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Idyllic cottage with beautiful views

Entire cottage hosted by Vanessa
5 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
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, beautiful walks straight out of the front door, use of local tennis club.

The space
** Covid 19 update**
We are now leaving 24 hours between bookings in order to give the cottage a deep clean between guests. Please leave one night free between bookings, when confirming a booking. Our cleaning fee has unfortunately increased from £35 to £45 due to this. We understand the concern you may have about a holiday now and the closure of pubs and restaurants. What we can say is that most of the wonderful eateries around us are offering a take away service, some of them with free delivery, and so you can enjoy restaurant quality food at home, or eaten in the garden (big table and benches). We have added some of our favourites in the 'other things to note' section.
(A note on Superhost: We have had a Superhost rating for 4 years, ever since we started. We listed a nearby flat for 2 months which received a 3 star review from one guest, this affected our cottage ranking sufficiently that we lost Superhost for three months. We discovered too late that Superhost is attached to the host not the property; an unfortunate effect on our cottage).
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.

There is complimentary use of local tennis courts at Pythouse Club, about a two mile drive from the cottage. Please bring your own raquets and balls! Wonderful Pythouse Walled Garden is minutes from the courts for coffees and lunches.

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, olive 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 and you are welcome to order delicious pre cooked meals which we can pick up for you and leave at the cottage ready for your arrival or you can collect yourselves (3 miles from cottage in Semley), orders need to be received 48 hours earlier. During this difficult time, they are offering free delivery.

At Compton McRae with our kitchen now fully running, we are delighted to announce the launch of our Food to Go range.
It is therefore with great delight that we publish the first, of our seasonally changing,
menu of meals.

Boeuf Bourguignon with creamy mashed potatoes £12.50
Lamb & Apricot Tagine with bulgar wheat £12.50
Thai Green Curry with coconut rice £8.95
Confit Duck with puy green lentils £8.95
Fish Pie on a bed of wilted spinach £12.50
Moroccan Vegetable Stew with cous cous £8.95

with additional sides costing £2.50 per serve

Equally if you fancy a pudding we are currently offering

Sticky Toffee & Date £4.95
Seasonal Crumble £3.95
Pecan Pie £4.95
Apple & Almond Frangipane Tart £4.95
Tiramisu £4.95
Chocolate Roulade £4.95
Cheese Selection £6

All our pricing is per person

To order all we require is 48 hours notice and the number of people you are feeding
Please contact sam@comptonmcrae.com for more information or ring us on 01747 448750
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Please support local businesses by using the various services that they can still offer at this time. Here are just a few that we know about right now...

PYTHOUSE WALLED GARDEN - offering take away food
https://www.pythousekitchengarden.co.uk/index

THE COMPASSES PUB AT HOME
The Compasses Inn in Chicksgrove are offering food to take home.
http://thecompassesinn.com/takeaway/

BIRD & CARTER FARM SHOP & CAFE
Prepaid pick-up and food from the deli and their new café in Fonthill.
http://birdandcarter.co.uk

CLEMENTINE'S SHOP
Mothering Sunday presents and ideas for families
http://www.clementinesshop.com

BECKFORD BOTTLE SHOP, TISBURY
free delivery within 5 miles of the shop.
travis@beckfordbottleshop.com

ANSTY FARM SHOP
Delivery drop off points & on-site car packing service.
https://www.anstypyo.co.uk

CHURCH FARM DAIRY, SEMLEY
Fresh whole non-homogenised milk to take away in bottles
https://www.churchfarmdairysemley.com


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…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds

Amenities

Heating
Cot
Laptop-friendly workspace
High chair
Iron
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
TV
Washing machine

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Location

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. You will have guest membership of our local tennis club at Pythouse, a couple of miles from the cottage.
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), 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.
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 yard…

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 14:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £150

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