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A rural and picturesque county in the south of England, Dorset is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a timeless charm, pretty villages, country lanes and a fabulous stretch of 200 million year-old coastline known as The Jurassic Coast.

In fact The Jurassic Coast has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its ancient geology and is of course a great place for wonderful views over the English Channel and cliff-top walks.

Dorset has wonderful walking country which is a great way to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of this region, or you could maybe take to the quiet country roads and off road cycle ways. It’s a place to kick back and relax with lots of traditional country pubs and fine restaurants to discover.

The seaside towns of Bournemouth and Weymouth come highly recommended with lovely beaches and plenty of fresh sea air. You can reach the beach at Swanage via the heritage railway; it’s one of the best ways to soak up your surrounds and ensure complete relaxation. With stops at Corfe Castle and the small sleepy oasis of Harman''s Cross, it’s also one of the best ways to get a unique perspective of Dorset’s many attractions, and a true feel for its unspoiled beauty.

Also of note is Brownsea Island which offers a number of attractions for visitors, including lush woodland, an indigenous red squirrel population and a 16th century castle. For a great family day out visit Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wareham where you’ll find over 250 rescued monkeys and apes providing plenty of entertainment and education.

Dorset is renowned for its varied landscape and is suitable for all sorts of different holidays. Its long coastline is a perfect for cliff top walks and stunning sea views and the region’s beaches are ideal for families who simply want to unwind on the sand or get active with surfing and sailing readily available; along with some expert tuition for those who fancy getting their feet wet! Then again, if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the beautiful English countryside, you’ll be equally well served by what a cottage holiday in Dorset has to offer.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dorset.

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  • Doles Ash Farm - Orchard House

    Piddletrenthide

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: DGA

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

    Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has a splendid range of barns which have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court.
    Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Three of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, while the remaining four have individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool has full changing facilities (please bring your own towels). The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
    Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
    The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
    Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting - what more could holidaymakers want? Shops 1 mile.

    This spacious conversion within a former barn offers attractive accommodation on two floors. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Very well-fitted kitchen. Pretty twin bedroom with en-suite toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

    • Washing machine
    • Enclosed, picket-fenced front garden with patio and furniture
    • Ground floor
      facilities

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included (please bring own towels for swimming pool)
    • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher (except Fox Cottage, ref DFX)
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Shared grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 18ft) (available March-October, Christmas and New Year)
    • Shared games barn with table tennis, table football and small snooker table
    • Large grassed play area with climbing frame and badminton/volleyball net
    • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds. No stag or hen parties

    Properties DGA, DGG, DFX, DGH, DGJ can be booked together for larger groups and family get-togethers. DGH & DGJ have interconnecting doors.

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  • Barn Cottage

    Fontmell Magna, nr. Shaftesbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 29473


    Set in the quaint village of Fontmell Magna just south of the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, with its 9th-century abbey and Goldill (the setting for TV’s Hovis advertisement), this delightful Grade II listed, 250 year old, thatched holiday home, one of a pair, is in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. Attractions nearby include Stourhead House and Gardens, Salisbury Cathedral, Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the fascinating Haynes Motor Museum, with its collection of classic vintage cars, or enjoy days out exploring the popular seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. There is a tennis court and children’s play area just 200 yards away from the property. Barn Cottage offers free use of the broadband connection to all its guests. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Step to kitchen with breakfast area, beams and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£20per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband connection.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden.

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  • Beech Cottage

    Rousdon, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: DBBY

    Situated on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, between Lyme Regis (2 miles) and Beer, and set in a 350-acre private estate with its own private beach within ¾ of a mile. This well presented holiday home, the end cottage of a short row, enjoys wonderful country views. An ideal base for relaxing and enjoying coastal walks. Nearby is picturesque Lyme Regis with its splendid Cobb, harbour and beach or visit one of the many attractions such as the Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Electric Tramway, Bicton Gardens, the miniature railway at Pecorama or the caves at Beer. Shop ¾ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • White Horse Farm - The Willows

