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View of the studio
Kitchen
Relax with a cuppa
Light and airy
Lounge area
Open plan living
Spacious king size bedroom
King size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin room
Family shower room
Paddock
Gardens surrounding the property
View of the studio
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Rivers Corner Studio

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

  • Contemporarily styled, light-filled, detached annex sleeping four, set in its own private space within the grounds of the owners’ home
  • Quiet rural location on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton within walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurants
  • Great for walking and cycling with Dorset’s Jurassic Coast just 20 miles away
Property code: RCORN

Contemporary detached annex sleeping four guests, enjoying a quiet secluded location just one mile from Sturminster Newton town centre, in the heart of Thomas Hardy Country.

Discover this unique, red-bricked property located in the grounds of the owner’s estate, the perfect accommodation for four to explore Dorset’s countryside and coast, far and wide. Perfectly suited to a group of friends or family group, this holiday home boasts contemporary decor with ample sized bedrooms on the first floor. Also welcoming along one dog for the duration of your stay, the cottage has also been allocated a private paddock for letting your four-pawed pal run off some steam.

Look forward to a peaceful stay in this detached annexe-style property, with the owner nearby to lend a hand if needs be, but otherwise only the sound of nature to keep you company. Step inside and first explore the open-plan lounge and dining area which gives way to a well-equipped kitchen. This space is flooded with light thanks to generous windows and skylights. Settle in to enjoy meals together or make use of the Hi-Fi system for an evening of drinks and music. Venture upstairs as day turns to night, discovering two spacious bedrooms on the first floor. The master double boasts more than enough space for two, whilst the second bedroom offers a versatile zip-and-link twin bed that can be made up as a king-size.

Just a short mosey into the town of Sturminster Newton, discover welcoming pubs, local amenities and the bustling River Stour just 1 mile away. Sturminster Newton Mill is well worth a visit, along with a look at the town’s historic bridge. Venture into the nearby Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to enjoy day trips at the Larmer Tree Gardens (14 miles) or the fascinating Old Wardour Castle (17 miles), or perhaps venture south and explore the wonders of the Dorset Coast AONB with a trip to Weymouth (26 miles) or Chesil Beach (27 miles).

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin (which can be made up as a king-size, requested at the time of booking)
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and WC to the double room
  • Shower room with shower and WC, plus separate ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVDand hi-fi Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome, dogs to remain downstairs
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile, beach 20 miles

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pippa 22nd December 2021

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Perfect Christmas week. The Studio was warm, comfortable (excellent beds) and offered us everything that we needed, particularly as the weather was so bad and our intended walks were severely curtailed. We loved the wrap around views from the living room giving us the feeling of being in nature whilst snug in our 'temporary' home. Sian was delightfRead moreul & welcoming, and having sheep as neighbours also fitted our bill! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 4th November 2021

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There was nothing not to like about Rivers Corner Studio. A lovely welcome from Sian when we arrived. The studio was clean and comfortable and kitchen very well equipped which was important as we cooked every day. WiFi was no problem. We would book here again without hesitation. Location wise it was great for us. A 20 min gentle walk to the nearestRead more pub and a few minutes more into the town. Sherborne is a nice little town to visit if youve not been before. Hide

Reviewed by Martyn 30th October 2021

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Very clean. Hosts were very helpful when any assistance required

Reviewed by Alison 23rd October 2021

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Great holiday. Loved the Rivers Corner Studio. Great hosts. Dog walking across the fields. Lovely shops, pubs in Sturminster. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Lynne 25th September 2021

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The cottage is situated so you can explore North Dorset & tip into Wiltshire & Somerset. Plenty of parking and surrounded by trees & shrubs where you can watch a vast array of birds, even a greater spotted woodpecker! The cottage is well equipped with everything you need.

Reviewed by Helen 18th September 2021

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Cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. There are walks from Rivers Corner and a short drive to Sturminster Newton. A visit to the Mill is recommended. A good location to explore Dorset.

Reviewed by James 4th September 2021

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Ideal location for travel and exploring Dorset. Everything you need for shopping, eating out, pubs and takaways are all very local in Sturminster Newton. Accomodation is ample for family with a very well equiped kitchen. Beds are very comfortable and main bedroom very spacious. Plenty of wardrobe space. Hosts were available all the time if requiredRead more. Plenty of parking space and a small patio with table and chairs is great for an evening cuppa and a read. We stayed 2 weeks Hide

Reviewed by Julie 21st August 2021

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We had an enjoyable stay! Nice location. Large master bedroom. Good size paddock to exercise dog. Sofa/tub chairs not very comfortable. Please note hot water in the property is extremely hot!

Reviewed by Neil 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sally 10th July 2021

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This was a lovely place - plenty big enough for us, set in very quiet surroundings. Very nice atmosphere, with all the planting around the place - very easy to get to many places in the surrounding area.

Reviewed by David 3rd July 2021

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The cottage was a great place to stay, very comfortable, clean and well equipped

Reviewed by Peter 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Tom 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Clare 5th June 2021

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A lovely comfortable cottage, equipped with everything you need. A plus point if you have your dog with you, is the paddock, handy for an early morning/late evening excursion. There are plenty of good walks locally.

Reviewed by Harriet 15th May 2021

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Friendly helpful owner next door. Comfortable beds. Small sitting area. Nice cafes in Sturminster Newton and Sherborne.

Reviewed by Simon 8th May 2021

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A fantastic property in a great location. Masses of excellent walking country around. We and our dog had a really good week.

Reviewed by Hannah 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Andy 20th October 2020

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Reviewed by Janet 3rd October 2020

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Lovely studio cottage, very light and airy. Extremely large main bedroom, would be ideal as a family bedroom if you had small children. Two large separate bathrooms upstairs and a toilet downstairs. Very well equipped kitchen with integral fridge and dishwasher. Separate freezer in cupboard under the stairs - perfect if youre visiting in the winterRead more and have no wish to keep going shopping. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 19th September 2020

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Good welcome on arrival from owner. Cottage well placed for touring North Dorset

Reviewed by Janet 5th September 2020

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Owners were very freindly, there to help if there were any issues. Excellent accomodation, super location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by George 29th August 2020

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Pleasantly located cottage on the outskirts of Sturminster with its many well marked walks. Also just 30 mins drive in any direction takes you to other interesting market towns. The Studio itself was adequate for a couple, with a small lounge diner and open kitchen. We found the kitchen a bit lacking in quality of equipment, but managed despite thiRead mores. The bedrooms were large and comfy. The studio had been thoroughly cleaned. Good parking and friendly host. We had a restful stay. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 18th July 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage you have to travel a bit to get to places like beaches but that didnt bother us

Reviewed by Lorraine 4th July 2020

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Well maintained separate property next to owners house. Quiet location within walking distance of local shops. Good access to all attractions including the coast.

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View of the studio
Kitchen
Relax with a cuppa
Light and airy
Lounge area
Open plan living
Spacious king size bedroom
King size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin room
Family shower room
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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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