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Two charming, semi-detached country cottages in Dorset, sleeps 12 - Plum Cottage, sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Plum Cottage, sleeps 6

Upstairs: One double-bedroom with king-size bed, one twin bunk - sturdy, hand built and designed for adults, bathroom.

Downstairs: Large sitting room with woodburner, kitchen, separate wc.

Outside: Converted Shepard's Hut with double bed and woodburner

About the property

The Cottages

Apple and Plum are a pair of traditional 18th century cottages set within their own walled garden and adjoining orchard on the Deans Court estate. Recently redecorated both properties have fully fitted and equipped kitchens, woodburners, and beautiful views across the fields towards the Stour Valley. Both cottages sleep 6, however the third bedroom for Plum cottage is in the cosy, fully heated converted shepherds hut in its garden.

Although within the Deans Court estate the cottages are only a 5 minute walk into Wimborne town centre. On your way visit our vintage homestore and organic cafe, The Squash Court. Here you can buy eggs from our chickens, honey from our bees and enjoy delicious home-made soups, salads and cakes all made using the Deans Court Produce we grow in our walled kitchen garden. Order a seasonal veg basket when you book and a selection of our produce will be waiting to greet you when you arrive.

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Jonathan Cornish
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

Available Rentals


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wimborne in East Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • town
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Golf ...
Notes on accommodation: The cottages have been re-furbished to the highest standard, providing comfort and modern conveniences with a a traditional rural atmosphere. The cottages were originally a long grain barn built in the Thirteenth Century and were converted to gardeners' accommodation in the Eighteenth Century. Both have: full central heating, woodburning stoves, electric ovens with induction hobs, dishwashers, fridges, freezers and washing machines. Wood is supplied for the woodburner. Both cottages have roll top baths with shower head attachment (Apple also has a power shower in the wet room). Both can be booked together to provide 3/4 double bedrooms and 1/2 twin rooms (and the Shepard's Hut - double). Outside: Both have flagstone terrace facing out across the field. To the rear, both have garden table, chairs, umbrellas, BBQs all set in their traditional cottage gardens.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Plum Cottage, sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a really good location. The whole family had a great few days here including the puppy. Close to the coast and walking distance to shops and restaurants with comfortable and well presented accommodation to relax in at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The cottages lie within the curtilage of Deans Court, an historic house with fine gardens which is a venue for a variety of activities. Including courses, (bee keeping, hen husbandry, organic gardening - see website).

Tours of the house are sometimes available (minimum numbers apply).


Dorset is famous for it's coastline beaches, which include Sandbanks Studland the Purbecks Poole Harbour, and the world famous Jurassic Coastline with it's long beaches and plentiful supply of fossils.


Bournemouth International Airport - 20 minutes.

Ringwood National Express Coach Stop - 25 minutes.

Poole Train Station - 30 minutes.

Bournemouth Train Station - 30 minutes.

Southampton Airport - 45 minutes.

Heathrow - 1h 30 minutes.


Wimborne (or within 5 minutes): Badbury Rings. Kingston Lacy. The Model Town. Priest House Museum. Tivoli Theatre.

Within 30 minutes: The New Forest. Corfe Castle. Cranborne. Blandford.

Within 45 minutes: Swanage. Lulworth Cove. Kimmeridge. Sailsbury. Dorchester.

Up to an hour away: Lyme Regis. Bridort. Lymington. Weymouth.

Further Details:

Shops include: Rowan. Crew, India Jane. Wimborne has numerous cafes, pubs and independent restaurants covering a wide variety of food styles. There is a large Waitrose and Co-op in town. There is also the well established 'Wimborne Market' offering everything from bric-a-brac to groceries on Friday, Saturday & Sunday (8am - 12pm)