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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 150 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Fantastic Base From Which To Discover All Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire Has To Offer


Stay where the old - beams, window seats and quarry tiles - blends beautifully with the new - wifi, comfortable pillow top beds, double ended tub and rainwater shower. Farrow and Ball colours and quirky touches.

We fell in love with this little piece of history and we are sure you will too!

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, a break with friends, or a holiday with your little ones, then Corner Cottage is equipped to cater for all your needs.

If you need us to suggest some ways to make your break even more special, please ask and we will do our best to help!

Travelling with children? We are child friendly and provide the following for our Little Guests: Tripp Trapp High Chair, Mamas & Papas Bumbo Seat, Graco Travel Cot, Flexiguard Door Guard, Changing Mat, Potty, Microwave Sterilising Kit, Plastic plates, bowls, mugs and cutlery ... and some toys, books and DVDS.

This is a great location from which to discover all that Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire have to offer.

More Details

Debbie J Boyes
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Debbie J Boyes

We are both Dorset born and bred! We love to travel, but believe that we are blessed to live in such a beautiful county and like to spend as much time in this part of Dorset as we can.

It is really Important to us that our Guests have a wonderful stay. We have worked really hard to create a stylish, comfortable and well equipped cottage ... one that you will come back to!

This is also our second home, so you will find that Corner Cottage is a little bit nicer and more loved than many ordinary holiday lets!

We would like you to think of this as your holiday home and come back as often as you can too!

Debbie J Boyes purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Debbie J Boyes chose Shaftesbury

When we first stepped into this cottage, it was love at first sight!

Although the cottage had not been touched for around 37 years and looked very sad for herself, we knew we had to help her blossom again.

We spent several months renovating Corner Cottage, and filling her with lovely and useful things to make your visit really special.

We have stayed in lots of places which look lovely on the Internet only to be a little disappointed when we arrived, and we wanted to make sure that you will love this cottage from the moment you step into Pump Yard.

Corner Cottage will provide you with a beautiful, well equipped and slightly quirky cottage set in the most beautiful area or Dorset.

Welcome to the start of your wonderful holiday!

But be careful ... If you stay once, you will be coming back!

What makes this cottage unique

Set back from St James Street (which itself is a quaint little road) into the historic Pump Yard, you will be staying in one of the most photographed places in Shaftesbury.

Open the gate and step through into history, past the old water pump which used to supply Shaftesbury with its water, and up the path to the white cottage in the corner.

Unlock the door and ....relax!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Shaftesbury in Shaftesbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lovely double ended bath!
  • Newly installed white bathroom. Double ended bath with rain water shower over, wc and basin. Colonial blind and Antique vanity mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus Travel Cot Notes on bedrooms: The Master Bedroom has a 5' black traditional metal bed, beautiful bed linen and cushions, two large chests of drawers and a built in wardrobe. The second bedroom has a 4'6" bed, 2 small chests of drawers and a built in wardrobe. Travel cot if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Good quality bed linen, beautiful curtains, antiques and some quirky extras! We provide BABY & PRE SCHOOLER equipment : Graco Travel Cot, Tripp Trapp High Chair, Mamas & Papas Bumbo Seat, Potty, Sterilising Kit, Hand Held Blender, Changing Mat, door guard, plastic bowls and toddler cutlery, children's DVDs and some baby and toddler toys. Outside: In front of the cottage is the beautiful Pump Yard which is private for just a few houses. The cottage also has its own private garden with a summerhouse and a table and chairs. Utility Room: Washer/Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bed linen and bath towels included. Clean linen at the beginning of each visit. Cleaned after each Guest. Additional cleaning may be available at an additional cost.


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average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Lovely quaint home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in friendly surroundings

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely character quiet property with all you need.

  • 4 of 5

If you want character with modern amenities, then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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York, England

We enjoyed our time at Corner Cottage. The facilities are good and the beds comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Corner Cottage is a quiet and comfortable place to stay. We enjoyed the setting and appreciated being only 10 minutes from the town centre (although the walk is up a steep hill which ever way you go!). The facilities in the cottage are good, the kitchen well equipped and the beds very comfortable.

