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The Mill

(Ref. 1094782)

Thornicombe near Blandford Saint Mary, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved it, a really well appointed and equipped cottage in a lovely spot."

    It was great for our dog having a large secure grassed area for her to run in. I met both Neil & Sharon who are really lovely and keen to make sure everything was ok for us to have a fantastic time, which we did. Have already recommended it and will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very nice property, well equipped, good location, hot tub is an added bonus"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We've had a very comfortable, friendly stay."

    Lovely to wake up and see the horses in their paddocks. Hot tub an added bonus. Ideally situated to explore Poole and surrounding area as well as Shaftesbury and Dorchester. Everything was provided that we could have needed. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable home from home Sharon and Neil were very welcoming."

    Near to everything we required eg shopping and places to visit

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Generally a nice place in quiet surroundings although a busy yard due to it being on a working livery."

    Your private courtyard garden has a lovely hot tub, both could have done with a better clean, on the outside of the hot tub and floor of the courtyard. The stairs have a twist in them and the shower is in the bath. So if you had mobility issues then the place is not for you. The bathroom would have been better with just a walk-in shower. One morning we didn’t have any hot water. This was reported and fixed quickly. We sat there for an hour waiting for someone to fix it. Whatever the problem we was not told it had been fixed. On the day of departure, maintenance people were in the property as we were loading the car. We found this rather rude and should’ve waited until we had left. No fire instructions but we did find a fire blanket and extinguisher in a kitchen cupboard. On the whole we enjoyed our stay, the place being new and a year old. Just those pointers for improvement. We would consider returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2023

  • "The Mill is a hidden gem."

    It was perfect for us and the dog, with many accessible walks including the North Dorset Trailway. Conveniently located not too far away from the coast and other attractions. The Hot Tub is a bonus when coming back from a long day out.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you so much Sharon and Neil,we had a lovely relaxing holiday,a beautiful ..."

    Thank you so much Sharon and Neil,we had a lovely relaxing holiday,a beautiful place to stay,calm and relaxing, highly recommend you,will love to come back again

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The host was very welcoming and had left us a little arrival pack which was a lovely touch."

    The property was clean and fresh but at the same time cosy and homely.The hot tub was a real treat and we loved getting in to it in the evening for a chill in our private little courtyard not being overlooked. There was a perfect doggy field for toileting and another lovely field for the kids to run around in. The Mill was in a perfect location a few minutes drive from the nearest town, and near lots of walks and only half hour from the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back as we love that area of the country and great to find somewhere that's also perfect for our dog that isn't too keen on others.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, real home from home & more."

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely recently converted barn, very well converted excellent finish."

    Hot tub was a bonus, been nice if more local to pubs nearest pub 3 miles away but was very good. Nice quiet relaxing break, owners should be very proud of what they have.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Apr 2023

  • "The Cottage was lovely."

    Even better than it looks in the photos. Comfortable, cosy, had every facility you needed for a good stay. The hot tub is a lovely relaxing luxury too. Lovely play area for kids, and enclosed area for dogs too. The owner was really nice and helpful too. We really enjoyed our week and didn’t want to come home, we’ll definitely be returning to the Mill in the future.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Mill."

    It’s a beautiful property and even more so than the pictures! The cottage was extremely clean and well fitted out. We really appreciated the effort made to accommodate a baby - a full sized cot (not a travel cot!) and a high chair. And of course being dog friendly was a huge bonus - and there was even a dog paddock for him to run around in! The hot tub was great too of course. The property is well located to explore the local area. We would definitely stay again if we’re in the area!

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Feb 2023

  • "Well thought out property, plenty of room."

    Useful outside enclosed area for our dog.In a good location to visit many of Dorset's inland and sea side sights and scenery The hot tub is an added luxury .Would use again.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was a perfect stay had everything we needed, the facilities were excellent."

    It was extremely clean and a really lovely setting, the outdoor toys and paddock for the boys was a really nice touch. We would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a really great time staying at The Mill."

