Sturthill Stable is a lovely barn conversion on a working dairy farm in the most beautiful Dorset countryside, just a few miles inland from The Jurassic Coast.
The kitchen/dining-room is a very sociable space for all the family.
The patio is a relaxing place for all the family.
The spacious sitting-room has plenty of comfortable seating for all. Windows all along one wall face the farm - a great viewing gallery.
The kitchen/dining-room has French doors to the patio where you can watch the daily comings and goings of farm life.
The master bedroom - with 'zip and link' beds - set up as a super-king size bed. It can be made up as twin beds if you prefer.
The second sitting-room is set up as a playroom for young children.
Guests young and old can enjoy this '4 in one' games-table; table-football, mini-pool, table-tennis and air hockey.
Stairs to the first floor and the door through to the ground floor shower-room with the kitchen/dining-room beyond.
This fabulous tennis court is a real bonus for the energetic.
The dairy herd will become a familiar sight.
Bridport is just a few miles away - a lovely bustling market town with plenty of independent shops and cafes as well as two markets a week.
West Bay just outside Bridport is only six miles away, this is the pretty harbour. Yet another great cafe here....The Watchhouse Cafe, right on the beach.
Nearby Seatown, with Golden Cap in the background and the award-winning Anchor Inn in the foreground.
Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to visit, so much to do and see, all year round.
The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock, serving locally caught seafood and delicious cakes.
Another view of the master bedroom; one side has windows overlooking the farm buildings and the countryside beyond. The other side has a high Velux window that allows the light to flood in.
The en suite for the master bedroom.
Another view of the barn which has a little bridge across a stream to the front door.
This is the second twin room at the top of the stairs, where you can watch the cows across the yard.
The other twin room also with views over the farm buildings and the fields beyond.
The family bathroom is on the first floor and there is an additional shower-room and separate WC downstairs.
A stair-gate keeps your little ones safe.
The perfect place to relax, with the tennis court in the background.
What about a family tennis tournament?
There is plenty of outside space, offering a farm setting that children will be sure to remember. Do please supervise children at all times. A great place for a family picnic.
This is the view towards the coast from the top of the lane leading to Sturthill Stable.
Monkey World is a primate rescue and rehabilitation centre, between Dorchester and Wareham.
An extensive collection of tanks at The Tank Museum, Bovington.
The cliffs at West Bay, one of the filming scenes for the TV series Broadchurch.
Clavell Tower at Kimmeridge on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the Etches Collection of fossils found in this location is on display in the new visitor centre in the village.
Local maps and information leaflets in the stable help you to decide and plan your adventures in Dorset.
Crabbing lines, the perfect pastime for children of all ages.
A fabulous rural setting on this working dairy farm.
The driveway up to Sturthill Stable, overlooked by the tennis court.
A view along the Jurassic Coast to Dorset's iconic Golden Cap.
The Jurassic Coast is stunning. This is the closest beach at Burton Bradstock, four miles from Sturthill Stable - there is a famous cafe here too - The Hive Beach Cafe. Well worth a visit.

Sturthill Stable


3.5 miles E of Bridport / Sleeps 6 + cot

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September 2019

A lovely, very well equipped and cosy but spacious cottage in which to spend a week although we could quite happily have stayed for longer. It is within easy reach of wonderful walks for us to take our dog to especially Burton Bradstock where we could take hi for a run on the beach followed by a tasty lunch at the Hive Cafe. The countryside around the cottage is beautiful with some amazing views and there are lots of things to do close to it. Although it is in a working farm, we didn't find it intrusive at all.

September 2019

Beautiful location in a working dairy farm. Good access to local amenities. Use of land line phone. Limited WiFi and total lack of mobile phone signals.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for letting us know about your stay at Sturthill Stable - we're delighted you liked the beautiful loaction of the property. Due to the properties rural location, the WIFI is limited unfortunately as noted on the property description and mobile signal can be a little hit and miss, however there is use of a landline telephone as you have mentioned. Emma - Customer Support

July 2019

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was excellent.

July 2019

Overall excellent......extremely child friendly.

October 2018

Warm welcome and lovely, well equipped accommodation. Perfect for a relaxing stay on a working farm.

December 2017

Lovely cottage in a great location. Very spacious and well equipped. Would recommend and hope to go back ourselves next year.

August 2017

Just a fabulous family holiday home, all needs catered for.

August 2017

Lovely property, very high standard of internal finishes ... and very comfy beds!

April 2017

Peacefully situated opposite a working farm in the country, yet only a few miles from Bridport which has plenty of shops. Easy to visit many places along the Jurassic Coast. Stunning barn conversion and more than happy to keep retuning to. Made to feel very welcome by Jo and her husband.

October 2016

We have just enjoyed our third trip to Sturtill Stable as we really love the area. The stable is ideally located for all the beautiful beaches and we have enjoyed visiting the lively town of Bridport and Dorchester is really nice, especially if the weather isn't so good (plenty of museums for the children). Sturtill Stable is always very clean and comfortable with all you need for a perfect family holiday. We particularly like staying in the autumn and enjoy being able to walk around the farm fields. Have seen lots of wildlife around the farm including deer. Jo and family are always really helpful and we hope to return again soon.

April 2016

An extremely comfortable and beautiful place to spend a family holiday.

April 2016

The best holiday cottage we have stayed in, Sturthill Stable is well appointed, warm and welcoming. We have thoroughly enjoyed our two visits there.

September 2015

A warm and friendly welcome from the owners made us feel at home in this spacious, comfortable, beautifully finished barn conversion. Peaceful location, but within easy reach of local amenities, coast and countryside.

September 2015

Lovely setting. Very welcoming hostess and family.Spacious and attractive. Lovely kitchen. Attractive and restful lounge.

September 2015

A great cottage in a great location.

August 2015

Perfect for families with little ones of any age. Just a beautiful spot and wonderfully well appointed cottage. The best holiday I have had in years!

July 2015

Wonderfully appointed property and fantastic location - a great place for a break in Dorset!

April 2015

I give it 5 stars.

September 2014

This was the best property we have stayed in. It is a beautifully converted old stable and everything you could possibly need was provided and to a very high standard. We loved the peace and quiet of the property - no disturbance by staying on a working farm. We really appreciated the lemon drizzle cake and tea making provisions waiting for us together with the beautiful vase of cottage garden flowers -just like in the picture!

August 2014

An extremely high quality barn conversion that's been well thought out to maximise space. A great location for exploring the Jurassic Coast and then retreating to rural peace and quiet. Lovely helpful though not intrusive owners.

July 2014

Beautiful spacious stable conversion. Excellent for children as there is lots of room to play inside and out. Also many thoughtful touches for younger gusts such as night light near the stairs, children's cutlery, lots of games etc. We have stayed in several Classic properties and this is one of the best equipped. We loved the area and stunning coastline. Bridport is a lively town with a great atmosphere. Definitely planning to return to Dorset. Sturthill Stable is very well located for beaches and exploring generally. The owners were very hospitable and able to offer advice on places to visit.

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