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Mappowder Cottage

Buckland Newton near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 988342)

  • Mappowder Cottage - (Ref. 988342)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Symons

    “We had a lovely stay despite the snow!”

    The cottage was extremely warm and comfortable and the owner Elizabeth went out of her way to make us comfortable. We will definitely stay again.

    The cottage was extremely warm and comfortable and the owner Elizabeth went out of her way to make us comfortable. We will definitely stay again.


  • Tick Created with Sketch. Off road parking
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Ground floor accommodation
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Ground floor bedroom
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Open fire
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Smoke-free
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Garden / Patio
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Cot available
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Highchair available
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Washing machine
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The property

Nestled within close proximity to the beautiful Dorset town of Sturminster Newton, complete with a wonderfully presented, spacious interior and a manicured front lawn, is Mappowder Cottage.

Amble down the gravel pathway and step into the quaint and comfortable sitting room, charm exuding from every angle with the open fire and antique furnishings offering a homely retreat to its guests.

A dining area accompanies the lounge, with alternative pea green chairs huddled around the table, tastefully upholstered, adding a touch of class to the ensemble.

Head through to the kitchen, which boasts a stylish Belfast sink, along with helpful appliances to assist your holiday, complete with cream units and wooden worktops for an immaculate finish.

Two bedrooms reside within this delightful interior; the king-size double comprises of an ornate wardrobe and elegant bed set, mirrored in the twin room with a matching collection of throws and bedside lamps.

The bathroom is appointed with a roll-top bath with a shower over and a basin and a vanity cupboard, brightening up your mornings with a neutral colour scheme and high quality fixtures.

Enjoy the delights of outdoors from the patio, which occupies garden furniture and a parasol to keep you well shaded on those sunny afternoons.

This perfect location enjoys an abundance of walking routes, excellent cycling and the attractive market town of Sturminster Newton offers stunning country vistas, set on the banks of the River Stour with its picturesque 16th century watermill.

For a great day out you can visit the beach which is appeoximately 40 minutes away.

The enveloping Blackmore Vale is a wondrous place to explore; take a well-deserved rest at this charming cottage and lose yourselves in all it has to offer.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 988550, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting/Dining area with open fire and telescope.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the front with lawn and patio furniture
  • Pet friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Guests welcome to bring a horse as there is a stable and field along with parking for horse box and an arena
  • Note: Property can be booked with Ref
  • 988550, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.

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About the location


Dorchester 12 miles; Sherborne 12 miles.

The West Dorset village of Buckland Newton, and its seven surrounding hamlets including Brockhampton, is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Blackmore Vale, and at the head of the quaintly named Piddle Valley. The village is 12 miles south of historic Sherborne and 12 miles north of Thomas Hardy's Dorchester. Locally there are lovely scenic walks to be had, while a visit to nearby ancient Cerne Abbas is not to be missed, with its instantly recognisable chalk giant and numerous tea rooms and inns serving real ales and good food. Alternatively, travel south to the memorable Dorset Jurassic Coast, now a designated World Heritage Site, where many sandy beaches await you and provide visitors with great facilities for all kinds of water sports. Weymouth offers golden sandy beaches and a bustling harbour from which you can take a day trip to the Channel Islands. A short drive from here takes you to Portland Harbour and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, which is linked to Weymouth by dramatic Chesil Beach. With fascinating Sherborne and bustling Dorchester also just a short drive away, you really are spoilt for choice in this lovely part of Dorset.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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