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Brook Cottage

(Ref. 2362)

Milton on Stour near Gillingham, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable and well stocked."

    Some damage to wall in hallway and trim on kitchen.Owne made us wellcome liked the fresh flowers. We would return at it is a good base for walking with our dog.Access to fields to exercise was important to us

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet break in wet and windy weather."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Much nicer than it looks on the website."

    Spacious and well appointed Lovely old stone building over a stream and beside a quiet honeysuckle lane. Great for the dog. Pleasant village and close to the town of Gillingham which has supermarkets and rail station. We had day trips to Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Jun 2023

  • "Waw Brook Cottage is fantastic and amazing place to stay in, it is much nicer than you see in the pictures posted on the website."

    It's a beautiful Cottage built on the top of little running river stream in a very nice and quiet country side. We loved it and we will be back again in the summer Holidays. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Abdelkader5.0Feb 2023

  • "No specific instructions e."

    G the heating/cooker. No up to date local information e.g. nearest shop, pub, takeaways, railway station. As a result we didn't find the wonderful nearby pub until the final day. Directions to the cottage were not the shortest or the easiest to follow. Saying that we enjoyed our week which was very relaxing and comfortable. it's a good location for Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. Park and ride station at Gillingham we went to Salisbury.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Nov 2022

  • "Brook Cottage is a very comfortable retreat in a very peaceful village yet only a short drive from many shops, interesting places and attractions."

    The cottage is well equipped, clean and well presented. This was our 3rd stay at a Sykes Cottage and we have never been disappointed

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very comfortable place to stay."

    The owner was helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this comfortable and well equipped cottage, very helpful owner, and a quiet location well situated."

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Sep 2022

  • "A simple cottage with a great enclosed courtyard and fields to walk in and keep dogs and humans happy."

    Lovely towns nearby to visit and plenty of countryside to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Brook cottage and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area."

    The cottage is a good central base for Dorset and the wider area, as long as you don't mind driving. We had booked with that in mind and visited Beaulieu, Lyme Regis and Glastonbury as part of our stay. The cottage was quiet, comfortable and cosy,, our favourite part was the courtyard with a table and seating - we spent every evening sitting out, enjoying a glass of wine - the joys of staying during a heatwave!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week here."

    Ideal for dog owners. Plenty of fields around for walks. Highly recommended. Lovely comfortable cottage. Well equipped with everything you need. Supermarkets nearby. Great position for visiting the Dorset Coast, New Forest and Cheddar Gorge.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage was a perfect addition to our week and a half of English travel and memory gathering."

    The peaceful sound of a running brook (that romantically flows under the left side of the cottage!) made our time on the patio extra special. The public paths nearby allowed us to meet and mingle with some locals in the incredible outdoors. We used this cottage as a base for our trips to the Jurassic Coast, Stonehenge and the Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury Museum.

    Reviewed by Chip5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well-equipped with good quality pots and pans and a Smart TV."

    The surrounding area offered good walking and some great pubs and we were lucky with the weather. The owner, Richard, has a large field within 50 yards of the cottage which was great for letting the dog out as the secure patio garden is paved which Bella found difficult as she is used to having grass to relieve herself on! The cottage is built over a stream which is delightful - we had regular visits from an egret who came to fish. The outlook from the property is onto a large concrete yard and the owner's house and farm buildings, although these are not used for animals. There is a caravan park whose access is past the cottage through the yard to an area beyond the farm buildings. For a winter visit this had no impact as we were not using the patio and the caravan park was pretty dormant, but we wondered how this would impact a holiday in the height of the summer when there would be more activity.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2021

  • "A brilliant comfortable property, very reasonably priced and great value."

    We have paid an awful lot more money to have a choice of 16 wineglasses or saucepans better than we have at home. This was just perfect for a holiday break, in which we wanted a relaxing time in nice surroundings. Location was excellent, and we were made to feel very welcome. For us the greatest feature was that our pet was welcome, and the accomodation was ideal for a dog owner, plenty of local walks and no adjoining neighbours.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in a beautiful setting with everything you could need for a wonderful holiday."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cannot fault this cottage."

    Loads to do in the area. Nice and peaceful which is what we wanted. Owners are super friendly. Has been updated since the pictures have been put on here. Will 100% book again.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The owners were very helpful too. It was a very peaceful location and very beautiful surroundings. The cottage itself was just perfect. The website pictures are a little out of date - the cottage has definitely been upgraded in the living room and bathroom compared to what the websites show. Lovely outdoor spot for eating or just relaxing by the brook. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really modern, clean and spacious feel to the cottage."

    Lovely to have the stream flowing underneath. Good location, too, for Longleat, Stourhead, and plenty of other places.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jul 2021

  • "This was the first time in a cottage for us and it exceeded all our ideas of what to expect."

    We were met by the owner who was so friendly and he could not do enough for us. The cottage was roomy and very comfortable for four. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very clean cottage with lots of character, in a pretty, quiet village setting."

