Following yesterday’s post from Country Calling I thought I’d remind us of their lovely write-up about Shaftesbury – It’s all happening in Shaftesbury (not) …… It’s a couple of years since it was penned so a few details have changed but the sentiment is the same – that Shaftesbury has retained its character and identity… Continue Reading →

One of my favourite websites for information on the south-west is Country Calling and I’ve just revisited their very kind review of Updown Cottage entitled Slow Down at Updown. The photo illustrating the article is of Aqua, the bedroom with a cushioned window seat overlooking Gold Hill, a bespoke kingsize bed from Morpheus Beds, White… Continue Reading →

According to The Telegraph Gold Hill is one of the prettiest streets in Britain! The cottages and cobbles, combined with the view, must challenge any street in the world for that title. Anyone who fancies staying on one of the prettiest streets in Britain has the choice of any dates in March and can reserve… Continue Reading →

I picked up a copy of Boots Health & Beauty magazine the other day and have just spotted their ‘Healthy Winter Breaks’ section. Recommended for a Close to Home Break is Shaftesbury! The article highlights the lush countryside in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the area rated as the sunniest place in… Continue Reading →

Yesterday I received an email from Tripadvisor asking me to verify that someone was a bonafide guest. Once I’d confirmed their authenticity┬áthe review was revealed and I was left almost speechless. I’m terribly grateful to Mrs G for taking the time and effort to write this – it means a lot. 20* is quite an… Continue Reading →

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