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Updown Cottage historic 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views, beams & wood fire.

Gold Hill
1 of 27Gold Hill
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Listing #FKN2377419
About the Owner
Simon and Jane C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
Interaction with guests
We are always at the end of a phone or email. Access to the cottage is via a mobile phone call to the latch device so you are free to arrive and depart at your convenience without needing to keep to official check in times.
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4 - 6 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely location and a divine cottage every time we left we felt like movie stars as people were taking photos

Thank Ginny J
Jane C, VR Owner at Updown Cottage historic 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views, beams & wood fire., responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you so much Ginny! We're so pleased you enjoyed Updown.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We booked Updown Cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint. The cottage is great and just as described. It is spread over four floors and all the rooms are decorated to a very high standard. It has the...More

1  Thank fcchelsea
Jane C, VR Owner at Updown Cottage historic 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views, beams & wood fire., responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review Anne. We really appreciate it and would love you or your friends and family to return! Thanks again and best wishes, Jane & Simon

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

When our Canadian family decided to join us in England for Christmas we wanted to find something special...Updown Cottage was perfect. In fact, it was more than we could have ever expected! From our easy arrival (with a lovely welcome basket of goodies, a Christmas...More

1  Thank Kate M
Management response:Responded 30 December 2016

Dear Kate and family, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Updown. It was honestly a pleasure to organise your stay and we really appreciate your comments and your enjoyment of the cottage. We hope you do manage to return before too long!...More

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No courses without full details and permission.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
    1 King
    1 Crib
Show Rates

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

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
28 Sep 2018 -
2 Nov 2018
3 nights
3 Nov 2018 -
19 Dec 2018
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Week long bookings only at Christmas and New Year.
Bookings usually run from Mondays to Mondays or Fridays and from Fridays to Mondays or Fridays only and stays over these lengths will incur the whole week price.
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.
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
A car gives the greatest flexibility but it is possible to arrive by train or coach and take taxis or hire cars to see the sights.
It is also possible to enjoy Shaftesbury on foot as all shops, cafes, museums, pubs and restaurants are within a minute's walk.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heathrow: 148.0 km
Railway: Gillingham (Dorset): 6.4 km
Ferry: Poole: 40.0 km
Just 2 hours drive from London, passing Stonehenge en route, giving a great view from the car windows! Parking is free and unrestricted on the lower tarmac area of Gold Hill, only a few yards from the front door. You can drive up to the door to unload though.
Trains from London to Gillingham, Dorset in 2 hours. 4 mile taxi ride to the cottage.
National Express coaches stop in Shaftesbury.
Gatwick and Heathrow airports are 2 hours away.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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