Tick Tock Cottage

Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Tick Tock Cottage is a wing of a Georgian property in the Dorset village of Marnhull and can sleep six people in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

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


Tick Tock Cottage is a Grade II listed cottage placed in the Dorset village of Marnhull. It comes with three bedrooms comprising of a king-size with an en-suite, a double and a twin, as well as a family shower room and a cloakroom, the property can sleep six people. Also inside there is a kitchen/diner with a woodburning stove and a sitting room. To the outside, you will find off-road parking and an enclosed courtyard with furniture. Tick Tock Cottage is a characterful cottage well placed for exploring all that Devon has to offer.

Property Details

Tick Tock Cottage is a fabulous wing of the owner's impressive Grade II listed Georgian property in the village of Marnhull. With lots of period features and great attention to detail, this cottage is a wonderful base in which to explore Dorset. Marnhull itself has a shop which sells some excellent local produce (do check out the cheese) as well as two pubs you can relax in after a hard day exploring. You can visit the nearby town of Shaftesbury on the edge of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for outdoor lovers. You can enjoy the outdoors with your four-footed friend as Tick Tock Cottage also welcomes one well behaved dog.

The accommodation at Tick Tock Cottage comprises of a sitting room with TV with Freeview, WiFi and a selection of books and games. The kitchen/diner is of a generous size and also sports a woodburning stove and is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The ground floor also has a cloakroom with a basin and toilet. There are three bedrooms, a double and a twin on the first floor with a shower room with a double walk in shower, basin and toilet. Up a final four steps to the master bedroom which is a king-size double with a porthole from the original 1800s building adding to the character of this generously sized room. An immaculate, white en suite bathroom serves the master bedroom. A stairgate, travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Outside is an enclosed courtyard garden complete with furniture. There is off-road parking for two cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 minute walk, pub 15 minute walk
  • Note: The king-size bedroom is reached via four steps from the first floor
  • Note: Property stairs not suited for people with limited mobility
  • Note: This property is for holiday purposes only


Cot Available
Games Room
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
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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