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Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Shave Cross, Dorset

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated in the rural hamlet of Shave Cross, in the heart of The Marshwood Vale, this picturesque cottage is a lovely 19th Century semi-detached property just six miles from Bridport. This former farm worker's cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and maintains much of its period charm. There is a small shop next door selling preserves and farm cider whilst for other essentials the bustling market town of Bridport is just a short drive away and offers all the amenities that guests to this property might need.

Nestled in the picturesque Marshwood Vale in the glorious unspoilt countryside of west Dorset is the tiny hamlet of Shave Cross. A mere five miles from the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast, this lovely settlement is also close to the thriving market town of Bridport known for its association with the television program 'The River Cottage' and its highly coveted amateur writing award. With its Georgian buildings and picturesque 17th Century cottages, the seaside resort of Lyme Regis is only a short drive away and is well worth visiting for its wide range of shops, restaurants, museums and gardens. With so much to see and do surrounding the peaceful hamlet of Shave Cross, this location makes an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to explore what the pretty Dorset region has to offer.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Storage heaters with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV/DVD with Freeview, stereo/CD player/radio etc., WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Roadside parking for 2 cars only. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled area and garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Farm-reared turkeys available for Christmas week each year. Please request in advance.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Baker
July 2016
Quiet, peaceful location. Ideal base to tour the area. Neat, enclosed rear garden. Clean, welcoming and plenty of room. Overall impression of the property was fantastic.
Mrs Chilcott
March 2014
The cottage had a really cosy feel about it. Although a small cottage, it was surprisingly spacious; we loved the flagstone floor and the period features. The enclosed garden was great too, for the dog. The cottage had everything that we needed - it was really well equipped. We loved the setting - in the middle of nowhere, but also within easy access of the coast. We also loved the Shave Cross Inn nearby.
Mrs Tulett
June 2016
Lovely cottage had everything we needed .Enjoyed the local attractions and we were very lucky with the weather.
Mr Jones
December 2010
Fantastic place to get away from it all. Very comfortable, clean and quiet.
Mrs Pearce
September 2011
The cottage was very well equipped and clean and was close to many tourist areas.
Mr Bullough
September 2011
The cottage was warm and comfortable. Quiet location, good food at several pubs in the vicinity.
Mr Mrs Roberts
October 2011
We liked the location and the general area. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy.
Mr Bell
October 2011
Very good sized cottage, lovely location.
Mr Gillen
March 2012
Excellent, comfortable house well-equipped and a great base for exploring - even if you're only walking five minutes up the lane to the pub for a curry and a pint!
Mrs Mitchell
July 2012
It was lovely to come home to a quiet cottage in the evening and the property made it feel like home. Conveniently positioned with Bridport only a 10 minute drive away. The Shave Cross Inn was only a 5 minute walk up the lane and the people were very friendly.
Mrs Kimmet
October 2013
A great little get-away tucked into the countryside.
Mr Hill
October 2013
The kitchen was better equipped than ours! We found the house so warm, we did not need any heating, in October. Apart from the occasional tractor it was so peaceful. If we want a cottage again in Dorset this is it. Access to the coast was very easy and quick.
Mrs Joyce
July 2013
Lovely, peaceful location in a well equipped pretty cottage. Great scenery from the bedroom windows. The property was ideal with the secure garden for our dog. We hope to return again.
Mrs Stickland
October 2012
Beautiful countryside. Loved the real fire in the evening. Just what we needed a relaxing holiday. Loved this part of Dorset.
Ms McMillan
May 2013
It was such a quiet, tranquil retreat away from the business of life and work. The cottage is adorable, cosy and comfortable. It's placed in a most beautiful part of the country and within easy travelling distance to the coast. One can't help but relax.
Mrs White
October 2012
Very, very rural and quiet. The cottage was first class, everything had been thought of.
Ms Wakeley
August 2012
Everything went so well, from booking, to the quality of the cottage, as well as the perfect setting. I couldn't recommend this more highly for anyone wanting and away from it all break.
Mrs Baty
July 2012
We had a wonderful week at the cottage with extended family, the cottage was big enough for us all to eat/sit/cook and we enjoyed it very much. We loved the fact that we had a good week weather wise and were on the beach and swimming in May!
Mrs Green
March 2010
The cottage was very cosy, sweet and quiet, nestled in the countryside. Safe enclosed garden, both front and back.
Mrs Crofts
June 2010
Fantastic cottage, lovely surroundings, very child and dog friendly. Very pleased!
Mr Waddington
August 2010
Very good cottage nicely out of the way but so close to to get to the coast.
Mr Spitaler
September 2010
Cosy cottage, quiet location, excellent pub nearby.
