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Applecake Cottage

West Stour, Dorset (Ref. 1080092)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a cosy comfortable house in a quiet location."

    It’s not big, but the owners have made it very comfortable and we found it to be very well equipped. There was a lovely welcome pack including flowers and Prosecco. There is lots to do in the area and useful information in the house about walks. We had a great meal at the pub in the village- great food and friendly service.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "We loved the cottage and enjoyed exploring the area."

    The welcome pack in the cottage was lovely and much appreciated and the cottage was very comfortable and clean. We had a lovely time on our first visit to this area.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x 4ft double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with WC
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for maximum of 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden patio with terraced seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: No children under 5
  • Note: between October and March this property has a maximum occupancy of 4.

The property

Resting in the quaint village of West Stour, nestled on the borders of Somerset and Dorset, lies this delightful, end-of-terrace property, Applecake Cottage.

Enjoying a great location near to Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Stourhead, this charming abode welcomes families and groups of five seeking a picturesque country break.

Internally, the well-equipped kitchen/diner provides you with everything you need to prepare delicious meals for your group, while the quaint sitting room has an electric fire and a Smart TV, allowing you to catch up on your favourite shows.

Upstairs plays host to three well-presented bedrooms, including the master with king-size bed and en-suite shower room, while there is also a double and a 4ft double, which is suitable for only one person.

Each of the bedrooms benefit from refreshing colour palettes and there is a bathroom to serve them, complete with bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

Step outside and spend a moment within the enclosed garden, offering a patio and a slightly elevated area with table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining.

West Stour is a charming village home to a rustic country gastropub, The Ship Inn, where you can enjoy a night away from the kitchen, a café and a local convenience store for picking up any essentials.

Lovely Gillingham is just over two miles away, which offers coffee shops, restaurants and pubs to dine in, Gillingham also plays host to an interesting museum.

The surrounding area is filled with natural beauty, providing plenty of scenic walking and cycling trails to enjoy, along with plenty of local attractions to explore between the Cranborne Chase AONB and the Dorset AONB, with the thriving town of Shaftesbury close by and housing a number of attractions, including; the cobbled street of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden Trust.

Also nearby is the popular Longleat Safari Park which boasts an up-close monkey drive thru as well as an African village, or for a more relaxed day out, visit the gorgeous garden at The Newt in Somerset.

Alternatively, head south towards the coast and visit the fantastic Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre in Bovington where visitors can view rescued and endangered primates in this open-air animal park.

For those looking to spend some time on the sand, the stunning Jurassic coastline is just over an hour’s drive away, as are the beaches at Weymouth and Poole.

A splendid, character cottage to touring the delights of Somerset and Dorset.

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About the location


Gillingham 4 miles; Shaftesbury 7 miles.

West Stour is a small village situated on the borders of South East Somerset and North Dorset, and is part of a group of villages known as 'The Stours', so named as the River Stour, popular with anglers, passes close by. Located on the edge of the Blackmore Vale, used as a backdrop to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, the surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rich in wildlife and boasting some lovely rural walks. Only a short distance from West Stour is a wealth of National Trust properties including the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead, with picturesque Shaftesbury and historic Sherborne, with its Abbey and Castle, just a little further. The beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury are within easy reach, while Stonehenge and the Dorset coast are easily accessible.

Region Information

Please note: Off road parking for maximum of 2 cars

No stag/hen or similar parties.

Maximum 4 Adults and 1 x Child/Teenager

Note: between October and March this property has a maximum occupancy of 4.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas