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Idyllic rural cottage with beautiful views

Entire cottage hosted by Vanessa
5 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
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Wise Cottage is a 250 year old cottage with a boutique feel and sweeping views situated in a beautiful village near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

The cottage sleeps four, 1 large master bedroom with a super kingsize bed and a small bedroom with adult bunks (plus a guest bed for a fifth guest). Well behaved dogs are welcome!
Organic toiletries, bath robes, well equipped kitchen, wood burner, super fast Wifi, garden and beautiful walks straight out of the front door.

The space
With regard to eating out, if you prefer to enjoy restaurant quality food at home, or eaten in the garden (big table and benches) there are several people around us to order from, the nearest one being Compton MacRae in Semley - 3 miles away. Details in the 'other things to note' section.
There is a large sitting room with oak dining table and contemporary chairs, a well fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
The main bedroom has an upholstered Super kingsize bed with Vi Spring mattress, high quality microfibre duvets and bed linens. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds. Polished wooden floors, Roger Oates runners, sisal flooring and soft Moroccan rugs make up the flooring in the cottage. The bathroom has a pressurised shower and bath. Plenty of towels are provided as well as an organic soaps and shampoo range. The bathroom is situated downstairs opposite the kitchen.
The garden is situated up steps from the cottage, it is probably not easily accessed by anyone disabled or infirm. It is a cottage garden, not highly manicured but with wonderful views in every direction. A table and chairs and a barbecue and tongs are also provided. There is a side access to the garden and it is fenced, so will contain a not overly ambitious dog.

The cottage has a Samsung 32" smart TV with all the catch up services as well as Netflix and Amazon, super fast broad band, a small office with desk. Mobile reception is good, but patchy in the downstairs rooms.
There is a wood burner and kindling/logs for the first night or two (bags of logs and kindling are sold at the shop a few yards from the cottage), iPod dock, Roberts radio, smart TV, towels, high quality linen and bathrobes.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all china and cutlery, pans, casserole dishes, salad bowls, a Nespresso coffee maker (with coffee capsules!) and there is a supply of tea bags, coffee, sugar, oil, flour, herbs and salt and pepper to start you off. We always leave a breakfast pack of fresh local bread, home made jam, butter and milk.
A folding guest bed can be put up in the sitting room or master bedroom for a fifth person which is fine for a night or two, but unless a young child, it is not ideally suited for five people.

Guest access
The whole cottage and garden is available for your use. There are stunning views from the garden and wonderful walks.

Other things to note
A continental breakfast is always left at the cottage - fresh bread, butter, jam, milk, tea, coffee and sugar.
We can stock the fridge in advance of your arrival, take in a Waitrose or Tesco order. We have a wonderful deli close to us, Compton MacRae, from who you can order restaurant quality food to be delivered to the cottage (orders need 48 hours notice).

We are surrounded by open countryside, perfect for long walks in all directions. There is an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants to stop off at for lunch or to drop in for drinks and dinner which serve fantastic food using local produce. Below are some of our favourites:

PYTHOUSE WALLED GARDEN, Hatch

THE COMPASSES PUB, Chicksgrove

THE FORESTER, Donhead St Andrew, SP7 9EE

MESSUMS Wiltshire, Tisbury, SP3 6LW

THE BECKFORD ARMS Tisbury, SP3 6PX

THE FOX AND HOUNDS, East Knoyle

BIRD & CARTER FARM SHOP & CAFE
Prepaid pick-up and food from the deli and their new café in Fonthill.

BECKFORD BOTTLE SHOP, TISBURY

CHURCH FARM DAIRY, SEMLEY
Fresh whole non-homogenised milk to take away in bottles

There is a folder at the cottage with information on the numerous places there are to visit in the area and further afield.
We can provide a travel cot and a high chair.
We can put up a folding guest bed in the sitting room or master bedroom for a fifth person, but the cottage is ideally suited for four people.
Wise Cottage is a 250 year old cottage with a boutique feel and sweeping views situated in a beautiful village near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

The cottage sleeps four, 1 large master bedroom with a super kingsize bed and a small bedroom with adult bunks (plus a guest bed for a fifth guest). Well behaved dogs are welcome!
Organic toiletries, bath robes, well equipped kitchen, wood burner, super fast Wif…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds

Amenities

High chair
TV with standard cable/satellite
Cable TV
Wifi
Babysitter recommendations
Cot
Kitchen
Travel cot
Free parking on premises
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East Knoyle, United Kingdom

The cottage is set in the beautiful village of East Knoyle (birthplace of Sir Christopher Wren) on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, amid rolling scenery. The village has an award winning community shop (a few yards from the cottage) and an excellent pub, as well as a playground and endless footpaths through fields and woods for dog walking.
If you wish to explore the West Country there are few better places to be situated. The Georgian city of Bath is 20 miles away, Salisbury 17 miles, the hilltop town of Shaftesbury with it's famous monastery ruins and Gold Hill is 4 miles and the Jurassic coast an hour's drive. Longleat and Centre Parks is only 8 miles away. There are numerous stately homes (Longleat, being the most famous and also Stourhead National Trust), castles and gardens within easy striking distance, some a couple of miles from the cottage and superb gastro pubs and restaurants nearby.
There is plenty of information in the cottage and suggestions of where to visit, where to eat and where to shop.

Just an hour away is the New Forest which is great to explore on foot or by bike. There are maps in the house and you can rent bikes at the wonderfully helpful Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley where there are also loads of cafes, pubs & shops.

Flying Experiences at Compton Abbas Airfield - from flying in vintage aircraft and driving classic cars to the airfield for champagne lunch... and flying lessons.

Dorset Art Weeks: For two weeks every year (Typically end of May & beginning June) Artists all over Dorset open up their homes and studios to visitors to browse their work, learn about their techniques and inspiration and purchase direct from the artists themselves.

There are also two extraordinary contemporary galleries with excellent cafes/restaurants nearby - Messums in Tisbury and Hauser and Wirth in Bruton - both definitely worth a visit.

Hosted by Vanessa

Joined in July 2014
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Hello, we are a family with two children and live about 3 miles from the cottage. We are passionate about providing the best holiday we can for our guests and have been letting our cottage since May 2016. We are always on hand to answer any questions or give you any help we can - perhaps now more than ever when life is now straight forward since Covid-19. We have a wealth of local knowledge from pubs offering take away services to the best walks to do, so please do get in touch pre booking with any questions!
Hello, we are a family with two children and live about 3 miles from the cottage. We are passionate about providing the best holiday we can for our guests and have been letting our…
During your stay
We live very nearby and are on hand to help and advise much of the time. We can meet you on arrival and introduce you to the property (or we will leave the key in a designated place for you and come and see you later, depending on your arrival time). We are able to stock your fridge if you wish - please talk to us about this at the time of booking.
We live very nearby and are on hand to help and advise much of the time. We can meet you on arrival and introduce you to the property (or we will leave the key in a designated pla…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £150
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