    My kids enjoyed the hot tub. It was very clean and well equipped. I think the only things that were missing was a t-towel in the kitchen and a hairdryer. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful homely property, the owners have thought of everything to make the stay easier."

    Great location to visit the beaches and activities.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x twin bedroom (2 singles)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture, hot tub and barbecue
  • Shared grounds with play area and separate enclosed grass area for dogs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.8 miles

The property

Blandford Saint Mary 2.6 miles.

The Mill is a charming barn conversion situated in Thornicombe near Blandford Saint Mary.

Offering dog-friendly accommodation for families or couples in Dorset, this lovely cottage is surrounded by countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with off-road parking and an enclosed private courtyard with hot tub, it's perfect for all ages.

Be welcomed into the bright and airy hallway where boots can be kicked off after a day full of exploration, the living room on your left offers plush seating set in front of the TV for relaxing afternoons.

Whilst the kitchen/diner combines a classic country style with quality appliances, including a built-in electric oven, hob, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Enjoy evening meals inside or on the barbecue in your private, enclosed courtyard for alfresco dining on summer evenings.

As night falls, retreat upstairs to unwind in the well-appointed bathroom with a bath and shower over, before choosing between two bedrooms, one with a Juliet balcony overlooking the picturesque courtyard.

With the best of Dorset's country and coast within easy reach, choose The Mill for your next rural getaway.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1062033 and 1097275, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

Sparrowbush Farm Cottages

Sparrowbush Farm Cottages consists of three attractive barn conversions resting in Thornicombe near the village of Blandford St Mary, Dorset. This collection offers pet-friendly accommodation, off-road parking, high-quality kitchen appliances, private outdoor seating areas, and hot tubs in two properties, The Mill and Threshing Barn. There are shared grounds with play activities and a separate, enclosed grass area for dogs. Superbly located, you can wander through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop off at historic sites such as the National Trust's White Mill, or make your way to the Jurassic Coast. If you don't fancy cooking, there are a selection of nearby eateries including the Charlton Inn for classic pub grub, a variety of pubs and restaurants in Blandford St Mary including Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant, or stop for breakfast at Marcia's farm shop and café just a short drive away. Explore the nearby town of Blandford Forum where you can walk the North Dorset Trailway Blandford, discover local heritage at The Blandford Town Museum, and play golf at Ashley Wood Golf Club, or perhaps make your way to Poole for the quayside Poole Museum, a boat trip to the National Trust Brownsea Island, and Sandbanks Beach, a popular spot for sunbathers and kitesurfing. Be sure to trek the coastal path along the Jurassic Coast where iconic sights such as Durdle Door and the idyllic Lulworth Cove await. Other notable attractions include Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and the Great Dorset Steam Fair which is held at the end of August. Thrill seekers will also want to visit the nearby Extreme Sports home to quad biking, paint balling, obstacle course and more! Choose Sparrowbush Farm Cottages for an unforgettable staycation in Dorset.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Blandford Forum 0.5 miles; Poole 13.3 miles; Bournemouth 19.1 miles

The village of Blandford Saint Mary rests on the River Stour, in the sought-after county of Dorset. The village lies opposite the Georgian town of Blandford Forum, which boats historical architecture and hosts a brewery for a unique tour. For your convenience there are a great selection of pubs to enjoy home-cooked meals and local ales, as well as a supermarket and convenience stores to stock up on the essentials. Visit Poole, Dorset and explore the rich history and natural beauty of the area. There are several attractions including the National Trust - Brownsea Island, Hamworthy Park, Poole Museum and more. The coastline and beaches are also a major attraction and perfect for a day out. Venture further afield to the seaside town of Bournemouth, which hosts a number of great attractions, including Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Upper Gardens, Queen's Park, and Bournemouth Beach. The town is also a great place to shop, eat, and drink. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to choose from, as well as a variety of shops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas