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Halfpenny Cottage - Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

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  • Charming bolthole within Sturminster Newton’s historic town centre
  • This traditional cottage blends original features with contemporary comforts
  • Explore the verdant Blackmore Vale and enjoy riverside walks nearby
Property code: 83777

This Grade II-listed cottage for two has character in abundance and is ideally placed for touring, with Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and the Jurassic Coast all within easy reach.

This idyllic cottage is set in the heart of Sturminster Newton, which is a small market town located beside the River Stour. Set within the beautiful Blackmore Vale, there are many walking and cycling routes weaving through this picturesque landscape, including a popular trailway running to Blandford Forum (9 miles). This route takes in several pretty villages and a former railway station, now a small cafe and museum. There is a good selection of local amenities within the town centre itself or why not take a trip to the coast and visit the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Poole or the rugged Jurassic Coastline, which are within 20 miles.

Steps lead to the entrance into this mid-terrace character cottage and once inside you are met with a welcoming lounge/diner ideal for two, with a step up to the kitchen area at the rear of the space. The inviting lounge area has a wood burner, striking original beams, and a Smart TV. There is space to dine just opposite, and the kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven and hob and fridge. Set within an understairs utility area is a washing machine. Beyond the kitchen is a shower room and a short flight of open stairs leads from the lounge to a small landing area with a separate WC. Carrying on up the winding cottage-style stairs will take you into a mezzanine-style king-size bedroom. This pretty room has been decorated with care and attention with doors leading to the outside balcony which is the ideal spot for your morning coffee. Due to the nature of the property, there are changes of level and areas of restricted head height in places, which only adds to its character and charm.

There is roadside parking (subject to availability)

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

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room with shower and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood-burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV available in the lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Compact balcony with furniture
  • Roadside parking within the surrounding streets (subject to availability)
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 0.2 miles
  • Regret no babies or children under 5

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Paul 25th August 2021

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Very clean & well equipped cottage. The welcome hamper was thoughtfully compiled & excellent quality. Linen & towels high quality. Perfect for a romantic stay. Ideally located in a largish village. The owners were great at communicating. The co op was a short walk & open late. We would recommend Poets Corner cafe for coffee. Also Walking to FiddlesRead moretone Mill & pub a little further on. Hide

Reviewed by Gabrielle 20th August 2021

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We had the most amazing 5 days. The village is stunning and has everything you need and within an hours drive to the coast. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog, Pamela and Gordon had thought of everything and their little touches especially for our dog made us very welcome and at home. We cant wait to book again.

Reviewed by Kelly 8th August 2021

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Honoured to be the first reviewer of this beautiful cottage! What a place, we were made to feel so welcome on arrival with a hamper of local produce and treats for Joey the dog. This cottage is super clean and very comfortable, having everything you could possibly need. The location is placed with oodles of country walks on the door step, but roundRead more the corner from town to get any supplies/takeaways or visit the local pub - highly recommended and we cant wait to return to explore more! Hide

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Location

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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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