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Bankside and Lakeside Hut - Lakeside Hut

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Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 2
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Enjoy on-site fishing or exploring the many local attractions from this peaceful retreat. Close to Shaftesbury.

These wonderful shepherd’s huts are located on the edge of a carp lake, and are now delightful holiday cabins, situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, offering a peaceful retreat on the edge of the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire border. Watch the continuous antics of the varied birdlife visiting the lake from the balcony. Set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, renowned for its natural beauty, Bankside and Lakeside Hut provide an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions in the area. Gillingham has a rich history dating back over 1000 years, and has enjoyed mentions in a great deal of literature, including the work of Thomas Hardy. Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a recorded history that goes back to the Anglo Saxon times. You can experience what it was like back in King Alfred’s time, whilst walking round the ruins of the abbey, or just enjoying the history of the area displayed in the Gold Hill Museum. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the ‘Hovis’ advertisement, and has magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale. There is a wide variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants for tourists to enjoy. This is known as the ‘Gateway to the South West’, from which you can tour the area from Stonehenge in the east, to Bath and Bristol to the north, and Bournemouth and the Jurassic Coast to the south. A visit to the National Trust Stourhead House and Gardens is also recommended. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Bankside (ref. UKC1414) and Lakeside Hut (ref. W43465) can be booked together to accomodate up to 4 guests.

6 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric fire, Freeview TV and twin beds.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With combi/microwave/oven/grill, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Wi-fi. Sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Paddock by arrangement. Fishing on-site (no licence required). No smoking.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Use of owner’s washing machine. Welcome pack. Unspoilt grounds (shared). Fishing on site. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property is by the side of a lake.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Glamping

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/09/2017
    Paradise. Debbie & Lester were so friendly as were Al and Jess the dogs. The view each morning was breathtaking on each one of our 6 days stay. The hut is so well equipped they had thought of everything. Nothing to improve upon in our view. The lake was stunning. We will return.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017
    Ideal place for someone who wants something out of the ordinary and likes fishing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    A bit of a gamble for my wife and I, sharing with our boisterous, large, 10 month old retriever/collie, but it really worked for us. A restful location - you really could stay in the hut and surrounding land all day - the narrow coziness of the hut is not a limiter of one's holiday experience in any way. Of course, it helps to have 'the weather' with you, and our week was the best of the six week school break, with sunshine each and every day, but if the rain falls there are plenty of places to visit in this area with Stourhead and Longleat not far away, to name but two.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2017
    We were pleased with the comfort of the hut and all the little things were thought of eg foil, kitchen roll,cling film etc were provided The lake area was a joy to sit round and watch the wildlife and fun catching the fish The hosts Debby and Lester were on hand should you need anything and we're very friendly and so were their dogs. A real chill out few days in lovely surroundings

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017
    Amazing holiday .....great hosts

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/04/2017
    Beautiful peaceful location and the owners are lovely. Really relaxing. Highly recommended.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2017
    Lovley place and people just ashame I had to leave early due to work re booking again tho.a must for anglers

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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