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Barbers Cottage, Shaftesbury

Cosy, comfy and home from home
5 reviews
Cosy, comfy and home from home
A limited cottage in the heart of gorgeous Shaftesbury
The living area
Fully equipped kitchen with range cooker and all the stuff you need!
The second bedroom
The large master bedroom is brimming with original features
The back of the house where there is a patio for BBQ and a terrace
Our winter window boxes
Double end roll top bath and a separate shower
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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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About the Owner, Sally w
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Oct 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 5 reviews and 1 property
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
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Excellent - based on 5 reviews
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English first
English first
Italian first
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2017 for a stay in March 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 with 2 boys but there's plenty of room for us all to hang out. Decor...

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


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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2017 for a stay in January 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 in the surrounding hills and exploring the many sites of special historic interest, after which...

Management response:

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


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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2017 for a stay in February 2017

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!

Management response:

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.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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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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 Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 2 170
R 5 841
R 13 268
27 Apr 2018 -
31 May 2018
3 nights
R 2 003
R 11 766
1 Jun 2018 -
12 Jul 2018
3 nights
R 2 170
R 12 517
13 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
3 nights
R 2 336
R 14 102
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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 2 503 / 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Gillingham Dorset: 5.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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