Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Pets No View on map Features Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi Mrs Jansen July 2019 “The cottage was lovely, well-maintained, wonderful with kids.” It was not easy to find; we needed a local to guide us, but it worked out fine! It was not easy to find; we needed a local to guide us, but it worked out fine! Show more Show less The property Nestled within a tranquil surrounding of the Dorset countryside, this idyllic retreat is perfect for families looking to escape their day-to-day routine. After parking your car in its allocated spot, venture towards this lightly-decorated property, with a welcoming charm. Stepping through to the spacious sitting room, where you will be delighted to discover a sofa, armchair and a chaise lounge, ideal for relaxing in after a long day sightseeing, with an open fire filling the room with warmth. The keen chefs amongst you will delight in the open-plan kitchen area, with an abundance of counter space for preparing lovely home-cooked meals and all the appliances you could need on-hand to help. As the evening grows darker, retire to the bedrooms, consisting of two double and one triple bunk room, the perfect choice for families to enjoy a refreshing sleep. The family bathroom offers an elegant bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day, with stunning white tiles showcasing the level of quality this property has. To the rear of the property is a lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture, perfect for enjoying the summer months in this charming enclosed space. Catch a glimpse of the countryside from the first floor windows, showcasing the rural area this property is housed in. If you don't feel like cooking one evening, then take a trip towards Stourpaine, which boasts a lovely traditional pub The White Horse Inn, dating back to the 18th century and offering a bar, restaurant, games room, with the benefits of woodburning stoves and an outdoor decking area - so much to enjoy in this one quaint pub. Or venture into the market town of Blandford Forum, which boasts many historical sites, including the 18th century Hall and Woodhouse Brewery, offering tours detailing the beer-making process. A little further afield is Hambledon Hill, a prehistoric hill with the ruins of an Iron Age fort - offering plenty of dog-friendly pathways for walking amid this picturesque grassland. 82 Durweston promises a relaxing break near the Dorset coastline. Summary Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x triple bunk Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC Kitchen/diner Sitting room. Gas central heating, open fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, TV Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample parking available Enclosed lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop 2.4 miles and pub 1 mile Calculate your drive time Submit About the location BLANDFORD FORUM Thornicombe 2.7 miles; Child Okeford 6.5 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 17.9 miles. Cornwall Holiday Cottages Dorset Cottage Holidays Devon Holiday Cottages Somerset Holiday Cottages Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to rebuild the town centre with designs from local architects John and William Bastard. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is an annual event held in the first week of May and celebrates its Georgian heritage, with presentations, historical re-enactments and music and dancing. One of the town’s biggest events takes place on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Dorset Steam Fair. A largely colourful festival with over 2,000 exhibits and an old time steam funfair. Offering a wide selection of independent store, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés and a Georgian tearoom. So much to visit within this quaint town and makes for a wonderful tourist attraction, whatever the season.