Rose Cottage in Sturminster Newton, Bournemouth

  • Sturminster Newton
  • 4 Sleeps
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets

What to Expect

A compact holiday home that was formerly a stable, Rose Cottage is nestled in the grounds of a 15th-century, grade II listed thatched house.

There is an acre of the owner’s meadowland surrounding the cottage offering views of the River Stour and the old mill. This accommodation has a double and single room with space for 3 people, and it is dog friendly too.

Just the right size for a small family, it’s location gives you access the glorious Dorset countryside and a choice of lively market towns.

At A Glance

  • Golf
  • Two Dogs Allowed
  • Open Fire
  • Pets - No Charge
  • Pub Within 1 Mile
  • Rural Location

Look Inside


  • Bed Linen
  • Highchairs
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Car Parking

About Rose Cottage

There are 2 holiday homes at this location, each is a single-story stable conversion that sleeps 3 people. At Rose Cottage there’s a double bedroom and a single bedroom, plus a shower room.

The living area is open plan and includes a sofa, TV, small table and chairs and the compact kitchen is equipped with a cooker, microwave and fridge.

There are shared laundry facilities and a shared lawn outside. It is pet friendly.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Sturminster Newton, Nr Fiddleford

A pretty Dorset town on the River Stour, Sturminster Newton is in the Blackmore Vale. Situated 12 miles from Sherborne and 24 miles from the coastal town of Poole, it’s easy to explore the local area from here.

At Sturminster Newton there are a couple of friendly pubs, a handful of shops and a large church. An old mill sits on the river’s edge and now serves as a local museum. At nearby Shaftsbury the cobbled streets give this market town a quaint appearance.

At 750 feet above sea level, the town offers long views across the countryside. Gold Hill is a steep lane lined with thatched cottages that seem to defy gravity and is much photographed. Walking to the top is an achievement in itself. The ruins of the abbey and the gardens can be visited, and there’s a museum here as well where you can learn all about the town’s fascinating history. Sherborne is a small and bustling town that boasts a castle that was home to Sir Walter Raleigh and visited by William of Orange.

Capability Brown installed the lake and landscaped the gardens, so there is a lot to explore. A steam museum houses a 26-foot waterwheel and other interesting artefacts, and there are plenty of places nearby to buy a cream tea or coffee and a cake. Head south to the coast of Dorset and spend the day in Poole, Bournemouth or Lulworth.

With sandy beaches, amusements, ice-cream parlours and great places to eat, there’s nothing nicer than being by the seaside. There are water activities to book along this stretch of coast if you want to try surfing, paddle boarding or sailing.

Our Thoughts

A stay in this converted stable gives a small family a quiet break away in the heart of Dorset. With one pet welcome, there’s no need to leave your beloved doggy at home.

It’s peaceful and quiet in this area, with countryside walking paths, historical towns and interesting museums to explore without driving too far. For a day at the seaside, it’s a 45-minute trip to long stretches of sand, promenades and ice-cream shops.

A walk by the sea is good for the soul no matter what the time of year. Before you head out and about, you can tuck into breakfast at the cottage as there’s a neat little kitchen with self-catering facilities. The pull-out table and chairs offers you space enough to sit in comfort and enjoy your morning cup of tea.
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 100%
Location 90%
Cleanliness 100%
Value for money 90%

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