Stour Provost, Dorset Cottages
Abbotts Cottage is a delightful cottage, attached to the owner's property. 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 our most romantic cottage; there have been at least five proposals of marriage here in the last few years!!
Entrance from the garden into a small lobby (NB. low doorway).
Living Room with Jotul wood burning stove, sofa, armchair, TV, DVD player and window seat.
Smart, fully fitted Kitchen/Dining Room with dining table and chairs, French windows leading out to a private garden area.. Kitchen has a cooker, dishwasher and microwave.
Downstairs Shower Room/WC.
Bedroom One (via enclosed, twisty staircase from Living Room with steep and narrow treads) with double bed (4ft 6), bedside tables and chest of drawers.
Bedroom Two/Dressing Room with single chair bed or space for a cot.
West-facing private garden and patio with garden furniture, barbecue and orchard beyond (if the fruit is in season please help yourselves to the apples, plums, pears etc etc.
The King's Arms in East Stour is approximately one mile away
Sorry no pets. Cot can be provided. 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.