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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Denize123
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Stunning house and beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We booked a weekend stay from Friday to Sunday. Arriving at the property we were met by one of the owners. We were shown around the house and given instructions as to how everything worked etc..Our first impression were Wow!! The decor was truly spectacular. Much love has gone into decorating this house. From the beautiful light fittings to the black wall paper in 2 bathrooms with diamante lizards, colour co-ordinated bedrooms and stunning bathrooms we found every detail to be perfect. The house is carpeted with beautiful cream carpet and we were all very careful to take our shoes off but might be an idea to take slippers or indoor shoes. Towels and toiletries were provided and I particularly liked the body moisturiser.

We were a group of 9 ranging from young to old adults. The kitchen was very well equipped, the only thing we couldn't find was oven gloves! The owners kindly let us use their tea and coffee and we all felt very much at home. We cooked a 3 course meal for 9 people and there was adequate cutlery, crockery, glasses etc..

We visited the Crown pub at Marnhull for an evening meal which was good hearty pub grub. . Very reasonably priced and the food was tasty. On Sunday we went to the Ship at West Stour. Again a good local pub serving a great Sunday lunch with exceptional Yorkshire puddings.

Overall we had a brilliant time and would highly recommend staying at this beautiful house. All being well we hope to return next year.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Rosemary...
London
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A grand designs experience”
Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Oh my goodness. Where should I start? OK, firstly, the property owner was very responsive,personable and helpful so all pre-trip questions were all answered promptly and honestly. She took the time to tell us that the rental was also their home so I got a sense that I would be staying in a home as opposed to a business rental which is something I personally treasured as we were traveling with extended family including young adults.

The sat nav took us about 50 meters past the house and as we past it, one of the passengers commented that it would be good if we were staying at the house (The Mead) as it looked large and modern.. only to find out about 3 minutes later that it was the house we were staying in. That was the first drop jaw of the day. The outside of the house was just wow.

The owners were there to meet us and greeted us with a smile. On entering the house you could tell it was a very well designed, high tech clean home that was superbly decorated.

The owners took time to show us how to work the appliances and had two folders, one which detailed the house rules, all reasonable and not too many, and the other detailed some things to do in the area. Both helpful.

They left after about 15 minutes so we had a chance to explore. Every room was clean, spacious, bright and beautifully decorated. The two bedrooms upstairs was nothing short of wow. We all had another drop draw moment. Both rooms were on-suite, one with a balcony that overlooked a field. the balcony had a number of chairs and loungers. The bed in that room was massive and very spacious.

The other rooms were all beautiful. White walls, cream carpet and beautify soft furnishings. If I had one criticism it would be the size of the beds. All rooms, with the exception of one room which had a twin bed and the room described above had double beds which I think are small (maybe its me as I'm used to king sized beds). The rooms were big enough to hold king size beds and I personally would have felt more comfortable had they been bigger. Because of this, two of us decided to sleep on the couches, there were two in do different rooms. Both massive, both comfortable.

Downstairs.... another draw dropping moment had a kitchen to die for and bigger then my first flat in London! Very well equipped and very clean. Front room massive, with a modern large TV above the modern fire place. This joined to the dining room that had a table for 10. Perfect.

Outside, the garden backed onto a field with two cute horses. the garden had two lots of tables and an electric BBQ.

The main supermarkets were about 10 minutes away by car.

As it was a semi detached house, it was peaceful so music and laughter wasn't a problem and we are a loud family.

The owners were available by text throughout our stay and continued to be helpful and responsive.

I would highly recommend this home if you want somewhere peaceful, modern and clean. Its not for you if you don't drive or want to be around activities. For that, you will need to drive at least on hour away to Bournemouth which is easily done.

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Miss print by Rosemary the house is DETACHEd and set in approx. 2 acres
Lesley
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ClairePic...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent standard of service”
Reviewed 11 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We had a fantastic stay in this immaculate home, the owners couldn't have been more accommodating and we loved every minute. The house was done to perfection with beautiful details in a stunning location. Will definitely look to revisit again in the future when a large house stay is required again. Highly recommend.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Thanks for your review Claire .
I am so glad you enjoyed your special weekend
Hope to see you again, you would be welcome anytime.
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OversL
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation with the perfect landlord”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at this property in Shaftesbury for 4 days for a birthday celebration in the family. We had 10 members of the family stay at the house including children. Our hosts presented us with a beautiful, immaculate house on our arrival,l the house was extremely beautifully furnished and the technology in the house was great. The house was warm, comfortable, clean and catered for a large party perfectly. The owners of the house gave us plenty of guidance with how everything worked in the house and some helpful recommendations of places to visit with the children.
We had a fantastic 4 days at the house, i would definitely rent the house again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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ZoeBowra
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful Property”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a lovely time and would highly recommend this property, It was a great size for what we needed and the owners were very helpful, the only negative was after buying a lot of food to cook on the BBQ it only heated up on one side so would of taken hours to cook for 8 people. We will definatley be back to visit :)

Travelling group: Extended Family
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mansooru
Norwich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We booked this house for an extended family break over the May half term weekend. The accommodation was absolutely fantastic – modern, bright, clean, spacious and beautifully presented. The location is idyllic and tranquil with a large garden and spacious drive that comfortably accommodated three cars. Once we got over just how impressive the house is, we quickly found it had everything we could possibly need. The hosts were very friendly and gave us a quick tour before leaving. They also checked if all was well during our stay.

In short, the house is superb, can’t fault it and would highly recommend it for any large group.

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Your age range 25-34
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Recommended for:
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