackmoor Vale.
"Peaceful cottage down a quiet country lane. Lovely cottage with fantastic facilities - everything that you might need is provided and so much thought has been put into everything. The garden is a haven for wildlife and we spent most of the time bird watching! We would highly recommend this cottage and I'm sure we will stay again."Guests' review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-08
"Ideally situated, near Shaftesbury and within easy reach of range of areas of interest, such as Jurassic Coast, Sherborne, Corfe, Win Green and Melbury Downs, Stonehenge, Avebury, Iron Age Hillforts and unspoilt countryside. A very cosy, warm cottage, superbly equipped, with washer dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV etc - even various board games - the owners have put a lot of thought into ensuring a great stay. Spent Christmas at this wonderful cottage, and enjoyed a very relaxing, cosy break. Thoughtful touches from the owner (card and Christmas cake) rounded off my stay."Guests' review on TripAdvisor 2016-12-30
"We enjoyed our stay very much in this cosy and very comfortable cottage. The modern kitchen is very well-equipped with everything you need for preparing hot and cold meals. The dining area with the wonderful view of the patio and garden is very light and pleasant. It's a real home from home. Anabel is a very kind and helpful landlady. Thank you very much for two wonderful holiday weeks."Guest from Germany's review on TripAdvisor 19 June 2016. 5 of 5 stars. 2016-06-19