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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Blandford Forum

The Old Stables in Blandford Forum, Dorset

From: €479 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

The Old Stables Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Old Stables is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double with en-suite shower, two twin bedrooms and a bathroom. The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. The Old Stables is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.

Winterborne Stickland is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering good walks and superb views. Take a visit to the market town of Dorchester, home of Thomas Hardy. Within an easy drive lies the Jurassic Coast with sandy beaches at Weymouth and Swanage and cliff top walks along the South West Coastal Path.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.

Electric heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Further fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Covered bike storage. Enclosed, private garden with lawned area, patio and picnic bench. Shared front lawned area. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock. Please note: The communal games room may be unavailable for your stay due to the current situation.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Sanders
July 2020
We were very pleased with the spacious property and overall cleanliness.. The guest information book was very helpful, and provided us with ideas and inspiration about where to visit and best beaches etc . As an observation for the owners, I would suggest upgrading the shower facilities in The Stables. I had to temporarily rig up the shower head in bathroom 1 as the holder grip was flimsy which meant the shower head kept falling out of its mounting when using the shower. The shower cubicle in bathroom 2 is too small for an average sized adult to shower without banging elbows and ability to move around to wash was a little awkward. The water pressure is great but the cubicle sliding doors kept shifting off their mounting and I kept having to refit them after I had showered. Apart from that, everything else was fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend.
Mr Sanders, July 2020
July 2020
Wonderful location with loads of great walks from the door.. Great base to explore the stunning coastline and nearby towns in dorset
Mr Gladstone, July 2020
January 2020
It was exactly what we wanted.. The fire was amazing to have also. Not that we needed it on as it was already toastie (we did use it though) Very clean. Instructions for appliances very easy to understand. The cake was a lovely touch. Sofa was really comfy as were the beds. Perfect weekend. And if it wasn't for wether, the picnic bench and outside area definetly would have been used. Fantastic weekend. Lovely place Thanks!
Miss Hall, January 2020
December 2019
Lovely clean and spacious cottage, great location, had everything we needed for a lovely Christmas break..
Mrs O'neill, December 2019
October 2019
The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable, and dog friendly.. It was also well situated for exploring all of Dorset, with some lovely places to visit within easy reach. Suitable for all ages.
Mrs Griffiths
April 2019
The Old Stables was wonderful as ever.. We have been coming back for the last 3 years because it is so quiet, comfortable and spacious. It is so great for the children and dogs having your own fenced patch of lawn and patio. The property is well maintained and very clean.
Mrs Carey
April 2019
Old Stables is really lovely for a holiday - well equipped and furnished.. The set up of several places around a grassed area works really well. The Games room is a real bonus. We would highly recommend.
Mr Charles
February 2019
This is an excellent place to stay with a young family.. The accommodation is all on one level, it contains a large and spacious living area with comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. The games/play room is brilliant when the weather isn't great and the garden areas are also safe and secure. The location of the cottage is also useful for various activities. The Tank Museum, Monkey World and various beaches are all within close and easy reach. We had a great time.
December 2018
Directions were first class and interaction with Leanne was impeccable with all the relevant information supplied quickly with regard to entry to the property and other questions we had prior to arrival. Clean, Cosy and very comfortable with the small welcome package, including seasonal mince pies was a delight after our journey to the cottage. All appliances and amenities as described. We used the games room one evening and had fun. Plenty of walks near by four our four legged member of the party. The information booklet was a bonus giving lots of info and places to explore. The wood burner was lovely to settle down with of an evening. Thoroughly recommend
December 2018
Amazing place - just as described.. All clean and functioning perfectly. The user’s handbook was really useful, except operating instructions for the hobb would have been brill but as we had easy access to the internet , instructions were easy to find on YouTube. The beds were so comfy and the cottage very cosy and we loved the wood burner. We used the games room too which was an added bonus. All in all a big thumbs up from us.
Mr Lister
December 2018
Great holiday cottage, extremely well equipped and to a very high standard.. Spacious & comfortable. We would highly recommend it especially with the addition of the games room should the weather be unfavourable.
Mr Mobbs
August 2018
Fantastic cottage, presented very well, and complimented by very good facilities and equipment.. Can’t wait to return.
Mr Brown
July 2018
A beautiful & quiet location with great walks for our dogs.. The planted herb pot satisfied our culinary needs & the young people enjoyed the games room. Being all on one level was great for granddad. Everyone was happy-weather couldn’t have been better either. We bought the farm produced rapeseed oil, there was also meat had we wanted to buy it. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Wells
June 2018
We would thoroughly recommend this set of barn conversions.. This was our third visit and the second time of staying in The Old Stables. Lovely barn and lovely area.
Mr Chapple
June 2018
Had a very enjoyable week in a quality cottage.. This area of Dorset is really charming and is yet another lovely part of our beautiful country. One minor point is that there could have been more sofas / arm chairs in the living room.
Mrs Parsons
June 2018
The Old Stables was a fabulous property with great attention to detail, from the local area ordnance survey map on the wall to the bag of dog treats.. It was extremely well equipped and the location was beautiful. We will be back.
