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The Woodlanders | Luxury Self-Catering | Shaftesbury, Wiltshire


  • On the Map The Woodlanders is located on the Dorset Wiltshire border, close to Salisbury, near Bath and Poole.
  • By Car Approximately two and a half hours from London.
  • By Train Gillingham (Dorset) train station is approximately eight miles from the property.
  • By Air Bournemouth airport is approximately a one hour drive from the property, Bristol airport is one and a half hours away.

Please note the property location is approximate only, in order to protect the owners privacy.


Shaftesbury is a postcard-worthy market town and home of the famous Hovis ‘Gold Hill’ in Dorset. Steeped in history and tradition, Shaftesbury offers breath-taking countryside views and the warmest of welcomes, making a romantic holiday destination in the South West.

A holiday in Shaftesbury, Dorset Lying to the west of Salisbury and close to the border of Wiltshire, Shaftesbury perches on the edge of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the Blackmore Vale, a deep luscious valley forming part of the river Stour basin. This serene setting provides an abundance of picturesque views to soak up and enjoy; on a clear day, views stretch all the way to Glastonbury Tor. Known as the gateway to the South West a visit to Shaftesbury combines the very best of town, coast and country. Historic Stonehenge, charming Bath and the iconic Jurassic Coast are all within easy reach. Shaftesbury itself has a wide selection of quality cafes, pubs and restaurants and boasts a high street brimming with independent shops providing a charming holiday for all members of the group.

Activities in Shaftesbury Perched high on a hill commanding a beautiful rural setting, Shaftesbury is calling out to be explored. This quaint market town is the home of Gold Hill, a pictorial cobbled street once described as ‘one of the most romantic sights in England’ and made famous by the Hovis bread advert. Visit in spring to see Shaftesbury in bloom; walk through Trinity churchyard for the most romantic mornings as thousands of pretty snowdrops adorn the network of walks through the town. For exhilarating activities, take to the skies in a hot air balloon and absorb the views and undulating landscape as you float above. For coastal adventures, head to Chesil beach for fossil hunting, boat trips and watersports and enjoy an old fashioned day at the seaside before returning home to a luxury seaside cottage for a fresh supper using the best of local ingredients.


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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