Grist Mill Cottage

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Grist Mill Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated close to the village of Fontmell Magna, Dorset and sleeps five people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Grist Mill Cottage is a semi-detached cottage set within the grounds of the owners’ home, 0.6 miles from Fontmell Magna in Dorset. This single-storey cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double, one twin with en-suite shower and one single, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside there’s off-road parking for two cars, a private lawned garden with patio and furniture and shared lawned gardens with a summerhouse. Grist Mill Cottage is a convenient base for a family with plenty of places to visit that will keep everyone entertained.

Property Details

Grist Mill Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion on the outskirts of Fontmell Magna set within 10 acres of the owner's Grade II listed mill. This single-storey dwelling is within an easy walk of the village where you will find the village pub that has a good reputation for food. Shaftesbury is just 4 miles away with Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum just 5 miles away so it makes an excellent base in which to explore North Dorset with Sherborne with its castle and Abbey not too far either.

The accommodation at Grist Mill Cottage comprises an open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi and a selection of books, DVDs and games. The kitchen has an electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, small chest freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has a table with seating for five. There are three bedrooms. Bedroom one is a double, bedroom two a twin with an en-suite shower room with basin and toilet and a single room. There is a family bathroom with a bath, basin and toilet. A travel cot and high chair can be provided upon request.

Outside there is a lawned garden with a patio complete with furniture. There are also shared lawned gardens and a summerhouse to enjoy. Lockable bike storage is available upon request and there is off-road parking available for two cars. Grist Mill Cottage accepts one well-behaved dog. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage on request
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus shared lawned gardens with summerhouse
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Intermittent mobile signal
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside
  • Note: Although all ground floor, the bedrooms are accessed via one step down


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.

In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.

Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

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