Archives for 2014

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

From 3rd March we have availability for anyone who needs some serious relaxation – either for a short break or a week or two. Shaftesbury is fortunate enough to be attracting investors who are opening lovely places to eat and drink, from the ‘country-cool’ of The Grosvenor Arms to the¬†continued success of world cheese judge,… Continue Reading →

A kind enquirer from Denmark has pointed out that we have a review in Lonely Planet and that, in her view, this is an extremely high accolade as LP is THE best recommendation you can get! Click to see Updown Cottage in Lonely Planet Updown Cottage luxury 5* Gold Award self catering holiday cottage on… Continue Reading →

This is a slight diversion from the usual news about Updown Cottage and Shaftesbury but if you or anyone you know are looking for slightly longer term rental accommodation within easy commuting distance of London you might like to look at Alexander Bond The self-contained split level studio apartment is in the very peaceful, private,… Continue Reading →

I came across this link in The Guardian featuring Updown Cottage in one of Britain’s Best Views……one of only 10 in the country alongside those in Cumbria and the Lake District. Updown Cottage luxury 5* Gold Award self catering holiday cottage on Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

It always lifts my day when I hear that someone has chosen to stay at Updown for one of the most important occasions of their lives. I like to think that being surrounded by hundreds of years of history while you prepare yourself for the next phase of your life, is a reminder of how… Continue Reading →

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