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Cosy country cottage near Shaftesbury in Dorset

The living room opens into the large kitchen with French windows to the garden
The living room has an open fire
The kitchen table, centre of the house, flooded with light
Overlooking the garden, the kitchen is large and well equipped
French windows open from the kitchen into the garden (pic coming soon)
The house is full of books, and quiet corners to read them.
The main sofa in the living room is a sofa bed should you have more guests
The bathroom has both a bath and a separate shower.
There is another smaller loo downstairs
Dorset and Wiltshire from White Sheet Down, our favourite picnic spot
The bench at the end of the garden looks south to the Dorset Downs.
The cottage was built in the 1880's
Upstairs bedroom
Double bed and birdsong in the upstairs bedroom
Two single beds in the downstairs bedroom
And plenty of children's books
Dorset is a landscape of small villages
15th century Fifehead Church
Bluebells in Fifehead Wood, 5 minutes from the front door
Our village phone box has become a book exchange
1 of 23The living room opens into the large kitchen with French windows to the garden
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
A rural retreat in the heart of Dorset, this terraced cottage comes with two bedrooms -- a double and twin. There is a comfortable living room with an open fire, a small library and a large eat-in kitchen with French windows leading to a garden with fine views. Picturesque, cosy, idyllic, peaceful.
About the Owner, Stanley S
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 13 days ago
Listed since : May 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL1793178
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Mrs Jan M
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018
person found this review helpful

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 ).

Management response:

Thanks Jan. I am glad the house offered a warm welcome at a difficult time. Stanley


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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

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!

Malcolm R
1 review
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
person found this review helpful

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...

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Guests should read the booklet provided in the house about how things work. Guests should leave the house in good order. This is not a party house so no parties, gatherings or...
    2 Full baths
    1 Full
    3 Twins
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
R 1 272
R 8 482
R 33 928
£2 000
7 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
2 nights
R 1 442
R 10 178
1 Jun 2018 -
28 Jun 2018
2 nights
R 1 696
R 11 027
29 Jun 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
6 nights
R 2 036
R 13 571
R 47 499
£2 800
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 545 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning Fee: R 679 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A cleaning fee of £40 will be added to the rental price. There may be flexibility about the check in and check out times depending on whether other clients are arriving or departing on the same day.
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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