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Places to stay in East Stour

Places to stay in East Stour
Wise Cottage is a 250 year old cottage with a boutique feel and sweeping views situated in a beautiful village near Shaftesbury, Dorset. The cottage sleeps four, 1 large master bedroom with a super kingsize bed and a small bedroom with adult bunks (plus a guest bed for a fifth guest). Well behaved dogs are welcome! Organic toiletries, bath robes, well equipped kitchen, wood burner, super fast Wifi, garden, beautiful walks straight out of the front door, use of local tennis club.
** Covid 19 update** We understand the concern you may have about a holiday now and the closure of pubs and restaurants. What we can say is that most of the wonderful eateries around us are offering a take away service, some of them with free delivery, and so you can enjoy restaurant quality food at home, or eaten in the garden (big table and benches). We have added some of our favourites in the 'other things to note' section. There are many National Trust places around us that are open and some are waiving entry fees. Wonderful walks straight out of the front door as well of course. There is a large sitting room with oak dining table and contemporary chairs, a well fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The main bedroom has an upholstered Super kingsize bed with Vi Spring mattress, high quality microfibre duvets and bed linens. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds. Polished wooden floors, Roger Oates runners, sisal flooring and soft Moroccan rugs make up the flooring in the cottage. The bathroom has a pressurised shower and bath. Plenty of towels are provided as well as an organic soaps and shampoo range. The bathroom is situated downstairs opposite the kitchen. The garden is situated up steps from the cottage, it is probably not easily accessed by anyone disabled or infirm. It is a cottage garden, not highly manicured but with wonderful views in every direction. A table and chairs and a barbecue and tongs are also provided. There is a side access to the garden and it is fenced, so will contain a not overly ambitious dog. There is complimentary use of local tennis courts at Pythouse Club, about a two mile drive from the cottage. Please bring your own raquets and balls! Wonderful Pythouse Walled Garden is minutes from the courts for coffees and lunches. The cottage has a Samsung 32" smart TV with all the catch up services as well as Netflix and Amazon, super fast broad band, a small office with desk. Mobile reception is good, but patchy in the downstairs rooms. There is a wood burner and kindling/logs for the first night or two (bags of logs and kindling are sold at the shop a few yards from the cottage), iPod dock, Roberts radio, smart TV, towels, high quality linen and bathrobes. The kitchen is fully equipped with all china and cutlery, pans, casserole dishes, salad bowls, a Nespresso coffee maker (with coffee capsules!) and there is a supply of tea bags, coffee, sugar, olive oil, flour, herbs and salt and pepper to start you off. We always leave a breakfast pack of fresh local bread, home made jam, butter and milk. A folding guest bed can be put up in the sitting room or master bedroom for a fifth person which is fine for a night or two, but unless a young child, it is not ideally suited for five people.
The cottage is set in the beautiful village of East Knoyle (birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren) on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, amid rolling scenery. The village has an award winning community shop (a few yards from the cottage) and an excellent pub, as well as a playground and endless footpaths through fields and woods for dog walking. You will have guest membership of our local tennis club at Pythouse, a couple of miles from the cottage. If you wish to explore the West Country there are few better places to be situated. The Georgian city of Bath is 20 miles away, Salisbury 17 miles, the hilltop town of Shaftesbury with it's famous monastery ruins and Gold Hill is 4 miles and the Jurassic coast an hour's drive. Longleat and Centre Parks is only 8 miles away. There are numerous stately homes (Longleat being the most famous), castles and gardens within easy striking distance, some a couple of miles from the cottage and superb gastro pubs and restaurants nearby. There is plenty of information in the cottage and suggestions of where to visit, where to eat and where to shop. Just an hour away is the New Forest which is great to explore on foot or by bike. There are maps in the house and you can rent bikes at the wonderfully helpful Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley where there are also loads of cafes, pubs & shops. Flying Experiences at Compton Abbas Airfield - from flying in vintage aircraft and driving classic cars to the airfield for champagne lunch... and flying lessons. Dorset Art Weeks: For two weeks every year (Typically end of May & beginning June) Artists all over Dorset open up their homes and studios to visitors to browse their work, learn about their techniques and inspiration and purchase direct from the artists themselves. There are also two extraordinary contemporary galleries with excellent cafes/restaurants nearby - Messums in Tisbury and Hauser and Wirth in Bruton - both definitely worth a visit.
  • Beautiful little cottage, wonderfully comfy beds, peace and quiet, great walks in the countryside and really useful local tips from Vanessa. Thank you so much - we really enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

    Nikki2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cottage in village only stated 2 nights but would have liked longer - recommended for peace and tranquility

    Vanessa2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely cottage, loved the little touches like fresh bread (amazing when we came in late and stressed from London), butter, milk and jam. Fireplace was just the ticket for a weekend away, and host was kind when we were a little tardy and reluctant to leave on Sunday. Recommended :)

    Gen2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A warm cosy cottage in a great location with a wonderful local village shop

    Sophie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • First stay in this delightful cottage and it didn’t disappoint. The lovely little additions of a welcome pack were wonderful and we also appreciated the Complementary shower gel, hand wash and hand cream. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage and certainly want to return again. It was the perfect break just what we were looking for

    Les2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Would definitely recommend to others. Loved every minute of our stay. Vanessa's little extra touches made us feel really welcome. The cottage was so cosy and comfortable, and the local shop has everything you could ever need! :)

    Sarah2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Book this wonderful home! Amazing place wonderfully relaxing and beautiful!

    Timothy And Sarah2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you very much got a lovely couple of days. The cottage really was idyllic! The bunk bed room was a real hit with the children!

    Kathryn2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    East Knoyle, United Kingdom

    Our modern Eco Pod is set in it's own secluded wildlife garden area, giving a true nature experience with all the comforts for 2 people. Only 5 mins drive from Shaftesbury, Dorset, and 50 minutes from the Jurassic Coast. Superb country walks! It's normally set up with a king size bed. The Pod is tiny. Think of it as a two berth wooden caravan. It really just has the large bed, there is no table on the inside, but a small kitchen area with sink and hob.
    The Pod is a small compact space built as an airtight structure that self regulates temperature and therefore is very comfortable. It's ideal for couples, close friends or one parent and child. It features a large bed (1.80m x 2.20) under a sloping ceiling, a small kitchenette with 2 burner hob and sink with hot & cold water. Please note that there is no table inside. There is literally just the bed and kitchenette. The kitchen is equipped with all essentials including kettle and toaster. You will also find Organic English Breakfast Tea, Organic Coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. There is decking on the outside which gets sunshine most of the day (when the sun shines). A few steps up is a Gazebo with a table and 2 chairs. This is a great space to have an al-fresco meal and watch the wildlife around the pond. There is a small cubicle with a compost toilet inside the Pod. Some people have commented that it is too small for a tall person to have the door closed. Please keep this in mind. Guests also have use of the separate unheated shower shed with hot water. Please note that during the Winter and early Spring the shower shed is not operating. In that case guests are welcome to use the shower in the main house. There is a summer house that houses a fridge freezer, a small oven, two camping chairs and space to store luggage or wet clothing/shoes. The Pod sits in it's own part of the garden, with 2 wildlife ponds. This creates a lovely, secluded garden area for our guests. You basically have your own little wildlife patch here. Ducks often visit the pond early in the morning. Look out for deer, badgers and pheasants. Because of the ponds our grounds are not suitable for small children.
    The Pod is located in a small hamlet 1.5miles outside Shaftesbury, Dorset on the edge of ancient woodland. This is a quiet area and the most you will hear is the occasional dog barking, lawnmower or strimmer. However, don't be surprised to be woken by birdsong and to hear owls and other creatures at night. The local village store 'Ludwell Store and Postoffice' is approximately 1.5miles away and can be reached by foot, car or bicycle. The nearest pub is half a mile and the nearest supermarket 1.5 miles.
  • Kind hosts helped me out with a bit of olive oil to fry my supper!

    Stephen2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place if you're after some quiet time with yourself (or with other)

    Šarūnė2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Would stay again.

    Patrick2019-11-05T00:00:00Z
  • Really thoughtful space, great for a quick getaway. Our hosts were lovely and very approachable!

    Yem2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • The pod is really lovely and relaxing! The bed is really big and I had reservations about the compost toilet but it was actually really good!

    Saskia2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect place to escape into nature, the gorgeous secluded pod was just perfect for our requirements with the added benefit that it was completely eco friendly! We visited Stonehenge and Bath while we were there, only 40 mins and an hour respectively and also took a short trip to Salisbury and Shaftesbury, there is some wonderful culture and history surrounding this area. The pod itself was compact but still completely liveable for the 5 days we were there with a kitchenette in the pod and a fridge and shower just on the other side of the garden. We were most surprised with how warm it was without any heating, especially if you cook in there. The compost toilet was not as scary as we first thought and we got used to it very quickly, as long as your comfortable with hearing the other person going to the loo as it’s inside the pod! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it if your wanting to completely switch off and be in nature:)

    Jody2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • The pod is in a very secluded part of the property near two ponds. It is a lovely wild garden with lots of natural wildlife. We both had a lovely time and felt very at home at the pod. The pod itself is very clean and well thought out and it feels very cosy to sit there and watch the natural world around you.

    Duncan2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin was amazing- spacious bed and great amenities- and very clean and well kept. The outside space was outstanding and very relaxing. Thanks Gabriela for a lovely stay!

