Number 5 is located in the centre of the small town of Shaftesbury, only two minutes walk from the town, where there are many local cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Sit at the top of the famous Gold Hill and enjoy a coffee with one of the best views in Dorset overlooking the Blackmore Vale. Each guest has a parking space opposite the house in the church car park so you can enjoy Shaftesbury without worrying about your car.
A303 - Road
From the A303 take the turning to Shaftesbury. Come to the High Street in the centre of town and turn onto Bimport. The house is on the right, with the grey railings, opposite the Trinity Church.
London, Waterloo - Train
Take the train to Gillingham in Dorset from Waterloo. A two hour journey. There is a taxi rank and Gillingham is 10 minutes away from Shaftesbury.
Gold Hill Museum
At the top of the cobbled Gold Hill is this museum housed in two historic buildings, once occupied by market traders and the priest from St Peters Church. The award winning garden enjoys views over Thomas Hardy's Blackmore Vale.
Shaftesbury Abbey and Museum
The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden with traditional roses, a medieval orchard and a herb garden where you can enjoy the aroma of over 100 herbs.