Holiday home Grist Mill Cottage is a semi-detached cottage set within the grounds of the owners' home, 0.6 miles from Fontmell Magna in Dorset. This single-storey cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double, one twin with en-suite shower and one single, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside there's off road parking for two cars, a private lawned garden with patio and furniture and shared lawned gardens with summerhouse. Grist Mill Cottage is a convenient base for a family with plenty of places to visit that will keep everyone entertained.
Area The attractive North Dorset village of Fontmell Magna lies between Blackmore Vale to the west and Cranborne Chase to the east, only 4 miles from Shaftesbury and 8 miles from Blandford Forum. The village has thatched cottages and a pub serving good food and ales.
Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are lots of lovely walks to be had nearby, and within reach are Sherborne's abbey and castle, Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage on request. Lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus shared lawned gardens with summerhouse. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: Intermittent mobile signal. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside. Note: Although all ground floor, the bedrooms are accessed via one step down.
The cottage had everything you could possibly need.. It really was home from home, cosy and warm. It was great to have bathroom and shower room, no fighting for washing. The location was quiet and secluded, only saw the horses looking over the high fence. The owners were so helpful. The welcome wine and fresh eggs were a really nice gift. Hope to return again. Mrs J Harper
Mr Shore, September 2019
Grist Mill is a delightful cottage in the heart of the Dorset countryside.. It is extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and has everything you could need to make your stay perfect. Jen and Andy are extremely helpful and have loads of local knowledge .There is a small enclosed garden so dogs are safe and contained and there are lots of dog friendly places to visit. There is little or no mobile signal but wifi is good. We had a wonderfully relaxing week and would definitely recommend and visit again.
We wanted for nothing at Grist Mill as as everything one could think of had been catered for from tea towels to mouthwash from welcome pack to flannels..
Mrs Howard, September 2019
Jennifer was a lovely host and very helpful,lots of walks close by and a good pub 10mins away
Excellent peaceful location on the edge of a beautiful village.. comfortable, well equipped and welcomiing. an ideal place to get away from it all. Beautiful garden. ,
Lovely location and the cottage had everything needed and the village of Fontmell is a great place with a shop , cafe and great pub within a 10/15 minute stroll..
A hidden gem, lovely cottage, everything we needed and more,
.... A hidden gem, lovely cottage, everything we needed and more,
shame it was a flying visit, would loved to have stayed longer
Good convenient base and comfortable but it would have been useful to have a shower over the bath, as one shower room for 5 isn't ideal.. It would be nicer if there was a light over the dining table rather than one central light and an awful bright strip light over the kitchen.
Lovely well presented cottage.. Clean tidy and very comfortable.
Great area for exploring the Dorset countryside, nice and central for exploring further afield.
Jan and Andy were very helpful and the welcome pack was a nice touch.
The owners of Grist Mill Cottage are lovely, accommodating people - nothing was too much trouble.. I would have no problems in recommending this Cottage providing you are willing to travel and get stuck in countless steams of traffic which I suspect will be even busier during holiday season! The cottage has everything you need, the kitchen is well equipped. There is very limited (no) phone signal there but wifi is a blessing! The garden is enclosed which means your pooch can go for a wander and be perfectly safe. For an early morning dog walk turn left out of the driveway, walk up the hill about 1/4 of a mile and on the left is a very nice National Trust wooded area.
A wonderful setting with great hosts in Jan and Andy, the welcome pack was very useful and thoughtful.. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and the location was perfect for visiting great attactions like longleat, sherbourne castle and Weymouth.
Extremely comfortable cottage and convenient location in the middle of Dorset.. Very nice hosts who left tea and wine for our arrival. Beautiful countryside everywhere we visited.
It was a very good location to visit all parts of Dorset.. In a quiet area but near the main road. Owners welcoming and live onsite so if we had had any queries it could be sorted very quickly.
The owner of this cottage goes to great trouble to make guests feel welcome on arrival.. The location was delightful although we had some problems finding it on our arrival as it was pitch black driving up the lane. Would recommend taking a torch. Very peaceful with wonderful views of the night sky as there is very little light pollution. The furniture is large for the space inside the cottage so we were bumping into things at times but the sofas and beds were so comfortable that no-one minded. . The local information about walks etc might be better organised and we did have some difficulty at first getting the log fire to light until we discovered the local shop sells kindling . Having said this, the cottage itself is lovely, a modern kitchen, well-equipped, a little garden, a summer house and friendly cats. The village too is delightful with a gastro-pub, historic church, mill stream and thatched cottages so lots of good photo opportunities. Had to drive to our walks but worth it for the spectacular views over the county. Thank you for your recommendation!
The house was absolutely lovely and just perfect for the weekend I had planned with friends and family.. I am sure we will book it again. The only observations I would make are that the twin room was quite small with the beds very close to the door and that the house is no good for anyone who does not like cats. We love them so it wasn't a problem but there were two that happily came in to the house unbidden. Additionally the sign for the property is quite hard to see being on a brown board against brown foliage (in autumn time anyway) so we missed it a couple of times. Apart from that everything else was perfect with an amazing welcome pack left for our arrival.
Mrs Hunter, November 2016
Lovely cottage, friendly and helpful owners.. Rural and quiet location but good links to some great towns and locations.
We were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple. The cottage had been done to a very high standard with a well equipped kitchen which was most appreciated. Having animals close by made it very special for us as we are such animal lovers. We hope to visit again.
There was easy access to all places we wanted to visit, the village was lovely and quiet and the village residents were very friendly. The surroundings were beautiful. The cottage owners were great. Would definitely visit again.
Mrs Painter, July 2016
There was easy access to all places we wanted to visit, the village was lovely and quiet and the village residents were very friendly.. The surroundings were beautiful. The cottage owners were great. Would definitely visit again.
Smith, July 2016rt
We were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple.. The cottage had been done to a very high standard with a well equipped kitchen which was most appreciated. Having animals close by made it very special for us as we are such animal lovers. We hope to visit again.
Mrs Janson, August 2016
The accommodation was excellent and the surroundings beautiful.. Very peaceful and relaxing but plenty to do within a short distance of the accommodation. The owners were very friendly and helpful not to forget the lovely cats that greet you. Would strongly recommend this property and area
Grist Mill Cottage is quiet, cosy and private. The cottage is in a lovely area and we found plenty of places to visit which were no more than one hour away.
Mrs McGill, July 2016
Grist Mill Cottage is quiet, cosy and private.. The cottage is in a lovely area and we found plenty of places to visit which were no more than one hour away.
Very comfortable Cottage and very friendly and helpful owners.
Brilliant accommodation would not hesitate to recommend
Mr Thomas, December 2015
Very comfortable Cottage and very friendly and helpful owners..
Mrs Van Doorn
We had a great time, it is a lovely cottage, well equipped and has a lovely garden.
Mr Raymond, October 2015
We had a great time, it is a lovely cottage, well equipped and has a lovely garden..
The location was very quiet and peaceful situated in the perfect area for easy access to Shaftesbury and a variety of lovely villages in the New Forest. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Van Doorn, August 2015
The location was very quiet and peaceful situated in the perfect area for easy access to Shaftesbury and a variety of lovely villages in the New Forest.. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
A beautiful area, quiet and convenient for what we wanted. Owners were particularly helpful.
Mrs Funnell, May 2015
A beautiful area, quiet and convenient for what we wanted.. Owners were particularly helpful.
A very pleasant break in a well appointed cottage. The hosts were very helpful and kind. Would recommend to friends.
Mr Matheson, April 2015
A very pleasant break in a well appointed cottage.. The hosts were very helpful and kind. Would recommend to friends.
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