The Cider Press
Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset
The Cider Press is located in the village of Motcombe near Shaftesbury and can sleep three people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
The Cider Press is a lovely cottage situated in the village of Motcombe in Dorset. Hosting two bedrooms; a double, and a single, along with a shower room, this property can sleep up to three people. Inside you will also find a kitchen, and a lounge/diner. To the outside is off-road parking, and a shared gravel seating area to the front, and a lawn garden to the side. Resting in a lovely location with much to explore, The Cider Press is a heart-warming retreat in a wonderful part of England.
Set on the attractive rural edge of the thriving village of Motcombe, within easy reach of Shaftesbury, The Cider Press is a newly refurbished two-bedroom property, one of three delightful Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm.
The charming accommodation is made up of a vaulted open-plan dining area and a sitting room with comfortable seating, a well-equipped kitchen and two inviting bedrooms – a perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the many walks and attractions of the area. The cosy double bedroom and sweet single bedroom are complemented with a smart modern shower-room.
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 Cider Press 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
- 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 dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Village shop 8 mins walk, country pub 2 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.