We couldn't quite work out the heating but as the weather was good during our stay this was not a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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League City, TX, USA

Charming Beyond Measure!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully remodeled cottage maintains an historic feeling while possessing all the modern conveniences. We were able to cook breakfast and dinner here each night with ease, and enjoyed the town of Shaftesbury immensely for other meals and entertainment. There was plenty of room for the three of us to have time together or a little space of our own. We are all small women, though (5'3" tall), and could touch the ceiling just by reaching up! We all agreed that our husbands would not have been as comfortable as we were with the low doorways and ceilings. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, and the bathroom beautifully done. There were 2 TVs in the house, but we didn't use either. There's too much fun to be had sitting at the top of Gold Hill each night to even think about TV! The courtyard itself is quiet and sweet.


*good communication with the owner up until the end of our stay (we asked for directions about dealing with trash, but did not get a reply)

*sweet cottage; very comfortable for smaller people

*Shaftesbury is a delightful village! We enjoyed sitting at the top of Gold Hill (a very short walk from the cottage) and watching the light change at the end of the day. There is a pub at the bottom of the hill called the Two Brewers which provides a lively atmosphere and live music (when we were there; not sure about other times). The pub at the top of the hill, The Mitre, is full of locals and looks out over the valley. The overlook, a long stretch at the top of the hill, is a peaceful place to stroll and sit, watching the sheep in the valley's fields. A grocery store is a short walk from town. If the Gold Hill incline is too much for you, you can get to the overlook through the park near the cottage. Follow the paved path up through the switchbacks, and you'll find yourself at the overlook.

*If you go in late June/early July, look up The Fringe, a performing arts festival that was in town while we were there. We really enjoyed the performers!

*We were there for the town festival and so glad too! Lots of music, performers, food, and crafts.

*Close to Stonehenge and Bath

*Check out the small town of Lacock and its Abbey. It's really beautiful (and a treat for Harry Potter fans!).

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous quaint little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay beautiful property in a lovely setting. Only down side was having no coffee in the morning!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay! That is a good point about the coffee and I will sort this out for future guests. Thank you for writing this lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you again at Corner Cottage very soon!
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Great stay in a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to relax, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to welcoming you as a Guest again soon.
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

By arrangement we can offer you a fantastic PHOTOGRAPHER who can show you the beauty of Dorset and help you get some beautiful shots to take home. This must be booked in advance, direct with the photographer. Please let me know at the time of booking.

Balloon rides, National Trust and English Heritage properties, wonderful walks, market town, sight-seeing, pretty villages ..... just so much to do and see around this area!

Only around 45 minutes from the beach and the New Forest too!

Please visit our website at for full details.


We are less than an hour from the Jurassic Coast.


Accessible by car in approximately:

2 hours from London or Plymouth

2.5 hours from Birmingham

3 hours from Cambridge

Accessible by train in approximately:

2 hours from London Waterloo to Gillingham (Dorset not Kent!) which is only a 5 mile taxi ride.


Independent shops, cafés, restaurants, banks, beauty and holistic salons, a supermarket, museums and galleries within a few minutes’ walk. Visit the local markets at the top of Gold Hill.

A larger supermarket, and petrol station is about 5 minutes drive away.

Waitrose around 4 miles away.

Further Details:

Independent shops, cafés, restaurants, banks, beauty and holistic salons, supermarkets, museums and galleries within a few minutes’ walk. Visit the local markets at the top of Gold Hill.

In the area there is so much to do! In fact, too much to list here! Our website at has links to many of these.

Discover all that Dorset has to offer from your base at Corner Cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45
Damage Deposit £100

WINTER LET : MAXIMUM/MINIMUM (approx.) 150 NIGHTS AVAILABLE. ONE MONTH DEPOSIT. PRICE OF £1,200 (e rent of £900 per 30 nights plus only £300 for all these things!) INCLUDES Council Tax, Electricity (no gas at property), Water, Phone Line Rental (calls are charged), Unlimited Broadband, TV Licence and 4 hours cleaning a month (more may be available direct with cleaner).

Booking Notes:
£100 security deposit refunded 14 days after checkout.
100% payment due at the time of booking.
Weeks are Friday to Friday, or Monday to Monday. Short breaks are Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. We may be able to do other days if booked last minute. Please ask.
Cancellation within 3 months of travel 75% refund; within 2 months of travel 50% refund; within 1 month of travel 25% refund. With over 3 months notice 100% refund less £75 admin fee.

Changeover Day:
Check out 10.00am
Check in 4.30pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.