Shaftesbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Wonderful for families, friends or couples with a host of original features
Our popular cottage provides a comfortable base to explore the local area and was recently awarded 4 star (Gold) by Quality in Tourism. Shaftesbury is renowned for its stunning location. Barbers Cottage provides a central location to stay at. Internal exposed stonework and beams couple with a home from home.
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 a fully-equipped kitchen and both lead onto a terrace with garden tables and chairs. Through the gate, steps lead you to the lawn and mature garden.
Upstairs the large master bedroom has a king size bed and ceiling beams (an extra person can be accommodated here). The twin bedroom leads from a large landing - the bathroom is separate from the toilet.
The furniture has been chosen to be as sustainable as possible - FSC wood or vintage. Organic bamboo sheets and towels add to a luxurious stay
What you could do in a week.....: - browse the boutiques, cafes, antique and craft shops
- buy fresh bread and cakes at Indulgence
- have a lunch at the Grosvenor's Greenhouse restaurant, run by a Michelin Star Chef
- walk on the downs and admire the magnificent views
- have a swim
- 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 that can we can have waiting for you by request.
and we have WIFI!
Worth a trip: Shaftesbury boasts lots of independent shops from delis to cake shops to cafes. Try the chutneys at Turrnbulls or the morning croissants at Indulgence the Bakers. The Mitre pub in town has a back deck with views down the Blackmore Vale, a great early evening spot in the summer. There are many walks straight from town which can take you to the heart of the countryside and the Cambourne Chase.
Tea on Arrival?
Let us know in advance and we can have tea and cakes ready for you on arrival. Or the local deli can provide a hamper of food for you (please contact us in advance for details).
Our House / Young Kids?: The garden was created by a keen gardener and there is a top lawn which in spring and summer is bursting in colour and plants. The terrace which can be accessed by the back door or fence windows is a great place to relax or have a BBQ. A gate to the steps and the rest of the garden means toddlers can play without you worrying about them walking up the steps.
Other things for Kids
There are games and books for children to use. The house is equipped with a high chair, cot, blender, microwave and other things that parents with babies and toddlers may need. the local area has hundreds of things for children to do from longleaf Safari Park to Old Castles - it would be difficult to get bored even in the rain.
Key Dates / Things to Do:
Every Tuesday - Antiques Market (Town Hall)
1st saturday of every month - Farmers Market
Thursday mornings WI Country Market (Town Hall)
SNOWDROP festival 14th Feb - 2nd march 2014
SHAFTESBURY FESTIVAL 2nd June for a week
14th / 15th june Shaftesbury Open Gardens
GOLD HILL FAIR Sunday 6th July
LARMER TREE FESTIVAL 16th - 20th July
SHAFTESBURY CARNIVAL 27th September
Gillingham Carnival 4th Oct
Jane Austen Lyme Regis Weekend 4th/5th Oct
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We left in such a hurry this morning to get to school in Blandford we clean forgot to write in your book! What I'd like to have said is that despite not being on holiday exactly we had a lovely relaxing time in your cosy, comfortable cottage. You'd thought of everything and the beds were exceptionally comfortable which was such a bonus.
Thank you so much. I hope it's a success for you, it certainly deserves to be. In fact had you not been booked this month we would happily have taken it for a further couple of weeks.