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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful open plan, clean and spacious , lovely view off the terrace with entertaining Donkeys ."

    , which our Husky spent hrs on the terrace watching them play. After a late arrival due to a puncture , we found lights on key in door awaiting our arrival . Home made ginger cookies and tea / coffee and milk . Owners lovely , quick to respond if you needed anything , even offered to recheck our tyres . We loved it , great location and great trails to run also . Would highly recommend Cointree. Karen , Jean , Nicki and Cody the Husky Norwich

    Thank you Karen, we're so glad you all, and of course Cody, enjoyed Cointree! Good luck with the running - we are in awe! Hope the journey home proved less eventful. Best wishes Tracy & Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2024

  • "We loved our recent holiday at Cointree."

    It has all the facilities that you could ask for - cool in hot weather and warm when it's on the chilly side. We had a great welcome from Tracy after a long journey down to Dorset and the biscuits went down a storm! Cointree is close to all the major "Must See" sites of the county. A very comfortable bed, super kitchen with all the luxuries that make your holiday easy and a great TV with Netflix and many stations to enjoy in the evening. Would thoroughly recommend Cointree.

    Thank you both so much for your kind feedback and for leaving Cointree so clean and tidy. We do appreciate it! We're glad you got to enjoy Dorset and the facilities at Cointree. Very best wishes for us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2024

  • "The property was appointed and modern."

    However, there was no window that could be opened in the main bedroom and we didn't want to sleep with the bi-fold doors open all night. There were no curtains in the second bedroom. When the main doors were opened, there was a very strong smell of manure constantly in the property which meant that we couldn't have the doors open on hot days! When mentioned to the owner about the smell, she said that she was in dispute with the owner of the field in which there were 2 donkeys and putting the manure under the apartment was part of the dispute!

    Reviewed by Terence2.5Jun 2024

  • "We had a great stay - the accommodation was very comfortable and nicely done."

    Hosts were lovely as well and have put in a lot of thought while doing the place up. The kitchen had everything one needs to put a meal together. There are games for kids, books to read, air conditioning if it gets hot and a heap of maps to give ideas on what to do locally. The nearest town is a short drive away and has dining options. Only downside we faced is on a rainy day we could not get any food delivered to us. We had an issue with the toilet and reported to the hosts. They fixed the problem really quickly. Overall great stay.

    Reviewed by Ritushree4.4May 2024

  • "Perfect holiday to bad we had to leave early only point shower door wont stay ..."

    Perfect holiday to bad we had to leave early only point shower door wont stay closed and no shower mat when you get of the shower but other wise perfect

    Thank you for your kind feedback and for highlighting the shower issue (all sorted!). So sorry you had to leave early and we hope your family is all well now. Kind regards Tracy & Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely Christmas stay again, warm and welcoming with lovely Christmas decorations and welcoming gift which was much enjoyed."

    We'll be back next year.

    Thank you guys! It's so lovely you're coming back for a third stint next year. We're so glad you can all enjoy Christmas here and look forward to welcoming you back in 12 months! Many thanks and best wishes for 2024 from Tracy & Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is our second stay at Cointree and it was just as good as we remembered."

    Tracy and Richard are lovely friendly hosts and the property is delightful. It is spacious, light and comfortable. An easy walk into Sturminster Newton with its array of pubs, cafes, excellent shops and friendly locals.

    Thank you Susan for this review and your lovely card. We do appreciate your feedback and are so glad you enjoyed Cointree for the second time and "Stur" too. Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay and exploring the local area."

    Tracy was lovely and came to introduce herself and we found fresh coffee grains and cookies In jars on the table which was lovely. We were lucky to have warm spells and to be able to sit outside in the Autumn sun with a glass or two. Fabulous!

    Thank you Helen, we're so glad you could enjoy all that Cointree and the area has to offer and favourable weather conditions to boot! Best wishes to you and your Mum. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Most well equipped kitchen we have stayed in."

    Only downside would be the steps up to the accommodation being slippery in the winter.

