Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager for Somerset, Dorset, mid, north & east Devon

Why I chose this property “it is a cheerful and quirky cottage in a new location for Classic Cottages ”

Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager

Thetis Cottage (2645)

Shaftesbury | Sleeps 4 + cot | Price Band FF (£360 - £738)

There is a lovely back garden with a raised patio at the far end - the cottage is in the background.

Picture 1 of 22. There is a lovely back garden with a raised patio at the far end - the cottage is in the background.

There is a lovely back garden with a raised patio at the far end - the cottage is in the background.There is a lovely bright kitchen and dining-room with a door out to the patio and garden beyond.Another view of this lovely contemporary, yet characterful room  .
The pretty living-room has comfortable seating for all.This is the view from the garden gate of the cottage.Another view of the living-room.
Dual aspect Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and looks out over the garden at the back of the cottage.The other beautifully decorated double bedroom is at the front of the house.This bedroom has an original decorative cast iron fireplace.
The contemporary shower-room is on the first floor next to the bedrooms.This is the 'secret' attic room.  A hideaway for time-out reading, writing letters and postcards, and for a wonderful view across the town to the countryside beyond.Another view of the attic room. The stairs are very steep which is why this is used as a grown-ups space.
Another view of the enclosed courtyard. Enjoy balancing pretty night lights on the tree stump for evenings outside with a glass of wine.The turning cottage stairs lead up from the sitting-room.The beautiful National Trust gardens at Stourhead are an easy drive from Shaftesbury.
Salisbury Cathedral is well worth a visit.The Dorset coast is not that far for a day trip - this is Lulworth Cove, due south of Shaftesbury.This is a friendly and happy place to stay.
Shaftesbury's famous Gold Hill is a short walk away from the cottage.This cheerful bench can be used outside as well as in.There is a lovely decked patio-area at the back of the cottage.
The enclosed courtyard is a sheltered place to sit but there is a wonderful garden just behind it with a second patio-area.  

This delightful 300 year old cottage is a short stroll from the centre of Shaftesbury, a historic Saxon town in a stunning hilltop position. In a little terrace in one of the oldest parts of the town, Thetis Cottage balances a welcoming contemporary interior with plenty of period character. The kitchen/dining-room, with original panelled walls, opens out onto a little courtyard and beyond it is a fabulous enclosed garden with a lovely patio-area. The first floor bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and there is a fabulous shower-room. A secret retreat for grown-ups is on the second floor – a writing and reading room with views for miles (this period cottage has steep stairs, especially to the attic room, please take care). Within walking distance, Shaftesbury has lovely shops, cafes and restaurants and, of course, the famous steeply cobbled Gold Hill. Great outings are to Stonehenge and the National Trust gardens at Stourhead – there is something for all within very easy reach. Please note that the changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall. Sitting-room with TV and DVD player. Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5'). Bedroom 2 with double bed. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin. Reading-room.

Facilities & Services

Inclusive Heating – full gas-fired CH. Travel cot. High chair. Stair-gate. WiFi.


  • Parking on road.
  • Garden furniture and barbecue.
  • Shop .5m.
  • Pub .25m.
  • Public telephone .5m.
  • No smoking.
  • Regret no pets.
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday.

2014 Short Breaks

Thetis Cottage is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 3 to 6 nights.

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Winter Short Breaks

In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

At Thetis Cottage, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Christmas Short Breaks

These can be booked after 1 November.

New Year Short Breaks

They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.

Prices for Short Breaks
are worked out as follows:
3 nights - 70% of the weekly price
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price

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