At a Glance


Up to 6


4 Bedrooms


  • Stunning views
  • Baby grand piano
  • Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove
  • Wifi
  • Hillside garden
  • Historic property and location


Updown Cottage

Updown Cottage

5 star luxury historic cottage with spectacular views on Gold 'Hovis' Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset


Ground floor

  • Hall
  • Wetroom with shower and loo
  • Sitting room: inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove and basket of logs, tv, dvd, video, digital radio, cd, ipod / mp3 connectivity, 2 sofas, writing desk, window seat
  • Music room: Baby grand piano, views over the Blackmore Vale, sofa adn stairs to

Lower ground floor

  • Kitchen with Aga Masterchef, dishwasher, food processor, Nespresso machine and aerocino with 36 Nespresso capsules, fridge freezer, cooking and crockery equipment for 12, hamper of local breakfast / tea groceries, tea towels and cleaning products
  • Dining room with refectory table and seating for 12, large windows and doors to the hillside garden with outside dining and seating and views over the Blackmore Vale
  • Small utility with washing machine and tumble drier

1st floor

  • Double bedroom with kingsize bed, window seat, digital radio
  • Single bedroom with antique sleigh bed and views over the Blackmore Vale
  • Single bedroom with window seat and views over Gold Hill
  • Bathroom with bath, hand shower, loo and basin.

Bramley all natural shampoos, conditioner, handwash, shower wash provided throughout your stay in all bathrooms

Bathrobes, bathsheets, bath towels, hand towels provided for every guest with bathmats.

2nd floor

  • Double bedroom with kingsize bed, TV, dvd, digital radio, CD, ipod / mp3 connectivity, travel cot
  • Ensuite shower, loo and basin

All beds are dressed with White Company Egyptian cotton linen

Wifi throughout.



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Updown Cottage (A0002) - Key Information

General information

4 bedrooms sleeping 6 

  • 2 doubles
  • 2 singles

3 bath / shower rooms (although it would challenge a C16th cottage on 4 floors on a steep hill to expect the showers to all retain pressure if run simultaneously!

Things to Do

Shaftesbury is an ancient hilltop town with independent shops set amongst winding lanes. The ruins and museum of King Alfred's Abbey lay in the centre of the town and the cottage sits opposite the old Abbey walls on the world famous 'Hovis' Hill - scene of Rodley Scott's 1970s Boy on a bicycle advert for Hovis bread.

The Jurassic coast is less than an hour away.

Sherborne, Salisbury, Bath and Stonehenge are between half and hour and an hour away and many National Trust, English Heritage and private properties from Longleat, Wardour Castle, Corfe Castle and Monkey World are close at hand.

The cottage is also a popular property for wedding parties or music and history festival attendees who are visiting the many wonderful venues nearby such as Larmer Tree Gardens.

Booking Information

You may drive up to the front door to unload but should then park the car on the tarmac, uncobbled area of the hill which is just a few yards downhill. Here parking is free and unrestricted.

Contact owner for details regarding price between £795-£1395