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2 Delightful cottages with own separate gardens in Beautiful Dorset Countryside - Stables Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Stables Holiday Cottage

Stables Holiday Cottage in Dorset is the “perfect” 2 bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation in Dorset’s beautiful countryside that you are looking for.

Set on a little farm holding & laying midway between two lovely villages, the centrally located, highly recommended, and dog friendly Dorset holiday cottage is a special ‘home from home’ that is more spacious than the pictures can show.

About the property

Stables & Owl Holiday Cottages

Stables Holiday Cottage & Owl Holiday Cottage are the “perfect” self-catering holiday accommodation in Dorset’s beautiful countryside that you are looking for.

Set on a little farm holding & laying midway between two lovely villages, the centrally located, highly recommended, and dog friendly Dorset holiday cottages are special ‘home from home’s that are more spacious than the pictures can show.

These single storey holiday cottages in Dorset offer you the following excellent facilities to make your stay comfortable, cosy & very enjoyable:

Open all year including Christmas & New Year.

Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly & Mini-break rentals available.

STABLES HOLIDAY COTTAGE sleeps up to 6 with 1 x Double Bed [Main Bedroom] + 2 x Single Beds [Twin Bedroom] + Full Sized Double Sofa Bed [Sitting Room] plus Cot-bed [0-5yrs], travel cot, folding chair ‘Sleeper’ bed (foam) & girls/boys ‘Ready Beds’ available if required.

OWL HOLIDAY COTTAGE sleeps up to 3 + baby, in a choice of King size bed, Twin beds both option also available with guest bed and Travel cot. Also suitable for taller people as there is no foot board.

High chair, baby bath, changing mat, etc available in both cottages.

STABLES HOLIDAY COTTAGE has full Central Heating with thermostatically controlled radiators.

OWL HOLIDAY COTTAGE has state of the art Eco style thermostatically controlled electric wall heaters.

Both Cottages have Electric Blankets, Hair Driers, Clothes Iron etc.

Each cottage has en-suites (walk in shower cubicles with electric showers) & STABLES HOLIDAY COTTAGE also has a separate bathroom with Hydrotherapy Spa Bath (Double ended & with Colour Changing Mood Lights).

Both Cottages have Linen & Towels Included – Hypo-allergenic Bedding.

Flat Screen Televisions with DVD players.

Luxury Farmhouse Kitchens with Integrated Cookers – fully equipped with utensils, food mixers etc.

Each cottage has it's own Private Enclosed Garden, a Courtyard, a Summerhouse.

There is ample Parking space for 6+ cars in the farmhouse drive.

The farm has a Picnic Amenity Area with scenic views & Dew Pond in the farms grounds.

Both cottages are Dog Friendly – 2 Well Behaved Dogs Welcome (FREE*) (Additional dogs/All pets by prior arrangement [please email] – Sorry, no Puppies).

Small Library of Books & DVD’s + Indoor Games (Stables has some outdoor games).

Excellent Local Pubs, Restaurants & Shop Nearby.

Wi-Fi with unlimited high speed Superfast broadband internet access (FREE).

Welcome Pack – Fresh farm eggs & refreshments, plus the cottage is equipped with lots of everyday household products so all you need to bring with you is your food, clothes & personal items!

More Details

Property Manager
maryanne lafferty
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Perfect in every way!”

The whole family loved the cottage; the cleanest property we have ever seen with a very well appointed kitchen and generally high specification throughout.

The owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. There were colour coded boxes of leaflets of local attractions, a library and board games for rainy days, DVDs, BBQ and outdoor dining area with badminton.

Did we mention the jacuzzi bath, out of which we could barely prise our children to go to the beach!
Feb 2013
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Booking Notes:
Saturday to Saturday bookings but other start days will be considered.

Please contact owner for price quote & to check availability. Booking form will be emailed to you & is also available on owners website (follow link at bottom right of this page).

Please see owners website for full booking information, visitors comments & booking terms/conditions. By making a booking you are confirming your agreement to the cottage specific General & Booking Terms & Conditions. All damage caused by you/your party or animals to be paid for & you agree that the owner can charge you appropriately for damage caused to the owners property.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is main changeover day. Arrival from 4pm - departure by 10am. Alternative arrival days/times by arrangement & subject to availability. Mid week or weekend mini-breaks available by arrangement - please contact us for quote

Notes on prices:
£18 Booking fee applies to all bookings. Prices shown are for up to 4 guests,5 guests & 6 guests per week. Mini-breaks by arrangement & subject to availability - please email for quote with 3 night minimum booking period & rates per night are higher than those of standard weekly rates due to extra costs incurred by owners. Normal usage electricity allowance included & additional usage will be at extra cost & charged at electricity suppliers standard rate.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hazelbury Bryan in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Walk in shower, WC & wash basin
    Ensuite to Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower cubicle, WC & Wash Basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Hydrotherapy Spa Bath + air & water massage jets, mood light
  • En-suite shower rooms to bedrooms 1 & 2 each with walk in shower cubicle, wc & wash basin. Family bathroom has Hydrotherapy Spa Bath with under water mood lighting. Heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Double bedroom with space for cot or folding bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 2 single beds or single bed + cotbed
    Family sitting room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full double size sofa bed with mattress in sitting room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) + cot-bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double Bed, Bedroom 2 with Twin Beds, Luxurious Bed Settee with double mattress in family room. Cot-bed for child up to 5 years old. Hair driers & electric blankets provided. Flat screen TV's with DVD & Freeview. Electric blankets & hair driers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No Smoking inside the property. Free Wi-Fi Broadband. Modern, highly insulated, very comfortable accommodation with thermostatically controlled radiator central heating system. Hypo-allergenic bed linen; Cot-bed has bed linen provided (but guests are welcome to bring their own); Baby bath & changing mat available; Toys for children; Books & games for all. Outside: Garden patio with table & 6 chairs, BBQ, Summerhouse with cane furniture, sun loungers, large lawn, selection of outdoor games including badminton. Washing line. Separate gated courtyard area with seating. Pathways around our fields for walking. (mowed grass paths - subject to season/weather conditions) Picnic area with 8 seater table overlooking dew pond & beautiful countryside. Enclosed garden & courtyard area suitable for dogs. Visit our own SSSI Conservation Area & see the rare Brown Hairstreak butterfly. Utility Room: All appliances integrated into kitchen units including washer drier & ironing board/iron. Store cupboard with cleaning equipment, brushes, hoover, washing powder & various cleaning materials, BBQ utensils, wooden folding clothes horse/airer etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & Towels included; Hypo-allergenic Bed Linen. Cottage cleaned thoroughly on changeover day. Other: Hall with small library of modern books & selection of games for all. Porch with utility cupboard. Garden summerhouse.