    Thank you for your feedback Phillip. We're glad you enjoyed the kitchen facilities! Just to mention we do thoroughly salt and grit the steps and balcony in icy weather! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Cointree (I smiled at the original name)."

    Richard and Tracey were wonderful and accomodating. The homemade ginger cookies were a lovely welcoming treat. Our sons (7 and 15) loved their rooms and settled in easily and so did our kittens who were a recent addition to our family. Both human and fur children enjoyed the view from the balcony of the neighbour's donkeys. Cointree was an amazing base to enjoy Dorset from and we would definitely recommend coming here.

    Fabulous! Thank you Vanya, we're so glad you all enjoyed your stay and Dorset. Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanya5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was everything we hoped for ,beautiful location ,quiet and not far from the main village which has so much character ."

    Great walks for the dog and the local people are very friendly ,always took the time to talk and give ideas of places of interest .Shopping wise there is a Coop in the villiage that has everything you would need ,obviously slightly more than large food chains ,but parking was easy and no travel time .On our arrival we had a lovely note from the hosts with home made cookies ,cider and fresh milk in the fridge along with tea ,coffee etc .Loads of space and the kids made the most of the seating on the decking during the sunny part of the day .The property has air conditioning if you need it ,parking is good for two cars .Good base to travel from ,we could of asked for a better place to stay .If your looking for a quiet relaxing place to stay just book this .One word of advice this property has stairs leading up to it ,although my parents came to visit and are in there 80's and had little problem .Thanks to the hosts for a lovely stay .There is also loads of information at the property for places to visit .The only thing i could fault is the hot water seems to be pumped from the centre of the earth ,it is that hot ,which is great ,but maybe a few warning signs might be advised .

    Thanks for your kind feedback David, we're so glad you all enjoyed the property and the area. Thanks also for the heads up on the hot water which has now been turned down to blue lagoon levels! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The accommodation was very comfortable. The owners very friendly and approachable. Highly recommended. Unfortunately we left a day early due our cat taking ill in his cattery and had to get home.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review. We're so sorry you had to leave early and hope your cat has recovered fully. Kind regards from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay in cointree."

    The owners Tracy and Richard were fantastic and nothing was to much trouble.The welcome pack was lovely and homemade biscuits were very tasty. Cointree is wonderful place to stay and finished to a very high standard ,would recommend it and hope to book for a return holiday in the near future, if anyone books here you will not be dissapointed. Mark,Sarah and the girls

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cointree is a lovely clean and very comfortable open plan barn."

    So peaceful, it was a joy to come back to after a day of exploring, very relaxing. Great location for getting to all the beautiful places there are to visit in Dorset. Thank you Tracy and Richard for the lovely welcome pack, it was much appreciated and for making us feel so welcome. We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning. Many thanks. Maureen, Len, Olive and little Missy.

    Great! Thank you Maureen. So lovely to meet you all and so glad you enjoyed Dorset, we look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely and relaxing stay, with great benefits and amenities included in the property."

    Loved the opened plan space, as well the decking area to be able to leisure outside with the view of the donkeys. Great area as well- central for all of the places we visited throughout the week. Was lovely to meet Tracy, who was super lovely and accommodating to us. A truly lovely holiday.

    Thanks Daisy! Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the property and the area. Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daisy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Tracy and Richard perfect hosts."

    Very friendly and helpful. Great base for exploring the delights of Dorset and beyond

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just it enjoyable holiday and very relaxing"

    Thank you and glad you enjoyed it Anthony - you certainly explored the whole area! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "A super property centrally located for all special areas of Dorest."

    Lovely and clean. Lots of great kitchen equipment to enable great cooking of homemade meals. Beds extremely comfortable. Sofas very comfortable. Bifold doors in lounge and master bedroom let the outside in. We loved everything about it.

    Wonderful! Thank you for your kind feedback Alwyn so glad you made the most of the area too with the boys! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alwyn5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifully presented apartment, extremely clean and well appointed The ..."

