Lawn Cottage

Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast

Pretty cottage in a pretty hamlet, and a wonderful host. Books in the snug, garden breakfasts, walks from the gate - a shepherd’s hut too!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In a quiet village in Blackmore Vale, the path to this spacious cottage is lined with tulips and vegetables. Easy-going June is a collector of pretty things; art, antiques and china blend charmingly with soft colours and zingy kilims. Bedrooms are sunny – one is downstairs (en suite) with a private entrance; there’s a sweet very comfy shepherd’s hut too if you fancy a night under the stars and sunset views. Breakfasts are generous; hut dwellers can come in to the dining room or have a hamper delivered. Visit Sherborne (abbey, castle, smart shops), walk from the gate to Duncliffe Wood. Return to a tiny snug sitting room. Perfect Dorset B&B!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
By arrangement please
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Village footpaths and 250-acre Woodland Trust wood within easy walking distance.

Secure garden.

Pub/restaurant 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £50. Extra bed/sofabed available £20 per person per night.
1 Twin/double
From £80
1 Shepherd's hut for 2
From £90
1 Double
From £80


My 3 sons & I stayed in June's shepherd's hut as a stop-over on the way to visit friends. We loved it so much, we wish we could have stayed longer. The weather was poor but we were very warm with the wood burner & the beds & bedding were more comfortable& luxurious than a lot of smart hotels we've stayed in. June couldn't have been a more delightful or welcoming hostess & she ensured the three growing boys had an enormous, delicious breakfast. We will certainly stay with June again & next time bring my husband to experience the shepherd's hut!

Philippa, Cirencester

Wonderful hospitality at Lawn Cottage. June immediately made us welcome with an invitation to tea in the Shepherd's Hut. Comfortable room and fantastic breakfast.


This B&B was exceptionally comfortable and welcoming. My partner and I were greeted by the owner with glasses of wine in the garden. Nothing was too much trouble. She was discreet yet available. A perfect host.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from June Watkins

  • Walk along the Ox Drove from Win Green to Tollard Royal and lunch at the King John Pub, visit villages such as Cerne Abbas (the Giant) Sherborne with the old and new castles and the delightful Abbey, not the mention the shops!
  • Shop in the charming towns of Shaftesbury, and Bruton (Hauser and Wirth)
  • Let me give you an itinerary for gardens (both public and private) and the private historic houses and the National Trust properties.
  • Stonehenge, IronAge hill forts, ruined Royalist castles and the wonderful Purbeck coast and walks are all there to be visited.
  • Sherborne Country Fair (May Bank Holiday), the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show (mid August) and the Dorset Steam Fair(end of August) are great attractions every year.
  • Fill me with an interesting fact about your place