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Oke Apple Cottage

(Ref. 20119)

Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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84 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage for exploring Dorset, great for a short break."

    It was warm, clean and comfortable with lovely views and the owners and their dogs were friendly and welcoming.

    Thank you so much. We’re glad you enjoyed yourselves for the few days you were here. Hope we might see you again. Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a quiet location with lovely grounds."

    Wake up to the sound of a woodpecker, robin and goldfinches to name a few. The large enclosed garden is mainly set to lawn and ideal for our cockapoo puppy who when we got home missed the freedom of not being on a lead. The owners Fee & Simon were very friendly and helpful and even offered us the use of the electric car charger. They have dogs of their own and left us a towel, poo bags and dog bowl to use. The village itself has a selection of pubs and a post office village stores. We used our drone in the garden and have sent the owners some lovely photos of their cottage and house. We would recommend this for a couple who like peace and quiet. A car is essential as it is a bit remote but we enjoyed this. We travelled to RSPB Arne, Weymouth, Nat Trust Kingston Lacey, Pallington Lakes (worth a visit) Blandfold Forum, Ferndown, Lulworth & Wareham so there are plenty of places to visit within 50 mile radius. Our thanks to Fee & Simon who helped make our stay perfect.

    Thank you for that lovely feedback. We’re so pleased that you and Bella enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks for the photographs. Hopefully we will see you again. Kind regards, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful accommodation- lovely grounds and so relaxing."

    Simon and Fee made us extremely welcome and were available if needed but were not at all intrusive. We all had a fantastic break, even Pate (our dog) he made great friends with the owners dog and was made as welcome as we were, thank you so much for such an enjoyable few days

    Thank you so much. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that Pate had such fun with Beano! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful location, peaceful with bird song every morning."

    Comfortable bed, warm bedroom. Ideal for us, quiet and cosy. Friendly owners.

    Thank you so much. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine3.4Feb 2024

  • "Absolute gem, super little cottage, very comfortable, beautiful location situated in the owners grounds, has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, we were able to let our little Yorkshire terrier outside happily."

    We only stayed 5 nights, however it exceeded our expectations and would love to have stayed longer and hope to return.

    Thank you so much. We’re delighted you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again Best wishes Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely property for 1-2 people."

    Comfortable and light, with wonderful views, and little or no traffic noise. Simon and Fee are the perfect hosts - helpful and friendly, but not intrusive. Towns like Blandford Forum and Sherborne are close by, and the sea isn't that far away either! I came for a short break to destress and "take a breath", and this is the perfect place. I will certainly be back! Highly recommended

    Thank you for your kind review. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself and had a good break. We look forward to seeing you again. Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, perfect for a peaceful and relaxing week."

    Our hosts, Fee and Simon, were charming. We certainly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you ! We’re so glad you enjoyed yourselves . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely idyllic."

    Set on a slight rise close to Okeford Fitzpaine, Oak Apple Cottage is surrounded by glorious countryside, ideal for walking and exploring. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with open plan living, dining and dining. We were made to feel very welcome by Fee and Simon and their 3 canine companions who occasionally came to check that Rufus, our dog, was behaving himself. Having the use of the natural swimming pond was an absolute treat and a wonderful way to start the day. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Nov 2023

  • "We cannot rate this property or its owners more highly."

    The cottage was spotless, cosy and Fee was very welcoming and keen for us to feel at home. There were poo bags and dog towels for our dog. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was situated in very lovely rural surroundings and we look forward to visiting again.

    Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again Best wishes, Fee Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable, very easy, and perfect for a short getaway for some cycling and walking."

    Thank you Fee and Simon.

    So glad you enjoyed your brief stay. Hope you can come back for longer next time. Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in beautiful surroundings with charming owners."

    Thoroughly recommend this cottage for a relaxing break.

    Thank you so much. We loved having you and Beano loved Bob! Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lance4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable the location was excellent with plenty of places to visit."

    The property was very peaceful and had very relaxing holiday. The owner Fee was very friendly and available if needed.would recommend.

    Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope your drive back wasn’t too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very pleasant and helpful owners.

