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Thimble Cottage

(Ref. 1068261)

Winterborne Stickland near Blandford Forum, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "What a find."

    Perfect for us and our two dogs. Thoughtful welcome packs left by the owners. Great communication before and during our stay. Would definitely come again if visiting Dorset.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thimble Cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    Simon and Bobbie were very accommodating with an earlier check in on Christmas Eve. We had a lovely welcome pack for us and our dog. The cottage is so comfortable and there is everything you need for a perfect stay away from home. We would definitely recommend, lots of local walks and a pub just a few doors away. Butch loved the garden area and it is completely enclosed. We will be back hopefully very soon.

    Reviewed by Dolores5.0Dec 2023

  • "We chose Thimble cottage because it had an EV charger."

    You need Monta app to charge your car and it was very easy. We also took two dogs with us and it was perfect as the garden was very secure and there were treats, bowls and some towels for muddy paws for them. The house was very equipped, comfortable and clean. We lived our stay there and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Tomoko5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, immaculately clean, everything we needed was there, would definitely recommend and we certainly hope to go back at some point, large garden and completely secure for our dog."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2023

  • "We chose this cottage for its location and the fact in had an EV Charging point."

    When we arrived and entered, it was a real wow moment it looked fantastic. We had a lovely surprise welcome basket with our names on it, including our dog's! Would we stay there again, yes we would, well done Bobbie and Simon.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well presented and well equipped property in a location that lends itself to travel the Jurassic coast in particular."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thimble cottage is a rare find and an absolute gem."

    Absolutely immaculate and spotless in every way. The hosts had thought of everything and a lovely welcome pack greeted us. The local residents were extremely friendly and made us feel so welcome. A great base to explore Dorset Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Bobby and Simon are wonderful hosts and the cottage is immaculately presented."

    We had a lovely time, will be back.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely thatched cottage beautifully furnished."

    We would willingly recommend it to anyone who would like a comfortable relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2023

  • "An absolute gem of a holiday cottage!"

    It is immaculate in every way! Very clean and every imaginable item of kitchenware available. The garden is great for the dogs as it is very well fenced even for a small terrier. Situated in a quiet village with endless dog walking opportunities and friendly locals! Would happily have stayed longer and will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your positive feedback it's very much appreciated. We thank you for being an excellent guest. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest Regards Simon and Bobbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Jun 2023

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private, off-road parking available
  • EV charging available
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • No BBQs or open fires
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: internal steps in the property please take care

The property

Blandford Forum 4.2 miles.

Resting in the quaint, rural village of Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum in Dorset, lies the charming, one-bedroom holiday home of Thimble Cottage dating back to around 1850.

Boasting private, off-road parking with available EV charging, tasteful interiors complete with exposed beams and finished to a high standard, along with superb positioning within the stunning setting of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this delightful property welcomes a couple seeking their next romantic escape to the south of England.

Inside, you will find a well-presented, open-plan living space with a fully-equipped, elegant kitchen, a dining area with a table seating two, and a plush sitting area where you and your partner can kick back, relax, and enjoy a film or two on the sleek, wall-mounted Smart TV.

When sleep calls, head to refresh with an indulgent soak in the downstairs bathroom before you head upstairs to hunker down for a well-earned sleep in the inviting double bedroom.

Whatever you get up to during your next visit to Dorset, be sure to do it from the lovely base of Thimble Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1133242, together sleeping four guests.

Chapel Lane Cottages

Nestled in Winterborne Stickland, near the popular market town of Blandford Forum in Dorset, find this beautiful coupling of properties, Chapel Lane Cottages. Benefitting from pet-friendly living, off-road parking and open-plan living spaces where you and your loved ones can spend quality time together, Chapel Lane Cottages is the perfect base for couples or groups of friends seeking a memorable retreat in amongst the stunning setting of the Cranborne Chase AONB. Each dwelling offers a perfect blend of comfort and elegance, featuring light and airy interiors, charming bedrooms and contemporary amenities, whilst the surrounding landscape boasts tranquillity and picturesque views, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation and adventure alike. Take advantage of your own outdoor spaces to breathe in the country air or head into your environment to start exploring; immerse yourself in nature’s wonders as you venture into the Cranborne Chase AONB, wandering through ancient woodlands, rolling hills and babbling rivers or head to the local market town of Blandford Forum, where you can stroll through the market stalls, sample local produce and soak up the lively atmosphere. Journey to the historic city of Dorchester, home to the National Trust site of Hardy’s Cottage, the author’s birthplace and former home, in addition to Dorset Museum and Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park, or spend the day along the coast, uncovering all that seaside towns such as Bournemouth and Weymouth have to offer. However you choose to fill your days in Dorset, do it from the fabulous base of Chapel Lane Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Thornicombe 2.7 miles; Child Okeford 6.5 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 17.9 miles.

Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to rebuild the town centre with designs from local architects John and William Bastard. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is an annual event held in the first week of May and celebrates its Georgian heritage, with presentations, historical re-enactments and music and dancing. One of the town’s biggest events takes place on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Dorset Steam Fair. A largely colourful festival with over 2,000 exhibits and an old time steam funfair. Offering a wide selection of independent store, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés and a Georgian tearoom. So much to visit within this quaint town and makes for a wonderful tourist attraction, whatever the season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas