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Majestic, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £259.00 - 645.00

Sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms, this self contained wing near Shaftesbury is in an ideal location for exploring Dorset.

Majestic is a wing of the owners' cottage, 2 miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage has a double room and a room with a triple bunk, along with a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with sofabed and dining area. Outside, guests have off road parking, and a private enclosed patio, with use of the owners' larger lawned garden, and the chance to pet the donkeys and miniature ponies. The cottage enjoys close proximity to the A30, making it a great touring base. Majestic is ideal for visiting Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne, or enjoy walking in the Blackmore Vale.


Disgusting dirty cottage. We spent 2 hours degreasing the kitchen and washing crockery before we could make a cup of tea. The place stank and the beds were dreadful. The bathroom was a hive of filth. We book for a week and stay two nights all going home with bad backs due to the thin mattresses on the beds. They have a lot of animals and the cottage smelt like they over wintered them in there. The noise from the main road traffic is hurendous and the stairs are certainly not child friendly.
Jennifer F

Stayed for a week very relaxing comfortable cottage just outside shaftsbury.the owners shell and rich are very friendly helpful people.the cottage has everything you need well equipped kitchen cosy living room diner two bedrooms nice bathroom with shower over bath.couldn't fault the majestic in any way.thanks shell and rich for a very enjoyable and memorable stay
Mark W

A lovely week at the Majestic!
We stayed at the Majestic with our 6 year old daughter in May half-term and we were then joined later in the week by our friends and their 6 year old (and little puppy). The owners Shel and Rich could not be more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage has lovely paddocks at the back where you can sit in the lovely gardens overlooking the ponies and donkeys and watch the sunset. The owners very kindly took the girls out in the paddocks to meet their animals which the girls obviously loved! We were very lucky with the weather and even managed a lovely bbq on the last night which made a perfect end to a lovely week. There is a great pub/restaurant nearby (the Kings Arms in East Stour) which serves excellent (and very reasonably priced) food. We also took a drive out to Sherborne Castle (about 20 min drive away) and had a lovely day there walking around the Castle and the beautiful grounds. We were all sad to say goodbye to the Majestic and to Shel and Rich (and their animals) and the girls (and Bobby the puppy) were all delighted with the little treat they were given as we left. Thank you Shel & Rich!

A lovely cottage in a great central location to explore Dorset and the surrounding counties. This cottage is a must for dog owners as the fully enclosed garden lets you relax knowing they'll be safe. The shared garden has a barbecue and seating area so you can spend your evenings relaxing outside. The cottage is clean and very comfortable with everything you should need, however if anything else is required, the owners Shel and Rich are only too happy to help. We will definitely go back.
Ruth C

The owners were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. We particularly appreciated the welcome package on arrival. The property was warm, clean and comfortable. A truly dog friendly holiday. We will definitely be recommending this property to family and friends.
Mr Mcneiff



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided


Double Beds

Family Beds


Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, DVDs and games
All fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Fitted stairgate
Lockable off road parking for 2 cars
Enclosed front patio garden with furniture
Shared rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
Three well behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on premises due to ponies and donkeys
The owner has 4 dogs
Note: There is a pond with a low fence in the shared garden
Note: The A30 is adjacent to one side of the cottage
Note: Open tread stairs to first floor

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Nearest Attractions

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

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden - 1.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Shaftesbury, St Peter's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gold Hill Museum - 1.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

East Knoyle, St Mary's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mere, St Michael's Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fiddleford Manor - 6.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Old Wardour Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Stourhead - 7.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stourton House Flower Garden - 7.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stourton, St Peter's Church - 7.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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