The Cider Press

ID: S98816

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 3
  • ・ Pets 1

Snaptrip says

The Cider Press in Dorset receives high praise for its cleanliness, comfort, and prime location. Guests appreciate the well-equipped facilities, the property's proximity to local attractions, and the welcoming nature of the hosts. The cottage's decor and the thoughtful touches, such as tea and biscuits, contribute to a delightful stay. The nearby pub adds to the convenience and charm of the location.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviewers consistently mention the cottage's cleanliness, describing it as 'super clean', 'very clean', and 'exceptionally clean', indicating a high standard maintained by the owners.

The location is frequently highlighted as great, with its proximity to Shaftesbury, local pubs, and scenic walks. The quiet and relaxing setting is also appreciated, suggesting a desirable location.

Comfort is a recurring theme, with guests finding the beds extremely comfortable and the cottage cosy. The extra space in the additional bedroom is also noted for added comfort.

Facilities are well-regarded, with mentions of a well-equipped kitchen, abundant hot water, and fast Wi-Fi. The high standard of fittings and maintenance issues being promptly addressed indicate good facilities and upkeep.

The thoughtfulness of the hosts is evident through the warm welcomes and personal touches like tea and biscuits on arrival. While these gestures are greatly appreciated, they are unique to each stay and not guaranteed.

About this property

Set on the attractive rural edge of the thriving village of Motcombe, within easy reach of Shaftesbury, The Cider Press is a newly refurbished two-bedroom property, one of three delightful Cottages at East Coppleridge Farm. The charming accommodation is made up of a vaulted open-plan dining area and sitting room with comfortable seating, a well-equipped kitchen and two inviting bedrooms – a perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the many walks and attractions of the area. The cosy double bedroom and sweet single bedroom are complemented with a smart modern shower-room. Outside, there is off-road parking, a gravelled seating area with tables and chairs and a tennis court with grass picnic area. Just a 2 minute stroll across the lane is the charming Coppleridge Inn, a well-regarded country pub which offers delicious food and lovely grounds and views, as well as further tennis courts and a children’s play area. The Cider Press is a wonderful base to stay and to explore from.In addition to the many local walks, Cranborne Chase AONB and the renowned National Trust property Stourhead are only a short drive away. Stonehenge, Longleat, The Fleet Air Arm Museum and The Haynes Motor Museum are approximately 30 mins. The chalk figure of the Cerne Abbas Giant, Glastonbury and National Trust property Montacute House are 50 mins. Further afield, the New Forest, Brownsea Island and the Jurassic Coastline are within reach for wonderful day trips at a little over an hour.Racing at Wincanton is approximately 25 mins. And there is so much more. Note: East Coppleridge Farm is home to three delightful adjoined cottages, (The Apple Shed, The Cider Press and The Old Dairy), nestling on the Coppleridge, a pretty area of Motcombe on the edge of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale and just 3 miles from the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury.Set off a country lane, the grounds offer a shared gravelled seating area to the front, as well as a tennis court and grassy picnic area to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.Each charming retreat has a welcoming lounge/diner, well-appointed kitchen, modern shower room and comfortable bedrooms promising quality time away and a real feeling of home from home. This property can be booked with Ref: 957189 (The Apple Shed) and 957825 (The Old Dairy) when available.Together they can sleep up to seven people.

Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store, Post Office and country pub, which is set on the outskirts of the village. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with views reaching far across the rural landscape. Nearby, a drive through the Blackmore Vale, dotted with villages, offers visitors a flavour of the very best of the English countryside.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single.

Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


Sitting room with dining area.
Gas central heating.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Off-road parking for 1 car.

Gravel garden to front with picnic bench.

Shared Tennis Court and picnic lawn.

One well-behaved dog welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Village shop 8 mins walk, country pub 2 mins walk.

Note: Mobility - there are steps to the cottage.

Please ensure your booking does not cross over a Friday, as these will not be accepted.

Nearby points of interest

Reviews (26)

  • M

    A great base to tour the area with outstanding and beautiful countryside. A very nice welcome from the owner when we arrived. The community run village shop has many provisions available including a Post Office counter, a rarity these days. Plenty to do and see with some excellent pubs and restaurants across the counties that border the cottage location with the lovely town of Shafesbury 2 miles away with it's many independent shops, well worth a visit. Needless to say we will be returning in 2024. A very happy traveller.

  • Nicola

    We loved the exposed wood work which gave it character.

  • Adam

    Plenty of places nearby to visit with the dog and Caroline and Rupert were very welcoming and friendly. I will be recommending the Cider Press as an excellent place to stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

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