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View towards the lodge
View from the lodge
Lounge with far reaching countryside views
Light and airy lounge
Kitchen/dining room
Kitchen
Enjoy the views from the enclosed porch area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Covered outside seating area
View from the lodge
Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill
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3 / 13  Lounge with far reaching countryside views
4 / 13  Light and airy lounge
5 / 13  Kitchen/dining room
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7 / 13  Enjoy the views from the enclosed porch area
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10 / 13  Covered outside seating area
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12 / 13  View from the lodge
13 / 13  Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill

The Lodge At Paynes Place Farm

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached lodge-style property sleeping two
  • Idyllic romantic retreat
  • Tranquil rural location in the grounds of the owners’ smallholding
  • Enclosed lawn garden with covered veranda
  • Located just a mile from Shaftesbury town centre
Property code: PPLOD

Romantic and rustic detached lodge enjoying a secluded location on the owners’ smallholding, surrounded by fields, and yet just one mile from the historic town of Shaftesbury.

Take a holiday with your partner and pet to this romantic log cabin deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Wake up to stunning views enjoyed over long, leisurely breakfasts in the enclosed porch or on the patio on warmer days. Venturing out, spend your days exploring pretty villages and taking long doggie-pleasing walks through Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This cosy property has space for two people and one doggie companion, so is ideal for when you want to spend some quality time together in a tranquil setting.

This lovely wooden lodge is located on the owner’s 30-acre smallholding and has fields surrounding it. The inside has a distinctly rustic feel, with vintage-style furniture, lamps and artwork as well as attractive ceiling beams. The cosy lounge is a lovely spot for relaxing, with sofas, a TV/DVD and plenty of floor space for the dog to lie on. Outside there’s a large traditional veranda with furniture and an enclosed garden for your pet to run around in.

This property is in Shaftesbury, an attractive historic town with a quaint atmosphere. It’s famous for Gold Hill (0.5 miles), a cobbled street used to advertise Hovis bread on TV. You’ll find shops and a doggie-friendly pub within 0.5 miles. Shaftesbury Abbey (0.5 miles) welcomes dogs on leads; this museum and gardens are great for learning more about the areas’s history. For doggie-pleasing walkies you don’t have to go far – the town is right on the edge of Cranborne Chase - a varied landscape taking in ancient woodlands, chalk river valleys and pretty hillsides that your pet will adore. The New Forest National Park (24.5 miles) is another excellent ball-throwing spot.

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

  • 1 double bedroom, plus additional fold-out single bed available on request
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops and pubs 1 miles, beach 1 hour’s drive

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nigel 14th August 2020

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Location is stunning and owner very friendly.

Reviewed by Linda 1st November 2019

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This cottage is suitable for couples/those who have come to ramble. Somewhere to hang your hat at the end of the day. It is not pet, child or disabled friendly. The 'extra bed' is in a cold porch, no lighting, no heating, no electric, not suitable for sleeping. The owner, Norman, was welcoming. The site of the cottage is central/great for walks andRead more seeing the many sites around. Not impressed with this property's standards. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 11th October 2019

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The cottage was in a great location. And the view was marvellous. We had two great sunsets. Its not to far to walk into the village but it is up hill. The couple that own the cottage are very friendly and helpful nothing is to much trouble to them. We will go back

Reviewed by Tim 20th September 2019

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Despite a couple of rainy days, the conservatory and covered 'verandah' gave us good space. In addition, the dining area was nicely separated from the lounge. Overall, a very good week.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th August 2019

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There was nowhere you could plug in a hairdryer near a mirror so you could style your hair. The shower temperature was not regulated so the higher you raised the shower head the colder the water became. The shower head did not have a wall fixing so had to be hand-held. The corrugated translucent veranda roof was covered in debris which made the proRead moreperty dark and the gutters were blocked so the rain overflowed and splashed the floor. Hide

Reviewed by Francis 21st June 2019

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Reviewed by Sandra 24th May 2019

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The cottage is in a beautiful location with lovely views.inside was clean found the kitchen and bedroom dark .would be nice to have a proper shower,garden good for the dog, porch was very cold.very close to the coast and lot's of places to visit.

Reviewed by Nicola 17th May 2019

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So wonderful so quite and will go back again and again.

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd May 2019

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The Lodge was full of rustic charm throughout with stunning views, beautiful sunsets and fabulous wildlife, from the horses that live on the farm to geese and ducks that land on the lakes. We were also treated to rabbits, pheasants and deer on our evening walks with the dog. The dog also enjoyed a secure garden to sniff about in. Our wonderful hostRead mores instilled a relaxed atmosphere from the get-go and we were truly able to switch off for a few days. Can't wait to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 19th April 2019

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The perfect location with the perfect hosts. A wonderful rural setting yet only a short walk to the pretty town of Shaftesbury.Beverley & Norman were friendly & helpful. The garden is safely fenced allowing our four legged friend to enjoy exploring pastures new. We have recommended this stay to everyone & definitely hope to visit gain soon.

Reviewed by LISA 22nd March 2019

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Very charming and perfect for a weekend break.

Reviewed by Ian 27th October 2018

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We would recommend this property to our friends and family it is comfy warm and clean . It is in a quiet spot though shops and other facilities are within walking distance . We met the owner who was a really nice friendly chap , he was kind enough to show us around his property and offered us the use of his grounds . We had a really relaxing and enRead morejoyable time . Hide

Reviewed by Kathy 18th October 2018

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Lovely cottage. Cosy and comfy. Fantastic friendly hosts. Fantastic views.

Reviewed by Lesley 28th September 2018

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Wonderful location, friendly hosts, great views, peaceful and close to town for supplies. We had a super time relaxing, watching the wild life and walking around the area. Made very welcome by our hosts Norman and Beverley.

Reviewed by Alan 21st September 2018

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This cottage was always warm and cosy due to central heating being always available. The building is set in a glade with tall trees at back on South side resulting in v little sun. Beautiful panoramic views from cottage and the owner is v friendly.

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View towards the lodge
View from the lodge
Lounge with far reaching countryside views
Light and airy lounge
Kitchen/dining room
Kitchen
Enjoy the views from the enclosed porch area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Covered outside seating area
Show 1 moreView from the lodge

Location

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