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Self-Catering Shaftesbury

Majestic Pet-Friendly Cottage in Shaftesbury, Dorset

From: €337 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Majestic Pet-Friendly Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, two miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom and can sleep up to six people. Inside, also find a kitchen and a sitting room with single fold-up bed and dining area. Outside, guests have off-road parking and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. Majestic enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. for Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale.

Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset with views in all directions. The coast at Poole, Bournemouth and Lyme Regis are all less than 20 miles away making this area perfect for families.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fitted stairgate. Lockable off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front patio garden with furniture. Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Five well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys. The owner has dogs. Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor. Note: This property is adjacent to the A30, some road noise may be heard. Note: 7 night bookings must start on a Friday

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Paul W
September 2020
So much to tell you.. We were so lucky to find a place which will accept 4 dogs as we had a last-minute cancellation happen to us from elsewhere, so our options were very limited, but this cottage came up and was just perfect! Rich and Shell are great hosts, so lovely, helpful in fact they are inspirational people. The cottage itself was comfortable and very clean, and we had a welcome pack on arrival which included dog treats for all our dogs. We needn’t have gone shopping until the next day as we had traveled light as we only have a small car. When we always go to new places there is always a slight sense of trepidation, as our Dogs are well behaved but will bark if anyone come too close or they hear other dogs. We were put at our ease by the comments of the hosts as they are basically not going to disturb anyone as the garage opposite is the only place that might hear them and the hosts who have their rescued dogs to. The reality was only once or twice a day did they have a bark so nothing to worry about. The place was more like ‘Doggie heaven’ as far as our dogs were concerned. They had their enclosed private garden to play in and an odd friend or 2 next door we all chilled out. Yes, the property is next to a main road, but the same is true of our home, so there is a little road traffic noise so what. Its more noticeable if the windows open and yes there is occasional throughout the night, if you happen to be awake, but nothing exceptional. However, the dogs and us slept well, perhaps it was the extra dog walking and traveling as the cottage is well-placed for touring the area. We enjoyed trips out to the coast so the Dogs could run along the beach for 2 of them for their very first time. There were also some beautiful local woodland walks nearby and yes one of them found the only muddy patch and lied in it. We all had a fantastic break and are re-booking as soon as we can which sadly will be 2022. We would have stayed another week if we could, but work and they had another booking immediately after us, made it a no. One of the few holidays when we weren’t glad to be back home again. We will be back and stay again and again and again, as there are so many things to do in the commutable area both near and withing an hour and a half’s drive. For genuine real dog people book with confidence.
Mr Williamson, September 2020
September 2020
Just returned from a lovely week away with my parents and 4 doggies.. We traveled far to find somewhere that would take our dogs as options where limited but the cottage felt like a home away from home. Greeted by the lovely hosts who respected privacy but allowed their warm presence to be their which we enjoyed. Lovely care package when arrived and a gift for our dogs when we left. We spent a lot of time exploring Dorset and recommend West Bay especially!! The pub down the road called the kings arms does the most amazing food. Nail salon ‘Sky Nails’ saved the day in gillingham and highly recommend for a little pamper. The cottage also had horses, Shetland ponies and donkeys on site which we enjoyed feeding carrots to on the occasional evening which was a brilliant bonus. Overall, one of the best UK breaks I have been on and a lot of that was down to the lovely cottage and owners. Thankyou for having us. We are forever grateful for this remarkable holiday and the doggies send a smooch.
Miss Leggett, September 2020
August 2020
I have complained about this property officially and have had no constructive communication from yourselves.. The people at this property were lovely but the place did not live up to expectations as it was not clean and smelt terribly!! We only stayed two nights, after contacting yourselves and speaking to the owners and have been offered no compensation. In fact we had to spend more money to stay somewhere so our holiday was not totally ruined! I feel some compensation is the least that could be offered!!!
Mrs Brazier, August 2020
December 2019
Great little cottage in easy reach of local shops.. A great base for a good holiday. The host are very welcoming and helpful. We rented this cottage over Christmas and the place was decorated for us by the owners which was a lovely surprise. The welcome pack for us humans and also for the dogs was gratefully appreciated. Highly recommend this place to anyone with pets looking for a holiday in Dorset
Ms Barratt
June 2019
The couple who let this pretty little cottage live next door and are a lovely, friendly couple who made us feel very welcome.. They were so helpful in recommending places to visit and places to eat and all were spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here and would recommend to anyone looking for a great base in Dorset.
Mrs Russell
September 2018
The holiday started brilliantly with a very warm welcome from our host's Rich and Shell.. The cottage itself was comfortable and very clean, and we had a welcome pack on arrival which included dog treats for our little dog Poppy , which was a nice touch. It was a good location situated on a donkey sanctuary which Rich and Shell ran, and the donkeys were so cute. The only draw back was the cottage was located on a busy road, but again great for touring and easy to find. Lots of nice doggy walks locally so good walking boots came in handy. All in all a very restful and chilled little break , all batteries well and truly charged.
