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Abbotts Cottage

Abbotts Cottage
5 reviews
Abbotts Cottage
The sitting room with its Jotul wood-burning stove
The dining area has French windows leading out to the garden
The sitting room
The dining area has French windows leading out to the garden
The dining area has French windows leading out to the garden
The dining area connects with the fitted kitchen beyond
The kitchen has honed granite worktops
The kitchen has honed granite worktops and integral appliances
The shower room
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The double bedroom
The 2nd bedroom has a single chair bed or a cot can be provided
The private garden terrace catches the afternoon sun
Breakfast on the terrace
The front of the cottage
The gardens at Abbotts Cottage are beautifully maintained
The Rose Arbour
The entrance path
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Named after the family that lived here for four generations, Abbotts Cottage is a beautifully appointed cottage, perfect for two people and quietly situated along a winding country lane in the parish of Stour Provost, 3½ miles from Gillingham (main line railway station to London) and 4 miles from the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury.

The west end of the cottage has recently been completely refurbished and harmoniously extended to provide a self-catering cottage to a particularly high specification. The accommodation is a contrast of old and new; the original part – sitting room and both bedrooms – is simple, unfussy yet full of charm, while the extension, comprising a light, spacious and very well equipped dining room, leading out to the garden, is contemporary in style with a polished, limestone floor, honed granite work surfaces and...
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About the Manager, Nicholas Pash (Property Manager Hideaways)
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 585 reviews and 157 properties
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mike p
1 review
Reviewed December 30, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Ideally situated, near Shaftesbury and within easy reach of range of areas of interest, such as Jurassic Coast, Sherborne, Corfe, Win Green and Melbury Downs, Stonehenge, Avebury, Iron Age Hillforts and unspoilt countryside. A very cosy, warm cottage, superbly equipped, with washer dryer, fully equipped kitchen, TV etc - even various board games - the owners have put a lot...

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Thank you for your very positive comments about your Christmas stay at Abbotts Cottage. They will be very helpful for future visitors looking to book this accommodation. We're so glad you enjoyed making the most of your time exploring this lovely area and that you were well looked after by the owner. We hope we will be able to welcome...


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Essen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much in this cosy and very comfortable cottage. The modern kitchen is very well-equipped with everything you need for preparing hot and cold meals. The dining area with the wonderful view of the patio and garden is very light and pleasant. It's a real home from home. Anabel is a very kind and helpful landlady....

Sabine B
Mainz, Germany
1 review
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Searching a home base for Dorset, Somerset and Whiltshire Abbotts Cottage was the best choice I could ever made. All sightseeings are easy to reach - the Jurassic Coast, Montecute House, Glastonbury, or Stonehenge. Located in a beautiful garden, the cottage offers all the comfort you could wish for. Cleverly, the rural part is complemented of the very modern kitchen...

  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
Semi-detached with the owner's part of her cottage but offering ample privacy to its guests, Abbotts Cottage provides excellent accommodation for a couple with a single chair bed offering sleeping for a third person.<BR><BR>Entrance from the garden into a small lobby (NB. low doorway). Sitting room with Jotul woodburning stove and window seat. Spacious fully fitted kitchen/dining room with French windows leading out to a private, west facing garden with paved patio area, barbecue and orchard beyond. Downstairs shower room/wc. Enclosed, twisty staircase from sitting room (NB. steep, narrow treads) leading directly into an enchanting double bedroom, which in turn leads through to a 2nd bedroom/dressing room with single chair bed or space for a cot.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Jul 15, 2017 -
Aug 25, 2017
Peak Summer
3 nights
Aug 26, 2017 -
Sep 1, 2017
August Bank Holiday
3 nights
Sep 2, 2017 -
Sep 15, 2017
3 nights
Sep 16, 2017 -
Oct 13, 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Nightly rate prices quoted are based on a 3 night stay. Prices for 4 and 5 night stays can be provided on request.
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About the neighborhood
Stour Provost lies in the valley of the River Stour, some eight miles south of its source at Stourhead (National Trust), where magnificent gardens and lakes were laid out in the 18th century. Following the Stour on its journey south will bring you to the large natural harbour of Poole on the Dorset coast with the whole of the magnificent World Heritage Jurassice coastline stretching westwards from here. Inland, there are plenty of visitor attractions within easy driving distance of the village – Old Wardour Castle, Sherborne Castles ('old' and 'new'), Kingston Lacy, The Cerne Abbas Giant, Longleat, Wilton House to name but a few. There's some stunning, surrounding countryside to explore too - the ancient, sparsely populated Cranborne Chase, the great chalk ridges, which... more
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How to get there
Railway: Gillingham: 3.5 mi
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