    Maria2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Our cosy Studio for 2 nestles on the edge of woodland, yet only 5 mins away from Shaftesbury in Dorset. Wake up to bird song, go for long walks right from the door step, explore many nearby attractions, enjoy a meal or drink on the private terrace. It is possible to have a third person staying. Please indicate 3 people when booking and we will make an airbed, bedding and towels available. There is a charge of £15 per night for a third person. Please be aware that the place is small!
    This self contained, modern & comfortable studio annex as its own entrance with private terrace and outdoor space. The property sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty, nestled on the hillside on the edge of ancient woodland. The property is set in 1 acre of wildlife gardens in a quiet hamlet just 5 minutes drive from the historic hill town of Shaftesbury on the border between Dorset and Wiltshire. We are located about 1.5miles outside Shaftesbury in a small hamlet on the edge of the woods. The Studio has a very comfortable King size bed (5 feet wide and 6 feet 6 inches long – 150 x 198 cm), well equipped kitchenette, sitting & dining area, a quite small shower room with basin and toilet, and a walk-in wardrobe/storage. Ideal for walking holidays and short breaks. The studio is well located if you want to visit the End of the Road Festival or Larmer Tree Festival. The kitchenette is well equipped, including full size fridge with freezer compartment, oven with grill, 2 plate induction hob, kettle, toaster and extractor fan. The Studio is ideal for individual travellers, close friends or couples (we welcome all couples!). We're also happy to accommodate parents with babies, but you will need to bring your own cot. Please note that children need to be supervised in the garden! There is a 42" TV with Freesat and DVD player, free Wifi Internet connection (although this can sometimes be slow or disrupted because of our rural location - we can therefore not guarantee the internet service) and stereo speakers for plugging in your iPod or MP3 Player. A selections of DVDs, games and books are available. Outside is a picnic table. You can view the many different birds on the bird feeders, stroll around the wild gardens or sit in one of several quiet benches around the garden. Please note that we basically live in the woods, so there is no view from the Studio terrace. However, guests are welcome to stroll to the end of the garden and enjoy some views from the bench. There is a well stocked village store only 2 miles away in the village of Ludwell, a small grocery store at the petrol station 1 mile away. In Shaftesbury you will find a large Tesco superstore and a lovely town centre with interesting shops and cafés including some very nice food shops. There's a market on Thursday mornings. Shaftesbury is famous for its Gold Hill (from the Hovis Bread ad), it's Abbey, historic buildings and the amazing views across the Blackmore Vale. Salisbury is only 35mins drive to the east and Bath an hour north. An hours drive will also get you to some of the most stunning beaches of the Jurrasic Coast. We have created our house and the Studio as environmentally friendly as possible. We have solar panels to help heat the water and Solar PV to generate electricity. Rainwater is collected and feeds the toilets in the house. We use environmentally friendly cleaning materials and recycle and compost. Please help by separating your recyclables from normal household rubbish. The Studio is extremely well insulated and has central heating. Please note: both the central heating and hot water are heated by an air source heat pump. This is a very efficient and low energy system but works on low temperatures. Therefore please wait 10 minutes between showers, as there may otherwise not be enough hot water available. Similarly the central heating does work on low heat, therefore please don't expect the radiators to be piping hot. The temperature in the Studio should always be comfortable. If not, please let us know as the settings may need adjusting. What makes our place unique is the location. You will be right at the edge of the woods. Deer and badgers sometimes visit the garden and we have an abundance of different birds including Woodpeckers, Long Tail Tits, Jays, Song Thrushes and Bull Finches. You will find some wonderful walks (short and long) right on your doorstep. Yet we are only a 5 minute drive from Shaftesbury, Dorset which has an good selections of independent shops & cafés and a large Tesco. You can park free in Tesco carpark for 3 hours and walk into town from there. The Jurassic Coast (Poole, Studland, Weymouth) or Bath are within an hours drive. We run a non-smoking property, but you are welcome to smoke outside. Just leave your cigarette butts in the receptacle provided outside your entry door. We have a dog ourselves, so know how difficult it is to find accommodation that allows dogs. As the Studio is only a one-room accommodation, it is not suitable for large dogs. But if you do want to bring a small dog, please ask and we will consider it. A surcharge of £5 per night for bringing a dog applies. We also have a cat, Misty. She's basically an outdoor cat, but she likes to manipulate guests to let her into the Studio. You should know this if you're allergic to cats, as we cannot guarantee that the Studio doesn't contain allergens. Also if you do not want her in your room, just chuck her out and keep the windows open only a small gap at night, as otherwise you might receive an unwanted visitor.
    My favourite thing about living here is that one can go on walks from 30 minutes to 3 hours through the most glorious country side and woodlands right from our door step. Guests always comment on how well they sleep here because it is so quite and how they like being woken up by bird song. You really are in the midst of nature, yet only a 5 minute drive away from Shaftesbury on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. You can walk into town if you wish. It will take you approximately 40-45 minutes through fields and woodland. Salisbury is a 40 mins and day-trips can be taken to Bath, Stourhead, Poole, Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast.
  • I enjoyed my few days away in the comfortable and peaceful space of the eco hideaway. It is beautifully put together, with modern fittings and views looking out on the garden. The town of Shaftesbury is close by, and I especially loved Park Walk. Gabriela and Neil are friendly and responsive hosts who I would highly recommend. Thank you again for a lovely stay!

    Zoë2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and well equipped eco place to stay. Perfect for a quiet weekend

    Chris2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely stunning lodge in a beautiful location, we loved everything! Gabriella is a lovely host we were lucky to meet her! Thank you x

    Jessica2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cabin in the woods. Great location and value.

    Mark2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, cosy little cabin, located in a quiet and scenic area. The building itself is stylish and has everything you need to relax. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Ryan2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Stylish accommodation, everything you need in a most beautiful setting

    Marion2019-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • Our second peaceful & relaxing stay at The Coppice Retreat, and am again feeling refreshed as a result! A lovely studio in a beautiful setting, a short distance from many beautiful walks. Gabriela and Neil were again great hosts, information and communication were excellent. Thanks again to them both.

    Tim2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay again, very peaceful and comfortable

    Amy2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Our lovely double height wood and stone barn directly opposite our house is found at the end of a long private drive in glorious countryside. A very comfortable 5ft bed, woodburning stove and lovely views, a perfect relaxing and cosy retreat. Easy access to lots of interesting places. Guests can play tennis and croquet. The Barn sleeps two adults. Ample parking directly next to Barn. Please note the Barn is not suitable for children. NB There are no shops or pubs within walking distance.
    The Barn is set at the end of a long drive, well away from any road, in a private 33 acre estate, no noise, no light pollution, just peace and quiet. Although directly opposite the main house, it is quite private. High ceilings, french windows with country views, kingsize double bed (on mezzanine accessed by quite steep stairs), wood burning stove, oak dining table with candles, WIFI (not super fast or that strong), TV DVD player - everything you need for a comfortable weekend or longer stay. It is not a hi-tech/spec barn but it is comfy and in a beautiful setting. Parking directly next to the Barn. Well situated for visits to Bath, Salisbury, the Jurassic Coast, Gold Hill, the new Hauser & Wirth gallery/restaurant in Bruton, Longleat, and much more. Fantastic walking and cycling country. Adjacent to Copse View alpaca walking as seen on Countryfile! One king bed on the mezzanine level in the Barn. Shower with constant hot water. Private BBQ area Tennis Court Croquet Lawn Clay pigeon shooting (extra cost) We are happy to collect guests from nearby railway station at Gillingham, Dorset (where there is Waitrose/Lidl/Asda). Bear in mind nearest pub would then be 30 mins walk. Beautiful unspoilt countryside - watch the deer and buzzards from the windows - and lots of good pubs nearby. Excellent access to lots of lovely places - Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Jurassic Coast. Bed made up with 100% Egyptian cotton linen, towels provided. Gas rings, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine. NB The steps to mezzanine are quite steep. No bath, only a shower. NB There is wifi but being in the country it is not strong enough to download movies etc
  • The barn is a lovely space in a great location and with fabulous facilities. We spent our weekend hiding away from 'Storm Dennis' and the wood burner and full kitchen made all the difference. We'd have no hesitation in recommending to future guests and we'll definitely be returning. Many thanks Cara.

    Sarah & Nigel2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Super space. Lovely wood burner. Peaceful and quiet.

    Rebecca2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely lovely place, can’t thank Stuart and Cara enough for there hospitality, they went beyond the call of duty to accommodate us and couldn’t fault anything about the place absolutely amazing people, will definitely be going back

    Mike2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful time here. Great location and welcoming hosts.

    Anna2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • A place of ultimate relaxation and switch off. We had a wonderful time at Cara’s barn, and would definitely recommend a visit!

    Joan2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Very quiet location. Chance to spot wildlife if you're interested, e.g. rabbits, birds, deer. Reccomend to bring wellies/boots to enjoy the surrounding fields despite wet weather

    Jarrett2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location. Wonderful barn conversion. Beautifully renovated and with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend.

    Cavell2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • Couldn’t recommend the barn highly enough! What a delightful space to get some peace and quiet. It’s beautiful and secluded and basically a perfect base for exploring an awesome corner of England. Make sure to take advantage of the wood burning stove and if you’re into it - the clay pigeon shooting on offer. It’s tricky but so much fun (after all there really aren’t enough places on Airbnb that give you access to a shotgun)

    Sam2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, England, United Kingdom

    Chic, newly renovated annexe in heart of traditional English country village of Mere, near the Cranborne Chase area of outstanding natural beauty. Stroll to an historic pub visited by King Charles II, serving good food and local ales. Views to Castle Hill, a 13th century saxon castle site. Places to visit by car include: the iconic world heritage site of Stonehenge (25 minutes) Stourhead House and Gardens (5 minutes) Gold Hill, Shaftesbury (15 minutes) Bath (30 minutes) Jurassic coast (one hour)
    Totally self-contained private accommodation and outside seating. A gravel drive and delightful traditionally planted rose garden leads to patio area and glazed french-style door to the private entrance. A seating area with dining table sits opposite the kitchen area comprising of kitchen worktop with inset stainless steel sink, toaster and kettle. A selection of teas, coffees, bread, jam, honey and granola are provided for guests. An induction hob, microwave and all necessary crockery and utensils are provided for your stay, along with a fridge with mini freezer compartment. Super comfy bed ensures an excellent night's sleep after a day's exploring. Bedding and towels are provided. Ensuite shower room comprises of a newly refurbished WC, spacious walk-in shower, vanity unit with chic basin and tap. External seating area with views of historic Mere and Castle Hill, which provide the perfect backdrop for al fresco dining or a cup of English tea.
    Mere is a quintessential English village set in the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Traditional English pubs with good food are within a few minutes stroll with the additional option of Indian cuisine, traditional English fish and chips or Chinese takeaway food. A local Co-op supermarket adds to the options.
  • Stayed several times now. Lovely and clean, well located for us. Has everything you need. Only met Pauline once I think, but all communication is quick and clear.

