Availability & Booking

Bookings are made by telephone and email. To check availability please use the calendar on this page. To make a booking please contact:


All bookings are subject to our terms of booking.

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Our Rates for 2024 and 2025

Sleeps up to six adults in three spacious double rooms plus accommodation for one infant in a travel cot.

Your booking includes: a welcome hamper of British treats, local milk, butter and fresh baked bread,  Bramley bath products throughout the Cottage, plentiful logs for the fires, BBQ coals as well as access to tennis courts at Pythouse Club.

The Annex is available to rent should your party exceed 6 people – please contact amanda@thecraftsmanscottage.com for prices and further details.

VAT is not applicable.

2024 and 2025  Rates

Nightly rate except for September, July, August and holiday as show below £395 per night
July and September £425 per night
August, Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays and May and October Half Term Breaks


February Half Term Break


£450 per night with a minimum of one week stay


£425 with a minimum four night stay

February half term – 11th February to 21st  February
Easter Holidays – 1st April to 18th April
May half term – 27th  May to 6th June
October half term – 22nd October to 1st November
Christmas holidays – 17th December to Monday 6th January

Minimum Stay

There is a minimum stay of three (3) nights except for the following dates where the minimum stay is one week.

For last minute bookings (i.e. less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the booking) we may accept two (2) night bookings.

One week minimum dates:

Spring Summer Easter Holidays

May Half Term

All of August

Autumn Winter October Half Term and Christmas

Last Minute Offers

Depending on availability we may be able to accommodate guests for less than the above minimum stay requirements.  Please enquire – Amanda@thecraftsmanscottage.com and we will accommodate where we can by individual arrangement.


Supplemental pet fee £40 per dog per stay.

Finding Us

To find the cottage, keep the pub (The Bennet Arms) and the Church and Primary School on your left (these are the main landmarks in the village) drive out towards Gutch Common and Shaftesbury (heading south). The sat nav will normally give you the school as the “you have arrived at your destination”, ignore that and drive on for about 100 metres and you will see Semley Lodge on your right set back from the common by about 30 metres.  If you start going uphill you have gone too far.

Semley Lodge, Semley, Wiltshire SP7 9AU

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