A peaceful location in the Dorset hills a mile from the centre of historic Shaftesbury. This unique property is located in an elevated position which allows for some of the finest views across the rolling countryside.
The accommodation is finished to the highest standard offering four bedrooms, an upstairs sitting room and a balcony to take in the breathtaking views and sunsets that are something else! The property has been recently overhauled to reveal the 200 year old stone walls and extended with an oak frame with exposed beams and rooms opened up to the eaves. The modern facilities include a games room with pool table, a darts board and there are 2 sitting rooms with flat screen TVs. The historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury has strong appeal for holidaymakers. It is the home of Gold Hill, the setting for the famous Hovis advertisement with its steep cobbled street lined with picturesque cottages. This is just one example of the charm of Shaftesbury's historically preserved streets and buildings.
Entire House and Garden for your own private use
Interaction with guests
You will receive a key on arrival and return the key on departure
Other things to note
As for activities and places to visit there are a number of national trust and English heritage properties nearby Stourhead being one of the most impressive. Wardour Castle is 10 minutes drive away. There are also 2 castles at Sherborne.
Moors Valley Country Park is about 50 minutes away from here and is a great place to have a family day out and they do Go Ape there. You just pay for the car park and there's a play trail with different stop off points with climbing structures. You can also hire bikes there.
Higher Green Farm is 10 minutes from the property and they do arts days there which vary from a combination day in which they do a number of different activities or a course in Jewellery making or sculpture amongst other things.
Longleat is good with loads of different attractions for most ages, although expensive.
There are riding stables nearby at Farrington.
Cinemas are at Salisbury, Yeovil and Poole (Tower Park). Swimming pools at the Royal Chase Hotel (small leisure pool) in Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Blandford. Splashdown is at Poole.
Supermarkets are Tescos and the Co-op. There is a Lloyds, Barclays, Natwest, HSBC and Santander and a library and Post Office in Shaftesbury. There are 3 parks in Shaftesbury with play equipment and one with a skateboard / scooter park.
Much of this information will be contained in the welcome pack but if you need any more specific information prior to arrival do contact me. Two petrol stations are located at Tescos and a large roundabout of the edge of town.
Please smoke outside. Well behaved dogs are welcome only with prior admission. Make yourselves at home but there are neighbours on one side of the house. The main living area of the house, however, is on the far side (away from them) but please do be considerate and keep noise levels to a reasonable level.
Hi, I'm Saskia and live in Shaftesbury with my husband and four kids. I moved to this magical part of the world from London in 2008. Of all the places I've visited on the Earth including Rio, the Lost City, Santa Marta in Colombia, the pyramids at Tikal in Guatemala, La Paz in Bolivia; Shaftesbury is up there with them. I guess as life progresses one starts to realise the beauty of what you have on your own doorstep.
Favourite book....A Hundred Years of Solitude
Most influential book...A Thousand Splendid Suns
Movie....The Fifth Element
Show....The War Horse
Song....Top of the World - The Carpenters!