Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, radio, books/videos. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed garden & patio with furniture & swings for children aged 3-10 years. One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.
The West Country region
Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Set on the banks of the River Stour is the small market town of Sturminster Newton, reached via a six arch 15th Century bridge that carries a warning of deportation for those who damage it. This beautiful region is apparently where the author Thomas Hardy drew much of his inspiration and it is said that he wrote 'Return of The Native' whilst living in the town. The surrounding area is packed with thatched cottages, numerous rural walks, stunning views of the countryside, and fascinating towns such as Sherborne with its abbey and castle. The beautiful Dorset Heritage coastline is also within easy reach and not only offers great water sport opportunities but also great bird watching, making this an ideal base all year round!
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2 Dec 2013
"Great rural retreat."
The Stables is a well equipped and spacious self contained property. The owners farmhouse is close at hand, but completely separate. This region is a delight for anyone who likes quiet and natural rur… More
29 Aug 2013
"Wonderful cottage, wonderful area...just wonderful!"
Arrived to find cupcakes, tea bags, milk and sugar waiting for us! The cottage, gardens, views are fabulous and the surrounding area is so peaceful and quiet.… More
22 Feb 2013
"christmas at the stables"
We were warmly welcomed by the owner. the property was home from home and had been decorated with a lovely Christmas tree. Comfortable size for 4 adults and we had a dog with us. The garden attached t… More
5 Nov 2010
"Peace & quiet with great hosts"
Location is great - overlooking lovely countryside. The cottage was larger than we expected and had everything we needed. Star gazing with clear skies at night was a big bonus as there is no light pol… More
18 Dec 2009
Probably the best cottage we've stayed in, comfortable for a family of 4. Great garden and a great place to explore the county of Dorset. Owners were polite and welcoming and stopped for a chat w… More
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