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Blandford Forum

Situated between the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase and located on the banks of the River Stour is the stunning Georgian town of Blandford Forum. Although Blandford Forum looks like a typical Georgian town, it has actually been a fording point since Anglo-Saxon times.

Much of the town was destroyed in a fire in 1731 and was almost entirely rebuilt over the following 30 years to its present beautiful and flourishing state. A visit to Blandford Forum’s local museum tells the full story of the town’s rebirth.

As one of the most complete Georgian towns in England, Blandford Forum plays host to a Georgian Fayre, held in the first week of May every other year, combining Georgian celebrations with stalls and a funfair on the meadows along the banks of the Stour.

This area is ideal for lovers of all things equestrian, with many riding stables and bridleways close by for you to explore, or if you prefer to be on two wheels you can explore the stunning off road scenery of the Badbury Rings Cycle Ride, which culminates at Badbury Rings, an Iron Age Hillfort.

If the Badbury Rings gives you the taste for the Iron Age then at nearby Hambledon Hill is Dorset’s most impressive Hillfort.

As well as the beautiful scenery, Blandford Forum is a bustling market town and surrounding the attractive market place you will find a host of independent shops and boutiques as well as cafes, restaurants and pubs.

For accommodation in this lovely area please see our selection of holiday cottages in Blandford Forum today.
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  • Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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    Rose Cottage

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    3
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    1
    Ref: W41462
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent base for exploring DorsetExcellent base for exploring Dorset

    These two single-storey, semi-detached...

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  • Sturminster Newton, Dorset
    Sturminster Newton, Dorset×

    Jasmine Cottage

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    3
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    1
    1
    Ref: W41461
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent base for exploring DorsetExcellent base for exploring Dorset

    These two single-storey, semi-detached...

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  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
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    Ref: 30665
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities for you to enjoy...

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  • Thornicombe, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Thornicombe, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×

    Hillview Cottage

    Thornicombe, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1446
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Situated in a great location just south of Blandford Forum and yet within easy driving of Wimborne Minster,...

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  • Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset
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    The Poppies

    Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 29966
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    In a great location between Dorchester to the west, Poole and Bournemouth to the east, and the beautiful...

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  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
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    Ref: 30666
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities for you to enjoy...

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  • Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset
    Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset×

    Corner Cottage

    Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset

    4
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    Ref: E4296
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in the heart of a charming village – an ideal location for exploring Dorset’s beautiful...

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  • Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset×

    Jasmine Cottage

    Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset

    4
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    Ref: DWN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful holiday cottage is surrounded by idyllic countryside in the hamlet of Turnworth (an AONB), where...

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  • Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
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    Cross Tree Cottage

    Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

    5
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    Ref: W43806
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This lovely, Grade II listed, thatched, cob cottage is situated in the quaint village of Winterborne Stickland,...

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  • Tarrant Monkton, Dorset
    Tarrant Monkton, Dorset×

    Manor Farm Cottage

    Tarrant Monkton, Dorset

    5
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    1
    3
    Ref: 18518
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set on a working farm the cottage offers very comfortable holiday accommodation and forms the wing of this lovely...

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  • Shroton, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Shroton, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×

    East Wing, Courtney Cottage

    Shroton, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

    6
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    2
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    Ref: UKC429
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    This beautifully presented holiday property forms the East Wing of a larger house which has been expertly...

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  • Stourpaine, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Stourpaine, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×

    The Pincushion

    Stourpaine, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC372
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    This quaint, thatched, 18th-century period home, one of a pair, stands peacefully within the delightful village...

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