    Beautifully presented apartment, extremely clean and well appointed The property has lovely rural views and is very peaceful We only met Richard (Tracy was away) but he made us really welcome and nothing was too much trouble Sturminster Newton is easily walkable and there are some lovely dog walks nearby including Piddle woods

    Thank you Peter, so sorry to have missed you but glad Richard did the business! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "I must say this was one of the best properties we have stayed in, it had ..."

    I must say this was one of the best properties we have stayed in, it had everything we could ask for, Richard and Tracey were lovely, loved the donkeys

    Thank you Margaret, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and thank you also for leaving the property so beautifully! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "The place was absolutely spotless and comfortable, lovely surprise welcome pack."

    The hosts were on hand with help and local information, they could not do enough to make our stay at Cointree more pleasant. A beautiful place in a beautiful part of the country. We will be back and would recommend to everyone. Thank you Tracy and Richard.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback Stuart. We're so pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed Cointree and our neck of the woods! We look forward to welcoming you back (may be for that motorcycle tour?!). Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very comfortable base for our exploration of the pleasant towns of Dorset."

    Thank you Allen, we're please you had a comfortable stay and managed to explore the area despite the weather not always playing fair! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at cointree."

    Very spacious kitchen diner lounge. Nice size bedrooms with comfy beds. Very clean and tidy throughout. The bifolding doors overlooking the fields behind the property were amazing. We all loved gazing out especially when Hank and Harvey were near by. No negatives to say about cointree at all. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Darryl. We do appreciate it. So glad you were comfortable in Cointree! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely first floor, open plan barn conversion in a quiet location surrounded by farmland; a great base for exploring the area, with Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Gillingham and Wincanton a short drive away."

    The accommodation was warm and bright, and equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing, comfortable stay. We were greeted first by the neighbour's donkeys, Hank & Harley, and then with a lovely welcome pack of goodies. We had a wonderful break - Tracy & Richard are super hosts - thank you.

    Thank you Paul, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and had a wonderful break! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cointree is an absolutely lovely place to stay."

    ... spotlessly clean, superbly equipped and the king-size bed is so so comfortable. Also, a large Smart TV with Netflix, BBC IPlayer etc is an added bonus. Cointree's hosts (Richard and Tracy) are truly nice people who are just around the corner should you need anything. The walks all around are superb - even when the weather is bad. I couldn't recommend highly enough. Joy Penberthy

    Thank you Joy, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the walking despite the inclement weather for your stay. Very best wishes to you and Bella from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    We really loved Hank and Harley the young donkeys . Ollie was amazing too .

    Thank you Heather, so sorry we didn't get to meet you in person. We can't take credit for the neighbour's donkeys but maybe a bit for Olly! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2023

  • "Cointree is a great base for exploring all that Dorset has to offer."

    Set in a semi-rural location with views of the countryside, it's the perfect getaway - we visited in February half term so didn't get to make full use of the lovely balcony but could imagine how nice it would be to sit out there on a warm day. The barn itself is very clean and comfortable, and the kitchen is well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay. The children particularly enjoyed being visited by next-door's donkeys! Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Thank you Claire, so glad you enjoyed exploring the area and Cointree's facilities. Your children were a delight too. You are all very welcome back at any time - hopefully for some warmer times! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "Another great stay at Cointree."

    Very comfortable, well equipped and just a lovely place to stay! Highly recommend.

    Thank you Jenny, so lovely to see you both again. Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and the hosts were very on hand and helpful if we needed any help."

    There was a secure balcony so our dog who was also made to feel welcome could go out whenever he wanted to. The kitchen had everything you could possibly want, superb. Overall we couldn't recommend it enough. Delightful.

    Thank you so much Carol. We're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the balcony! Best wishes for 2023 from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the best properties we've ever stayed in."

    Very comfortable, clean and really well equipped. Lovely welcome pack & extra little details to make us welcome. We've already booked again.

    Thank you Julia, we look forward to seeing you again and so glad you had a great time! Best wishes for 2023 from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cointree."

    The barn was comfortable, spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed. Completely dog friendly, and great countryside views. Would definitely recommend! ☺️

    Thank you Sarah, so glad you had a great stay! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay a good base to explore this part of Dorset injoyed staying there"

    Great! Thank you Gary, glad you enjoyed Cointree and North Dorset! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cointree was everything that we had hoped for from the listing."

    The location is perfect for exploring the area and is a comfortable walk into the town, which is charming and has some great pubs. Cointree itself is a beautiful apartment with lovely views over the donkeys in the field. The accommodation is light, modern and airy but has a really homely feel to it. And is very well appointed. Tracy and Richard are very welcoming and charming hosts. We have all had an amazing holiday in this wonderful location.

    Wow, thank you so much Susan. We're so pleased you enjoyed Cointree and the area. Thank you for your kind feedbacks. Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stayed here for a weeks holiday at the end of September 22."

    Two adults and one dog. Richard and Tracy excellent hosts, who are always available to give advice to places to visit if required. A great property with one of the cleanest properties we have stayed in. Large modern kitchen with every utensil you could need. Comfortable living area and double bed. Large shower with no problems with water pressure or hot water. Wi-Fi very good but mobile phone signal (virgin) poor so phoned via watts app. Large smart tv. Secure decked area for our dog to walk about on its own was good. Property is in a good location where within an hour you can reach Poole, Bournemouth and New Forest. Excellent pub The Bull Tavern a short distance away. Would recommend this property for couples.

    Thank you Michael. We're so glad you enjoyed the facilities at Cointree and enjoyed the surrounding area. We hope your gorgeous pup continues to blossom too! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything about our stay at Cointree was great."

    Comfortable, well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Cleanliness was excellent. View from balcony and the size of the balcony with catching the sun virtually all day made it a very nice setting. Ideal location to explore the area. Parking was secure and private. The best property we have stayed in. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you Eric. We are so delighted by your feedback and being your best property to date. We would love to welcome you back if you need to do more exploring! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Everything you need is provided. Tracy and Richard were always available if you needed help with anything. Great recommendations for eating and days out. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you Janet, we're so glad you had a great holiday. We look forward to seeing you back to enjoy the area again! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property, clean and comfortable, property owners friendly and helpful."

    Thank you Kathryn. We're so glad you chose to stay with us! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped property."

    We had a very comfortable stay and especially enjoyed sitting out on the decking in the sunshine! The air condioning in the bedroom was a bonus and along with the very comfy bed made for an excellent night's sleep. Thank-you for the basket of goodies and the ginger cookies were delicious! We would highly recommend. Jenny

    Thank you Jenny. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Cointree. We're glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the bed and balcony! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed the welcome pack (& flowers)."

    Tracy & Richard are lovely, friendly (but never intrusive) hosts. The barn conversion is extremely well designed and well appointed. Fabulous balcony overlooking the "rugby playing donkeys" field. The apartment was clean, warm and very comfortable. Aircon in the main bedroom was a welcome item. Cointree is ideally situated as a base for exploration of this fascinating and picturesque area. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind comments John. We're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the area and that the donkeys performed as well! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is tremendous, well designed with a great layout."

    It has a large balcony space with views overlooking the countryside. It is not a cottage, it is an apartment over a garage space. It has metal stairs at the side of the garage to gain access. This would not deter us from booking again when we are in Dorset next.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Jun 2022

  • "Cointree, is a beautiful barn."

    It is like a home from home. Extremely comfortable and very clean. We will definitely book again.

    Thank you Caryl, we look forward to seeing you both again! Best wishes from us both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caryl5.0May 2022

  • "Cointree was well equipped and comfortable ."

    The neighbours were entertaining, two lovely donkeys .

    Thank you for our full marks Michael. So glad you had a comfortable and entertaining break! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and we were impressed with the delicious vegan muffins in our welcome pack."

