Apple Tree Cottage is a lovely terraced cottage situated in the village of Shillingstone just four miles from Sturminster Newton in North Dorset. The cottage can sleep four people in one king-size double bedroom and one twin, as well as ground floor family shower room. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner. Outside is roadside parking and a private enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ. Apple Tree Cottage is a delightful cottage from which to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Two bedrooms. 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
Electric central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner. Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher,washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking for 1 car beside a lane within 50 yards, on a first come, first served basis. Bike storage. Enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs only. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 8 mins walk. Note: The steep stairs may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. Note: Intermittent mobile phone reception. Note: The cottage is situated beside a country lane and therefore some associated traffic noise can be heard.
Dorset has many claims to fame including the iconic Hovis advert, the best-selling Famous Five Books, and the award winning drama ‘Broadchurch’. Visit Shaftesbury and you’ll find a very recognisable street, Gold Hill. This cobbled street was use in the 1970’s Hovis TV advert featuring a boy pushing a bike up the hill. Walking up/down this familiar hill you’d be forgiven for humming or whistling 'New World Symphony' which accompanied the TV advert.
Enid Blyton’s ‘The Famous Five’ series featured Dorset locations such as the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour, with Anne, Dick, Georgina, Julian, and Timmy the dog having their adventures and enjoying a few ginger beers along the way.
The cliffs and beach at West Bay were used as the backdrop to the ITV crime drama ‘Broadchurch’. Retrace the steps of David Tennant and Olivia Coleman by visiting this stunning section of the Dorset coast.
The Jurassic Coast is over 90 miles of coastline covering from East Devon to Dorset. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, The Jurassic Coast, quite rightly, joins other well-known World Heritage Sites such as the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) and the Grand Canyon (USA). It is easy to see why this coast is so popular when it allows visitors to experience a fascinating walk through history.
We hope you have a great Dorset break!