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The Engine Room

Blandford Forum, Dorset (Ref. 988910)

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    Selected this property for a romantic getaway and were very pleased with what we found. Located in the building which once housed the village fire engine this property has been tastefully decorated and furnished making it both modern and cosy and the owner has obviously put a lot of thought into making her guests feel welcome with fresh flowers and milk, bread and butter all supplied. Our only criticism, if there was one, would be that it is a bit overstocked with crockery (how many teacups do ...

    Selected this property for a romantic getaway and were very pleased with what we found. Located in the building which once housed the village fire engine this property has been tastefully decorated and furnished making it both modern and cosy and the owner has obviously put a lot of thought into making her guests feel welcome with fresh flowers and milk, bread and butter all supplied. Our only criticism, if there was one, would be that it is a bit overstocked with crockery (how many teacups do two people really need?) and a little short on food storage space; but we managed fine for the week. Milton Abbas itself is a beautiful spot and the meal we had at "The Hambro Arms" on our last night was excellent.

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Engine Room is a converted fire station; turned thatched cottage and is located in Milton Abbas, Dorset.

It was founded in the late 1700’s and stands in the grounds of one of the delightful thatched white washed cob cottages which line both sides of the street.

To the rear of the cottage is a vast woodland with a small lake capturing some of the best sights Dorset has to offer on your doorstep.

It is perfect for couples. The property opens to an open plan living room with a TV and WiFi, a dining area and fitted kitchen.

It has one double bedroom with an adjacent shower room and WC.

There is a private courtyard with furniture and access to the chiminea. Its surrounding area offers many footpaths which lead around the lake to Milton Abbey.

Not to forget the magnificent view from Bulbarrow Hill which reaches across Wessex.

It is within driving distance of the Georgian market town of Blandford and stretch of the Jurassic coastline. Further afield lies the village of Milborne St. Andrew, the valley is named for the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Discover Dorchester; a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also home to Dorchester's museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee, eat great food and take trips to the Jurassic coast. The Engine Room is an idyllic cottage located in the heart of Milton Abbas.

Accommodation

All ground floor (but accessed up 3 steps). One bedroom: 1 x double. Shower room with shower basin and WC. Open planning living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Oven, fridge
  • TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and chiminea
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Though the property is all ground floor it is first accessed via 3 steps.

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About the location

MILTON ABBAS

Milborne St. Andrew 3.2 miles.

Milton Abbas is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It is in the North Dorset district, about five miles south-west of Blandford Forum and 11 miles north east of Dorchester. There is a pub and tea room in the village. Every two years a historic country fair takes place in Milton Abbas where the locals celebrate the rebuilding of their village. It attracts thousands of visitors and recreates village life from the 18th century with various stalls, traditional music, dancing, farmers market and much more. Further afield lies the village of Milborne St. Andrew, the valley is named for the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Discover Dorchester; a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also home to Dorchester's museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee, eat great food and take trips to the Jurassic coast.

Region Information

Note: Though the property is all ground floor it is first accessed via 3 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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