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Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House

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

  • Converted coach house sleeping two guest an 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
Property code: TOLDC

A two-person, two-dog bolthole with its own enclosed garden, this winsome former coach house is the ideal retreat for romantic breaks and solo escapes. Situated within the town of Sturminster where celebrated author, Thomas Hardy, made himself at home, it boasts great access to all sorts of local amenities – including a pub just meters away. For scenic strolls throughout the day, you can also walk less than 0.5 miles to the banks of the River Stour and wander across the Colber Bridge to reach open meadows and fields beyond.

Filled with light and decorated with homely touches, this detached cottage makes for a delightful Dorset hideaway. Upon entering, make yourself comfortable in the airy open-plan lounge/diner. A lovely room for soaking up the garden views and curling up with a book, you will immediately feel relaxed in this private bubble. If you feel like staying in, you will find a well-equipped kitchen just off the lounge/diner too. Here, an array of appliances and accoutrements make foodie preparation a breeze. Completing the picture on the ground floor is a bathroom, while upstairs you will find a bedroom nestled in the eaves. Hugely characterful with sloping ceilings and two circular porthole windows, this space is lovely for long lie-ins and early nights.

Outside, there is a patio with a table and chairs and a spacious lawn, proffering ample space for picnics and games with the pups. With so much to explore nearby, you can easily spend a short break discovering the locale, wandering Sturminster’s attractive streets, historic buildings and river setting. A particularly pretty spot is the Sturminster Mill (0.5 miles), one of a series of ancient flour mills built on the River Stour. Further afield, you can also visit Shaftesbury (8 miles), home of the Gold Hill of Hovis fame.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance, beach 20 miles
  • There is ample off-road parking
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 22nd June 2024

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The Coach house is situated in a perfect location with lots of super walks from the front door. Walking out to the left, down the lane you find yourself in lovely countryside and to the right you have the town, with a variety of shops. From a good sized Co op to little cafes, bakers, greengrocers etc. A variety of take aways as well. The property wRead moreas very comfortable with a good, safe garden and lovely comfy bed. Plenty of room for us and our 2 small dogs. We had a super week and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 11th June 2024

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Beautiful cute cottage with enclosed garden so it was perfect for our dogs. Really clean and modern inside. It was a great base for discovering the surrounding area. The host responded very quickly to any queries.

Reviewed by Bridget 8th June 2024

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Property was clean and tidy and well equipped for our short break. Although it was in the heart of the village it was in a nice quiet lane. The enclosed back garden was perfect for our 2 dogs. Bottle of wine and chocolate on arrival appreciated.

Reviewed by Neil 1st June 2024

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Brilliant little cottage, amazingly comfortable bed, location to die for.

Reviewed by Anthony 18th May 2024

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The location of the cottage was on a lovely quiet little street, within easy walking distance of the centre of Sturminster Newton and its facilities. And could walk away from the cottage with our 4 legged, best friend. Would not think twice about returning for another holiday there.

Reviewed by Kerry 9th May 2024

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The cottage was perfect for our holiday, it was in such a great location - with shops and restaurants on your doorstep with the added bonus of lovely walks right outside the front door. Sturminister Newton is a small time with great amenities. We cant wait to rebook and come back soon.

Reviewed by Paula 4th May 2024

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Absolutely loved this property ... From the welcome gift to all of the following.. Well catered for kitchen.. Fantastic shower.. Extreemly large comfortable.bed And beautiful secure garden for our spaniels .. especially our Hudini-ess Poppy... We would highly recommend this place ..

Reviewed by Nancy 20th April 2024

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Super holiday at the Old Coach House with our Cockapoo. Monty loved the good sized enclosed garden. The owner has provided lots of kitchen equipment and large fridge freezer & microwave. Stairgate too. Slept well in the bed. -clothes rail & large drawers. Bathroom has good shower over bath. Visited fab places Stonehenge, Kingston Lacy, Stourhead, LRead moreyme Regis & Sherbourne etc Recommend a rotisserie chicken meal at Bank Brasserie 5 min walk. Large Cooperative shop in village. Great holiday Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 6th April 2024

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Very comfortable accommodation in a perfect location for eating out, walking the dogs, and stocking up on any essentials needed during the week. A great base to explore Dorset.

