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Little Willow

Farrington near Child Okeford, Dorset (Ref. 1003500)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Ideal secluded cottage, even more so if you have a dog."

    Only one that I have ever stayed in that had its own private dog proof courtyard and garden.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "Lovely cozy place, had everything we needed for a relaxed stay."

    So peaceful with beautiful views. We loved sitting out at night. The bed is so comfortable. Suzy & Rob were lovely hosts. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Perfect getaway for us and the pooches."

    Cosy with all the creature comforts, amazing outdoor space. Lovely walks and great eateries nearby. A beautiful part of the country, will definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by GarethJan 2022

  • "Suzy and Rob are very helpful and friendly we had everything we needed beautiful ..."

    Suzy and Rob are very helpful and friendly we had everything we needed beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings every thing is lovely would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JillianNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Little Willow, so peaceful!"

    The property is well equipped with everything you need & totally dog friendly! The owner was helpful and friendly & we would love to return!

    Reviewed by HayleyNov 2021

  • "It was the best holiday home we have been in and the owners are fantastic"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "Wonderful enclosed garden for the dogs."

    Peaceful, beautiful countryside it made us feel at one with nature. Lovely, friendly and helpful owners we couldn't wish for anything more. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2021

  • "I have no hesitation recommending Little Willow, it is an excellent cottage in a beautiful location, the views of the countryside are outstanding."

    The owners who lived close by were helpful but not interfering. We and our two dog would love to return for a further visit.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2021

  • "An excellent, well equipped cottage with very hospitable and welcoming owners."

    The garden was completely enclosed and safe for the doggies, so we could relax and not worry about them escaping. Everything immaculately clean. We were very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by MarleneOct 2020

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    We had a wonderful time and so did our little dog Belle.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2020

  • "Wonderful little house in a quiet secluded area."

    Very comfortable. The lovely hosts went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. One of the very best short breaks I've had in years.

    Reviewed by DerrickJul 2020

  • "What a wonderful place to have a quiet getaway."

    Hosts, Rob and Suzie, were friendly and informative. Little Willow is comfortable and has a welcoming feel. We will be returning and thoroughly recommend Little Willow especially for dog people!

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, and extremely nice owners who were unobstrusive but always helpful."

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2019

  • "Everything about Little Willow was sublime."

    The most perfect retreat set in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We can’t recommend it enough! We stayed for a week, and spent two of the days just relaxing in the cabin. There’s nothing quite like reading a good book cosied up on the veranda, whilst watching the pizza oven fire up for homemade pizzas. The little touches like fairy lights, blankets and beautiful decor really made it a home-from-home and we will definitely be back - next time with our dog, who would absolutely love it here. Thank you to the owners who built this magical place. Incredibly welcoming and so helpful if you need, but otherwise leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Thank you again! R & M xx

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2019

  • "Peace and quiet with lovely hosts and beautiful weather what more do you need"

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2019

  • "Hosts went out their way to make us have a wonderful week away in Little Willow."

    The most delightful cottage, everything you could need to hand, views to die for. Cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by GAug 2019

  • "A gem of a find in a tranquil setting."

    Absolutely beautifully fitted out and a real home from home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "I was made to feel very welcome by the owners at the cottage and everything I could need was supplied."

    I wanted a relaxing break and I got exactly that.

    Reviewed by ElenaJun 2019

  • "Little willow cottage is a nice place to be."

    Insite the cottage it has a lovely atmosfere. Outside it has a veranda with a stunning view at the countryside. It so quiet there. The owners of little willow are most kind and helpfull. Its higly recomendeble for those who seek a quiet and relaxing stay. Chris & Joyce The Netherlands.

    Reviewed by C.May 2019

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  • 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

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.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas