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Little Stables Cottage

(Ref. 1127126)

Blandford Forum, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great, relaxing stay here."

    We had everything we needed and more. Hosts went over and about to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Comfortable, peaceful and enjoyable. Thank you

    Thank you for lovely feedback and we are pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our hidden Dorset Gem.. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at little stables and Melissa greeted us with a freshly ..."

    We had a lovely stay at little stables and Melissa greeted us with a freshly made cream tea which was outstanding Little stables is ideal to explore Dorset with Poole and Bournemouth a short drive away Little stables was spotless in all areas and the décor was to a high standard We will definitely book again

    Thank you for your lovely review and choosing Little Stables. We look forward to welcoming you, your family & friends back in the future .. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay, beautiful cottage & location & friendly people."

    Our grandchildren loved the animals especially the horses.

    Reviewed by L5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Stables North farm is a very nice place to stay."

    Melissa made us feel very welcome, with a cream tea provided for our arrival, which was delicious. Melissa also provided everything you need for your stay, including tea, coffee, sugar, toiletries, towels and even dressing gowns. The location of the farm is very central to many placed of interest and also near to a big supermarket, if you should need one. There are also lots of local walks to go on and eating places near by. I would highly recommend staying at The Stables North Farm.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x family room with king-size and single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private driveway parking available
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1 miles

The property

Blandford St Mary 3.4 miles.

Set in the quaint village of Spetisbury, a short drive from Blandford St Mary, Dorset, lies this charming, two-bedroom holiday property, Little Stables Cottage.

Nestled between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Cranborne Chase, this cottage boasts beautiful views across the rolling countryside, making it an idyllic base for a small family or couples looking for an escape to Dorset, just a short distance from the Jurassic Coastline, which includes the stunning locations of Studland, Swanage, Kimmeridge & Lulworth Cove, not forgetting the famous Durdle Door.

Inside, you will be greeted by a number of tastefully-presented living spaces, including a well-equipped kitchen/diner, the social centre of the house where you and your loved ones can prepare meals together to be enjoyed around the dining table, before retiring to the sitting room that comes complete with plush sofas and a centrepiece woodburning stove.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms, both of which contain inviting beds where you can catch your rest.

If you choose to leave your tranquil dwelling, venture into nearby Blandford St Mary, where the whole family can savour a meal at the Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant, or if pub grub is more of what you're craving, either The Shack in Spetisbury or the Golden Fox in nearby Sturminster Marshall are to satisfy your hunger.

Within easy reach of your doorstep, you can also find a plethora of cycle routes and trails, as well as the peaceful stretch of the River Stour, perfect for a scenic stroll on a sunny afternoon.

A brief drive south of your lodgings will bring you to the coastal town of Poole, where you can find the exciting locations of Harbourside Park and Farmer Palmer's Farm Park amusement centre, and even take a ferry ride over to the National Trust landmark of Brownsea Island, home to an array of hiking, picnic and wildlife spots.

Slightly further afield, you can find the resort town of Bournemouth, home to the bustling spots of Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Beach, as well as the Oceanarium, a waterfront aquarium with regular feeding sessions.

Further attractions and landmarks accessible by car include Corfe Castle, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, the Italian-style manor at Kingston Lacy, the Monkey World animal park, The Tank Museum in Bovington, and the iconic Sculpture by the Lakes by Simon Gudgeon in Dorchester.

Whisk the family away for an unforgettable stay at Little Stables Cottage.

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

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About the location


Thornicombe 2.7 miles; Child Okeford 6.5 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 17.9 miles.

The village of Blandford Saint Mary rests on the River Stour, in the sought-after county of Dorset. The village lies opposite the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, which boats historical architecture and hosts a brewery for a unique tour. For your convenience there are a great selection of pubs to enjoy home-cooked meals and local ales, as well as a supermarket and convenience stores to stock up on the essentials. Visit Poole, Dorset and explore the rich history and natural beauty of the area. There are several attractions including the National Trust - Brownsea Island, Hamworthy Park, Poole Museum and more. The coastline and beaches are also a major attraction and perfect for a day out. Venture further afield to the seaside town of Bournemouth, which hosts a number of great attractions, including Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Upper Gardens, Queen's Park, and Bournemouth Beach. The town is also a great place to shop, eat, and drink. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to choose from, as well as a variety of shops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas