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Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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
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

Pretty, former coach house with spacious gardens, located close to the town centre of Sturminster Newton, an attractive market town situated on the River Stour in North Dorset.

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
  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by N 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 25th June 2022

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Nice cosy cottage for 2 nice secure garden for dogs good location in the village

Reviewed by Jean 18th June 2022

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Cottage was great,very quiet but right in centre of town..we had a great week.

Reviewed by John 11th June 2022

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Lovely cottage, it was exceptionally clean it had everything we needed. Sturminster Newton is a lovely village, plenty of dog friendly pubs with good food and excellent Indian restaurant (takeaway). Plenty of nearby walks, highly recommended

Reviewed by Darrell 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 30th April 2022

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Lovely little place, very well kept and in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Martin 2nd April 2022

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A cosy property with good outside space. Some effort has been put into giving it a homely feel

Reviewed by Steven 27th March 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 22nd March 2022

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Loved this cottage perfect location, village has everything you could need and more and loved the dog too. Perfect village happy life. Stunning scenery and so serene.

Reviewed by John 12th March 2022

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We stayed at The Old Coach House this March to revisit it as we'd stayed there 2 years ago when the Covid restrictions all first began. We were keen to have the holiday we felt we didn't achieve last time. The cottage was really comfy, homely and cosy just as it was the previous time, with updates to the internal doors and back door, heating and a Read morebathroom sink with extra storage. Such a lovely tranquil space with an enclosed garden perfect for us and our fur baby to relax in. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Gill 12th February 2022

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Perfect sized property for our short break away. Even better than the photos. Very well equipped, had everything we needed. Comfy sofas and even more comfy bed! Pretty garden, safe for our dog. Good dog walking at end of lane (take wellies if wet as can be muddy). Lovely, friendly village, great base for exploring further afield. Wine and chocs lefRead moret for us by owner much appreciated. Didnt want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Barry 5th February 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 19th January 2022

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A lovely clean and comfortable cottage with bags of character and in a good location. We chose this cottage for a winter break as it was close enough to countryside for walking but also very close to the local High Street for shopping and food. As we have a dog it was also perfect as it had a fully enclosed garden. We were really pleased that the cRead moreottage was very clean and well equipped and the bed was extremely comfortable. Despite the weather being cold the cottage remained warm at all times. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Ms 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Charlie 11th December 2021

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We had a wonderful stay in this lovely coach house. Super location, friendly people and brilliant dog walks. Excellent.

Reviewed by Jane 27th November 2021

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This is the third time we have stayed at the Old Coach House and we love it! It's always very clean and tidy when we arrive. A bottle of wine and a box of chocolates were waiting for us - a lovely thought! Fabulous walks from the cottage, which our two dogs enjoyed. Usually ended up at The Swan in the middle of Sturminster, just a short walk away fRead morerom the cottage. The cottage is small, but quirky with plenty of room for us and our two dogs - a secure garden too. Thoroughly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Barrie 2nd October 2021

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a great property to stay at, very near to main street and easy travel to local area

Reviewed by Suzanne 25th September 2021

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House was a lovely place to stay, very clean and comfortable, the dogs also loved running around the garden. Ideal for travelling to different parts each day

Reviewed by Mandy 18th September 2021

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We had a superb time the weather was in our favour, peaceful and relaxing and the village is beautiful we could live there easily. Walks with the dog by the river were lovely.

Reviewed by Sarah 28th August 2021

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Fabulous cottage so close to town centre . Pub and shops 2 minutes away . The white hart is lovely , friendly , good food and ambience . Highly recommend staying here

Reviewed by Mike 7th August 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 10th July 2021

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Delightful property a few minutes from the river Stour. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend without hesitation.

Reviewed by Carole 3rd July 2021

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Lovely place to stay great location to go out exploring would recommend if you want a romantic peaceful atmosphere

Reviewed by Patricia 12th June 2021

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The cottage looked exactly as advertised and the enclosed garden was perfect for our dog. Lovely quiet, friendly town with most of what anyone would need and the location was good for a bit of travelling around too. All in all we had a very pleasant and chilled break.

Reviewed by Angela 5th June 2021

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We enjoyed our stay at the old coach house it was nice and peaceful sitting in the garden. We took our two small dogs with us every day we went for very long walks there is a lot of sight seeing walks in Sturminster. We found the people are so friendly iam thinking of booking for next year so thank you for a great week.

Reviewed by Patrick 29th May 2021

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We had a lovely quiet and very comfortable time in the very best surroundings. The owner had left chocs and wine and a welcome note and everything was of the best. Thank you.

Reviewed by Valerie 15th May 2021

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Enjoyed our stay in the coach house it's a lovely well equipped well appointed home in the village. The village has everything you need to enjoy your stay,shops cafes,pubs takeaways. Plenty of places to visit and lots of walks on the doorstep or further afield if you want to drive. The weather was against us but would definitely recommend,never gotRead more to use the garden but was lovely and secure for our dogs . Hide

Reviewed by John 1st May 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Old Coach House and our expectations were exceeded. The property was spotlessly clean, warm and very homely. We loved the enclosed garden and the bed was probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in! The location is astonishing - two mins from the High Street and two mins from miles of open countryside walking. Read moreWe really appreciated the welcome chocolates and fizz! Holiday perfection for us and our dogs! Hide

Reviewed by Darrell 24th April 2021

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Excellent property. Very clean and in a great location. Welcome chocolates and wine very much appreciated. The enclosed garden was superb for our dog with sunshine on the patio throughout the day. Although very close to amenities, it is very quiet and you feel very private with great countryside walks literally at the end of the lane. We will definRead moreitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 17th April 2021

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Fantastic cozy cottage in a great location .

Reviewed by Stephen 12th April 2021

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Our 3rd stay at this lovely little cottage. Spotlessly clean and tidy, as always. Located down a quiet road, a few minutes walk from the River Stour. The cottage has everything you need and the garden is fully enclosed and a sun trap. The super king sized bed is soooo comfy! The village is very friendly and welcoming and has a greengrocer, butcher,Read more vets, pharmacy, coffee shops, a few pubs and much more. We have already booked for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th December 2020

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A lovely property in a great location for local walks. Very close to the river only a short walk from the property. Well located in the town for topping up on essentials too. The property itself was clean and fit for purpose and plenty of parking on the drive and ideal for me, my husband and our Westie, George, with a very secure back garden for doRead moregs. We had a fantastic stay and the bubbly and chocolates left by the owner was a lovely touch. We would be very happy to return for a future stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 11th December 2020

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Ideal little Coach House for 1 or two people. Fabulous location for town and walks along the Trailway and lovely welcome chocs and bubbly. I will definitely return.

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