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A home from Home in the Pretty Village of Hinton St Mary, Dorset.



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Cottage in Hinton St Mary, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England - The Perfect Place To Stay Whilst Exploring The Surrounding Area.

Seymour Orchard Cottage is a surprisingly spacious, 2 storey converted barn. Ground floor consists of a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs is divided into the two spacious bedrooms. Outside the front, off road, there is a small courtyard and parking for 2 cars. Although located in a gorgeous rural village you will find all desired amenities 1 mile away in the historic market town of Sturminster Newton. Hinton St Mary is situated on a hill in the middle of the Blackmore Vale, making the views in and around the village truly outstanding and a perfect base for walkers. It's location also makes it ideal for touring attractions in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Hampshire.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live locally with my little girl and this is the second year I'm letting out the cottage. I have really enjoyed myself so far and everyone who's stayed has been so lovely, it makes doing it all the more worth it.

I know that holidays are precious times and I will try to make your holiday as relaxing and easy as possible.

The one thing I love most about this property and the area are the gorgeous walks seconds from the door. My favourite is from Cut Mill at Hinton along the river to Sturminster Mill. I do hope you take the time to find out why I love the area as much as I do.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A Lovely Welcome to a Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week and have to say that this is the finest holiday cottage we have stayed in. We have always used top named companies to rent from but this was our first using Owners Direct. Anna and her Mum were almost like friends before we even met which made the whole process so easy and formed a warm welcome even before we arrived. The cottage was immaculately presented and so cosy it was like pulling on a warm cardigan. Everything was ready for use and a starter pack including milk, butter and a glorious loaf of fresh bread. The situation for exploring the whole of Dorset was ideal and we did just that. The local pub, The White Horse, provides a warm welcome with fine home brewed ale and food you would die for. Excellent. Highly recommended with WiFi facility if required. A dream cottage in a dream location. Thanks Anna (&Mum)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with my dad and my partner for one week at the end of August. The cottage is exactly as it looks in the photos. Anna met us at the cottage with a lovely freshly baked loaf.

We hired the cottage as my dad wanted to go to Monkey World and my partner Grant wanted to go to the Dorset Steam fair. Both were about half an hour drive from the cottage.

The negatives about the cottage were also the positives - no internet signal and no mobile phone signal might have been a bit inconvenient but it was also a bonus as it meant no constant interruptions from Facebook notifications.

We had to drive to shops to get provisions as nearest is a good half hour walk away.

We would recommend the cottage and hope to hire it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mini break

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage, Great setting, white hart pub just up the road

Very nice people that welcomed us all

Everything you need is in the cottage,

Even home made bread on arrival , And the most comfy beds we have ever slept on . (They are that good )

Had a wonderful 3 days there

Thanks Anna Fantastic

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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holiday 2013

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little cottage in an lovely village, Anna was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed.......Anna had left us tea, coffee and home made bread for when we arrived which was very welcome after a long journey!! Seymour Orchard is based in a perfect location for exploring Dorset and we had many enjoyable days out. We will definitely be looking to return, Our Host and the people in the village were so warm and friendly and Anna made us feel like nothing would be too much trouble she was only a phone call away.............However because everything was perfect we had no need to call!!! Thank You for a wonderful week. This cottage is an ideal choice for families, couples and people of every age whether you are looking to just relax for the week or get out an have an adventure! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have such a lovely family to stay. I look forward to seeing you again.
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From the Owner

I personally think Hinton St Mary is one of the most beautiful villages in Dorset and it's steeped in history. It is noted in the Domesday Book as "Heantune" meaning high village. Elevated above the Blackmore Vale, you are able to enjoy fine views across open countryside in all directions. I could go on and on about historical facts about the village and surrounding area but I haven't got enough time or the room on the page!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 28 Miles Nearest Barpub : The White Horse Inn at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Poole at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Gillingham (Dorset) at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The White Horse Inn at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Lulworth Cove at 27 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is a good base for Stonehenge, Monkey World, Longleat, Kingston Lacy House, Stourhead House and Gardens, The Lamer Tree Gardens, The Tank Museum.

Please see "Further Details" Section for activities and courses available locally.


Dorset is home to the Jurassic Coast, England first natural World Heritage Site.

Bournemouth Pier 1 Hour away (30 Miles).

Portland Bill and Chesil Beach 1 Hour away (33 Miles).

Poole: Sandbanks, its' huge natural harbour and Brownsea Island ferry 1 Hour away (26 Miles).


Southampton Airport is a good, quick journey away (51.6 Miles).

Car hire is available from Gillingham Station and Bournemouth and Southampton Airport.


Local amenities in Sturminster Newton (1 Mile).

Cathedral town of Salisbury (29 Miles).

Medieval Hilltop town of Shaftesbury (9 Miles).

Further Details:

Local activities fishing: Todber Manor Fisheries (3 Miles) 10 miles of river fishing along the Stour. See Sturminster & Hinton Angling Association (0.5 miles Cutt Mill.)

Bread making courses: Panary (8 miles).

Sewing & craft workshops: Hansons Fabrics & Crafts (1 mile).

Other activities including clay shooting, zorbing, paintballing, dirt buggies, quad biking and archery: Gorcombe Extreme Sports (14 miles).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

5% discount is offered to repeat clients.
5% discount is offered for multiple week bookings.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover, but may be flexible. Please contact, to discuss.

I'm happy to accommodate Mini Breaks and last minute bookings where possible. Please contact me for availability and prices.

£100 deposit is required to secure your week.
Full payment is required no less than 6 weeks before your stay.

The deposit is only refunded, in full, 8 weeks prior to your holiday or if I am able to re-sell your week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

There are 2 main things that make this cottage a particularly good place to stay (Apart from the fact it's a lovely cottage of course!) Firstly, the central location for many different attractions is key: Monkey World, Stone Henge, Longleat and the South Coast, to name but a few, are within an hours drive. Secondly, being so close to the local pub and Sturminster Newton with the amenities it has but, at the same time, having such lovely countryside views in and around Hinton.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Laminate flooring. Bath/shower, W.C, basin. Baby Bath available upon request.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double room with Freeview TV, Vanity Unit and Hairdryer. Twin room with Vanity Unit and Hairdryer. Travel Cot available upon request.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is room to store bicycles in the garage. Please email before your stay to organise. Utilities: Airer, Ironing Board and Iron. Additional Oil Filled Radiator. 1 Oscillating Floor Standing Fan. 1 Dyson Desk Fan.

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