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

Owl Barn
Owl Barn
Shaftesbury (9mls SW)
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Bowden Farm The Milking Shed
Bowden Farm The Milking Shed
Shaftesbury (5.5mls W)
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Ivy House Cottage
Ivy House Cottage
Wincanton (1ml E)
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Homestead Lodge
Homestead Lodge
Sturminster Newton
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Bramley Annexe
Bramley Annexe
Berwick St John
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 2
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage
Shaftesbury (5.5mls W)
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Fives Court Cottage
Fives Court Cottage
North Cheriton
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House
Sturminster Newton
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
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Places near Shaftesbury

  • Blandford Forum
    (11mls)

    A countryside town with a Georgian influence and riverside location.

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