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Brook Cottage

Milton on Stour near Gillingham, Dorset (Ref. 2362)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LesleyOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by GlynnSep 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 JennySep 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 The website pictures are a little out of date - the cottage has definitely been upgraded in the living room and bathroom compared to what the websites show.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 LeeJul 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 SarahJul 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 SusanJun 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 HayleyMay 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 TracyOct 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 GlynnOct 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 NSep 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 PamalaAug 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 JakobSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 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 LyndaSep 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 LucieAug 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 JennyJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by LucyJun 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 JohnJul 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 JillApr 2017

  • "Good for our 2 well behaved dogs"

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet location, with plenty of interesting places to visit within an hours drive."

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2016

  • "Accommodation was very comfortable & spotless."

    A very good position for exploring the area, with lots of good local walks too.

    Reviewed by ReneeMay 2016

  • "The cottage is well furnished, clean and comfortable."

    The location is pleasant and convenient.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2015

  • "A lovely clean, well equipped, peaceful cottage."

    Had an enclosed area for dogs and a local field to walk dogs and let them off their lead. The lovely bath was much appreciated after long walks.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2014

  • "The entire holiday was lovely."

    The Cottage was well equipped and ideal for our needs.

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2014

  • "A very beautiful and comfortable cottage."

    This was a last minute break, and the cottage proved to be a bonus. We particularly loved the stream flowing under the cottage with all its wildlife, and we hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2013

  • "Well equipped and very clean cottage, pleasant and welcoming owner."

    Good location for seeing either Wiltshire or Dorset also close to Somerset providing you have your own transport.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2012

  • "The property was first class."

    The area and the owners were very nice, and the countryside was outstanding. Good value for the money!

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 2011

  • "The cottage is set in a beautiful location and is easily accessible to the places we visited."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2011

  • "The Dorset countryside was wonderful."

    The small villages were well kept and welcoming. I would highly recommend going to this part of England and staying at Brook Cottage, which was always nice to come back to.

    Reviewed by InezJul 2011

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy, in fact the best we have stayed in."

    Tea and milk, and flowers were a nice touch on arrival.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2011

  • "Loved the walks we were able to do with our dogs, and of course we were so lucky with the weather."

    Mrs VickeryAug 2010

  • "Good location for lots of tourist attractions."

    Good restaurants in Gillingham and Shaftesbury.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2010

  • "Excellent cottage, very comfortable and in a nice location."

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2010

  • "A nice part of the country to visit and the cottage helped make everything for our holiday complete."

    The pictures on the Sykes site didn't do the cottage justice. We're really happy and would recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by LewisSep 2009

  • "This was the first time we had stayed in a cottage in this country and for a first experience this was lovely."

    The accommodation was very well equipped, clean and comfortable so even though we weren't very lucky with the weather we had a great time. There was good walking nearby and its a lovely area.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2009

  • "Very well equipped and furnished."

    Everything was good quality and very clean. There were flowers when we arrived, which is always a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by JanisJul 2009

  • "Far enough away from "city life" to completely relax, but the local life was just a short walk away."

    The cottage was comfy, warm, and inviting and had everything we needed for our chilled family Christmas. we will be recommending Brook Cottage to friends and may look to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by LarraineDec 2008

  • "The cottage was lovely, and unusual with a stream running under it."

    The kitchen was well stocked and clean. We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by GraceAug 2008

  • "The location of the property was ideal."

    Plenty of allocated space for the dog to excercise on the farm. The property was particularly pleasant, overlooking the brook.

    Reviewed by ChristinaJul 2008

  • "It was a good central location for travelling around."

    The cottage was well appointed and the owners very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2008

  • "Beautiful countryside, close to nature and accessibility to various places of interest for all tastes."

    The cottage over the brook I think must be quite unique. A very interesting setting especially with ducks and their families swimming under your bedroom! During periods of quiet, the sound of the water and the birds - ducks, jackdaws, swallows and many others (bats and owls). In the main a true country idyll with nice people. I would return.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2008

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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