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Enjoy A Relaxing Stay In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy A Relaxing Stay In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Long Paddock is a light and airy bungalow providing very light, practical and spacious accommodation at ground floor level. It is situated in the quiet hamlet of Gutch Common and looks out onto it's own garden, woodland and the hills to Wardour Castle. The village of Semley is a 15 minute walk downhill and has a village shop and cafe, pub, church and school.

The accommodation, all ground floor, comprises

Entrance hallway with coat hooks etc, a further hallway to large sitting room with wood burner, kitchen with Aga and dining room, conservatory, one double bedroom, one twin and one single bedroom, bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, WC and a separate WC.

The kitchen has an Aga, a fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave.

There is a colour TV with Free view, wifi DVDs Radio.

Outside there is a private outdoor seating area with garden furniture and beautiful views over the countryside.

There is a large lawned garden and also an adjoining tennis court which can be used by arrangement. The bungalow shares the garden with the owners' cottage a short distance away.

More Details

Pene Cairns
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Shaftesbury in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath, separate shower, WC and basin There is a separate WC as well
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Enjoy A Relaxing Stay In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely break at Long Paddock

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 nights in this lovely bungalow overlooking rolling hills and forests. The house is clean and comfortable with plenty of space to relax and has an amazing collection of books. The garden is beautiful and there is a tennis court. We'd definitely love to return. Shaftesbury is a short drive away. Pene is a lovely, welcoming host. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The house is well appointed with a lovely garden. It is ideal for dog owners. Some of the appliances are a little dated although alll in working order. The AGA cooker was surprisingly easy to use. Pene was always on hand and resolved any issues rapidly. We would certainly rebook.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I have actually just replaced the 'dated' appliances. As you rightly point out they weren't Looking good. Now brand new. Hope to see you again
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Great Bungalow for relaxation and exploration

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing bad to say about this place. Penelope (owner) had baked cake for our arrival :-). The house is comfortable, spacious, warm, clean and you feel like it is a home. We would have liked to have stayed longer as there are always more things to see and do here in South-West! So Thank you :-D!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un coin de paradis

  • 4 of 5

Endroit reposant, calme et ressourçant en pleine campagne anglaise

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Wunderschöner Garten um ein in die Jahre gekommenes Cottage mit echtem Charme & Tennisplatz

  • 4 of 5

Ich habe mich gleich in das gemütliche Cottage mit dem Miss Marple Charme verliebt.

Als dann am nächsten Morgen die Sonne schien und wir im Garten gefrühstückt haben, waren auch alle anderen restlos überzeugt.

"Irgendwo im Nirgendwo" und doch so gut gelegen für schöne Ausflüge und Wanderungen haben wir uns richtig gut erholt und viel erlebt.

Der Tennisplatz stand uns jedereit zur Verfügung und auch den Grill haben wir genutzt. Der in modernen Zeiten eigentümlich anmutende AGA-Ofen macht die Küche zu jeder Zeit behaglich warm und es lässt sich sehr unkompliziert damit kochen & backen. Auch die Küchenausstattung war sehr umfangreich, Geschirrspüler und Waschmaschine kamen ebenfalls zum Einsatz.

Kein 4*-Ferienhaus aber superschön aufgeteilt und optimal für eine 4-köpfige Familie. Pene & John sind hilfsbereite aber dezente Gastgeber.

Danke für eine tolle Woche!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you staying
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Dejligt lyst med god plads, rent og pænt.

  • 4 of 5

Dejligt lyst og rummeligt hus, med skøn have og tennisbane som vi brugte en del. Pænt og rent. God mulighed for at besøge kystbyer som Lyme Regis, men også byer som Oxford, Bath og Lacock. Det ligger tæt på Salisbury med den flotte Katedral og Stone Henge. Glem ikke at besøge Old Wardour Castle og High Clere Castle (hvis man er til Downton Abbey) . Huset kan absolut anbefales.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Shaftesbury, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please enquire with the owner if you wish to stay for less than 7 days.
Pets by arrangement.
Fuel and some logs included during the colder months.
Use of the tennis court is by arrangement with the owner. The garden is large and shared with the owner's cottage next door.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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