Monk's Cottage was the most memorable part of our first visit to England! We enjoyed every moment of our trip, but it was the part I think we will remember the longest! The cottage is warm and quaint and you immediately feel as if you have stepped back in time to an earlier, more peaceful time. The meticulous restoration that has been done to the cottage however, brings it up to modern day comforts in a way that allows you to have every convenience you would need in a holiday retreat. Besides being incredibly adorable, the cottage also provides a perfect location from which to explore nearby Shaftesbury (Gold Hill!), Salisbury, Stonehenge, and the not too far off Jurassic Coast! And if you should need advice, information, or directions to any of the nearby must-sees, there are numerous brochures, maps, and booklets on the cottage's bookcases to assist, not to mention the hosts themselves-who are happy to help! And if you just feel like having a truly relaxing holiday, with no additional travel, there are many novels and DVDs tucked away on shelves to assure you won't be bored! I just wanted to stay there forever and become a reclusive, but content, author, gardener, or day-dreamer.... Monks Cottage is truly a wonderful find---we hope to travel back from the U.S. again very soon!