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Stables Holiday Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Maryanne is a very friendly lady & she has thought of everything within Stables Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We all loved our stay in this delightful cottage. Maryanne left us a basket of fresh eggs layed by her own hens. There was milk in the fridge & a few delicious homemade buns. Our 2 Cavalier King Charles spaniels loved the secure garden too. There's a new Italian restaurant just a few minutes walk down the hill which is well worth a visit. Lots of lovely walks around but you definitely need a car to see the rest of Dorset

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation. Lovely host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. The accommodation could not be faulted in any way. It was obvious from so many little pointers that MaryAnne and Chris had put so much effort and thought into The Stables. The attention to detail, the cleanliness and presentation. Our dogs were equally made welcome. MaryAnn engaged warmly with us throughout our stay without being intrusive and we were sent on our way at the end of the stay like long lost relatives. We challenge anyone to stay at The Stables and give it less than five stars.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spotless and stunning!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find, a beautifully laid out and well equipped cottage with high quality fixtures and fittings and lots of room to relax and unwind in comfort. The kitchen is gorgeous - spotless, as is the rest of the cottage - and a joy to use. The pretty and safe garden is a real bonus, especially with a dog, and we enjoyed BBQs and lounging in the sun (yes, there are even loungers in the little summerhouse!!!). Friendly owners who are happy to chat and recommend things but the cottage, the garden and a gated front patio area are all private and for the exclusive use of the cottage guests - a great balance. Very sad to be leaving this morning, there are still so many things to see and do in fabulous Dorset and coming back to Stables Cottage after a fun-packed day always felt like coming home. Highly recommended ***** Thank you so much for a lovely holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cheslyn Hay

Superb property

  • 5 of 5

The quality of this property has to be seen to be believed. Everything is perfect, the equipment, the cottage and furnishings and the garden.

The owners are extremely friendly and are always willing to help and advise but never intrude. The garden is beautiful with a wild area fenced off at the top. There are lights all round the garden which transform it into a fairyland at night. The pictures on the website do not do this cottage justice. We have stayed in many top quality cottages but this one was the best. Do not hesitate to book this property as you will not be disapointed. I could wax lyrical about this property but you would have to see it to believe it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful cottage, which is exceptionally well maintained and equipped. The setting is idyllic and there is plenty of open space to walk and relax in. There are seaside towns and very pleasant beaches within easy reach. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Ideal for a family with a dog!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

If you want a rest with ease of maintaining, and cooking made easy this is the holiday for you. Everything about the cottage was 5* and every detail well thought out for the guests. I loved it all and congratulations to the owners who had obviously worked so hard not only in building the property out of the stables but creating comfort and a lasting delightful memory for so many guests.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Antelope & Green Man Pubs
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Weymouth & Poole
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Okeford Fitzpaine, Sherborne & Yeovil
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Templecombe & Yeovil
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Green Man at Kingstag & Antelope Pub in Hazelbury
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Jurassic Coast, Sandbanks & Weymouth
Car: recommended


Dorset is in the West Country which is famous for it's Jurassic coastline including Durdle Dor, Swanage & Lulworth. Rolling countryside, fabulous beaches (like Sandbanks & Studland), wonderful ports of Poole & Weymouth. Lots of historic monuments like Corfe Castle, Badbury Rings & Rawlesbury Camp (near Hazelbury Bryan). Nearest good beach Bowleaze Coveway at Weymouth 22 miles.


Airport: Bournemouth: 56 km (34 miles)

Railway: Templecombe: 16 km (10 miles)

Ferry: Poole: 56 km (34 miles) & Weymouth 37km (23 miles)


Blandford Forum = 21 km (13 miles)

Shaftesbury = 21 km (13 miles)

Dorchester = 19 km (12 miles)

Bournemouth/Poole = 56 km (34 miles)

Sturminster Newton = 7 km (4.5 miles)

Further Details:

Stables Holiday Cottage is a cosy, dog friendly, self catering, holiday cottage in wonderful Dorset, our highly recommended country cottage is located on a little farm which itself is set in beautiful countryside, with a free to access 14.4 acre Butterfly Conservation Centre within easy walking distance.

Shops and pubs are available within a mile and there are many other good pubs & restaurants in the surrounding area serving great food and offering outdoor eating & children’s play areas. Most are dog friendly.

Our holiday cottage is set in the lovely rural village of Hazelbury Bryan, near the old market town of Sturminster Newton, & in the heart of the famous Thomas Hardy's 'Wessex' – the picturesque Dorset countryside close to Devon, Somerset & Wiltshire – it is a central location for enjoying a family touring holiday, visiting the famous Jurassic Coast & is in an excellent walking and cycling area.