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The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player
TV, fireplace, DVD player
TV, fireplace, DVD player

Overview of The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Shaftesbury, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStonehenge45 min drive
  • Popular LocationDurdle Door45 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)54 min drive
  • Popular LocationBournemouth Beach62 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Smithy Cottage - perfect honeymoon retreat!

Romantic cottage in Shaftesbury
The Smithy lies just across the yard from the main house and was the original Blacksmiths forge. It still retains many of the original features and blacksmiths artefacts and has made a wonderful conversion with views across the village green to Fontmell Down.

It also has its own private sitting area under a Pergola entwined with grapes and honeysuckle. Accommodation consists of a sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove, steps down to a kitchen and bathroom. Steps up from the sitting room lead to the galleried double bedroom. A perfect honeymoon retreat!
Tim and Lucy share their home with two dogs, a cat, two horses, one donkey and ten chickens! Pudding and Pie are both miniature Labaradoodles, and a very fluffy cat called Nala. Sam and Mabel are kept company in the adjacent paddock by Scrumpy Jack the Donkey, Jasmine the Arabian and her young mare Lily. The chickens are free range in every sense of the word and never far from sight.

Glamping is also available in our two shepherds huts Mabel and Sam. The stress of modern day life is a distant memory here as you gaze across the scarp slopes of Melbury and Fontmell Down.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Golf on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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About this area


This cottage is located in Shaftesbury. Kingston Lacy House and Stourhead are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs. Explore all the area has to offer with cycling and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Stourhead - 24 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 36 min drive
  • Stonehenge - 45 min drive
  • Durdle Door - 45 min drive
  • Bournemouth Beach - 62 min drive

Getting around

  • Gillingham Dorset Station - 18 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 54 min drive


  • The Half Moon - 5 min drive
  • Chutneys - 5 min drive
  • Gusto - 5 min drive
  • John Peel Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • The Mitre - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Just what was needed
Lovely property to explore Shaftsbury and surrounding areas. Our 6 month old puppy enjoyed exploring the garden. Property had everything we needed, including a lovely comfy bed. Tim and Lucy were welcoming but not intrusive. Would happily return to this beautiful place.
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Review from Vrbo