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“Great cottage, great location”
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Kitchen
Aqua kingsize bedroom
View from Updown Cottage and garden
Sitting room
1st floor slate-tiled bathroom
The front door
Sofa beside the woodburner and inglenook
Baby grand piano
Dining room
Halfway up the garden path
Bathroom with 1920s copper cruise ship mirror
Toile bedroom with canopied single sleigh bed
Romance
Teal bedroom with kingsize bed
Tulip bedroom with single antique sleigh bed
Updown at Christmas
Bathrobes
Piles of towels
Updown Cottage
Teal bedroom with kingsize bed, flatscreen TV, DVD, CD, Digital radio, ipod connection
The view from the music room
Contemporary comforts
Stourhead National Trust
Salisbury Cathedral
Dusk over Gold Hill
Classic wedding car awaiting the bride staying at Updown Cottage
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Chris_E_2...
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great cottage, great location”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Updown cottage provided a high quality and very comfortable stay for our break, everything provided worked perfectly (which we have not always found to be the case in holiday rentals) and the cottage was was the ideal size for our party of four adults and two children. The coffee machine stocked with an array of capsules was a particularly nice touch. Dinner at the nearby Grosvenor Arms was a highlight.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
29 Oct 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We're delighted that the newly refurbished Grosvenor Arms is such a success!
We'd love to see you back at any time.
Best wishes
Jane & Simon
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BlairE33
Tasmania, Australia
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35 reviews
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“AN AMAZING HOUSE- AMAZING EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013

My husband and I spent a week at Updown Cottage from Australia in April. It was much bigger then we needed but we were intrigued by the description and pictures on the web. Centuries of history are a novelty for Australians. We were not disappointed and it very much lived up to the web description.

This cottage has a Five Star Gold Award and very much deserves it. It was a wonderful mix of the old and the new and cleverly restored to maintain historical character, but providing luxury, modern surrounds. Everything is beautifully presented and the piano room adds an amazing dimension.

The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, including an AGA Cooker. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms very modern.

The hosts were very attentive and there is a lot of detailed touring information available in the cottage. The views from the cottage are panoramic, and it's location in Shaftesbury is central and easy to walk to shops and restaurants.

The cottage has 4 levels, so it is not for anyone who doesn't like stairs.

It was a week we will always remember.

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Liked best: Everything you could want and surrounded by history
Liked least: The winding roads to get there.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
21 Jun 2013
Thank you so much Blair. It was a real pleasure to exchange emails with you and compare notes on holiday properties in different locations!
Do come back as often as you like!
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Surrey
Reviewed 16 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Chicago
Reviewed 7 February 2011 for a stay in November 2010

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Guildford
Reviewed 24 January 2011 for a stay in September 2010

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