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The Apple Shed

Coppleridge near Motcombe, Dorset (Ref. 957189)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Atkinson

    “Icebox needed defrosting.”

    Not a big issue and didn't detract from our stay

    Not a big issue and didn't detract from our stay

    - Mr Atkinson, October 2021

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the village of Motcombe, in the Dorset countryside, is this superb cottage.

Internally, the property has been renovated to provide high-quality furnishings and a stunning modern decor, making it a warm and welcoming base for couples.

With all rooms resting on the ground floor, you will have easy access to a well-presented double bedroom with an en-suite shower room to support.

The property benefits from an open-plan living space with high-quality fitted units and sleek wooden worktops providing plenty of preparation space for preparing your meals, with a convenient dining table to gather of an evening.

Unwind in the sitting room with some of your favourite shows, a movie or simply catch up on the day's events.

Take a refreshing drink out to the shared gravelled seating area during the summer months and delight in watching the sun set with a spot of alfresco dining.

Resting in a lovely location with plenty of charm, this property is situated on the outskirts of Motcombe which offers a community shop and post office for picking up those last-minute essentials.

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden is nearby with a medieval orchard and extensive herb garden to explore.

Make sure you take the opportunity to explore the superb Cranborne Chase AONB for a plethora of countryside trails for walking and cycling, also ripe with wildlife for birdwatching and plenty of photography opportunities.

Return to The Apple Shed for a relaxing evening with your loved one.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Gravel garden to the front with picnic bench
  • Shared tennis court and picnic lawn
  • One well-behaved pet is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Country pub 2 mins walk, village shop 8 mins walk.Note: Mobility - there are steps to the cottage.

About the location


Shaftesbury 3 miles; Salisbury 22 miles; Stonehenge 23 miles

The thriving village of Motcombe lies on the edge of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, just 3 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. Motcombe has its own friendly community shop, post office and well-regarded country pub, The Coppleridge Inn. The local town of Shaftesbury, with a good range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with spectacular views reaching far across the rural landscape. One of the best vantage points is from Gold Hill (instantly recognisable as the setting of the iconic Hovis advert with its quaint, cobbled and very steep street. Motcombe sits amidst rolling countryside at the edge of the picturesque Blackmore Vale, and close to the Cranborne Chase AONB as well as many other areas of natural beauty and exceptional heritage, including the National Trust’s Stourhead. A wonderful location to explore the best of the West Country, and only just over an hour’s drive to the stunning Jurrassic Coast.