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The Malthouse

Blandford Forum, Dorset (Ref. 1073006)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Well appointed accommodation. Had a very enjoyable stay. Welcome pack was generous. Cricketers well worth a visit

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Lovely clean little cottage,single beds not at shown in the pictures but owners have the cottage so it’s flexible , they happily and quickly changed to our specific needs."

    Reviewed by SherryFeb 2022

  • "A delightful holiday cottage in a beautiful, friendly village which is almost traffic free!"

    The owners of the cottage, who live in the house next door, are very thoughtful and considerate. They welcomed us on arrival and provided a generous hamper - unexpected and much appreciated. They also have a very sweet well behaved old golden retriever, who passed by on occasion to say hello. The cottage was perfectly clean. If you are a walker, there are some fabulous walks in the area - which can take in some lovely villages and pubs/restaurants. There is a farm vending shop about a mile away (when we were there the female cows and their young were in a barn alongside the shop, which was lovely). The farm sells beautiful milk and lots of other basics (including ice-cream!). One of the things that really struck me about the area was how friendly and genuinely thoughtful people are. It is a beautiful cottage to stay in for so many reasons.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Small but perfectly formed!"

    Superb kitchen and facilities. Really well executed. Fab spiral staircase to mezzanine bedroom - great for children. Well situated for Stonehenge, Shaftesbury and Swanage. Walking distance from pub. Lovely welcome basket. Only improvements could be the outside space available - furniture set-up ready to enjoy and lighter weight duvets.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "Cottage and owners were great."

    You said you would investigate that I booked originally on VRBO, your e-mail confirmation had an issue so I could not log onto your site, you then canceled my booking, I then booked on your site direct for 20% more but you would not honor my original booking. I e-mailed and spoke to customer service. They had me send evidence of my original booking but then nothing. This was a three week booking so you would think you would value us as a customer but obviously not. To anyone booking via VRBO beware.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

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Summary

  • Ground floor main bedroom
  • Mezzanine second bedroom
  • Open plan living area with kitchen
  • Electric oven with microwave, hob, dishwasher and fridge. TV and WIFI, (plus TV in the main bedroom)
  • All electric
  • Electricity included in the rent
  • Electric under floor heating and electric fire
  • Off road parking
  • Private garden area
  • No smoking
  • Dogs only by special arrangement
  • Good pub within 5 minutes’ walk
  • Village shop a mile down the road
  • Washing machine available in main house by arrangement.
  • Ground floor main bedroom
  • Attic second bedroom
  • Open plan living area with kitchen
  • Electric oven with microwave, hob
  • Dishwasher and fridge
  • TV and WIFI
  • All electric
  • Electricity included in the rent
  • Electric under floor heating and electric fire
  • Off road parking
  • Private garden area
  • No smoking
  • Dogs only by special arrangement
  • Good pub within 5 minutes’ walk
  • Village shop a mile down the road
  • Washing machine available in main house by arrangement
  • Please note: This property is suitable for a family with up to two children over 6 years old only

The property

The Malthouse is a barn conversion completed in 2020 to a high specification.

In times past it was where they prepared the malt for the village brewery.

It is annexed to Fourways, which is a historic thatched house in the centre of the village of Shroton. The Malthouse is ideally suited to a couple wanting a peaceful base for exploring the Dorset countryside or for a family with up to two children over 6 wanting a base for a family holiday. Downstairs it consists of a main bedroom with queen sized bed, a living/dining area with a modern well equipped kitchen, and a shower room with toilet.

A circular staircase leads to an attic bedroom with two full sized single beds.

The Malthouse is totally self contained.

It has under floor electric heating powered by green electricity, with a supplementary electric ‘wood burning’ stove for the colder months. Outside there is off street parking for one car and a separate garden area which basks in the evening sun.

It has a gazebo and garden chairs for your sole use. The Malthouse is in the peaceful village of Shroton (Iwerne Courtney).

The village lies well off the A350 about halfway between the Dorset towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum.

Shroton is a typical North Dorset village of about 400 people, with the renowned Cricketers Pub, local historic church, and a dairy farm selling fresh milk and other locally sourced produce.

Freshly baked bread can be bought from a very well stocked village shop about a mile to the North in Iwerne Minster. The village also has an enthusiastic cricket club with a classic village cricket pitch, nestling under Hambledon Hill which is on the Wessex Ridgeway, a well known walkers’ paradise.

Hambledon Hill has extensive ancient earthworks which have seen human activity for over 5000 years.

Hod Hill, which was a more recent Roman garrison, also provides excellent walking and magnificent views to the Cranborne Chase to the east and the Dorset coast to the south. Within 45 minutes’ drive is the Dorset Jurassic coast with the world famous Studland beach and magnificent coastal walks.

The historic city of Salisbury lies to the north east, and the towns of Poole and Dorchester are also nearby.

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About the location

BLANDFORD FORUM

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

Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to rebuild the town centre with designs from local architects John and William Bastard. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is an annual event held in the first week of May and celebrates its Georgian heritage, with presentations, historical re-enactments and music and dancing. One of the town’s biggest events takes place on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Dorset Steam Fair. A largely colourful festival with over 2,000 exhibits and an old time steam funfair. Offering a wide selection of independent store, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés and a Georgian tearoom. So much to visit within this quaint town and makes for a wonderful tourist attraction, whatever the season.

Region Information

Please note: This property is suitable for a family with up to two children over 6 years old only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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