Compton Nest in East Melbury, Dorset | Self Catering

Compton Nest

East Melbury
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  • Dog friendly house Near Shaftesbury
  • Sleeps up to 20 people
  • Set in a stunning & unique location
  • 3 acres of gardens & fabulous views
  • Hot tub & charcoal BBQ
  • Caretaker living in a cottage on site


Compton Nest - Dog friendly cottage in East Melbury, Dorset

At the foot of the Cranborne Chase, is an area of outstanding natural beauty this house is set in a unique and idyllic location. At the top of the hill is the tiny Compton Abbas Airfield where only vintage and acrobatic small aircraft land and take off. Sit in the garden on a weekend afternoon and watch your own private airshow with a Gypsy Moth, Spitfires and ariel acrobatics.

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The historic town of Shaftesbury (oldest permanent occupied hillfort in the country) is a couple of miles away with the famous cobbled Gold Hill seen in the Hovis Advert, a good selection of independent shops, art galley, theatre and good coffee shops and restaurants. Stonehenge is 20 minutes away and the Jurassic Coast about 45 minutes drive. The area is known for superb food, and our chefs can be booked to provide you with a memorable meal with fine Dorset produce.

This charming dog friendly house is set in a stunning and unique location at the foot of the Cranborne Chase in a small peaceful hamlet. There are 3 acres of gardens and fabulous views.
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The property has:
Kitchen: Large well equipped, terracotta flagged, country house kitchen with a 4 oven Aga (off in summer) electric oven and hob. Large fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine.

Library: In the barn, very large room with open fire and french doors on three sides to the garden with uninterrupted views. This handsome room is perfect for spending time with the whole family making memories. There is also a large dining table seating 20 available in this room. Large TV with sky.

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Snug: A cosy room with TV. and plenty of seating.

Boot room: A large room with plenty of room for coats, boots, pushchairs, dogs etc

Bed 1: Large double bedroom with a cot and WC opposite

Bed 2: Wheelchair friendly room with hard floor, and ensuite wet room style shower with shower seat and side spray bars. Two single beds.

First floor
Bed 3 - Three single beds
Bed 4 - Two single beds
Bed 5 - Four single beds
Bed 6 - Two single beds
Bed 7- Super King size bed with ensuite bathroom
Two further bath rooms on the first floor.

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In the barn
Bed 8 - King size four poster bed and single bed on the mezzanine up quite steep stairs, not suitable for very young children. WC and washbasin ensuite

Summer dining for everyone, Outdoor table Tennis, from March BBQ, Large gardens.
Parking for 6 cars at the house.
Caretaker living in a cottage on site, to welcome you on arrival.


“ This is the fourth property that I have stayed out with this company and they have all been wonderful. Big comfortable bed, lovely gardens. Great attention to detail. We will be back ”

- Helen

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