We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Updown Cottage 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views

  • Saved Save
    You added Updown Cottage 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views to your Saves list.
    Gold Hill
    Gold Hill
    Gold Hill
    Aqua bedroom.
    Music Room
    View from Updown Cottage and garden
    Property description
    Holiday Rental House – 
    4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
    Updown Cottage is a C16th self catering holiday cottage, assessed as 5* with Gold Award from Visit Britain. It stands on Gold 'Hovis' Hill which is famous from Ridley Scott's 1970s Hovis Bread advert featuring the 'Boy on a Bicycle'.
    The views are spectacular from both cottage and hillside garden and are certainly some of the most photographed in England.
    Every luxury that you would expect from a 5* hotel is provided, but the whole cottage is yours for the duration of your stay with complimentary Wifi, free national landline calls, a baby grand piano, log fire & basket of logs, huge film library, welcome breakfast and tea basket, 36 Nespresso capsules, all natural toiletries and piles of towels and bathrobes. Sumptuous soft furnishings blend with the ancient beam...
  • Amenities & details
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony
    • Blender
    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Cooker
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Garden
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Housekeeping Optional
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Local Guides/Maps
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Refrigerator
    • Soap/Shampoo Provided
    • Stereo System
    • Telephone
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Listing #FK220669 by: FlipKey
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
    Default - - 4 nights
    High season 11 Jul 2014 28 Aug 2014 4 nights
    Mid season 29 Aug 2014 11 Sep 2014 4 nights
    Low season 12 Sep 2014 16 Oct 2014 4 nights
    View all periods
    • Damage deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
    Additional Rate and Availability Information
    From £695 to £1295 per week.
    Everything is included.
    Week long bookings only at Christmas and New Year.
    Bookings run from Mondays to Mondays or Fridays and from Fridays to Mondays or Fridays only.
    There is a refundable £100 housekeeping deposit payable at the same time as the balance which is due 4 weeks prior to the stay.
    A deposit of £100 is requested to reserve the booking.
    Cards are taken for payment with a £5 fee per transaction.
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Additional Location Information
    A beautiful old town situated 700 feet up in Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of little Daires'. Shaftesbury dates from the time before Alfred the Great and flourished when he established the Abbey. The massive walls opposite Updown Cottage date from the days of the Abbey and have seen centuries of pilgrims and latter day tourists pass over Gold Hill's cobbles.
    The spectacular views from the cottage stretch over miles of glorious English countryside and change with the weather and seasons, offering a constantly fascinating outlook.
    Shaftesbury is ideally situated for exploring the whole of the beautiful west country of England with its castles, coasts, cathedrals & stunning countryside.
  • About this property
    How do I know if the property is available?
    How can I contact the owner?
    How will the owner contact me?
    What if I don't hear back from the owner?
    How do I pay?
    Is my payment insured in any way?

Reviews from our community

Contribute to the TripAdvisor community and help fellow travellers find the perfect holiday rental
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Updown cottage provided a high quality and very comfortable stay for our break, everything provided worked perfectly (which we have not always found to be the case in holiday rentals) and the cottage was was the ideal size for our party of four adults and two children. The coffee machine stocked with an array of capsules was a particularly nice... more

Management response:

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We're delighted that the newly refurbished Grosvenor Arms is such a success! We'd love to see you back at any time.... more

Report response as inappropriate
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My husband and I spent a week at Updown Cottage from Australia in April. It was much bigger then we needed but we were intrigued by the description and pictures on the web. Centuries of history are a novelty for Australians. We were not disappointed and it very much lived up to the web description. This cottage has a Five... more

Management response:

Thank you so much Blair. It was a real pleasure to exchange emails with you and compare notes on holiday properties in different locations! Do come back as often as... more

Report response as inappropriate
A FlipKey verified reviewer
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011


Check in
Check out
Additional fees may be applied by owner
Book this property
Or, send the owner a message
Send Message
Jane C.
Speaks English
Listed since : Jul 2010
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Peace of Mind Protection
You're automatically covered whenever you book a holiday rental on TripAdvisor!
Learn more
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Listing is Free!
Add your rental property to TripAdvisor and FlipKey at no charge. You pay only 3% commission on each confirmed, paid booking.
Protect your privacy
TripAdvisor only shares your contact details with your guests after the first payment has been made.
Get more exposure
Showcase your property to travellers worldwide actively looking to rent in your destination every month.
Set up your free listing