<h1>SHAFTESBURY HOLIDAYS</h1> holiday cottages


Unrivalled charm, famous hills and history

Visit Shaftesbury

Perched high on a hill above Dorset’s Blackmore Vale and commanding some of the most spectacular views, Shaftesbury is a gorgeous, bustling, market town immortalised in the works of Thomas Hardy, and perhaps most famously the Hovis bread commercial. It provides a perfect setting to get active outdoors with its many cycle trails and explore Shaftesbury’s unrivalled charm, history and bustling market atmosphere.

Map showing the location of Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Cottages

Shaftesbury holidays bring peace, charm and tranquillity and we have a great collection of self-catering accommodation and holiday cottages in the town so you can enjoy all that it has to offer.

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Dorset Cottages

Our Dorset cottages are found in wonderful locations throughout the county, where you can enjoy a slice of rural life or coastal relaxation. Take a look at our portfolio and start making memories.

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A fossil finding guide

The world-renowned Jurassic Coast is an incredible UK destination to go fossil hunting. Discover ammonites, bivalves and brachiopods at the beaches lining beautiful Dorset.

Christmas markets in Dorset

2018 Christmas Markets in Dorset offer a lovely festive experience that are perfect for enjoying with the family. Shop for unique and unusual gifts, decorations, handmade trinkets, fantastic local produce, and enjoy entertainment and activities to really get you in the Christmas spirit. There are plenty of different Christmas markets and events across the county and we have listed a few of our favourites below.

A romantic sight

The lovely town of Shaftesbury provides a wealth of things to see and do with its old churches, wonderful houses and two museums. Shaftesbury is perhaps most renowned for Gold Hill - or ‘Hovis Hill’ - the steep, cobbled, picturesque street featured in the 1973 ‘Boy on a Bike’ television advertisement. The view from the top has been described as “one of the most romantic sights in England.”

After drinking in the spectacular views and sampling the other delights that Shaftesbury has to offer such as the historic Saxonic Shaftesbury Abbey and its tranquil gardens or the regular Thursday markets as well as numerous independent shops, you might like to take an afternoon tea in a pretty tea shop, enjoy some grub at one of the traditional pubs or a meal at one of the wonderful restaurants.

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