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Child Okeford near Blandford Forum, Dorset View on map (Ref. 7195)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    4 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Clare
    August 2016
    “A comfortable large cottage in an ...”
    A comfortable large cottage in an attractive extended village. Nice welcome in the pub. Good village shop and post office with a wide range of goods. The fish and chip man calls at the village in his van for two hours every Thursday night. You can pre-book your order if you like. The cottage has Wifi.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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This detached cottage dating back to 1750 has been created from two former farm workers' cottages and is situated in the North Dorset village of Child Okeford, 6 miles from Blandford Forum.

This Child Okeford cottage offers simple, comfortable accommodation and has a light and airy sitting room, a cosy dining room with open fire and a study.

At this Child Okeford cottage there are three good-sized bedrooms, with one of the double bedrooms accessed via its own staircase.

A large garden lies to the side and rear of this Child Okeford cottage, where you can relax after your day exploring this beautiful area, or why not take a short stroll to the village pub, which serves real ale and good food?

This Child Okeford cottage is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides superb walks, including a ramble up to nearby Hambledon Hill, which rewards you with wonderful rural views, whilst a visit to the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury will not disappoint.

A short drive takes you to the National Trust's Stourhead house and stunning gardens, plus Dorset's breathtaking Jurassic Coast is within easy reach.

This Child Okeford cottage provides you with an ideal base from which to discover all that this fascinating rural area has to offer.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room with open fire. Sitting room with electric fire. Study.


  • Electric storage heaters and electric and oil convector heaters with open fire and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD, radio, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and CDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear and side lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There are steep stairs at this property which may be unsuitable for the elderly/infirm.

About the location


Blandford Forum 6 miles; Shaftesbury 7.5 miles.

Child Okeford is a pretty village set on the edge of The Blackmore Vale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Blandford Forum in North Dorset. The village offers good pubs and shops, whilst the nearby ancient Iron Age Fort of Hambledon Hill dominates the landscape and provides wonderful walks and fine country views. A short drive takes you to the bustling market town of Blandford Forum, situated on the banks of the River Stour. It is renowned for its Georgian architecture, local brewery and Cavalcade of Costume Museum. Shaftesbury, an attractive hilltop town is close by, plus within easy reach is the county town of Dorchester, Sherborne's lovely castle and the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. This is an idyllic rural base for an interesting and relaxing holiday.

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