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"This iconic cottage is simply one of the most charming houses in England" Phil Spencer: History of Britain in 100 Homes

A few weeks ago we made a quick dash to Cornwall for a few days escape. As our time was limited I was determined to make the most of our days so was delighted to come across the Cool Places website as it is stuffed full of exactly the type of places we like – stylish and interesting… Continue Reading →

Further to last week’s post about My Personal Sanctuary spa treatments, we are offering discounts for the next 2 mid-week breaks (13th – 16th April and 20th – 24th April) to £495 from £595. So you have £100 savings to spend on spa treatments instead! Reserve your stay here and then…………. relax………..unwind…………sleep and refresh!

Some very exciting news! We can now offer guests the chance to transform their stay at Updown Cottage into a luxurious spa break without leaving the cosiness and comfort of their home from home. My Personal Sanctuary have chosen therapists local to Shaftesbury to visit the cottage to give the full spa experience from hand beauty… Continue Reading →

The new trailer for the latest film version of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ has just been released and shows off some of the beautiful Dorset countryside and filming locations. The landscape has changed very little since Hardy’s time and his vision for the settings of his stories remains intact to such an… Continue Reading →

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 →

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