Thing to do in the surrounding area.

For walkers there are many miles of lovely walks around the historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury, also Gillingham, Motcombe itself and surrounding villages.
For cyclists there are also many routes starting in Shaftesbury, taking in the Donheads, Win Green, Tollard Royal, and Duncliffe Wood to name but a few.

Within an easy drive are the National Trust/English Heritage properties of Stourhead, Kingston Lacy, Stonehenge, and Wardour Castle.

For Castle buffs there are also Corfe, Sherbourne Castles and the ancient hill forts of Maiden Castle, Bradbury Rings and Old Sarum.

Within an hours drive are the coastal resorts of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth with many excellent beaches and areas of natural beauty such as Lulworth cove, Durdle Door and Kimmeridge Bay.