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Idyllic private country cottage with beautiful views

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wise Cottage is a 250 year old cottage of immense charm and character with sweeping views over fields, situated in a beautiful village near Shaftesbury, Dorset, Southern England. The cottage has been completely renovated and we have aimed to create a very comfortable and inspirational place. There are two bedrooms, one large master bedroom with a super kingsize bed and a small bedroom with adult bunk beds. Wood burner, super fast broadband & garden.There is a large sitting room with oak dining table and contemporary chairs, a well fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The main bedroom has an upholstered Super kingsize bed with Vi Spring mattress, high quality microfibre duvets and bed linens. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds. The bathroom ha...Wise Cottage is a 250 year old cottage of immense charm and character with sweeping views over fields, situated in a beautiful village near Shaftesbury, Dorset, Southern England. The cottage has been completely renovated and we have aimed to create a very comfortable and inspirational place. There are two bedrooms, one large master bedroom with a super kingsize bed and a small bedroom with adult bunk beds. Wood burner, super fast broadband & garden.There is a large sitting room with oak dining table and contemporary chairs, a well fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The main bedroom has an upholstered Super kingsize bed with Vi Spring mattress, high quality microfibre duvets and bed linens. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds. The bathroom has a pressurised shower and bath. The bathroom is situated downstairs opposite the kitchen. The pretty garden is situated up steps from the cottage, it is probably not easily accessed by anyone disabled or infirm. There is a table and chairs and barbecue and there are wonderful views in every direction. There is a side access to the garden and it is fenced, so will contain a not overly ambitious dog. The cottage has a Samsung 32' smart TV, super fast broad band and a small office with desk. Mobile reception is good, but patchy in the downstairs rooms. There is a wood burner and logs (extra logs can be supplied for a further price), iPod dock, Roberts radio, smart TV, towels, high quality bed linens, bathrobes, range of organic soaps and shampoo. The kitchen is fully equipped with all china and cutlery, pans, casserole dishes, Nespresso coffee machine with pods, salad bowls etc and there is a supply of tea bags, coffee, sugar, olive oil and salt and pepper to start you off. We always leave a welcome pack such as fresh local bread, jam, butter and milk. The whole cottage and garden is available for your use. The cottage has a winding staircase and there are steps up to the garden, so it is perhaps not suitable for anyone very infirm. There is a folder at the cottage with information on the numerous places there are to visit in the area and further afield. The area near Shaftesbury on the Wiltshire/Dorset border is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. The village of East Knoyle, birth place of Sir Christopher Wren, is charming. There is an excellent community run village shop (less than 100 yards from your door and often compared to a mini Fortnums!), a convivial pub serving excellent food, a well equipped playground with football pitch (again less than 100 yards from the cottage), and endless walks through woods and fields. Shaftesbury itself (4 miles away) stands 700 feet above sea level with views over the Blackmore Vale. It is a two hour drive from London, a 50 minute drive from Bath, the coast is an hour away and there are numerous places to visit: Stonehenge Sherborne Abbey Salisbury Cathedral and Close Highclere castle (Downton Abbey fame) Wardour Castle Stourhead House and Gardens Longleat House Larmer Tree Gardens Bath Kingston Lacey The ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey Corfe Castle The Jurassic coast of Dorset The cottage is in an ideal location if planning on attending any events, some of which are below: The Chalk Valley History Festival (27 June-3 July) The Larmer Tree Festival (13-17 July) The Shaftesbury Food Festival (usually in May) Frome Independent Market -a fabulous food fair which is staged the first Sunday of each month. More
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vanessa J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Spent a relaxing weekend at Vanessa’s beautiful cottage- The perfect setting and attention to detail made for a truly wonderful stay. The pool was an additional bonus- couldn’t get my boys out! Vanessa is the perfect host and was keen to accommodate our requests- Can’t...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Lisa L
Management response:Responded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Lisa and look forward to seeing you in August!

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have just returned from our 10 night stay in Wise Cottage. Vanessa had been so helpful before our arrival and left provisions for us on arrival including home made jam! Both Vanessa and Bruce were on hand during the stay and it was a...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank MrandMrsTLondon
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you Lizzie for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay so much and I do hope you will be able to stay again when.visiting family. Vanessa

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Beautiful authentic English cottage surrounded by forests and parks, which makes you feel right at home! Vanessa the owner has been so kind in making us feel welcome even before we arrived, and it really makes a difference when it comes to staying in someone's...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank adi_bein
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

It was such a pleasure having you all to stay, thank you for your lovely review and I hope we meet again some day.

Reviewed 20 June 2017

The cottage is set in a beautiful village with a well stocked local shop nearby and has access to the owners excellent outdoor heated pool. We spent our time visiting some of the many attractions nearby such as Stonehenge and enjoying the stunning walks near...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank mattbeaum0nt
Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Many thanks Matt, so glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for your review.

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the cottage for 10 days and were blessed with some amazing weather. The cottage is so cosy and lovely, the bed is really comfortable and our nearly 3 year old loved the bunk beds! The cottage was a bit like out of...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank CherryFM
Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

So glad you enjoyed your stay so much Liz, hope you can come back some day.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Towels Provided
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Private Garden
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Parking
Linens Provided
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This is a beautiful area with a wealth of natural history and cultural places to visit. The village of East Knoyle where the cottage is situated, is the birth place of Sir Christopher Wren. Within easy reach of the cottage is Stone henge, Bath, the Jurassic Dorset coast, Longleat House, Stourhead, Thomas Hardy country and some of the best walking in the country.
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