Boasting the titles of being one of the highest and oldest towns to be found in Britain is the wonderful town of Shaftesbury. The town is located in the district of North Dorset, in the county of Dorset, in the far south of the country of England. A Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday is attractive to many types of traveller as it not only offers the opportunity to indulge in a variety of activities, it also provides the chance to see some of the most interesting attractions to be found in the south of England. A Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to explore this active district whilst providing guests with all of the comforts of home to ensure that they have a really enjoyable stay.
If you enjoy being outdoors then a Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday will be the icing on the cake for you. Visitors can indulge in a variety of outdoor pursuits in the district including hiking, mountain biking, small game hunting, archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, swimming, horse riding, tennis, golf and bird watching.
If you decide to venture out from your comfortable Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday rental cottage to explore the surrounding area then it is worth stopping off in the peaceful village of Chettle. Probably the biggest attraction in Chettle is the wonderful Chettle House, which was built by Thomas Archer in 1710. Although it is not certain, it is believed that the house took 25 years to complete and used only local materials. One interesting feature of Chettle House is that there are absolutely no sharp corners – all of the corners on the house are rounded giving a unique and smooth appearance!
If you are now considering booking a fantastic Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday rental cottage then you will be pleased to hear that you can expect to experience relatively warm summers and mild winters! Generally speaking the hottest time of the year to have a Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday are the months of July, August and September when the daytime temperature can reach a comfortable 22°C. The cooler months of December, January and February still offer temperatures during the daytime of between 5° and 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the district is 26 inches.
Travellers on a Shaftesbury & North Dorset holiday can arrive at either Bournemouth Airport (BOH) or Southampton Airport (SOU) which are both approximately an hour’s journey from the district. Air operators that have affordable, frequent flights to these airports include Flybe. Passengers can depart from various UK airports such as Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Liverpool (LPL).