Fantastic holiday home | Rose Cottage - Hillyground Cottages, Sturminster Newton
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Rose Cottage, Sturminster Newton
  • Cottage
  • Sturminster Newton
  • W41462

Rose Cottage


out of 10

  • 3

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Rose Cottage is situated within a peaceful hamlet offering quiet accommodation for three guests; ideal for a small family or a couple.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link double bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Utility room (shared). Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is a river 200 yards from the property.

Excellent base for exploring Dorset

These two single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, each for three, are in the grounds of the owners home (a Grade II listed thatched cottage dating from the 15th century) surrounded by over an acre of meadow and gardens, overlooking the River Stour and Newton Mill. Situated in the hamlet of Newton on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton, between the historic towns of Sherborne and Blandford, and just south of Shaftsbury, they are an excellent holiday base to explore the rolling countryside of Dorset and the south coast. There are many historic houses within easy driving, in particular Stourhead House and Gardens (National Trust), Kingston Lacey (National Trust), Athelhampton, Sherborne Castle and Fiddleford Manor (English Heritage), or one can explore the delightful Dorset south coast between Weymouth and Bournemouth, taking in Lulworth Cove, Swanage and Poole with their many attractions. Weymouth with its beach, fishing, windsurfing, yachting and Sea Life Centre is well worth a visit, perhaps calling in at the Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World near Wool. Or inland perhaps a day at the Wincanton Races or up to the enchanting Glastonbury Tor for some scenic walking. Shop ½ miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.


Cot Available - Cot

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 19 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Manchester

  • Family


out of 10

A lovely cottage in a converted stable in beautiful surroundings. A bonus is that there is access to laundry facilities. The owner was kind enough to provide another fan in the excessive heat we had. Would definitely recommend a stay here. Good value for money.

16 Aug 2022


  • Brighton

  • Friends


out of 10

It was a lovely cottage located right near a beautiful mill on the river Stour. Polite and friendly owners. I would recommend a stay here in this tranquil setting. Sturminster Newton is also a lovely town to visit.

28 Jul 2022


  • South Nutfield Surrey

  • Couple


out of 10

Rose Cottage is in a lovely setting, despite being near a busy road. It is just 3 minutes' walk to the scenic Sturminster Newton Mill. It is a perfect place from which to walk, following the river Stour for miles - our dog enjoyed dips in the water! The dog had to be kept on the lead in some sections because of sheep, but in others she could run free. There are lots of picturesque villages around, and historic towns like Shaftesbury and Sherbourne. We spent a lot of time walking, picnicking, eating meals in the garden, reading and resting. The owner was very amicable and helpful.

19 Jul 2022

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