Holidays in Shaftesbury

Perched on a hill high above Dorset's gentle Blackmore Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the charming historic market town of Shaftesbury is one of England’s most scenically placed towns. The active community holds festivals and farmers' markets regularly and runs a selection of independent shops.

Our collection of Shaftesbury holiday cottages will set you right at the heart of the countryside in an idyllic setting. Nearby are Compton Abbas airfield and Larmer Tree Gardens.

Search for cottages in Shaftesbury or view our guide to Shaftesbury holiday cottages below.

Did you know

Gold Hill may be a familiar sight thanks to its starring role in the Hovis bread commercials. The famous hill rewards visitors with lovely views over the Blackmore Vale, and has been used in many TV commercials. The cobbled street has been described as “one of the most romantic sights in England.”

Cottages in Shaftesbury (26)

Must see

The Crown Inn The Crown Inn at Marnhull is a beautiful traditional inn serving delicious food and fine locally brewed ales.

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens Walk around the pretty walled garden containing the remains of the once important and influential Abbey.

Larmer Tree Gardens Enjoy a beautiful display of trees and shrubs all year round at this beautiful garden in the Cranborne Chase.

Featured cottages in Shaftesbury

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage
Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
The Linnie - Durweston
The Linnie - Durweston
Blandford Forum (3mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Easton Farm Elm Cottage
Easton Farm Elm Cottage
Berwick St John, Dorset
Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2
White Dove Cottage
White Dove Cottage
Shaftesbury (4mls N), Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Easton Farm Pond Cottage
Easton Farm Pond Cottage
Berwick St John, Dorset
Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2
Paynes Place Lodge
Paynes Place Lodge
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 1
Little Barn At Field House
Little Barn At Field House
Wincanton (3mls S), Somerset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Bowden Farm The Milking Shed
Bowden Farm The Milking Shed
Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
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Places near Shaftesbury

  • Blandford Forum
    (11mls)

    A countryside town with a Georgian influence and riverside location.

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