    The apartment has a spacious feel and was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen facilities were well equipped and easy to use. On our only rainy morning we were very happy to stay in the apartment and chill in front of the view of the donkey field and trees that edge it. The location is within easy reach of some great locations in Dorset. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback Tony. We are pleased you enjoyed the muffins, Cointree and the location! Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely, relaxing stay."

    The cottage is a delight, extremely clean and very comfy. The welcome basket was very helpful. Great biscuits! Tracy was very helpful with advice about local walks and pubs which enabled us to have a great day out. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback Peter. We're so glad you had a great time. Best wishes from us both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Richard and Tracy are fantastic hosts, they have thought of everything."

    There was a lovely welcome basket with essentials (Tea, coffee, milk, homemade cookies etc) they even provided cleaning materials and tea towels. Cointree is beautiful and the decking area is perfect for this Spring weather. There are lots of little farm shops, cafes and pubs only a short drive away and lots of places for walks of you are taking a dog. We will definitely book again

    Thank you Tejal, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the area. We look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tejal5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed here exactly a year ago and it’s taken me this long to get around to giving feedback!"

    I intended to do it straight away as we were so impressed with this beautiful little get away! We had a wonderful stay! The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and Cointree was incredibly clean, comfortable and cosy! It had everything we needed. There was even a lovely little welcome package of juice, cider, biscuits and dog treats! One thing which was a bit tricky for me was that there was no garden - just decking so I had to go out late at night to walk the dogs. This wasn’t a huge problem but I just wanted to make dog owners aware. The decked area was enclosed and the dogs did enjoy lounging around on it during the day. A beautiful setting overlooking a field with donkeys and a wonderful view of the night sky! Some lovely walks and fields nearby. A short drive to some lovely pubs and little towns (and the weir). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this beautiful holiday home! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2022

  • "What beautiful accommodation!"

    Exactly as pictured, Cointree exceeded our expectations with it's cleanliness, beautiful lighting and comfy sofas. As the family "chef" I loved cooking in the brilliantly equipped kitchen. The thoughtful extra touches (gorgeous biscuits, fresh flowers and drinks) were much appreciated by us all. Great hosts, under-floor heating and the rugby-playing donkeys were the icing on the cake. Perfect!!

    Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful feedback. We do appreciate the comments though we cannot take credit for the talented donkeys! Best wishes to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very well equipped property, clean and very warm Good Wi-Fi, TV reception could ..."

    Very well equipped property, clean and very warm Good Wi-Fi, TV reception could be temperamental at times but always rectified itself Air con in bedroom a blessing Thanks for the goodies which were left for us A good stay in Dorset

    Thank you for your kind feedback Kim. A new aerial has been installed to permantently rectify the TV but so glad you had a good stay. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Helpful owner. Everything we needed, and nice to have plants around the house and also a food waste bin: first holiday property we’ve visited that’s provided one!!

    Thank you for your kind feedback Helen. We're so glad you enjoyed the property and our attention to detail! Best wishes to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2022

  • "Bedroom-only one bedside table, no bin, and sheet was only a double on a king bed so kept slipping off."

    In bathroom, there was no sealant behind the basin, and no where in the shower to put soap etc-the toilet base looked dirty . Also need to mention to tell people to bring a bath mat .TV reception was very poor if it was a windy day /night but ok when wind dropped. A few more coffee mugs would have been nice when we had relatives over ! Very warm and cosy and air con in bedroom was great .

    Thank you Alison for your feedback. We stress on your arrival to let us know if there are any problems or requirements during your stay. These things could all easily be remedied but we need to know - we are on site! The shower room is fitted with non slip flooring so negates the need for a bath mat. The TV reception has not been a problem before but we did experience very high winds during your stay. We provide 6 mugs and 6 cups and saucers - we do have more available if needed. Wishing you the best with your house hunt and move to Dorset. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property; spacious, well equipped and comfortable."

    The kitchen was great to cook in. A very pleasant aspect from the rear of the property, over fields and countryside, and some good walks nearby.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Jane, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the dog walking! Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "A gem of a place !"

