Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Shaftesbury - Updown Cottage
C16th, 5* Luxury Cottage With The Highest Gold Award With Spectacular Views
The cottage stands halfway up / down Gold Hill, famous the world over as the location for Ridley Scott's Hovis 'Boy on a Bicycle' advert from 1973.
There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeping 6 guests in Egyptian cotton bed linen with bathrobes and piles of towels for each person.
For musicians of all standards, a baby grand piano stands in the music room which overlooks miles of English countryside.
Local, all natural toiletries are supplied throughout your stay.
A basket of groceries is ready for a snack on arrival or breakfast the following morning including 36 Nespresso capsules, tea, milk, orange juice, bread, jam, marmalade, butter and Dorset Cereals muesli.
A basket of logs stands beside the wood burning stove.
Wifi and national landline calls are free.
There are 2 flat screen TVs, DVDs, video, DAB radios, CD players and ipod connections through your own cables.
The kitchen is equipped for gourmet dining but there are numerous excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes and delicatessens nearby.
Just bring yourselves and relax!
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
About Simon and Jane Colston
The cottage is owned and run by Jane and Simon. Simon is a music graduate who continues to sing on a semi professional basis, hence the baby grand piano!
Simon and Jane Colston purchased this cottage in 2006
Why Simon and Jane Colston chose Shaftesbury
I had visited Gold Hill as a child and was captivated by the views, the unchanged street of cottages and the feeling of being on top of the world.
We fell in love with Updown from the moment we stepped through the door.
Shaftesbury has an other-worldly feel where people have time to chat and the High Street retains independent boutiques, cafes and shops.
What makes this cottage unique
Baby grand piano
The chance to live in a historic scene
Huge attention to detail
Absolute comfort and relaxation
Within walking distance of all amenities but looking out over miles of open countryside
Guestbook comments from the owner
It could possibly be one of the MOST STUNNING places I have EVER had the fortune to sleep at. The decorating is elegant, the view MAGNIFICENT and the house itself is breathtaking. I really am moving back to the UK so I can come and stay once a month.