The Old Stables

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

The Old Stables is located in Milton on Stour, Dorset, sleeping six in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 1


The living areas in this single-storey property consist of an open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and TV with Sky. The bedrooms consist of a super-king-size, a double with en-suite shower room, and a twin, along with the main bathroom. Outside there is a front patio with furniture and barbecue, ample off-road parking, and an EV charging point. You’ll find a shop in 1.2 miles, and a pub in 0.8 miles. One well-behaved dog is welcome, but please, no smoking. A travel cot and highchair can be requested on booking. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. The Old Stables is the perfect dwelling for a break to Dorset.

Property Details

Set in the centre of Milton on Stour, near the market town of Gillingham in Dorset, is this single-storey, contemporary cottage, The Old Stables. Set within the grounds of the stunning Georgian Milton Manor and enjoying fantastic views overlooking the private and tranquil cricket pitch, as well as having close proximity to amenities, and popular walking trails, The Old Stables is fitting for a family break to North Dorset, sleeping six guests and accommodating one well-behaved dog.

Making use of the off-road parking area, venture into the stone-fronted cottage, entering the open-plan living space, completed with bi-fold doors, exposed stone, beams, and vaulted ceilings; rustle up some delicious meals in the sleek kitchen, set the dining table, and relax in front of the TV, catching up on your favourite programme. Throughout the summer months, explore the private patio, pull back the bi-folds and enjoy a family barbecue, fitting for alfresco dining and evening drinks. As the night unfolds, retreat to three stylish bedrooms, including a super-king, a double with en-suite shower room, and a twin, all offering a tranquil setting to unwind and refresh. The Old Stables is completed with a contemporary bathroom, featuring a roll-top bath, walk-in shower, and glossy tiles, perfect for a bubble bath after a long day of walking.

Just a stone's throw away you will find an abundance of shops, restaurants, and pubs to make use of, easing your self-catering stay; The Dolphin Inn, The Phoenix and The Red Lion are all available for lunches, evening meals and drinks. Gillingham Museum is also a short car journey away, hosting events and tours, reflecting the town's heritage.

Venture into the Cranborne Chase AONB, where you will find Stourhead, home to the remarkable National Trust site of Stourhead House and the Temple of Apllo, or continue onto Longleat, where you can enjoy the delights of Longleat Safari Park.

The stunning surroundings of the National Cley Hill are also within easy reach. Alternatively, why not try one of the plentiful rural walks in the area, or explore picturesque villages with country pubs serving real ale or cream teas?

Further afield, visitors can enjoy the historic cities of Bath or Salisbury, whilst a visit to the wonderful Dorset Jurassic Coast is not to be missed.

Enjoy the hidden gems of Dorset by choosing The Old Stables as your home-from-home.


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x double with walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating
  • 2 x double electric ovens, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with patio, picnic bench and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome (more available on request from the owner)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop just over 1 mile, pub just under 1 mile


Cot Available
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine




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Area Details


Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.

In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.

Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.

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