    Richard2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place for a peaceful weekend break ... great location .. Would stay again

    Fred2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice cosy space, quiet and comfortable. Arrived in the dark but good lighting and communication made it very easy to check in.

    James2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little annexe in a really convenient place if you're looking to go into Bath or visit places in the area. Clean and tidy. We were happy with our stay. Thank you :)

    Katie2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Pauline place is clean and tidy and is very well organised , her accommodation is very close to all amenities and we had a lovely quiet stay.

    Siriphen2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay after our day at Longleat, easy to find and just what we needed! Lovely little pub down the road too! Would recommend :)

    Chloe2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little annexe for a short weekend stay!

    William2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Very clean and comfortable for couples and solo travellers, meeting all needs. Easy to find, very close to Stourhead, and very convenient for visiting Bath or Longleat plus many local delights.

    Bob2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mere, England, United Kingdom

    Newly refurbished cottage, amazing views, quiet location, wood floors, well equipped open plan kitchen/sitting room with doors to private garden, wood burning stove, TV & iPod speakers, Wifi. Double bedroom, 2nd bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower over, fabulous walking from door, 5 minute drive to Semley village or Shaftesbury.
    The Cottage is down a long private drive, has plenty of parking. The main bedroom has a good quality new Kingsize bed, cosy 2nd bedroom with single or twin beds, private garden has paved terrace and plenty of shade. Wood burning stove, fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. Good quality sheets and towels provided, both bedrooms have blackout blinds and hairdryers. I leave bread, milk, juice, eggs, jam, tea and coffee for guests when they arrive. The Cottage can be taken as 1 or 2 bedrooms.
    Shaftesbury is a charming Saxon hilltop town, home of 'Gold Hill' used in the original Hovis advert, with its museum and garden. Shaftesbury Abbey, Arts centre and numerous independent shops are worth a visit. There are many excellent pubs and places to eat in Shaftesbury and in the surrounding villages.
  • The cottage is beautifully done with the most amazing views! A perfect weekend of walking in the local area with the dog and curling up on the sofa relaxing! Would highly recommend for a weekend escape!

    Sophie2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Always spotlessly clean. This was our third stay here and we will definitely be coming back again!

    Jonathan2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay for a long weekend!

    Frances2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had another fantastic stay in this wonderful cottage. The scenery is outstanding, and Mary-Anne is an amazing host who always balances being warm and welcoming with giving guests their privacy. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax and unwind, and we hope to be even more frequent visitors in 2020!

    Caroline2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy modern property with stunning views. So peaceful. Lovely wood burner. Make sure you visit Pythouse Kitchen Garden & Cafe just 10 minutes drive away. Mary-Anne was a great host.

    Jill2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cosy getaway in a wonderful location with great hosts, would definitely recommend.

    Graham2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed here for a short pre-Christmas break with our 2 children and 2 small dogs. The location is stunning and with the open fields right to the back of the property we were perfectly content there for 4 days with lots of walks and 'cosying' up in front of the log burner. Mary-Anne was a great host, making sure we had what we needed, we will definitely be staying here again. Thanks! :)

    Daniel2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at this cottage. This was our second visit, but this time with 2 adults and 2 kids. The cottage is great. It's set in countryside and gardens with roaming sheep. The bedrooms overlooks the fields and the panoramic views are amazing. The cottage is very well laid out, and ample space for a family of four, with 2 bedrooms a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and Lounge. I couldn't fault this cottage.

    Darren2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    A quaint thatched cottage set in the heart of this small village. Light and airy, newly decorated. As real electric fire gives a cosy feel. Walking distance to village pub, and 2 miles from market town of Sturminster Newton. Great walks and cycle routes. Close to Longleat, Monkey World, the Jurassic coast, the air fleet museum, fishing on the lakes at Todber Manor. Close to market towns of Shaftesbury, Blandford and Sherborne. Stables available for horse enthusiasts looking for hacking holiday.
    An amazing ancient cottage. Comfortable sitting room. An electric fire with a feel of a real log fire. Wifi, free view tv. The cottage offers excellent self catering facilities with a well equipped kitchen. Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk, jam, eggs, butter, jam, bread and croissants. Wonderful walks and cycle routes straight from the front door. Separate safe bike lock away space. There are also stables available for horse enthusiasts looking for the opportunity to stay away with their horse!
    We are in walking distance of a great local pub. 5 min drive to a range of great local pubs. We are close to Monkey World, Longleat, the Jurassic Coast and the market towns of Shaftesbury, Blandford, Sturminster Newton and Sherborne. There is fishing on the river Stour and at the lakes at Todber. We are in the heart of the Blackmore Vale with incredible rural walks and bike rides straight from the front door. We are also close to the facility of an Olympic horse rider and tours are available on request and by pre booking. Stables available for horse owners looking to take a break with their four legged friends! Great riding all around. Access to the river Stour for wild swimming For details http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/south-west-england/dorset/?multi_city=dorset#sticky_map Any swimming at own risk
  • A great place for a peaceful retreat .

    Liz2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A stylish and cosy cottage in a wonderful location

    Francesca2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Alice is lovely. The cottage is cosy, pub great and a quiet picturesque location.

    Lisa2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cottage in a gorgeous village. The pub across the roast is a must!

    Rachel2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable stay

    Tina2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Another pleasant stay Thanks Alice

    Charly2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cottage, in a fantastic quiet location. Parking was simple on the road at the back of the property. Was a little chilly when we arrived, but along with the storage heaters, and the real log ‘effect’ fire, which really kicks out some heat, there’s also a convector heater in the bedroom and an electric oil filled radiator for when the weather is particularly cold. The kitchen contains all the basic necessities required for general cooking and eating. The seating in the lounge is comfy and there’s a nice little table to sit and eat any meals at. The bedroom is very cosy and the bathroom, was nice and warm, the only negative would have to be that as the shower is in a bath, it’s not easy to stand under, due to the low ceilings. My husband ended up having to kneel. My husband did manage to bump his head a few times, mainly upstairs where the ceilings are particularly low, but this to be expected for anyone 6 foot tall, when staying in a quaint old thatch cottage. Everything in the cottage was spotlessly clean. There are no street lights outside the cottage, so worth taking a torch (or using a light on a mobile phone), if you’re walking to and from a car during dark evenings. The positive to this, is it being really great to be able to see all the stars, on a clear night, which we can’t see at home due to all the light pollution. There’s a really useful folder on the window ledge in the lounge, containing lots of local information, places to eat, takeaways, walking routes, and places to visit. Places we ate: We had planned to eat at the White Horse Inn, across the road, but unfortunately they aren't serving food between 11th and 29th January 2020 (bad timing), however, drove just over a mile to the centre of Sturminster Newton and ate at The Swan Inn, which had a great menu, including vegan options, so recommend it. Also, ate at Mumbai Bay with some friends, though the initial service for our drinks and the taking of our food order were a little slow, once ordered the food came quickly and was enjoyed by all, so again, recommended. Other than Sturminster Newton, there are some great little villages to visit and for anyone who remembers the little boy pushing his bike up the hill with his delivery of Hovis bread, in the 1970’s, I’d definitely recommend visiting Gold Hill, Shaftsbury.

    Sally2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very cosy cottage in a quiet, rural location with the local pub just a few paces away. We had everything we needed and were perfectly comfortable and warm. Hinton St Mary is a picturesque little village with lots of places nearby to walk and explore. We had a relaxing break over new year which was just what we needed. Thank you!

    Spike2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Hinton Saint Mary, England, United Kingdom

    Attic space of 2 bedrooms one single the other a double cabin bed with your own bathroom. It's bright, cosy and funky with plenty of storage space but has low ceilings. Newly decorated with new beds a comfy mattresses. Each room has a mini fridge, kettle, milk, tea, coffee, snacks and breakfast cereal. Very quiet and peaceful, you have the whole floor to yourself.
    No breakfast provided unless requested but your room has a mini fridge with milk, drinking water, snacks, mini cereal box, tea and coffee for you to help yourself. There is a single wardrobe, space under the bed and storage boxes.
    Very close to town centre for Waitrose, Asda and Costa Coffee. 1 mile from train station and 5 miles from the beautiful Stourhead
  • Had my own use of the upstairs of Jeni’s bungalow which consists of two bedrooms and a bathroom. The area was accessed via a staircase from the main living area. Jeni was a great host and very flexible with my antisocial check in/out times!

    Emily2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great host, quiet and a lovely private space for both work and relaxation.

    Pete2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host

    Neil2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Jeni was so welcoming. My stay in the 'attic' was cosy, comfy and clean and quirky! I would recommend it but please be aware it has low ceilings and a spiral staircase.

    Cathy2019-08-14T00:00:00Z
  • The attic is just lovely and you are very private there. Jeni is very communicative and helpful! Great stay!

    Eva2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • What to say? Because airbnb is peer to peer, must people are quite gentle in their reviews. So it can be quite hard to tell how honest people are being. The reviews for Jeni's place are completely accurate. It's lovely. Cost, clean, everything you'd want and Jeni is, by far, the best Airbnb host I've ever had. She's there for a chat if you want it but not in your face. I felt so comfortable there. Just lovely.

    Christine2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Really enjoyed my stay with Jeni. It was my first experience of an Airbnb, I booked it as a cost effective option close to Parajet where I was doing a 6 day course. Jeni was a great host, she couldn't do enough to make me feel comfortable and welcome. The facilities were perfect, clean and had loads of really nice touches to make my stay a real pleasure. Would love to stay with Jeni again and definitely recommend her as a perfect host! Thanks.

    Mark2019-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jeni and Si are wonderful hosts, they are very welcoming, friendly and make you feel at ease in their home, are happy to provide any local information. The accommodation is lovely, clean and comfortable and great value. Would recommend and would stay again.

    Shena2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

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    Our cozy and clean home has everything to offer to make your stay comfortable. We offer a self service breakfast which is available all day, guest are also welcome to use other parts of the house. As I work from home we require guests to check in from 4/5pm and vacate by 8/9am (suiting someone who is working close by). This can be flexible depending on the day -please can you check with me before booking. On weekends these timings don't apply and check-in is from 3pm and check out is 11am.
    Our private guest bedroom has a very comfortable bed and a radiator thermostat controlled heater to keep you warm and a fitted wardrobe for storage. All this in a warm, modern, newly built home. The bathroom comes with a shower and bath.
    Close to spar and co op. Walking distance from town centre (approximately 15mins walk) co-op and Tesco supermarkets, dominos, subway, KFC and few other takeaways and bars.
  • Sammis place was nice. I was there for 1 night. The room was cosy, bed was comfortable.

