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Bankside and Lakeside Hut - Bankside

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Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms0
Bathrooms1
Pets 3
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Description

This shepherd’s hut provides idyllic lakeside accommodation, for couples looking to relax, or explore this isolated and rural location.

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.

5 steep steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric coal-effect fire, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and twin beds.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
Galley style with gas cooker, microwave and fridge.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating and gas included. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi 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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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Glamping
    Glamping
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    06/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2018
    Fabulous weekend away. Very relaxing and the owners are very friendly and welcoming.


  • 10

    23/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Would recommend and will be back fantastic the fishing was fantastic


  • 10

    06/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018
    Peace and quiet, surrounded by sheep, birds and fish. A delightful location. The fishing was very good, the challenge was to avoid the small fry taking your bait before the bigger ones find it. The hut was clean and provided all that was required for a good holiday. The owners were helpful and provided details of local facilities. We enjoyed our week and Bella, our dog, loved it.


  • 10

    06/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    A perfect location to relax and enjoy life at a slower pace. We were very fortunate with the weather which meant we were able to make the most of this beautiful, tranquil spot and enjoy it's wild life. Debbie and Lester were most welcoming and the bottle of wine in the fridge a very thoughtful gesture. We certainly look forward to a return visit in the future.


  • 10

    02/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Very relaxing holiday and cosy accomadation will go again


  • 10

    02/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    A lovely,cosy,well equipped lodge in an absolutely beautiful location with a well stocked carp lake.Perfect for a relaxing holiday.Can't recommend highly enough.


  • 10

    03/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    This is an absolutely delightful little shepherd's hut in a beautiful setting. It is very well equipped, very clean and neat and the owners are friendly and helpful. If there is a drawback it is that the beds are a trifle narrow, but that cannot be remedied due to the layout of the interior, and was not really an issue for me. I shall certainly book again, it was a most enjoyable week. Its very close to both Mere and Gillingham so shopping was easy.


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9.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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