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Orchard House Cottage

Shillingstone near Sturminster Newton, Dorset (Ref. 12593)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Anthony B
    October 2016
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    Very well presented to a high standard little cottage in the grounds of the owners property ...
    Very well presented to a high standard little cottage in the grounds of the owners property. Very good kitchen with everything that you could need for your stay. Everywhere was clean and tidy and well presented. The owners are very nice and can't do enough to make your stay a pleasant one . This was an excellent base to explore the Jurassic coast, south Dorset ,Poole with many things to do all year round. It was always nice to get back to the log fire at the end of the day. TONY & FLO BOWMAN DEVON


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

This well-presented detached studio barn conversion is tucked away in the grounds of the owner's period cottage, with geese and chickens as your neighbours, in a rural location on the edge of the North Dorset village of Shillingstone.

This cosy single-storey cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped, including a warming woodburning stove, making this an ideal romantic retreat.

The cottage offers open plan studio-style living, dining and sleeping areas creating a light and airy interior, with a separate kitchen and shower room.

Outside, the private patio area provides a great place to unwind after your day's exploring.

From this romantic cottage you can gently stroll the well-marked village footpaths, then sample real ales at the local pub or take a trip to the fascinating towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne, both offering a wealth of quaint shops, and plenty of places to eat out.

Alternatively, a visit to Dorset's scenic Jurassic Coast, an easy drive, is not to be missed.

A superb, cosy, romantic cottage offering a year-round holiday base.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, sitting area and dining area with woodburning stove and French doors to patio. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen area.


  • Electric wall convector heater with woodburning stove and heated towel rail
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead due to livestock
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has 2 dogs and there are geese, chickens, pigs and horses close by.

About the location


Sturminster Newton 4 miles; Blandford Forum 5.5 miles.

The friendly village of Shillingstone can be found beside River Stour, in the heart of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, only a short drive from the bustling Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. Once on the Somerset and Dorset railway line, the village is proud of its beautifully restored station. Locally there are a wealth of well marked footpaths, criss-crossing the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the local pub welcoming you with refreshments after your stroll. Within easy reach are the ancient towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne, whilst the scenic Dorset Jurassic Coast is also easily accessible. An attractive Dorset village providing a rural base from which to explore this lovely area at any time of the year.

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