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Charming Shaftesbury Cottage with huge garden and country views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Perfect balance of town and country

This is a fully restored Victorian cottage in a conservation area in the street at the bottom of Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill with a beautiful conservatory that overlooks an acre of garden yet is only ten minutes walk from the centre of town.

There is a spacious lounge, well equipped kitchen with dining table and a utility room off it with dishwasher, washing machine, freezer and tumble drier. There is a downstairs toilet. Upstairs the two bedrooms are large and both have lovely views. There is a bathroom with a bath and shower over it. There is a desk for a computer and full wi fi. In the garden there is a summer house with a beautiful vista, a trampoline, table tennis and badminton if requested. You can sit out on the patio if weather permits!

You can park in a large safe drive off road and adjoining the property ( a rare thing in Shaftesbury!)

As the tourist guides will tell you, there is plenty to explore in and around the town. Days out at the coast are possible as well as amazing cycling and walking possibilities. History is everywhere and we have all the relevant information to help you plan your visit before or during your stay! We look forward to welcoming you.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Hilary

My husband and I live in the large Georgian house adjoining the cottage. We have recently renovated the cottage for guests

Why Hilary chose Shaftesbury

The garden is a special feature of the property. We have designed it so that there are different views down to the orchard and beyond. The view of Melbury Beacon is wonderful and you can actually walk from our back door to the top and to the little airfield at Compton Abbas. We enjoy sharing the location with guests


Shaftesbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Washbasin, toilet and bath with shower over. Electric towel rails and radiator
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Large room with wardrobe and lovely views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Victorian fireplace wardrobe and view into garden
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Charming Shaftesbury Cottage with huge garden and country views
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Delightful & well-presented cottage annexe

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable property with every facility. At the borders of the town, it makes it easy to explore both the town & the countryside.

Although our hosts were not on site during our stay, their attentive welcome made us feel "at home" as soon as we'd arrived !

So pleasant a stay we had, that we'd happily stay here again !!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful little haven!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts, Hilary and John, are both very friendly and helpful and on hand should you need help with the property or advice regarding the surrounding area. The property is beautifully kept, inside and out, and has all the home comforts (and more) that you would wish for during a stay away from home. An absolute little peace haven, and ideal location to relax and enjoy. Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and returned home very much refreshed and relaxed. Thank you for hosting us and sharing your wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, as the cottage was so well-maintained and comfortable and Hilary was so friendly and helpful. We loved the little touches like the vases of flowers everywhere. We had breakfast every morning in the sunny conservatory, which was warm even in the middle of winter, and relaxed in the sitting room every evening. It was a lovely place to come back to. I recommend it very highly. The only shame was that we came in the winter so couldn't enyoy the wonderful garden.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more pleased with the condition and location of this property. In wonderful place to explore the countryside, World Heritage sites, stately homes and castles.

Was more like one's own home than a self-catering cottage. The owner went above and beyond expectations in kitting out the cottage and providing the little amenities that made the cottage like home. Immaculately clean, well-furnished, and the internet-connected TV was a plus for not so good weather entertainment.

Description of back garden on website is understated. Wonderfully lush and perfect for relaxation.

Would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our friend’s 70th birthday, we could not have asked for a more Idyllic home.

All four of us were delighted with this beautiful, character filled home. The conservatory for breakfast overlooking the fabulous garden, with apple trees, massive lawned garden and quaint bandstand made the setting perfect for our stay.

Hilary was so helpful during the booking procedure, her friend, Elinor, who met us on our arrival (Hilary & John were away), was delightful, full of knowledge of the area, she made us so welcome.

It was lovely to meet Hilary before we departed, she is a charming Lady and we can’t thank her enough for our wonderful break. Her kindness in leaving a bottle of champagne & birthday card for a Trevor was so lovely and appreciated.

We all would love to return in the future and have no hesitation in recommending The Chantry.

Thank You Hilary, John & Elinor.

Larry, Mary, Trevor & Lynne xxxx

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chantry cottage excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome, excellent cottage, lots to see and do

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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