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The Acorns

Moorside, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Detached from the owners’ home, this annex for four occupies a most desirable spot in Dorset.

Situated between Shaftesbury and Sherborne in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, The Acorns is a characterful annex for four, separate from the owners’ home in a peaceful, rural setting. There’s much to say about this beautiful area of Dorset; Shaftesbury is famous for its Gold Hill, and the historic market town of Sherborne features two castles and an abbey, making it a must-visit for history buffs. Within easy driving distance there are some superb family attractions to enjoy, such as Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Longleat House and Safari Park and more. Stourhead House and Gardens is well worth seeing, as is Salisbury Cathedral, and to the south, Sturminster Newton, Poole, Bournemouth and Blandford certainly won’t leave you short on things to do. There are scenic country walks in the area, fishing 2 miles away, and a number of local pubs to wine, dine and relax in. Beach 28 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors to patio.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle.
Separate toilet.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is 1 step to the garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2019
    Cottage a lot nicer than it looked on line. Hosts very generous with extras. Great price seeing it was half term week. I work in school but not a teacher so have to pay higher prices. So this cottage was just right. Would highly recommend it.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback - much appreciated. Glad that you enjoyed your break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    Excellent value for money. Lovely cottage with lots of little extras that you don’t usually get in self catering. Well maintained and very clean. Helpful, friendly owners. Beautiful surroundings out in the countryside.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback - it is very much appreciated.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    We had a very pleasant stay at the Acorns & the photos on the site don't give it full justice as it's far bigger than we expected. It was a very peaceful location which we were looking for. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed & so very comfortable & clean too. The owners Ann & Peter were very friendly & didn't bother us at all but were there if we needed them. We would love to go again for another holiday & recommend it to anyone who enjoys a peaceful location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Excellent cottage to stay at. Owners were great even brought some games round for the children. Dorset apple cake on arrival very happy the children did not want any. All in all super happy with the cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you very much for taking time to give your feedback. Much appreciated - and glad you enjoyed the Apple Cake.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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