Ryecross Farm Cottage

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Ryecross Farm Cottage is a detached, stone-built cottage surrounded by fields on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, Dorset, sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Ryecross Farm Cottage is just half a mile from Shaftesbury, surrounded by idyllic farmland. Built in stone, the cottage has recently been converted to offer accommodation for up to 4 people, all on one level. There is a shared garden that offers fantastic views across the Blackmore Vale and the potential for al fresco dining during the summer months. The owner also owns a private fishing lake which you can use through prior arrangement. This cottage offers a haven in which to get away from it all but, if you are seeking night-life or a restaurant, then Shaftesbury is within easy access.

Property Details

Ryecross Farm Cottage is located on the owner's small farm on the outskirts of the town of Shaftesbury. If you like the countryside then this is the cottage for you - surrounded by fields populated with guinea fowl and chickens. From the dining room are spectacular views down the Blackmore Vale all the way to the coast on a clear day. Private carp fishing is available just 100 yards away by arrangement.

The accommodation at Ryecross Farm Cottage comprises of a living room with a dining area with TV, radio, stereo/CD player and patio windows to make the most of the views. The kitchen comes equipped with an electric cooker, microwave and fridge. The bedrooms, all on the ground floor, have been arranged as a double and a twin. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin.

Outside there is shared use of the garden with a private patio area, secluded sitting area complete with garden furniture and those spectacular views. There is ample parking. Please note that the fishing lake contains quite large carp, is charged at £12 per day and you are required to bring your own rods and tackle. The local shops and pubs are just half a mile away. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Small, fully fitted kitchen
  • Living room with dining area and patio windows with lovely views over Blackmoor Vale
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD player, radio, stereo/CD player and WIFI
  • All fuel and power included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Shared use of the garden with a private and secluded seating area with garden furniture and lovely views
  • Private fishing by arrangement
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs ½ mile
  • Note: No children under 12 yrs
  • Note: Fishing is on a ½ acre lake and the carp are quite large
  • Fishing is charged at £12 per day, and guests must supply their own rods and tackle etc


Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
On a Farm



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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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