I was searching for a rural peacefulness following a bereavement. I could not have found a better destination with a bench at the end of the garden for thinking time. Thank you Stanley for sharing your home...warm, welcoming and full of mutual friends ( your books and music ).
A writers holt in deepest Dorset. Warm, well equipped, great dining area and kitchen. Good walks down to the river Stour. Books galore and quiet corners to read them in. Many thanks, we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas stay!
We had very cold bleak damp weather for our stay, but we were more than happy to spend hours relaxing in the cottage. Has a lovely calm peaceful feel. There are quiet corners to curl up with a book, we could not believe our eyes when we arrived to see the choice of reading!!! There is a light and airy kitchen dining room, the kitchen very well equipped. We didn't walk as much as planned, because of the weather, and the off road routes were too wet. Both Shaftesbury and Sherbourne offer good days out, interesting towns with all the shops one needs. Superb farm shop a couple of miles away too. On the last day the sun shone and we discovered the garden bench, with Dorset spread before us! We can highly recommend the cottage.
We recently spent a week in this lovely cottage near Shaftesbury. This charming cottage had everything we needed for our winter holiday, including open fireplaces, a well appointed kitchen and a library full of the most wonderful collection of books. Situated midway between the lovely villages of Sherbourne and Shaftsbury, it is in driving distance to Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury, as well as the Jurassic Coast. If the weather is bad (or even if it's not), many lovely hours can be spent curled up in the front of the fire, sampling the book collection. We would definitely like to spend more time here.