    Lena2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very good stay - thank you

    Rebekah2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Sammi's place and hospitality is beyond 5*. The place is very clean, nice and Sammi and her family are very hospitable people. We do reccomend.

    Michal M.2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Sami’s home is quite basic but very cosy warm & comfortable with the added delight of breakfast.

    Zandra2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Everything is as true as they say Comfy family Great breakfast Awesome home Easy access in and out

    Sawsan2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely clean and cosy room, perfect for people like me wanting an overnight stay. The location is good and isn't far to walk into the town. Very clean and tidy house all round.

    Dean2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • I’ve stayed at Sammi’s a few times now and it’s by far the best place I’ve stayed! Would definitely return. Lovely family and they make you feel very welcome 😊

    Erin2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely brand new home, no "Don't do this/don't do that" notices about, and there is a Spar shop and Co-op within walking distance. There is also a "Thai kitchen" restaurant within 15mins walking distance - bear in mind that this restaurant only take cash, or they send you to the co-op to get cash out!

    Kirstin2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    A romantic, boutique-style, 18th century cottage in the heart of North Dorset's picturesque countryside. Mill View is located in West Stour, a charming, rural village situated between the historic towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne and a few minutes drive from Duncliffe Wood, well known for its spectacular spring display of bluebells. Perfect for walkers and cyclists. See "location" for ideas on what to see further afield including Stonehenge, Jurassic Coast, castles, museums and much more.
    Furnished to a high standard, the Cottage offers a sunny, fully equipped kitchen, a cosy sitting room with log burner, a spacious bedroom and a modern shower-room. The lovely garden offers an opportunity to relax with an early evening cocktail after a long day exploring or make use of the BBQ and dine "al fresco".
    West Stour is a peaceful village in North Dorset, located in the picturesque River Stour Valley. The village has a local pub and restaurant, the Ship Inn, which offers good quality food and drink, a very convenient service station on the A30 and the Udder Farmshop and cafe can be found 4 minutes drive away in the neighbouring village of East Stour. Slightly further afield (approx 20 to 45 mins drive) is: Stourhead House and gardens Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Bruton Longleat safari park Stone henge Bath Salisbury Cathedral. Jurassic Coast
  • A lovely house, in a good location, very cleaned and well equipped. Thank you Pippa!

    Sarah2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful well-equipped cottage in a lovely friendly village. Stunning surrounding countryside. Perfect place for a break

    Suzie2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely cottage, great for a couple. Grateful to Pippa for meeting us. We did some lovely walks from the house and the Ship Inn is also great. Definitely to be recommended!

    Helen And Geoff2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at Millview cottage. It has everything that you need and was very cosy and homely! Internet was very reliable and quick also. Would definitely recommend!

    Amryta2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for couples to stay, peaceful location. nicely furnished, well equipped... great host.

    David2019-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed at millview cottage throughout June for work. Pippa was a wonderful host who helped us out everytime we needed it without fail. The cottage is in a beautiful and quiet place with a beautiful interior and a lovely private garden. The cottage was sparkling clean when I arrived and had all the facilities I needed so that my evenings and weekends could be spent relaxing. The location was ideal for what I needed, the commute was 10-15 minute drive, large supermarkets were about 10 minutes away with a more local supermarket a 2 minute drive away and there was plenty of sightseeing to be done less than an hours drive away on the weekends. I would definitely stay at millview cottage again and would recommend to anyone.

    Thomas2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    West Stour, England, United Kingdom

    Newly fitted out to a high standard. Kitchenette, wet room with WC, living room/diner and bedroom with double bed, perfect for a couple or lone traveller. Please note ceilings are low on one side of building with kitchen and wet room. The Saxon hill top town is within 15 minutes walking distance with the famous Gold Hill, Abby Ruins and Park Walk with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale. Off road private parking in carport. On main routes in and out of town. Some traffic noise.
    Formally a double garage converted into a comfortable self contained living space with everything you’ll need for a pleasurable stay. Private from the main house with covered parking right outside the front door.
    We are walking distance from the small but vibrant high street of Shaftesbury. The town has monthly markets and a great fringe festival in the summer months.
  • We had a lovely weekend stay here. The space is clean, cosy, and well kitted out for its size. Only one note I would add is the ceilings are quite low so you might find yourself ducking if you're a giant like myself, should be fine for all normal sized people though! Would recommend the place to others.

    Joseph2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great value place. The sloped ceiling wasn't really an issue and I am 6ft. Great communication with host. Good kitchen utensils available. Nice stay overall 👍

    Thomas2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • A great little space with everything you need !

    Helen2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A good little place with everything Justin is a great host , very amicable and easy to get on with Thanks for the games of chess , hope you keep it up Thanks

    Pushp2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect little self contained apartment with everything you need, from very friendly hosts. Would defo stay again! Thank you.

    James2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, good location for walks

    Kate2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Very quick responses and very lovely little place for the price!

    Rebecca2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Justin’s place.

    Julia2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Self-contained garden annexe with double bedroom and possibility of an additional single bed. Bright and airy property with access to main cottage's garden. Traditional décor with full modern amenities. Continental breakfast is provided daily and a full English breakfast can be provided at an extra cost if requested in advance. Lovely patio area overlooking garden where breakfast can be taken.
    Property is built in traditional style of main cottage but includes all modern amenities. Very bright, spacious and airy with lovely garden views and large off-street parking areas.
    Very quiet and quaint neighbourhood in Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty with friendly locals Our location in Penselwood is in the perfect place to explore the stunning South West of England, such as Stourhead, Wincanton, Gillingham, Warminster, Longleat, Stonehenge and much more! Our top 7 recommendations for things to do are below. Please ask for further details if you are interested in more specifics. 1. Stourhead - less than10mins away. World famous estate gardens inspired by the great landscape painters of the 17th century. 2. Pen Pitts and woodland - On the doorstep. Ancient quarries used in the Iron Age, with a nature reserve close by. 3. Stonehenge - less than 30mins away. This wonder of the ancient world is celebrated mystery for countless generations. 4. Longleat - less than 30mins away. English stately home which transformed in 1966 to become a Safari Park. 5. Wincanton Racecourse - less than 15mins away. Has held thoroughbred horse racing since 1867. 6. King Alfred's Tower - less than 15mins away. This 160ft tower stands on the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops in 878. 7. Hauser & Wirth - less than 20mins away. A pioneering art world class art gallery.
  • It was nice to stay there and it's near to Stonehenge and other things.

    Jessica2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • 10/10 stay for us. Annie is amazing so welcoming. The space was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Will definitely be back

    Sophie2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay. Very friendly, welcoming hosts, great communication and clear information sent to help with directions. The bed was comfortable, nice hot shower and very workable kitchen. Lovely to be woken by birdsong in the morning.

    Rowena2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place!!! Location is perfect, cozy little place, warm and welcoming. Amazing atmosphere in the house to spend the evenings after long day out. Alex’s mum Annie is an absolute delight! Highly recommend! We hope to come back in April. Thank you for having us!

    Abdulla2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • 5 stars all the way through .. absolutely perfect ..home away from home .. I couldn’t have wanted for more .. very good communication.. cozy well presented well equipped .. fabulous bathroom and bedroom comfy bed .. superb kitchen/living room wouldn’t hesitate to book again ! If your in this area and you book this place you will not be disappointed ! 10/10

    John2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect! The Hosts are super friendly and accommodating. Beautiful location, very quiet and cosy, also fantastic value for money. Will deffo be staying again.

    William2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Great time spent. Helped us out with our BBQ fail, very sweet and helpful. Definitely recommend 👌

    Greta2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • This annex is a little gem in a beautiful setting, tastefully done out and with great hosts -I only saw them when I arrived (inconveniently at very short notice and there was not a word of complaint!!) and they made me very welcome and then left me to it the whole time. Everything you need is on hand and there is beautiful countryside all around you which you can walk to or if you want to drive you can but you don’t need to.

    Kenneth2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Penselwood, England, United Kingdom

    Cosy stay in 15th Century Pub, including skittle alley (a local Dorset tradition) and ample storage for parking and cycles. In the middle of a quaint historic village, close to many cycle routes and walking paths. Breakfast with Tea & Coffee available on request.
    The space is located on the upper floor of a traditional 15th Century Pub. The flat is above the village free house pub, with local beers and home cooked food available after a long day of walking, climbing or cycling! Ample storage space for all bikes and any additional gear all fully locked and secured. Both the skittle alley and darts board are available for use during your stay.
    The village of Marnhull is set in the middle of The Blackmore Vale (hence the name!); Thomas Hardy Country. Close to Longleat, Monkey World, the Jurassic coast, the air fleet museum, fishing on the lakes at Todber Manor and climbing at Portland and Cheddar Gorge. Close to market towns of Shaftesbury, Blandford and Sherborne. The village also has many beautiful walks through the Vale.
  • Nice room with a very nice old pub. Had a great time

    Jelle2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Very accommodating and helpful!

    William2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and tidy Very friendly

    Samuel2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful atmosphere and experience! The staff are amazing and the food was so tasty. The perfect get away.

    Chris2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • I had the most fun at Julia’s dad’s fabulous pub/inn. The hospitality was unparalleled and everyone was extremely friendly. The rooms are as you would expect from an oldy worldy pub. No thrills but clean and cosy and the single bed very comfortable. The bathroom is clean and airy. Altogether a really great place to stay and sample the atmosphere and a very fine Welsh single malt. Mark makes a great coffee even at 6am!!! Wondrous place.