    Middlemarsh, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 31200

    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint, characterful abbey town of Sherborne, 12 miles north of the lovely country town of Dorchester and 4 miles from the small village of Cerne Abbas, with its famous Cerne Giant engraved on the hillside. White Horse Farm offers a lovely ambience for a holiday and a retreat to get away from it all. Set over 2 acres, the site has four single storey barn conversions (three for 2 people (refs 31202, 31203 and 31204, and one for 4 people (ref 31201), a detached lodge cabin for 8 (ref 31205) and an annexe of the owners’ farmhouse (ref 31200) for 6 guests. Each barn conversion comes with its own decked patio out to the front, and the log cabin and wing have their own large garden. There is a games room on site, a duck pond, 2 acres of land to enjoy and a large, Finnish-style, indoor barbecue cabin that seats up to 15 people. The holiday homes can be booked separately or are ideal for guests wishing to book a number of them for getting together.
    If not relaxing on site, then Sherborne with its shops, restaurants, abbey and castle is well worth a visit, as is Dorchester with its Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dinosaur Museum, Dorset Teddy Bear Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and Keep Military Museum. Within easy driving distance one can have family outings to the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum or wander into south Somerset and explore Glastonbury, Cheddar and onto Bath. If you are looking for some sea time, just south of Dorchester, the children will love Weymouth with its wonderful sandy beach. Perhaps explore from Weymouth, all the way down the coast to the lovely seaside resort of Lyme Regis, taking in the superb, scenic, coastal views along Chesil Beach and the famous World Heritage Coast, which is not to be missed. There is a wealth of attractions to be seen in this popular area, and you will not be short of memorable days out. Beach 18 miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. 38" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. NB: Private access to duck pond.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared, 2-acre natural woodland grounds. Shared barbecue. Two shared portable barbecues. Parking (2 cars). Shared games room with table football, table tennis and book/DVD library. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Large, fenced duck pond in grounds.

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  • Limestone Cottage

    Portland

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25762

    Sea views from rear of cottage

    Set at the southern point of Portland with great coastline views. This charming terraced holiday cottage is an ideal touring base. Close by are footpaths leading to the South West Coastal Path and down to Portland Bill and RSPB bird observatory. Nearby is the famous Chesil Beach, part of the Jurassic Coastline. Portland is popular for bird watching, climbing, fishing and watersports. Weymouth is 8 miles with sandy beach and attractions. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with French doors to Juliet balcony, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with Velux and sloping ceiling.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Plumtree Cottage

    Woolland, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30664

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities to enjoy a great holiday. Set in a wonderful location between Sherborne and Blandford Forum, in rolling Dorset countryside in the Blackmore Vale. These properties are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset, and on a 65-acre beef farm, which the owner lives on site. The holiday homes all have use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, which also has a gym and sauna, outside guests can enjoy the games room, the grounds with a childrens play area, hot tub and fishing lakes stocked with carp and silverfish. The seven houses and apartments are completely self contained and several of the properties can be linked together. The Victorian Barn, originally built in 1849, offers seven properties and in the grounds are two cottages and two lodges, so making a great location for families, or very large groups who want a bit of quality time together. You will have plenty to do onsite which the children will love, or you can explore the lovely county of Dorset. Guests can enjoy days out down on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, taking in Weymouth visiting Aqua World, Time Walk and many other attractions, or perhaps visiting Monkey World or the Tank Museum at Bovington. Other attractions include the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or a trip back in time at the Haynes Motor Museum with its wonderful collection of classic cars . On your return you can take in some lovely country walks that abound in the area or simply relax in the hot tub or swimming pool, or go fishing. Beach 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating included. Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small, lawned garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available, 5GB free, £2 per GB thereafter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.38m), open every day, times vary. Shared hot tub. Shared games room with pool table, football table and quiz machine. Shared sauna. Shared gym. Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Tongxin

    Weymouth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43841


    Set in the seaside resort of Weymouth, with its harbour and wonderful sandy beach which children will love, this end-terraced holiday home makes a good base from which to explore the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from the Purbeck to Lyme Regis. Visit the stunning Lulworth Cove, Portland Bill, superb Chesil Beach, West Bay (scene of Broadchurch TV series) and Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, harbour and beach. You will enjoy great coastal scenery and walking, plenty of water activities and fossil hunting. There are many family activities in the area: Sea Life Adventure Park, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and Abbotsbury Swannery to name a few. Beach 1/4 mile. Shop 400 yards, pub 350 yards and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom (accessed via first floor twin).

