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C18th Cottage 1 Bedroom Shaftesbury Old Town

SuperhostDorset, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Henry
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
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The Yellow House is a delightful slice of history.

Nestled within the heart of the Saxon old town of Shaftesbury, this bright and charming grade II listed 1 bedroom cottage offers a home to all.

On the boarder between the Blackmore Vale and Cranbourne Chase, Shaftesbury is a perfect springboard into the depths of Dorset woods and Wiltshire's Nadder valley.

The cottage offers basic amenities including teas, coffees, and milk on the day of arrival.

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The space
The house would perfectly suit a couple.

There are two woodburners with plenty of wood in the small garden that can be used, or central heating if preferred.

Be aware there are lots of original features including low beams, chalk painted walls and lime render. Therefore please do not expect a pristine decor :) clean and characterful is more the look.

The oak wardrobe in the bedroom provides ample storage for clothing, with another cupboard beneath the stairs for coats and bags.

There is a shower and a bath, feel free to use the candles, lotions and potions displayed.

You can bring pets, (as long as they don't have sharp claws :) as I just fitted solid oak flooring downstairs.

We provide luxury feather down pillows and duvets. If you have allergies please let us know and we will make sure the non-allergenic duvet and pillows are prepped in advance of your stay.

Guest access
All areas can be accessed including the sunny garden. The garden is an ever improving space. I only acquired the property in 2017 so therefore its still growing into itself.

If you do come stay I would very much appreciate it if you treat the plants with care. Especially the Japanese maple bonsai! Its over 50 years old now and means a great deal to me. Feel free to water and care for the plants at your leisure :)

The only locked spaces in the house are the attic and shed.

Other things to note
No television.

I try and use/buy as few plastic objects as possible.

There is no designated parking for the property. There is on street parking for free around Shaftesbury, and a free car park a 3 minute walk away. Let me know if you want directions.

Concessions/discounts available for musicians, authors, artists and green party members.

Please contact me before making booking if you fall into one of the above. If you wish to leave a creation of your artistic field further concessions can be made.

Happy travels ;)


COVID-19 Update- We professionally and regularly clean our space between each guest. All sheets and bedding are disinfected and we make sure there are gaps between stays. Let us know if you have any concerns or questions.
The Yellow House is a delightful slice of history.

Nestled within the heart of the Saxon old town of Shaftesbury, this bright and charming grade II listed 1 bedroom cottage offers a home to all.

On the boarder between the Blackmore Vale and Cranbourne Chase, Shaftesbury is a perfect springboard into the depths of Dorset woods and Wiltshire's Nadder valley.

The cottage offers basic a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Iron
Heating
Hair dryer
Essentials
First aid kit
Private entrance

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom

Shaftesbury is a wonderful quaint Saxon hiltop town. Teeming with history, the remains of the abbey, Gold Hill and the the Town Hall are a definitely worth a visit.

There so many fantastic places to walk, run or climb. Whether it be around the local area or on the Dorset coast. Please feel free to ask for some suggestions!

This website shows some of the great things to do around Shaftesbury https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-things-to-do-in-shaftesbury-dorset-england/
Shaftesbury is a wonderful quaint Saxon hiltop town. Teeming with history, the remains of the abbey, Gold Hill and the the Town Hall are a definitely worth a visit.

There so many fantastic places to…
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Hosted by Henry

Joined in August 2015
  • 110 Reviews
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  • Esther
  • Tanya
During your stay
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm