View towards the front of this charming stone cottage
The historic pump yard
Step into the inviting country kitchen
An idyllic spot for breakfast overlooking the pump yard
Well-equipped for the best of chefs
Take your time over a good cup of coffee
The perfect spot for two to dine
Take the stairs to the cosy lounge
Decorated with care
Bundles of character in this historic cottage
An inviting spot to rest a while
Light the wood burner and settle down with your four-legged friend
Have a restful night sleep in this king-sized bedroom
Views over  quintissential thatched cottages
Take your time and get ready for the day
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Open the windows and look out over the rooftops
Tuck up with a book on the mezzanine landing
Admire the pump within the idyllic shared garden
Stroll up onto Park Walk and admire the panoramic views
Stunning vista over the Blackmore Vale to be found nearby
Visit the Abbey museum and gardens
1 / 22  View towards the front of this charming stone cottage
2 / 22  The historic pump yard
3 / 22  Step into the inviting country kitchen
4 / 22  An idyllic spot for breakfast overlooking the pump yard
5 / 22  Well-equipped for the best of chefs
6 / 22  Take your time over a good cup of coffee
7 / 22  The perfect spot for two to dine
8 / 22  Take the stairs to the cosy lounge
9 / 22  Decorated with care
10 / 22  Bundles of character in this historic cottage
11 / 22  An inviting spot to rest a while
12 / 22  Light the wood burner and settle down with your four-legged friend
13 / 22  Have a restful night sleep in this king-sized bedroom
14 / 22  Views over quintissential thatched cottages
15 / 22  Take your time and get ready for the day
16 / 22  Enjoy a refreshing shower
17 / 22  Open the windows and look out over the rooftops
18 / 22  Tuck up with a book on the mezzanine landing
19 / 22  Admire the pump within the idyllic shared garden
20 / 22  Stroll up onto Park Walk and admire the panoramic views
21 / 22  Stunning vista over the Blackmore Vale to be found nearby
22 / 22  Visit the Abbey museum and gardens

Well Cottage - The Pump Yard,

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Character cottage set within a historic former pump yard a short walk from Gold Hill
  • Walk up to the town centre and admire the panoramic views of the Blackmore Vale
  • Revel in the café culture or browse the boutique shops and galleries on offer in this pretty town
  • Snuggle up beside the wood burner with your four-legged friend after a long walk
  • Enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to Bath or Salisbury, both within easy reach
  • Visit the stunning house and garden at Stourhead or explore the safari park at Longleat
Property code: 75672

Set in an enviable location within the pretty Dorset market town of Shaftesbury, this charming historic cottage is the ideal bolt hole for a romantic break surrounded by breath-taking scenery

Known as ‘Shaston’ in Thomas Hardy novels, Shaftesbury offers stunning views across rolling green pastureland and pretty streets lined with chocolate box cottages, sure to have been the inspiration behind some of the author’s great works. Walk up the iconic Gold Hill to the town centre, where you will find a choice of shops, pubs and cafes, ideal for a pit stop following a day’s walking or cycling. For those wishing to explore the Saxon roots of the area, the town museum and abbey ruins are well worth a visit. Slightly further afield are Longleat house and safari park, Stourhead house and gardens, Haynes motor museum, the cathedral cities of Salisbury and Bath and the Kennet and Avon canal.

Tucked within Shaftesbury’s historic pump yard, step through the wrought iron gate and take a short stroll through the beautiful shared cottage style garden to the private entrance into this Grade II listed property. Once inside you are met with a charming kitchen diner with contemporary units housing all you will need to prepare home cooked meals, including a gas hob and electric oven, microwave, compact fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Tucked beneath the stairs is a compact washing machine. This inviting space has underfloor heating and comfortable dining space for two, making use of the wonderful window seat overlooking the garden. A set of narrow cottage style stairs take you to the first floor. To the left is a cosy lounge with wood burner, Smart TV/DVD and sound bar, making this the perfect space in which to unwind in front of your favourite shows. Just next door is a stylish king-size bedroom, complete with organic cotton sheets – sure to help you drift off for a good nights’ sleep. A further narrow and winding staircase rises to a mezzanine level overlooking the lounge, which provides a comfortable spot to sit with a good book. Leading from here is a contemporary shower room with WC cleverly set into the eaves. Due to the age of the property there are numerous low ceilings and beams peppered throughout, which only add to its character and charm.

Stepping outside you will find a beautiful shared garden lined with gravel paths leading to the adjoining cottages. Take a moment to admire the blooms before stepping through the gate to the roadside, where you will find free parking (subject to availability).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, compact fridge/freezer and compact washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Free roadside parking subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV and DVD available in the lounge
  • Babes in arms welcome, regret no children under 10

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
4.3
Overall location
4.3

Reviewed by Clare, 29th November 2019

The cottage has been refurbished to the highest standard , the interior is very comfortable and light . The location is excellent a 5 min walk to town centre which you get to by walking up the famous Gold (hovis) hill . There is also a pub opposite . The cottage was very quiet

Reviewed by Carole, 22nd November 2019

We didn't like the memory foam mattress but that's a personal choice, however the cottage was a delight, beautifully put together, great location, perfect for a cosy getaway for two. We had a most enjoyable time discovering an area new to us

Reviewed by Dorothy, 11th October 2019

This cottage has been imaginatively designed and is beautifully decorated and presented. The only drawback for us was the height restriction in the bathroom and the steep narrow staircase leading to the bathroom.

Reviewed by Eilish, 29th September 2019

A very pretty cottage, well appointed and very comfortable. The kitchen was superbly fitted with every imaginable accessory. Comfortable sitting room and spacious bedroom. The heating was spot on as the days started to become cooler. The only downside was that my husband at 6 foot found the access to the bathroom a bit of a trial.

Reviewed by Steve, 19th September 2019

A little gem of a cottage tucked away in a quiet courtyard. Restored and tastefully decorated this cottage is genuinely rated as Pet Friendly and not in name only - dog guard and pet blankets were provided. Location was excellent for the town of Shaftesbury and exploring the wider area. Food in the local pub was excellent. On road parking was a minRead moreor issue, the road is narrow in places. Hide

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View towards the front of this charming stone cottage
The historic pump yard
Step into the inviting country kitchen
An idyllic spot for breakfast overlooking the pump yard
Well-equipped for the best of chefs
Take your time over a good cup of coffee
The perfect spot for two to dine
Take the stairs to the cosy lounge
Decorated with care
Bundles of character in this historic cottage
An inviting spot to rest a while
Show 10 moreLight the wood burner and settle down with your four-legged friend

Location

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