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Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House

Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Converted coach house sleeping two guest an ideal romantic getaway
  • Period property dating to the 17th century
  • Large enclosed gardens with lawn and seating area
  • Located close to Sturminster Newton town centre
Property code: TOLDC

Pretty, former coach house with spacious gardens, located close to the town centre of Sturminster Newton, an attractive market town situated on the River Stour in North Dorset.

This property is located just a short walk from the centre of the historic town of Sturminster Newton. The celebrated author, Thomas Hardy, made Sturminster Newton his home and the area around the town features in several of his novels. It is easy to see why the novelist fell in love with this town, with its picturesque water mill, handsome arched bridge, and beautiful surrounding countryside. The River Stour which runs through the town, is a great place for keen fishermen, as well as those who leisurely walks in attractive surroundings . Further afield, yet still within easy reach the town of Shaftesbury is a wonderfully quaint place to spend an afternoon, and visitors will recognise its famous Gold Hill from the long-running Hovis adverts.

This detached property makes a lovely romantic retreat for a couple looking to escape the stresses of daily life. Upon arrival, guests can immediately make themselves at home in the lounge/diner which not only has comfortable seating, but also has large floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the room with light, and a TV/DVD. Passing the dining table and moving through to the kitchen, guests will easily be able to find everything they need including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor and offers a shower-over-bath and WC. Stairs lead from the lounge up to the first floor in the eaves of the property. The super-king-size bed dominates this cosy space, which has sloping ceilings, a storage chest, and two circular windows at either end of the room. Guests should take care here as there is some reduced head-height in this room.

Outside, there is a pleasant patio with a table and chairs which is accessed from the patio door in the lounge. Beyond this area, the garden gives way to a spacious lawn with plenty of space to relax and enjoy the sun, or perhaps sit outside with evening drinks or an alfresco meal. There is ample-off road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance, beach 20 miles

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephanie 20th December 2020

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A lovely property in a great location for local walks. Very close to the river only a short walk from the property. Well located in the town for topping up on essentials too. The property itself was clean and fit for purpose and plenty of parking on the drive and ideal for me, my husband and our Westie, George, with a very secure back garden for doRead moregs. We had a fantastic stay and the bubbly and chocolates left by the owner was a lovely touch. We would be very happy to return for a future stay. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 11th December 2020

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Ideal little Coach House for 1 or two people. Fabulous location for town and walks along the Trailway and lovely welcome chocs and bubbly. I will definitely return.

Reviewed by Yasmin 31st October 2020

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The Old Coach House was a lovely little place for my partner and I to stay for a long weekend. There was nothing better after a day out, than coming back home and snuggling up on the sofa in front of the tv. Plenty of facilities, nice clean rooms with modern heating controls. The king sized bed was super comfortable. The only downside (which is notRead morehing to do with the property itself) is the narrow little road you have to go down to get to the propertys parking. Definately would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 24th October 2020

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Lovely cottage we had a great stay. very clean great location a short walk to the town and a short walk to the river . Lovely secure garden for dogs . We really couldnt fault this cottage at all and would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Graham 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Tony 12th September 2020

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This was a wonderful holiday and accommodation. The cottage was spotlessly clean. There was parking for 3 cars if necessary. The garden was well kept and dog safe. We would definitely stay there again. Sturminster Newton is a great little village with lots of amenities.

Reviewed by Jill 1st September 2020

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The photos on the website were a very accurate representation of the property. Ideal for couples, close to the shops/pubs and the outdoor patio area and garden were lovely.

Reviewed by Catherine 29th August 2020

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Excellent delightful place to stay

Reviewed by Pete 15th August 2020

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Perfect cosy cottage with good level of comfort , especially the super sized bed. Good location with plenty of quality shops, takeaways and access to a good range of walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Gary 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 25th July 2020

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Small but practical house with secure back garden in quiet street in quiet English country town with good facilities except a bank

Reviewed by John 14th March 2020

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It was a strange time for our break as the Coronavirus was hitting the country hard. I cannot fault the property. It had a very homely feeling straight away and the drink and choccies on arrival were very welcome as well as tea bags , coffee . The bed was extremely comfy and George our dog loved the enclosed garden .

Reviewed by Julia 17th February 2020

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A quiet little hideaway. The garden was a good size. Our lurcher was able to have a bit of a run around.

Reviewed by Julie 20th January 2020

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A very well equipped and comfortable cottage with everything you would needfor a lovely stay. Its down a little lane which is very quiet but a few minutes walk from all the shops and main high street. It is also a few minutes walk the other way from some stunning walks along the stour which was perfect for dog walking. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Jill 24th December 2019

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Lovely little cottage... suited my husband and I and our little dog perfectly. Great location near some good village pubs, country walks and a bit of clay pigeon shooting too.

