Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Tiny Willow is a ground-floor lodge in Farrington near Child Okeford, Dorset and can sleep two people in one bedroom and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
Tiny Willow is a ground-floor lodge resting in Farrington near Child Okeford in Dorset. Hosting one double bedroom in a studio-style layout with an en-suite shower and an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with an electric fire. To the outside, there is an enclosed courtyard with a gravelled area, seating and a barbecue, whilst off-road parking is available. Tiny Willow is a snug property in the heart of Dorset.
Resting in the tranquil countryside settlement of Farrington is this charming ground-floor lodge, providing welcoming accommodation for a romantic retreat in the heart of Dorset. Tiny Willow overlooks the owners vegetable plot with south facing fields beyond and boasts a snug accommodation, equipped with all the necessities needed for a self-catered stay.
Gather in the social hub for a quiet evening inside, making use of the contemporary amenities to rustle up a delicious meal for a date night on the dining table. Film nights can be enjoyed on two armchairs, or curl up with a good book and a cup of tea as you enjoy the peaceful surroundings. As the evening draws to a close, prepare for sleep and wash away the day in the sleek walk-in shower before escaping to the inviting double bed after a fun-filled day of adventure.
Enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on your own private courtyard, admiring amazing views of rural countryside as you relish in the smell of the barbecue cooking.
Amenities to keep you stocked up during your stay can be found in the village of Child Okeford, home to an organic farm shop and two welcoming pubs if you fancy an evening meal out with an alcoholic beverage. More amenities for your choosing await at the bustling market town of Blandford Forum, boasting a wealth of shopping facilities, pubs, and a local brewery, as well as an array of culture throughout its Georgian architecture and Cavalcade of Costume Museum.
Alternatively, discover the hilltop town of Shaftesbury which hosts the renowned Gold Hill and Shaftesbury Abbey Gardens, or immerse yourself in history at Hambledon Hill, an Iron Age hillfort where you can spend a day of adventure roaming around the range of walking and cycling trails.
As the property owners are members of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, browse through the leaflets provided to find extensive information about all of the must-see nearby wildlife and local nature reserves. Other local attractions for unforgettable days out await at the Tank Museum, Monkey World, Adventure Wonderland Theme Park, National Trust's Kingston Lacy House, and the awe-inspiring Jurassic and West Dorset Heritage coastline, offering a unique experience. Return year after year to Tiny Willow.
- Electric central heating and electric fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking is available
- Private courtyard with seating and barbecue
- Two well-behaved pets are welcome
- Sorry, no children and no smoking
- Shop and pub just over 2 miles
- Note: Though the property is pet-friendly, caution is advised as the owner's live in the adjacent property and has seven rescue dogs, so pets must be quiet and well-behaved so as not to cause distress to their dogs
- Note: The washing machine is housed in an adjacent building
- Note: If Tiny Willow and Little Willow are booked together a door links an outside space, but if booked separately they do not overlook each other
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.