Fifehead Neville near Sturminster Newton, Dorset
A charming self-contained, single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion, set in the grounds of the owner’s home, in the idyllic North Dorset hamlet of Fifehead Neville, three miles from Sturminster Newton. This superb Fifehead Neville cottage provides couples with a cosy, romantic rural retreat, and is within driving distance to a host of interesting places. The open plan living area and king-size double bedroom at this cottage near Sturminster Newton feature original exposed beams, along with modern comforts, and both rooms have been furnished with hand-crafted wooden furniture, which has been created by the owner, who runs a workshop on-site. Outside this Sturminster Newton cottage is an enclosed courtyard garden, perfect for alfresco dining after a busy day out. Locally there are lots of lovely walks to be had, straight from the door of your Dorset holiday home, or explore the nearby town of Sturminster Newton, which offers visitors an interesting array of shops and inns. Within driving distance is Blandford Forum, set on the banks of the River Stour, historic Sherborne, as well as the lovely Jurassic Coast. This sweet, rural Sturminster Newton cottage offers a convenient base, at any time of the year.
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be 2' 6" twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area.
Electric central heating. Electric oven with two-ring hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, front gravelled garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: Cottage accessed via a shared lobby area. Note: There is a bespoke wooden furniture workshop adjacent to the cottage. Note: The owner has 2 dogs. Note: Limited mobile signal.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Sturminster Newton 3 miles; Blandford Forum 9.5 miles.
The hamlet of Fifehead Neville is peacefully located within the Blackmore Vale, less than ten miles from Blandford Forum in glorious North Dorset. The surrounding countryside, celebrated by Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native in nearby Sturminster Newton, is now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers superb scenic walks and is a haven for wildlife. There is plenty to see and do within an easy drive, including Stourhead House and Gardens, the fabulous abbey and castles at Sherborne, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, as well as the bustling market town of Dorchester. Just a little further afield, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, and the popular seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth provide great days out. A super holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the Dorset.