Mr Hill
May 2018
Location, and the presentation of the place.. good quality equipment throughout
Mrs Calloway
April 2018
So dog friendly! Fenced private garden for each cottage, Dog bowls provided and you can walk from the door up into the bluebell woods. We also enjoyed the games barn , climbed a local hill, visited the beach and walked to the local pub where dogs were treated like super stars! I know weekends away aren’t all about the dogs but this venue made it so easy to enjoy ourselves, relax and not have to worry about the dogs.
Mrs Draper
April 2018
It was lovely to arrive to a pint of milk in fridge and a cake so we could have a cuppa and cake after our journey .. .. the cottage was as we thought and was very home like .. the only thing we had to say is the table benches could of done with a cushion ..
Mr Webber
March 2018
Had a fantastic time couldn’t have been better!
Miss Prince
December 2017
Friendly and helpful staff at Sykes made this very easy.. Property was better than expected but if I had one tiny comment to make it was that the hoover there was useless! As we had two dogs with us I wanted to leave the place immaculate but couldn't really do it with the hoover. (even on high power) Everything else was perfect though.
Ms Walsh
November 2017
This relates only to our stay at The Old Barn, Hedge End as we haven't stayed in any other Sykes Cottage
Mrs Izatt
October 2017
Very spacious , clean and well stocked property.. So many little thoughtful extras provided.
Mr Rennie
September 2017
There is only one way to describe my visit - Superb
August 2017
We were really pleased upon our arrival with how the exterior was well looked after. The cottage was the same and in fact the whole building with the other cottages. We booked for our daughters 30th so we could get together as a family which The Old Stable provided us with the perfect venue. Everything needed for a holiday home was available and of high quality, although we did find the double bed extremely hard! As members of the National Trust we used this as a base to visit some beautiful country houses in the area and also a couple of trips to Studland bay and along the cost to Lulworth Cove and West Bay (Broadchurch). I would have given this 5 stars but the walls along the hall and a few other areas are in desperate need of redecoration, but that said am certain the owners will keep on top of this given a gap in their bookings. Would we use again - definitely.
August 2017
Delightful property which is very well equipped..
December 2016
We were so impressed when we arrived with how utterly beautiful the cottage was and in fact the whole building with the other cottages. We booked for our son's 18th as he is based close by. Everything you need for a holiday away was provided and the booklet was most useful to advise on local pubs, restaurants and beaches. The ONLY reason i haven't rated this cottage as 'excellent' is the fact that we had to be out by 10am which was far too early. It meant our 'relaxing stay' was turned into a mad rush on departure day (our son's actual birthday). The house keeper was sat outside at 9:45am too! I personally think 11 or even better 12pm would have made this stay perfect!
Mrs Bullivant
June 2016
Lovely accommodation, peaceful area apart from bird song. Relaxing and very comfortable. The property is well placed for exploring the area. Look forward to our next holiday with your company in August.
Mrs Stanhope
February 2016
This was a family trip which was perfect. The cottage was modern and well equipped, and it was so dark and quiet at night I slept beautifully!
Mrs Simner
November 2015
The property was gorgeous. With the wood burner blazing it was the cosiest place to be. Myself and my family could not fault it. The equipment in the kitchen was of good quality too. It is unusual to come to a place like this and find quality sharp knives for cooking.
Mr Eldridge
October 2015
The property was exactly as we hoped for, really well presented and a very high standard of cleanliness. This felt like a home from home.
Miss Ewins
September 2015
A fantastic cottage which felt clean welcoming and homely. It was located in a lovely area with loads to do. Our dogs were very happy and relaxed too. Overall fantastic, our week went far too quick!
Mrs Robertson
August 2015
The cottage was excellent as was the complex (garden and games room), and I could not fault it. The location was lovely, very peaceful and quiet yet still easy to get down to the coast. The accommodation was of an excellent standard; spacious and well equipped. I could not fault it.
Mrs Wells
June 2015
The accommodation and its location made the holiday a brilliant one for all the family.
Mrs Jones
April 2015
The property was absolutely perfect. The play barn and the outside space was an added bonus for my grandchildren who loved playing whilst we got dinner. We would definitely recommend.
Mrs Peters
March 2015
The barn was so lovely and furnished to a brilliant standard, well thought about and well laid out for dogs too! Great location! Would love to come back!
Mrs Ray
January 2015
Excellent accommodation with plenty of room and comfortable beds. The area is lovely and well worth a return visit.
Mrs Renshaw
October 2014
This immaculately decorated and furnished cottage was the perfect base for exploring Dorset. The owners have thought of everything and all aspects of the property are to a very high standard. The games room was ideal for children and adults alike. Each property has its' own fenced off garden which is perfect for four legged friends and young children. So many beautiful places to visit within a short drive. If you are considering booking, stop thinking about it and do it. You will not be disappointed.
Mrs Janes
August 2014
This is a beautiful barn conversion, very spacious and well appointed. It is well situated for the many attractions Dorset has to offer.
Peter B
August 2014
This cottage is one of a small cluster inside renovated farm buildings/stables. It has been transformed into a beautifully presented holiday home. Real wood floors and furniture, modern kitchen and bathrooms, all in a wonderfully peaceful location with walks on the doorstep. Well positioned for exploring a large portion of Dorset, we visited Dorchester, Swanage, Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Lulworth, Studland beach and many other places. There is plenty to see and do. It was so clean and had a feel of luxury about it, we didn't want to leave at the end of such a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!
Mrs Buttriss
July 2014
Comfortable and beautiful cottage and surroundings. There was lots to do as a family and the opportunity to have relaxing family time. Brilliant place and we will definitely be back.
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