The Minster Cottage
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
A quaint two bedroom cottage located in the beautiful Dorset countryside. A wonderful place to stay and enjoy a romantic getaway or fun family break.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
This cosy cottage is situated in the pretty village of Witchampton. A short drive from the historical market town of Wimborne Minster, which offers some of the most amazing food and drink in Dorset, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an evening meal out. Explore the nearby countryside where you will find some amazing walking and cycling routes from the cottage or enjoy a day out at Kingston Lacy nearby, this elegant 17th century Italian inspired country mansion is set in attractive formal gardens and offers access to its parklands with a café and shop on site, a wonderful day out can be enjoyed here.
Enter this charming cottage into the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge benefits a comfy corner sofa in front of the TV which offers a full Sky package and is a wonderful space to curl up and relax. The kitchen comes complete with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer with a dining table and chairs which is ideal to sit and gather at the end of the day after exploring the local area. Head up the stairs where the Victorian styled bathroom is located with shower over bath and WC. Head further up the stairs where you will come across the double bedroom, with views across the countryside, head through the main bedroom into the twin bedroom.
Heading outside there is an added benefit of a garden at the rear of the cottage for guests to use. Allocated parking available within the shared drive.
- A quaint cottage in the heart of Dorset’s countryside
- Explore the enchanting market town of Wimborne Minster nearby
- 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin
- 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
- Travel cot and highchair available
- TV in Lounge with Sky TV package
- Hot tub Access to garden within the rear grounds of the owner home
- On site allocated parking for 1 car
- Shop just under 6 miles, pub and restaurant just over 4½ miles
- Sleeps 2 +2 (twin bedroom accessible through the double bedroom)
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.