This cosy, compact, 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, and there is a store with a freezer for guests' use; 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, 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 owners' gentle Labrador.
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' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to Store with freezer
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
- Use of Owners’ washing machine (by arrangement)
Owl's Nest Cottage is compact and built of local stone, with a sunny conservatory at the far end.
The wood-burner is great for snug evenings in.
The patio looks out over the owner's garden, the perfect place to relax and plan your day's adventures.
Enjoy breakfast in the conservatory, or just relax there and enjoy the sound of the birds.
The spectacular Jurassic Coast is a short drive, scene of TV series Broadchurch.
The kitchen has everything you need to create a delicious meal.
The kitchen is very well-equipped with a Bosch Tassimo machine for coffee lovers.
There are stylish furnishings - what a great place to relax after a day of exploring.
The kitchen leads into the bedroom.
Enjoy a wonderful sleep in the super-comfy 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6 twin) bed.
The bedroom is snug and has lovely co-ordinated linens.
A folding door leads from the bedroom to the shower-room.
Colour co-ordination extends through to the shower-room.
A drench-head shower is perfect for that wake up moment or to languish beneath at the end of the day.
Owl's Nest Cottage nestles into the owner's mature garden.
The White Hart at Bishop's Caundle serves great food, real ales and fine wines.
Nearby Sturminster Newton Mill is an ancient flour mill in a picturesque setting on the River Stour.
Nearby Sherborne is a bustling market town, with some lovely tea and coffee shops, where you can watch the world go by.
Sherborne Abbey is a grand Norman style church with a few remaining Saxon features.
Sherborne old castle is the ruin of a 12th Century castle.
West Bay is s short drive away, a fishing port with some quirky shops.
Stourhead, a fantastic National Trust estate at the source of the River Stour has magnificent rhododendrons and even has its own pub.
Owl's Nest Cottage is compact with a bright conservatory and pretty patio.