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Meadow Cottage


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Ashmore, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Guests of Meadow Cottage will not be stuck for places to visit, with beaches, scenic walks, family attractions and market towns to discover.

This lovely, detached family home enjoys stunning views over private farmland, fields and valleys, and is peacefully located in a charming hamlet with a duckpond and historic church. Meadow Cottage has been tastefully and comfortably furnished, with light and spacious rooms, many of which overlook the super open views! The well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen opens out to the dining area, and the living room has French doors leading to the extensive lawned gardens. There is plenty of parking available, and many thoughtful personal touches throughout to ensure guests are made to feel welcome.

Meadow Cottage makes the ideal base to explore the area, where there are many superb, scenic local walks through amazing valleys, farmland and woodland, with Ashmore Wood also close by. It lies on a popular cycle route, the Wessex Ridgeway, where various birds and other wildlife can be seen. Meadow Cottage is located in a beautiful part of Dorset, yet very close to the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders making it easily accessible for a whole range of sightseeing attractions and walks.

Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Europe’s oldest clock and one of the original (and best preserved) copies of the Magna Carta. Salisbury Cathedral, with its ornate beauty, draws people in from all around the world. Meadow Cottage is also within driving distance of the renowned Dorset coast, home to the World Heritage Site ’Jurassic Coast’. Other attractions close by include Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth Castle and Cove, Durdle Dor and National Trust beaches such as Studland and Knoll beach. Shaftesbury is a small market town with a recorded history that dates back to the Anglo Saxon times. It is famous for its Gold Hill, made famous by the ‘Hovis’ advert, and offering superb views over the Blackmore Vale. 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. The historic market town of Sherborne features two castles, and you can experience what it was like in King Alfred’s day by meandering around the abbey ruins, perfect for history buffs.

Within easy driving distance there are some superb family attractions to enjoy, such as Old Sarum, an early settlement and an English Heritage Site, and Old Wardour Castle, which is a 14th-century structure set in gardens besides a lake. Within easy driving distance are Bath, Stonehenge, Monkey World, the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Longleat House and Safari Park, and more. Stourhead House and Gardens is well worth seeing, as is Sturminster Newton, Poole, Bournemouth and Blandford Forum. There are scenic country walks in the area, fishing in the River Stour about 5 miles away, and golf at Rushmore, also about 5 miles distant. There are many lovely country pubs to discover in the area in which to relax, and wine and dine in! Sandbanks, Bournemouth, Poole Harbour, Dorchester, Weymouth and West Bay, known from the TV show Broadchurch, are all well worth a visit. Beach 22 miles. Shop 3¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, bluetooth stereo speakers and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and French doors leading to garden.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Smart TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), Smart TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2018
    Wonderful house....Clean, comfortable, homely and very well equipped cottage. We had a wonderful stay celebrating an 80th birthday...lovely welcome of fresh flowers, provisions, milk and even a birthday cake, which was a kind touch, thank you. Stunning views from the house and local area. All in all a great weekend :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    We had a great time at Meadow Cottage. Perfect for our group of 10. Lots of space, comfy beds and beautiful views. Another shower (there are two, but only one you can stand up in) would be really handy. Communication with the owner was easy. Would happily return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2018
    Beautiful cottage ! We got back Sunday after a couple of nights at meadow cottage and all I can say was how much of a great time we had. There was everything you could want and need. The views are amazing! We meet are friends once a year for a get together due to some being away in the army and navy and we would definitely come back here. Thank you

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    We arrived feeling tired and tense. Within a day we had relaxed and enjoyed the garden. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, eating at the big table and looking at the fantastic views through the open windows.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Beautiful, clean cottage with lovely views. Very spacious for group of 10 and our dog. The cottage had pretty much everything we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Only downside is lack of shops locally but can be accessed within 10-15mins drive.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    We stayed 3 days in Meadow cottage Ashmore. It was well beyond our expectations. In the quiet village of ashmore, it was comfortable to our two families, well equipped, with two bathrooms and a large garden were the kids could play. Even the lovely son of the owner came to enforce our soccer team. The beds are very comfortable, there is plenty of hot water for the showers, but most of all Jemma ( the owner) was very responsive to our questions and provided more then basic amenities. towels, toilet paper, cooking spices etc were available more. Tv are smart and wifi good (10 Mbit). We fell in love with ashmore and the cottage, the easy acces to the numerous tracks thru dorset and surroundings and the airfield were it is easy to charter one off their classic planes. We could give Jemma any suggestions for improvement. Hope visiting again

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