Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Orchard House Cottage is a holiday cottage in Shillingstone, Dorset, sleeping 2 and pet friendly with geese and chickens as neighbours!
Orchard House Cottage is a studio barn conversion tucked away in the village of Shillingstone. Set in the grounds of the owners cottage you are in a rural location with wonderful countryside with geese and chickens as your neighbours. Although rural, the local shop and pub are just 5 minutes walk from the cottage.
The accommodation at Orchard House Cottage comprises of open plan studio accommodation with Freeview TV, DVD player, CD/radio and a selection of books. A wonderful woodburning stove will keep you warm in the winter months and the kitchen comes equipped with electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. French doors lead out to the patio and the bed is a double. The shower room has shower, basin and toilet.
Outside is a patio complete with furniture and Orchard House Cottage accepts one well-behaved dog. 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 24 miles away
Bristol is 42 miles away
Exeter is 63 miles away