    Beautifully presented accommodation . Immaculately clean when we arrived. Cointree is very comfortable and very well equipped. It is a great base for exploring the local area. The walk into Sturminster Newton only takes about 15 minutes and is a lovely walk across the river and fields. Definitely recommend this place!

    Thank you for your feedback Julie, we're so glad you enjoyed Cointree and the area. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "This accommodation was just perfect."

    Everything about this home is conducive to an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We particularly enjoyed the lovely glass doors which allowed us to feel immersed in the countryside whilst comfortable in the home. The barn is well equipped, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Thank you Rina. We're so glad you had a comfortable stay at Cointree and could enjoy some winter sunshine through those glass doors in the last few days! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rina5.0Jan 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cointree over New Year 2021/22 and highly recommend staying here."

    We were met by host Richard and enjoyed the welcome basket containing delicious gingernut biscuits and drinks and the pretty christmas tree and party poppers (all set for New Years). The barn was as described. Cosy, warm, modern and well equipped with extremely comfy beds. Cointree's location is great for day trips to local attractions. We visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Corfe Castle/Swanage and the Haynes Motor Museum and Stonehenge on our way home. We also enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch at local pub, The Fiddleford Inn.

    Thank you Lee, so glad you had a great time here and enjoyed the local attractions. Best wishes for the new year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cointree is a wonderful place to stay."

    It’s comfortable, cosy yet modern and totally equipped for any catering needs. With a great outlook from the balcony, extremely comfortable beds, fantastic bathroom, it’s everything you need from a barn/cottage. We’ve had a wonderful stay, thanks so much Tracy.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Gemma. Very best wishes to you and your Dad. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were warmly welcomed and shown round then left in peace."

    Lovely comfortable bed so slept well. The kitchen is well equipped and great to use. Sitting area nicely furnished with cosy settees. Great balcony area with a good view. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped , warm and very comfortable."

    Tracy welcomed us and ensured we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very well equipped property and a very comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a beautiful place to stay!"

    And so, so well equipped - the kitchen has everything you need, which is brilliant. The beds are super comfy, and the shower a total treat. Modern, comfortable, a perfect place to get away for a week. Owners were very welcoming and friendly, and the homemade Dorset Apple Cake in the welcome package was absolutely lush! Thanks for the perfect getaway, can highly recommend 10/10

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time at cointree Fabulous hosts The place was emasculate with ..."

    Had a fantastic time at cointree Fabulous hosts The place was emasculate with fantastic decor and everything you would possibly need We will definitely be booking Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely weekend stay at Cointree."

    Everything was as listed and expected from your website. The owners were very friendly, helpful, and attentive. The weather was good enough for a great autumn visit to Stourhead. We also had wonderful massages at the health centre across the courtyard. The therapist was knowledgeable and professional. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was lovely, clean and very comfortable."

    The owners are lovely. Would definatly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Cointree is a great place to stay."

    It is comfortable, clean and warm. The owners were warm and welcoming and they left a great welcome pack. A great base for walking and cycling from, we hardly used the car. I would definitely recommend a stay at Cointree, we are certainly considering a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our hosts Richard and Tracy, we’re great in every way ,the loft has every think you could want when away."

    The pots, pans and all the fixtures and fittings are all top quality. We have stayed in some places I would not want to stay in again but not at cointree every thing is top class lovely big beds, 2 nice settees a large tv and a very large shower which was lovely and hot. My husband and I would not hesitate in going back to such a lovely place, Our two dogs liked it also,next to the property runs a lane were you can take your dogs. Overall a wonderful place. Many thanks Richard and Tracy Elaine and Desmond Leeds

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our hosts were genial, and very informative when asked for advice."

    It's a great base for exploring the area and lovely and quiet when the relax. The welcome pack was really thoughtful and the homemade Dorset apple cake was delicious. We really enjoyed our week and there was plenty to see not.too far away so we didn't need to use all out fuel!!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2021

  • "Firstly and mainly I would like to thank our amazing hosts who were so friendly and accommodating your advice was greatly appreciated on dog walks and places to visit."

