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Gable Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Gable Cottage with Traditional Shepherd's Hut

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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)
Access Car essential
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
Access Secure parking

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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10 Oct 2014


"Best welcome pack ever !"

Arrived to a beautiful house with the most extensive welcome pack I have ever seen, including flowers in each room, chocolates, wine, breakfast goodies and full clotted cream afternoon tea with scones - wow!
The house was really well equipped, with lovely views and in a beautiful part of the English countryside . Good pubs locally with excellent food. Country lanes mean it takes longer to get anywhere than you think its going to but as long as you are not in a hurry... The only thing the house lacks is an upstairs toilet but we knew that when we booked . We couldn't ask for more

22 Jul 2014


"Absolutely Fabulous"

From the moment we arrived we knew we had found a fantastic place to stay, we were greeted by Louise who was lovely and so accommodating. Fresh flowers, home made scones and some food to get us starte… More

24 Apr 2014



We (3 children aged 5 to 12, 1 dog and my husband and myself) stayed at Gable cottage the last week of the Easter holidays, cottage was clean, welcome pack was a pantry with everything you need plus extras. The cottage has good walks, a very nice pub all within a very short walk. The owners live close by and run the farm which meant we had a tour around and saw some very young lambs which the children loved.

7 Apr 2014


"Beautiful and relaxing cottage."

We stayed recently for a long weekend.
what a treat...a beautiful cottage with wonderful views.
The furnishings are perfect for the property...and all the rooms well equipped with plenty of utensils etc in the kitchen. Extra blankets in the bedrooms in case you get chilly, things like hairdryers,towels and games are all provided. Extras like beautiful fresh flowers in each room and yummy goodies including cream tea and breakfast croissants were an unexpected treat and quickly gobbled up by us all.
A really lovely stay... wonderful hosts and Louise kept in touch regularly in the weeks prior to our arrival checking our requirements and making sure equipment was in place
for our 2 year old.
I have no hesitation in recommending this gorgeous cottage in its idyllic spot.
There is no doubt that we will be back soon!

7 Apr 2014


"Really lovely cottage in peaceful and picturesque setting."

This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Guests are warmly welcomed with many surprises such as flowers in most rooms, essential food items such as milk, tea, coffee and many lovely extras such as clotted cream, jam, scones, cakes, bread and a bottle of wine!

The beds are really comfortable and there are plenty of fresh towels and a very well equipped kitchen.

The setting is peaceful and the village is pretty with many lovely walks on the dorstep.
We have stayed twice and just booked a third visit later in this year.

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


"Great getaway"

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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