Poachers Cottage

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset

Perfect for a relaxing break, this stylish property is set within easy reach of Blandford, has play facilities to keep younger guests entertained and is ideally placed for touring Dorset.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


Set within exclusive gated grounds overlooking beautiful rolling countryside, this contemporary semi-detached property is the ideal base for exploring all that Dorset has to offer. Conveniently located close to a wealth of attractions, including Monkey World, The Tank Museum and Gorcombe Farm to name but a few. The Georgian town of Blandford is a short distance away and offers a good choice of pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants, making it the perfect place to spend a relaxed afternoon. Heading south from the property and accessible by car is the stunning Jurassic Coastline, which provides the ideal backdrop for walking, cycling and all manner of outdoor pursuits.

On entering the property, you are met by a bright and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which has been decorated with care. The stylish kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an inviting lounge area, which offers Sky TV and has beautiful views over the fields, making this the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring this picturesque area. Adjacent to here are the bedrooms, both have a TV/DVD, there is one twin with contemporary en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC and one king-size with an en-suite shower room with shower and WC.

Venturing outside, you will find a generous private patio running around the property on two sides with garden furniture and BBQ, easily accessed from the lounge/kitchen/diner, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a meal outdoors. Relax and enjoy the shared lawn to the rear of the property, the orchard and wildflower meadow which is for your own private use, or for younger guests a shared play area with climbing equipment and slide is on offer and has lovely views across the valley. Ample off-road parking on the driveway surrounding the property.


  • Stretch out in this stylish property with bright and airy rooms
  • Relax and take in the beautiful views over the surrounding rolling countryside
  • Easy access to the pretty market town of Blandford
  • Enjoy al fresco dining on the sunny terrace
  • Keep younger guests amused with the play area
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 en suite shower room and 1 en suite bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Shared play area with climbing equipment and slide
  • Hot tub available for hire (to be requested at the time of booking)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Highchair and Travel Cot available (cot linen not included)
  • Ample off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 14 miles, shop and pub 2 miles
  • A complex of properties
  • Sky TV in the lounge area and TV/DVD in both bedrooms
  • Charcoal BBQ available


Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Family friendly
Games Room
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Washing machine



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Area Details

Blandford Forum

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.

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