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Pretty cottage in a lovely location
Enjoy the beautiful south facing sun terrace
Lounge area
Time for tea
Living and dining area
Kitchen and dining room
Restful double bedroom decorated with care
Pretty twin bedroom
Relax with a good book
Take a relaxing bath
Admire the roses
Enjoy walking the dog across the fields
Wander through the bluebell woods
....and down to the lake
1 / 15  Pretty cottage in a lovely location
2 / 15  Enjoy the beautiful south facing sun terrace
3 / 15  Lounge area
4 / 15  Time for tea
5 / 15  Living and dining area
6 / 15  Kitchen and dining room
7 / 15  Restful double bedroom decorated with care
8 / 15  Pretty twin bedroom
9 / 15  Relax with a good book
10 / 15  Take a relaxing bath
11 / 15  Admire the roses
12 / 15  Enjoy walking the dog across the fields
13 / 15  Wander through the bluebell woods
14 / 15  ....and down to the lake
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Rose Cottage At East Hill

Shaftesbury (6mls N), Wiltshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A perfect rural sanctuary tucked away on the Wiltshire/Somerset & Dorset borders
  • An ideal base for keen walkers and cyclists with a network of country walks and the Wiltshire cycleway nearby
  • Set in a tranquil, rural position on a farm  within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Property code: 52105

Stylish single storey barn with spacious rooms and stone floors, set in a quiet, peaceful, rural location. Ideally placed for touring, with Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead and Stonehenge within easy reach

Staying in this quintessential English barn, surrounded by roam-able fields and footpaths, will make you and your beloved doggies feel like you’ve really come home. Your spacious single-storey barn is ideal for a family with two little ones (or grown-up children). From this cosy base, you can explore the working farm around you as well as the nearby Wiltshire Cycleway and the picturesque towns of Shaftesbury, Mere, and Bruton.

The barn opens to a bright kitchen, dining and sitting area, where light decor and cosy furnishings provide the perfect atmosphere to relax after a long walk, plus a TV and DVD player so the kids can wind down with a movie. Along the hall, two bedrooms — one double, one twin — are sweetly decked out in country colours and special touches. Outside, a terrace, bedecked with climbing roses, is a sun trap. The surrounding fields are yours to wander with your sweet pet, and there are even bluebell woods that bloom in spring for an extra dose of magic.

If that wasn’t scenery enough for you, the farm is situated on the stunning Dorset, Wiltshire, and Somerset borders, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where country walks abound. Take your pup for an awe-inspiring ramble in the fields around Stonehenge, which is an 18-mile drive through forested countryside. For a bit of culture, take a trip to the famously English town of Shaftesbury (famous for being the setting of the Hovis advert), 10 miles away. And the National Trust property of Stourhead (just 6 miles away) with gorgeous neo-classical gardens even has special doggy routes and opening hours for exploring pups.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Laundry room with washer/dryer available in the courtyard
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Arrival time 4pm
  • Regret no children under 3
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 30 miles, shop and pub 2 miles
  • TV and DVD
  • Bike storage available

Sue Pierce-Smith

This property is personally managed by Sue.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd October 2020

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We had a wonderful stay at Rose Cottage with our one year old. It's a cosy cottage on a farm and we had lots of local country walks, which is what we came for. The village of Mere is a 5 min drive and has a brilliant veg shop, Sprout & Flower, which sells delicious cakes and coffee. It also has plenty of choice for pubs and a supermarket. The cottaRead morege itself is cosy with lots of adjustable heaters & all the amenities you need. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Simon 18th September 2020

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The cottage is "far from the madding crowd". Situated in beautiful countryside with excellent walks it is a great centre for a holiday with a dog or just a wish for great walking. The cottage itself has everything that you need for a peaceful and relaxing week.

Reviewed by Tim 5th September 2020

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Quite rural but only 8 mins from A303 we visited Weymouth, Wells, Stourhead, and many other locations, pub food locally was good and most accepted dogs. Ideal for a one week break.

Reviewed by Alison 25th August 2020

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This is a compact but very comfortable cottage in a lovely rural location.

Reviewed by Chris 21st August 2020

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It's a lovely, cosy cottage, on a quiet farm. The owners greeted us on arrival, were warm and welcoming and asked if we needed anything extra for the dogs, or anything else to knock on their door. The walk around the back of the farm was a lovely place to take the dogs and our son.

Reviewed by Rob 7th August 2020

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As a centre for exploring and walking it's excellent. The cottage is very comfortable and we were welcomed by the hostess who made every effort to make us feel at home. It has pleasant walks through the owner's fields (with recently planted proper! hedges) and a particularly nice walk across their land to the nearby Woodland Trust's Mackintosh DaviRead moredson woodland. The lake was a delight and we had the good fortune to see a kingfisher catch a fish. Hide

Reviewed by Charlie 2nd August 2020

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Really nice sized cottage big enough for two couples or a family of four. Well equipped wash room shared with one other cottage, nice patio area shared with one other cottage and plenty of parking. Public footpath to mere about an hour's walk nice pubs and shops there.

Reviewed by Shane 24th July 2020

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Lovely owners not at all intrusive.Great location less than 5 mins to the A303 and within 30 mins from many locations such as Longleat,Shaftsbury,Salisbury, Stourhead house and many more. Nice and peaceful stay with lots of great walks,we would happily stay again and would reccomend it. Dog friendly too.

Reviewed by Gemma 30th December 2019

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Our stay at Rose cottage was delightful. We were met by our host who provided us with wine and snacks as a welcome gift and showed us around the cottage. Its the perfect location to get away from the daily grind with lots of attractions nearby. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Thelma 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Esther 13th September 2019

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We visited Rose Cottage with our 2 dogs. The owners let us use their fields to walk our dogs. There is even a pond where our dogs could swim. We were made very welcome by the owners. The cottage is nice and quiet. In the area are very nice places to see and to visit. Beds very comfortable.

Reviewed by Robert 23rd August 2019

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Having said the above we had a great time the owners were very friendly and the cottage and location were beautiful. I loved being out late at night looking at the stars and watching the bats flying around the cottage.

Reviewed by Lesley 16th April 2019

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We were given a very warm welcome by Janet and Jeffrey.The cottage was very clean with some nice extra touches like kitchen roll and milk in the fridge .We were only there for 2 nights so didnt need to buy anything as all essentials were provided .I would like to make particular mention of how comfortable the beds were .I have travelled a lot and tRead morehey were by far the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in .A great place for complete peace ,with some lovely country walks .We will be back . Hide

Reviewed by Elisabeth 21st December 2018

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It was beautiful, warm & comfortable, better equiped than most places we've stayed & we enjoyed the quiet. We got out & investigated the surrounding areas despite it being Christmas. We were cosy & have no complaints. Its a country cottage in the countryside so it was as described & had no hidden nasties only good surprises in extras we hadn't expeRead morected like the little bits we have at home - kitchen roll and few extra everyday utensils etc. Our ideal get away & we look forward to booking again. Hide

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Pretty cottage in a lovely location
Enjoy the beautiful south facing sun terrace
Lounge area
Time for tea
Living and dining area
Kitchen and dining room
Restful double bedroom decorated with care
Pretty twin bedroom
Relax with a good book
Take a relaxing bath
Admire the roses
Show 3 moreEnjoy walking the dog across the fields

Location

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