Archives for March 2014

For anyone in the area between 2nd and 8th June 2014 the Shaftesbury Festival is taking place all over the town with music, exhibitions, food, demonstrations, markets, dancing, more food and the customary races up Gold Hill – one race on bikes and the other on foot……. but carrying giant cheeses. Madness prevails……! Charlie Turnbull… Continue Reading →

An email arrived this morning from Little Miss Homes, the award winning home interiors blog from Laura Holmes (now Laura Butler-Madden – ed). A couple of years ago we were honoured to be featured by Laura in her Homes Away from Home section……precisely what we aim to provide at Updown! Laura Butler-Madden: Updown Cottage 5*… Continue Reading →

This is a must see, surely?! Camel racing?! And for a very worthy cause. http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/needs-Cheltenham-Festival-enjoy-camel-racing/story-20811310-detail/story.html 5* luxury self catering holiday cottage to rent on Gold ‘Hovis’ Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, Great Britain, UK

Should anyone prefer a comfy bed to camping, we have availability for the dates of the Larmer Tree Festival (16th – 20th July). ‘The happiest, friendliest, quirkiest festival in the land…..’ and very definitely aimed at the whole family. 5* Gold Award luxury self catering holiday cottage to rent on Gold ‘Hovis’ Hill, Shaftesbury. Dorset,… Continue Reading →

I just came across a lovely set of ideas for walks near Shaftesbury from Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre’s Pinterest board. Click here for link 5* Gold Award luxury self catering holiday cottage accommodation to rent on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, Great Britain, UK

I’ve just ordered new curtains for the music room and sitting room. Sadly the original silk curtains that I was so fond of have faded and started to fray after 7 years, as sunlight and silk really don’t mix! This time we’ve chosen linen for the music room and a rich ruby red fabric for… Continue Reading →

I’ve only just found this….. in 1978 a sketch from The Two Ronnies featured Updown Cottage! It’s changed a little since then but I quite like the Scandinavian blue! luxury self catering holiday cottage to rent on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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