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Parkfield Cottage

Sturminster Marshall near Blandford Forum, Dorset (Ref. 931943)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Woolnough

    “The good; location - nice village with two pubs, two shops and whilst it is remote it's actually pretty central to many great days out.”

    The price was also ok, one of the cheaper places. We did have a great holiday. ...

    The price was also ok, one of the cheaper places. We did have a great holiday. The not so good; it is very small for a family of four, we had to spend the evenings in the bedroom or quietly in the cramped living room, whilst the kids went to sleep. It is bit dirty (mouldy bathroom etc) and definitely in need of work doing - just lots of little things that break over the years. As per other reviews the internet is not good and the TV appears to have a broken speaker (I changed the audio to only use one otherwise it was tinny and horrible!). It also felt overlooked. The bad - the kids bedroom had a broken velux window, we were forewarned and told it had now got plastic covering it, but on arrival I was pretty shocked that there were large shards of glass easily in reach of small fingers. The plastic covering was not rigid plastic and held down badly by tape. I personally think it's not unacceptable to not either a) remove all shards of glass or b) cover with rigid plastic or wood.

The property

This compact and cosy, detached restored barn is set in the grounds of the owner's cottage in the attractive East Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall.

The imaginative conversion features a lovely, bright double bedroom with a charming beamed and vaulted ceiling and an en-suite bathroom.

From here, a glazed door opens out onto your private, south-facing patio, a sunny place to relax over a cup of coffee while you plan your day's activities.

In the evening, after your busy day out, treat yourselves to some good food and real ales at the nearby local pub.

You can then return to your comfortable cottage where you can snuggle up in front of the warming woodburning stove.

You're not short of things to do from this charming cottage; within two miles is the Iron Age fort at Badbury Rings giving panoramic views of the Dorset countryside and nearby is the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.

Take a fascinating boat trip around Poole Harbour and its islands or explore the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast from Poole towards Weymouth and beyond.

Have a relaxing day and browse the colourful array of stalls at the famous three day market at Wimborne Minster, or take the gentle drive up through Blandford Forum and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Blackmore Vale, beloved by Thomas Hardy.

A delightful, bijou cottage offering a comfy and cosy holiday base at any time of the year.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x eaves mezzanine 2'6" child's twin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio and small lawned area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The River Winterborne flows through the garden, although often drying up in the summer, young children should be supervised
  • Note: The only bathroom is the en-suite to the double
  • Note: The first floor bedroom has no door, limited head height and is a mezzanine situated above the sitting room making it only suitable for children
  • Note: Max
  • 2 adults and 2 children.

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About the location


Wimborne Minster 5.5 miles; Blandford Forum 7miles; Poole 8 miles.

The east Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall, on the banks of the River Stour, is the ideal base for a holiday within easy driving distance of some of England’s finest beaches. The village boasts three pubs, a farm shop, golf course, village shop, including a pharmacy and Post Office, and a parish church. At the end of the village on the banks of the river stands White Mill, a former mill, now owned by the National Trust and open at weekends in the summer months. To get to the mill you have to cross the medieval arched White Mill Bridge, the oldest bridge in Dorset. You can sit here and picnic on the riverbank in one of the most beautiful corners of rural Dorset. An easy drive takes you to historic Wimborne Minster with its popular antique market, the Georgian town of Blandford Forum or magnificent Poole harbour where you can take one of the regular boat trips around the islands. Alternatively, enjoy the coastal route towards Swanage or to Weymouth. The village makes an interesting base from which to explore this beautiful area.

Region Information

Note: Max. 2 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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