Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Overton Cottage is in Sturminster Newton, Dorset and can sleep six people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 2
Overton Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage based in Sturminster Newton, Dorset. Hosting three bedrooms, including two king-size doubles and a twin, along with two bathrooms, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is also a kitchen, dining room with woodburning stove, sitting room with woodburning stove and a utility. To the outside is off-road parking for two cars. Overton Cottage is a delightful choice for families looking to explore this part of Dorset.
This delightful, Grade II listed cottage is nestled down a quiet lane near to the centre of Sturminster Newton; a quaint market town in North Dorset. It is resting in the scenic Blackmore Vale, making it a great touring base for those looking to explore Dorset’s main attractions and the Jurassic Coast, including Durdle Door, Weymouth and Lulworth 45 mins away.
With three character bedrooms, including a king-size with feature fireplace and double aspect windows, along with a twin and a second king-size on the top floor, this pleasant accommodation offers a superb place to relax and unwind. When you’re not dining at a local restaurant, the amply-equipped kitchen offers a range cooker with a gas hob, fridge/freezer, while the utility hosts a dishwasher & washer/dryer so you can rinse your muddy clothes straight away. Set the dining table for a home-cooked meal, before heading into the lounge for an evening of relaxation, offering a woodburning stove and a Smart TV for entertainment.
To the outside is an enclosed courtyard where you can enjoy your morning coffee whilst the pooch stretches their legs.
Once home to Thomas Hardy and the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes, Sturminster Newton is a real gem; visit the picturesque water mill on the River Stour, find out the rich the traditions of the Blackmore Vale at Sturminster Newton Museum, or celebrate the 2 day annual Cheese Festival held in September. Avid walkers can explore the unspoilt, pastoral expanses of the Vale following the White Hart Link walking trail, a 50-mile circular route linking the five towns of North Dorset using footpaths and quiet lanes.
The ancient town of Sherborne is 12 miles away, whilst the market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads and wealth of shops and eateries, is 20 miles away. Once those are ticked off, the magnificent Dorset Heritage Coastline is a must-visit, awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a great way to see the amazing landmarks and far-reaching coastal views of this part of Dorset. Whilst here, visit the pretty seaside towns of Swanage, Lyme Regis or West Bay for something to eat or a chance to rest your feet.
Overton Cottage is a superb ‘home away home’, providing a great opportunity for exploring Dorset at any time of year.
- Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
- Range cooker with gas hob, fridge, freezer
- Utility with dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Smart TV and WiFi
- Fuel and power are included in rent
- Bed linen and towels are included in rent
- Off-road parking for two medium-sized cars
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Enclosed courtyard
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 300 metres, pub 150 metres
- Note: No puppies
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.