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Cottage, in a Semi Rural Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Single storey cottage in Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

A self-contained cottage adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty, but within level walking distance of Blandford Forum, with many restaurants/bars and shops. Ideal base for the Jurassic coast and North and West Dorset.

Built in the owners garden, it includes a kitchen, dining/garden room with vaulted ceiling,sitting room,double bedroom and modern shower room.

There is a small outside sitting area.

roger summers
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2017

About roger summers

We have lived in the area for 25 years, my wife was brought up in the area.

Why roger summers chose Blandford Saint Mary

We bought the property about 20 years ago and have spent years renovating the main house and the cottage. The rural aspect and closeness to town attracted us initially.

What makes this bungalow unique

We live next door, and are on hand to help if need be, but will give you privacy to enjoy your holiday.A car is not required for daily needs, but is recommended to explore further afield.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Blandford Saint Mary in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern shower room, with walk-in shower, in built hand basin and wc, and heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed,bedside cabinets with lamps, and dressing table and chair, large built in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, No Smoking, small well behaved dogs welcome, suitable for children ( notice required).Welcome pack is provided. We live next door and will do our best to help, if necessary. Outside: Small sitting area outside, with benches and outdoor eating area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are included and changed weekly.The property is cleaned fully at changeover. Other: Dining Room.Dining table 2 chairs, bookcase, double sofabed.


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Cottage, in a Semi Rural Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Perfect, pretty and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage warm and cosy, close to the town but quiet as anything! Great welcome from the friendly owners, We really appreciated the welcome pack with fresh bread, butter home made marmalade and all the other essentials. The cottage was spotless and furnished with really comfortable sofas and chairs. I would and have recommended this cottage to friends and family, its in a great position and lovely to stay in. Oh and 2 mins from the pub!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Firstly a very warm welcome from Roger and Jane with a tour of the cottage and garden. All very clean and tidy with every need catered for. Lots of welcoming goodies on entry to the kitchen. The location of the cottage is well placed for local shops and river walks and also as a base for more adventurous site seeing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

Tony & Lesley Wiggins

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Accommodation fantastic, clean, comfortable and peaceful.

The road is lovely and everything you need is close including the Stour Inn which is very friendly and the food is good and reasonably priced. Highly recommended and would love to stay again or even live there.

Jane and Roger the owners are a lovely couple, helpful and the provisions provided were much appreciated.

Perhaps I shouldn't sing its praises too much because we might not be able to book again due to all dates being taken.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent facilities and a great base for exploration.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with excellent facilities including fast broadband. Within easy walking distance to Blandford but a very quiet location. We had the use of the garden and summerhouse. Jane and Roger , the owners, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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what a clean, fresh, well equipped property. the owners had thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in an excellent location on a very quiet lane within a few minutes walk to Blandford. The owners made you feel really welcome on arrival and had thought of all the small touches- the homemade marmalade was delicious! All the facilities in the property were to a excellent standard and extremely comfortable- we had an great night's sleep. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Dorset Delight

  • 5 of 5

April Cottage was a real find! A great deal of thought had clearly gone into the equipment and sundries provided, the furnishing and fittings and the welcome goodies. In our case the extra items provided for our dog were also much appreciated - we had glorious weather but the dog towel provided was most useful when those we had brought along were soggy! The cottage was sparkling clean, nicely decorated and had good quality appliances and home furnishings.

We used the cottage as a base for visiting various parts of Dorset. It was convenient to be able to walk into Blandford to shops, pubs, etc, to have dog walking potential from the door and took about half an hour to drive to Poole going south and to Shaftesbury going north. We wish we had been able to stay longer as there were so many places to go!

Jane and Roger were extremely welcoming, showing us into the cottage and were helpful and cheerful each time we saw them. I would recommend a stay here to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable break to discover Dorset.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Stour Inn
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ashley Wood
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: recommended


Dorset coast is within 30 minutes by car.


Bournemouth airport 25 miles

Poole train station 16 miles

Poole port 17 miles

Southampton port 45 miles


Bournemouth 19 miles

Dorchester 19 miles

Weymouth 25 miles

Shaftesbury 16 miles

Sherborne 19 miles

Salisbury 25 miles

Blandford Forum 0.25 miles

Further Details:

There are numerous shops, including 3 supermarkets within walking distance. This is the home of Badger Beer and there are many pubs and cafes in town, and a "local" around the corner. Blandford has many restaurants and takaways, and banks.

We are close to the Larmer Tree festival (10miles),and the Great Dorset Steamfair (4 miles)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Blandford Saint Mary, West Country

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
3 Mar 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking with the balance paid in full 6 weeks prior to your stay. £100 breakage deposit is required when the balance is paid, returned in full after your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday, but we can be flexible, subject to availability.

Notes on prices:
Shorter Breaks are available. All services are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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