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 →

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