Willow Lodge

Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Willow Lodge rests in Milton on Stour and sleeps six guests in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

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


Willow Lodge is located in Milton on Stour and is a beautiful hand-built detached lodge set in stunning countryside scattered with fishing lakes. The lodge sleeps up to 6 guests across 3 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

Property Details

Willow Lodge is a beautiful, hand-built detached lodge surrounded by countryside in Milton on Stour near Gillingham. Offering dog-friendly accommodation in Dorset, this lodge has a Scandinavian style with open-plan living, off-road parking, an enclosed garden, and on-site activities such as fishing and walking.

Be welcomed into the kitchen area where you can rustle up home-cooked suppers after the day's adventures, gather your loved ones around the table for six, and relax in the sitting area with leather sofas and a Smart TV; why not play your favourite playlist on the iPod dock whilst catching up with your loved ones? The lodge has a private, enclosed garden space to dine alfresco, whilst your dog can play on the lawn. As night falls, retire inside and choose between three thoughtfully appointed bedrooms; the ground-floor bunk is served by the ground-floor family shower room with a spacious walk-in shower. Upstairs, you'll find a twin and the master king-size with a TV, en-suite bathroom, and a balcony to enjoy the views with a morning coffee.

Start your holiday upon the gorgeous grounds of Whistley Farm, whether that's a peaceful row across the lake or a game of pitch and put.

There's something for everyone on your next Dorset adventure at Willow Lodge.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, balcony, and en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x ground floor bunk
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility
  • Electric night storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Cot available on request, linen not provided
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two dogs welcome - there is a £25 charge per dog, payable to the owner upon arrival; Due to being on a farm, only well-behaved and non-aggressive dogs are allowed and the property does not accept dogs over 25kg or certain breeds - please enquire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2⅓ miles, a pub just under 2 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times around the lakes and grounds
  • Note: Fishing must be booked through the owner and charges apply
  • Note: The boat is only available during the summer season (conditions permitting)
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: This property does not allow fireworks, flying drones or kites


Cot Available
Great View
Ground floor bath
Ground floor bed
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
On a Farm
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Whistley Farm Lodges & Kelpers Barn consists of two hand-built, Scandinavian lodges and one barn conversion resting in the rural village of Milton on Stour, in North Dorset, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. This collection offers private parking, enclosed gardens, contemporary kitchen facilities and dog-friendly accommodation. The properties are surrounded by working farmland with access to footpaths leading to wonderful countryside walks. There is a 4 hole Pitch and Putt golf course available free of charge with a limited supply of golf balls, and access to the lakes with a row boat and grounds in front of the Lodges. Treat your loved ones to a meal out at At The Chapel for freshly baked goods, The White Lion for classic fare or the Roth Bar & Grill, while you can stock up at the local supermarkets in Gillingham. Explore the nearby town of Shaftesbury and discover the Shaftesbury Abbey, Museum and Garden Trust, or perhaps make your way into the Cranborne Chase AONB for the 14th-century Old Wardour Castle, Longleat Safari, and Stourhead House & Garden. More attractions within reach include Go Ape Moors Valley, Montacute House, and in the Mendip Hills AONB, home to the Wookey Hole Caves. Book your stay at Whistley Farm Lodges & Kepler's Barn for an unforgettable holiday in Dorset.


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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