Motcombe Nursery

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Motcombe Nursery is a charming semi-detached cottage that sits in the heart of the small village of Motcombe, Dorset and can sleep five people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

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


Situated in the thriving village of Motcombe, this charming cottage is the perfect base for a family or group of friends wishing to explore this lovely rural area. There’s plenty of space at this Motcombe cottage, with a traditional kitchen boasting a delightfully warming AGA, a dining room, a comfortable garden room with French doors and a homely sitting room. The countryside surrounding this Dorset cottage offers an abundance of lovely walking and cycling opportunities, with the nearby town of Shaftesbury providing an excellent range of facilities including an array of fascinating shops and good restaurants, as well as the picturesque Gold Hill of Hovis advert fame. This cottage near Shaftesbury provides an excellent base for exploring Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire at any time of the year.

Property Details

Motcombe Nursery is a semi-detached cottage in the small village of Motcombe just 2 miles from Shaftesbury. As its name suggests it is situated on the grounds of a former nursery but now provides an excellent base to explore the area. You are surrounded by stunning countryside and there is a large amount of choice for both walks and cycle paths in the area for you to be able to get out and enjoy the scenery.

The accommodation at Motcombe Nursery comprises of a sitting room with Freeview TV, DVD player, radio and WiFi. There is a dining room with a table and chairs and a kitchen equipped with Oil fired Aga, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. There are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single. The bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath, separate shower, basin and toilet.

Outside there is an enclosed lawned garden complete with patio and furniture. Motcombe Nursery welcomes one well behaved dog and there is off road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with a patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property doesn't accept working bookings
  • Please note the owner will make an additional electricity charge for charging electric cars


Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
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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