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Orchard House Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Shillingstone, Dorset

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Orchard House Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Orchard House Cottage is a ground floor studio apartment in the village of Shillingstone near to Blandford Forum in Dorset. The cottage sleeps two people and contains a double bed, a sitting area and a dining area with a woodburning stove. Also in the cottage are a shower room and a fitted kitchen. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car and a front patio with outdoor furniture. Perfect for a romantic break, Orchard House Cottage is set in beautiful countryside in a fabulous location.

The village of Shillingstone is beside the River Stour, a short drive from the market town of Blandford Forum. Locally there are well marked footpaths with a local.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Electric wall convector heater with woodburning stove and heated towel rail. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead due to livestock. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: The owner has 2 dogs and there are geese, chickens, pigs and horses close by.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mrs Hooper
August 2015
The cottage was a very comfortable base for us to travel from. The bed/living room was spacious and very user friendly, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The setting was lovely and the location was excellent for travelling around southern Dorset. All in all, an excellent place to stay - we also had a very warm welcome from the owner when we arrived.
Mr Catlow
May 2015
A very nice and comfortable cottage. The setting is ideal for a peaceful, quiet holiday. The daily visit from the dog, ducks, rabbits and horse added to the delight. There was lots of walking in the area as well as being within easy reach of places of interest.
Mrs Miles
January 2015
The cottage was a winner for us, it delivered everything we wanted and would definitely recommend and return ourselves.
Mr Beadsworth
February 2015
Delivered what it promised. The quality of furnishings and comfort were excellent, it felt as if the owner had given thought to this. It was well equipped and situated and the owner was helpful and unobtrusive.
Ms Livingstone
November 2014
The cottage was self-contained, with all we needed and thanks to the wood burning stove, very cosy. The owners made us feel very welcome with a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge and a full basket of logs. There was useful information about facilities and walks in the area. We had just enough attention from the owner (and her dogs) to feel looked after. The pet friendly nature of the place was a definite bonus.
Mr Gardner
June 2014
A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.
Mr Fuller
December 2013
We really loved this cottage. It was exactly what we had hoped for. Very cosy, comfortable bed and arm chairs and in absolutely ideal surroundings. The log burner made the whole atmosphere perfect for a winter weekend away.
Ms Carson
November 2013
The cottage was very comfortable and cosy, we felt totally at home as soon as we arrived, and the owner was very welcoming.
Ms Steedman
October 2013
A very warm welcome from the cottage owner and very friendly family, always polite and cheerful when passing by. We were left to our own devices which was excellent although also offered the option of knocking on their door at any time if we required anything. A beautiful environment, quiet and picturesque. We have already recommended this cottage to friends. A lovely peaceful holiday in the heart of beautiful Dorset.
Mrs Phillippi
July 2013
The cottage was safe and peaceful, so therefore it was easy to relax. All the main resorts and places of interest for us in Dorset were less than an hour away. We will certainly be booking in again sometime!
Mrs Brown
September 2013
The owner was welcoming and friendly. It was a peaceful and quiet location. Beautiful walks in the area. The wood burner made the cottage cosy, especially when it rained. Truly relaxing holiday. We would return to The Orchard Cottage.
Mrs Shaw
June 2013
We found the cottage attractive and comfortable, nice and warm.
Mr Clay
May 2013
We liked how peaceful it was, the surroundings and the animals. The family that own the cottage are lovely.
Mrs Morgan
March 2013
Very warm and friendly welcome from owner. Very relaxing and central for rest of Dorset. Walks straight from the door.
Mr Wignall
December 2012
Lovely little romantic getaway.
Mr Bowsher
November 2012
Wonderfully quiet area. Friendly animals. Pretty, a place to rest undisturbed.
Mrs Rosewell
October 2012
This is a very pretty cottage in a peaceful location. Everything about the cottage was just right.
Mr Leighton
October 2012
An excellent cottage, in a very quiet part of the village. Friendly and welcoming owner. Ideal centre for exploring Dorset. Very friendly animals, liked to be talked to!
Mrs Cadavieco
September 2012
The general environment was a delight, and the cottage was lovely. I absolutely loved being close to the animals, particularly the very friendly pigs. The hostess was charming and hospitable. Highly recommended for stargazing!
Mr Birch
July 2012
The cottage was in nice quiet the spot the villagers were friendly, walks from the door step. The owners animals, 2 dogs, horse, pigs and chickens, were friendly and a pleasure to watch. Our 2 dogs mixed in very well so a good time was had by all. Must mention the welcome pack very good!
Mrs Gill
February 2012
Everything was better than we had expected - very quiet and comfortable. The surroundings were delightful and ideal for our dog.
Mr Moritz
July 2012
A quiet location in very pretty country area, good road connections to beaches in Poole and Bournemouth, and a supermarket and shops within reasonable distance. We received a friendly reception too.
August 2014
Stayed for a few days over our wedding anniversary. The owner who lives nearby was always available and friendly but not intrusive. The cottage itself was so comfortable, just what we needed with our german shepherd. The surroundings were beautiful and so relaxing. Would definitely stay again and would recommend
Anthony B
October 2016
Very well presented to a high standard little cottage in the grounds of the owners property. Very good kitchen with everything that you could need for your stay. Everywhere was clean and tidy and well presented. The owners are very nice and can't do enough to make your stay a pleasant one . This was an excellent base to explore the Jurassic coast, south Dorset ,Poole with many things to do all year round. It was always nice to get back to the log fire at the end of the day. TONY & FLO BOWMAN DEVON
June 2014
Spent a lovely few days, relaxing in this cottage. The layout was excellent for my husband and I along with our dog. The owner was fabulous and on hand but not intrusive. Will definitely stay again. Property was in beautiful grounds in a picturesque part of the country
July 2013
We were so happy and relaxed here! Fiona was extremely welcoming and her well-loved menagerie a delight to meet. The cottage was an excellent base for touring around Dorset. The main coastal resorts are no more than an hour away. It is a clean and cosy little pied de terre, which we experienced in the longest heat wave in years. It was cool and very safe and quiet. We are certain it will be lovely as a winter holiday destination because it has a wood burning stove. Highly recommended
June 2012
Fantastic place, clean, friendly and relaxing. Great walks, lovely country-side. Everything you need for a great holiday.
Mrs Hext
September 2015
It was a lovely property in lovely surroundings, and it was lovely and peaceful.
Ms Kerr
May 2016
Orchard House Cottage is very comfortable and has a peaceful ambiance. The owner is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely, relaxing time here.
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