The Apple Shed
Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset
This cottage is located in the village of Motcombe near Shaftsbury, and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Set on the attractive rural edge of the thriving village of Motcombe, within easy reach of Shaftesbury, The Apple Shed is a newly refurbished one-bedroom property, situated centrally in a row of three Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm. The charming accommodation is made up of a vaulted open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting room with comfortable seating – a perfect base to wind down after a long day exploring the many walks and attractions of the area.
Set on the attractive rural edge of the thriving village of Motcombe, within easy reach of Shaftesbury, The Apple Shed is a newly refurbished one-bedroom property, situated centrally in a row of three Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm.
The charming accommodation is made up of a vaulted open-plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting room with comfortable seating – a perfect base to wind down after a long day exploring the many walks and attractions of the area. A cosy double bedroom with a smart modern ensuite shower-room completes the interior.
Outside, there is off-road parking, a gravelled seating area with tables and chairs and a tennis court with a grass picnic area. Just a 2 minute stroll across the lane is the charming Coppleridge Inn, a well-regarded country pub which offers delicious food and lovely grounds and views, as well as further tennis courts and a children’s play area.
The Apple Shed is a wonderful base to stay and to explore from. In addition to the many local walks, Cranborne Chase AONB and the renowned National Trust property Stourhead are only a short drive away. Stonehenge, Longleat, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum are approximately 30 mins. The chalk figure of the Cerne Abbas Giant, Glastonbury and National Trust property Montacute House is 50 mins. Further afield, the New Forest, Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coastline are within reach for wonderful day trips at a little over an hour. Racing at Wincanton is approximately 25 mins. And there is so much more.
Note: East Coppleridge Farm is home to three delightful adjoined cottages, (The Apple Shed, The Cider Press and The Old Dairy), nestling on the Coppleridge, a pretty area of Motcombe on the edge of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale and just 3 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Set off a country lane, the grounds offer a shared gravelled seating area to the front, as well as a tennis court and grassy picnic area to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Each charming retreat has a welcoming lounge/diner, well-appointed kitchen, modern shower room and comfortable bedrooms promising quality time away and a real feeling of home from home.
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Gravel garden to the front with picnic bench
- Shared tennis court and a picnic lawn
- One well-behaved pet is welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Country pub 2 mins walk, village shop 8 mins walk
- Note: Mobility - there are steps to the cottage
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.