LISTED COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF SHAFTESBURY'S CONSERVATION AREA

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LISTED COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF SHAFTESBURY'S CONSERVATION AREA

Shaftesbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Wonderful for families, friends or couples with a host of original features

Current weather and flooding - Shaftesbury is on top of a hill and has not been affected by flooding. There are trains running to Gillingham and the main roads are open, the North of Dorset is not an affected area.

The cottage provides a comfortable base to explore the local area. Shaftesbury is renowned for its stunning location. Barbers Cottage provides a central location to stay at. Internal exposed stonework and beams couple with a newly refurbished 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

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Sally Warren

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Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803557
+44 7957 571989
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
5

An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is truly a holiday cottage to treasure. Not even sure why I am writing this as we want to keep it all to ourselves!The cottage itself is charming with so much exposed stonework and beams. It has been renovated and fitted out to a truly 5 start standard with nothing left to chance. If you get the good weather we did, the cottage garden is delightful with enough sun for anyone (although you'll have to move round a bit to get it all day!). Parking is a bit of a hassle but there is always room 100 yards down the road and certainly does not detract from the experience. It is also handy for the town centre with its many coffee shops, bakers and fine views. It is also only an hour's drive maximum to most sites in Dorest.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803557
+44 7957 571989
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
5

Beautiful boutique-style cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
A truly gorgeous cottage in a very convenient, central location just a minute from the shops, pubs and restaurants.

Apart from the stylish yet comfortable, welcoming decor, the best thing was that everything we could have needed was already there. So we simply packed our clothes and a pint of milk and that was it!

We felt as though we were a million miles away from our busy London lives, and the entire family completely relaxed. Will definitely be going back...
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803557
+44 7957 571989
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
5

Wonderful Winter Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We had a wonderful winter weekend at Barbers Cottage. The cottage itself was beautiful, it was well decorated, spotlessly clean, had everything we could have needed and was cosy. As soon as we arrived we relaxed. We would not hesistate in recommending Barbers Cottage to friends and family and hope to visit again soon with our children who would love the trampoline in the garden!

Shaftesbury was also a delightful town, very pretty, lots of shops and places to eat and of course the famous Gold Hill. We had delicious pies at the cafe overlooking the top of the hill. We also drove into nearby countryside and had a fantastic walk and lunch.

Thank you for making it such a lovely break.
Owner's Response: We are glad our guests enjoyed their stay for a winter break - the house and town suits all year round visitors.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803557
+44 7957 571989
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
5

Superb cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
A perfect place to stay, so close to the town centre of beautiful Shaftesbury with great shops and cafes. The cottage had everything we needed, it was lovely, a real home from home (especially comfy bed!). Despite the rather poor weather we enjoyed exploring the beautiful Dorset towns and countryside (Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Blandford Forum and Bridport to name a few) and its not too far to the coast. This is an area we had not stayed in before and will be returning sometime to do a bit more walking in the area.
Many thanks
Owner's Response: Thank you, we always hope our guests will see it as home from home.
S and M
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Listed cottage in the heart of Shaftesbury's conservation area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p803557
+44 7957 571989
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury & North Dorset
Torquay
5

Midweek Break

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage.The town of Shaftesbury is a gem, with excellent shops and the thursday market was a treat.The fresh fish stall was very impressive and the cheeses and home made pate from the Deli were superb.What a lovely cottage garden to sit in and enjoy it all.
This is the view of a couple in their sixties who found the central site of the cottage very handy for the town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Car: not necessary

Barbers Cottage is in the heart of the old Saxon town of Shaftesbury with its shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. THE TOWN has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside - designated an area of outstanding natural beauty - great for walking / flying kites.

WALKING DISTANCE from the house: Gold Hill (from the Hovis ads), shops / cafes including antiques and deli, museum and galleries, selection of pubs and restaurants, the Grosvenor bar and restaurant, swimming pool / playground / theatre /local countryside / Town markets and fairs

SHORT DRIVE: range of country pubs (with good food), animal market, Compton Abbas airfield (great lunches / breakfast), Wardour castle, Pytt House walled gardens, Larmer Gardens, downs, plains, bison farm, horse riding, flying lessons, golf, stunning villages, Gillingham Station - c20 MINUTE DRIVE: Longleat House & Safari Park, Farms, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Old Serum, Stourhead, Sherborne, Salisbury Plain - Beaches, Jurassic Coast City of Bath are WITHIN 20 MILES

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Availability & Rates

Shaftesbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 4 2014 - Apr 17 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£620
3 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 18 2014 - May 1 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£570
3 nights
 
 
Rate 6
May 2 2014 - May 8 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£660
3 nights
 
 
Spring / summer
May 9 2014 - May 22 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£620
7 nights
 
 
Whitsun
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£660
7 nights
 
 
Spring / summer
May 30 2014 - Jul 3 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£620
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 17 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£730
7 nights
 
 
High Summer
Jul 18 2014 - Aug 28 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£830
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 25 2014
£660
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£500
3 nights
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£830
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150.00
Notes We offer weekend breaks and mid-week offers in off peak season - Shaftesbury is only 2 hours by train from London and less than an hour by car from Bristol and a wonderful place to spend a weekend eating, shopping or relaxing.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Shaftesbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Maps
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Just refurbished, the high quality bathroom has a roll top bath, a separate shower , a double width wash basin and a toilet within the bathroom. Tongue and groove panelling with fired earth tiles creates a traditional feel with contemporary fixtures and fittings. Practical, stylish and relaxing. There is a second and separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Extra bed can be added
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • We can provide a cot or an extra bed in the master bedroom, please contact us to discuss. The beds have been bought for comfort and are all FSC wood. We think it's important to have a good night sleep on holiday. There is a hairdryer and plenty of mirrors.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books for Kids
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • ruins
  • library
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes:
The house has recently been refurbished for guests enjoyment. The bottom terrace is gated off so children are safe to play. It has a cot / high chair for babies. The Daily Telegraph voted Shaftesbury the best town to live in due to its wonderful location, fresh air and mild climate. The town is bursting with history but has the added benefit of having interesting shops and cafes and a bustling market. There is lots to do if you are looking for a romantic break, a walking holiday or a family destination. the house caters for couples, families and friends. We hope to launch our website in 2013. It is a 40 minute drive to Dorsets oustanding beaches and the choice of sandy or fossil hunting. Stonehenge - Longleat Safari Park - Stourhead - castles - walking - dorset jurassic coast. It is available to rent for weekends and mid week breaks in off-peak season
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