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Cottage in East Knoyle near Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Peaceful Village Location Within 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'
(We guarantee a 100% rebate or change of date if, owing to changes in Covid 19 Travel Regulations in England or elewhere in the world, you are unable to travel and therefore take up your stay.
This comfortable, attractive and well equipped country cottage has many original features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. It is Grade 2 Listed for its historic character. We have a cottage garden (front) and small garden with lawn (rear) along with an outdoor eating area and BBQ and Firepit in the lower garden which overlooks a meadow and hills beyond. This timbered property has been lovingly restored and contains every modern convenience you will require. A beautiful cottage within a lovely village. We have good, high speed fibre internet connection with unlimited use of broadband and Wi Fi, HD Smart TVs downstairs (Netflix too) and upstairs. We have a good quality Hi-Fi system along with blue tooth connections for steaming music from your mobile phone or tablet. . A selection of local maps, including walking maps and a good selection of books, DVDs and CDs.
Fuller details of cottage including more extensive photographs and reviews can be found on VRBO website (ID 8114497). However, you will pay much less (on average £120 less per week) by booking through Simply Owners and will pay no commission. We strongly recommend 'Simply Owners' as we relate to guests personally and guests in turn pay no commission!
Many guests from home and abroad return year after year. We always value personal contact so do feel free to get in touch with us so we can offer as much information as possible before making your booking. We are always a phone call away.
We book from Saturday to Saturday during peak season but can be flexible out of season and at Christmas and New Year.
Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Double bed, dressing table, bed side tables and lamps, double wardrobe/drawers, telephone. TV with viewing via internet. Bedroom 2, two single beds, wardrobe, bed side table and lamp, drawers. Additional Z bed downstairs which could provide a 5th bed. However, this fifth bed is used downstairs. Hair dryer provided and left in bedroom 1. Whilst the second bedroom is a double room with two beds it is rather tight for two adults. Fine for children and teens. Bedrooms were refurbished in 2017 and new furnshings downstairs in 2019
We have always offered a 10% discount for bookings of two weeks or more and late bookings. The cottage will be clean on arrival. We ask guests to clean throughout before leaving. With notice, we can arrange for cleaning to be carried out after you have left. This may not always be possible during the peak seasons.However, please make the request in good time and we will seek to arrange. We do not ask for a deposit for possible damage or failure to clean properly but have always worked on the basis of trust. We have found that trust between ourselves and those staying is rarely compromised. Outside: Garden furniture (table, four garden chairs and bench). Utility Room: Washing machine/ dryer combo. Dyson vacuum cleaner, brush, mop and general cleaning materials, iron and ironing board. Bed linen, towels and tea towels included within the price. Beds will be made up before you arrive. There is always a large supply of logs during the winter. There is an outstanding village shop and Post Office owned and run by the village for the village. Quality provisions, newspapers and everything you may need and more. A visit to Wren's Stores is a must! (Sir Christopher Wren was born in this village and his father was Vicar in the village for many years).
The owners - Tim and Pauline. We have owned this cottage for 25 years and have lovingly restored, and furnished it during this period
Tim is a Church of England Vicar in Surrey where we live and spend most of out time. We have a grown up family. During our stays in the cottage we love to walk the lanes and hills around East Knoyle with our cocker spaniel during the spring and summer time, but love nothing more than and a glass of wine in front of a roaring log fire on an autumn or winter night. The peace and quiet of East Knoyle and this cottage enables us to unwind from our busy life in the S.E. of England. This is a special place for us. We have two people who look after our cottage in our absence and who also prepare for and welcome our guests. They are always on hand. However, we are just a phone call, e mail or text away from our guests too.
|December 31st - 4th January||New Year (4 nights)||
|March 28th- April 4th||Easter (min 4 nights)||
|April and May||Spring||
|June and July||Early Summer||
|Sep 1st -Oct 20th||Early Autumn||
|Oct 20th -27th||Half Term||
|December 22nd - Jan 3rd||Christmas min 4nts £600)||
|This New Year 2021||Three nights for £500||
|Autumn 2021||October and November||
|Children Welcome||Pets Welcome|
|Coffee maker||Toaster||Dining seats|
|Washing machine||Tumble dryer||Parking|
|Living room||Hairdryer||Ironing board|
|Adventure||Away from it all||Family|