Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Poppy Cottage is a terraced cottage is situated on the edge of the Dorset village of Charlton Marshall and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Poppy Cottage is a dear little cottage on a terrace on the edge of the Dorset village of Charlton Marshall. The cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms, a double and a single, with a bathroom. On the ground floor are a sitting room with an open fire and a dining area and a neat kitchen. Outside is an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Surrounded by peaceful countryside, Poppy Cottage is a smashing base for a break in Dorset.
In a terrace of about twelve cottages on the edge of Charlton Marshall village is this dear little cottage. Surrounded by countryside and unspoiled, it is a tranquil base for small families or adults to relax.
Head down a couple of steps through the porch into the snug sitting room where you can chill out beside the open fire or enjoy your meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen. Head on up the steep olde worlde stairs to the two pretty bedrooms, both looking over the garden.
The garden is safely enclosed and charming with roses and clematis sheltering the table and chairs. Wander out to the village pub, which conveniently offers WiFi, or go fishing in the local river valley. Head to the handsome resorts of Poole or Bournemouth for some seaside fun or to admire the boats in Poole Harbour, or try the more peaceful coastline around iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove which is timeless walking country. Poppy Cottage is a lovely place to recharge your batteries or walk and cycle on the Stour Valley Way.
- Electric fires with open fire
- Microwave, fridge, TV with DVD, Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Cot and highchair available on request, Off-road parking for two cars
- Enclosed garden
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Pub less than 1 mile from the property
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.