Debbie F
July 2018
Our third time here its great Chell & Rich are ace and have become real good friends our 2 dogs loved it with plenty of walks around the area and great location for a base to get to the coast.
Debbie F
July 2018
The owners were very nice and made us welcome suggested dog walks and places to visit.. The weather was really good very hot the dogs enjoyed it as well!
May 2018
If you don't mind an extremely noisy road If you don't mind extremely yappy/barking dogs 24/7 If you don't mind been unable to utilise all facilities!!!
Mrs Corbett
May 2018
We loved the fact that we could take 3 dogs to the property and that it was spotless and well-placed for touring - not always easy to find this combination! The owners were so hospitable and went out of their way to make this a fabulous break. They suggested some beautiful woodland walks and interesting places to visit. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.
May 2018
We had absolutely brilliant sunny week at Majestic cottage.. The owners couldn't be more helpful and kind. Everything was perfect, cottage was clean and very warm even we were there in the middle of the February. Lovely garden and fields full of horses and donkeys. The location of the cottage is perfect to visit Stonehenge, Old Wardor Castle, Westbury White Horse, Osmington White Horse, Durdle Door, Avebury, Ladram Bay and Charmouth Beach for fossil hunting, Kimmeridge Bay etc. We definitely would love to come again. Thank you! S&J
Sylva M
February 2018
We had absolutely brilliant sunny week at Majestic cottage. The owners couldn't be more helpful and kind. We felt very welcome there. Everything was perfect, cottage was clean and very warm even we were there in the middle of the February. Lovely garden and fields full of horses and donkeys. The location of the cottage is perfect to visit Stonehenge, Old Wardor Castle, Westbury White Horse, Osmington White Horse, Durdle Door, Avebury, Ladram Bay and Charmouth Beach for fossil hunting, Kimmeridge Bay etc. We definitely would love to come again. Thank you! S&J
Steve T
January 2018
Majestic cottage is a charming, warm, pretty cottage.. The owners Rich and Michelle go that xtra mile to ensure everything is as it should be. We have had a wonderful week here with our three dogs, it’s been very relaxing and enjoyable and just loved Sherborne and Shaftsbury, not sure I would walk down and up Gold Hill again it’s so steep (this is where the hovis commercial and two Ronnie sketch was filmed). Just loved meeting Rich and Michelle and their Dogs, Donkeys and ponies, such lovely people made us feel so at home.
December 2017
found the place clean,tidy and in good condition everything worked and the reception on arrival was wonderful. A good place to stay. Cant relate to the previous review .
Mr Keegan
November 2017
A wonderful 2 week break in a spacious but cosy and clean cottage.. The location is really convenient for getting to different places. The owners were amazing and just as much made the holiday as the other fun things we did. I’ve stayed in a lot of other holiday cottages with work and never felt so welcomed or at home. These guys nailed it on the head in every way, we will definitely be going back to this lovely little small holding. The Christmas lights went up during our stay and it looks magical. Well done guys and thank you for a wonderful stay. We will see you soon x
Miss Costen
August 2017
The people who own the cottage are really lovely, very accommodating and caring.. Would definitely visit again.
Mrs Howe
July 2017
The property owners, Michelle and Rich, couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating.. Nothing was too much trouble. Charming hosts !
Mrs Fowkes
June 2017
Rich & Michelle lovely couple had a brilliant welcome.. Couldn't do enough for us. Looking forward to coming again next year.
Jennifer F
May 2017
Disgusting dirty cottage. We spent 2 hours degreasing the kitchen and washing crockery before we could make a cup of tea. The place stank and the beds were dreadful. The bathroom was a hive of filth. We book for a week and stay two nights all going home with bad backs due to the thin mattresses on the beds. They have a lot of animals and the cottage smelt like they over wintered them in there. The noise from the main road traffic is hurendous and the stairs are certainly not child friendly.
Mark W
November 2016
Stayed for a week very relaxing comfortable cottage just outside shaftsbury.the owners shell and rich are very friendly helpful people.the cottage has everything you need well equipped kitchen cosy living room diner two bedrooms nice bathroom with shower over bath.couldn't fault the majestic in any way.thanks shell and rich for a very enjoyable and memorable stay
Mark W
November 2016
Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need.. Shell and rich very friendly and helpful hosts.no complaints what so ever
August 2016
We stayed at the Majestic with our 6 year old daughter in May half-term and we were then joined later in the week by our friends and their 6 year old (and little puppy). The owners Shel and Rich could not be more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage has lovely paddocks at the back where you can sit in the lovely gardens overlooking the ponies and donkeys and watch the sunset. The owners very kindly took the girls out in the paddocks to meet their animals which the girls obviously loved! We were very lucky with the weather and even managed a lovely bbq on the last night which made a perfect end to a lovely week. There is a great pub/restaurant nearby (the Kings Arms in East Stour) which serves excellent (and very reasonably priced) food. We also took a drive out to Sherborne Castle (about 20 min drive away) and had a lovely day there walking around the Castle and the beautiful grounds. We were all sad to say goodbye to the Majestic and to Shel and Rich (and their animals) and the girls (and Bobby the puppy) were all delighted with the little treat they were given as we left. Thank you Shel & Rich!