Reviewed by Mary 24th February 2024

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A delightful hideaway with every thing needed for a comfortable stay. Central for the town but very quiet. Not just dog friendly but dog safe with a good sized and secure garden which my boy enjoyed.

Reviewed by Debbie 17th February 2024

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th February 2024

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Lovely cottage just right to get away for a few days, great to have a safe enclosed garden for our dog as well and so many lovely places to walk and explore

Reviewed by Mark 4th February 2024

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Had a great time warm comfy and everything we needed Thank you

Reviewed by Janet 13th January 2024

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Coach House. Nice garden area for the dog and ideal parking space. Goughs Close is very narrow so future hirers should be aware. Cottage itself really comfortable and the location is ideal for striking out each day to visit different places in the area. We went to Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Dorchester, Corfe CRead moreastle to name but a few. Lots of lovely walks from the property around Sturminster Newton. Townsfolk very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by ANNE 18th November 2023

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Cottage is quaint. Tucked down a lane but only 1 minute from the town. Garden is secluded. Cottage had everything you need

Reviewed by Stephen 7th October 2023

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Lovely cottage in the heart of town. Nice garden and plenty of room for parking. Very comfortable bed. Perfect size for a couple, nice and cosy.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd September 2023

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Fab location. Lovely village. Easy to walk to shops and pubs. Great garden for our two little dogs.

Reviewed by ELIZABETH 9th September 2023

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Large brown stain on large bathroom towel. The owner rang us to appolagise, but said she had not checked it. Bad house keeping. Also under the sink cooking pans with dust pan and brush inside them very bad hygiene Overall the cottage was really nice and clean in a lovely setting very private,just a few yards from the high street . Not sure if we woRead moreuld go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 2nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage in a nice peaceful location with excellent access to the coast and historic houses.

Reviewed by Jonathan 19th August 2023

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Great base for visiting Shaftsbury and Poole. Dog walking routes very close by. The garden was an ideal size for our two dogs to play. Cosy and peaceful.

Reviewed by Wendy 29th July 2023

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Really enjoyed our stay at this property, we have now returned here a number of times. Tucked away with good parking it is very quiet and peaceful but close walking distance to shops, pubs, cafes etc. Also close to the river for nice walks. The Dorset Trailway is only a short walk away. Great place to just relax and unwind. Our dog really enjoys thRead moree enclosed garden. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 22nd July 2023

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Lovely place, ideal for two and the dog, garden was large and good for the dog to run around. Being close to the village was good with some nice walks from the property.

Reviewed by Fran 15th July 2023

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Beautiful village. Nice local pubs and restaurants. The cottage was well equipped. The garden was great for the dogs.

Reviewed by Gillian 1st July 2023

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This is a beautiful place to stay, the owner has thought of absolutely everything! Very clean and tidy, excellently maintained. Tastefully decorated throughout. Lovely fully enclosed garden for dogs. All amenities within two minute walk to centre with ample places to eat and drink. Would highly recommend this property

Reviewed by Emma 17th June 2023

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We arrived to a clean, cute cottage with a sweet welcoming of wine and chocolates. The garden was fabulous to spend late afternoons/early evenings chilling out and it was completely enclosed so our dogs could not escape. The bed was really soft and being super king was a treat for the week! We loved the location as it was quiet yet only a couple ofRead more minutes walk from pubs, a local restaurant called Bank which was lovely and take away options. We had a wonderful break, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 3rd June 2023

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We enjoyed our stay I just love the coach house . Sturminster I could live here it's so friendly and peaceful both the dogs love the garden and their daily walks . Hope to return soon . Many thanks for the wine and chocolates it was most appreciated . Angie

Reviewed by Sarah 29th April 2023

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Lovely little cottage in exactly the right location. Close to all the amenities in Sturminster, especially the pubs...

