The Stables

Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

The Stables is a spacious, beautifully converted barn located in the hamlet of Fifehead Neville, Dorset, sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

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


This pretty barn conversion is situated amidst the owner’s 130 acres of wooded farmland, just three miles from the centre of Sturminster Newton. Expertly renovated to an exceptionally high standard, this property boasts exposed beams throughout and provides wonderful views over the Blackmore Vale. With two charming bedrooms, a well equipped fitted kitchen and a traditional sitting room, this is a spacious property. Access to the pretty garden is via French windows in the lounge, which adds to the overall impression of space. Close by there are numerous footpaths and bridleways, providing excellent walking opportunities whilst the town of Sherborne is just 11 miles away.

Property Details

The Stables is a stunning barn conversion set in the owners 130 acres of wooded farmland in the hamlet of Fifehead Neville just 3 miles from Sturminster Newton. It has been converted to a high standard with exposed beams and has wonderful views across the Blackmore Vale. Paths and bridleways are on your doorstep to enjoy the excellent walking in the area.

The accommodation at The Stables comprises of a sitting room with TV, video, DVD player, sofa bed that can sleep one, radio and a selection of books. The kitchen has a dining area for four and is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin. There is a family bathroom with a bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A cot can be made available upon request.

Outside there is an enclosed garden with a patio complete with furniture and swings for children aged up to 10. There is off-road parking available for two cars. The Stables is pet friendly and accepts one well-behaved dog. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and videos
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden and patio with furniture and swings for children aged 3-10 years
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1½ miles


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
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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