Holiday home Situated in the thriving village of Motcombe, this charming cottage is the perfect base for a family or group of friends wishing to explore this lovely rural area. There's plenty of space at this Motcombe cottage, with a traditional kitchen boasting a delightfully warming AGA, a dining room, a comfortable garden room with French doors and a homely sitting room. The countryside surrounding this Dorset cottage offers an abundance of lovely walking and cycling opportunities, with the nearby town of Shaftesbury providing an excellent range of facilities including an array of fascinating shops and good restaurants, as well as the picturesque Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame. This cottage near Shaftesbury provides an excellent base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire at any time of the year.
Area The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset's Blackmore Vale, just 2 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store and Post Office, with a country pub close by. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (the famous ‘Hovis' advert was filmed here) with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Nearby, a drive through the picturesque Blackmore Vale, dotted with pretty villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside. A treat not to be missed!
Region 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.
Amenities Oil central heating with electric fire. Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Note: Property doesn't accept working bookings.
Please note the owner will make an additional electricity charge for charging electric cars.
Wifi was ony available in on room, and you had to sit still to use it.. Loved the aga
Plenty of space and easy acces
Mr Pincombe, September 2020
They are a lovely couple, very friendly and helpful
If you need to know anything they are very happy to help.. It was a good place to stay, we had a lovely holiday, good for walking and cycling
Mrs Taylor, August 2020
It really is dog friendly and safe lots of flat walks from the door.. Very peaceful location close to the village hub and everyone says hello. True english country side very nice
Mrs Campbell, January 2020
Very helpful owners nothing too much trouble.. Warm welcome received.
Lovely cottage.. Very spacious and we'll equipped. On arrival the owners had left us tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread and butter and 6 eggs which were very much appreciated. Would certainly recommend this cottage.
The hosts were very friendly and welcoming.. The cottage was great. Had a fab time
Excellent cottage.. Well equipped and appointed and in good position for walking. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Really wonderful hosts overly generous but I am not complaining.. Now friends.
We had a very enjoyable week in this cosy comfortable cottage.. It has everything you need for a pleasant stay with ample space The owners Sue and Colin are extremely welcoming and helpful without being intrusive nothing too much trouble. A very nice welcome food parcel was waiting for us. Would highly recommend this cottage.
Colin and Sue, the owners, were very friendly and extremely helpful.. They had left provisions for us, which meant we didn't have to rush out and buy basic essentials. The garden room was an added bonus. We ate our breakfast overlooking the garden every day. We did experience a problem with the wi fi signal, which was very weak and difficult to connect to. I mentioned this to Colin, who is looking into improving the signal. However, it did not spoil our enjoyment in any way.
This is a comfortable and well equipped cottage in a friendly village.. It has a secure garden which is a suntrap.
Good walks for dogs from the doorstep.
Owners Colin and Sue make you feel very welcome.
Lovely owners nice welcome pack great property for our dog nice and secure and plenty of room for him to run around in.. Denis Parker
Wonderful peaceful location.. Cosy cottage - well appointed. Colin and Sue (the owners) the nicest kindest people I have met. I booked a second week because it was all so lovely.
OUR HOSTS WERE EXTREMELY WELCOMMING AND FRIENDLY,A WONDERFUL WELCOME BASKET OF BREAD,MILK,EGGS ,TEA ,COFFEE, SUGAR AND A LOVELY CAKE ON ARRIVAL.. THE GARDEN WAS VERY SECURE SO NO WORRIES ABOUT OUR DOG COMMING AND GOING FREELY. THE COTTAGE WAS VERY CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND SPACIOUS. A VERY FRIENDLY VILLAGE WITH PLENTY OF GOOD DOG WALKS, AND A WELL STOCKED VILLAGE SHOP WITH LOCAL PRODUCE. OUR ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THAT THE WEEK WENT FAR TOO QUICKLY!!! WILL DEFINATELY BE RETURNING.
Lovely property, well maintained, lovely owners who were helpful if required, but kept a low profile..
This was the BEST rental ever! Could not believe how comfortable and roomy it was; there was more than enough room for the five of us - just wonderful. The owners were the most wonderful, sweet hosts ever. Really a lovely village and a huge amount of space - will be returning as soon as possible!
The cottage was clean, well equipped and provided an excellent base for exploring Dorset. The owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
We had a great time in Motcombe Nursery! The cottage really catered for all our family's needs and that of our dog. The garden was very big and safe for the children and the dog. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning!
Mrs Rittenhouse, July 2016
The cottage was clean, well equipped and provided an excellent base for exploring Dorset.. The owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
A pleasant cottage with a lovely outdoor space. There was plenty of room overall and the owners were very helpful.
Mr Clark, July 2015
A pleasant cottage with a lovely outdoor space.. There was plenty of room overall and the owners were very helpful.
Location in an unspoilt area of the UK. Motcombe village walks and the enclosed garden were little gems for dog owners. Property owners had a wonderful welcome pack and nothing was too much trouble during our stay.
Mrs Lawrence, May 2015
Location in an unspoilt area of the UK.. Motcombe village walks and the enclosed garden were little gems for dog owners. Property owners had a wonderful welcome pack and nothing was too much trouble during our stay.
Thank you very much for letting us stay. Real dog friendly place with garden totally secure. Relaxing and comfortable stay.
It was very peaceful, the owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Mr Martin, September 2014
Thank you very much for letting us stay.. Real dog friendly place with garden totally secure. Relaxing and comfortable stay.
Mrs Davies, August 2014
It was very peaceful, the owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome..
The house is larger than it looks on the website with more than enough room for 5 people comfortably. All the essentials are provided including a full spice rack and fresh eggs each day. The hosts are a lovely couple there to help with anything but aren't obtrusive.
Mrs Pointon, August 2014
The house is larger than it looks on the website with more than enough room for 5 people comfortably.. All the essentials are provided including a full spice rack and fresh eggs each day. The hosts are a lovely couple there to help with anything but aren't obtrusive.
Lovely property. The owners were the loveliest most helpful people you could wish for. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Schafer, May 2014
Lovely property.. The owners were the loveliest most helpful people you could wish for. Thoroughly recommended.
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