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Lounge area with woodburner
Time for Tea
Kitchen area
King-sized bedroom
Shower room with WC
Relax in the sun with a book
View towards rear of property
View towards front of property
Nearby Stourhead
1 / 10  Lounge area with woodburner
2 / 10  Time for Tea
3 / 10  Kitchen area
4 / 10  King-sized bedroom
5 / 10  Shower room with WC
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7 / 10  Relax in the sun with a book
8 / 10  View towards rear of property
9 / 10  View towards front of property
10 / 10  Nearby Stourhead

The Old Shop Bourton

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal getaway for couples in attractive former-village shop
  • Perfect location for visiting Stourhead and Longleat
  • Situated in North Dorset, close to the Wiltshire and Somerset borders with easy access to stunning countryside walks
Property code: 46774

Single-storey former-village shop, with some attractive original features coupled with contemporary styling to create a wonderfully relaxing retreat for two in the Dorset village of Bourton.

With a warming wood burner, exposed brickwork and a private patio, this home is a wonderful destination for a rural, romantic retreat. Nestled in the pretty village of Bourton, 3 miles south of the National Trust’s Stourhead, find plenty to explore close to home and enjoy your peaceful location. Sleeping two, whisk your loved one or a friend away and arrive to a delicious welcome pack, a lovely way to be invited into your home from home and to start your holiday with a treat.

The snug open-plan living space is filled with light and character, making it perfect for spending time in after adventures. Fire up the wood burner to keep the chill at bay or open the patio doors for a refreshing breeze whilst you sit a while on the sofa in front of the Smart TV. Stepping over to the kitchen area you should find all you need to rustle up snacks, throw together picnics and to cook up a three-course feast for a romantic date night. Plate up at the table or head outside and dine alfresco on the pretty, private patio. When it’s time to rest your head and get under the covers, the king-size bedroom is a cosy space with a gorgeous bay window overlooking the front of the home. Rise and shine and enjoy an invigorating shower before heading out to explore both close to home and far and wide. There is ample roadside parking.

A 12-mile trip will take you to Longleat Safari Park where animal friends await and guests of any age will have a great day out. Close by, the National Trust owned Stourhead is well-worth a wander to see the Palladian house and gorgeous grounds. Its world-famous landscape garden is home to a lake, temples and grottoes for you to discover as you stroll the day away. Treat yourselves to a night off form the kitchen and enjoy a meal at the local pub where you can also enjoy a cold pint or two or a glass of bubbly.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with Shower and WC
  • Smart TV  
  • Kitchen: electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Basket of logs supplied with extra available for purchase
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Shop and pub within walking distance, beach within 40 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 10th October 2022

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Comfortable, light and airy, beautifully fitted out, everything you need, inside and outside space.

Reviewed by Nigel 30th September 2022

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Would recommend this cottage and it has everything you need for comfort. A lovely welcome tray of food goodies and flowers. Ideal location for many places of interest. Stourhead only a few minutes away and a beautiful place to spend the day.

Reviewed by Judith 10th September 2022

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ll you could possibly need. The cute little garden with table and chairs was perfect for relaxing meal and drink. It was a very peaceful possition as only a small village, but village did have a petrol station with convenience stoe post office and a very good pub The White Llion . This village is perfect for exploring so many places. As well as a lRead moreovely welcome tray of goodies which was a lovely touch a very useful foulder with lots of great information. Great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 13th August 2022

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Love cottage. Lots to do in the area. Cottage was amazing. Would book agin

Reviewed by Anne 16th July 2022

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Excellent in every respect

Reviewed by Joanne 9th July 2022

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What a lovely well equipped cottage everything you need for an enjoyable break within easy reach of so many destinations. The welcome tray was lovely and much appreciated and would recommend the accommodation to anyone and we would definitely book again

Reviewed by Martin 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Rudolf 28th May 2022

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Clean, quiet, cosy and the bathroom and kitchen felt as brand new. Nice patio too!

