West Hatch Cottage

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 7

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Pets: Yes

West Hatch Cottage is a holiday cottage in Tisbury, Dorset, sleeping 7 and pet friendly in beautiful surroundings in 5 star luxury offering a truly tranquil retreat

Prices and Booking

Prices from £948 per week

Change over day: Friday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



West Hatch Cottage is a 5 star luxury cottage set in beautiful surroundings on the Dorset/Wiltshire border in the hamlet of West Hatch. Set back in its own grounds down a quiet country lane, West Hatch Cottage is a substantial, attractive building offering both tranquillity and luxury. Whether inside or out you will be impressed by the level of detail, space and thought that has gone into each and every space. There are extensive gardens including large lawns for children to play safely in. The large terrace makes for an excellent place to dine al fresco with stunning countryside views to accompany you. Although you will feel wonderfully remote there are pubs and restaurants within easy reach with plenty of attractions to explore including Old Wardour Castle, Stourhead House and Gardens, Shaftesbury or Shearwater Lake but being in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are plenty of walks to enjoy both locally and further afield. All these walks can also be enjoyed by up to two pets which can come and stay by prior agreement.

The accommodation at West Hatch Cottage comprises of a living room with large, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and WiFi. There is also a second lounge area complete with table football. The kitchen and utility area is very spacious and incorporates the dining area and comes equipped with an oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a ground floor cloakroom. There are four bedrooms arranged as a super king size double with en suite shower room, a king size double with en suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment, basin and toilet, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom. A separate bathroom has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A travel cot and highchair can be provided upon request.

Outside are some pretty, spacious gardens both to the front and rear including a large terrace complete with furniture and barbecue. There is also secure bike storage in an outbuilding. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • West Hatch Cottage allows pets in the property
  • West Hatch Cottage has a wonderful, spacious garden
  • WiFi is enabled throughout West Hatch Cottage
  • West Hatch Cottage has a washing machine
  • A television, DVD player and CD player are available for you to use
  • Linen and towels included
  • Off road parking available
  • West Hatch Cottage is a no-smoking property
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • West Hatch Cottage has a woodburner in the lounge
  • Dishwasher available so you can enjoy more of your holiday
  • A travel cot and high chair can be provided
  • Pubs and restaurants are just a short walk from West Hatch Cottage

Area details


Shaftesbury is close to the border of Wiltshire and stands 219m above sea level making it one of the highest towns in England. It has spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale and is very pretty, with many buildings made from the local greensand stone and covered in thatch. Shaftesbury is a popular tourist town made even more famous by the Hovis advert featuring Gold Hill that was directed by Ridley Scott.

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Surrounding Villages

This is another region where there are many villages worth a visit, with good eating pubs, great countryside and chocolate box good looks. Cann to the south will lead you to Fontmell Magna while to the east you can cross the border into Wiltshire to find Donhead St Mary. To the north lies Motcombe and Gillingham and to the west Guy's Marsh, Stour Row and East Stour.


There are good local markets in Shaftesbury itself. There is a local market every Thursday and a Farmer's Market the first Saturday of every month. In July the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance, local foods and crafts all happening on the famous cobbled hill. In June, the Shaftesbury festival is a weeklong celebration with too much going on to list all the events. However, highlights include lots of music, arts and crafts, lots of stuff specifically for children, runs and races and even dog shows and drumming workshops. Most events are free but there are some ticketed events. At the end of August the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events including ferret racing, birds of prey and motorcycle display teams.

Activities and Attractions

There is certainly a lot to do and see in the area so I will try to list as many as possible without going into too much detail. The Larmer Tree Gardens are stunning and have something to offer all year round but in summer he hydrangea collection makes a striking display of colour. Stourhead House and Gardens dates to the 1740s and is set in 2,650 acres of stunning grounds. Well worth a visit. Longleat House is just 13 miles up the road and is probably the most famous Safari and Adventure Park in the land for good reasons. They also hold a large number of special events throughout the year so do check for the time you will be visiting. The Gartwell Light Railway will be a must for any steam enthusiast.

There are a number of museums in the area, the Gillingham Museum, Gold Hill Museum and the Shaftesbury Abbey Museum. Old Wardour Castle, dating from the 14th century and run by English Heritage is a great day out. The castle was used in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves and children and grownups alike will love exploring the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

Eating Out

There are 40 places to eat out in Shaftesbury and many more if you want to go out and explore some of those villages I mention above. There is a good choice of what is available including a vegetarian restaurant and tastes from around the world.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £948 per week

Change over day: Friday

You can check availability and book this property by calling 01244 746188 or by using the button below:



Nearest Airports

Bournemouth is 24 miles away

Bristol is 39 miles away

Exeter is 72 miles away

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