VACANCIES Short breaks of 3 nights or longer throughout off-peak season on any days of your choosing.
Telephone 00 44 (0)1747 811081 or email via Owner's website link above or on Property Page.
BOOKINGS FOR 2015/2016
You may book online - see the Owner's website link above or on Property Page.
OWNER'S WEBSITE - VIEW OF LOCATION Click on the Owner's Website above, and you see a green stunning far reaching view over the Blackmore Vale towards the South. Look for a lake and buildings right at the bottom of the picture. That is us. Talk about Location, Location, Location!
ARRIVAL - 3.30 pm onwards. DEPARTURE 10.30am.
FISHING Unfortunately we occasionally, but rarely, have visiting otters and they seem to have eaten most of our fish. You can attempt to fish on the pond but no guarantees in catching anything. Good fishing nearby at Todber lakes or Longleat.
BUS SERVICE No bus service available - car is necessary here
PAYMENT Payment for holidays by cheque or credit card - We can send you a link to enable you to pay by credit or debit card.
LINEN Duvets - Linen and towels are provided free of charge.
ALL GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION but unsuitable for wheel chairs due to narrow doors. One small step down to kitchenette.
OUR DOGS We have two small dogs. They have free access all over our property and land and are very friendly to visitors so will probably come and say hello when you arrive, but then you will probably not see them much as they have habits of sleeping rather a lot in our house during the day. Please don't feed them - they get fat.. This is why we say 'no dogs' in our literature.
"We had a fabulous week. The peace of Pond Cottage was just what we were needing. Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful and wonderfully resourced stay and also for that extremely generous welcome pack. We enjoyed ALL of it and in particular the wonderful chutney and relish. I might need to search for a good recipe now. We're already missing Pond Cottage and the Dorset countryside. This was our first visit to Dorset but unlikely to be our last".
"I stayed with my husband and 2 year old daughter for 2 nights and we were made most welcome on our arrival and had a lovely, quiet and relaxing stay. The location was brilliant as it was a rural setting but only a 5 minute drive away from Shaftesbury with various pubs, restaurants and shops so you can choose to eat out or shop for food and cook at home. In the morning it was lovely to open the curtains and see how many different types of birds we could spot and I saw at least 3 I'd never seen before! We were also lucky enough to see deer and a badger during our stay. Thank you so much for a great stay".
"We had a lovely time there. She gave us a warm welcome and we felt at home immediately. I definitely recommend staying with her as we had a really comfortable stay. The view from the living room is stunning!!"
"Many thanks for our wonderful stay in your "little paradise". Pond Cottage is delightful and so very well equipped (even needle and thread!!). Our intention before arriving was to visit several places but found we were so relaxed and 'comfy' there, we only left it to eat out. Look forward to visiting again in the near future. (can't wait!)"
"We had a lovely 2 night stay. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us in the cottage and a warm welcome from our host. A great little welcome pack was also provided and appreciated. Everything was clean and very well presented and we didn't want for anything. We happen to know the area well, but there was a wealth of information in the folder that was provided. The area itself is rural and beautiful, but also a very quick drive into Shaftesbury (about 6-7 minutes). We also managed to book a taxi without a problem one night. All in all I would recommend staying at Pond Cottage. I imagine in the summer is is particularly stunning".
"She was a wonderful hostess and made us feel incredibly welcome as we arrived (late and tired). The cottage is set in an idyllic location with lovely views, easy access to the main roads (but far enough away that you don't notice them) and within a few minutes drive of the local amenities. Go for a walk at the top of the hill next to the cottage and you'll be blown away by the samszing views of the countryside. The cottage provided the ideal launchpad for us to explore the local area, and we loved coming back to 'our' cottage after a long day in the Dorset countryside. In fact, having gone into Shaftesbury and eaten at a local hotel, we felt suitably smug at having such a nice place to stay at a fraction of the cost. This cottage was perfect for us, secluded, warm, cosy and clean. Thanks for having us and hopefully we'll be back again soon"
"My wife, daughter and I stayed in Pond cottage in May and used it as a base to go to Peppa Pig world near Southampton.
The cottage was lovely; well equipped with everything we needed and set in a truly picturesque and wonderfully tranquil location. Our host was attentive and helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to stay in. A hotel, or here is just a no brainer. Many thanks"
"We have had a lovely stay in the cottage, enjoying the beauty, figs, fishing, eggs and barbecues. We look forward to coming back sometime soon. M & J"
Thank you very much for the eggs from the chickens. We had a very nice stay in your lovely cottage".
We want to thank you for your hospitality during our stay in Pond Cottage. We greatly enjoyed the nice cottage and the wonderful surroundings, we loved the fresh eggs, and I in particular will miss the warm welcome by the dogs when we came back after a day out. Thanks again, and best wishes"