View of the Cottage
Enjoy breakfast in the sun
Ponies on the farm
Relax whilst dinner is in the oven
Double bedroom
Twin Room
Property detail
Games room available within a short distance
Sit back and relax
Fishing available nearby by arrangement
Views over the farm and surrounding countryside
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2 / 12  Enjoy breakfast in the sun
3 / 12  Lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 12  Ponies on the farm
5 / 12  Relax whilst dinner is in the oven
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Twin Room
8 / 12  Property detail
9 / 12  Games room available within a short distance
10 / 12  Sit back and relax
11 / 12  Fishing available nearby by arrangement
12 / 12  Views over the farm and surrounding countryside

Melbury Vale Cottage,

Shaftesbury (2mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Single-storey barn conversion property sleeping four (+ one)
  • Located on the owners’ 28-acre farm, surrounded by woodland
  • Fly fishing available at a neighbouring farm
  • Farm tours and children’s tractor driving experience available on request
  • Lawn garden with a BBQ, fire pit, and trampoline
  • Located just 2 miles south of the town of Shaftesbury
Property code: MVALE

Barn conversion property located on the owners’ 28-acre farm, with farm activities available including farm tours, children’s tractor driving experience, and farmland walks around the Christmas tree plantation and vineyard.

This property is located down a private lane, in a quiet location on the owner’s farm. Two miles north of the property, the historic town of Shaftesbury is a lovely place to spend an afternoon wandering the cobbled streets, browsing the shops, and climbing the famous Gold Hill, immortalised in the nostalgic Hovis adverts. For those with an interest in history, a visit to Old Wardour Castle is not to be missed. Lying ten miles from the property, this fourteenth century castle was damaged during the English Civil War and is now a collection of well-maintained ruins where visitors can explore the grotto, climb the tower, and walk around the landscaped gardens.

On arrival at this single-storey property, guests come first to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its exposed beams and homely feel. The lounge area, in the centre of the space, has two deep sofas from which guests can enjoy the TV/DVD. The dining table is off to one side, whilst the kitchen area runs along one wall and is equipped with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Beyond the main living space, there are two bedrooms, the first of which is a pleasant double room, while the second bedroom is a spacious twin room with has space for an additional pull-out bed on request. The shower and WC, meanwhile, can be found in the wet room.

Outside, the property benefits from a lawn garden which has a seating area, wood fired pizza oven, children’s trampoline, a small pond, a BBQ, and a fire pit which allows guests to continue to enjoy this space as the nights cool. Guests are also able to explore the farm, with its vineyard, Christmas tree plantation, and woodlands. The owner is also able to arrange farm tours, children’s tractor driving experiences, downhill mountain biking, and (at an additional cost) archery and paintball. It is also possible to arrange fly fishing at a neighbouring farm at a cost of £10, and there is a games room with snooker, darts, and a skittle alley available in the nearby village hall on Monday and Thursday evenings. Livery is available for guests who wish to bring their own horses. There is parking for up to three cars.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin with additional pull-out single bed available on request
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wood fired pizza oven in rear garden
  • 1 dog welcome by arrangement at an additional charge (sometimes it is possible to bring 2 dogs by prior arrangement)
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Farm activities available
  • Livery available
  • Alpaca wool available to purchase
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 35 miles

This property joined our collection in 2012 and is managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Richard, 8th June 2019

Nice quiet location idea for a relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Anna, 16th February 2019

Lovely stay with very friendly and welcoming host.


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