    Thank you so much. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2023

  • "Staying in Oke Apple cottage was delightful."

    We really enjoyed our week there. After a day out and about it was very relaxing to come back to. It was very well equipped and comfortable. The view from the patio down to the pond was idyllic. The only thing I think I need to mention is the small fridge but that is only because I got carried away in the M&S food hall and had difficulty getting all our goodies in. We also realised that food supplies were close at hand and hadn't needed to stock up. We would definitely stay at the cottage again.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourselves and we very much look forward to seeing you again. ( you could always use our fridge as overflow!) Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is well equipped and very clean and in a very good decorative order."

    The instructions as to the location were very good.For a short break in a very quiet location, I can thoroughly recommend a stay.For us the drive to the coast (Abbotsbury) was a little lengthy.We visited Stourhead for the second time .Shaftesbury is also very worth a visit.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed your short time with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a most wonderful week at the cottage."

    The owners were charming, the cottage was very comfortable and the land scape was beautiful with magnificent trees and bushes full of birds and butterflies. The donkeys were very friendly, we loved it all.

    Thank you so much. We’re so pleased you enjoyed yourselves , and Blackie too. We hope we might see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean and fresh, super comfortable bed and linen. Peaceful and tranquil setting with lovely views of the garden and the open countryside beyond. The property has a wild swimming pond in the garden which on hot days is ideal. The owners were always on hand but not intrusive, making our short-stay, stress-free and enjoyable. There are nearby local facilities within walking distance so, all in all, I would thoroughly recommend anyone wanting some perfect rest and relaxation!

    Thank you Carol. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you Fee & Co for the MOST relaxing, restorative, peaceful, tranquil, stunning, beautiful & MUCH NEEDED break."

    The cottage is an absolute perfect place for a mini or long break …. Wonderful surroundings, lovely hosts, human & non-human (!) & gorgeous location. We Loved every second & were happy to just purely relax around the cottage & the perfect gardens ….. there is no need to go anywhere else …. Plenty of walks & nearby shops if needed. Just truly, totally, completely, utterly & entirely PERFECT! we have recommended Oakeapple Cottage to all our friends & family! Thank you Fee & Friends. Rob & Jen x

    Thanks so much for your glowing review! So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and Bodie too, Hope to see you again. Best wishes from both of us and Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Best cottage we have had."

    Lovely surroundings and cottage. Owners friendly and available but left us to our own devices. Which we appreciated. We were disappointed to have to leave early for a family bereavement. Would not hesitate to recommend this place to others looking for a relaxing country escape.

    Thank you for your kind words. We were so sorry you had to leave early for such a sad reason. We hope you will return. Kind regards, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage and location were both lovely."

    The only things we felt could be improved is a handrail in the shower room as being registered disable the thought of slipping prevented me from having a shower without the worry of slipping over. Also we found on arrival that the drinking cups were dirty which we highlighted to the hosts. Although the male host was friendly and welcoming the lady host never enquired on my wife’s welfare and made no attempt to ask on her welfare during our stay. This we found most unusual.

    We are sorry that your stay at okeapple cottage did not live up to your expectations. I apologise for the oversight on the coffee stained mugs, which, of course I immediately replaced. I was away for 4 days during your stay but when I returned I checked with my husband that all was well and he reassured me that he thought it was. Although we do stress that the cottage is all on one level, we do not advertise that it has all the necessary aids for disabled guests. We are always very happy to address any issues that might arise during our guests stay with us. We hope your journey back to Eastbourne went smoothly. Kind regards, Fee and Simon Allen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2023

  • "A very friendly couple who made us most welcome."

    We are likely to return.

    Thank you so much. Sorry to be late in responding. We hope to see you again. Regards, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable, extremely clean and maintained accommodation."

    Cosy for 2 and one furry family member. Excellent home from home facilities. Lovely to have the friendly owner on site, should we required anything. As we were mobility impaired guests, some of the facilities and accessibilities needed a few adaptations. These were easily achieved and the owner was extremely helpful. The big plus was the peaceful surroundings which were only enhanced by the views. Just perfect for a relaxing break away from the busy rat race of everyday life. Perfect! "Oh, and we just fell in love with Blossom, the friendly little terrier that popped in from time to time to check that we were having a good time" :)

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    It was a perfect base for us as we had family close by to visit. We would definitely recommend Oak Apple Cottage for a peaceful break.

