The Mill

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Mill rests in Thornicombe and can sleep four guests in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The living areas in this barn conversion include a kitchen/diner with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and dining table for four guests, and a sitting room with TV. There are two king-size bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard with furniture, a hot tub and barbecue, shared grounds with a play area, a shared enclosed grass area for dogs and off-road parking for two cars. Within 2.6 miles, there is a shop, and within 2.7, a pub. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Sorry, no smoking. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. The Mill is a charming barn conversion in Dorset for families, couples, and friends alike. Note: There is a sofa bed for extra flexibility. Note: Dogs to be discussed with the owner.

Property Details

The Mill is a charming barn conversion situated in Thornicombe near Blandford Saint Mary. Offering dog-friendly accommodation for families or couples in Dorset, this lovely cottage is surrounded by countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with off-road parking and an enclosed private courtyard with a hot tub, it's perfect for all ages.

Be welcomed into the bright and airy hallway where boots can be kicked off after a day full of exploration, the living room on your left offers plush seating set in front of the TV for relaxing afternoons. Whilst the kitchen/diner combines a classic country style with quality appliances, including a built-in electric oven, hob, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Enjoy evening meals inside or on the barbecue in your private, enclosed courtyard for alfresco dining on summer evenings.

As night falls, retreat upstairs to unwind in the well-appointed bathroom with a bath and shower over, before choosing between two king-size bedrooms, one with a Juliet balcony overlooking the picturesque courtyard.

With the best of Dorset's country and coast within easy reach, choose The Mill for your next rural getaway.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x king-size with sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • A highchair and travel cot are available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture, hot tub and barbecue
  • Shared grounds with play area and separate enclosed grass area for dogs
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop just over 2½ miles, a pub just under 2 miles
  • Note: Guests have access to a shared games room
  • Note: There is a sofa bed for extra flexibility in one of the bedrooms


Cot Available
Games Room
Great View
High Chair
Hot Tub
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Sparrowbush Farm Cottages consists of three attractive barn conversions resting in Thornicombe near the village of Blandford St Mary, Dorset. This collection offers pet-friendly accommodation, off-road parking, high-quality kitchen appliances, private outdoor seating areas, and hot tubs in two properties, The Mill and Threshing Barn. There are shared grounds with play activities and a separate, enclosed grass area for dogs. Superbly located, you can wander through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop off at historic sites such as the National Trust's White Mill, or make your way to the Jurassic Coast. If you don't fancy cooking, there are a selection of nearby eateries including the Charlton Inn for classic pub grub, a variety of pubs and restaurants in Blandford St Mary including Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant, or stop for breakfast at Marcia's farm shop and café just a short drive away. Explore the nearby town of Blandford Forum where you can walk the North Dorset Trailway Blandford, discover local heritage at The Blandford Town Museum, play golf at Ashley Wood Golf Club, or perhaps make your way to Poole for the quayside Poole Museum, a boat trip to the National Trust Brownsea Island, and Sandbanks Beach, a popular spot for sunbathers and kitesurfing. Be sure to trek the coastal path along the Jurassic Coast where iconic sights such as Durdle Door and the idyllic Lulworth Cove await. Other notable attractions include Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and the Great Dorset Steam Fair which is held at the end of August. Thrill-seekers will also want to visit the nearby Extreme Sports home to quad biking, paintballing, obstacle course and more! Choose Sparrowbush Farm Cottages for an unforgettable staycation in Dorset.



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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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