Reviewed by Mark 28th November 2019

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A perfect location, only a minute from the town centre and yet tucked away and peaceful. Equally close to open countryside and the river. Very well equipped, clean and cared for. Large, off-road parking area, and a fully enclosed garden. All in all, A super little place and we hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Keith 2nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Barry 19th October 2019

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Reviewed by Jill 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Kelly 4th September 2019

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We had a lovely time at the old coach house. Location was a couple of minutes walk to the town where they have a everything you could want and a local pub which you are made to feel very welcome and is very dog friendly. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen and a good sized garden for our little dog. The wine and chocolates on arrival was also aRead more really nice touch. Overall we had a lovely time and would be happy to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 24th August 2019

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The village is beautiful plenty of shops and good places to eat and drink, we had a relaxing stay and the wine and chocolates was a very nice gesture thank you, the garden is nice and is enclosed which makes it safe for dogs

Reviewed by Julie 10th August 2019

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cottage very clean & well equipped. Beautiful safe garden for my dogs who loved it. Very close to local amenities. Lovely welcome gift, wine, chocolates & the most important thing milk for a cup of tea after our journey. Could not fault this lovely property. Had a lovely relaxing break.

Reviewed by Wendy 3rd August 2019

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This property was perfect for us and our two terriers. Good parking despite the narrow access road, lovely comfortable sofas and bed, well equipped kitchen. The garden is properly enclosed and was much enjoyed by the dogs. Very short walk to pub and shops. Lovely longer walks along the river to the mill and also along the Trailway.

Reviewed by Diana 27th July 2019

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Reviewed by Dessi 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by Mike 6th July 2019

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Perfect enclosed garden for our dog who is an escape artist. Great walks. Perfect location. Would definitely consider coming back again.

Reviewed by John 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 15th June 2019

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We like the garden because it's safe for dogs - they have room to wander but can't escape. Quite comfortable for relaxing and sleeping but the bedroom is quite narrow with low eaves. Nice village with shops, walks and a pub. Not far from other interesting towns and villages.

Reviewed by Kay 11th May 2019

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The Old Coach House was very clean, well equipped and comfortable and our 2 jack Russell's loved the private, enclosed, dog friendly garden, as did we. It was a sun trap and plenty of garden furniture to sit on and relax, very peaceful with only the bird song to listen to. The old coach house was situated down a lane just off the main town so easy Read moreto walk to the shops and if you went left out of the house you were in the countryside within 2 minutes with lovely walks in all directions. Hide

Reviewed by William 4th May 2019

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Reviewed by Harry 27th April 2019

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Very welcoming. Nice touch with Prosecco and chocolates of good quality. Plenty of walks and easy access to places to eat

Reviewed by Karen 20th April 2019

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We found the Cottage very comfortable, close to all amenities, literally a few minutes walk which was ideal. Nice welcome gift waiting when we arrived which was a nice touch. The location was great for us lots of walks on our doorstep which our dogs loved. We had great weather as we picked Easter Week so could enjoy the garden. Would love to returnRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 13th April 2019

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This is our second time at the cottage. It's spotless, has everything we need, an enclosed garden for our dogs, lovely walks and a very friendly pub. What more could we ask for?

Reviewed by Nicola 23rd March 2019

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This was our second visit to this property. As usual it was incredibly clean very comfortable and tastefully decorated . The enclosed garden is a bonus and the garden chairs were used as we were so lucky in choosing one of the warmest sunniest weeks this year so far. Sturminster is such a pretty place lots of interesting shops and cafes. We will beRead more back. Hide

Reviewed by 16th March 2019

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Very comfortable and clean accommodation. Very well positioned for access to the local countryside and amenities. A lovely place to stay with or without a dog. We really appreciated the Welcome Pack. The local pubs (The Swan and The Bull) served excellent food. Local museum worth a visit too.

Reviewed by R 9th March 2019

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The cottage itself is lovely in a really quiet location lots of birds singing the road to the cottage is very narrow so take care. We had a great time even though the weather was awful.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd March 2019

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The cottage was very comfortable apart from the heating. Very well equipped and the dog safe garden was perfect. The location in the centre town was also very good.

Reviewed by Heather 23rd February 2019

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Lovely cottage - great location - beautiful decor - great for pets as great garden.

Reviewed by Lynne 9th February 2019

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Perfect,this was one of the VERY best cottages we have ever stayed in ,perfect for the dog,lovely enclosed garden ,the attention to detail in this property is amazing ,its immacuately presented, the decor has been upgraded and the older pictures dont really do it justice,we had a welcome card ,chocolates ,wine and a pint of milk left for us , and wRead moreill definitely be returning to this property again. Hide

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