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The Mill

Thornicombe near Blandford Saint Mary, Dorset (Ref. 1094782)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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


1 Customer Review

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

    Great location to visit the beaches and activities.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2022


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x king-size with sofa bed
  • 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
  • Note: There is a sofa bed for extra flexibility in one of the bedrooms

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 king-size 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas