With a lovely a flagstone floor and a cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove, the property is able to sleep up to six people in one double room, one single and one with adult bunks. Situated in the rural hamlet of Shave Cross, in the heart of The Marshwood Vale, this picturesque cottage is a lovely 19th Century semi-detached property just six miles from Bridport. This former farm worker's cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and maintains much of its period charm. There is a small shop next door selling preserves and farm cider whilst for other essentials the bustling market town... of Bridport is just a short drive away and offers all the amenities that guests to this property might need.
Amenities: Storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV/DVD with Freeview, stereo/CD player/radio etc. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Roadside parking for 2 cars only. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled area and garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Farm-reared turkeys available for Christmas week each year. Please request in advance.
Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Town: Nestled in the picturesque Marshwood Vale in the glorious unspoilt countryside of west Dorset is the tiny hamlet of Shave Cross. A mere five miles from the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast, this lovely settlement is also close to the thriving market town of Bridport – known for its association with the television program ‘The River Cottage’ and its highly coveted amateur writing award. With its Georgian buildings and picturesque 17th Century cottages, the seaside resort of Lyme Regis is only a short drive away and is well worth visiting for its wide range of shops, restaurants, museums and gardens. With so much to see and do surrounding the peaceful hamlet of Shave Cross, this location makes an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to explore what the pretty Dorset region has to offer.
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Mhairi & Steve Kimmet
Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, far far away
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Mhairi & Steve Kimmet
Lovely, had everything you could possibly want bar internet connection. However that aside it meant we spent more time enjoying ourselves rather than wondering what the rest of the world was doing.
Lovely scenery lovely places and lovely peace and quiet.
Everything you could possibly need
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | E Heley
This cottage was home away from home, everything we could possibly need was there. It was comfortable and clean.
The roads to and from the cottage were narrow country lanes and you need to take care while driving but just a few miles up the road you have all you can need shop wise.
Would really recommend for a family holiday especially if you want to take your dog, although there are not many places you can walk them close to the cottage.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | SuzySue
Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage booking was so easy to do & the owners were very helpful with directions when contacted, the cottage itself was a fantastic base for our holiday & quite a few nights were spent in the Shave Cross Inn 10mins walk up the lane.
Everywhere we visited was less than 1 hours drive from the cottage, we even made it to stonehenge for summer solstice for the experience. There was nothing not to like about this property.
A great holiday
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Dave Roberts
Lovely cottage and a lovely area. We had a good time both localy and the surrounding area. The cottage had all we could ask for. Well worth the money.
If you like the Country
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Iain
The cottage was well equiped, spacious and would fit 4 people easily.
You need to drive carefully around the lanes leading to the cottage, the locals tend to drive faster than the visitors, tractors and even a herd of cows on one day were encountered!
The area itself was good for relaxing, views of fields is ideal, Bridport is local and has everything you need, the beaches are ideally for walking the dog.
Around the cottage the walks for dogs are minimal unless you have a very well behaved one, as the footpaths go through fields of cows.
Overall very relaxing time.
Christmas at Shaves Cross
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | argento
The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and in a lovely rural spot. The
owners were also very helpful and provided us with a turkey from their farm.
The location is excellent especially if you have a dog as there are a number of
country walks close by as well as the Shave Cross Inn which is about a half mile
away at the end of the lane. The pub was recently mentioned in the one of the
Sunday papers as one of the best country pubs and worth a visit and it was!
There were a few minor drawbacks, the log burner was often difficult to get
going and if you have more than one car then others have to park on the
narrow lane, however this did not impact too greatly on our stay.
We would recommend this cottage to anyone, especially at christmas.
CRABBS BLUNTSHAY COTTAGE, pet friendly, character holiday cottage, with a garden in Shave Cross, Ref 1690
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