Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
The Stables is a holiday cottage in Dorset, sleeping 4, pet friendly with magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale and walks on your doorstep.
The Stables is a stunning barn conversion set in the owners 130 acres of wooded farmland in the hamlet of Fifehead Neville just 3 miles from Sturminster Newton. It has been converted to a high standard with exposed beams and has wonderful views across the Blacmore Vale. Paths and bridleways are on your doorstep to enjoy the excellent walking in the area.
The accommodation at The Stables comprises of a sitting room with TV, video, DVD player, sofa bed that can sleep one, radio and a selection of books. The kitchen has a dining area for four and is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Upstairs are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin. There is a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet. A cot can be made available upon request.
Outside there is an enclosed garden with patio complete with furniture and swings for children aged up to 10. There is off road parking available for two cars. The Stables is pet friendly and accepts one well behaved dog. 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 28 miles away
Bristol is 39 miles away
Exeter is 58 miles away