This cosy, compact yet delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in local stone, Owl's Nest Cottage was once the home of a breeding pair of Barn Owls. The cottage is all on one level; the well-equipped kitchen has a sitting-area with a wood-burner for snug evenings in, and the dining-area in the conservatory allows for meals with a view. There is a comfy 5' bed, and the en suite has a fully tiled shower cubicle with drench head shower. The unobtrusive Owners live on site and are happy to help in any way.
Owl's Nest Cottage is on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and provides all you need for a very comfortable stay. The conservatory/dining-room is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee whilst planning your adventure for the day. The outside space has parking and a patio with furniture and barbecue; miles of paths and tracks are accessible from your doorstep. The fabulous Jurassic Coast is a 50 minute drive; visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door or for the energetic, Golden Cap gives the most wonderful perspective of this World Heritage coastline, a real adventure for walkers. The market town of Sherborne, seven miles away, has two castles and an abbey; Sherborne Castle is a 16th Century Tudor mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh, with wonderful gardens. The castle plays host to a wide variety of events during the year, open from April to October. Explore the green rolling hills and market towns of Hardy's novels; Shaftesbury, one of the oldest and highest towns in England, has magnificent views over the Blackmore Vale. The local town of Stalbridge is one mile away and has a fabulous fish and chip shop, a butcher, pub, Chinese takeaway and an award-winning independent supermarket with a bakery and cafe. Well behaved dogs are welcome at Owl's Nest Cottage and will soon make friends with the Owner's two gentle Labradors.
Kitchen with Sitting-area with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV/DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner.
Conservatory with Dining-area.
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Access to Store with freezer.
There is a small pond near the cottage, please supervise children at all times.