    Loved having the brook flowing right underneath the house, and the patio next to it. Well placed for visiting a range of places (particularly recommend Stourhead house & gardens nearby). Host welcoming & helpful. Although there is a caravan site on the farm, we were not at all bothered by the odd car going past into it. Could have been a little better equipped e.g. small bin liners. Loved the fresh flowers and milk left for us, thank you. Really close to the small town of Gillingham, where there are plenty of supermarkets, pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4May 2021

  • "Great little cottage was much nicer than the pictures on your site a lot of ..."

    Great little cottage was much nicer than the pictures on your site a lot of things had been updated which was great milk and teabags and other extras left which was very nice

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Oct 2020

  • "Really comfortable idyllic cottage and the owner Richard was the perfect host."

    Can thoroughly recommend. Sitting on the patio by the stream was so relaxing. Can’t wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was really quaint."

    Beds very comfortable and clean. The owner had left a bottle of milk for us in the fridge, perfect for a cuppa when we arrived. Everything had been cleaned and a sanitiser left for us to use. Set in beautiful countryside ideal for walks. Milton on stour is a tiny village with no shops, but Gillingham is only a few minutes drive. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by N5.0Sep 2020

  • "An amazing cottage - We didn't want for anything."

    Immaculately clean and very welcoming and comfortable, to come home to, after our trips out. We were, pleasantly, surprised to find that the owners have done a lovely refurbishment to the bathroom since photos were displayed on the cottage site.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautifully set, this cottage provides everything you need, plus a very friendly host."

    The description where to find it is good, but also necessary, because google maps doesn't provide the correct destination. The brook looks good, but also attracts flies, insects, which attract spiders. With my wife I could not have stayed there or would have needed a ladder to catch said animals. Apart from that, very nice.

    Reviewed by Jakob4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was in a very beautiful and peaceful location and the photos didn't do it justice"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2019

  • "It would be a good idea to update pictures."

    The picnic table does not exist. Also it should be made clearer that there is no garden. You cross a road to a bit of grass. The patio area is nice but not safe for a small dog. They can fit through the bars of the railings. A large dog would probably be ok. The cottage itself is very nice.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Sep 2018

  • "Very spacious and clean."

    Very well situated. Very nice landlord. Our only issue was that there's quite a bit of traffic so the terrace isn't as peaceful as it could be.

    Reviewed by Lucie4.1Aug 2018

  • "We were very disappointed with the location of the property."

    Starting with the positives, fantastic walks in local area for our dog. However, each time he needed to relieve himself, we had to cross the road outside the cottage to reach the small patch of grass on the other side, as there was no grass surrounding the property. Also, the cottage was situated right next to a caravan storage unit, which meant that caravans were constantly being towed past it, causing a fair amount of disturbance for us if we happened to be sitting on the concrete patio outside.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8Jun 2018

  • "Very nice cottage in a very nice setting."

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Nice little cottage, with everything you need & a good location."

    However the photo's of the garden are very misleading.The " garden " is actually a couple of minutes walk away & is part of the owners caravan park. Does not belong to the cottage at all. The stream running under the property was pleasant enough but needed some TLC. Also there was no nearby shop, closed a while ago. To be fair the owner informed us of this immediately but Sykes need to update their details & explain exactly where the " garden " is.

    Reviewed by John3.4Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless."

    The owner was available every day had we needed anything but was not intrusive at all. I cannot recommend the property highly enough for its location and condition. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2017

  • "Good for our 2 well behaved dogs"

    Reviewed by Joanna4.2Apr 2017

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with high-beamed ceiling and view over stream, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan beamed living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with basic Sky package, WiFi and DVD player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large enclosed paved patio area beside stream, with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £10 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk
  • Bar in local hotel 10 mins walk
  • Note: Although the stream is fully fenced off, young children should be supervised
  • Note: The owner runs a small touring caravan site at Milton Farm, this is located some distance from the property, and is not visible.

The property

A delightful single-storey barn conversion, imaginatively constructed across a babbling brook, in the peaceful village of Milton on Stour, 2 miles from Gillingham.

Well appointed with a wealth of exposed beams, this lovely property offers a fenced patio beside the brook, ideal for peaceful evening dining, as well as a spacious open plan living area and master bedroom with beams and views over the water.

The barn is surrounded by lovely walks, and there's plenty to see and do in the area, such as the house and gardens at Stourhead, Longleat Safari Park, or even Salisbury, Stonehenge and the stunning Jurassic Coast.

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About the location


Gillingham 2 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles.

Milton on Stour is a pretty little village north of Gillingham in rural north Dorset, and close to the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire. There are numerous NT properties and historic houses within a short drive, such as the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead, and Longleat House and Safari Park. Alternatively, why not try one of the plentiful rural walks in the area, or explore picturesque villages with country pubs serving real ale or cream teas? Further afield, visitors can enjoy the historic cities of Bath or Salisbury, whilst a visit to the wonderful Dorset Jurassic Coast is not to be missed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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