Melbury Vale Cottage

Shaftesbury (2mls SE), Dorset

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View of the cottage - Melbury Vale Cottage
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Lounge/kitchen/diner - Melbury Vale Cottage
Double bedroom - Melbury Vale Cottage
Double bedroom
Double bedroom - Melbury Vale Cottage
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom - Melbury Vale Cottage
Twin bedroom
Zeppelin the resident alpaca - Melbury Vale Cottage
Zeppelin the resident alpaca
Views over the farm and surrounding countryside - Melbury Vale Cottage
Views over the farm and surrounding countryside
Meet some of the resident alpacas - Melbury Vale Cottage
Meet some of the resident alpacas

At a glance

  • Property code: MVALE
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Dogs allowed: 1
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available


  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Increased accessibility
  • Internet access
  • Working farm
  • Games / Play facilities
  • Shop nearby
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Family friendly
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About the property


This quaint semi-detached barn has been tastefully converted using redundant listed farm buildings and nestles within a 28 acres private specialist farm. Access to the barn via a narrow lane.

The farm is home to an alpaca herd and various animals and offers an opportunity to explore many diverse areas such as a Christmas tree plantation, vineyard and an English native woodland. Discover the heart of the Dorset countryside with beautiful landscapes and hidden valleys, all of which offer fantastic walks. Nearby are the pretty market towns of Shaftesbury, located only 5 minutes away, Blandford Forum, Sherborne, Gillingham and Salisbury all within a short drive.  The stunning Jurassic Coast is 45 minutes drive. Attractions include Longleat Safari Park, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Stonehenge and Compton Abbas Airfield. Stabling: livery available. Games facilities: Paintball and Archery available for an additional cost, to be arranged with the owner. Downhill mountain biking tracks available. Leisure facilities: fly fishing is available at the farm opposite, at a cost of £5 per person per day, by direct arrangement with the farmer.

This single-storey accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room: wet room with shower and WC, complete with disabled access, fixtures and fittings. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with flatscreen TV, DVD, Freeview and pull out bed (available on request). Kitchen area equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: lawn seating area with access to BBQ, fire pit and outdoor trampoline (for children only). Amenities: off-road parking for 3 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 dog welcome. Additional info: guests have access to roam freely around the farm's 28 acres. Winery with free samples available. Farm tours and children's tractor driving experiences on request. Location: beach 35 miles, pub 1.5 miles and shop within walking distance.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

Dogs are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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Sat 03 Sep 2016 for 7nts nts

Was £605 £545

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

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