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Kings Stag, nr. Sturminster Newton
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Set on a country estate which includes a deer park and manor house, close to Sherborne and day trips to the coast.

This detached property is set on a traditional country estate of Stock Gaylard, with its Grade II* Georgian manor house and deer park, between the abbey town of Sherborne, 7 miles, and the market town of Sturminster Newton, 6 miles. This holiday retreat offers superb country walking and is ideal for exploring many attractions, historic houses and days out on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast between Portland Bill and Lyme Regis. Golf nearby. Beach 24 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2000-acre natural, unspoilt woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Working FarmWorking Farm

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2016
    Excellent cottage, lovely garden & it was secure for the dog. Owners on hand if you needed them and have a chat which was very nice. Lovely cake waiting for us, nice thought.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/06/2016
    The cottage and garden are beautiful, in lovely surroundings. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and everything was very clean. The garden was ideal and very secure for our dog, but a small dog may be able to get under the gate. We had checked the online details very thoroughly and no-where did it mention that dogs are not allowed upstairs, but upon arrival we found several notices to that effect. Be warned if your dog normally sleeps in your bedroom! We were disappointed to find that there was no welcome pack, not even a pint of milk, but on the plus side, the owner had made us some chocolate cake, which was probably the best I have ever tasted. As far as we were concerned, the real problem was noise - we only stayed for three nights and had intended to eat outdoors as the weather was beautiful, but were subjected to extremely loud jetwashing very close to us on two evenings, once for over an hour and continuing until after eight o'clock. We were prepared for some noise as we knew that the estate was a working farm, but had not anticipated this level of noise in the evening. I think we were just unlucky this weekend, but it did spoil what we had hoped would be a relaxing and peaceful break.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2016
    Lovely rural scene, great cottage. Would certainly stay there again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    The drive onto the estate at Stock Gaylard is lovely,what made it even better was the sunshine. On seeing the cottage we were not disappointed. We were met by Wendy who showed me around and gave me all the info on the heating ,the fire etc. The cottage was warm clean and comfortable which is all you could want and need. The garden was fully enclosed for the dog .We took a walk around the grounds on the first morning and met Andy who owns the estate and said we were welcome to walk anywhere on the estate obviously keeping the dog on her lead where there was any sheep/cows. The icing on the cake was when we drove out the cottage the first morning and seeing the deer herd in the driveway. We visited lots of places of interest in Dorset such as West Lulworth and Durdle Dor,Bridport and even went to Port Isaac in Cornwall..a long drive but worth it!! Coming back to the cottage after a day out and sitting in the garden in the sunshine finished the day off perfectly. It's definitely a cottage we would go back to,it was a long drive from home in the Lake District but worth it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    Garden Cottage is just what I imagined a country cottage to be. It was perfect, in a beautiful location with welcoming and friendly owners.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    A little bit of Eden - a great place to get away from it all and relax - we very much hope to return soon - thank you very much. Samantha, Chris and Bertie from the New Forest

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/04/2016
    An excellent holiday cottage, perfect for us and the dog. Plenty of lovely walking right from the door and very friendly hosts. The cake was a very nice touch! Overall the cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and we will definitely be back.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    Moving to Dorset so using the cottage as a base to study area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    Lovely cottage in a peaceful location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/04/2016
    Great cottage. Very well equipped and cosy. We really loved having a wood burner and being able to explore the owners estate.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2016
    Wonderful property and location. Very helpful hosts. Thank you, I am sure we will return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    wonderful location, garden is perfect for the children to play football and nearly dog proof. The cottage is well equipped and excellent for a get away from it all break. Would go back again anytime of year.

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