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Hartgrove Farm, Shaftesbury, Dorset, 2 Bedrooms (Ref:ENGC7)

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Melbury Cottage

Melbury Cottage has been beautifully converted from 18th Century stables and retains its original beams. The cottage combines character and comfort. Located one and a half miles from Fontmell Magna.

Designed with unobtrusive disabled access in mind, the living accommodation consists of: a galleried lounge, open to roof height; a lovely oak fitted kitchen / dining room with a microwave and a diswasher; 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4 plus 1 baby); bathroom with WC and shower; Open pine stairs lead to a landing gallery above the lounge; Colour TV; Fitted carpets and night storage heaters throughout. There is adequate parking with some under cover.

There is a small, enclosed south-facing garden. This cottage offers high quality family accommodation right in the centre of Hartgrove Farm.



The farm is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty deep in the heart of the most beautiful countryside, one and a half miles from the pretty thatched village of Fontmell Magna.

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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.

Fontmell Magna and other local villages have good pubs serving food.

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 £250 - £380
May £300 - £585
Jun £475 - £550
Jul £630
Aug Not available
Sep £340 - £440
Oct £310 - £495
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: ENGC7
Name: Brian & Sue Smart
Email: Click here to send an email
Tel: +44 (0)1747 811830


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