Ridgeway Log Cabin

Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Spacious lodge on the edge of a charming village and ideally placed for touring. Spend lazy days in the garden, try stargazing, take a trip to the Jurassic Coast or explore the countryside on foot.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The pretty North Dorset village of Child Okeford is well serviced with amenities including pubs and a shop and is ideally placed for touring. There are many popular towns to explore nearby, such as Blandford Forum with its weekly market and range of shops, pubs and cafes, and riverside walks or take a trip to Shaftesbury, made famous by the 1970’s Hovis advert filmed on picturesque Gold Hill and offering stunning views of the Blackmore Vale. Heading further south will take you to the beautiful Jurassic Coastline, which is home to many of Dorset’s best-loved attractions including Old Poole, Swanage, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Ringstead Bay, Abbotsbury, West Bay and Lyme Regis.

A long, shared driveway leads to the main entrance into this detached lodge style property via a set of external steps and a covered veranda. When you step inside there is an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with the lounge area immediately inside the door. This comfortable space has a wood burner effect electric fire, sofa bed (suitable for one adult, not available until June) and a Smart TV. Leading on from here is the spacious kitchen/diner, which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer (below the counter), microwave and washing machine. Next, you will find a cosy single bedroom, which is adjacent to the inviting double bedroom. Just opposite is a stylish shower room with a shower and WC.

Heading outside from the rear door you will find a pretty covered deck leading across a small lawn to an inviting patio with a table, chairs and a gas BBQ. An adjacent lawn area is fully enclosed. To the front of the property, there is a covered veranda with bench seating and off-road parking for 2 cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.


  • Striking Scandinavian style lodge with covered veranda and private garden
  • Set in a tranquil spot with fabulous dark skies and within walking distance of village amenities
  • Easy access to Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and a plethora of walks through verdant surrounds
  • 2 Bedrooms 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 Shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer (below counter) and washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Covered veranda plus enclosed lawned garden with deck and gas BBQ
  • Sleeps 3 1 (sofa bed in the lounge suitable for 1 adult, not available until June 2021)


Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine



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Area Details

Sturminster Newton

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.

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