Orchard House Cottage

Shillingstone near Sturminster Newton, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 12593)

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    "The cottage is very comfortable and has a peaceful ambiance. The owner is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. There are beautiful walks directly from the property so it was easy to exercise my dog. The Shillingstone Round-Village Trail which links to the North Dorset Trailway has delightful views and the track stays dry in wet weather. I had a lovely relaxing time at the cottage.

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

This well-presented detached studio barn conversion is tucked away in the grounds of the owner's period cottage, with geese and chickens as your neighbours, in a rural location on the edge of the North Dorset village of Shillingstone.

This cosy single-storey cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped, including a warming woodburning stove, making this an ideal romantic retreat.

The cottage offers open plan studio-style living, dining and sleeping areas creating a light and airy interior, with a separate kitchen and shower room.

Outside, the private patio area provides a great place to unwind after your day's exploring.

From this romantic cottage you can gently stroll the well-marked village footpaths, then sample real ales at the local pub or take a trip to the fascinating towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne, both offering a wealth of quaint shops, and plenty of places to eat out.

Alternatively, a visit to Dorset's scenic Jurassic Coast, an easy drive, is not to be missed.

A superb, cosy, romantic cottage offering a year-round holiday base.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, sitting area and dining area with woodburning stove and French doors to patio. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen area.

Amenities

  • Electric wall convector heater with woodburning stove and heated towel rail
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead due to livestock
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has 2 dogs and there are geese, chickens, pigs and horses close by.

About the location

SHILLINGSTONE

Sturminster Newton 4 miles; Blandford Forum 5.5 miles.

The friendly village of Shillingstone can be found beside River Stour, in the heart of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, only a short drive from the bustling Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. Once on the Somerset and Dorset railway line, the village is proud of its beautifully restored station. Locally there are a wealth of well marked footpaths, criss-crossing the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the local pub welcoming you with refreshments after your stroll. Within easy reach are the ancient towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne, whilst the scenic Dorset Jurassic coast is also easily accessible. An attractive Dorset village providing a rural base from which to explore this lovely area at any time of the year.

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