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Barbers Cottage, Shaftesbury

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Barbers Cottage is a listed, boutique-style holiday home located in the heart of the beautiful old Saxon town of Shaftesbury, Dorset bordering Wiltshire.
Our popular cottage provides a comfortable base to explore the local area. Shaftesbury is renowned for its stunning location and Barbers Cottage provides a central location to stay at with all the lovely cafes and boutique shops within a couple of minutes walk. Internal exposed stonework and beams couple with a house which is designed to be a home from home. (and we have Superfast broadband!)

A large living space has two sofas, TV, DVD, iPod dock, CD player and a gas 'wood' burning stove - cool in the summer and cosy warm in winter months. A large 6-seater dining room with limed, solid oak furniture is adjacent to an excellently equipped kitchen with ra...
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Listing #HL6827724
About the Owner
Sally w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
Interaction with guests
IN A WEEK.....: - browse the boutiques, cafes, antique and craft shops - buy fresh bread and cakes at Indulgence - have a lunch at he Grosvenor's restaurant or go for a sandwich in the salt cellar - walk on the downs or on park walk in town and admire the magnificent views - have a swim in the outdoor pool in town (in summer) - pick up some delicious goodies at Turnbulls delis - watch the sun set from the Mitre pub back deck - walk down (rather than up) Gold Hill, from the Hovis Ads or visit castles, safaris parks, English houses and gardens, the jurrassic coast, stonehenge, farms or go for a swim or just relax in our comfortable cottage drinking tea and eating gorgeous cake
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A real gem - right in the heart of Shaftesbury, close to all the restaurants, pubs and shops, with lots of beautiful country walks on its doorstep. Liked it so much we've been there twice! Really spacious too - we are a family of 4...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank maxine997
Management response:Responded 11 November 2017

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Wonderful location in the heart of Shaftesbury, a short walk from historic Gold Hill with its stunning views over the Dorset countryside. Barbers Cottage is absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully restored and so cosy with all your comforts catered for. We had an amazing weekend here, walking...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank nataliewu1971
Management response:Responded 11 November 2017

so good to hear when guests enjoy their break - weekends away at the cottage are very relaxing!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage - it is both comfortable and stylish. Kitchen is particularly well equipped for a holiday rental. We loved it - and will definitely be back next year!

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank caro472
Management response:Responded 11 November 2017

We recently got a new range cooker - one guest commented she made cakes the week she stayed (and another apple pies using apples from the garden) Thanks for the review and hope to see you again at Barbers Cottage.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Unknown type bathrooms (1)
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No parties. The house is unable to accommodate more than 5 people.
    1 Unknown type
    1 Twin
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: R 2 719 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
One of the highest towns in England, Shaftesbury has stunning vistas for many miles and you can stroll along parkland walk to enjoy them.
It is a perfect place to stay at for families, friends or a romantic weekend – oozing comfort within a stylish home from home. Browse the independent shops, stroll on the downs, climb a castle, a day at the seaside, Barbers Cottage offers easy access to the endless historic and natural Dorset and Wiltshire sites.
WALKING DISTANCE: Gold Hill / Museum / Abbey / Shops / cafes / restaurants - see the Shaftesbury Tourist office website for details
LOCALLY - many gardens / castles / farms / fishing / horse riding / walking
NOT FAR - Stonehenge / Salisbury Cathedral / Dorset beaches / kids fun
Getting around
You can easily drive to Shaftesbury (Just ten minutes form the A303) or get there by train to Gillingham in Dorset where there is a ten minute taxi ride up the hill to Shaftesbury.
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How to get there
Railway: Gillingham Dorset: 5.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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