Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Cointree is a first-floor barn conversion in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
Cointree is a stylish first-floor barn conversion resting in Sturminster Newton. Hosting two bedrooms, including a king-size with balcony and a twin, along with a shower room, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is a decked balcony with furniture and off-road parking. For a retreat to the delightful Dorset countryside choose a stay at Cointree.
Tucked away in a rural location on the outskirts of the charming market town of Sturminster Newton rests this contemporary first-floor barn conversion, Cointree. Boasting remarkable views over the breath-taking countryside, Cointree is an idyllic base for an escape to Dorset. Accessed via a private road, a sought-after driveway greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, leading you up an external staircase and into an open-plan living space, fabulously appointed with a contemporary yet traditional interior, decorated with exposed wooden beams and flooded with light welcomed in through the elegant apex window.
Kick off your shoes and unwind with a leisurely seat on the sumptuous sofa, tuning into the television as you relax following an action-packed day whilst the designated chef cooks up a storm in the amply equipped kitchen tucked away in the corner of the sociable space. Gather your loved ones around the dining table to serve your culinary delights, planning your thrilling holiday itinerary over a refreshing glass of wine, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside through the stylish bifold doors and indulge on the south-facing balcony; a lovely spot to soak in the evening sun enveloped in the tranquil setting of the surrounding greenery. As the evening grows darker, prepare for bed with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower before retiring to one of the two bedrooms to rest your head, with the choice between a snug twin room and a charming king-size room, benefiting from access to the balcony so you can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee as you soak in the magnificent views across the treetops towards the River Divelish in the morning.
There's plenty of quiet country lanes and open fields available from your doorstep, perfect for keeping your four-legged friends active and entertained; soak in the scenic views with a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Stour. Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head into the heart of Sturminster Newton where you'll find a selection of eateries serving delicious baked goods and traditional pub grub, or if you'd prefer visit the well-stocked convenience store to pick up some last-minute ingredients to prepare a hearty meal from the comfort of your holiday home. Sturminster Newton hosts a Cheese Festival in September, whilst throughout the year you can catch a live show at The Exchange Theatre. The town was once home to the author Thomas Hardy who wrote "Return of The Native" based on local inspiration, whilst close friend and poet, William Barnes, also lived in the area.
Within easy reach is the quaint market town of Shaftesbury, home to the steep cobbled street of Gold Hill, described as "one of the most romantic sights in England" due to the delightful thatched cottages that decorate the street; marvel at the striking architecture of the abbey, founded by King Alfred the Great in AD888, or discover the fascinating exhibitions of local history on display at Gold Hill Museum.
Venture further afield to the dramatic Dorset coastline and spend a fun-filled day in Weymouth, basking in the suns rays from the beautiful golden sand that lines the seafront, dipping your toes in the tranquil waters, or if that's not your thing, head to Poole's Centre for the Arts, or watch the boats sail into the marina as you indulge in an ice cream at Poole Quay.
Discover the delights of both the coast and country of this beautiful county with a stay at Cointree.
- First-floor apartment
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
- Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
- Electric underfloor heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
- Fuel and power are included in rent
- Bed linen and towels are included in rent
- Off-road parking
- Decked balcony with furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 1 miles, a pub just over ½ a mile
- Note: Check-in is from 16:30pm, check-out by 11am
- Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
About the property
Sturminster Newton is a market town on the River Stour. The town has a medieval six-arch bridge that joins Sturminster to Newton. Thomas Hardy lived here for a time and wrote much of his novel, The Return of the Native, while a resident at Riverside house. Another famous resident was William Barnes, a popular Dorset poet. Located in the Blackmore Vale you are never far away from beautiful country views. The town has a range of shops, a supermarket, chemist and post office as well as cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Every Monday the town holds a market with local produce to tempt. Visit the towns working watermill that still produces flour every fortnight, take a tour and learn the history behind this historic building. There are great country walks from the Mill to enjoy. There are some great villages to explore close by, most with pubs to experience.
In the middle of September, the area gathers for the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. This festival has grown hugely size since it began and is a celebration of all things cheese. The festival is not limited to cheese so it is a great event to explore the best from local Dorset food and drink producers. Live music, bales to sit on while you munch your food, entertainment for the children, all with the backdrop of beautiful country views. Something for everybody and a great family day out.
Explore the North Dorset Trailway, transformed into a walk and cycle path. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury. It is around 14 miles in total but more sections are planned to open soon. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. Visit Sturminster Newton Museum in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with the local history of the town, the local railways, and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is free.