“what a lovely place to stay, when ...”what a lovely place to stay, when you look out of the window, you see ducks on the pond, and 2 donkeys, walking around, all in a beautiful setting.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Okeford Fitzpaine 0.7 miles. A delightful single-storey barn conversion, set in the grounds of the owners' 17th century thatched cottage, deep in the North Dorset countryside and close to the village of Okeford Fitzpaine, 2 miles from Sturminster Newton.
Furnished and equipped to a high standard, this Dorset holiday cottage offers couples a perfect romantic, rural retreat.
The Okeford Fitzpaine holiday cottage accommodation provides bright and cheerful open plan living, kitchen and dining areas, leading into the attractive bedroom, which offers flexible accommodation of either two single beds or a super king-size bed.
From the kitchen, patio doors open out onto a private terrace with lovely views towards the adjacent farmland.
Once outside the cottage, how about a swim in the attractive swimming pond, a lovely way to either start or end your day at this Dorset holiday cottage?
The local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers superb walks, and you will be rewarded with fine views across the Blackmore Vale from the wonderful Bulbarrow Hill, one of Dorset's highest points, just a short drive from your Dorset holiday cottage.
There is an abundance of attractions to suit all tastes easily accessed from this Dorset holiday cottage, including ancient Sherborne, historic Shaftesbury, Stourhead House and gardens, as well as Dorset's magnificent Jurassic Coast.
A peaceful, rural Dorset holiday cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.
All ground floor. One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect fire.
- Storage radiators with electric fire in sitting area
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, TV with Freeview, 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
- Shared rear lawned garden with private patio and furniture
- Shared use of swimming pond
- One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 10 mins walk
- Note: The owner has 3 dogs and there are donkeys and chickens on site.
About the location
Sturminster Newton 4 miles.
Surrounded by a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Okeford Fitzpaine boasts a local shop and pub, with further shopping facilities at nearby Sturminster Newton. 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!
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute