2 Appletree Cottage

Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
from
£227
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Dogs Accepted
Baby friendly
Internet / Wi-Fi
Parking available
Charming country cottage in a beautiful rural setting

At A Glance

Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Grading
5 Star
Property Type Cottage
Reviews 28
Notes
  • This property can only accommodate one dog with prior arrangement

Description

2 Appletree Cottage is tucked away in the quiet village of Sixpenny Handley near the town of Shaftesbury. Thought to be a former estate workers cottage for Rushmore Estate, parts of the cottage are believed to date back to 1866.

This charming, semi-detached two bedroom cottage is full of character and is a perfect example of old meets new with its traditional decor and modern conveniences. The rural setting is the perfect escape for those looking to embrace the outdoors, providing an excellent retreat for guests to enjoy walking, cycling or riding.

The cottage is ideally based to benefit from 7500 acres of ancient woodland, providing a diverse array of flora and fauna. The estate has been shaped for the pleasure of the local people, providing stunning gardens that house a theatre, temple and water garden and a redesigned golf course.

A short drive away is the historic market town of Shaftesbury, that offers stunning views of the surrounding Dorset countryside as one of the highest towns in England. Shaftesbury offers rural charm, with quaint cottages and cobbled streets and its thriving town offers an abundance of independent shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

2 Appletree Cottage is tucked away in the quiet village of Sixpenny Handley near the town of Shaftesbury. Thought to be a former estate workers cottage for Rushmore Estate, parts of the cottage are believed to date back to 1866.

This charming, semi-detached two bedroom cottage is full of character and is a perfect example of old meets new with its traditional decor and modern conveniences. The rural setting is the perfect escape for those looking to embrace the outdoors, providing an excellent retreat for guests to enjoy walking, cycling or riding.

The cottage is ideally based to benefit from 7500 acres of ancient woodland, providing a diverse array of flora and fauna. The estate has been shaped for the pleasure of the local people, providing stunning gardens that house a theatre, temple and water garden and a redesigned golf course.

A short drive away is the historic market town of Shaftesbury, that offers stunning views of the surrounding Dorset countryside as one of the highest towns in England. Shaftesbury offers rural charm, with quaint cottages and cobbled streets and its thriving town offers an abundance of independent shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy.

Relaxing
Living Room/Area
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Furnished with a leather sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, flatscreen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station
  • Features a traditional, log burning stove fireplace
Cooking & Dining
Kitchen/Utility
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Features an electric oven, electric hob, grill, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and full-sized fridge with freezer
  • An iron, ironing board and washer dryer are available
Dining Room/Area
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Furnished with a dining table seating four
  • Direct access to the garden via the large glass doors that open up completely to provide an al fresco dining space
Sleeping
Master Bedroom
  • Located on the first floor
  • Furnished with a king-size bed, two bedside tables complete with lamps, chest of drawers and integrated wardrobe
Bedroom 2
  • Located on the first floor
  • Furnished with a single trundle bed, bedside table, lamp, chest of drawers and a row of four pegs for hanging garments
Bathing
Family Bathroom
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Partially tiled with traditional features
  • Featuring a shower over bath, wash basin, cabinet, WC and underfloor heating
Outdoors
  • Large secure garden with patio area furnished with tables and chairs
  • Barbeque available for guest's use
Parking
  • Off-street parking for one car
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At A Glance

Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Grading
5 Star
Property Type Cottage
Reviews 28
Notes
  • This property can only accommodate one dog with prior arrangement
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Overall Rating out of 5:
5
Based on 2 reviews.
Great for:
Walking (2)
Couples (2)
Foodies (1)
Pets (1)
Families (1)
Pubs Nearby (1)

2 Appletree Cottage

Our stay at 2 Appletree Cottage was really enjoyable. The cottage is located off the beaten track in Sixpenny Handley and is rather remote -perfect for a break away from it all. As the first guests to the cottage we found it to be beautifully presented, clean and tastefully furnished. We found the cottage a great base to visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, The New Forest amongst others and the owners recommendations of places to eat were superb. The log burner is a lovely feature and we found it essential to getting the cottage cozy and warm. The owners welcome pack including details about the cottage wifi settings and how to get the fire going was very easy to follow. We particularly enjoyed eating breakfast in the dining area - enjoying the views and feeling the warmth of the sun behind the floor to ceiling bi-fold doors. We highly recommend the cottage to couples looking for a break away in Dorset.
By Nick (Guest)
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Lovely tranquil cottage

Lovely tranquil cottage yet close to so many wonderful attractions including Corfe Castle, Jurassic Coast and The New Forest. Thank you!
By Courteney-Smith
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2 Appletree Cottage

A really enjoyable stay. Perfect location for walking and running even in the bad weather. Home from home. Enjoyed the chocolate and champagne a lovely touch of Christmas. The house has been renovated to a really high spec perfect for us city folk. I imagine the location is perfect in the summer when you can take full advantage of the garden and patio doors. Hopefully we will be back in 2014!
By Mr And Mrs Rathbone
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Lovely cottage, real home from home.

