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Outside seating area
Lounge/dining area with doors to patio and seating
Lounge/dining area with woodburner
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom overlooking the garden
Well equipped kitchen
Well equipped kitchen
Twin room which can be made as a double on request
Shower room
Undercover patio area with seating
View towards the property
River Stour
1 / 12  Outside seating area
2 / 12  Lounge/dining area with doors to patio and seating
3 / 12  Lounge/dining area with woodburner
4 / 12  King-size bedroom
5 / 12  King-size bedroom overlooking the garden
6 / 12  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 12  Well equipped kitchen
8 / 12  Twin room which can be made as a double on request
9 / 12  Shower room
10 / 12  Undercover patio area with seating
11 / 12  View towards the property
12 / 12  River Stour

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
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 sleeping four
  • 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 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. There are four mountain bikes available for hire, which is particularly handy if guests are unable to bring their own. 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. 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)
  • Ample Parking
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 18.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Victoria 12th October 2019

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 Angela 24th August 2019

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

First rate experience all round.

Reviewed by Ann 1st June 2019

It was the most delightful cottage with an equally lovely setting. The welcome pack was very generous - the fruit in particular lasted most of the week. The kitchen was very well appointed the beds comfortable and the covered corner of thr garden pleasant to relax in.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 11th May 2019

The welcome pack, the cottage and the location are glorious. The cottage is warm and the beds are really comfortable. So many holiday cottages these days have beds that are rock hard but not these. The garden is completely dog friendly and private.

Reviewed by Helen 4th May 2019

Excellent place for a peaceful break. Abundant wildlife on the doorstep. Easy access to places of interest and shops. Cottage itself is charming, comfortable and well equipped . Situated in a beautiful setting enabling relaxation and enjoyment of nature.

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