- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
“Fiona, the owner had left beautiful flowers on the table & wine in the fridge - a lovely touch.”
The studio was clean, comfortable, especially the bed! It was down a quiet lane and was so peaceful. The kitchen had all the amenities and utensils you need. The studio was so cosy, made even more so when we lit the logburner on one chilly evening.
The studio was clean, comfortable, especially the bed! It was down a quiet lane and was so peaceful. The kitchen had all the amenities and utensils you need. The studio was so cosy, made even more so when we lit the logburner on one chilly evening. We had a lovely week. Fiona and Nick greeted us upon our arrival and said goodbye on the day of our departure, and left us to enjoy our holiday, but were within reach if needed. We would definitely recommend this accommodation.- Ms Booth, September 2020
“The booking process was straightforward and the subsequent contact with owner was easy and she was very friendly and supportive prior to and during our weeks stay.”
The cottage is situated at the end of a very quiet lane and is also centrally located to explore the county and has all the basic amenities nearby, as well as Blandford only a short drive away.- Mr Nash, September 2019
“Location, facilities and surrou ndings were perfect for one person and one dog with lots of interesting pla ces to visit within a hour's drive.”
I really hope I can come again __ earlier in the year !!! As I got caught in terrible traffic in Belgium on the way over, it was really late when I got to Shillingstone and since there is no lighting in the lane leading up to the cottage, I had tbe greatest difficulty in finding the place ! Perhaps a tip that there are TWO signs saying No Through Road would be helpful for the next visitor who tries to find it in the dark !!!- Mrs Schlage, September 2019
“Lovely peaceful holiday home in a gorgeous rural setting.”
The owner of the cottage was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.- Mrs Dunn, August 2019
“This is the seventh time I have booked this cottage and it is as welcoming as ever, superb owner and family always there if needed.”
Thoroughly recommended as always.- Mr Mason, September 2018
“Apart from being a compact and comfortable cottage, we were not disturbed at all by the owners and found our stay to be a very pleasant experience.”- Mr Silk, June 2018
“This is a lovely quite cottage and the owners give you lots of privacy, hope to go back again soon.”- Mrs Marshall, May 2018
“If you are looking for peace and quite this it the place to go no traffic nice ...”
If you are looking for peace and quite this it the place to go no traffic nice and clean and with easy reach to all attraction in Dorset with in an hour well worth a visit- Mr Player, May 2018
“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- Mr Bowman, October 2016
“Orchard House Cottage is very comfortable and has a peaceful ambiance.”
The owner is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely, relaxing time here.- Ms Kerr, May 2016
“It was a lovely property in lovely surroundings, and it was lovely and peaceful.”- Mrs Hext, September 2015
“The cottage was a very comfortable base for us to travel from.”
The bed/living room was spacious and very user friendly, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The setting was lovely and the location was excellent for travelling around southern Dorset. All in all, an excellent place to stay - we also had a very warm welcome from the owner when we arrived.- Mrs Hooper, July 2015
“A very nice and comfortable cottage.”
The setting is ideal for a peaceful, quiet holiday. The daily visit from the dog, ducks, rabbits and horse added to the delight. There was lots of walking in the area as well as being within easy reach of places of interest.- Mr Catlow, May 2015
“Delivered what it promised.”
The quality of furnishings and comfort were excellent, it felt as if the owner had given thought to this. It was well equipped and situated and the owner was helpful and unobtrusive.- Mr Beadsworth, January 2015
“The cottage was a winner for us, it delivered everything we wanted and would definitely recommend and return ourselves.”- Mrs Miles, December 2014
“The cottage was self-contained, with all we needed and thanks to the wood burning stove, very cosy.”
The owners made us feel very welcome with a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge and a full basket of logs. There was useful information about facilities and walks in the area. We had just enough attention from the owner (and her dogs) to feel looked after. The pet friendly nature of the place was a definite bonus.- Ms Livingstone, November 2014
“A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.”- Mr Gardner, May 2014
“We really loved this cottage.”
It was exactly what we had hoped for. Very cosy, comfortable bed and arm chairs and in absolutely ideal surroundings. The log burner made the whole atmosphere perfect for a winter weekend away.- Mr Fuller, December 2013
“The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, we felt totally at home as soon as we arrived, and the owner was very welcoming.”- Ms Carson, November 2013
“A very warm welcome from the cottage owner and very friendly family, always polite and cheerful when passing by.”
We were left to our own devices which was excellent although also offered the option of knocking on their door at any time if we required anything. A beautiful environment, quiet and picturesque. We have already recommended this cottage to friends. A lovely peaceful holiday in the heart of beautiful Dorset.- Ms Steedman, September 2013
“The owner was welcoming and friendly.”
It was a peaceful and quiet location. Beautiful walks in the area. The wood burner made the cottage cosy, especially when it rained. Truly relaxing holiday. We would return to The Orchard Cottage.- Mrs Brown, September 2013
“The cottage was safe and peaceful, so therefore it was easy to relax.”
All the main resorts and places of interest for us in Dorset were less than an hour away. We will certainly be booking in again sometime!- Mrs Phillippi, July 2013
“We liked how peaceful it was, the surroundings and the animals.”
The family that own the cottage are lovely.- Mr Clay, May 2013
“We found the cottage attractive and comfortable, nice and warm.”- Mrs Shaw, April 2013
“Very warm and friendly welcome from owner.”
Very relaxing and central for rest of Dorset. Walks straight from the door.- Mrs Morgan, March 2013
“Lovely little romantic getaway.”- Mr Wignall, November 2012
“Wonderfully quiet area.”
Friendly animals. Pretty, a place to rest undisturbed.- Mr Bowsher, October 2012
“This is a very pretty cottage in a peaceful location.”
Everything about the cottage was just right.- Mrs Rosewell, October 2012
“An excellent cottage, in a very quiet part of the village.”
Friendly and welcoming owner. Ideal centre for exploring Dorset. Very friendly animals, liked to be talked to!- Mrs Leighton, September 2012
“The general environment was a delight, and the cottage was lovely.”
I absolutely loved being close to the animals, particularly the very friendly pigs. The hostess was charming and hospitable. Highly recommended for stargazing!- Mrs Cadavieco, September 2012
“A quiet location in very pretty country area, good road connections to beaches in Poole and Bournemouth, and a supermarket and shops within reasonable distance.”
We received a friendly reception too.- Mr Moritz, May 2012
“The cottage was in nice quiet the spot the villagers were friendly, walks from the door step.”
The owners animals, 2 dogs, horse, pigs and chickens, were friendly and a pleasure to watch. Our 2 dogs mixed in very well so a good time was had by all. Must mention the welcome pack very good!- Mr Birch, May 2012
“Everything was better than we had expected - very quiet and comfortable.”
The surroundings were delightful and ideal for our dog.- Mrs Gill, February 2012
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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