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View of the property
Lounge/dining area
Lounge/dining area
Kitchen leading to downstairs bathroom
Upstairs bedroom with super king-size bed
Upstairs bedroom with super king-size bed
Upstairs bedroom
Original features
Looking towards the property with enclosed garden to the rear
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4 / 10  Kitchen leading to downstairs bathroom
5 / 10  Upstairs bedroom with super king-size bed
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Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted coach house sleeping two guest Ideal romantic getaway
  • Period property dating to the 17th century
  • Large enclosed gardens with lawn and seating area
  • Located close to Sturminster Newton town centre
  • Situated 30 miles from Dorset’s dramatic coast
Property code: TOLDC

Pretty, former coach house with spacious gardens, located close to the town centre of Sturminster Newton, an attractive market town situated on the River Stour in North Dorset.

This property is located just a short walk from the centre of the historic town of Sturminster Newton. The celebrated author, Thomas Hardy, made Sturminster Newton his home and the area around the town features in several of his novels. It is easy to see why the novelist fell in love with this town, with its picturesque water mill, handsome arched bridge, and beautiful surrounding countryside. The River Stour which runs through the town, is a great place for keen fishermen, as well as those who leisurely walks in attractive surroundings . Further afield, yet still within easy reach the town of Shaftesbury is a wonderfully quaint place to spend an afternoon, and visitors will recognise its famous Gold Hill from the long-running Hovis adverts.

This detached property makes a lovely romantic retreat for a couple looking to escape the stresses of daily life. Upon arrival, guests can immediately make themselves at home in the lounge/diner which not only has comfortable seating, but also has large floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the room with light, and a TV/DVD. Passing the dining table and moving through to the kitchen, guests will easily be able to find everything they need including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor and offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Stairs lead from the lounge up to the first floor in the eaves of the property. The super-king-size bed dominates this cosy space, which has sloping ceilings, a storage chest, and two circular windows at either end of the room. Guests should take care here as there is some reduced head-height in this room.

Outside, there is a pleasant patio with a table and chairs which is accessed from the patio door in the lounge. Beyond this area, the garden gives way to a spacious lawn with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the sun, or perhaps sit outside with evening drinks or an alfresco meal. There is ample-off road parking.

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

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance, beach 20 miles

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 14th March 2020

It was a strange time for our break as the Coronavirus was hitting the country hard. I cannot fault the property. It had a very homely feeling straight away and the drink and choccies on arrival were very welcome as well as tea bags , coffee . The bed was extremely comfy and George our dog loved the enclosed garden .

Reviewed by Julia 17th February 2020

A quiet little hideaway. The garden was a good size. Our lurcher was able to have a bit of a run around.

Reviewed by Julie 20th January 2020

A very well equipped and comfortable cottage with everything you would needfor a lovely stay. Its down a little lane which is very quiet but a few minutes walk from all the shops and main high street. It is also a few minutes walk the other way from some stunning walks along the stour which was perfect for dog walking. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Jill 24th December 2019

Lovely little cottage... suited my husband and I and our little dog perfectly. Great location near some good village pubs, country walks and a bit of clay pigeon shooting too.

Reviewed by Mark 28th November 2019

A perfect location, only a minute from the town centre and yet tucked away and peaceful. Equally close to open countryside and the river. Very well equipped, clean and cared for. Large, off-road parking area, and a fully enclosed garden. All in all, A super little place and we hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Kelly 4th September 2019

We had a lovely time at the old coach house. Location was a couple of minutes walk to the town where they have a everything you could want and a local pub which you are made to feel very welcome and is very dog friendly. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen and a good sized garden for our little dog. The wine and chocolates on arrival was also aRead more really nice touch. Overall we had a lovely time and would be happy to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 24th August 2019

The village is beautiful plenty of shops and good places to eat and drink, we had a relaxing stay and the wine and chocolates was a very nice gesture thank you, the garden is nice and is enclosed which makes it safe for dogs

Reviewed by Julie 10th August 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage very clean & well equipped. Beautiful safe garden for my dogs who loved it. Very close to local amenities. Lovely welcome gift, wine, chocolates & the most important thing milk for a cup of tea after our journey. Could not fault this lovely property. Had a lovely relaxing break.

Reviewed by Wendy 3rd August 2019

This property was perfect for us and our two terriers. Good parking despite the narrow access road, lovely comfortable sofas and bed, well equipped kitchen. The garden is properly enclosed and was much enjoyed by the dogs. Very short walk to pub and shops. Lovely longer walks along the river to the mill and also along the Trailway.

Reviewed by MIKE 6th July 2019

Perfect enclosed garden for our dog who is an escape artist. Great walks. Perfect location. Would definitely consider coming back again.

Reviewed by Robert 15th June 2019

We like the garden because it's safe for dogs - they have room to wander but can't escape. Quite comfortable for relaxing and sleeping but the bedroom is quite narrow with low eaves. Nice village with shops, walks and a pub. Not far from other interesting towns and villages.

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