    Cointree is a beautiful property very comfortable and extremely well maintained and genuinely everything you could ever need supplied, well the donkeys they were an added bonus. Sturminster Newton is a lovely little town within 15 mins max walking distance with a several shops and 3 extremely friendly pubs who serve food. Reception can be hit and miss at property (so switch on Wi-fi calling) before calling the Indian restaurant Mumbai bay does telephone deliveries. As mentioned on other reviews there is a motor bike training centre below but we found the noise/disruption extremely minor but then again we are early risers. Would I visit Cointree again? Most definitely it is a superb location to base yourself to visit Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Weymouth & Durdle door all within an hours drive and there is nothing better than coming back after a hard day exploring to the beautiful Cointree to relax on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery and of course the donkeys

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2021

  • "What more can we say!"

    Cointree had everything that we required to enjoy a well deserved relaxing holiday. We were surprised by the size of the property! The balcony was extremely inviting on the sunny days to sit out and read and at night to lay back and watch the shooting stars. The new mattress which turned up a couple of days into our stay, is so deep and comfortable, although i didn't think there was anything wrong with the mattress which it was exchanged for. Yes it was hot at night, but it would have been hot in any household when we were there. Fans were on hand to help with this and they were quieter than the ones we have at home. There was a comment about the fuel smell from the business below in the mornings and the noise from the door at 8am. When we read this just prior to leaving our home in Cornwall we was expecting to experience this. All i can say is..... We didn't!! Thankyou so much Richard and Tracy for such a lovely stay and sharing your property with the people who want to explore/visit Dorset. A big thankyou to the whole family! We hope to be back sometime.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at lovely Cointree, It was perfect."

    Anyone who finds fault with any aspect of it needs to get a life, stay at home, & leave those of us who love it more chance of getting a lovely holiday in Cointree. The bed was low as one hard to please reviewer moaned about, but we are two 70 year olds & had no problems with it, in fact it was very comfortable. It is above a motor bike storage garage, but the whole time we were at Cointree we smelt no petrol & heard very little sound. When people complain of fluff from the new towels making a mess, I just wondered if some make a career of moaning!! We had a lovely warm welcome from Tracy & a lovely welcome pack of goodies. I think the donkeys will miss their daily treat's of carrots & cucumber!! (Cut into pieces) Their antic's were so funny to watch from the magnificent balcony. This is a modern, warm, cosy & bright accommodation, & we loved it. It's an easy walk into Sturminster Newton, & you can cut the corner off & go through the old Mill grounds, along the bank of the Stour, across the recreation ground & into town. There are some lovely places to visit, & some great walks to have. We loved it & hope to return soon. Mike & Linda

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay, loved the balcony and sitting watching the donkeys!"

    ! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely, although it was very hot inside."

    The king size bed at the back of the property was really low and soft, with a really thick winter duvet which made it too uncomfortable to sleep in as it was so hot. We decided to sleep in the room at the front which had 2 single beds. They were more comfortable but still had winter duvets on which were too hot for the time of year. We also had to sleep with the window shut as the noise from the A road was disturbing us, the traffic is constant at 60mph. We took our 2 dogs with us and found that the balcony was open so they could have escaped down the stairs and ran into the road. The owner put some board there for us so this was ok. We did miss having a garden for them as before bed we had to take them out and walk along the grass verge in complete darkness on the A road. A major point to mention was the overwhelming smell of petrol all the time in the property. A motorcycle training business is run from underneath the property and at 8am every day we were woken up from the door opening and the bikes being moved outside . If we left the windows and doors open we found the smell of petrol eased a bit but it was always present. The towels provided were new and because they hadn’t been washed they were not absorbent and left bits of red fluff everywhere. The remote for the tv stopped working so we knocked at the owners home but they were out, so we had to go and buy some ourselves. The area itself is lovely, with a short walk into the town centre. We went to a lovely pub called The White Hart, lovely and friendly with great food. There is a Coop store in the little town centre that is handy . The Bull Tavern pub was near to us too and was great. Plenty of nice fields to walk the dogs in. Went to Durdle Door, Dorchester, Lyme Regis , Shaftesbury and Cerne Abbas. Overall had a lovely time, good base to stay and travel around Dorset. Would be better to stay here if you didn’t have dogs.

