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Barbers Cottage, Shaftesbury

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Cosy, comfy and home from home
A limited cottage in the heart of gorgeous Shaftesbury
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Rental Home
Barbers Cottage is a listed, boutique-style holiday home located in the heart of the beautiful old Saxon town of Shaftesbury, Dorset bordering Wiltshire. Our popular cottage provides a comfortable base to explore the local area. Shaftesbury is renowned for its stunning location and Barbers Cottage provides a central location to stay at with all the lovely cafes and boutique shops within a couple of minutes walk. Internal exposed stonework and beams couple with a house which is designed to be a home from home. (and we have Superfast broadband!) LIVING AREA inc KITCHEN A large living space has two sofas, TV, DVD, iPod dock, CD player and a gas 'wood' burning stove - cool in the summer and cosy warm in winter months. A large 6-seater dining room with limed, solid oak furniture is adjacent ...Barbers Cottage is a listed, boutique-style holiday home located in the heart of the beautiful old Saxon town of Shaftesbury, Dorset bordering Wiltshire. Our popular cottage provides a comfortable base to explore the local area. Shaftesbury is renowned for its stunning location and Barbers Cottage provides a central location to stay at with all the lovely cafes and boutique shops within a couple of minutes walk. Internal exposed stonework and beams couple with a house which is designed to be a home from home. (and we have Superfast broadband!) LIVING AREA inc KITCHEN A large living space has two sofas, TV, DVD, iPod dock, CD player and a gas 'wood' burning stove - cool in the summer and cosy warm in winter months. A large 6-seater dining room with limed, solid oak furniture is adjacent to an excellently equipped kitchen with range cooker and both lead onto a private terrace with garden tables and chairs. THE GARDEN There is a lovely raised terrace as well which is perfect for idyllic morning sun (and a coffee) giving you in-town peace and tranquility. Through the gate, steps lead you to the lawn and unique, mature garden - a plant lovers paradise with a small lawn at the end. he garden was created by a keen gardener and there is a top lawn which in spring and summer is bursting in colour and plants. The lower terrace which can be accessed by the back door or french windows and is a great place to relax or have a BBQ. BEDROOMS Upstairs the large master bedroom has a king size bed and ceiling beams (an extra person can be accommodated here) and antique furniture. The twin bedroom leads from a large landing. BATHROOM A double-ended, roll top bath and a separate shower, (with complimentary bubble bath). There are two loo's - one separate. The furniture has been chosen to be as sustainable as possible - FSC wood or vintage. Delicious sheets and towels add to a luxurious stay. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties. The house is unable to accommodate more than 5 people.
Bathrooms
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About the Owner
Sally w
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

We have stayed here a number of times starting in 2012. The cottage is maintained to a high standard and Sally is very responsive to e-mails. The addition of a parking spot behind the house makes life a lot easier. in prior visits, we sometimes...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Chris T
Reviewed November 9, 2017

A real gem - right in the heart of Shaftesbury, close to all the restaurants, pubs and shops, with lots of beautiful country walks on its doorstep. Liked it so much we've been there twice! Really spacious too - we are a family of 4...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Maxine T
Management response:Responded November 11, 2017

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Wonderful location in the heart of Shaftesbury, a short walk from historic Gold Hill with its stunning views over the Dorset countryside. Barbers Cottage is absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully restored and so cosy with all your comforts catered for. We had an amazing weekend here, walking...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank nataliewu1971
Management response:Responded November 11, 2017

so good to hear when guests enjoy their break - weekends away at the cottage are very relaxing!

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage - it is both comfortable and stylish. Kitchen is particularly well equipped for a holiday rental. We loved it - and will definitely be back next year!

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank caro472
Management response:Responded November 11, 2017

We recently got a new range cooker - one guest commented she made cakes the week she stayed (and another apple pies using apples from the garden) Thanks for the review and hope to see you again at Barbers Cottage.

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, stylish cottage in perfect location. Great for walking to little shops and restaurants in the town - and only a short drive to stunning walks with amazing views of local countryside. Cottage was immaculate - and ‘welcome tray’ with tea and cakes was lovely...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank twigandlinda
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded May 15, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Patio
Private Yard
Stereo System
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
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About the neighborhood
One of the highest towns in England, Shaftesbury has stunning vistas for many miles and you can stroll along parkland walk to enjoy them. It is a perfect place to stay at for families, friends or a romantic weekend – oozing comfort within a stylish home from home. Browse the independent shops, stroll on the downs, climb a castle, a day at the seaside, Barbers Cottage offers easy access to the endless historic and natural Dorset and Wiltshire sites. WALKING DISTANCE: Gold Hill / Museum / Abbey / Shops / cafes / restaurants - see the Shaftesbury Tourist office website for details LOCALLY - many gardens / castles / farms / fishing / horse riding / walking NOT FAR - Stonehenge / Salisbury Cathedral / Dorset beaches / kids fun
Getting around
You can easily drive to Shaftesbury (Just ten minutes form the A303) or get there by train to Gillingham in Dorset where there is a ten minute taxi ride up the hill to Shaftesbury.
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