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Orchard House Cottage

Shillingstone near Sturminster Newton, Dorset

  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage
  • Orchard House Cottage

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 Shillingstone cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped, including a warming woodburning stove, making this an ideal romantic retreat. This Shillingstone 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 of your Shillingstone holiday cottage provides a great place to unwind after your day’s exploring. From this romantic Shillingstone 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 from your Shillingstone holiday cottage, is not to be missed. A super, cosy, romantic Shillingstone cottage offering a year-round holiday base.


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.


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.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute

At a glance


Cottage features

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

About the location


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 Dorsetís 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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Sat 26 Apr — Sat 03 May (7 nights)
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All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

We really loved this cottage. It was exactly what we had hoped for. Very cosy, comfortable bed and arm chairs and in absolutely ideal surroundings. The log burner made the whole atmosphere perfect for a winter weekend away.

Mr Fuller, Burgess Hill, December 2013

The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, we felt totally at home as soon as we arrived, and the owner was very welcoming.

Ms Carson, Rochester, November 2013

A very warm welcome from the cottage owner and very friendly family, always polite and cheerful when passing by. We were left to our own devices which was excellent although also offered the option of knocking on their door at any time if we required anything. A beautiful environment, quiet and picturesque. We have already recommended this cottage to friends. A lovely peaceful holiday in the heart of beautiful Dorset.

Ms Steedman, St. Leonards-on-Sea, September 2013

The owner was welcoming and friendly. It was a peaceful and quiet location. Beautiful walks in the area. The wood burner made the cottage cosy, especially when it rained. Truly relaxing holiday. We would return to The Orchard Cottage.

Mrs Brown, Fareham, September 2013

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