Reviewed by Stephen 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by John 15th April 2023

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Our second stay at the Old Coach House was outstanding. A beautiful property, spotlessly clean, fantastic location and the owner kindly left wine and chocolates for us which was really appreciated. 10 out of 10.

Reviewed by Belinda 26th March 2023

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Lovely cottage to stay in, prefect for two people. Well equipped, cosy and a fantastic comfy bed. The best I have ever had when staying away. The garden was completely dog proof, which meant we could relax when they were in the garden. Great location, very close to the village for restaurants, but still secluded and quiet. Good wifi. Would highly rRead moreecommend. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 11th March 2023

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Had a lovely stay in a lovely cottage it was home from home. Warm and cosy. Nice to be able to walk into town with all the shops so close. We had our dogs with us the garden is completely secure. We will be returning.

Reviewed by Sandra 25th February 2023

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Reviewed by Joanne 18th February 2023

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I had a fantastic week in the Old Coach House with my dog, Kaia. The place was spotlessly clean, incredibly cosy and comfortable, and really well equipped. The bed was amazing, so comfortable! Lovely, big and completely secure garden which was so good for Kaia to explore without worrying where she was. The property's location was perfect - you're cRead moreentral to shops and cafes but down the narrow lane there's no through traffic and it's so quiet. Lots of places to explore only a short drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 7th January 2023

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Lovely property, secure nice garden, very comfortable and in a great location, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Chris 22nd December 2022

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The property was lovely and a credit to the owner who obviously cares for their business and making customers stay perfect. Absolutely no complaints and we will be back

Reviewed by Neil 10th December 2022

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Small but perfectly formed cottage, ideally located within a short stroll of the many amenities in Sturminster Newton. Dog-friendly with a decent sized garden and off-road parking. Just returned home after our second visit and will definitely be back next year. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Debbie 3rd December 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in great location.

Reviewed by Sahrae 19th November 2022

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If you are looking for the perfect little place for 2 then this is the place for you, it is super clean and within walking distance of everything, when I read other reviews they said about how comfortable the bed was, and wow what a super comfortable bed it is. We have booked other places that say the garden is fully enclosed, but sadly they have nRead moreot been, but this really was we felt so confident that we just opened the door and let our two pups out on their own. It has everything you need! Hide

Reviewed by Caroll 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Tanya 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Barry 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Tina 24th September 2022

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PERFECT! We had a really great stay at The Old Coach House. Beautifully clean, comfy and well equipped. Two minutes stroll to the village which had everything you could possibly want and extremely dog friendly, yet so quiet and peaceful back at the cottage. Lovely, enclosed garden, especially for the dog, and dog walks directly from the property. CRead morean't fault and highly recommend. Perfect base for touring beautiful Dorset. We hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Lucinda 17th September 2022

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A lovely comfortable place to stay. I loved the fact it had an enclosed garden for the dogs. Lots of great dog walks over the fields nearby. A short walk in to the beautiful village of Sturminster Newton where we had a superb Indian meal. People are very friendly. We will definitely be coming back!

Reviewed by Vanda 10th September 2022

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Lovely self contained property which was perfectly situated down a very quiet lane just off the centre of Sturminster Newton. Just a minutes walk to cafes, pubs etc one way from the property and a 2 minute walk the other way to the river and signposted walks. Many other walks and places of interest within easy reach just a short drive away. Really Read morepleased with our choice! Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 6th August 2022

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Cottage was the best equipped I have EVER stayed in. Out of the way fully enclosed and very private garden not overlooked. Town only 2 minutes away. Absolutely perfect in every way

Reviewed by Johanne 9th July 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely village,because the weather was so hot and we had taken our fur babies with us we were limited to what we could do,so having the lovely enclosed garden was a godsend for us.

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