Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
A delightful property set in the heart of the countryside. Here you can be sure of a peaceful rural escape where couples can enjoy a romantic holiday together.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
This cosy holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s home, yet with your own private entrance, parking and secluded garden, privacy is very much assured. The area offers plenty for visitors to explore included the charming villages and long sandy beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. In addition to this, the towns of Dorchester, Sherborne, Salisbury and Yeovil are easily accessible and all well worth a visit to discover their array of independent shops and eateries. There is also numerous National Trust properties and gardens in the area including Stourhead, Montacute Kingston Lacy, Corfe Castle, Hardy’s Cottage, Studland Beach and Nature Reserve. Other attractions within easy reach include Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Longleat Safari Park, Sherborne Castle, and Yeovilton Air Museum.
Enter the property into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner to find everything you need for a comfortable stay in Dorset. The lounge is complete with a wood burner effect electric fire, TV/DVD and a sofa bed. There is also a dining room table for the two of you to enjoy meals together. The gallery-style kitchen leads just off from the lounge/dining space and is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with an ice compartment. The pretty double bedroom offers a comfortable spot to rest your head after a long day of exploring Dorset. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC.
Outside of the property, you can enjoy your own, beautifully kept secluded garden with lawn, patio area, garden furniture and lockable storage for outdoor equipment. There is private off-road parking for one car.
- Conveniently located on the edge of a pretty village with direct access onto a public footpath
- Your own, private garden where you can soak up the countryside air
- Set in the heart of Dorset, you will be perfectly placed for exploring the best of both Dorset’s coast and countryside
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 en suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
- Woodburner effect electric fire
- Sofa bed
- Kitchen: electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
- TV /DVD
- Electric and central heating included
- Wi-Fi included
- Regret no smoking anywhere on the premises
- Regret no pets
- Regret no infants due to the size of the property
- Lockable storage for outdoor equipment
- Private off-road parking for 1 car
- Pub and shop within walking distance
- Arrival at 4 pm
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.