    Thank you so much, sorry for late response. Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice accommodation in beautiful setting with very nice hosts."

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2022

  • "The cottage and location was perfect."

    Mr & Mrs Allen were very welcoming and we would thoroughly recommend this holiday property. Thank you.

    Thank you so much. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Sorry for the late response. Best wishes, Fee and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage, just what we required."

    Friendly hosts, what more could you want.

    So glad you enjoyed staying in the cottage . Good luck with your building project! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful setting for a holiday cottage, in the grounds of a large thatched period farmhouse with rambling roses everywhere."

    The holiday was perfect for us and, although compact, everything is well laid out and in very good condition. The views of the countryside, picturesque redeed lily pond and the donkeys were a pleasure to look out on. All this, plus very helpful, thoughtful and friendly owners. We will book again for next August as soon as we have dates for the piano course I was attending at Bryanston School.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Thank you for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley3.8Jul 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, very clean and comfortable , most friendly welcome ."

    All we could ask for in a holiday cottage . Fantastic location and the villagers were very friendly . Great walks straight from the cottage .m

    Thank you so much . We loved having you to stay, and so glad you enjoyed yourselves . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Jun 2022

  • "Loved the position on the edge of this small village,hospitality was 1st class,2 ..."

    Loved the position on the edge of this small village,hospitality was 1st class,2 towns close by with historical connections,and within easy driving distance of Dorset coast,would love to visit again

    Thanks so much, we enjoyed having you and Betty! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Stayed Monday-Friday on arrival we were shown around the accommodation which was very clean and tidy ."

    It is very peaceful and pleasant surroundings would recommend if you want a quiet relaxing getaway. Had a lovely relaxing time, enjoyed feeding the 2 donkeys and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "An idyllic cosy cottage, well equipped."

    Wonderful hosts. So tranquil and away from all the hustle and bustle. Amazing.

    Thank you so much, I do hope you can come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "My husband & i had a pleasant stay."

    We had everything that we needed. The holiday was so relaxing & peaceful and being able to say HELLO to the donkeys was a pleasure. We would love to come again in the near future.

    Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you again, as would the donkeys! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Apr 2022

  • "The accommodation was delightful and suited our needs perfectly."

    In fact the description and picture of the cottage did not do it justice. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful. It was an ideal position from which to explore a beautiful part of Dorset and see places we had not previously visited - although the road signage often left much to be desired! We would love to return there.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2021

  • "From the outside the cottage looks the same as the website images; that’s as far as it goes."

    The whole property smells damp. The furniture or bed are not as pictured, it is extremely tired, musty and uncomfortable. The owners live next door and frequently walk between their house and their garage passing by the cottage, this is exasperated by the fact there are no voiles or nets at the Windows, even in the bedroom and bathroom, so you have very little privacy. The owners dogs roam at will and you are greeted by a sign saying they will “visit” you in the cottage. We came home after just one night as it was so bad and have asked for a refund. Sykes have yet to address this

    It is very disappointing, after so many excellent reviews, to learn that you had not enjoyed your stay. We are very sorry that the cottage failed to meet your expectations. We take all feedback very seriously and we have carefully addressed each of the comments. We have taken updated photographs and will submit them for publication as soon as possible. The single mattress has been replaced, there is a new microwave and also a new rug. Furthermore, we are in the process of running up a set of net curtains to complement the existing ones, in order to protect our guests modesty. However the cottage sits within the grounds of our home and we occasionally need to visit the freezer in the garage and do some gardening to keep the outside looking tidy. This activity is kept to a minimum. We are always on hand to deal with any issues that might arise and it is a shame that none of these points was brought to our attention. Nevertheless, we are not complacent; negative feedback is even more important to us than positive feedback and we do our best to keep our guests happy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa1.3Aug 2021

  • "Nice clean and comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    The owner was helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2021

  • "The setting of Oke Apple Cottage was idyllic."

