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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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                                                                                                  Lovely cosy cottage annexe in beautiful area with lovely hospitable hosts

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                                                                                                  Wonderful, cosy cottage annexe, comfortable, nice bed. Very warm welcome by hospitable hosts. Beautiful area county Dorset and surroundings of Child Okeford.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Fantastic property

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                                                                                                  I booked Gamekeepers Cottage as part of a booking for all 3 properties in the grounds of Ranmoor for my 50th Birthday as we had a large group of 26. It was perfect to accommodate my large party within the same beautiful grounds. The property was perfect in every way, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, so spacious and the location and views were amazing. The owner was so helpful with making everything so easy to book and for providing so much detail about the local area. I will certainly be returning with my family and friends who all agreed that the property was perfect in every way. Many thanks Clare Bale
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Amazing house

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                                                                                                  I rented this house for 3 nights for my 50th Birthday celebrations, everything about it was perfect, the location was stunning, the house was amazing and so well equipped, and the service I received from the owner was fantastic, she was very responsive providing me with so much information about the house and surrounding area. My family & friends were amazed by everything, the size of the house meant that you were not on top of each other at all, and the extremely large lounge and sofa's accommodated us all perfectly. We were very lucky that the sun shone all weekend and we got full use of the extensive grounds and heated swimming pool. I also rented New Farm & Game keepers cottage which are the other properties within the grounds of Ranmoor to accommodate 26 of us, all 3 properties were amazing and made my 50th Birthday weekend the perfect event. We used the recommended caterers for a BBQ & party on Saturday night and they were fantastic, knowing the house so well meant that I did not have to worry about anything at all. I will certainly be recommending this house to all my friends & family, and will certainly be booking again in the future. Thank you so much Clare Bale
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