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Stour Mill Cottage

Blandford Forum (3.5mls N), Dorset
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic single-storey cottage located within six acres of attractive grounds
  • Rural location within walking distance of the village pub
  • Games room with table football, and outdoor play facilities
  • Fishing available by request on the owner’s private stretch of the River Stour
  • Additional shepherd’s hut with double bed available to hire alongside the property at an extra charge
Property code: STOMI

Country cottage sleeping four guests, with a spacious enclosed garden overlooking the surrounding countryside with access to the River Stour, and just a short walk from Durweston village centre.

Call this pretty cottage home and settle in for a holiday full of adventures. A great base from which to explore the magic of the Dorset coast and countryside, this humble abode provides you with a warm welcome after days out and about. Sleeping four guests across two bedrooms and welcoming two of your canine companions too, have a ball together and enjoy the outside space which is perfect for al fresco evenings and chasing your tail.

Heading inside, settle down for a while in the welcoming lounge/diner where country charm and character create an inviting atmosphere. Choose a book from the shelf and fire up the wood burner for a cosy night in, or switch on the TV/DVD for a movie night with family and friends. If the sun shines late into the evening, it’s a great idea to take a tipple outside and to savour each sip on the covered seating area. A handful of outdoor games help liven things up and you can talk to the owners and take canoes out on the River Stour or try your hand at fishing. After adventurous days, rest your heads in one of two charming bedrooms before rising and shining and freshening up in the family shower room. Kick start your day with a hot drink from the coffee machine. There is ample off-road parking.

The pretty, Georgian town of Blandford Forum is 3 miles from your door and has a lovely range of local shops including a butcher’s, a baker’s and a brewery, great for stocking the kitchen with fresh goods. Stay even closer to home and wander the network of paths and trails which wind their way around the countryside and the River Stour, perfect if you need somewhere to take the dogs for a tail wag and a stick chase. 24 miles south, the village of Corfe Castle with its National trust owned remains is a great starting destination for a day out. From here, the Purbeck Ridge Trail follows a 9-mile route to Swanage past Old Harry Rocks.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin which can be made up as a double on request
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVDand iPod dock Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner with logs provided Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (Dog sitting service available on request and at an additional fee)
  • Games room with table football, plus outdoor games facilities
  • Fishing and canoe launch available by arrangement
  • Shepherd’s hut glamping experience available at an additional cost of £50 per night or £250 per week (To be booked directly with the owner prior to arrival)
  • Ample Parking
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 18.5 miles

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 21st August 2021

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This is our second year staying in Stour Mill Cottage And its as lovely this time as last. The garden was enjoyed by our over excited canine companion and he even made friends with Frankie and Benny, the extremely friendly sheep that live in the next field. The location is perfect for walking but to be honest we spent most of our time relaxing in tRead morehe garden with a G&T in hand. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 31st July 2021

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Just come back from a great week at Stour Mill cottage, the cottage has everything required for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch. The owners advised on some great places to visit and eat. The garden is pet friendly and secure, games room and board games available. Great location for walking with great beacRead morehes within a 40 minute drive. Would definitely revisit Stour Mill cottage again Hide

Reviewed by BEVERLEY 17th July 2021

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Set in an amazing location the cottage has everything you could want and is very clean. The garden has three seating areas so we could move around depending on the weather . Sarah the host supplied us with the best ever welcome pack of local produce. Lots of local walks , easy walk to local pub which has a great menu. Our dogs loved the big secure Read moregarden and making friends with the two ponys in the adjacent field not forgetting the two cheeky sheep. We have already booked for 2022. Hide

Reviewed by gary 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 26th June 2021

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The location is beautiful and the cottage was very well equipped and furnished. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and was much appreciated! We had a lovely stay and would recommend it to anyone as a great place to relax snd our dogs had a fab time as well.

Reviewed by Susan 19th June 2021

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Idyllic location, loved the wildlife at the bottom of the garden in their paddock. Wonderful walks, and one of the most relaxing places weve been to in the last few years. Added bonus of a river to fish in on the owners grounds. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this property to anyone.

Reviewed by Linda 12th June 2021

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The cottage was really lovely and the garden was perfect for the dogs, even though one of my dogs could squeeze though the fence to chase squirrels and rabbits ( he had a great time) we loved watching the Horses and Sheep and all the different birds. We had great weather which made it even more special, we loved eating outside. The welcome pack wasRead more amazing. We rebooked for next year a day after arriving we were so impressed. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 5th June 2021

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Beautiful, very well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. The animals and the river and walks all make this a wonderful relaxing holiday. Everyone very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack it was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Bridget 29th May 2021

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Such a cosy cottage with an idyllic garden. We really enjoyed our time here and were very comfortable. Sarah, the owner, was lovely. Previous reviews refer to the road down to the cottage being uneven. Clearly this has been repaired as its now perfect! We would definitely return again.

Reviewed by Brenda 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Irina 15th May 2021

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Fabulous place, very comfortable beds, kitchen very well equipped

Reviewed by Geoffrey 1st May 2021

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The cottage and location are wonderful. The welcome pack is scrumptious and very generous. We have been to this cottage for three years running and we love it

Reviewed by Stephen 10th October 2020

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The property was very comfortable and clean. There is however one negative that I feel I must point out. It is nothing to do with the accommodation itself, it is the private lane that leads to the property. It is single track and is full of many deep potholes It is hazardous to say the least. If it is not repaired serious damage will occur to vehicRead moreles. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 26th September 2020

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A lovely comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location. Very helpful and friendly owners on hand and great as a secure location for our dog.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stanley 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline 8th August 2020

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Lovely cottage with great outdoor space I.e large garden, lovely sheltered patio area, access to the River Stour for Kayacking and a pond for those keen to have a dip to cool down. It also had close access to the trailways for cycling. We made use of the table tennis and table foot ball available. A thoughtful welcome basket was provided. We went tRead moreo visit Harrys rocks, Corfe castle and Durdle door from there but there is plenty to do at the cottage for those wanting a more secluded holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 1st August 2020

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We had an amazing time staying in this lovely cottage. The welcome pack was the best we have ever received and the owners where super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away from it all for a few days especially if they have a four legged friend in tow, as we did, who loved running around the gaRead morerden and saying hello to the neighbours (two beautiful ponies). Hide

Reviewed by Peggy 25th July 2020

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lovely cottage and surrounding, great people, will go again

Reviewed by Frederick 19th October 2019

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Reviewed by Victoria 12th October 2019

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Lovely cottage full of rustic charm. Superb enclosed garden for dogs and great undercover sitting out area (with comfortable chairs) . Ideally situated for accessing the trailway. Good dog friendly pub only 10 minutes walk . Excellent welcome pack provided.

Reviewed by Pamela 14th September 2019

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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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