Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Parkfield Cottage is a detached barn conversion is in the village of Sturminster Marshall near Blandford Forum and sleeps four people.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Parkfield Cottage is in the village of Sturminster Marshall near Blandford Forum in Dorset. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, which are made up of a ground floor double with an en-suite bathroom and an eaves mezzanine twin room which is only suitable for children. There is also a kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburning stove. Outside is off road parking for one car and a patio and lawned area with furniture and a BBQ. Parkfield Cottage is ideal for a couple or a small family to tour this area.
Parkfield Cottage is a cosy, restored detached barn set on the grounds of the owner's cottage in the village of Sturminster Marshall. The transformation has been handled sympathetically with beamed and vaulted ceilings but with modern conveniences. There is a south-facing patio and the nearby pub serves real ales and good food. All within 2 miles are the Iron Age for at Badbury Rings giving panoramic views over the Dorset countryside and Kingston Lacy House and Gardens which is run by the National Trust. The coast is also within easy reach so why not take a boat trip from Poole and explore Brownsea Island for the day, or just enjoy one of the several sandy beaches along the Dorset coast.
The accommodation at Parkfield Cottage is mostly ground floor and comprises of a sitting room with dining area with wood burning stove, Freeview TV, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi and a selection of books and games. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. There are two bedrooms, a double with en-suite bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet and an eaves mezzanine twin that is only suitable for children and has 2' 6" beds. A travel cot and high chair can be made available upon request.
Outside is a private patio and small lawned area complete with furniture and barbecue. River Winterborne flows through the garden, although often drying up in the summer so young children should be supervised. There is off-road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and fuel for stove included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Private patio and small lawned area with furniture and BBQ
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 8 mins walk
- Note: The River Winterborne flows through the garden, although often drying up in the summer, young children should be supervised
- Note: The only bathroom is the en-suite to the double
- Note: The first-floor bedroom has no door, limited head height and is a mezzanine situated above the sitting room making it only suitable for children
- Note: Max
- 2 adults and 2 children
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.