Orchard Cottage

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Orchard Cottage is located near the village of Shaftesbury, Dorset, and can sleep two people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.

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


Orchard Cottage is a lovely ground floor cottage situated near Shaftesbury, Dorset. Hosting one double bedroom, and a bathroom, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside you will also find an open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area. To the outside is off-road parking, and a shared lawn garden. Resting in a desirable location with much to explore in and around the area, Orchard Cottage is a wonderful retreat in a pretty part of England.

Property Details

Orchard Cottage is located on the border of Dorset and Wiltshire about 3 miles away from Shaftesbury and is surrounded by 10 acres of natural scenery for a chance to truly get away from it all. Stroll through the 10 acres of grounds or explore further with Bath, Salisbury or Sherborne all under an hours drive away. Shaftesbury is just 3 miles away with shops and restaurants, great views from the top of Gold Hill, famous for Ridley Scott's Hovis advert or explore Shaftesbury Abbey which dates back to the 11th century. For lovers of the countryside you have the whole of the Blackmore Vale to explore with many picturesque walks available which can be enjoyed with a pet as Orchard Cottage is dog friendly.

The accommodation at Orchard Cottage comprises an open plan living area with Freeview TV, comfortable sofa and armchair with WiFi-enabled throughout. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dining table with seats for four. The bedroom is arranged as a double and the bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin.

Outside are 10 acres of grounds to explore. There is off-road parking. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. Pub 1.4 miles, shop 2.9 miles.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Shared lawn garden
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1½ miles
  • Note: One step up to the sitting room


Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


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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