    Kate2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Marnhull, England, United Kingdom

    Modern mid terrace town house in a lovely quiet, private secluded courtyard, seconds walk from the beautiful sites of Gold Hill and Shaftesbury High St with magnificent views across the town.
    During your stay you will have sole use of our home, split over 3 floors you will have full use of the ground floor : kitchen, living room, bathroom, conservatory and rear courtyard, and the 1st floor on suite master bedroom, with a dedicated parking space directly outside. Ideal for couples, or a sole traveller looking for a relaxing break, or short stop over. An excellent alternative to local hotels. (very safe for lone travellers)
    Shaftesbury is a small market town with a fascinating history and the home of Gold Hill made famous by the “Hovis” advert and has magnificent views over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale. Our neighbours are lovely and friendly. On your doorstep is a supermarket, post office and numerous coffee shops, independent boutiques and swimming pool.
  • A very comfortable and pleasant place to stay.

    Julia2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous house, really clean and so convenient for visiting Shaftesbury.

    Jill2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This was our 2nd stay at Andys place so we already knew we could expect a great stay. Once again communication was great, and Andy was very accommodating when i asked on the day of arrival if a later checkout would be possible the following day. The house was very clean and tidy as it was the last visit aswell. We will always be happy to return again, definitely our go to place when needing accommodation! :) Thankyou once again for a lovely stay Andy. Best wishes to you and your family x

    Caroline2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and a lovely house. :)

    James2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely property with all the amenities you need.. great location within walking distance of the town

    Helen2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. So close to Tesco and the High Street. The house was spotless and really lovely. Andy was really helpful and replied to messages quickly. Check in was hassle free and we felt really at home. Would definitely recommend!

    Dionne2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic little house. Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Sharon2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Andy's place is located right in the centre of Shaftesbury and is ideal for easy walking access to all local amenities. I would really recommend staying here !

    Dean2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    A private bijou Annexe with comfortable double bed, ensuite shower, wash basin, toilet, heated towel rail, mini fridge. Light breakfast available. Tea and coffee making facilities. Some DVDs with monitor. Parking on site. Walking distance to attractive, historic Shaftesbury with good eating places, beautiful countryside and within easy distance of many coastal and rural attractions, including the adjacent Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an International Dark Sky Reserve.
    Entrance via a key lock on arrival if hosts, John or Amanda, are not available. Local information is available in the Annexe - including several options of beautiful walks into town.
    Historic Shaftesbury is less then one mile away with numerous routes by foot and stunning panoramic views. There is a range of eating places, numerous pubs and coffee shops with great breakfasts available, including overlooking the famous Gold Hill. A variety of boutique shops, the weekly Thursday market on the High Street, Gold Hill Museum and the Abbey Museum and Gardens are worth visiting and there are a variety of festival events throughout the year. Day or half day trips to the coast are possible with attractions like Studland Bay, Corfe Castle, the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis, and inland there are easily accessible locations such as Stourhead, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Longleat, Glastonbury, Melbury Downs , Cranford Chase and Larmer Tree Gardens.
  • Lovely little spot. Super clean and really nice touches for our stay. Great communication and instructions. We definitely recommend it. Thanks John!

    Becki2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Another very comfortable stay, new nice touches added each time.

    Clive2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host, very clean with loads of nice touches. Would recommend to anyone needing to stay in Shaftesbury!

    Steven2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for us visiting family just needed a place to sleep and shower would definitely return again

    Kerry2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed many times, always warm and comfortable with thoughtful touches, such as cereals, milk, biscuits etc.

    Clive2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • John was a fantastic host, communicate with us very quickly and we felt like at home. He had very nice and thoughtful details along our stay. He made sure to leave the Anexe warm as we were traveling with a baby, left biscuits, milk, cereals, tea, coffee and some refreshments for us. Everything was sparkly clean and found a travel cot for my baby to sleep in. We all felt very comfortable and I can not thank you him enough.

    Sara2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here many times, always clean and to the same high standards.

    Clive2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here a few times, this time for a couple of nights. The hosts provide tea, coffee, cereal etc and topped them up each day. Highly recommended.

    Clive2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Yew Tree View is close to countryside footpaths and great British pubs. You’ll love the comfy bed, the quiet, secluded location and the great value for money. Yew Tree View looks out over the gardens and fields, and includes a small kitchenette. The property is situated within the grounds of a family home next door. There is a small convenience store around a 10-minute walk away, and 2 pubs within a 5-minute drive. Dorchester and Salisbury and Bath, are all within an hour's drive.
    The accommodation is a studio apartment with a king-size bed, sofa, dining table and TV in the living space. Adjoining this is a kitchenette which leads to the cloakroom with a toilet and sink. A separate electric shower cubicle is next to this.
    Marnhull is a well loved Dorset village with a local pub dating back to the 15th century. It is referred to in Thomas Hardy's classic 'Tess of the D' Urbervilles'. There are a multitude of footpaths which begin right outside the property. Close by are National Trust properties, Stone Henge and the world renowned Jurassic Coast is 45 minutes drive away.
  • Beautiful home and the hospitality was amazing. Everytime we had an issue Peter addressed it straight away.

    Aleem2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, I keep going back!!

    Daniel2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed overnight for a business trip. Found the chalet easily, was greeted on arrival by the host who ensured I had all I needed & thoughfully provided me a jug of milk as I had forgotten this. Very cosy, secure accomodation, clean and exactly what wqas needed. As a female travelling alone, I felt very safe and comfortable here and would recommend this accomodation for any colleagues needing to undertake the same trip.

    Kerry2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spot, great facilities

    Daniel2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • I do wish I'd had more time on my quick visit to appreciate Peter and Kirsty's lovely little self-contained space in rural Dorset. Just what I wanted - comfortable, sunny, quiet, a kitchenette, shower etc. Easy check-in and check-out. Recommended!

    Jill2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great little retreat and homely.

    Paul2019-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • This property was perfect for me as a base for visiting friends in the local area. The property was easy to find with clear details sent through by Peter. It was clean and well kitted out. I felt very relaxed there. I would definitely stay again.

    Carol2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Yew Tree cottage provided us with a great base to explore the local area. It was well set up for our needs and very comfortable. Peter was away during our visit but was on hand through messaging and always responded swiftly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Lisa2019-04-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Marnhull, England, United Kingdom

    This self spacious contained annex is located at 23 Freame Way on the outskirts of Gillingham a very quiet sought after area. It is a great area to explore the Blackmore Vale countryside and the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coastline. It is not far from the boarder of Wiltshire and Somerset the Vale of Avalon so many places to visit. It is a perfect area for cycling, walking, sightseeing and dining out.
    On entering the Annex there is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, small oven and hob, kettle and toaster with pans, crockery, glasses and utensils. The annex also contains your own bathroom with shower, bath and toilet. Towels will also be supplied and small bottle of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer. The main room for sleeping contains a bed . There is a dining table and two chairs. A 4K 50 inch remote control television with Netflix and Amazon, the wifi password will be in the room on arrival also to be found in the welcome pack. On your arrival there will be milk, eggs, butter, bread, water, biscuits and fruits. The spacious annex is great for couples who would like to explore Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset or an individual that is on business in the area and wants a self contained area to stay in. Check in time after 2pm Check out at 11am Further instructions and informations can be found in the welcome pack.
  • Ester’s annexe was perfect for a short stay for my husband and I, with a lovely spacious, really nicely presented main room including comfy bed, sofa and TV with Netflix and Prime. Lovely, spotless bathroom en-suite (only thing I would say to be aware of is that the partition wall doesn’t quite go fully to the ceiling so not 100% private, but fine for us). Also a small en-suite kitchen, perfect for breakfasts and simple dinners (not much preparation space). Would definitely stay again!

    Zoe2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at this beautiful annex! Everything was perfect - it was so peaceful and we had everything we needed! Would highly recommend!

    Aniqa2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Ester and Kingsley’s annex was a lovely spot to explore both Dorset and Bath from. After a day out and about it was great to know we were coming back to such a comfy and relaxing spot. The annex felt cosy and spacious at the same time. In addition we appreciated having somewhere safe to keep our bikes the days we weren’t riding. We look forward to returning to explore more of Dorset.

    Rachel2019-10-23T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to use as a base for touring round area. Amenities were good and made to feel very welcome.

    Deborah2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place for a relaxing weekend getaway... the house has everything needed with excellent decor ..very private Host very hospitable would definitely stay there again . Thank u Esther

    Fred2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • The annex is spacious, nicely decorated, in lovely quiet area within a walking distance to shops and restaurants. The bed is very comfortable, kitchen is well equipped and garden in peaceful and pretty. Ester has even supplied us with some essential for breakfast. We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend the place for anyone looking for chilled, relaxing break

    Paulina2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely place and Ester was really friendly. Would definitely stay again when in the area!

    Seona2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent accommodation. Clean, light and spacious with lots of personal touches. Good location too.

    Lorna2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Modern ground floor annexe adjacent to host's home on the edge of countryside, and within a short walk of town centre amenities. It's ideal for couples looking for a relaxing break, or as a quick stop-over. Based in a quiet residential area, it's very safe for lone travellers.
    Number Nine is a fully self-contained modern ground floor level annex. It's perfect for short breaks and holidays, being on the edge of countryside, a 15 minute level walk to the town centre, and just a hour's drive to the coast. The fully equipped kitchen features a double oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Basic supplies are provided (tea, coffee, sugar milk) to start you off. Egyptian cotton bedlinen is provided for the kingsize bed, together with towels and robes. The comfortable sitting room has a TV, dining area and free wi-fi is available.
    Number Nine is ideally placed for a level stroll into the historic town centre. It also has country footpaths just 5 minutes from the front door, and the closest pub is just 7 minutes away. A little further in the town centre we have several more pubs, a wide range of restaurants and cafes, and Tesco's Supermarket.
  • This place is sparkling clean and very very comfortable.. it has everything you can possibly think of. You will not be disappointed we can highly recommend.

    Lesley2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Have been back a fews time it's always great.

    Anne2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • If you’re looking for a perfect place to stay in a superb location then look no further than The Annex in Shaftesbury. Ruth and Dennis have equipped The Annex to an extremely high standard. It was a pleasure to come home after a day’s exploring and relax in the comfortable, quiet and spacious accommodation. They provided milk , tea, coffee and biscuits to get us started .. and a beautifully wrapped box of chocolates for my birthday. A lovely touch! The Annex is an easy walk into Shaftesbury with its famous Gold Hill. Check out the Shaftesbury Arts Centre for a variety of entertainment. Only a short drive is Sherborne... what a town! ... and of course the Dorset coast. We will certainly visit again. Thank you Ruth and Dennis.