Ruth C
July 2016
A lovely cottage in a great central location to explore Dorset and the surrounding counties. This cottage is a must for dog owners as the fully enclosed garden lets you relax knowing they'll be safe. The shared garden has a barbecue and seating area so you can spend your evenings relaxing outside. The cottage is clean and very comfortable with everything you should need, however if anything else is required, the owners Shel and Rich are only too happy to help. We will definitely go back.
Mr Mcneiff
November 2015
The owners were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. We particularly appreciated the welcome package on arrival. The property was warm, clean and comfortable. A truly dog friendly holiday. We will definitely be recommending this property to family and friends.
Mr Sear
October 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at the Majestic. The animal loving owners were down to earth, friendly and welcoming. We felt at home from the start, very helpful towards our two dogs. Warm clean and cosy cottage in a lovely setting, highly recommended.
Esin I
April 2015
This beautiful cottage had everything we asked for and we were greeted by the very friendly owners who have been very helpful and attended to our every need. The cottage has beautiful landscape. If we ever need a place to stay in the same area we know where to go.
January 2015
A lovely cottage, the dogs loved it! The owners were lovely people who could not have done more for us - so generous and accommodating! Great for any animal/dog lovers and the ponies and donkeys are gorgeous!
Leanne R
January 2015
We had a lovely stay at the cottge and the dogs loved it too! Great location and the owners were so friendly. They were so accommodating and couldnt do enough for us. The ponies and donkeys are gorgeous too. Highly recommended!
Mrs Isin
December 2014
Lovely owners who were very kind, helpful and friendly. The cottage had everything we needed and was warm cosy on the cold winter days we stayed there. It has beautiful gardens. The owners take on looking after old and homeless donkeys of different breeds, it's a beautiful sight seeing them out in the fields surrounding the cottage.
Mrs Isin
December 2014
We will never forget our stay in this lovely and cosy cottage. We felt at home immediately and enjoyed every moment here. The owners are a lovely, welcoming and very kind couple. We loved the gardens, the donkeys and the whole atmosphere. We feel like we always have a place to come back to.
Mrs Marshment
August 2014
The owners were very warm and inviting. The cottage was beautifully decorated and homely, it was clean and well maintained throughout, the garden both the shared and private were lovely, enclosed and well kept. The donkeys, ponies, horses and fish were a great bonus for my 6 year old grandson. It was situated a short drive away from places such as Monkey World, The Tank Museum, beaches, Poole, Shaftesbury and lots of other places of interest. We were never bored there was always something to do, the owners would suggest things if you needed help deciding. We would will gladly return.
Mr Stocks
August 2014
We had a really good stay in this cottage and were made very welcome by the owners. Nothing was too much trouble and we left with the impression that we had made two more friends. It was particularly nice to be able to make friends with all the animals too. We had guests stay for one night with us in the cottage and it pleased me to note that they in turn received the same warm welcome.
August 2014
The owners were very welcoming and warm. Nothing was too much trouble for them to make our stay perfect. The cottage was nicely decorated, clean and inviting, the amenities were modern. Both the private and shared garden were well maintained. The horses, ponies and donkeys were a treat and my son (6) loved them. It was also a short drive to Monkey World, Poole, Tank Museum, Hawk Conservancy, beaches and many other places of interest. We loved everything about the cottage, owners and location we are already planning our next holiday at the Majestic, we can't wait! The Marshment / Abbott Family
Mr Dean
April 2014
It was a lovely cottage in a beautiful location - really felt away from the stresses and strains of city life. The owners were fantastic - very friendly and helpful and the welcome pack was a great help.
Mr Legg
December 2013
The cottage is very well situated for getting around the area. Cottage was very cosy and warm. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Ms Titheridge
October 2013
The owners were wonderful, kind, thoughtful, generous and helpful. The garden was perfectly dog proof. The cottage was comfortable and clean. The cottage is well situated for enjoying Dorset and all it has to offer.
October 2013
We recieved a very warm welcome, including milk, bread, tea, coffee and other essentials. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners of the cottage (who live adjacent). They were always friendly and welcoming. The owneers have horses, ponies and donkies. They were very friendly and my daughter loved going to see them. this was a lovely base to explore many places within an hours drive. I highly recommend it.
Mr Coupe
September 2013
Great venue, loved it.
Mrs Evans
August 2013
The welcome we had was amazing, the owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. Noting was too much trouble, they were always warm and chatty. An excellent base for exploring a lovely part of the world.
Mrs Funnell
June 2013
We had an amazing time at Majestic and were made to feel so welcome by the owners!! The cottage was perfect with everything we could need - we are already planning our next trip back!
August 2012
The place the cottage is located: you can make a trip to Oxford as well as to the shore. The people are very nice and they have little donkeys and little ponies, that's cute. I liked the marmalade very much!
Dr Wood
July 2012
Lovely friendly owners, couldn't be more helpful!
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