- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Updown Cottage is a C16th self catering holiday cottage, assessed as 5* with Gold Award from Visit Britain. It stands on Gold 'Hovis' Hill which is famous from Ridley Scott's 1970s Hovis Bread advert featuring the 'Boy on a Bicycle'.
The views are spectacular from both cottage and hillside garden and are certainly some of the most photographed in England.
Every luxury that you would expect from a 5* hotel is provided, but the whole cottage is yours for the duration of your stay with complimentary Wifi, free national landline calls, a baby grand piano, log fire & basket of logs, huge film library, welcome breakfast and tea basket,...Read more
Updown Cottage 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views
Shaftesbury, West Country, England
Additional Location Information
A beautiful old town situated 700 feet up in Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of little Daires'. Shaftesbury dates from the time before Alfred the Great and flourished when he established the Abbey. The massive walls opposite Updown Cottage date from the days of the Abbey and have seen centuries of pilgrims and latter day tourists pass over Gold Hill's cobbles.
The spectacular views from the cottage stretch over miles of glorious English countryside and change with the weather and seasons, offering a constantly fascinating outlook.
Shaftesbury is ideally situated for exploring the whole of the beautiful west country of England with its castles, coasts, cathedrals & stunning countryside.
More About This Location
Golf course within 30 minute drive, Horse riding nearby
Nearest shops, 0.1 miles
Nearest beach: Poole, 25 miles
Nearest train station: Gillingham (Dorset), 4 miles
Nearest ferry port: Poole, 25 miles
Nearest airport: Bristol, 44 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on August 20, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $166
Additional notes from the owner
From Â£695 to Â£1295 per week.
Everything is included.
Week long bookings only at Christmas and New Year.
Bookings run from Mondays to Mondays or Fridays and from Fridays to Mondays or Fridays only and stays over these lengths will incur the whole week price.
There is a refundable £100 housekeeping deposit payable at the same time as the balance which is due 4 weeks prior to the stay.
A deposit of £100 is requested to reserve the booking.
Cards are taken for payment with a £5 fee per transaction.
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- High chair
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 12 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no