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Blandford Forum 11 miles.
The small market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six arch 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation for those who damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native, whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage coastline is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!
|Sleeps||4||Grid Reference||ST 772 102||Off Road Parking||Yes|
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Sturminster Newton 3 miles. An attractive detached 19th Century stone barn conversion situated in a tranquil, rural setting in the hamlet of Fifehead St. Quintin, just 3 miles from Sturminster Newton. Magnolia Cottage is well equipped and full of character and charm, providing a peaceful and relaxing holiday base. The pretty twin bedroom nestles in the eaves and boasts original beams, whilst wonderful country walks are available from the doorstep. Nearby Bulbarrow, the highest point in Dorset, from where there are sensational views across the Blackmore Vale is well worth a visit. A short drive takes you to the historic towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum, as well as Stourhead House and Gardens, whilst the stunning Dorset Heritage Coast is within easy reach. There really is something to please everyone here.
One spacious twin bedroom, set into the eaves with sloping beamed ceiling and small settee. Ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Small kitchen with stairs to first floor. Spacious sitting/dining room with double bed settee and French windows to patio.
Oil central heating with electric heater in bedroom. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, wireless Broadband internet connection, CD player etc. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Two patio areas with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Magnolia Cottage:
It was very warm, comfortable and a pleasure not to have to take towels and bed-linen which was beautifully clean and fresh. The owners couldn't do enough to make our holiday a pleasure.
Mrs Parsons, Tavistock, October 2012
It is in a rural setting and is very peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed our time there very much. Would go again and would recommend to others.
Mr Guild, Palm Harbor, August 2012
We enjoyed the isolation - the peace and quiet and the wildlife surrounding the cottage and in the garden. The owners were very nice and helpful. The cottage was better than the photographs portrayed and overall we were very happy with the cottage from day one.
Mr Morris, Worksop, June 2012
Lovely cottage and the location is very peaceful. The owners were very helpful and considerate.
Ms Stowe, VA, September 2011