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Little Willow

Farrington near Child Okeford, Dorset, DT11 8RA (Ref. 1003500)



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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Mark

    “Lovely cosy cottage, fantastic to sit outside of and just take in the beautiful surroundings.”

    - Mark, June 2021

The property

Child Okeford 2.2 miles.

Perched in the rural countryside settlement of Farrington, near the thriving town of Shaftesbury, is this delightful quirky, detached property.

Little Willow was partly constructed from a shipping container, and offers a welcoming retreat for couples looking to holiday in the heart of the Dorset countryside.

After a long day sightseeing, kick off your boots and coats and enter the wonderful open-plan living space, offering all the necessities for a relaxing evening in.

This cottage houses a tastefully decorated sitting room, with a sofa, where you can curl up on an evening and catch up on your favourite shows, with the lovely woodburning stove to keep you warm.

The kitchen has been equipped with high-quality appliances, so you can easily rustle up a scrumptious meal, while the dining area has seating for four and is the perfect spot for planning the day's events, or enjoying a lovely romantic meal together over a glass of wine.

The property boasts a double bedroom, served by an en-suite shower room, with high-quality fixtures and fittings for a relaxing stay.

On a warm summer's evening, why not sit outside your holiday home on the delightful veranda, great for alfresco dining or to simply enjoy a relaxing drink, with the delightful fire pit to keep you warm.

Or take advantage of the provided barbecue and outdoor pizza oven and cook up a storm, or simply sit out and enjoy the fabulous sunsets.

While you're in the area, take a drive into the market town of Blandford Forum, or the beautiful Shaftesbury with the famous Gold Hill and Shaftesbury Abbey Gardens.

You will discover a wealth of attractions in the surrounding areas such as Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton, which include plenty of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities, such as the excellent organic farm shop in Child Okeford.

If historical attractions are your cup of tea then why not visit Hall and Woodhouse Brewery, dating back to 1777, and showcase the beer-making process with tastings, or venture towards Hambledon Hill, a prominent Iron Age hillfort with plenty of pathways for walking and cycling.

Bring your pets along and enjoy some picturesque country views.

The owners are members of the Dorset Wildlife Trust and have leaflets containing information about the local reserves, ideal for those who enjoy a country walk and spotting a variety of wildlife!

Other thrilling attractions for fun-filled days out include Adventure Wonderland Theme Park, the Tank Museum, Monkey World, National Trust’s s Kingston Lacy House, and the incredible Jurassic and West Dorset Heritage coastline further afield.

Use Little Willow as your base for exploring this wonderful rural area of Dorset.

Note: This property can be booked with Tiny Willow Ref: 1050805, together sleeping up to four guests.

Collectively, they are ideal for two couples or extended family, providing a linked outdoor space.


  • All-ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking is available
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture, fire pit, barbecue and pizza oven
  • Secure bike shed
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: Though the property is pet-friendly, caution is advised as the owner's live in the adjacent property and have 7 rescue dogs, so pets must be quiet and well-behaved so as not to cause distress to their dogs
  • Note: No children please
  • Note: The washing machine is housed in an adjacent building
  • Note: The sofa bed is there for flexibility for extended family or close friends
  • Note: If Tiny Willow and Little Willow are booked together a door links an outside space, but if booked separately they do not overlook each other

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About the location


Blandford Forum 6 miles; Shaftesbury 7.5 miles.

Child Okeford is a pretty village set on the edge of The Blackmore Vale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Blandford Forum in North Dorset. The village offers good pubs and shops, whilst the nearby ancient Iron Age Fort of Hambledon Hill dominates the landscape and provides wonderful walks and fine country views. A short drive takes you to the bustling market town of Blandford Forum, situated on the banks of the River Stour. It is renowned for its Georgian architecture, local brewery and Cavalcade of Costume Museum. Shaftesbury, an attractive hilltop town is close by, plus within easy reach is the county town of Dorchester, Sherborne's lovely castle and the breathtaking Jurassic Coast. This is an idyllic rural base for an interesting and relaxing holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas