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
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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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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 is 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 and well worth a visit. Attractions include Melbury Vale Winery which is within walking distance and offers tours and tasting, 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. 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. 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 Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Gary, 26th August 2017

Very friendly family, beautiful location.

Reviewed by Diane, 23rd August 2017

Fabulous place to stay for peace and quiet... great location too for beaches and places of interest.

Reviewed by Lesley, 8th May 2017

Very comfortable accommodation. very accommodating and friendly owner who greeted us with a bottle of wine and some lovely cake. What more could we ask for. :)

Reviewed by Lisa, 13th April 2017

Melbury Vale is in a wonderful spot and the owner is really friendly and helpful. Do visit this sister's winery just across the fields! The accomodation is basic and small but it suited us for our short stay and we were made to feel very welcome.

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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.

1/3 Deposit

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