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Beautiful private garden
Dining Area
Fully equipped kitchen
Double Bedroom
En suite shower room to bedroom 1
Twin Bedded room
Reading/Library Area
Front of the cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

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Gaz S
Woodbury, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful cottage in beautiful, historic surroundings.”
Reviewed 16 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a wonderful five-day break in Ivy Porch Cottage. The cottage itself is roomy and although boasting all mod-cons, still maintains plenty of old world charm. Of especial interest to myself was the large amount of books about the region which the owner has amassed and which aided us greatly in planning our excursions.

The village of Iwerne Courtney/Shroton is simply delightful, with plenty of historic buildings and the lofty hill-forts of Hambledon and Hod Hill being within easy (if steep) walking distance. The views from these are simply breathtaking. Perhaps of more import is the profusion of first-rate local pubs! 'The Cricketers', situated just a few yards away from the cottage, is absolutely superb, and 'The Saxon Inn' at nearby Child Okeford is highly recommended too.

Shroton is well-placed to visit much of Dorset and Wiltshire, although in the immediate vicinity Shaftesbury is a lovely market town with plenty of shops and attractions and Kingston Lacy house and parkland are a must (as is 'The Vine Inn' nearby the latter).

All-in-all I would have no hesitation in recommending Ivy Porch Cottage to readers and would myself like to stay again and explore more of this beautiful region.

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