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Rentals can be filtered based on various criteria. Just above, you will find the number of properties that offer a particular amenity in Shaftesbury. It's easy to choose a holiday rental fitting your criteria in Shaftesbury if you need internet access during your holidays or you want to tune out with some TV time, as most lettings provide internet or TVs. Fewer holiday rentals in Shaftesbury are available if you love to grill out or you plan to go fishing , as barbecues and fishing are not very popular features in Shaftesbury.
The Weather in Shaftesbury
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Above is a climate diagram for Shaftesbury. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 2° in January. The rainiest month is January, while the driest month is March.
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Accommodation options for your holiday in Shaftesbury
Users who are interested in hotel rooms in Shaftesbury have a lot of alternatives, as this is the most typical accommodation option there. These holiday properties have an average size of 25 m² and a median price of £140 per night. Moreover, these rentals are usually a great option if you're going in a group of 2, as that is the average number of guests that hotel rooms are able to welcome in Shaftesbury. Holidaymakers interested in something else can also find many bed & breakfast rentals, which are the second most popular type of accommodation in Shaftesbury. Bed & Breakfast rentals have an average size of 15 m² in Shaftesbury.
Enjoy This Pretty Dorset Town With Shaftesbury Accommodation
Perched high on a Dorset hill and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Shaftesbury is one of England's prettiest little towns. At its heart are the medieval abbey and castle ruins while its streets are full of thatched cottages. Enjoy the charms of Shaftesbury and the Dorset landscape by choosing accommodation that ranges from pretty holiday cottages to modern apartments.
What are the best activities for families in Shaftesbury?
Having Fun With the Kids in Shaftesbury
All children love exploring castle ruins and Old Wardour Castle is definitely a substantial ruin. Discover the castle's chequered history while working out which ruins were the great hall and kitchens. Your little explorers will be ready for bed when you return to your Shaftesbury accommodation.
Another good place for the kids to explore is Larmer Tree Gardens. Designed by the Victorian ethnologist Pitt Rivers, these pleasure gardens have free-roaming peacocks roam and little monuments to search out. In the summer, borrow croquet equipment and introduce the children to this ancient game.
A short drive from your holiday accommodation is the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park. Take a stable tour and learn about the fascinating history of these giant horses. Among its other animals, the park also has Shetland ponies, donkeys and alpacas.
Where are the unique attractions in Shaftesbury?
Things to See and Do In Shaftesbury
Wherever your holiday cottage accommodation is located you can easily join the Shaftesbury Heritage Trail, a pleasant way of exploring the town's history. Blue plaques and information boards take you past the Victorian Town Hall, the Abbey ruins and the 15th-century Church of St Peter.
A 1970s Hovis advert set to Dvořák's Symphony No 9 made Gold Hill one of England's most famous cobbled streets. The wall of Shaftesbury Abbey lines one side while on the other is a terrace of Georgian cottages. Ahead are breathtaking views of rolling hills.
Before returning to your accommodation visit Gold Hill Museum. Eight galleries cover Shaftesbury's history through an eclectic collection of artefacts. Children will love Dorset's oldest fire engine and looking through a 'squint hole' to St Peter's Church.
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Shaftesbury?
Prices for holiday accommodation in Shaftesbury start at £48 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Shaftesbury?
There are currently 53 holiday homes from 10 different providers on offer in Shaftesbury.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Shaftesbury holiday home?
Finding accommodation in Shaftesbury for you and your dog is definitely possible, with 11 pet-friendly holiday homes available.
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