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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Shaftesbury & North Dorset, England Your Home Away From Home

 

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.

Things to Do on Holiday in Shaftesbury & North Dorset, England

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.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Shaftesbury & North Dorset, England

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!

Weather in Shaftesbury & North Dorset, England

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.

Travel to Shaftesbury & North Dorset, England

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).

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                                                                                                    The perfect break.

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                                                                                                    Chris and Martin are the perfect host and the lodges are the best we have stayed in. Very clean and they have everything you could ever need, even a washing machine. The farm was fabulous for the kids and they loved seeing he calves being born(even Wayne enjoyed getting stuck in delivering some calves) The kids (and me and my wife) loved seeing the cows being milked and it was great that Martin asked our kids if they would like to feed the calves their milk. The lodges are an ideal base to just stay and relax or if you want to see the sites like monkey world and the tank museum etc they are not to far away. The local pub offers great food and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be looking into going back as soon as we can and would recommend these holiday lodges to any one.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Ideal location, lovely comfortable cottage

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                                                                                                    Stayed here for two weeks in August with our dog. The cottage is extremely comfortable, and more spacious than I expected. The photos don't really do it justice. Jane and Roger, the owners, are extremely friendly and have thought of everything to make the cottage well-equipped and a pleasure to stay in. The cottage is very clean and all the furniture, crockery etc is excellent. Everything works really well - there's a great shower, the tv has lots of channels, the wifi is fantastic and there's lovely outdoor space, including an enclosed gravel area filled with flowering plants in pots, which is enclosed and so safe for the dog to wander about in. Parking the car in this area is very easy. The cottage gives you access to wonderful countryside, and nearby there are fantastic dog walks in the woods in the Bryanston School grounds, or on the water meadows beside the Stour. There are a couple of good pubs in easy strolling distance, a big Tesco's a few minutes' drive away, and Boots, M&S etc are ten minutes' walk away in Blandford. But the cottage is one of just a few houses on its street, and is very quiet and peaceful. Extremely highly recommended. I would have loved to stay even longer and am already looking forward to going back!
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                                                                                                    gorgeous country cottage

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                                                                                                    Friday 29th Jul to Friday 5th Aug 2016. My family and I had a wonderful stay at this picturesque thatched cottage, great village location, ideal for our visits out and about. The cottage was well equipped with everything we could want, the internet was fast and reliable (ideal with teenagers). Very peaceful. Great local pub only a few doors down, small and friendly, and we were perfect timing for one of their beer/cider festivals, great to try local beers. Would definitely revisit :-).
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016