Converted stables next to main house standing in pretty private valley opposite large pond. 25 acres surround it with grazing sheep. Peaceful countryside with buzzards, wild birds and deer and only 1.7 miles from Shaftesbury's many shops, restaurants/pubs. You can watch ducks, divers and moorhen from your breakfast table - and occasionally otters as well.
We do have a few carp and tench in the pond and guests are welcome to fish - but we do not provide any fishing equipment or rods etc.
The cottage contains two attractive bedrooms, one twin and one double. Each bedroom has its own modern en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
There is a small cosy sitting room with dining area that has outstanding views of the pond and rolling hills and a tiny but well equipped kitchenette. There is also a good sized utility room/back kitchen with gas cooker, kitchen sink unit, normal sized gas oven and grill, small additional ovenette, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator with icebox and iron/ironing board. Access to this room either through twin bedroom or via the garden.
Full central heating and all radiators have individual thermostatic controls.
Serveis i zones comuns
Guests are able to walk over our fields of 25 acres including a small wood and have access to the pond and the hill behind it. We do have sheep from Spring until about early November so please shut gates if you open them.
There is a pond that contains some Carp and Tench and guests are welcome to fish provided it is not during the 'closed' season. We do not, however, provide any fishing rods or other fishing equipment. Guests will also need to apply on-line for a licence at a cost of £3.75 per day unless they already have one.
Bird watchers paradise with over 31 different species counted over 2 days.
We border on the Cranborne Chase (area of outstanding natural beauty) so we enjoy a starry dark night sky that is unpolluted from normal light sources. The dark starry nights are particular good to see in Autumn and Winter, and March and April.
Foot paths close by. Bring binoculars if you can as so useful here for everything.
Interacció amb els hostes
We respect our guests privacy and as we work from home we are usually around so we are more than happy to answer any questions and suggest places to visit.
Altres aspectes destacables
Please note that we only take 7 day or more bookings in July and August as it is High Season.
When weather allows, There is garden furniture including table and chairs by the cottage and curved wooden bench and coffee table and chairs on the lower lawn by the pond.
Kettle type barbecue available. Please bring your own charcoal. Tesco in Shaftesbury sells this.
Pick your own herbs for lunch or dinner in the spring and summer in a raised bed in front of your kitchen window. 6 fresh eggs from our pet chickens will be in your fridge on arrival. (Subject to the 3 'girls' doing their very best!)
No smoking inside our cottage please.