Listing Ref: 181
Paynes Place Lodge, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Paynes Place Lodge is a delightful, cosy lodge nestled in the grounds of the owners’ smallholding. Within easy reach of Shaftesbury but situated in 30 acres of rural woodland and fields, the lodge offers a perfect base for a convenient but peaceful break at any time of the year.
Specious and excellently furnished, Paynes Place provides comfortable accommodation with plenty of interesting period features such as exposed beams. Best of all is the porch that runs along the front of the property. Complete with table and chairs it boasts the most beautiful, panoramic views over the stunning countryside.
Paynes Place Lodge accommodation
Paynes Place lodge is comprised of one double bedroom and en-suite bathroom, with a bath, shower attachment and WC. There is a handy, curtained porch area with seating that can be used for a Z bed if required. The lounge is comfortable, with large sofas to curl up in and a TV and DVD player to ensure that there is plenty of entertainment even when the weather is less than ideal.
The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, a fridge with freezer section, a microwave and top loading washing machine.
The outside porch is covered and sheltered by the lodge, which means it’s possible to sit and admire the view even if it’s not gloriously sunny.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and central heating are all included in the rent, and there is ample parking available.
One dog is welcome (allowed in the kitchen and front porch area), charged at £20 for up to seven nights, £40 for up to 14 nights, and an additional £20 for every week/part week thereafter.
The nearest pubs and shops are less than a mile away.
Sorry, no smoking.
Paynes Place Lodge surrounding area
Dorset is a county famous for its truly spectacular coastline. Marvel at the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and natural wonders of Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks, the Isle of Purbeck and Portland Bill. Take a walk atop the huge cliffs and admire the pounding seas below, or wander along one of the sweeping, sandy beaches and perhaps happen across a fossil or two.
Picturesque Shaftesbury and Gold Hill (made famous by the Hovis commercials) are certainly worth a visit, as well as providing plenty of amenities and local shops. Meanwhile, the historic cities of Wells, Salisbury and Bath are within reach, with their impressive architecture, and bustling shops and nightlife.
After a bracing walk on the majestic cliffs or a marvellous afternoon spent learning about Dorset’s fascinating history, guests can return to the cosy comfort of Paynes Place Lodge, an ideal base for exploring this stunning region.