    Sue2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully clean, warm and modern annex, more spacious than expected and with everything we needed for self-catering for several days' holiday.

    Margaret2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location. Very quiet area. Extremely well kitted out annex.

    Vivienne2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Here’s one of the best Airbandb’s around . Not too far to walk into Shaftesbury and a relaxing place to stay . Good guidebook . Felt calming .

    John2019-06-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fab place, great location, everything you could wish for.

    Kathy2019-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely time at Ruth's annex. It's a great place, even better than the pictures! Amazing base to explore Dorset.

    Lynette2019-05-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Peaceful large family home in Gillingham Dorset, close to the train station, shops and supermarkets. South facing rear garden with BBQ. Use of garage for storing bikes.
    A small double bed in a very clean and tidy room. Room a large built in wardrobe. TV with Netflix.
    King John road backs on to a green flag area by the river.
  • A very friendly couple , spotlessly clean property in a modern style house. Everything what we needed for a overnight break and walking distance to where we had to go. Would definitely recommend. Thankyou

    Lee2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely place to stay overnight, can't fault at all. Would 10/10 stay again

    Angela2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Would definitely recommend- the check in was so easy and James’ house is very clean and tidy

    Bevan2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice place in a quiet street. Comfy bed and friendly hosts. Not too much going on in the village itself, but Shaftesbury is very close and has everything from pubs and restaurants to a big supermarket.

    Pol2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • James's house is a clean, quiet and pleasant place to stay. The bed had a reasonably firm and very comfortable mattress, just how I like it, so I had a good night's sleep, and James couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

    Jonathan2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • James was a lovely host. We had a great stay.

    Bonnie2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as described. Convenient to supermarkets. Clean and a nice welcome

    Alan2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • James is a brilliant host, kind, caring & very accommodating. Jame's home is very clean tidy, warm & is nicely located approximately five minutes walk from both the train station & the town centre. Shaftesbury is approximately 8 minutes drive up the hill & there is a limited bus service during the week. I would strongly recommend anyone to stay at Jame's. he's a wonderful person & his home is perfect.

    Audley2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Wincanton 3-bed house off the high street with easy transport links. Stay in a comfortable 1st or 2nd floor room in a 130-year old stone and brick house in the Somerset town of Wincanton. Light breakfast, tea and coffee is included. Located at the top of the high street and a few doors away from its thatched pub 'Uncle Tom'. Wincanton is of course known of its Horse racing. Shop local and use the fantastic deli and cafes. Don't forget to visit the famous Terry Pratchet Discworld store!
    Lovely double rooms in the front of the house on the first or second floor. Tea & coffee always available. Please note the bathroom is on the second floor. Check in times can be flexible.
    Wincanton is near the boundary of omerset/Wiltshire/Dorset and there is loads of interesting things to do nearby in all counties. Wincanton Racecourse – Check internet for fixtures. Lovely garden centre nearby. Bring your National Trust and English Heritage cards as there is lots to do, the closest ones are Alfred’s Tower, Stourhead House and Gardens, plus some fantastic cycles or walks to the Iron age hillfort on White Sheet Downs for the energetic (you can drive up the lane beside the Red Lion Pub to the top). Salisbury is a great town for a visit. Iconic cathedral, amazing shops and restaurants. Sherbourne is a lovely small town with interesting shops and a pretty church. There is a castle to visit nearby and a great garden centre. Plenty of Dorset teashops and bakeries. There is a famous Dorset apple cake, delicious with cream. Shaftsbury is another local town with lots of independent and is famous for Gold Hill – if you remember the Hovis ad and the steep hill! Bypassing the lovely village of Bruton, Castle Cary is another small town with lots going on, including a small local food market on a Tuesday morning, and is on the way to the county town Shepton Mallet. If you are heading this way, consider a visit to Wells (Wookey Hole) or Glastonbury and the Tor! Also this way, for the shopaholics, is Clarks Shopping Village in Street. Sparkford is the location of the famous Haynes Motor collection. Lots of shiny old cars. Keep going West along the A303 and to the south there is the Fleet Air Arm museum and additionally, a great cluster of National Trust properties all worth a look. Further afield, to the North you have Bath, Bristol and the Mendip hills. To the south there is Dorchester, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic South Coast. Avebury and Stonehenge is on the way back towards London and is a nice diversion on the way home if you are going that way.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Somerset, England, United Kingdom

    The Retreat is a one bedroom self-contained, peaceful, comfortable and well furnished annex apartment to the ground floor of a large house, located in Donhead St Andrew on the Wiltshire and Dorset border. The property is 4 Miles from Shaftesbury, and 16 miles from the world famous cathedral city of Salisbury.
  • Louis was a great host. The place was well furnished and in a great location. Highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

    Matthew2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely flat, very clean and all appliances that you would need. Lovely courtyard garden and peaceful environment.

    Sonia2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Louis is very helpful and met us on arrival. The Retreat was very clean and comfortable and is well located for Shaftesbury and the Wiltshire villages. Very much enjoyed our stay

    Peter2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place, as other have said- don't underestimate the steps. Getting your stuff down is easy but dragging it back up again was more difficult. Nice to have an oven and washing machine to use should we of needed too and a fridge! Fully read the directions from Louis, took us about 4 attempts going up and down the road continually turning around to find the turning. The image on Google maps is a lie haha other than that absolutely beautiful!!

    Ruby2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • The Retreat was a perfect find for us as a base to explore the area a little on a short break. Louis was a very welcoming host and his set up has been very thoughtfully put together, providing home from home comforts. We certainly hope to return again!

    David2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • What’s a place, where to start... Louis welcomed us in person and showed us the accommodation, the communication was perfect from the start to the end. You’ll be amazed by the driveway and the garden, and nothing can beat the view!!! We’ve enjoyed our stay so much, the cat Jess and the dog Dora have shown us the best hospitality in Dorset!! We enjoyed playing with them before going for our adventure! The location is perfect if you want to explore Dorset and Wiltshire! There are a few lovely pubs around, we have tried The Grove Arms where they do yummy food in big portions! The accommodation itself is clean and comfortable, Louis even provided a welcome pack! Thank you Louis for our lovely stay!! Highly recommended this place to anyone who would like to explore the beautiful surroundings!!

    Mathew2019-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Well appointed self contained accomodation. Beautifully clean and lovely garden to enjoy.

    Rebecca2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was our first Airbnb experience! We were impressed. Spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need and a lovely welcome pack. There are a few steps to apartment but they're not too steep and there are handrails. The little courtyard off the bedroom is cute and when the sun is shining it's lovely to sit there with a cuppa! Louis's garden is very pretty with beautiful views. Ah and Louis's little dog is very sweet and incredibly well behaved.

    Jan2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

    This luxury one bedroom cottage is an ideal bolthole if you need to self isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. There is no passing traffic on Gold Hill so it is very quiet and peaceful and you are within 10 minutes walk of a large Tesco supermarket. We no longer meet and greet guests and we can arrange a weekly delivery of clean bed linen and towels. There are lovely walks from your door for your daily exercise.
    The Cobbles in a perfectly proportioned one bedroom cottage that was completely refurbished in 2018. Can sleep up to 3 guests. It features: Downstairs: - Light and airy open plan living room downstairs with log burner, dining table for 3, sofa and 43" smart TV. - Open plan bespoke Neptune kitchen with oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine - Bathroom with luxury walk-in rain shower, towel warmer, fluffy white luxury towels and complimentary toiletries - Utility cupboard with washing machine and laundry items - Private garden to the rear with two terraces, one close to the cottage for dining and one at the end for lounging with comfy outdoor sofa and chairs - Underfloor heating beneath the limestone floor Upstairs: - Open plan bedroom with hand painted king size bed and luxury vi-spring mattress, crisp white cotton bed linen, 32" smart TV, dormer windows with views onto the garden and rolling hills to the south - Space to add an additional fold out single guest bed with deep pocket sprung mattress - Original lime washed beams, oak floor and coir rugs Guest access You'll have full access to the cottage and garden. You can make yourself at home and just relax. Other things to note - High speed wifi is available in the house and garden - Linen and towels are all provided - Logs are provided for the wood burner - One well behaved dog is allowed on a request basis
    Shaftesbury is a typical Dorset hilltop market town and is surrounded by open countryside and stunning views.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Large bedroom king bed & big shower room, airy hall, Kitchen / Living space with daybed - sleeps a 3rd (book for 3 guests for daybed bedding). Workspace. French doors to private patio. South facing onto a small field. Central for North Dorset. Easy access to main road, shopping and restaurants. Rural - expect some farm sounds. Independant accommodation / hosts on site. Self catering: hob, grill & micro. Book in advance to ensure it is heated in winter.
    Recentlly fully renovated and fitted out. Laminate floors. Designed for independant living. Large bed / living space. Kitchen /Dining / Living space with an extra daybed for a 3rd person. (Book for 3 for daybed bedding) Generous shower room. Large patio with deck. Parking adjacent. Linen, Towels & extra Throws provided. Economy 7 heating supplemented by oil radiators.
    Rural setting 2,5 miles out of Shaftesbury & Gold Hill. Easy access on the A30. Duncliffe Wood is close by for walks. Footpaths close by. Neighbouring a farm and 5 other homes in the vicinity.
  • Wonderful property, clean, with all amenities you could need, better than the local hotels we looked at and for a fraction of the price.

    Beth2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect, as described

    Martin2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent service and support given. Highly recommended. Will certainly be back

    CJ2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • We enquired about Pierre's place on the morning of the day we needed to stay which as the night before New Year's Eve as our plans had changed last minute. He responded very quickly and was happy to accommodate us at such short notice. The apartment was as described - comfortable and clean. It was exactly what we needed and Pierre was a great host.

    Stephanie2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice and clean apartment! great communication!

    Konrad2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Truly such a wonderful place to stay, all details taken care of for a comfortable stay. A lot of privacy and space.

