Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Mappowder Cottage is a holiday cottage in Buckland Newton, Dorset, sleeping 4 and pet friendly, all on one level this unique accommodation is set in beautiful countryside
Mappowder Cottage lies on the outskirts of the village of Buckland Newton within the Blackmore Vale which is a truly beautiful area to explore. There are an abundance of walking and cycling routes from here and if the exercise doesn't take your breath away then the countryside and views surely will. This is one of two cottages on the same site which can be booked together allowing stays for up to eight people. The accommodation is all on one level and is pet friendly. In addition the property can house a horse as there is a stable and field along with parking for horse box and an arena. The house itself is full of charm with an open fire and antique furnishings. Coupled with the location this will make a truly memorable stay.
The accommodation at Mappowder Cottage comprises of a sitting/dining room with an open fire, TV with WiFi enabled throughout along with two comfortable sofas, a telescope and a dining area with circular table and chairs for four. The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a washer/dryer as well as a range of accessories and utensils. The two bedrooms have been arranged as a king size double and a twin. The bathroom has a roll top bath with a shower over, basin and toilet. A cot and highchair can be provided upon request.
Outside is an enclosed front garden with lawn and patio complete with furniture. There is ample off road parking. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Sturminster Newton is in the Blackmore Vale and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town is split in two by the River Stour with Sturminster to the North and Newton to the South of the river.Read more
Move from the metropolis that is Sturminster Newton and you will find yourself in some stunningly beautiful areas - we holidayed in this very area in 2012. There are some great villages to explore including Okeford Fitzpaine, Child Okeford, Manston, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Stourton Caundle, Pulham and Hazelbury Bryan to name but a few.
Every Monday the town holds a market that has been occurring in the area for a long time and holds all sorts of locally produced goods. In the middle of September, the area gathers in all the cheese lovers to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. 2014 saw it in its 15th year and exhibitor numbers grow even further. It's not all cheese though with a wealth of other food and drink exhibitors as well as entertainment and arts and crafts. On the third Thursday in August, Sturmninster Newton holds its annual carnival.
The North Dorset Trailway is run by a charity and is dedicated to making sections of the pld Somerset and Dorset Railway into usable areas to now walk and cycle. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury, around 11 miles in total. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. One such is Sturminster Newton Mill, a stunning looking building with a very long history. The mill consists of three floors and a north and south wing and regular events are also held on the site. It even has a shop selling flour made by the still working mill. The mill is open between April and September with a small admission charge.
Sturminster Newton Museum is housed in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with local history of the town, the local railways and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is fee.
You have a choice of over 20 places to eat out including tea houses, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are also some great pubs and restaurants to discover in the outlying villages and towns.Read less
Bournemouth is 30 miles away
Bristol is 40 miles away
Exeter is 55 miles away