View towards the lodge
View from the lodge
Lounge with far reaching countryside views
Light and airy lounge
Kitchen/dining room
Enjoy the views from the enclosed porch area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Covered outside seating area
View from the lodge
Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill
1 / 12  View towards the lodge
2 / 12  View from the lodge
3 / 12  Lounge with far reaching countryside views
4 / 12  Light and airy lounge
5 / 12  Kitchen/dining room
6 / 12  Kitchen
7 / 12  Enjoy the views from the enclosed porch area
8 / 12  Double bedroom
9 / 12  Double bedroom
10 / 12  Covered outside seating area
11 / 12  View from the lodge
12 / 12  Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill

The Lodge At Paynes Place Farm,

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached lodge-style property sleeping two (+ one)
  • Idyllic romantic retreat
  • Tranquil rural location in the grounds of the owners’ smallholding
  • Enclosed lawn garden with covered veranda
  • Attractive rustic styling throughout
  • Located just a mile from Shaftesbury town centre
Property code: PPLOD

Romantic and rustic detached lodge enjoying a secluded location on the owners’ smallholding, surrounded by fields, and yet just one mile from the historic town of Shaftesbury.

The tranquil countryside surroundings of this property belie the fact that it is situated just one mile from the attractive historic town of Shaftesbury. Eagle-eyed visitors will recognise the town’s sleep cobbled Gold Hill as the location used in the famously nostalgic Hovis adverts, and it is this quaint feeling that gives the town its unique atmosphere. There is a good range of shops in the town, as well as a choice of cafes and pubs, alongside an interesting history museum and the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey. Further afield but still within easy reach, other attractions in the area include Longleat Safari Park, The Fleet Air Arm Museum, and the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Set within a thirty-acre smallholding, this romantic log cabin makes a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. A single step leads to the front veranda, which guests cross on their way to the front door, opening onto the enclosed porch, where there is a seating area with table and chairs. Moving through to the main living space, the lounge is a lovely homely space with two sofas, a TV/DVD, and hi-fi. From the lounge, a doorway leads to the spacious kitchen/diner where guests will find a dining table seating four, as well as an oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, and washing machine. The property has one bedroom, a book-lined double room which benefits from a small sofa and armchair making it a great space to relax with a book before turning in. The en-suite bathroom, meanwhile, offers a bath, hand-held shower, and WC. It is also possible to request a fold-out single bed which can be set up in the property’s porch, which has a privacy curtain separating it from the lounge.

Outside, there is a traditional covered veranda to the front of the property with a table and chairs, which enjoys views over the enclosed lawn gardens.

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

  • 1 double bedroom, plus additional fold-out single bed available on request
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops and pubs 1 miles, beach 1 hour’s drive

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sandra, 24th May 2019

The cottage is in a beautiful location with lovely views.inside was clean found the kitchen and bedroom dark .would be nice to have a proper shower,garden good for the dog, porch was very cold.very close to the coast and lot's of places to visit.

Reviewed by Nicola, 17th May 2019

So wonderful so quite and will go back again and again.

Reviewed by Sarah, 3rd May 2019

The Lodge was full of rustic charm throughout with stunning views, beautiful sunsets and fabulous wildlife, from the horses that live on the farm to geese and ducks that land on the lakes. We were also treated to rabbits, pheasants and deer on our evening walks with the dog. The dog also enjoyed a secure garden to sniff about in. Our wonderful hostRead mores instilled a relaxed atmosphere from the get-go and we were truly able to switch off for a few days. Can't wait to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 19th April 2019

The perfect location with the perfect hosts. A wonderful rural setting yet only a short walk to the pretty town of Shaftesbury.Beverley & Norman were friendly & helpful. The garden is safely fenced allowing our four legged friend to enjoy exploring pastures new. We have recommended this stay to everyone & definitely hope to visit gain soon.

Reviewed by LISA, 22nd March 2019

Very charming and perfect for a weekend break.

Reviewed by Ian, 27th October 2018

We would recommend this property to our friends and family it is comfy warm and clean . It is in a quiet spot though shops and other facilities are within walking distance . We met the owner who was a really nice friendly chap , he was kind enough to show us around his property and offered us the use of his grounds . We had a really relaxing and enRead morejoyable time . Hide

Reviewed by Kathy, 18th October 2018

Lovely cottage. Cosy and comfy. Fantastic friendly hosts. Fantastic views.

Reviewed by Lesley, 28th September 2018

Wonderful location, friendly hosts, great views, peaceful and close to town for supplies. We had a super time relaxing, watching the wild life and walking around the area. Made very welcome by our hosts Norman and Beverley.

Reviewed by Alan, 21st September 2018

This cottage was always warm and cosy due to central heating being always available. The building is set in a glade with tall trees at back on South side resulting in v little sun. Beautiful panoramic views from cottage and the owner is v friendly.

Reviewed by Lesley, 7th September 2018

Fantastic location with wonderful views. Owners helpful and friendly. Would recommend for a quiet few days but lots of lovely walks and dog friendly pubs close at hand

Reviewed by Greg, 17th August 2018

Lovely views and peaceful. We only realised how much traffic noise we have when we came home.

Reviewed by Rupinder, 10th August 2018

This will be the fifth time we went back to Paynes Cottage. Its a very peaceful and scenic place. Countryside is beautiful. Hosts are the best ones we have come across so far. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Peter, 5th August 2018

We had an excellent time here. The hosts are lovely and made us feel very welcome. Location is wonderful, with brilliant sunset views.

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