    Thank you for taking the time to review our new holiday accommodation. Your feedback is appreciated and has very much been taken on board. We are glad you liked the accommodation, area and dog walking. It is such a shame, however, you did not contact us at the time to sort the issues you had, the majority of which could have been sorted straight away. We encourage our guests to contact us via the phone numbers provided if we are not at home and read the welcome pack which suggests dog walks where you only need to cross the road not walk along it! The windows and doors have had heat resistant film applied and a gate for the balcony, a new double bed and cooler bedding are imminent!” Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Aug 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Decked balcony with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 16:30pm, check-out by 11am
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
  • Note: Property is owned by Motorcycle Trainer, Richard who can give tips for best scenic routes in the area and Tracy who runs a Health Centre on site which offers McTimoney Chiropractic, Massage and Complementary therapies all of which are available with prior booking on

The property

Tucked away in a rural location on the outskirts of the charming market town of Sturminster Newton rests this contemporary first-floor barn conversion, Cointree.

Boasting remarkable views over the breath-taking countryside, Cointree is an idyllic base for an escape to Dorset.

Accessed via a private road, a sought-after driveway greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, leading you up an external staircase and into an open-plan living space, fabulously appointed with a contemporary yet traditional interior, decorated with exposed wooden beams and flooded with light welcomed in through the elegant apex window.

Kick off your shoes and unwind with a leisurely seat on the sumptuous sofa, tuning into the television as you relax following an action-packed day whilst the designated chef cooks up a storm in the amply equipped kitchen tucked away in the corner of the sociable space.

Gather your loved ones around the dining table to serve your culinary delights, planning your thrilling holiday itinerary over a refreshing glass of wine, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside through the stylish bifold doors and indulge on the south-facing balcony; a lovely spot to soak in the evening sun enveloped in the tranquil setting of the surrounding greenery.

As the evening grows darker, prepare for bed with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower before retiring to one of the two bedrooms to rest your head, with the choice between a snug twin room and a charming king-size room, benefiting from access to the balcony so you can enjoy a steaming cup of coffee as you soak in the magnificent views across the treetops towards the River Divelish in the morning.

There's plenty of quiet country lanes and open fields available from your doorstep, perfect for keeping your four-legged friends active and entertained; soak in the scenic views with a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Stour.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head into the heart of Sturminster Newton where you'll find a selection of eateries serving delicious baked goods and traditional pub grub, or if you'd prefer visit the well-stocked convenience store to pick up some last-minute ingredients to prepare a hearty meal from the comfort of your holiday home.

Sturminster Newton hosts a Cheese Festival in September, whilst throughout the year you can catch a live show at The Exchange Theatre.

The town was once home to the author Thomas Hardy who wrote "Return of The Native" based on local inspiration, whilst close friend and poet, William Barnes, also lived in the area.

Within easy reach is the quaint market town of Shaftesbury, home to the steep cobbled street of Gold Hill, described as "one of the most romantic sights in England" due to the delightful thatched cottages that decorate the street; marvel at the striking architecture of the abbey, founded by King Alfred the Great in AD888, or discover the fascinating exhibitions of local history on display at Gold Hill Museum.

Venture further afield to the dramatic Dorset coastline and spend a fun-filled day in Weymouth, basking in the suns rays from the beautiful golden sand that lines the seafront, dipping your toes in the tranquil waters, or if that's not your thing, head to Poole's Centre for the Arts, or watch the boats sail into the marina as you indulge in an ice cream at Poole Quay.

Discover the delights of both the coast and country of this beautiful county with a stay at Cointree.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Blandford Forum 11 miles.

The small, attractive market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six-arch, 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation to those who may damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas