Shaftesbury Holiday Cottage, Dorset, South West England, England

Updown Cottage, Gold Award 5* luxury cottage, Shaftesbury. Stunning views.

Updown Cottage on Gold Hill
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Description of holiday cottage in Shaftesbury, Dorset, South West England

Featured in The Sunday Times' Britain's Top 20 Cottages, Updown Cottage is a home for all seasons... in winter, curl up cosily in front of the woodburning stove surrounded by sumptuously rich fabrics... in summer, soak up the long, light-filled days from the hillside garden, perched above the tiled and thatched roofs of Shaftesbury whilst taking in the views over miles and miles of glorious English countryside.

Retire to bedrooms adorned with crisp, white, Egyptian cotton bed linen piled high with luxurious cushions.

The cottage sleeps 6 in 4 beautifully decorated and furnished bedrooms, complemented by an ensuite shower room, a bathroom and a wet room.

Situated near the top of historic, cobbled Gold Hill, C16th Grade ll listed Updown Cottage abounds with beams and the character which can only come with the passing of over four hundred years.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, No Pets
General: Central heating, Telephone, Internet Access, Hairdryer
Baby grand piano, Wood burning stove
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Double/s, 2 Single/s
Bathrooms: 3 Bathroom/s
1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 3 Wash basin/s, 3 Toilets/s
Lounge: Seating for 8 people
TV, Video, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films, Selection of Music
Dining Area: Seating for 12 people
Personal chef may be recommended
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
Outdoors: Private garden, Terrace, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
Access: Car not essential, Stairs
Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included


Price quoted in £ Sterling

Rates

Period Weekly Weekend per night Midweek per night Minimum Stay
Off season £695.00£150.00£113.00 3 Days
Low season £795.00£183.00£138.00 3 Days
Mid season £995.00£232.00£174.00 3 Days
High season £1,295.00£265.00£199.00 3 Days

Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Deposit/Booking Notes: Please refer to owners' website or contact owners for dates of seasons.
100 deposit with the balance + 100 refundable housekeeping deposit 4 weeks before the start of the booking.
Payment via bank transfer, cheque or credit card.

Location of holiday rental in Shaftesbury, Dorset, South West England

Holiday Type: Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market


Location description

Updown Cottage is perfectly placed for the 'best of both worlds' - looking out on to miles of glorious countryside, it also stands on one of the most famous and photographed hills in England and benefits from being yards from the excellent shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes of Shaftesbury.
Within a short distance there are many National Trust or English Heritage sites to visit - stately homes, castles, abbeys & historic sites such as Stonehenge.
Guests also enjoy walking, attending local music festivals - classical, folk and jazz, trying the wealth of locally produced food & drink, watersports & fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast, flying light aircraft at nearby Compton Abbas airfield, enjoying weddings at the beautiful venues in the area & exploring the whole of the West Country.

Other activities

Music
Food
Flying
Weddings
Shopping
Art galleries
History

Local events

Shaftesbury Food Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Sherborne Festival
Salisbury Festival
Dorset Steam Fair

Tourist attractions

Shaftesbury Abbey
Salisbury
Stonehenge
Bath
Jurassic coast
Wardour Castle
Longleat

Nearest Airport: Bournemouth
Bristol
Heathrow
32miles
47miles
98miles
Nearest Railway Station: Gillingham 4miles
Nearest Ferry Port: Poole 28km
Nearest Bus Station: Shaftesbury 0.1km
Nearest Beach: Poole 28miles
Nearest Pub/Restaurant: The Salt Cellar 0.1miles

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Owner Name: Jane Colston
Property Ref: 00107
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: +44 7710 307202
Owner joined website: 8 September 2008
Property listed since: 8 September 2008
Link to owners website: www.updowncottage.co.uk

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Updown Cottage

Type:

Cottage
Ref: 00107
Sleeps: 6 (4 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: No Pets
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car not essential
Suitability: Not suitable for infirm
Airport: Bournemouth (32miles)
Highlights: Spectacular views
Baby grand piano
Superb restaurants
Rates: from £695.00 pw
Changeover: Friday

Holiday Type

  • Rural
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Town/City
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Gym
  • Zoo
  • Local Market

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