Lower Pleck Cottage
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Lower Pleck Cottage is a charming 300-year-old cottage in the rural village of Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, has two bedrooms and sleeps four and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
Lower Pleck Cottage situated in the Dorset village of Winterborne Stickland is a relaxing rural cottage that has two bedrooms, 1 x double and 1 x twin and a bathroom and sleeps four people. The cottage has a sitting room with a dining area and a wood-burning stove and a kitchen. To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed patio with a lawned garden and furniture. There is off-road parking for two cars. Lower Pleck Cottage in the rural village of Winterborne Stickland this cottage is ideal for a restful retreat.
Lower Pleck Cottage is located on the outskirts of Winterborne Stickland which is close to the market town of Blandford Forum. Dating back about 300 years the cottage lies in rural Dorset and is a wonderful location to relax, unwind and enjoy the countryside that surrounds the area. The village itself has a post office with a small shop attached so you can get the essentials but Blandford Forum has a wealth of shops both high street names and local independent as well as a range of places to eat out. There are many small villages to explore around here and a number of great pubs to discover too offering great locally sourced food and drink. Not far is the highest point in Dorset, Bulbarrow Hill which offers great views over almost all of Dorset on a clear day. The walking around here is excellent and this can be enjoyed with up to two dogs as Lower Pleck Cottage is pet-friendly.
The accommodation at Lower Pleck Cottage comprises a sitting room with a dining area with a wood burner, TV, DVD and CD player and WiFi-enabled throughout. The kitchen has an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. There are two bedrooms arranged as a double and a twin and the bathroom has a bath, separate shower, basin and toilet. A cot, highchair and baby bath can be made available upon request.
Outside is an enclosed lawned garden complete with a patio area and furniture. There is off-road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Electric heating, wood-burning stove in the lounge
- Electric oven and hob
- Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent, the first basket of logs included
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Cot, highchair and baby bath available on request
- Off-road parking for two cars
- Enclosed lawned garden with a patio and furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 min drive
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.