Melbury Vale Cottage,

Shaftesbury (2mls SE), Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
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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Property code: MVALE


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 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. Alpaca wool is available to purchase from the owner on request. Games facilities: Paintball and archery available for an additional cost, to be arranged with the owner. Downhill mountain biking tracks available. Snooker table, darts, skittle alley and bar available at nearby village hall on Monday and Thursday evenings. Leisure facilities: fly fishing is available at the farm opposite, at a cost of £10 per person per day, by direct arrangement with the farmer.

This single-storey accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin with pull out bed (available on request). Shower room: wet room with shower and WC, complete with disabled access, fixtures and fittings. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with flatscreen TV, DVD and Freeview. 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). Small pond in garden, please take care with children. 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, second by arrangement. Additional info: guests have access to roam freely around the farm's 28 acres. Winery, with free samples, within walking distance. 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 fees 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.

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Valerie, 27th August 2016

A beautiful secluded location. In need of a quite week, no traffic, no shops, quiet and peaceful.. Bliss

Reviewed by Clare, 6th August 2016

A great location to visit the sights of Dorset, as well as Bath and Longleat to the North. The cottage was small but cosy with comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Susi, 16th July 2016

My husband has mobility problems so we booked this cottage as being suitable but you're never sure till you actually arrive! It was great. We could park right outside so walking between car and cottage wasn't a problem, the wet room was brilliant for accessibility, there was a variety of chairs within the living area and he found something that wasRead more adequately supportive for his back. All this meant that he had the most comfortable week away from home that he has ever managed. Great location. :-) Hide

Reviewed by Rhoda, 25th June 2016

Good location for a nice peaceful holiday. Ideal for coast and visits to the likes of Monkey World, Longleat and the Tank Museum. Ten minutes drive to Tescos. Very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Duncan, 18th June 2016

The cottage is a good base for touring the surrounding area. It is slightly removed from the town so visiting pubs etc will require transport.

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View of the cottage
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Property detail
Games room available within a short distance
Fishing available nearby by arrangement
Views over the farm and surrounding countryside


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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