Maple Cottage is a lovely semi-detached bungalow located near Sturminster Newton, in Dorset. Playing host to two bedrooms; a double and a twin; this cottage sleeps four guests, as well as a family bathroom. The interior also comprises a kitchen and a lounge with a dining area and open fire. Outside is an enclosed garden with a lawn and patio furniture as well as off-road parking for 1 car. Maple Cottage provides a splendid base to return to in a handsome region of south-west England.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting/Dining area with open fire.
Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. There is also a 'camp bed' so you can bring an extra child. Ample off-road parking. Enclosed garden to the front with lawn and patio furniture. Pet friendly. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Coast 40mins. Note: Guests welcome to bring a horse as there is a stable, and field along with parking for horse box and an arena. Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 988342, together they sleep eight guests with interconnecting doors.
The market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six-arch, 15th century bridge. The area inspired the beautiful works of Thomas Hardy. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the Dorset Heritage Coast is also within easy reach.
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!