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. 22" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Lyme Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: DZX

    On the outskirts of Lyme Regis, on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and ¾ mile from the beach, scenic harbour and historic Cobb, these two properties; a 300 year old Coach House, and single storey thatched cottage offer excellent holiday accommodation individually or for for larger groups can be booked together to sleep up to 16 guests. The Coach House, which is located on one side of a beautiful high walled courtyard has charm and character, retaining an inglenook, beams, flagstones and one four-poster bedroom, and is ideal to accommodate two family groups or larger extended families. On the other side of the courtyard is Stable Cottage which is thatched, built from local stone and makes excellent family accommodation. Being on the outskirts of Lyme Regis, one can enjoy a stroll into Lyme itself and wander around the local shops, lanes, cafes, restaurants and along the picturesque Cobb, made famous by the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman, or simply chill out on the beach, fishing, boating, beach walking and of course fossil hunting. There is superb scenic coastal walking all along the Lyme Bay Coast, with views stretching to Portland Bill and far into Devon, and for those without a faint heart, the National Trust’s Golden Cap, southern England’s highest cliff is an exhilarating walk with spectacular scenery. One can visit the many popular seaside resorts from Weymouth in the east to Abbotsbury, West Bay, Charmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth and onto Exmouth in the west, or enjoy the beautiful Dorset countryside with its quaint villages, pubs and cream tea cafes. There are many historic houses to visit, including Forde Abbey and Gardens and Montacute House and Gardens, and family entertainment such as The Donkey Sanctuary, Crealy Adventure Park and inland Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum. Exeter Cathedral City is worth a day out to see the Cathedral itself, the catacombs, museums and shops. Shops and pubs ¼ mile.

    Living room with well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Dining room/conservatory with patio doors and slate floor. Twin bedroom leading to double bedroom with wash basin. Bunk bedrooms with 2ft 6in beds (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    • Full NSH central heating included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Freezer
    • Private patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and £1 coin-operated tumble dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large shared gardens
    • No smoking

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  • Hill View

    Charmouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 26555

    Shared on-site swimming pool
    Bar and restaurant on site

    This terraced holiday cottage lies in West Dorset between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, 3/4 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is located on a private holiday complex. On site, guests can enjoy use of an outdoor heated swimming pool as well as a bar and restaurant and there is the opportunity to indulge in holistic therapy treatments. The complex also has 20 acres of woodland as well as a lake and a barbecue area. The BBC’s ’Broadchurch’ was filmed along the stunning coastline close to the property. Lyme Regis is 3/4 miles away with its scenic harbour, beach and Cobb, where you can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and superb coastal walking. Enjoy a family day out to Charmouth Beach, 3/4 mile, with cafe, shops, a fossil shop, opportunities for fossil hunting and plenty of parking. There are many attractions within easy driving distance including Forde Abbey and Gardens, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, Crealey Adventure Park as well as Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens. Alternatively, days out can be enjoyed exploring Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne and Exeter with its cathedral. Shop and pub 3/4 mile. Restaurant on site.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room on site. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small front garden with decked patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 20-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool
    (16m x 9m, depth 1.1m), open 10am to 6pm every day, May-September. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Ducks Bottom

    Nr. Bridport

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: DVO

    Nestling in a peaceful location in the small pretty hamlet of Lower Eype, this 18th-century detached and thatched character cottage offers a great holiday home which families will love. Set only ½ mile from the beach and a mile from the market town of Bridport, the cottage boasts a large delightful garden with a summer house accommodating up to four guests. Lovely scenic walks along the Heritage coast are easily available as are fishing and golf. Shop 1 mile.

