Oke Apple Cottage

Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 20119)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Absolutely stunning”
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    • “The cottage is immaculate and well equipped with everything you would need. The patio doors open up to a gorgeous view of the countryside and the swimming pond. When we arrived we were greeted by Mrs Allen who gave us a brief tour and was more than happy to answer any questions. An easy drive to local ammenities and Other tourist destinations such as Monkey world, Poole etc, I'd definitely stay again!”

    Joanne108, Nottingham, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “An idillyc cottage in beautifull surroundings an extremely enjoy”
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    • “The brochures do not do this cottage justice, it is a lot more spacious than it looks and is immaculate inside and out. It has breathtaking views and the owner is very pleasent and helpfull. An extremely enjoyable stay. Paul & Gill M”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hinckley, January 2014

    • “Highly recomended”
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    • “Spent a very comfortable week. Delightful cottage that was fitted out to a high standard in a chocolate box setting. Only problem we had was with the WiFi.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, South Australia, September 2013

    • “Oak apple cottage /Dorset .”
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    • “Oak apple cottage a beautiful cottage in lovely surruonding.the grounds were breathtaking as was the surrounding area .The cottage was very clean,well equipped and tastfully furnished.mrs allan was very helpful and charming.The surrounding towns were quaint there were interesting shops and very good eating houses ,this was the first time we had holidayed in Dorset and we will going back to oak apple cottage next year.”

    John And Yvonne Ashby, Kent, August 2013

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    • “Lovely views out over fields, sheep and donkeys. Really quiet and very easy to find and a relaxing atmosphere.”

    Mr Berry, London, October 2015

    • “Liked the peace and quiet! There was superb attention to detail in every aspect of the cottage and the proprietors had a very helpful attitude to everything.”

    Mr Holmes, Orpington, October 2015

    • “A lovely little cottage in a beautiful place. The owners were very friendly. Would definitely stay there again.”

    Mr Mason, Manchester, August 2015

    • “An exceptionally nice place to stay for a peaceful break.”

    Mr Delaney, Deal, May 2015

    • “A lovely cottage in a lovely location. The owners were helpful but not intrusive.”

    Miss Chave, Tiverton, March 2015

    • “Great cottage, would be happy to return.”

    Mr Hart, Wivenhoe Colchester, March 2015

    • “The peaceful situation”

    Mrs Chase, Holsworthy, October 2014

    • “In quiet and peaceful surroundings. The owners made us very welcome and the gardens were very nice to walk in. Overall a very good holiday.”

    Mrs Joynson, Merseyside, July 2014

    • “Excellent accommodation, perfect location. Owners friendly, welcoming and helpful.”

    Mr Chadwick, Northampton, June 2014

    • “The cottage was set in a quiet location but it was easy to travel to any popular tourist destination.”

    Miss Davidson, Leicester, April 2014

    • “We really liked the peace and tranquility of the cottage, the views, the fabulously comfy bed and the donkeys! The owner was really helpful and welcoming. It was great to have easy access to a public footpath straight from the end of the garden.”

    Mr Hand, Enfield, April 2014

    • “Peace and quiet and good situation. Very friendly and helpful owners.”

    Mr Duckworth, Waterlooville, December 2013

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About the location


Sturminster Newton 4 miles.

Surrounded by a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Okeford Fitzpaine boasts a lively shop and local 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!

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