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The Old Stables in Winterborne Stickland, Dorset

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Stables description

Holiday home
The Old Stables is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double with en-suite shower, two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. The Old Stables is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.

Winterborne Stickland is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering good walks and superb views. Take a visit to the market town of Dorchester, home of Thomas Hardy. Within an easy drive lies the Jurassic Coast with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.

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 heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Further fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench. Shared front lawned area. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Stanhope
February 2016
This was a family trip which was perfect. The cottage was modern and well equipped, and it was so dark and quiet at night I slept beautifully!
Mrs Simner
November 2015
The property was gorgeous. With the wood burner blazing it was the cosiest place to be. Myself and my family could not fault it. The equipment in the kitchen was of good quality too. It is unusual to come to a place like this and find quality sharp knives for cooking.
Mr Eldridge
October 2015
The property was exactly as we hoped for, really well presented and a very high standard of cleanliness. This felt like a home from home.
Miss Ewins
September 2015
A fantastic cottage which felt clean welcoming and homely. It was located in a lovely area with loads to do. Our dogs were very happy and relaxed too. Overall fantastic, our week went far too quick!
Mrs Jones
April 2015
The property was absolutely perfect. The play barn and the outside space was an added bonus for my grandchildren who loved playing whilst we got dinner. We would definitely recommend.
Mrs Wells
June 2015
The accommodation and its location made the holiday a brilliant one for all the family.
Mrs Robertson
August 2015
The cottage was excellent as was the complex (garden and games room), and I could not fault it. The location was lovely, very peaceful and quiet yet still easy to get down to the coast. The accommodation was of an excellent standard; spacious and well equipped. I could not fault it.
Mrs Peters
March 2015
The barn was so lovely and furnished to a brilliant standard, well thought about and well laid out for dogs too! Great location! Would love to come back!
Mrs Ray
January 2015
Excellent accommodation with plenty of room and comfortable beds. The area is lovely and well worth a return visit.
Mrs Renshaw
October 2014
This immaculately decorated and furnished cottage was the perfect base for exploring Dorset. The owners have thought of everything and all aspects of the property are to a very high standard. The games room was ideal for children and adults alike. Each property has its' own fenced off garden which is perfect for four legged friends and young children. So many beautiful places to visit within a short drive. If you are considering booking, stop thinking about it and do it. You will not be disappointed.
Mrs Janes
August 2014
This is a beautiful barn conversion, very spacious and well appointed. It is well situated for the many attractions Dorset has to offer.
Mrs Buttriss
July 2014
Comfortable and beautiful cottage and surroundings. There was lots to do as a family and the opportunity to have relaxing family time. Brilliant place and we will definitely be back.
Peter B
August 2014
This cottage is one of a small cluster inside renovated farm buildings/stables. It has been transformed into a beautifully presented holiday home. Real wood floors and furniture, modern kitchen and bathrooms, all in a wonderfully peaceful location with walks on the doorstep. Well positioned for exploring a large portion of Dorset, we visited Dorchester, Swanage, Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Lulworth, Studland beach and many other places. There is plenty to see and do. It was so clean and had a feel of luxury about it, we didn't want to leave at the end of such a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!
December 2016
We were so impressed when we arrived with how utterly beautiful the cottage was and in fact the whole building with the other cottages. We booked for our son's 18th as he is based close by. Everything you need for a holiday away was provided and the booklet was most useful to advise on local pubs, restaurants and beaches. The ONLY reason i haven't rated this cottage as 'excellent' is the fact that we had to be out by 10am which was far too early. It meant our 'relaxing stay' was turned into a mad rush on departure day (our son's actual birthday). The house keeper was sat outside at 9:45am too! I personally think 11 or even better 12pm would have made this stay perfect!
Mrs Bullivant
June 2016
Lovely accommodation, peaceful area apart from bird song. Relaxing and very comfortable. The property is well placed for exploring the area. Look forward to our next holiday with your company in August.
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