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Relax by the woodburner
Time for tea
Lounge area with woodburner
Make yourself comfortable
Kitchen area
King-size bedroom
Shower room with WC
Private patio area
View towards the front of the property
1 / 9  Relax by the woodburner
2 / 9  Time for tea
3 / 9  Lounge area with woodburner
4 / 9  Make yourself comfortable
5 / 9  Kitchen area
6 / 9  King-size bedroom
7 / 9  Shower room with WC
8 / 9  Private patio area
9 / 9  View towards the front of the property

The Old Shop Bourton

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Dorset
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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive former-village shop sleeping two guests Ideal couples’ retreat, a fantastic alternative to a hotel room
  • Located in the village of Bourton in the Stour Valley
  • Short walk away from the village shop and pub
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, but otherwise no under-12s
  • Situated in North Dorset with easy access to many interesting towns and stunning countryside walks
Property code: 46774

Single-storey former-village shop, with some attractive original features coupled with contemporary styling to create a wonderfully relaxing retreat for two in the Dorset village of Bourton.

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 Abbey.

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. Garden furniture and a BBQ have been provided to allow guests to make the most of this area. Ample roadside parking.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Smart TV  
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Regret no children under 12, although babes in arms are welcome
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and underfloor heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample roadside parking
  • Shop and pub within walking distance, beach 1 hour’s drive

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.8
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.2

Reviewed by Gary 30th October 2018

We were greeted with a sumptious cream tea on arrival. The cottage was spotless with a pleasing warmth from underfloor heating. We lit the wood burner for cosiness. The bedroom was spacious with superb linen. The shower was modern..powerful and efficient. The kitchen was well equipped... the courtyard garden snug and private. Ten minutes(turn rightRead more) from front door as a marvellous country pub with good food, roaring fire and real ales. Lots of interesting places nearby....this place is a gem! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 22nd October 2018

Absolute pleasure to stay at a cottage that has everything you need to slow down and relax !SELECTED!will be going back soon!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Pauline 26th September 2018

Brilliant location for exploring Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire & parts of Devon. Accommodation first class. Owner friendly & helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to holiday in this area.

Reviewed by Michael 15th September 2018

Staying at the old shop was a really good experience. There's a really nice welcome on arriving. The old shop is well equipped, clean and comfortable. It's location makes it an ideal base for exploring and the village of Bourton is tranquil - ideal for relaxing.

Reviewed by Jenny 9th September 2018

This is a beautifully presented cottage with a welcoming cream tea when we arrived. It's in a good location for visiting surrounding National Trust properties as well as Bath and the coast, although the village of Bourton itself is spread out along a road and has few amenities.

Reviewed by Eric 12th May 2018

Excellent accommodation. good bed, kitchen and the patio had the sun all day. The one small quibble I would mention is the on street parking. I was not expecting this but it was not a problem since there was plenty of space and no parking restrictions.

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Location

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