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Orcadia Cottage in Sturminster Newton, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Orcadia Cottage description

Holiday home
Orcadia Cottage is a character, detached cottage set in the market town of Sturminster Newton, Dorset. With two bedrooms and a shower room, up to four people can enjoy a holiday in this period property. On the ground floor is a kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside, there is a small enclosed courtyard area with furniture and BBQ, whilst roadside parking is available approximately 25 yards from the property on a first come, first served basis. Orcadia Cottage sits cose to the River Stour and offers a delightful setting for couples and small family groups seeking the many charming sights of Dorset.

The small, attractive market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six-arch, 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation to those who may damage it! The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!

Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Unrestricted roadside parking 25 yards from cottage on first come, first served basis. Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: There are some low level doorways. Note: Intermittent mobile signal.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Finch
June 2016
It was a pleasant experience to be greeted by the owner of the cottage who explained the various things about the cottage. The cottage was very well appointed and you did feel at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
Mrs Willoughby
May 2016
Excellent Cottage in quiet cul de sac, with a warm welcome from the owner. I would thoroughly recommend this Cottage.
Mrs Bicknell
May 2016
We loved the cottage, it was comfortable, warm and cosy and provided a great base. Sturminster is a friendly town and has everything you need on the doorstep. We enjoyed driving around the area, the countryside is beautiful and there was plenty to see and do.
Miss Smart
March 2016
Orcadia is a wonderful, warm and cosy cottage for March weather, situated in a pretty and quiet part of town.
Mrs Lane
March 2016
My Mother and I really loved Sturminster. We were visiting friends and the cottage was an excellent and very comfortable base. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Cottage was beautiful and facilities were excellent. Would definitely book again.
Mrs Clark
January 2016
Orcadia Cottage is a little piece of heaven in Sturminster Newton. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for families or couples of all ages. Thank you very much.
Mrs Townhill
December 2015
The cottage was very cosy and comfortable, and in an excellent position for town whist also being very quiet and peaceful. We had a really lovely week and would definitely go back.
Mrs Blakeley
November 2015
A very cosy cottage, well positioned for shops etc. It was ideal for our winter break, or to explore Dorset at any other time of year. Would definitely recommend it.
Ms Danleigh
November 2015
Best cottage we've ever stayed at. Everything was provided, the property was so clean and a wonderful place to have a short or long break.
Mr Warren
November 2015
Lovely Cottage with plenty of space inside. Very well appointed, clean and tidy. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Mr Brunsdon
November 2015
The quaint cottage was located a few minutes walk from the small town which was very convenient for shopping, there were also lovely country walks on the doorstep without having to use the car. The cottage was beautifully and sympathetically decorated and contained everything we required. It was lovely, warm and cosy. We would definitely return and recommend to friends.
Mr Wood
September 2015
Very cosy and well equipped cottage. The cottage is decorated really well and I loved the King size bed.
Mr Bibby
June 2015
The comfort level was first class and the attention to detail was unbeatable.
Mrs Kempkes
July 2015
Orcadia Cottage is an excellent place to spend your holidays. It is located in a beautiful and quiet cul-de-sac, but within walking distance of shops and pubs. The equipment is perfect and there is everything you could need and wish for. On entering the cottage, you see and feel that the owners have spent a lot of thought on every single detail. We especially wish to thank the owners for their friendly welcome. We can only recommend Orcadia Cottage; it was a home away from home.
Mrs Mason
April 2015
We have been on many holidays in rented cottages before but this surpasses them all in terms of the attention to detail and level of comfort. The very friendly and extremely hospitable owners made us feel incredibly welcome. They dealt with all our queries very quickly and efficiently and were very kind to us throughout. We would definitely recommend it to anyone in need of real home comforts in a lovely, peaceful setting. You will not be disappointed.
Mrs Turner
March 2015
We received a lovely welcome from the owners and particularly liked theconvenient location and overall comfort of Orcadia Cottage
Mrs Gouldthorpe
March 2015
The attention to detail, everything was in good condition. Tastefully furnished and everything has been well thought of. It was such a comfortable cottage with a lovely atmosphere.
December 2016
Really enjoyed the comfort of the cottage. Location perfect. The Dorset Trailway is very close. Welcome pack simply great.
Mrs Redman
January 2015
The welcome we received from the owners and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. The cottage is very cosy and the wood burner was wonderful in the evenings after we had been out for a walk.
December 2016
We enjoyed staying at Orcadia Cottage so much we decided to extend our stay for an extra day to take advantage of the weather. he owners Peter and Fiona left us a generous welcome pack which was the best we have experienced on our travels.We are walkers and enjoyed the variety of walks available in the area, one of the best was a trip to Stourhead where we walked to King Alfred's Tower. We called in at the Fiddleford Inn whilst out walking, the reception was very frosty, suggest you try The Bull along the road where we made to feel very welcome. We hope to return here some time in the future.
June 2016
I stayed here with my daughter and we had a most enjoyable and comfortable stay. We had a very warm welcome and were very impressed by the welcome pack which included sausages and bacon. The local shops were great and there was something to do everyday. My daughter and her husband are thinking of booking next year for a short break. Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. Helen & Michael
October 2016
We have just returned after a fantastic week in this wonderful cottage. Made welcome by Peter the owner on arrival with a welcome pack which was a lovely gesture. Warm, comfortable, quiet and very well equipped all helped to make our week in Dorset a perfect holiday. The cottage had a homely & loved feeling about it & is a credit to the owners. Situated down a lane in the lovely village of Sturminster Newton which has all you need for your stay. There is a variety of shops full of fresh local produce a couple of pubs, a supermarket and a selection of takeaways if required. Its a lovely place stay to explore such a pretty county. Highly recommended....... thank you!!
October 2015
This cottage is one of the best that we have rented. Very well furnished, full kitchen equipment, central heating also log fire if wanted. Modern TV both in the lounge and the double bedroom also DVD player. Good welcome pack - milk/coffee/tea/biscuits/nibbles, bacon/sausage/bread. No bath but good shower. Small rear yard which was pleasant to sit in for a read of the paper and a coffee. Local Co-Operative store and small general store within a short distance. Welcomed by owner but not intrusive during our stay, local if required. Easy reach of Dorset countryside and coastline.
March 2015
Our 3 night weekend at Orcadia Cottage, was wonderful. The owners have thought of everything - we wanted for nothing. The warm personal welcome and the superb 'welcome pack' started us off and we never looked back. We had a log fire each evening and were extremely comfortable in this beautifully renovated and obviously loved cottage.
Christiane K
July 2015
This is definitely a cottage to recommend. The owners have paid lots of attention to detail and have furnished the cottage to a high standard. It is comfortable, cosy and extremely well-equipped. We immediately felt at home, not least because of the very friendly welcome by the owner. A most generous welcome pack was highly appreciated. The location is excellent; it is very quiet, but shops and pubs are within walking distance, and there are many places to visit in the near surroundings. On the whole, a five-star cottage that makes you feel at home. Thanks a lot for sharing it!
Mrs Jelenski
July 2016
Lovely, comfortable Cottage in a good location. Walks straight from the front door or just a short drive to lots of Dorset attractions. Owner very friendly and helpful. Cottage is kitted out to a high spec can't think of anything lacking or missing. Would highly recommend Orcadia Cottage to anyone planning a visit to Dorset.
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