Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Gable Cottage is a 3 bedroom, character cottage built and designed originally as a life-sized dolls house with its own under ground air raid shelter.
Gable Cottage sits in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the idyllic Dorset village of Berwick St John at the end of the very special Chalke Valley.
The cottage sleeps up to 6 people plus 2 people in the newly restored traditional Shepherd's Hut at no additional cost.
There is room for a Horse Trailer, and an adjacent paddock for 2 horses, perfect for an equestrian holiday in this magnificent riding country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bournemouth 48 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Salisbury 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The views from the cottage are spectacular with the natural wildflower down lands to the front and rear of the property. The cottage has recently been completely refurbished and brought back to life.
The location means that both the south coast beaches and towns as well as the local market towns such as Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Dorchester are all within easy reach. The beautiful city of Salisbury is only twelve miles away and the historic city of Bath about forty minutes. Shaftesbury is only five miles away.
The village pub The Talbot provides an excellent place to eat or drink after a long walk across the downs or ox-droves and by ways.
Horses are welcome by arrangement.
Gold Hill famous for the outstanding views as featured in the Hovis advert is only 5 miles away, and every year the Gold Hill Fair weekend is a popular event. The internationally renowned Steam Fair is a major annual event held locally and Berwick St John hosts its own Country Fayre every other year with all proceeds going to charity.
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20 Feb 2014
"Peaceful, comfortable, family-friendly cottage"
Arriving to a pantry full of food, a cottage full of fresh flowers and beautiful surroundings was a superb start to an excellent stay. Located in a small village with a pub serving good food and only an hour away from Bath, staying at this cottage meant we could go on great country walks with our dogs from the house, or visit the delights of Bath with our teenage daughters. The cottage is very well equipped, including having WiFi, which meant everyone was happy on a rainy day! Now scanning the diary to work out when we can book again.
7 Nov 2013
"A classic sleepy Dorset cottage."
If you are looking for a cosy Dorset cottage to hide away from the rat race of life this is for you!
The property was clean, tidy and well layed out. and located in the beautiful Dorset chalk valley village of Berwick St. John near Shaftesbury. There is a super local pub close by too!"
I loved the traditional larder and American style fridge and proper farmhouse kitchen table. The shower was adequate and hot but I would prefer a cubicle rather than one over a bath.
Overall I class this as a real find and perfect "bolt hole" to rest and enjoy sleepy Dorset.
7 Nov 2013
Arrived to be welcomed by generous host Louise. The cottage has a magical view over the field full of sheep and the Dorset countryside. The cottage had all we wanted (me plus 3 teenage boys!).
Will be going back!
6 Nov 2013
"perfect rural UK rental"
In the past few years, we have been doing a lot of traveling in England and when possible we stay in self-catering accommodations. We like to find a central base from which to tour a region and sta… More
15 Oct 2013
"an excellent property and garden for a reasonable rate."
the owners have invested time and have financed a good quality refurbishment of this attractive cottage and remain very passionate about providing a good service for their clients. the cottage is very well equipped and basic provisions were supplied.
for the four of us that stayed, there is ample room throughout the property, though i would however enquire with regards to comfortable seating in the lounge, if more people intend on staying there. that is probably my only criticism and this really is a delightful place to stay. many thanks to the owners.
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