Updown Cottage 5* luxury in Dorset. Stunning views

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • House

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

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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

Away from it all, Rural retreats, Village


Last updated on April 21, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Apr 4 - Apr 24, 2014
Mid season
Friday check-in
Weekend $390
$1,6714 Nights
Apr 25 - May 1, 2014
Low season
Friday check-in
Weekend $334
$1,3354 Nights
May 2 - Jul 10, 2014
Mid season
Friday check-in
Weekend $390
$1,6714 Nights
Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2014
High season
Friday check-in
Weekend $558
$2,1754 Nights
Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2014
Mid season
Friday check-in
Weekend $445
$1,6714 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $168

Additional notes from the owner

From £695 to £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.
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.


  • Wood Stove
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Central heating
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Chef
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet Access
  • High Speed Internet
  • Telephone
Property Features
  • Mountain Views
  • Electric Grill
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Board Games
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Movie/Video Library
  • Games
  • Television
  • Stereo or CD player
  • VCR
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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