    The countryside was beautiful and we were able to visit many lovely Dorset attractions from our base in Okeford Fitzpaine. A thoroughly relaxing fortnight.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jul 2021

  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived."

    It is a pretty cottage, with roses around the property, and the bedroom particularly has been updated. It is peaceful and in a beautiful setting. The owners were very pleasant, greeted us on arrival and departure. The photographs do not do this property justice. It is an ideal getaway.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful setting in beautiful countryside."

    Excellent hosts and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2021

  • "This was our third visit to this cottage - absolutely perfect for any couple desiring complete peace and quiet in the country at any time of year."

    The owners were extremely helpful and attentive - always available to help and asking whether we had any additional requirements. But we didn't - everything was perfect, exactly as it said on the tin. We would rate the property very highly and recommend it to anyone. Ian & Jennifer Charlton Oxfordshire

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful location and accommodation."

    Owners were extremely approachable

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our hosts has been fantastic."

    They have given us alot of pointers about places to go for walks and also good dog friendly pubs to visit. The cottage was super comfortable and very well equipped. Great holiday overall.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Okeapple Cottage in Dorset - No doubt we will return again !"

    ! It meets ALL expectations and more. Perfectly maintained and fitted out, everything one could possibly want. Ideal situation . No inquisitive humans, only dogs, donkeys and squirrels...Any problems that may arise (highly unlikely) will be sorted out in an instant by the proprietor who only lives a stone's throw away. Heating works perfectly in cold weather, excellent WiFi/internet connections...what more could anyone ask.

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments on your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a well equipped cottage in a good location."

    It is quiet and in the countryside which is what I wanted. I had a lovely week visiting National Trust property and the coast and the cottage was a pleasure to come back to each evening.

    It was lovely to see you again and thank you so much for your kind comments. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was everything that we hoped for."

    Very clean and comfortable. The owner was helpful and friendly. The surrounding area around the cottage was really beautiful. If we plan to stay in the area again we would certainly go back to Oke Apple Cottage. Definitely recommended.

    Rather belatedly, thank you so much for your very kind comments. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay, and hope we can welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2020

  • "Nice quiet location for relaxing and experiencing village life, great host would definitely reccommend"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    The owners are so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and we hope to go back again one day.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2020

  • "Welcoming hostess to greet us."

    Peaceful and relaxing surroundings. First class accommodation .

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the location of this property, Fi the owner was very welcoming, we enjoyed watching the donkeys in the fields adjoining the property and would have to say that the bed was the most comfortable we have slept in a holiday rental."

    We did however have one negative with reference to taking our dog which was partly our fault for not reading the full terms and conditions, reading clause 7a after receiving the full information when we had paid in full we realised that we were not allowed to leave our dog in the property alone at any time, after realising this we decided against taking our dog as it would have been to restrictive as we like to eat out and this would have prevented this, I feel that this particular restriction should be highlighted on the page that states pets welcome for example with a note “see clause 7a” This would put me off using Sykes Cottages again unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Oct 2019

  • "A well equipped cottage in a good location."

    The owner was very welcoming. I shall certainly visit it again.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2019

  • "We spent ten days at Oake Apple Cottage and cannot recommend it highly enough."

    Ideally situated for touring around the area and only half an hour by road to the coast - Bournemouth and Poole. The cottage was spotlessly clean throughout - and Fee (as the owner) couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and efficient in ensuring we had everything we needed. We have NO hesitation in giving this property a five star rating - and we will have NO hesitation in booking again. Absolutely superb. Peaceful - quiet and beautifully sited on the outskirts of a small Dorset village. A BIG thank you to Fee - the property is a credit to you !!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2019

  • "A very clean cottage and easy to find our little dog loved the owners dog ..."

    A very clean cottage and easy to find our little dog loved the owners dog next door everything was just perfect a big thank you Mr Buckingham Sep 2019

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful two week stay at Oke Apple Cottage."

