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Laurel Cottage Stour Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 0QJ England
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#12 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Shaftesbury
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Charming cottage in pretty Dorset village 3 miles from Shaftesbury. Very comfortable ground floor ensuite rooms, disabled friendy, child friendly and dog friendly. Delicious breakfasts in huge kitchen with aga.
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BobbalooH wrote a review 3 Jul
Rocky Top, Tennessee113 contributions6 helpful votes
Lawn Cottage is situated in a wonderful location of rolling hills, dotted with farms, country villages just up the road (row), from the Stour Row Village Hall, very near Shaftesbury. We 'homed' (not stayed) here 3 nights in late June, Our host, June has made a welcoming home-like B&B in Lawn Cottage. Our room was nice-sized and had an ensuite, included a great king bed that cured Mr H.'s groin strain in one night. Said strain developed during six nights of 'luxury hotel' beds in London. This bed is true goldilocks, not too hard, not too soft. Just right. The breakfasts featured french press coffee, well cooked bacon, eggs, toast, FRESH squeezed juice and the best homemade granola/muesli Mrs H or I have ever tasted. June generously shared the 'secret' recipe. Lawn Cottage includes a lovely garden complete with two of the sweetest and gentle dogs one will ever meet, fruit trees, beautiful English cottage flowers and chickens, June knows this part of Dorset well and gave good guidance and excellent restaurant recommendations. Oh, the restaurants. During a three week trip to England and Scotland, Lawn Cottage stands out as the one of two 'lodgings' to deserve a recommendation. You'll have to take the high road to Scotland for the other.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Justin T wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom20 contributions14 helpful votes
This is one of the very best B&B cottages in England, charm personified and generally materialised by the hostess, trusty canine companion and the gorgeous house and gardens, boosted with very authentic English hens to provide for one's breakfast. The fresh mushrooms, marmalade and bread are also much appreciated!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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londoncalling53 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom41 contributions63 helpful votes
An excellent place to stay if you are visiting this part of Dorset. Delightful cottage with beautiful bedrooms and private bathrooms. June is a charming hostess: nothing was too much trouble, and it was delightful to sit chatting to her in her large yet cosy kitchen. Breakfast was superb: full English with homemade everything including the most delicious marmalade I have ever tasted. Set in a quiet hamlet, with ample parking. Lovely garden - we were encouraged to pick apples to take home. We left wishing we could have stayed for longer: we felt rested and restored after one night, so goodness knows how relaxed we would have felt if we'd stayed for a full weekend! Can't recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Curiosity79163 wrote a review Jul 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Our stay at Lawn Cottage met every expectation: a beautiful quaint historic Cottage, a beautiful garden & an extremely comfortable & well appointed room. We received a gracious welcome from host June, who could have done enough. The generous breakfast was memorable. We highly recommend a stay. Two very happy Aussies sorry to leave!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kombucha Natura... H wrote a review Jul 2018
Bradford, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Lawn Cottage for a few days whilst visiting my mum. Six of us stayed at Lawn Cottage - plenty of room and everything of high quality. We all slept very well with just the sound of the birds to wake us. So tranquil and relaxing. June provided a hearty breakfast and first class coffee.Beautiful gardens backing onto open fields. A real tonic. A thoroughly excellent time. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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lynnem159 wrote a review Apr 2017
Launceston, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here whilst visiting family in Gillingham. The cottage is in a gorgeous country hamlet about 4 miles from Gillingham & Shaftesbury. A perfect cottage for dog owners as our bedroom was on the ground floor with our own access to the garden. June, the host, made us very welcome & cooked our breakfast to our specific requirements served in her charming dining room. Visited Shaftesbury & Gillingham as well as the National Trust's Stourhead & Kingston Lacy - both of which were less than 40 minutes away. The cottage was only a couple of fields away from Duncliffe Woods which was full of bluebells during our visit. A delight - we will return!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aidan B wrote a review Jun 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for one night on our way down to Cornwall. The cottage and hut were perfect with beautiful gardens set in a pretty village. Nearby pub was excellent and within walking distance. Charming host, June, made us feel at home and breakfast in the garden was excellent! Very romantic and would recommend the Shepherds Hut which was very comfortable, private, peaceful with an idyllic view over the buttercup-filled field in the morning. Only possible complaint would be that the incredible climbing rose was not in full bloom yet. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Room Tip: Recommend Shepherds Hut for couples, has electricity/kettle for romantic morning tea in bed!
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Susanmarg wrote a review Apr 2016
Oxford7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here again and each visit we have had a pleasant welcome and been looked after by June, comfortable beds and yummy breakfasts! Last year we stayed in the cozy shepherds hut with log burner a little glamping such fun! Would highly recommend this country b & b
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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The F wrote a review Jan 2016
Cirencester, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Myself & my three sons stayed in the shepherd's hut. All the beds were extremely comfortable with luxurious bedding & we all slept well. We were kept warm by the wood burning stove (although it was August!) & even boiled the kettle on top of it! June our hostess made us incredibly welcome & provided us with a delicious & hearty breakfast. Although the toilet & shower facilities are in the house, they weren't far to go & easily reached as the way was lit by magical fairy lights. June had even provided dressing gowns to pop on if the facilities were needed in the night! We will certainly return & bring my husband to experience the delights of Lawn Cottage's shepherd's hut & June's warm welcome!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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EnglandAnders wrote a review Oct 2015
England201 contributions147 helpful votes
This was a second visit and as ever it was faultless and we had a lovely stay. June is the perfect hostess and serves a delicious breakfast. Beds are comfortable, rooms quiet, nice garden to sit out in, good parking and we'll be back there again shortly. High recommend
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lawn Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Lawn Cottage?
Nearby attractions include AA Shooting School (2.6 miles), Gold Hill Museum (2.9 miles), and Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lawn Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lawn Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lawn Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lawn Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Fleur de Lys, The Ship Inn Restaurant, and The White Horse Inn.
Are pets allowed at Lawn Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lawn Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gold Hill (2.9 miles).