Property Details

ETB Rating:
Near to: Shaftesbury
Sleeps: 6
Price range: £565 - £675
Cottages: 1
Total capacity: 6
Change over day: Flexible


Short breaks: Yes
Smoking: No
Pets: Yes
Disabled friendly: No
Wifi: Yes
Linen & Towels: Yes
Cots/highchairs Yes
Near to coast No
Near pub Yes
Near to golf Yes
Near to fishing No
Indoor pool No
Outdoor pool No
Sea/river view No
Play facilities No
Onsite parking Yes

Gable Cottage, Berwick St John

Gable Cottage

About Gable Cottage, Berwick St John

Gable Cottage is a 3 Bedroom, Character Cottage with a Family Bathroom, built and designed originally as a life-sized dolls house with its own under ground air raid shelter. The Cottage sits in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the idyllic Dorset village of Berwick St John at the end of the very special Chalke Valley. The Cottage has recently been completely refurbished and brought back to life, it sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms, plus an additional 2 people in the newly restored traditional Shepherd's Hut at no additional cost.  There is secure parking and room for a Horse Trailer, and an adjacent paddock for 2 horses, perfect for an equestrian holiday in this magnificent riding country (horses are welcome by arrangement). The village pub The Talbot provides an excellent place to eat or drink after a long walk across the downs or ox-droves and by ways.
Gable cottage is family friendly, suitable for children of all ages (a highchair is available), and is available for Long Lets as well as Short Breaks. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. Own transport is essential and there is a secure lock-up for cycles etc.
In addition to the 3 bedrooms and family bathroom, there is  a Lounge, Kitchen and Pantry. The outside of the Cottage features a Private Garden with Terrace and BBQ, perfect for enjoying the outstanding views across the surrounding countryside with its natural wildflower down-lands.
Facilities include: Log fire, Internet access, DVD Player, Central Heating, TV, CD Player, Telephone, Wi-fi available, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair Dryer, Clothes Dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine. Linen and Towels are provided and guests are greeted with a welcome hamper.
The nearest town is Shaftesbury (5 miles), with its Gold Hill, famous for the outstanding views as featured in the Hovis advert. Every year in July the Gold Hill Fair Weekend is a popular event. The internationally renowned Steam Fair is a major annual event held locally, and Berwick St John hosts its own Country Fayre every other year with all proceeds going to charity. There is also Rushmore Golf Club just 3 miles away.
The West Country / Dorset region:
The location of the Cottage means that both the South Coast beaches with their Jurassic Coasts, and Towns as well as the local Market Towns such as Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum, Wimborne and Dorchester are all within easy reach. The beautiful city of Salisbury is only twelve miles away and the historic city of Bath about forty minutes.
Other popular attractions within easy reach of the cottage are Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest (44m), famous for its Motor Museum, Longleat (House and Safari Park), Wilton with it's famous Carpet Factory and annual Super Cars event, Larmer Tree - Victorian Gardens and home of the annual Larmer Tree festival, also the impressive 18th Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are only half an hour away and Glastonbury about an hours drive.

Please note that this cottage is not graded by the English Tourist Board but has been given an equivalent rating of 4 stars

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The newly refurbished Traditional Shepherds Hut, adjacent to the cottage, is available at no extra cost and sleeps two people - great for kids and adults alike.

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