Reviewed by Jennifer 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 7th May 2022

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Lovely cottage presented to a very high standard throughout. We would definitely recommend to friends and family if they are looking for a relaxed break away with lots to do and places to see nearby

Reviewed by Catalina 30th April 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you to our hosts for thinking of every small detail to make our stay more relaxing and enjoyable, including a greeting and nice treats upon arrival, and a fully-equipped kitchen and patio. We also especially enjoyed the suggestions for walking routes, places to visit and things to enjoy around the area, as well as Read morethe Vienna stove. Thank you so much - we hope to visit again soon! Hide

Reviewed by Jim 23rd April 2022

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So good we came back again! A perfect cottage in a perfect location. Lots to see and do in the area from walking (Cranborne Chase and the Downs), National Trust properties (Stourhead, Montacute and the delightful Tintinhull Garden), shopping (Clarks Outlet at Street) and just pottering about. Great food at the White Lion, and do look out for Matts Read moreKitchen in Bruton if you want something a little different. I think we might be back again! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Natalie 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Gordon 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 18th September 2021

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A lovely clean, quiet and well equipped property. Nice location. Friendly owners.

Reviewed by Janet 11th September 2021

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The cottage was refurbished to a very high standard. It was extremely comfortable and provided everything we needed for a most enjoyable holiday..

Reviewed by Alyson 7th August 2021

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Lovely little cottage very clean everything that you could want is there lovely surroundings and lovely owners who welcomed us with a welcome pack definitely would stay here again

Reviewed by Lorraine 1st August 2021

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The cottage was immaculately clean and very well maintained. The owner who lives next door popped by to welcome us and let us know we could call next door if we needed anything. The court yard garden has the sun and is a lovely place to sit and watch the birds that visit. Close to National Trust places Stourhead and Lytes Coat Manor worth a visit. Read moreOn arrival a very generous welcome tray with a lovely card hand written welcoming us. Also get full phone signal here! Slept well every night! Hide

Reviewed by Ann 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline 26th June 2021

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The cottage was perfect. Clean, sanitised and well stocked with equipment and the welcome tray was amazing. Very friendly owner and a perfect location to visit many National Trust houses and gardens and perfect for walking. The pub, a miles walk away in Zeals , had friendly attentive staff and the food was of a high standard and the menu had intereRead moresting options. Hide

Reviewed by Denise 19th June 2021

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The shop Dorset was a beautiful place the couple who own it live next door they came to check on us the first day we got there and also left us a wonderful tray of wine tea milk etc and some beautiful flowers can not fault the little shop at all will go back again it was so clean and every thing you need was there really didnt want to come home

Reviewed by Helen 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kevin 5th June 2021

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This was the cleanest cottage we have ever stayed in, and well maintained and well equipped. The owners were great. The welcome tray of goodies was lovely. Would certainly use this cottage again if the opportunity was there.

Reviewed by Shirley 29th May 2021

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Everything was perfect, in fact I wanted to live there permanently On arrival Roger and Linda had left milk in the fridge, Wine, biscuits and teabags with a little welcome note. I took lots of things with me which I didnt need because it was already there.

Reviewed by Keith 24th May 2021

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Lovely cottage in excellent condition in a rural location, good to use as a base to visit local attractions by car. The White Lion Inn down the road is worth a visit and the garage down the same road has everything you need to keep you feed and watered, both within walking distance.

Reviewed by Sara 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Samantha 21st April 2021

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The Old Shop is a really, really nice place to stay. It's bright and airy, and cosy at the same time. It was also completely spotless - which for my first time staying away since the pandemic was very reassuring. The courtyard is a lovely place to sit, the shower is fantastic and the log burner is cracking! The welcome tray of treats was a lovely tRead moreouch - very kind. We hope to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by David 15th April 2021

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A lovely cottage, spotless and very well appointed, 10 out of 10

Reviewed by Julie 15th December 2020

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A warm ambiance as soon as I walked in. The owners had decorated with a lovely real Christmas tree and decorations and a splendid hamper was left out for me. Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped. All the little touches make a difference. Thanks.

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