Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Keybrook Lodge is a holiday cottage in West Orchard, Dorset, sleeping 2 nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Blackmore Vale
Keybrook Lodge is a single storey, detached cottage in the hamlet of West Orchard in North Dorset. Located in the Blackmore Vale there is beautiful countryside to explore in all directions with the area designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You are just 4 miles from Sturminster Newton and 5 miles from the hill top town of Shaftesbury with Sherborne a little further with its abbey and castle to explore. The pub is just 1 mile away with shopping 4 miles away.
The accommodation at Keybrook Lodge comprises of an open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD player, selection of books and games and WiFi enabled throughout. The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. The dining area has table with seating for two.The bedroom is arranged as a double and the bathroom is adjacent with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A cot and high chair can be provided upon request.
Outside there is an enclosed, gravelled courtyard complete with furniture and barbecue. Keybrook Lodge accepts up to two well behaved pets. There is off road parking for one car. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Sturminster Newton is in the Blackmore Vale and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town is split in two by the River Stour with Sturminster to the North and Newton to the South of the river.Read more
Move from the metropolis that is Sturminster Newton and you will find yourself in some stunningly beautiful areas - we holidayed in this very area in 2012. There are some great villages to explore including Okeford Fitzpaine, Child Okeford, Manston, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Stourton Caundle, Pulham and Hazelbury Bryan to name but a few.
Every Monday the town holds a market that has been occurring in the area for a long time and holds all sorts of locally produced goods. In the middle of September, the area gathers in all the cheese lovers to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. 2014 saw it in its 15th year and exhibitor numbers grow even further. It's not all cheese though with a wealth of other food and drink exhibitors as well as entertainment and arts and crafts. On the third Thursday in August, Sturmninster Newton holds its annual carnival.
The North Dorset Trailway is run by a charity and is dedicated to making sections of the pld Somerset and Dorset Railway into usable areas to now walk and cycle. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury, around 11 miles in total. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. One such is Sturminster Newton Mill, a stunning looking building with a very long history. The mill consists of three floors and a north and south wing and regular events are also held on the site. It even has a shop selling flour made by the still working mill. The mill is open between April and September with a small admission charge.
Sturminster Newton Museum is housed in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with local history of the town, the local railways and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is fee.
You have a choice of over 20 places to eat out including tea houses, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are also some great pubs and restaurants to discover in the outlying villages and towns.Read less
Bournemouth is 25 miles away
Bristol is 39 miles away
Exeter is 64 miles away