    Matthew2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • It was hard to leave the place, so cozy & comfortable. Very nice location, homely, spacious , spotless. Will definitely come back. Pierre, you are amazing !, covering all details for a Happy stay. Thank you

    Matthew2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great host thanks for a great overnight stay

    Caroline2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

    The Old Bank B&B is a comfortable pretty 18th century house in the centre of the attractive village of Marnhull near Shaftesbury in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. Dog and child friendly with secure garden. Marnhull is an excellent centre to explore countryside and coast. Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury are all within 45 minutes. The perfect location for walking and cycling (lock-up available). Breakfast in the country kitchen or, on sunny days, in the courtyard leading to cottage garden.
    Three bedrooms in total: We have two double rooms (one available as a twin), and a family suite comprising a double room and adjacent twin room. They are also available for single occupancy. Our bedrooms are pretty, country-style rooms, with tea and coffee trays. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast of local eggs, bacon and mushrooms and home grown tomatoes. Or a continental breakfast with cereals, toast or croissants, homemade jam, local honey, yogurt, cafetiere coffee, tea & fruit juices. Marnhull has two pubs, a chemist and post office/village shop with a cash machine and fresh food. National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens are close by as are the historic hill forts of Hambledon Hill, Hod Hill and Maiden Castle. Walking, cycling holidays are popular in Dorset and our B&B has facilities to lock-up cycles and to dry clothes.
    Marnhull is a friendly village in the heart of Hardy country. Country walks and cycling with beautiful views and the perfect location for families. It is an excellent centre from which to explore the countryside, the coast and the ancient towns of Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury. National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens are close by, as are the historic hill forts of Hambledon Hill, Hod Hill and Maiden Castle. Marnhull is Tess's village, which Thomas Hardy named Marlott in Tess of the d'Urbervilles. There are two local pubs, The Blackmore Vale, (a free house) which Thomas Hardy called "Rollivers' and the other, The Crown - or 'The Pure Drop Inn' (both feature in Tess of the d'Urbervilles). There are also many events which attract visitors ranging from Food Festivals to Air Shows and the famous Dorset Steam Fair nearby.
  • Lovely house. Sarah is friendly and accommodating, making you feel at home.

    Saffron2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for a charming place to stay in a village at the heart of the peaceful countryside look no further, this is the spot for you. A lovely personality, Sarah is a wonderfully kind and considerate host, someone who clearly enjoys meeting new people, and goes that extra mile to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction. The accommodations are delightfully cosy in a warm, beautifully decorated charming cottage - with quite a fascinating history of its own, incidentally(!); the bed super comfy, the dog friendly atmosphere relaxing & congenial. Indeed, I can wholeheartedly recommend her home to fellow visitors looking for somewhere quiet to unwind, and happily anticipate staying at her place again on my next trip to Hardy country.

    Ellie2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Marnhull, England, United Kingdom

    Our place is close to Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Gillingham (mainline station). You’ll love our place because of the views. We are on edge of village overlooking farmland, in a very peaceful, rural setting in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. Plenty of scenic walks and Fishing Lakes are within 1 mile. Several pubs to wine, dine and relax in within 2 miles. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, and families (with kids). with ample parking. Travel cot available.
  • Great stay. Lovely thoughtful touches. Comfortable beds. Great for families with little ones. All on one level. Our daughter loved having bunk beds. We would definitely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Lucy2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • An excellent place to stay for our pre-Christmas meet up and shopping trip. Easy to park car at Gillingham and take the train to Salisbury. Welcoming and friendly hosts who obviously care a lot about their property and their guests. The annexe was very private and quiet. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed plus more. It was lovely to have supplies for our arrival and breakfast - tea, coffee milk, butter, eggs, cereal, bread and fruit..... and of course the delicious Dorset apple cake - very welcome after a long journey! Thank you for your hospitality - would love to return in the summer!

    Dawn2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • The acorns was lovely, cosy and very homey. I’ve never stayed at an air bnb that had such a well equipped kitchen! I really enjoyed my stay!

    Laura2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Peter and Ann are very nice couple. The place is at a peaceful village. Peter and Ann are very considerate, they provided homemade apple cake, fruits, milk, cereals, etc. It is just like your own home, there is everything you want to use for your own cooking, of course, you should buy your own food. I will come back again if we revisit that area around.

    Jiankang2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Super clean, tidy, very comfy and amazing value. Lovely touches, like breakfast supplies, which were much appreciated. Great, peaceful location and friendly, helpful hosts.

    Louise2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • 2nd time at this lovely little annexe which is very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Very quiet. Ann and Peter are very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast supplies very much appreciated. Nice country pubs nearby. Perfect for getting away from it all. We will return again. Rachel, Sam, Emily and Joe.

    Rachel2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Ann and Peter were very friendly when they greeted us as we arrived. They showed us where everything was and had made some delicious Dorset apple cake as an extra special treat. It was very welcome after a 6 and a half hour journey! The accommodation was clean, warm, a lovely light space. We had everything you might need and some great provisions for breakfast the next morning. The area was very quiet and peaceful. The shower was good and the towels were big (always a plus plus point with my husband!) The main bedroom had plenty of space and the bunkbeds room was small but enough for somewhere to sleep. Beds were very comfy. The lounge and dining area was lovely and spacious, looking out onto decking and open fields. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Karen2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • I have stayed at a few places now and this is has got to be the best we have stayed at. The hospitality was brilliant- Ann and Peter welcomed us and we loved the fact that milk, bread, eggs, butter, orange juice was provided and bananas which I had ran out off and my kids have bananas every morning so that was perfect for us. The Dorset Apple cake was sooo delicious. The place it self was fantastic- and the garden was beautiful. We will happily return

    Fatima2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Moorside, England, United Kingdom

    A charming village country cottage bed and breakfast near Shaftesbury with 3 ensuite rooms and a warm welcome. Cosy shepherd hut with woodburner and firepit with easy access bathroom. Beautiful garden, pets and children welcome, and suitable for less able. Delicious breakfasts & perfect for sightseeing & walking in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
    Lawn Cottage is a charming 18th Century cottage in the quiet village of Stour Row, a couple of miles outside Shaftesbury. Set in a delightful English cottage garden looking out over the fields and you can walk from the garden up to Duncliffe Wood . The pretty en-suite bedrooms have their own access, which makes it suitable for the less-able. Guests also have access to the country kitchen, dining room and sitting room. In summer and warm weather breakfast can be served on the terrace under the climbing roses, or relax in one of the hammocks or in a chair in the pretty garden.
    Shaftesbury is a charming market town perched on the highest hill in Dorset. Filled with lovely little shops, a weekend antiques market, a couple of delis, some old fashioned pubs, and some excellent little restaurants. The 12th Century abbey, with its February Snowdrop festival, is worth a visit and for Tess of the d'Urbevilles enthusiasts the Thomas Hardy Trail that leads from the centre of Shaftesbury to his cottage (past the front door of Lawn Cottage). The cottage sits in the Blackmore Vale, one of the prettiest parts of Dorset, and is filled with wonderful, peaceful walks - including a good walk from the backdoor up to the top of Duncliffe Hill where you can see for miles around. Not far away are several beautiful National Trust sites including: the flowery expanse of Fontmell and Melbury Downs and the Iron Age fort at Hambledon Hill. For something a little more cultured, the Palladian splendour of Stourhead is just eight miles away.
  • Great host and i recommend this B&B to all, great clean room and a hearty breakfast.

    Russell2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent in all aspects June was a great host.

    Russell2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • The beauty of Dorset's landscapes, the charm of Shaftesbury, the authenticity of the cottage, the quality of the offer and the host's warmth are the perfect ingredients for a delightful rural B&B experience.

    Frank2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • This is one of the very best BNB stopovers I have had; wonderful, courteous hospitality and a gorgeous room/ shepherd’s hut. Very restful, quiet, clean, warm space with a proper BNB breakfast that started the day perfectly. Much recommended.

    Justin2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic stay I had. Everywhere was spotless, the bed was very comfortable and June cooked a lovely breakfast. Thank you so much, I will be back.

    Mark2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • June is a lovely host with many good advices and a wonderful little cottage. We had a really good time and felt very welcome.

    Matthias2019-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • June is definitely a super host - it was like staying the week-end with a friend. She achieves a wonderful combination of efficient professionalism and exceptional personal attention. She was very helpful with local information and on our first evening even offered to cook supper for us if we were too late to eat in the pub. The house is very pretty and in beautiful countryside, with a comfortable bedroom and a nice bathroom with lovely thick white towels. Breakfast was delicious, and served in a delightful room. If our dog could write a review he would say what a great time he had too - a garden and a big field to run around in with his new friend Lottie. To summarise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and highly recommend Lawn Cottage.

    Jocelyn2019-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • June is a very wellcoming host. We had a lovely stay at her house. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Albert Páll2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

    Little Lodge is our beautiful new designer Pinewood Lodge with its amazing Eco-Friendly Living Roof of shrubs that will adapt and change colours through the seasons. This lodge is all on one level and access is via the Decking which has a wide ramp rather than steps for easy accessibility for those less-mobile.
    Little Lodge is our beautiful new Pinewood Lodge with its amazing Eco Friendly, living roof of shrubs changing there colours throughout the seasons. It is positioned overlooking the Green, which is a large exclusive area of just five luxury Lodges and is adjacent to twenty five acres of meadows with a spring water lake, home to all manor of wildlife, ducklings, Canada geese, & Swans. Guest are free to walk, jog or just relax and picnic by the lake. The Lodge comprises of one good size room with one 6ft wide (super king) bed or two 3ft single beds ( please specify your requirements when booking). There is a wall mounted TV, a small seating area with a coffee table, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities ( please note this accommodation does not include a kitchen). The ensuite wet room consists of a good size walk in shower, wash basin and toilet. There is a large sundeck with seating and tables. We have a selection of 1 to 4 bedroom lodges all located with their own private gardens. Guest access All the Lodges overlook the green, area fro the enjoyment of our lodge guest exclusively. THE ACCESS IS ALL ON ONE LEVEL AND THE DECKING IS ENTERED BY A RAMP.
    Surrounded by Dorset’s picturesque countryside, Little Lodge provides the perfect retreat in which to unwind and escape the stresses and strains of modern life. Our Park is nestled in the Blackmore Vale, just below the historic Saxon hill top town of Shaftesbury. There’s plenty of space to relax, walk and play, with traditional country pubs and contemporary restaurants within easy reach. As well as some Iconic landmarks and hidden Gems.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Situated between Shaftesbury and Sherborne within easy driving distance of many attractions in West Dorset.. All on the ground floor. Living/dining room: With Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, vaulted ceiling and beams. Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, grab rails and toilet. Bedroom 2: With twin beds. Shower room: With shower cubicle, grab rails and toilet. . Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50. . This lovely single storey semi-detached converted barn is located in the village of West Stour, north west Dorset between the quaint market town of Shaftesbury and the abbey town of Sherborne. A perfect holiday location in a popular area. Within easy driving distance are many tourist attractions, Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead stately home and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Days out at Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth and the Famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are recommended. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards. Free WiFi
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    West Stour, near Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