Had a fantastic holiday, mostly lovely weather too. Lovely cottage, real home from home. Great location to drive to attractions.
By Mr & Mrs Hayes
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2 Appletree Cottage

My partner and our toddler had a lovely autumn break at Apple Cottage. The cottage was a perfect size with a well-equipped kitchen and lovely wood burning fire. Great base for walks in the wood, visiting Dorset, WIltshire and Hampshire attractions.
By Catherine Henderson
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We have enjoyed a lovely 4 night break.

We have enjoyed a lovely 4 night break. The house is well equipped and furnished beautifully. So cosy when the fire is roaring. We enjoyed a walk through the woods and were pleased to be in such a peaceful, rural location.
By Mr & Mrs Wyles
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2 Appletree Cottage

We had high hopes for the cottage and it beat our expectations. Thank you for the welcome treats! We loved our stay and are sad to leave. Our best day say us explore Corfe Castle and get the steam train to Swanage, while for food the Dorset Burger Company in Weymouth is a must!
By Laura Cartledge
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Rating out of 5:
5
Great for:

Lovely cottage

We really wanted a quiet cottage for our first holiday together and this was perfect. It was in the middle of the forest so really easy to go for a walk and come home to light the fire. However it was also only a short drive to every thing we wanted to do like go to the supermarket as well as fun activities like go ape, going to Poole Quay and Bournemouth. It was great that all the heating and hot water were already set up so we didn't have to worry and the fire wood and fire making instructions were really useful.
By Emma Cartwright
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2 Appletree Cottage

A lovely little cottage, really well equipped and some really lovely and unusual pieces of furniture. Thank you
By Jennings (Guest)
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2 Appletree Cottage

Had a fantastic holiday, mostly lovely weather too. Lovely cottage, a real home from home.
By Mr And Mrs Hayes
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Appletree Cottage

This is our second visit to Appletree Cottage has been idyllic . The cottage is home from home, well equipped, good location, friendly neighbours. Can’t wait for next year!
By Clive Juke and Oli the Collie
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2 Appletree Cottage

We have enjoyed a lovely four night break. The house is well equipped and furnished beautifully. So cosy when the fire is roaring. Our daughter enjoyed a walk through the woods we were pleased to be in such a peaceful, rural location.
By Mrs And Mrs Wyles
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Appletree Cottage

Lovely tranquil cottage, yet close to so many wonderful attractions including the Corfe Castle, Jurassic coast and the New Forest! Thank you!
By The Courteney -Smith family
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2 Appletree Cottage

Lovely cottage, it was warm and welcoming when we arrived, we've had a great weekend despite the weather. I can imagine spending time here in the summer.
By Rick And Tina Boxall
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Appletree Cottage

Fantastic short break. Lovely area and wonderful cottage. Thank you.
By Clair and Ray
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2 Appletree Cottage

We really enjoyed our short break - even in the rain. It was particularly nice to have the wood stove and a well equipped kitchen
By Roger And Margaret Wilson
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Appletree Cottage

Lovely relaxing week spent here, helped by the wonderful weather and lots of lovely places to visit. A beautiful cottage. Thank you.
By Kevin and Jenny
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Amazing cottage

Amazing cottage and beautiful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We are already planning visit no.2
By Dan, Krissi, Esme and Olivia
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2 Appletree Cottage

A wonderful cottage, all the things you could need to have a really enjoyable break. The bad weather meant we could make the most of the fire each evening. We will be back soon! Thank you.
By Emma and Dave
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Our second visit to Appletree Cottage, it's been idyllic

This is our second visit to Appletree Cottage, it’s been idyllic. The cottage is home from home, well equipped, good location, friendly neighbours. Can’t wait for next year!
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Appletree Cottage

We have enjoyed a lovely 4 night break. The house is well equipped, furnished and finished beautifully, and so cosy when the fire is roaring. We enjoyed a walk through the woods and were pleased to be in such a peaceful, rural location. We would recommend the King John Inn for lunch or dinner. Friendly service and amazing food.
By Wyles Family
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Had a wonderful weekend in the tranquil countryside

Had a wonderful weekend in the tranquil countryside. Absolutely beautiful cottage with bespoke furniture. Wish we could have stayed for longer! Thank you
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Appletree Cottage

Had a fantastic holiday, mostly lovely weather too. Lovely cottage, real home from home. We also recommend The King John Inn, and The Cloisters in Salisbury. Great location to drive to get to attractions. Recommend Tyneham Village, Old Wardour Castle and Corfe Castle.
By Hayes Family
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Had a lovely week in this fab bijou cottage

Had a lovely week in this fab bijou cottage in a splendid location. Now I know what Cranborne Chase is. Thanks
By
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A lovely little cottage

A lovely little cottage, really well equipped and some really lovely and unusual pieces of furniture. Thank You
By Jennings
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Will be very reluctant to leave

Will be very reluctant to leave and return to normality. The woods are home to fantastic wildlife and the wild garlic is beautiful at the moment. Shaftesbury, Wardour Castle and other local attractions are brilliant for visits, as is the Sixpenny brewery ~ we reckon must be the smallest pub in England ~ with good beer too. Enjoy!!
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We had high hopes for the cottage and it beat our expectations

We had high hopes for the cottage, and it beat our expectations. Thank you for the welcome treats. We loved our stay and are sad to leave. Our best day saw us explore Corfe Castle and get the steam train to Swanage, while for food, The Dorset Burger Company in Weymouth is a must.
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