Mr Hutchinson
September 2007
The scenery in the area is stunning. It was wonderful to see areas of unspoilt countryside - England as it should be.
Mrs Stewart
July 2008
The cottage was excellent. It was very clean, cosy, spacious and exceptionally well-equipped. It was very dog or child friendly. The enclosed gardens were nice. Very good value for money.
Mrs Horsfall
July 2008
Delightful country cottage with beautiful countryside walks, and not too far from lovely beach at Seatown.
Mr Mrs Galbraith
August 2008
Lovely area and peaceful surroundings. Cottage felt like home straight away.
Mrs Clifford
April 2009
The best cottage we have stayed in. Great for young, old and the dog.
Mrs Saunders
February 2009
The Cottage was very cosy and comfortable. The kitchen was the best equipped we have stayed in. I have recommended this cottage to friends. The location was excellent for both beaches and towns. We were also very lucky with the weather.
Mrs Pumfrey
November 2008
Very warm and homely cottage. Very friendly owner. Very good gardens.
Mrs Mcdowell
September 2008
Superb cottage - home from home. Would be very good for children. Great to be so far into the countryside.
Mrs Taylor
September 2008
Set in a quiet area. The local seaside resort of Lyme Regis was well worth a visit. Beautiful country side. Museums worth a visit in Dorcester.
Ms Caudwell
August 2008
The best cottage we have had, and we have been to cottages for many years.
Mr Hunt
July 2006
The house was clean, well equipped and nicely presented.
Mr Brown
October 2006
Lovely cottage, closed in gardens, good for our dog, great location.
Mrs Lobjoit
December 2006
Great quiet location, felt right at home straight away. The Shave Cross Inn is a great pub. Had a great Christmas. It was really nice that a tree had been put up, saved us a lot of hassle. Really well equipped kitchen, we love our food and had everything we needed.
Mr King
April 2007
Good walks from the cottage. Quiet location.
Mrs Goodall-Page
April 2007
Very good pub 10 minutes walk away. Excellent beaches, town and amenities and plenty of entertainment for a variety of age groups within 10 miles of the cottage. Very well equipped. Good garden furniture, nice quality.
Mr Ball
July 2006
The feeling from the cottage and the complete silence with the lovely open countryside. Beautiful beaches and coastline a few miles away, blissfully relaxing. Thanks to the owners and to Sykes.
December 2013
Lovely, had everything you could possibly want bar internet connection. However that aside it meant we spent more time enjoying ourselves rather than wondering what the rest of the world was doing. Lovely scenery lovely places and lovely peace and quiet.
March 2014
A lovely, surprisingly spacious, small cottage with period features and a nice, cosy feel about it. It had everything we needed. Despite being 'in the middle of nowhere' (which we wanted) there was a lovely old pub within easy walking distance up the road and it was within easy distance to the south coast.
September 2012
Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage booking was so easy to do & the owners were very helpful with directions when contacted, the cottage itself was a fantastic base for our holiday & quite a few nights were spent in the Shave Cross Inn 10mins walk up the lane. Everywhere we visited was less than 1 hours drive from the cottage, we even made it to stonehenge for summer solstice for the experience. There was nothing not to like about this property.
E Heley
November 2012
This cottage was home away from home, everything we could possibly need was there. It was comfortable and clean. The roads to and from the cottage were narrow country lanes and you need to take care while driving but just a few miles up the road you have all you can need shop wise. Would really recommend for a family holiday especially if you want to take your dog, although there are not many places you can walk them close to the cottage.
December 2009
The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and in a lovely rural spot. The owners were also very helpful and provided us with a turkey from their farm. The location is excellent especially if you have a dog as there are a number of country walks close by as well as the Shave Cross Inn which is about a half mile away at the end of the lane. The pub was recently mentioned in the one of the Sunday papers as one of the best country pubs and worth a visit and it was! There were a few minor drawbacks, the log burner was often difficult to get going and if you have more than one car then others have to park on the narrow lane, however this did not impact too greatly on our stay. We would recommend this cottage to anyone, especially at christmas.
December 2011
The cottage was well equiped, spacious and would fit 4 people easily. You need to drive carefully around the lanes leading to the cottage, the locals tend to drive faster than the visitors, tractors and even a herd of cows on one day were encountered! The area itself was good for relaxing, views of fields is ideal, Bridport is local and has everything you need, the beaches are ideally for walking the dog. Around the cottage the walks for dogs are minimal unless you have a very well behaved one, as the footpaths go through fields of cows. Overall very relaxing time.
December 2011
Lovely cottage and a lovely area. We had a good time both localy and the surrounding area. The cottage had all we could ask for. Well worth the money.
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