Oke Apple Cottage
Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Oak Apple Cottage is a single-storey cottage near Okeford Fiztpaine that sleeps two people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Oke Apple Cottage is a single-storey cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty half a mile from Okeford Fitzpaine. The cottage has an open plan living area, a shower room and a bedroom which can be offered as a super king-size double or a twin. Outside is off road parking for one car and shared use of the lawned garden and swimming pond, along with a private patio with furniture. Oke Apple Cottage is an ideal retreat for a couple or pair of friends to enjoy the peace of this countryside location and the touring opportunities it affords.
Oke Apple Cottage is located on the grounds of the owners' thatched cottage and is a charming single-storey barn conversion. The village of Okeford Fitzpaine is just .7 miles away with Sturminster Newton 2 miles away. The Cottage provides open plan living and has excellent countryside views over the adjoining farmland. An unusual feature at this cottage is the swimming pond - a great way to start or end your day unless you are staying in January!
The accommodation at Oke Apple Cottage comprises an open plan living area with Freeview TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games. There is a dining area and the kitchen comes equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer and an additional, small sitting area. The bedroom has a super-king size double bed that is zip and link so can also be arranged as a twin upon request. The shower room has a shower, basin and toilet.
Outside there is a shared rear lawned garden with a private patio complete with furniture. There is a swimming pond and one well-behaved dog is welcome. There is off-road parking available for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Storage radiators with electric fire in the sitting area
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Shared rear lawned garden with private patio and furniture
- Shared use of swimming pond
- One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 10 mins walk
- Note: The owner has 3 dogs and there are donkeys and chickens on site
- This property does not accept children under the age of 8
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.