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The Monopoly House - Shoreditch Meets Shaftesbury

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.

Discreet, well appointed and very comfortable self-catering accommodation with dramatic views of Cranborne Chase. Sleeps 4 in 2 Super King bedrooms, one with a freestanding bath, the other with Twin beds as an option. Whether you are on a special night away, a long week-end or a weeks holiday, The Monopoly House is for you.

Set within the impressive landscape of the Cranborne Chase area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are dramatic uninterrupted views of both Dorset’s highest hill Win Green & Whitesheet Hill and fabulous walks which can incorporate several award winning pubs. If you want to cook for yourself, Britain's Best Village Shop and the famous Butcher are a ten minute walk away. We want you to enjoy local shopping for food and drink, so all cooking and washing sundries will already be waiting in the house including tea and coffee.

On arrival we want your house to look immaculate so we always leave a full day & night after each booking for a thorough clean. All sheets are professionally laundered. Check in from 3pm Check out by 11am please.

If you take the house for Christmas, Easter or Valentine's and you want themed decorations and floral arrangements for the duration, please just let us know as this is an inclusive special service which comes with your booking.

All prices listed include VAT @ 20%

Ludwell Village Shop - 0.5 mile 10 minutes on foot

St Mary's - 3 miles 6 minutes

Shaftesbury - 3.9 miles 9 minutes

Larmer Tree - 4.8 miles 8 minutes

Sandroyd - 4.8 miles 13 minutes

Port Regis - 5.4 miles 11 minutes

Chalke Valley Festival 6.3 miles 16 minutes

Tisbury Train Station - 6.5 miles 13 minutes

Bryanston - 13.8 miles 26 minutes

Stourhead - 18.9 miles 29 minutes

Canford 19.5 miles 34 minutes

Sherborne - 19.8 miles 36 minutes

Stonehenge - 22.4 miles 35 minutes

Lulworth Cove - 30.5 miles 51 minutes

Facilities Include:

Exceptionally good mobile signals across the range of networks.

Themed Art, Floral Arrangements, WiFi, 48' WiFi 3D Television, 1.8 m Bath & 1.2 m Shower, Computer, DAB Radio, Washing Machine, Tumble Drier, Induction Hob, Circulation Oven, Fridge, Hairdryers, Iron & Ironing Board, Wood-burning Stove, Cross Trainer, Gas Fired Barbeque, Teak Table & Chairs & Recliners, Bean Bags, Badminton, Croquet, Boule, Board Games, Laminated Maps of Local Walks

Brands Include:

Hypnos (Heritage Countess), Apple, Nespresso, Roberts, Le Creuset, Alessi, Sabatier, The White Company, Miele, Panasonic, Heals, Kartell, Pedrali, Lister, Anglepoise, Brabantia, Duravit, Kaldewei, Galassia, Crosswater, Hans Grohe, Abode, Samuel Heath, Farrow & Ball, Weber, Cole & Mason, Big Egg, Remington, WMF, Zack, Schneider, Krups, Russell Hobbs, Rationnel, Andrex, Jaques, Edwards & Scan Anderson

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About Us

Tessa Tempest-Radford
Underhill Farm
SP7 0PW Shaftesbury
Tempest Radford Ltd
VAT Reg No744316833

Tessa Tempest-Radford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Meena and her family were dream guests, the house was left in tip top condition, it looked as though there had not been anyone there!

An excellent communicator and a joy to have to stay, what more can I say.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shaftesbury in Donhead St. Mary

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - Bath (no shower) , Hand Basin & Heated Towel Rail
    Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated Towel Rails & Washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom has an Ensuite Bath and Handbasin
    Second Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom can be converted to 2 Twins Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(4 traveller reviews)

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The Monopoly House - Shoreditch Meets Shaftesbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

An outstanding visit!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a few places with VRBO, but this exceeded our expectations. It was just what it appeared to be online, or perhaps better. The views were magnificent. The countryside is beautiful and inviting. We took all the walks Tessa recommended, often ending up at a pub nearby. What fun! The local food is exceptional, often from local farms, prepared with imagination.

The house was so welcoming. Spotlessly clean and decorated with a designers eye. It was bright and cheerful and warm. The two kingsize beds and their luxurious linens were a delicious treat. Loved the laundry room! Every detail was thought of. We thank you for the computer and excellent wi-fi. A nice touch! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so delighted that you all had such a fantastic time at The Monopoly House and that it was everything you thought it would be. I am also very pleased that you go tthe chance to explore everything that this wonderful part of the world has to offer. You were all THE most excellent guests possible, I have never seen a house left so clean and tidy, did you stay?! THANK YOU VERY MUCH and please do come back soon! Very best wishes Tessa
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A relaxing and comfortable getaway

  • 5 of 5

A cosy little retreat in Dorset. Loved the log burner and the views of the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vaughan, I am delighted you had a good time.
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Lovely very quiet location. House is finished and equipped to a high specification.

  • 5 of 5

Nothing to fault our stay. The layout downstairs works really well for a sociable time. Everything was clean and worked well. All the small details had been though through by our lovely hosts e.g. Keys in a safe box on arrival, supplies including cooking herbs and nespresso capsules, suggested walks, firefighters etc etc). Excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julien, I am so delighted you all enjoyed your stay at The Monopoly House. We look forward very much to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Tessa
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Stunning, Beautiful, Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay! The Monopoly House is even nicer than the photos. The area is stunning, the location convenient and central, yet at the same time secluded.

Tessa the owner has taken great care in the finishings and it really shows. The house is gorgeously furnished, quiet, very well stocked and is very private. It was the extras though that really impressed us!! The lovely bath with loads of hot water, the super comfy beds, and high quality pillows were all divine! It was seriously one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The lovely bottle of wine and cheese to greet us on arrival was very welcoming.

The views from the house are simply stunning, coupled with lovely walks from the moment you step out of the house.

A final note about the area if you are not familiar with it, the Cotswold's are pretty hard to beat for natural beauty, but we were simply blown away by the gorgeousness and history of the area. Not only are there stunning views, quaint villages with lovely pubs, castle remains, medieval abbeys, the Dorset coast is close by.

I cannot find fault with the service Tessa offered us and The Monopoly House.

A perfect stay! I highly recommend it, we will definitely visit again.


  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Nearest Train
6.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Donhead St Mary
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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