Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Tick Tock Cottage is a holiday cottage in Marnhull, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly, this Grade II listed Georgian cottage is perfect for exploring North Dorset
Tick Tock Cottage is a fabulous wing of the owners impressive Grade II listed Georgian property in the village of Marnhull. With lots of period features and great attention to detail this cottage is a wonderful base in which to explore Dorset. Marnhull itself has a shop which sells some excellent local produce (do check out the cheese) as well as two pubs you can relax in after a hard days exploring. You can visit the nearby town of Shaftesbury on the edge of the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for outdoor lovers. You can enjoy the outdoors with your four footed friend as Tick Tock Cottage also welcomes one well behaved dog.
The accommodation at Tick Tock Cottage comprises of a sitting room with TV with Freeview, WiFi and a selection of books and games. The kitchen/diner is of a generous size and also sports a woodburning stove and is equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The ground floor also has a cloakroom with basin and toilet. There are three bedrooms, a double and a twin on the first floor with a shower room with double walk in shower, basin and toilet. Up a final four steps to the master bedroom which is a king size double with a port hole from the original 1800s building adding to the character of this generously sized room. An immaculate, white en suite bathroom serves the master bedroom. A stairgate, travel cot and highchair is available on request.
Outside is an enclosed courtyard garden complete with furniture. There is off road parking for two cars. 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 29 miles away
Bristol is 35 miles away
Exeter is 61 miles away