    The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully decorated with stunning views of the surrounding hills, countryside and the swimming pond. It was the perfect break for two 30 something city workers who needed some rest and relaxation. Our dog, a greyhound, also loved his stay, it is a very dog-friendly property. Not only was there lots of space outside for him but next door were two large fields where he could run for ages. We had fresh eggs which were delicious and loved the village shop which is a ten minute walk away. Near by are many pubs, restaurants and of course Dorset’s beautiful beaches. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a perfect and peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2019

  • "Dog on lead ."

    Not dog recomended too many animalls .cream carpets a no no

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay. We do ask in the property description that dogs are kept on a lead onsite as we do have livestock in the grounds of the cottage. The property has wooden floor throughout apart from the bedroom which has a cream carpet. Sykes Cottages booking conditions advise that whilst pets are most welcome at the property they aren't allowed in the bedrooms during any holiday rental. Property Owner

    Reviewed by pamela4.7Aug 2019

  • "We cannot rate Okeapple Cottage and the surrounding gardens, etc."

    too highly - ten out of ten is too certainly exceeds 100%. We have had many previous country and seaside cottage holidays but this was far and away the best we have ever experienced. ( Once we had found the venue of course ! Road works even defied the SatNav...) The setting was so peaceful and everything about the cottage was perfect....ideal for two old folks like us or possibly for two honeymooners looking to get away from it all.!! Thank you very much Mr & Mrs Allen, we would certainly hope to return next spring. Ian & Jennifer Charlton, Oxfordshire

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2019

  • "The setting of the cottage was much more beautiful than it appeared on the photographs."

    There was a gorgeous view and it was a lovely relaxing place to be. The owners were extremely helpful but in no way intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Z5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent hospitality."

    ... Great walking country

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2019

  • "This comfortable cottage is set in lovely Dorset scenery and is in 5 minutes drive of Okeford Fitzpaine village shop for daily papers and groceries."

    The Royal Oak pub there does lunches. To be picky we missed a toast rack, also a towel rail by the sink in the bathroom would be nice.

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2019

  • "Absolutely no Sirens , no Motor Bike roar, no traffic noise at all ."

    Peace at last. Starry nights ,Bird song all day ,even heard a Cuckoo, the owners who live nearby,available if required, scenery worth looking at all day. Tips . Ensure that you take a Tin Opener , Tea Strainer if you like proper tea. Essentials such as Bread, Milk ,and your preferred breakfast bevs', and a Map of Dorset if you haven't got Satnav.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "Loved it. Beautiful setting, got the peace and quiet I needed."

    Very cosy cottage with everything there, including a bowl and towel for my dog. Couldn't have asked for more. Will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2018

  • "We found it a good base to explore this part of Dorset we found it idealwhich we have not done before."

    It is a quite location just out of the village

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2018

  • "Oke Apple Cottage was great."

    the owners were very helpful and made us very welcome. We were perfectly placed for exploring the Dorset coast and the swimming pond was fab. A beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage all you need and more."

    Facilities excellent and hosts welcoming. Cottage set in peaceful surroundings with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Stef5.0Aug 2018

  • "Location was superb with fantastic views"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Celebrated my 80th birthday with a week staying at this very comfortable cottage, with beautiful views."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this for couples of ant age., it’s even dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jul 2018

  • "Oke Apple Cottage was one of the best we have stayed in."

    The welcome by owners (plus dogs) was very informative about the cottage and the local area. The cottage had all the facilities we required for a very enjoyable week. Would recommend to friends and family who would like to stay in a first class cottage.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great quiet location and comfortable place to stay."

    Our dog found some friends in the garden and an ideal location for visiting villages etc.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2018

  • "Super cottage in tranquil surroundings."

    A real retreat in a beautiful part of the world should you want to escape or explore. We could have happily based ourselves here and walked in a different direction every day. So comfortable with lovely soft furnishings but practical too if you have a dog. Kitchen well equipped. Super shower. Nothing too much trouble from hosts. We will be returning very soon. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2018

  • "We had an amazing break ."

    Beautiful surroundings and the sounds of birds cows chickens donkeys and the occasional tractor. Like going back in time. Lovely hosts. Great comfortable cottage a home from home. We loved it. Graham Denise and gem from West Sussex.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2018

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday."

