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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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Set on a working farm, guests at Edgecoombe can admire beautiful countryside views. Nearby activities include golf and a swimming pool!

This holiday cottage is situated on a working farm, looking out onto lush Dorset farmland and gorgeous rolling hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within a few minutes’ drive are an excellent country pub just 1/2 a mile away, a heated indoor swimming pool, tennis, golf, and the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury with its famous Gold Hill, abbey ruins, shopping and cafes. Nearby too are Stonehenge, Longleat and numerous other places of interest. Horse riding available on neighbouring farm.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional Z-bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    We spent a very comfortable time at Edgecoombe with our two children and small dog when we relocated to the district from abroad. We were greeted by the caretaker shortly after arrival who made sure that we were settled. The cottage has all the equipment necessary to make it a home away from home. The kitchen was already stocked with many of the basics; tea bags, fresh milk, bread, butter and a delicious box of biscuits. There was even a container full of logs by the fireplace which we made full use of. The garden is fully fenced so that dogs can roam freely. The house is set back from the road far enough so that any road noise is minimized. There are gorgeous views over open countryside to the rear which are great for spotting deer, rabbits and other wildlife. The two horses in the adjacent paddock provided constant amusement to the children. The town of Shaftesbury is only 5 minutes away by car with supermarket, petrol station and a great selection of pubs and takeaways. The local countryside is criss-crossed with footpaths which make for some excellent walks but you have to plan where to leave your car as the roads can be quite narrow in places. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Edgecoombe and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Cottage although in lovely surroundings, apart from the busy A road, is in need of updating & modernisation to bring it up to the standard we have experienced in all the previous cottages we've stayed in. It was tatty & lacking in modern features, working shower for one thing & there was no welcome/information pack on arrival. Considering it's a dog friendly place, details of a local vets would be useful should u need it.... For example. It's a shame because it could be made into a lovely place with just a few simple updates & touches to bring it up to a high standard which we have always previously experienced.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    We were disappointed with the cottage, especially the lounge. The suite was comfortable but the hearth rug was ragged, the lining of one of the curtains was in shreds, and the carpet was stained and covered in dog hairs. The television was small and there was no dvd player.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Third time staying here. It suits us as it is central to visiting friends & family when we come back to the area from our now home in the Highlands of Scotland. Location is great, its on a busy road, which you need to be careful of when exiting the driveway, but the bungalow is far enough away from the road that traffic noise is not an issue. The large secure garden is great for our dogs to run around and play in. Shaftesbury is a nice town with plenty of amenities and very central to a lot of other towns and tourist attractions. There are some nice takeaways which are worth a try. The Thai takeaway / restaurant is a must as the food is excellent. The chip shop near the Esso garage is also very good. If I had to chose something negative to say it would be the dilapidated wooden shed by the rear entrance to the bungalow. It was in a sorry state of repair when we first visited in 2014 and is in even a worse state of repair now. I'm surprised it hasn't been demolished and removed as it would enhance the overall appearance of the property. Overall this is a great place to stay and would recommend it to friends and family.

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