    Living room with open fire in inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Sitting room with ornamental open fire. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. External summer house: Double bed (for +2) plus living area with sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full NSH included (£25 per week October-April)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Double oven included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer (in summerhouse)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large lawned garden
    • Treehouse (use at guests’ own risk)
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • NB: Pond and two small streams in garden

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  • Heathland Cottages - Number 3

    Norden, nr. Corfe Castle

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: NT003016

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    These National Trust owned holiday cottages are situated in a peaceful setting in Purbeck. Number 1 (ref NT003002) is a single-storey, quirky cottage that was once a former nurses home, and Number 3 (ref NT003016) enjoys a wooden interior and multi-fuel burner, as well as a gallery bedroom overlooking the open plan kitchen and sitting area. Also in this property, the shower room on the ground level has some facilities for the less mobile and features an old brick copper water heater. Both properties enjoy lovely views of the Purbeck Hills and nature reserve. There is so much to explore in this historical area of Dorset. The village of Corfe Castle is 2 miles away, not only does it feature small independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants but also the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle which dates back to the 11th century and was built by William The Conqueror. For more history visit the market town of Wareham, situated between the rivers of Frome and Piddle. It is of Saxon origin, once you are here you can visit the town museum and enjoy a boat ride on the river (4 miles). The seaside town of Swanage (7 miles) has a large sandy beach with tourist shops, amusement arcades and the 6 mile long Heritage Steam Railway that travels through the Isle of Purbeck, runs at weekends and Bank Holidays from mid-February to the end of the year and every day of the week between April and October. From Studland Bay (7 miles) to Exmouth stretches the 95-mile Jurassic Coastline, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for being one of the richest heritage sites for prehistoric remains. Other attractions include Monkey World (8 miles) and the Tank Museum (8½ miles). Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room with multi-fuel burner and kitchen area with wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms, one with a feature fireplace. Wet room with toilet and handrails. Steep stairs to first floor: Galleried double bedroom.

    • Multi-fuel burner - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • 32" Freeview TV/DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared lawned garden with furniture
    • Natural unspoilt grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Unfenced pond and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • The Pincushion

    Stourpaine, near Blandford Forum

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC372


    This quaint, thatched, 18th-century period home, one of a pair, stands peacefully within the delightful village of Stourpaine, which has a friendly local pub, village shop and playing fields, all with a great community feel. It straddles two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs, excellent for keen walkers.

    Offering an abundance of charm and character, The Pincushion is a picture postcard holiday home, and has features such as beams, ornamental woodburner and inglenook fire surround in the kitchen with original bread oven. Formerly two smaller cottages which were converted into one, there are two staircases leading to the first floor, and there is a further twin bedroom on the top floor (accesed via steep stairs and very low sloping stairwell).

    Outside, the garden has a low flint wall, overlooking the historic church, and has a seating area and barbecue to the rear of the lawned area. There is a pathway along the front of the property for access by the next door neighbour, whose cottage is at right angles to Pincushion.

    This quaint setting is close to Hod Hill (National Trust), where the D-shaped Roman fort stands, and where the Romans may have first tested their ballista (catapult). The village holds its origins in the Saxon period, and the pretty church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The extensive walks, accessed almost from the door, take in magnificent views over Blackmore Vale, popular with ramblers along the Wessex Ridgeway, Jubilee Trail and Stour Valley Way. Nearby is Hambledon Hill, a fabulous hill fort with amazing views. Enjoy a trip, cycling or walking along the former Somerset and Dorset steam railway (also known as the ’old Soot and Dust’), where it used to chug its way along part of the route from Poole to Bristol. The nearest active steam railway is at Swanage.

    Fishing can be enjoyed on the nearby River Stour, as well as sea fishing at Holes Bay near Poole. Excellent walking, cycling and wildlife are available locally. This super cottage is an ideal quiet retreat for those wishing to both relax or explore the area. Blandford Forum is about 3 miles distant, and places to visit include Stourhead House and Garden, Kingston Lacey, Sherborne Castle and Bovington Tank Museum. Bournemouth, Poole, Sandbanks and Studland Bay are within 30-45 minutes drive, and within easy reach are the cathedral city of Salisbury, Winchester, The New Forest and Christchurch harbour. Shop/post office, pub and restaurant 175 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and beams.
    Step to...
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
    Cloakroom/boot store: With separate toilet.
    Steep, narrow stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed, high vaulted beamed ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle.
    Second steep narrow stairs to...
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep, narrow stairs with low sloping ceiling to...
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 3:
    With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children) and sloped vaulted ceiling.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Garden with lawned area, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a low wall in the garden, and there is access along the front of the property to the adjoining property.

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