    Everything was as described. Mrs Ford was always available if needed and was very nice. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2017

  • "A perfect quiet getaway within easy driving distance to lots of holiday spots."

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Aug 2017

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Mr. & Mrs. Allen were very friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2017

  • "What a lovely place to stay, when you look out of the window, you see ducks on the pond, and 2 donkeys, walking around, all in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Denise4.8Apr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage situated in an area of outstanding beauty."

    Ideal retreat or base for walking and exploring the Dorset countryside.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.8Mar 2017

  • "The cottage was set in a very quiet location with beautiful surroundings close enough to local amenities village shop and post office."

    Blandford Forum town was not far away 10 minute drive worth a visit. Overall it was a very pleasant holiday will certainly like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Roger4.6Nov 2016

  • "A lovely peaceful hideaway with comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by Jane4.2Nov 2016

  • "It was very clean."

    Comfortable. Cosy Set in beautiful surroundings Highly recommend

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2016

  • "Cottage was well equipped, clean and an ideal quiet location."

    Only slight disappointment was that Wi-Fi was ineffective. However in some ways this added to the tranquillity and remoteness of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Sep 2016

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location and I will definitely go back again :)"

    Reviewed by Lesa5.0Sep 2016

  • "This was an exceptional cottage, with everything we could possible want, and so spacious."

    The grounds were beautiful and extensive, and so lovely to see the animals in the lower field. We WILL come again please! Regards, Brian and Wendy, and Millie

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2016

  • "Sometimes when you have a holiday you come back more tired than when you went,but not here."

    I have never been more relaxed in my life! We will definitely book the cottage again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carreen5.0Aug 2016

  • "Very nice owners who were very helpful."

    Quiet location and attractive setting.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2016

  • "Brilliant location, lovely cottage - one of the best holidays we have had."

    Owners very helpful and friendly. Loved the swimming pond and animals.

    Reviewed by Lori5.0Aug 2016

  • "The property is in a quiet, peaceful location, yet only around 25 miles from Bournemouth thus making access to attractions fairly easy."

    Mr. and Mrs.Allen made us very welcome and we appreciated the quietness of the property in the evening, after completing our explorations of the surrounding countryside.

    5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect fire.
  • Storage radiators with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared rear lawned garden with private patio and furniture
  • Shared use of swimming pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times due to livestock)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The owner has 3 dogs and there are donkeys and chickens on site
  • This property does not accept children under the age of 8

The property

Okeford Fitzpaine 0.7 miles. A delightful single-storey barn conversion, set in the grounds of the owners' 17th century thatched cottage, deep in the North Dorset countryside and close to the village of Okeford Fitzpaine, 2 miles from Sturminster Newton.

Furnished and equipped to a high standard, this Dorset holiday cottage offers couples a perfect romantic, rural retreat.

The Okeford Fitzpaine holiday cottage accommodation provides bright and cheerful open plan living, kitchen and dining areas, leading into the attractive bedroom, which offers flexible accommodation of either two single beds or a super king-size bed.

From the kitchen, patio doors open out onto a private terrace with lovely views towards the adjacent farmland.

Once outside the cottage, how about a swim in the attractive swimming pond, a lovely way to either start or end your day at this Dorset holiday cottage?

The local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers superb walks, and you will be rewarded with fine views across the Blackmore Vale from the wonderful Bulbarrow Hill, one of Dorset's highest points, just a short drive from your Dorset holiday cottage.

There is an abundance of attractions to suit all tastes easily accessed from this Dorset holiday cottage, including ancient Sherborne, historic Shaftesbury, Stourhead House and gardens, as well as Dorset's magnificent Jurassic Coast.

A peaceful, rural Dorset holiday cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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About the location


Sturminster Newton 4 miles.

Surrounded by a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Okeford Fitzpaine boasts a local shop and pub, with further shopping facilities at nearby Sturminster Newton. The small market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six arch 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation for those who damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage coastline is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!

Note: This property does not accept children under the age of 8.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas