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Stour Mill Cottage

Blandford Forum (3.5mls N), Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic single-storey cottage located within six acres of attractive grounds
  • Rural location within walking distance of the village pub
  • Games room with table football, and outdoor play facilities
  • Fishing available by request on the owner’s private stretch of the River Stour
  • Additional shepherd’s hut with double bed available to hire alongside the property at an extra charge
Property code: STOMI

Country cottage sleeping four guests, with a spacious enclosed garden overlooking the surrounding countryside with access to the River Stour, and just a short walk from Durweston village centre.

A recently resurfaced narrow country lane leads to this idyllic cottage, giving guests a taste of the quiet, countryside surroundings that this property enjoys. As would be expected for a rural property, there are plenty of enjoyable walks to be had close by, and guests might enjoy a pleasurable stroll along the River Stour, or perhaps the circular walk around the Iron Age ramparts of the hillfort at nearby Hod Hill. Three miles south of the property, the Georgian town of Blandford Forum is a pleasant market town which not only still has a weekly market, but also maintains a range of traditional shops including a great butcher and a bakery, and even boasts its own brewery which has its own shop and is open for tours.

This single-storey cottage makes a lovely place for a quiet stay in a pretty rural location. On arrival, guests may like to make themselves comfortable in the lounge/diner where there is a warming wood burner, a TV/DVD, iPod dock, patio doors, and a selection of books for guests to enjoy. The galley-style kitchen is located just off the lounge/diner and offers an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and coffee machine. The property has two bedrooms, the first of which is a king-size room with views overlooking the garden. The second bedroom, meanwhile, is a pleasant twin room, with 2’6” beds which can be made up as a double room on request at the time of booking. The shower room has a shower and WC.

Outside, there is a delightful covered seating area to the rear of the property, which is accessed through the patio doors in the lounge. There is garden furniture here as well as a BBQ, making it a great space for alfresco drinks or meals. Beyond this area is a spacious enclosed lawn which is great for relaxing and playing. There are also a good range of leisure facilities available to guests which include a games room with table football, an outdoor table tennis table, boules, and croquet. The owner of the property has a private stretch of the River Stour which guests can use to launch canoes if they have, and can also be used for fishing by arrangement with the owner.  A fantastic and unusual addition to the property is the shepherds’ hut which is located in a nearby paddock and offers a fun overnight glamping experience with its double bed, wood burner, separate kitchen hut, firepit, and compost WC. This can all be experienced at an additional cost of £50 per night or £250 per week and needs to be booked directly with the owner prior to your arrival. There is ample parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin which can be made up as a double on request
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVDand iPod dock Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner with logs provided Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (Dog sitting service available on request and at an additional fee)
  • Games room with table football, plus outdoor games facilities
  • Fishing and canoe launch available by arrangement
  • Shepherd’s hut glamping experience available at an additional cost of £50 per night or £250 per week (To be booked directly with the owner prior to arrival)
  • Ample Parking
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 18.5 miles

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 12th June 2021

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The cottage was really lovely and the garden was perfect for the dogs, even though one of my dogs could squeeze though the fence to chase squirrels and rabbits ( he had a great time) we loved watching the Horses and Sheep and all the different birds. We had great weather which made it even more special, we loved eating outside. The welcome pack wasRead more amazing. We rebooked for next year a day after arriving we were so impressed. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 5th June 2021

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Beautiful, very well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. The animals and the river and walks all make this a wonderful relaxing holiday. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack it was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Bridget 29th May 2021

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Such a cosy cottage with an idyllic garden. We really enjoyed our time here and were very comfortable. Sarah, the owner, was lovely. Previous reviews refer to the road down to the cottage being uneven. Clearly this has been repaired as its now perfect! We would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Brenda 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Irina 15th May 2021

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Fabulous place, very comfortable beds, kitchen very well equipped

Reviewed by Geoffrey 1st May 2021

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The cottage and location are wonderful. The welcome pack is scrumptious and very generous. We have been to this cottage for three years running and we love it

Reviewed by Stephen 10th October 2020

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The property was very comfortable and clean. There is however one negative that I feel I must point out. It is nothing to do with the accommodation itself, it is the private lane that leads to the property. It is single track and is full of many deep potholes It is hazardous to say the least. If it is not repaired serious damage will occur to vehicRead moreles. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 26th September 2020

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A lovely comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location. Very helpful and friendly owners on hand and great as a secure location for our dog.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stanley 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 8th August 2020

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Lovely cottage with great outdoor space I.e large garden, lovely sheltered patio area, access to the River Stour for Kayacking and a pond for those keen to have a dip to cool down. It also had close access to the trailways for cycling. We made use of the table tennis and table foot ball available. A thoughtful welcome basket was provided. We went tRead moreo visit Harrys rocks, Corfe castle and Durdle door from there but there is plenty to do at the cottage for those wanting a more secluded holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 1st August 2020

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We had an amazing time staying in this lovely cottage. The welcome pack was the best we have ever received and the owners where super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away from it all for a few days especially if they have a four legged friend in tow, as we did, who loved running around the gaRead morerden and saying hello to the neighbours (two beautiful ponies). Hide

Reviewed by Peggy 25th July 2020

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lovely cottage and surrounding, great people, will go again

Reviewed by Frederick 19th October 2019

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Reviewed by Victoria 12th October 2019

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Lovely cottage full of rustic charm. Superb enclosed garden for dogs and great undercover sitting out area (with comfortable chairs) . Ideally situated for accessing the trailway. Good dog friendly pub only 10 minutes walk . Excellent welcome pack provided.

Reviewed by Pamela 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Angela 24th August 2019

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The cottage is beautifully decorated and very cosy. The food and drink that greeted us in the kitchen was a lovely touch. The garden games were an added bonus too. The two ponies at the end of the garden were friendly. My daughter was delighted when they came over to say hello.

Reviewed by Iain 29th June 2019

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First rate experience all round.

Reviewed by Sharon 8th June 2019

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