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Apple Cake Cottage

Shaftesbury (5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • A barn style contemporary cottage with a homely ambience
  • Ideally situated for touring Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire
  • Charming courtyard setting next to the friendly village pub
Property code: 83415

This welcoming property is a great choice for those wishing to explore this picturesque area. There are excellent road links, an enclosed garden, thoughtful decor and local amenities within easy reach.

Ideally located between Shaftesbury and Gillingham and bordering both Wiltshire and Somerset, this is the perfect setting for a holiday spent touring. Gillingham has plenty of local amenities along with a leisure centre and swimming pool. The hilltop town of Shaftesbury is home to the famous Gold Hill and historic Abbey, along with stunning views from park walk. Set within rolling pastureland known as the Blackmore Vale, there are an abundance of routes suitable for walking and riding within this verdant landscape. Accessible attractions include Stourhead, Salisbury Cathedral, The Longleat Estate, Stonehenge and Haynes Motor Museum, the Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle, Dorchester, Weymouth, Monkey World and the Tank Museum.

A shared driveway leads to the entrance into this end of terrace property. Once inside you are met with a welcoming hallway with a useful separate WC and utility space, which includes a washing machine. To the right of the hallway is an inviting lounge with Smart TV and electric fame effect fireplace. Set to the rear of the property overlooking the garden is the kitchen/diner. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Tassimo coffee machine and dishwasher and the dining space with TV just opposite is the ideal spot for leisurely meals. Heading back into the hallway you will find a winding staircase rising to the first floor. There are three bedrooms to choose from, two doubles, one with a Smart TV and an en-suite shower room with WC, plus a charming small double bedroom. A bathroom with shower over bath and WC completes the accommodation.

Heading outside via the kitchen/diner there is a patio with furniture and raised gravel terrace to the rear of the property. (Due to the unenclosed changes of level, care is to be taken with children). To the front of the property there is an off-road parking area for two cars and a further covered off-road parking space within the adjacent car port.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 small double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Tassimo coffee machine and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Smart TV available in the lounge and 1 double bedroom, TV in the kitchen/diner
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and gravel terrace
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Regret no children under 5 years old

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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