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Lounge area with woodburner
Time for Tea
Kitchen area
King-sized bedroom
Shower room with WC
Relax in the sun with a book
View towards rear of property
View towards front of property
Nearby Stourhead
1 / 10  Lounge area with woodburner
2 / 10  Time for Tea
3 / 10  Kitchen area
4 / 10  King-sized bedroom
5 / 10  Shower room with WC
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7 / 10  Relax in the sun with a book
8 / 10  View towards rear of property
9 / 10  View towards front of property
10 / 10  Nearby Stourhead

The Old Shop Bourton

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal getaway for couples in attractive former-village shop
  • Perfect location for visiting Stourhead and Longleat
  • Situated in North Dorset, close to the Wiltshire and Somerset borders with easy access to stunning countryside walks
Property code: 46774

This property is situated in the village of Bourton in North Dorset, a thriving village in the Stour Valley with a handy post office and pub. Three miles north of the village, is Stourhead, a beautiful Palladian house with spacious landscaped gardens which are lovingly maintained by the National Trust. For those who like to spend time exploring the local towns and browsing the shops, the towns of Shaftesbury and Bruton are both located within ten miles of the property, each with their own unique character and choice of pubs and cafes. Other attractions in the area surrounding the property include Longleat Safari Park, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and Glastonbury.

Guests approach this single-storey property via a set of external steps, from which the front door opens onto the light-filled open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where a wood burner creates a wonderfully cosy atmosphere. The lounge area, which looks out over the patio garden, has two comfortable armchairs, as well as Smart TV with access to Netflix. The dining table seats four, beyond which the kitchen area is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The bedroom is a delightful king-size room with a bay window which overlooks the front of the property, whilst the shower room offers a shower and WC.

Outside, there is a private patio garden to the rear of the property which is accessed through the patio doors in the living area. Comfortable garden furniture has been provided to allow guests to make the most of this area. Ample roadside parking.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with Shower and WC
  • Smart TV  
  • Kitchen: electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Basket of logs supplied with extra available for purchase
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Shop and pub within walking distance, beach within 40 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graham 20th September 2023

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Excellent accommodation, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and superb location for a variety of places of interest. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Judith 11th September 2023

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A lovely quiet, charming bolt hole in the Dorset/Wiltshire countryside. Extremely comfortable with everything provided and so clean. The generous welcome tray and fresh flowers were a delightful touch.

Reviewed by Sarah 26th August 2023

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Clean and cosy cottage. Beautifully presented and well equipped. Relaxing stay and hosts were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Peter 12th August 2023

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A very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped cottage. A good location for visiting many NT houses and gardens. The village shop and petrol station are well stocked. The White Lion Pub has a lovely garden and serves good food.

Reviewed by ANTHONY 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 15th July 2023

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I loved staying at The Old Shop. The renovation has been done so beautifully and to a high standard and its been kept spotless it still feels new. Its a light and airy space with everything you could possibly need, and with a very comfy bed and sofa to curl up on. The location is ideal for getting out to nearby market towns, National Trust propertRead moreies and more. I would go back! Hide

Reviewed by David 8th July 2023

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Warm & comfortable, well equipped with a warm welcome

Reviewed by Bernadette 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Rachael 16th June 2023

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Lovely light cottage, a really relaxing home both inside and out. In the warm weather we had the doors to the courtyard open all the time and spent lots of time outside. Comfortable bed, great shower room and fully equipped with everything we needed. Our hosts were welcoming and left some tasty treats for us. Enjoyed our stay and would return.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 13th May 2023

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The Old Shop is beautifully converted, light and airy, comfortable, and well equipped. The outside courtyard is delightful.

Reviewed by Alice 29th April 2023

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When we booked our two week holiday to the UK we arrived end of April.. After a very long trip we were pleasantly surprised with the tray and fridge filled with so much delicious items including elderberry sirup in a coronation bottle! The scones were super. The cottage was everything we hoped it would be: I don't think I have ever seen one as cleaRead moren as this one. It's lovely decorated and contains everything you could possibly need. The owner was very helpfull. We can recommend it to everyone Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 26th November 2022

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The first time we have returned to any holiday cottage. Beautifully renovated inside & out to a high standard. Immaculate, fresh & clean & well maintained. Warm inside from the under floor heating, despite the freezing cold weather. Ideally situated for Bath, Glastonbury & Swanage, lots of Nat Trust inc Brownsea Island, Kingston Lacy & the gloriousRead more Stourhead. Christmas lights at K Lacy & S'head brilliant. Roger checked to see if there was anything we needed upon arrival. Fabulous welcome tray. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 10th October 2022

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Comfortable, light and airy, beautifully fitted out, everything you need, inside and outside space.

Reviewed by Nigel 30th September 2022

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Would recommend this cottage and it has everything you need for comfort. A lovely welcome tray of food goodies and flowers. Ideal location for many places of interest. Stourhead only a few minutes away and a beautiful place to spend the day.

Reviewed by Judith 10th September 2022

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ll you could possibly need. The cute little garden with table and chairs was perfect for relaxing meal and drink. It was a very peaceful possition as only a small village, but village did have a petrol station with convenience stoe post office and a very good pub The White Llion . This village is perfect for exploring so many places. As well as a lRead moreovely welcome tray of goodies which was a lovely touch a very useful foulder with lots of great information. Great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 13th August 2022

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Love cottage. Lots to do in the area. Cottage was amazing. Would book agin

Reviewed by Anne 16th July 2022

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Excellent in every respect

Reviewed by Joanne 9th July 2022

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What a lovely well equipped cottage everything you need for an enjoyable break within easy reach of so many destinations. The welcome tray was lovely and much appreciated and would recommend the accommodation to anyone and we would definitely book again

Reviewed by Martin 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Rudolf 28th May 2022

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Clean, quiet, cosy and the bathroom and kitchen felt as brand new. Nice patio too!

Reviewed by Jennifer 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 7th May 2022

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Lovely cottage presented to a very high standard throughout. We would definitely recommend to friends and family if they are looking for a relaxed break away with lots to do and places to see nearby

Reviewed by Katia 30th April 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you to our hosts for thinking of every small detail to make our stay more relaxing and enjoyable, including a greeting and nice treats upon arrival, and a fully-equipped kitchen and patio. We also especially enjoyed the suggestions for walking routes, places to visit and things to enjoy around the area, as well as Read morethe Vienna stove. Thank you so much - we hope to visit again soon! Hide

Reviewed by Jim 23rd April 2022

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So good we came back again! A perfect cottage in a perfect location. Lots to see and do in the area from walking (Cranborne Chase and the Downs), National Trust properties (Stourhead, Montacute and the delightful Tintinhull Garden), shopping (Clarks Outlet at Street) and just pottering about. Great food at the White Lion, and do look out for Matts Read moreKitchen in Bruton if you want something a little different. I think we might be back again! Hide

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