Pear Tree Cottage

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Pear Tree Cottage is a cottage in East Knoyle and can sleep three people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

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


Pear Tree Cottage is a charming property set in the village of East Knoyle. Hosting two bedrooms including a double and a single, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to three guests. There is a kitchen and a living room/diner, while outside there is an enclosed front garden with seating and parking is unrestricted on-road. Pear Tree Cottage is a lovely spot to call home as you explore the countryside.

Property Details

Positioned near the village green and surrounded by other charming properties, Pear Tree Cottage is set in the village of East Knoyle within the Cranborne Chase AONB. Suited for a small family or a romantic couple’s break, it's perfect for those who love to be within nature and want a welcoming place to return to.

Relax within the charming living room/diner, which retains a quaint and traditional-style with a large feature fireplace. Gather around the vintage-style dining table for a family board game, or simply discuss what’s going to come next on this Wiltshire adventure. Prepare a meal within the lovely, modest kitchen, complete with a Belfast sink and stable-style door, it is a classic country cottage-style but home to excellent contemporary appliances. Sit out with a refreshing drink in the front garden, and take in the picture-perfect exterior of Pear Tree Cottage. There is also a traditional red telephone box opposite the cottage which has been converted into a mini library with lots of books to choose from. Rest in one of the two bedrooms, either a double or a single room, both with pretty furnishings, white walls and showcasing charming features like exposed beams in the ceiling. Freshen up in the beautifully fitted bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Practically next door and serving excellent food and drink is the dog-friendly Fox and Hound Pub, so if you don’t fancy cooking in the evening you can indulge in a night off and a few drinks. Pick up all you need to rustle up some home-cooked meals for your self-catered stay, there is a village store a short walk from the cottage with a wide selection of goods as well as a post office.

Cranborne Chase AONB, is an area that has recently been designated an international dark sky reserve. Directly from the cottage, you can access a number of dog walks, cycling routes and historical sites nearby, including Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage, it was built in the 14th century and is a magnificent thing to behold set in the quiet Wiltshire countryside by a lake. A five-minute walk will take you to the windmill green and its fabulous views across the Blackmore Vale, or why not venture further afield to the old Saxon town of Shaftesbury which is steeped in history and is home to the cobbled ‘Gold Hill’ where the Hovis adverts were filmed. Stourhead House and Gardens run by the National Trust is also a must-visit. Pear Tree Cottage is a delightful property, ideal for a lovely break in this AONB with your loved ones.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • On-road parking outside the property or around the green
  • Enclosed front garden with seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1 mile, pub within an extremely short walk
  • Please note: The rear garden is not for guests' use, but there is a large flat green space approximately 10 metres from the garden gate
  • Note: No children under the age of 10
  • The owner provides dog bowls and a dog bed for up to a medium-sized dog
  • Please note: Check-in is at 5pm
  • Please note: This property has a minimum 3 night stay


Cot Available
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Pet Friendly
Rural Location
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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