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 (24)

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

White Dove Cottage
White Dove Cottage
Shaftesbury (4mls N), Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Paynes Place Lodge
Paynes Place Lodge
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 1
Homestead Lodge
Homestead Lodge
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage
Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
Melbury Vale Cottage
Melbury Vale Cottage
Shaftesbury (2mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 2
Willow Farm Cottage
Willow Farm Cottage
Wincanton (3mls S), Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Rivers Corner Studio
Rivers Corner Studio
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Love Lane Cottage
Love Lane Cottage
Wincanton, Somerset
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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