    Grade II listed cottage in Shaftesbury's historic Pump Yard, now a gated courtyard of houses situated in a quiet picturesque road, just two minutes walk from iconic Gold Hill and a five minute walk into town.
    The accommodation consists of a double bedroom with a window overlooking the Pump Yard. There are tea & coffee making facilities within your room. The bathroom with shower is just across the landing. The Pump Yard has a lovely community and a real village feel. The cottage is also just a stone's throw from Ye Olde Two Brewers, a friendly, family-run pub serving excellent food and ales at reasonable prices. I provide a continental breakfast in the dining room which is included in the price. A cooked breakfast (on top of the continental breakfast) is available if booked the evening before and is charged at £6 per person.
    The cottage is just a five minute (uphill!) walk to the top of Gold Hill with its art galleries, museums and St. Peters Church, Park Walk and Shaftesbury Abbey via St. James Park with its stunning views over the Blackmore Vale, along with the pubs, bars, restaurants and shops on Shaftesbury High Street.
  • Sue is such a warm and lovely host. When I first arrived she made me tea and we chatted for a while and she offered some local tips. She also puts out a very nice spread for breakfast. The house is incredibly beautiful and charming. It’s a great base to explore Shaftesbury and the surrounding area. I highly recommend it.

    Alicia2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Sue is a wonderful host, warm, friendly and very welcoming. Sue’s cottage is quaint, comfortable and ideally located for wandering in Shaftesbury and enjoying walks in the local area. Communication from Sue was great prior to our arrival and it really did seem that nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast to set us up for a day of walking and really enjoyed visiting a local art gallery that Sue had suggested & lunch in a nearby pub. It was great to stay with someone who has been a local for a long time and could give us really useful tips for our short stay.

    Adele2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • What a delightful cottage, situated in a historic building, quiet yet close (walking distance) to Gold Hill and town. We loved the cottage decor, ambiance and Sue's art and we had a super stay. Sue is a lovely hostess and with a complimentary continental breakfast included what is not to like! Would definitely recommend Sue's place to anyone.

    Leigh2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Sue offers excellent accommodation and breakfast in a stylish and characterful house. Everything is immaculate and of very high standard. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue’s hospitality or Airbnb.

    Jane2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house, very beautiful, and a friendly host! She was very helpful when we were looking for walks in the local area, and she does a delightful breakfast too! Many thanks

    Laura2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Sue is so lovely and so much fun to be around. Such a great experience!

    Benjamin2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice, albeit short stay, with just about everything I could need on hand, including toiletries, clean towels and a plethora of drinks and nibbles. Sue was an amazing host, and as an ex Shastonion I spent over an hour discussing the local sights and history. I wouldn't hesitate one bit to use her services again.

    Mike2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • We spent one night at Sue's house. The place is picture perfect and really well situated in Shaftesbury. Sue is a welcoming and helpful host and has been fantastic in all aspects of communication (especially when we left something behind!). I would highly recommend for a stay in Shaftesbury!

    Celia2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Quiet coach house with off street garage parking and private courtyard in the centre of Mere. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Accommodation consists of double bedroom, lounge with sofa bed, kitchen, garage and courtyard. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance, Stourhead Gardens 2 miles and Longleat 6 miles, Bath 20 miles, Salisbury 20 miles and Stonehenge 15 miles.
    Lovely little space with log burner and corner bath. Great little get away. Access via garage so very secure and can park in garage if required.
    Mere is a beautiful town work shops, restaurants and cafes to browse. Our little cottage is just off the high street and 5 minutes walking to shops etc
  • Amazing little cottage perfect for a relaxed weekend away. The garage, wood burner and private patio make it feel like a private retreat 🙂

    Elisabete2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • No hassle check in and a beautiful place. Thanks for having us

    Adam2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely stay here. Such a cute little house and we loved the fire place :) would definitely come back Tea and coffee bits there and a few bits like oil and salt and pepper so nice and handy. Co-op and pubs literally 3 minutes walk. Thank you so much

    Yolanda2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Davina and Carl's place in Mere. It is very sweet and comfy and we didn't want to leave! Mere is a great little town with lovely countryside round about and we hope to come back later in the year with more sun and less rain. But when it was stormy outside it was lovely to get cosy with the woodstove and we and our two dogs felt very much at home. Davina and Carl are great hosts: always on hand if needed and very helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Polly2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Smashing, cosy, near all amenities. We loved it

    Polly2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Davina's place is great for couples - the cottage, log burner and location made it the perfect cosy, romantic and relaxing weekend getaway

    Aitana2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A really lovely little cottage, it felt like a proper hideaway, very private and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again!

    Helen2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • A cute and cosy abode in a lovely village.

    Hannah2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mere, England, United Kingdom

    Bill and Fiona converted the barn, which was originally part of the Grosvenor Estate, some twenty years ago. Nestled on the northern slopes of Shaftesbury, it is ideal for a short stay to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Dorset/Wiltshire countryside. The guest room is located on the ground floor and accessed by a private entrance. A parking space is available in the courtyard.
    The guest room has a small area for preparing food with a microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, china, glasses and cutlery. Please note that it does not have a full cooker or washing up facilities. Fiona and Bill are very happy to put these items in their dishwasher for you. Tea and coffee supplied along with complimentary selection of cereals, bread, milk, butter and marmalade. The bathroom has a good sized shower supplied with a selection of toiletries and towels. The king size bed is made by Hypnos and is firm. For those with allergies or who are nervous of animals we do have two large and one small dog. They are in a separate part of the house and are not allowed in the guest room or the courtyard. They may however bark on your arrival as they like to say hello and tell us that you are here!
    Shaftesbury is an Anglo-Saxon hilltop down famous for Gold Hill (where the original Hovis advert was filmed), there is also the ruins of an abbey founded by Alfred the Great and a small museum, along with a good selection of cafes. Nearby is Stourhead (National Trust), Wardour Castle (English Heritage) and other places of interest.
  • Excellent and very much recommended, great location, great hosts.

    Garry And Liz2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Hugely helpful host. Room was warm, clean & v comfortable.

    Ettie2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • You will be made to feel very welcome and Fiona was very helpful with the local area, and it's very comfortable and quiet in a great location too

    Suzanne2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona's place is truly wonderful. My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and it was a spotlessly clean, beautifully designed space. The bed is super comfy and everything you could possibly need is provided, including bread, butter, jam and cereals and milk and plenty of tea and coffee. There is a lovely kitchen area behind cabinet doors which includes a kettle, toaste, microwave and fridge which was more than adequate. The guest suite is attached to Fiona's barn, about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Shaftesbury in a lovely quiet spot. Fiona was very responsive to all our enquiries and very flexible with check in times and even was kind enough to drop us to the train station on our departure day. Thank you Fiona for such a wonderful restful couple of days away!

    Lisa2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful room with everything that you need including kettle, fridge and microwave with a selection of teas,coffee and breakfast foods. Fiona and her husband were very charming. Thoroughly recommend a stay.

    Lesley2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Attention to detail and a genuinely welcoming host. Parking space was right outside the airbnb, which was such a relief. Appreciated the fresh local bread and well stocked fridge. It was lovely to return home to warm radiators, when the weather turned suddenly cold. A very special stay for me and my daughter.

    Tracy2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Fiona and Bill went much further than the 'extra mile' to accommodate my elderly parents - the room is easy access for a wheelchair user and the 2 night stay went really well and they both felt relaxed and comfortable. Definitely 5 stars in all categories !

    Katie2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place! It’s spacious and has loads of character, and has to be one of the nicest places I stayed using Air B&B. The Hosts are very friendly and helpful. The addition of breakfast items is a real bonus, as is also the good WiFi signal. Plus there is a small garden area and parking on site too. The shower was great and the bed very comfortable. Thoroughly recommending this place to anyone needing a stylish place to stay when visiting Dorset.

    Mike2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    A lovely new built self contained annex in a quiet sought after location that has a bedroom with small double bed, en suite which has a walk in shower, toilet and sink, and open planned lounge and small kitchenette It also has its own garden laid half to lawn and half patio and over looks the fields which can be walked in. It’s walking distance into the the town and train station and lovely walks on the doorstop or further afield. There is space for a travel cot if you have a baby
    Gillingham is ten minutes from Shaftesbury and an hour from bath and Salisbury and 30mins from Yeovil. There are local national trust places to visit like stour head gardens, and pubs and cafes for your convenience and walking distance. The annex is ideal for cycling and walking holidays/trips or for work stays or visiting friends or family
    We live on a small estate on the edge of Gillingham which is very quiet and very friendly
  • Christine is a great host and offers great value for money in her lovely accommodation

    Rona2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A very well equipped and discreet space, with convenient access and a comfortable bed and sitting room. Christine was a very good communicator and we enjoyed our stay

    John2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay and great hospitality. X

    Natalie2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect escape for a couple in North Dorset. The accomodation is very private and beautifully decorated and clean. Christine was a fantastic host and was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this little gem.

    Lyn2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely little spot - peaceful and comfortable in a very pretty area with everything we needed for our stay. Reviews and write up were accurate and so everything was as expected, if not a little better. Christine is the perfect host - warm and welcoming as well as responsive but gave us our space once we were settled in. I would certainly stay again!

    Alli2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay at Christine’s place, it was in a great location for a nearby wedding we were attending. Christine helped with some local recommendations for our transport to the venue. The house was comfortable with just what we needed for the couple of nights we stayed. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!

    Martin2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Couldn’t fault the room, suited our needs exactly. Thanks

    Scott2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • We had a lovely stay. It was quiet and comfortable and Christine was very thoughtful. We’ll definitely rebook :)

    Lisa2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    England, England, United Kingdom

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