Self Catering in Dorset - Shaftesbury

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Ryecross Farm Cottage

Ryecross Farm Cottage, Shaftesbury, Dorset
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £255.00 - 562.00

The historic market-town of Shaftesbury sits 750 feet above sea-level, looking down onto the Blackmore Vale.

Ryecross Farm Cottage is just half a mile from Shaftesbury, surrounded by idyllic farmland. Built in stone, the cottage has recently been converted to offer accommodation for up to 4 people, all on one level. There is a shared garden that offers fantastic views across the Blackmore Vale and the potential for al fresco dining during the summer months. The owner also owns a private fishing lake which you can use through prior arrangement. This cottage offers a haven in which to get away from it all but, if you are seeking night-life or a restaurant, then Shaftesbury is within easy access.


A quiet cottage with beautiful views.
Miss Nuttall

Perfect quiet retreat, would certainly consider staying again.
Mr Plowman

The views from the cottage are amazing, the cottage itself is very cosy and comfortable. Ideally situated to visit places of interest. The peace and quiet is unbeatable and the owner is very helpful and charming. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage to family and friends.
Mrs Reynolds

The accommodation was very cosy and comfortable. Beautiful views of countryside and wildlife. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Mccleam

The cottage was ideally located for the area we wanted to visit. It was peaceful and the view was fantastic. We enjoyed watching the rabbits playing outside the window.
Mrs Scott

Services / Facilities:

Full oil-fired central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, colour TV, radio, stereo/CD player etc. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Shared use of garden with private and secluded seating area with garden furniture and lovely views. Private fishing by arrangement. Ample off road parking. Sorry no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 0.5 miles. Note: Fishing is on a 0.5 acre lake and the carp are quite large. Fishing is charged at £
12 per day, and guests must supply their own rods and tackle etc.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Gold Hill Museum - 1.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden - 1.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Shaftesbury, St Peter's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Old Wardour Castle - 5.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Larmer Tree Gardens - 5.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

East Knoyle, St Mary's Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fiddleford Manor - 6.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Chettle House - 6.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Chettle, St Mary's Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pimperne Long Barrow - 7.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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