Where to stay around Shillingstone?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 194 holiday lettings near Shillingstone. From 140 Bungalows to 140 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shillingstone is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shillingstone?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shillingstone. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Durdle Door: 973 holiday lettings
  • Dorset County Museum: 876 holiday lettings
  • Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope: 1,037 holiday lettings
  • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum: 882 holiday lettings
  • Wimborne Minster: 1,269 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Shillingstone listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Bungalows in Shillingstone?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 140 Bungalows in Shillingstone. Our other popular types of Shillingstone holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 140 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 140 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I rent rural rentals in Shillingstone?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 71 rural rentals in Shillingstone. You have also many other possibilities in Shillingstone area, including:

  • Village rentals: 35 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 15 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with kids' high chair in Shillingstone?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with kids' high chair among our 100 holiday homes with kids' high chair available in Shillingstone. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday cottage in Shillingstone your home away from home

    Situated within beautiful Blackmore Vale, Shillingstone is a tranquil village nestled against the River Stour in Dorset. The peaceful setting of Shillingstone and its proximity to holiday homes in Shaftesbury makes it an ideal escape from the city. Blackmore Vale is home to numerous historic sites and scenic walks that attract outdoor enthusiasts, families, and couples seeking a romantic hideaway. Shillingstone is actually mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was a village of 46 dwellings. It was once home to tallest maypole in Dorset, but today it is a typical rural village that just over 1,000 people call home.

    Holiday cottages in Shillingstone are readily available through HomeAway, with everything from cosy one-bedroom cottages to luxurious five-bedroom cottages able to accommodate up to ten people. Prices for Shillingstone holiday cottages start at around £250 for the week, and all come furnished with the comforts of home. Additional amenities such as DVD players, washer/dryers, and the ability to bring pets are available.

    Things to do

    -Outdoor activities: Guests at Shillingstone holiday cabins will find themselves enveloped in the greenery of Blackmore Vale. Walking and cycling are both very popular here, as quiet roads and lovely scenery make the area around Shillingstone a wonderful place to explore. A prominent path is the circular trail from Shillingstone to Hanford, which is only a few miles long. The path takes visitors through both historic villages and boasts views of the River Stour.

    -Historic monuments: There are plenty of historic sites within Blackmore Vale. The parish Church of the Holy Rood is a must-see for Shillingstone holidaymakers and dates back to the 12th century. Also in Shillingstone is the historic Shillingstone Railway Station, which first opened in 1863. Several other notable historic monuments are located in Shaftesbury, including St. Peter’s Church and the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey.

    -Family attractions: Families have a lot of options to choose from in the area surrounding Shillingstone. Nearby Blandford has a well-rated leisure centre with a waterslide and other fun features, laying claim to its own fair share of holiday cottages. Over in West Knoyle, families can spot bison, elk, prairie dogs, and other interesting animals at the fun and educational Bush Farm Bison Centre.

    -Culture: There are a number of wonderful museums within reach of holiday cottages in Shillingstone that cater to a wide range of interests. Children will love the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester, which is home to an excellent selection of dinosaur bones and fossils. Other popular museums in the area are the Tank Museum in Bovington and the Royal Signals Museum in nearby Blandford.

    Weather in Shillingstone

    Temperatures in Shillingstone do not differ greatly from the rest of Dorset. Its weather is characterised by warm and pleasant summers, and chilly winters. Visitors seeking warm and dry weather will want to visit the village in July or August, when high temperatures can reach into the mid-20s. Winter lows regularly dip below freezing and rain is more frequent.

    Travel to Shillingstone

    Shillingstone is less than a three hour-drive from London and is about 30 miles southwest of Salisbury. Though the easiest way to reach the village is by car, it is also possible to take rail services to nearby Shaftesbury, then continue by coach to Shillingstone. The coach journey takes about an hour, with services operating several times daily from Monday to Saturday.

    Sightseeing in and around Shillingstone

    Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Shillingstone has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Monkey World Ape Rescue Center (14.3 mi / 23 km)
    • Ashley Wood Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
    • Wimborne Model Town (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Shillingstone

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Shillingstone is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
    • Sculpture by the Lakes (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
    • Priest's House Museum and Garden (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
    • Edmondsham House and Gardens (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
    • Borough Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
    • Knoll Gardens (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)