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Well Cottage

This is a gem - a delightful period cottage situated behind wrought iron railings in a pretty grass courtyard of listed medieval stone cottages grouped around the old village pump. Located in Shaftesbury.

Enter into a beautifully fitted kitchen/dining room with beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Pine door leads to cloakroom/wc. Stairs to lovely galleried lounge with woodburner and colour TV. Views over lawned yard. 1 Bedroom (sleeps 2 plus 1 cot) with beamed ceiling and a wrought iron double bed. Stairs to gallery where there is sufficient room for a casual bed. Door to bathroom/wc nestling below eaves. Handheld shower in bath. Central heating throughout.

There is a small private patio garden to rear of the yard with garden furniture. Street parking is available.



Pump Yard is a magical setting tucked beneath the hill at the foot of Shaftesbury, a lovely Saxon hilltop town founded by King Alfred in 888 AD.

Transfer Times


A stay at Well Cottage also includes free temporary membership of an excellent nearby leisure centre with a lovely indoor pool. Guests are also welcome to use all the facilities at the owners' farm.

Hartgrove Farm is an organic, working farm, with lots of different farm animals and wildlife. Deer and buzzards are a common sight and previous visitors have enjoyed a stint of badger watching. The walking locally is outstanding, whether on National Trust chalk downs or on one of the many valley footpaths. Detailed maps and guides are available. The farm has its own tennis courts and games barn, with local facilities for swimming, horse riding, golf and fishing.

There are several fine stately homes and gardens within easy reach, including Stourhead (National Trust), Kingston Lacey (NT) and Chettle. The beautiful sandy beaches at Studland are about 45 minutes away. Poole Quay, with its regular crossings to Brownsea Island, is even closer.

The whole area is a walker's paradise with beautiful walks on the magnificent National Trust Downs, Hambledon Hill, Duncliffe Hill or the patchwork of valley footpaths including the lovely Stour Valley Way.


For availability and all other enquiries, please contact the owners directly.


Period (2004) Price per week
Apr To be advised
May To be advised
Jun To be advised
Jul To be advised
Aug To be advised
Sep To be advised
Oct To be advised
Nov - Dec Not available

All prices include heating, hot water and electricity. Linen and towels are available if required at £16.00 per person.

How To Book

All holidays this year start and end on a Friday.

Please contact the owners directly when you're ready to book.

Owners' Contact Details


Property Ref: ENGC10
Name: Brian & Sue Smart
Email: Click here to send an email
Tel: +44 (0)1747 811830


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