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The Old Forge Garden Room,

Blandford Forum (5 mls S), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Studio-style property sleeping two guests
  • Fantastic location for a couple’s retreat
  • Single-storey accommodation for ease of access
  • Pretty, shingled seating area, ideal for relaxing over alfresco drinks
  • Located in the village of Winterborne Whitechurch
  • Ideal location for exploring Dorset, with easy access to beaches, scenic walks, and historic towns
Property code: 40599

Barn conversion studio property, a wonderful couple’s retreat, located in the heart of Dorset, situated within a thirty-minute drive of the county’s stunning coastline, with its numerous beaches.

This property is ideally situated on the A354 in the Dorset village of Winterborne Whitechurch between the Georgian town of Blandford Forum to the north and the town of Dorchester to the south, and is within walking distance of the popular village pub, making it a lovely option for a pleasant evening stroll. Blandford Forum offers a range of shops making it easy to stock up on essentials, as well as a number of eateries. Eleven miles away, the town of Dorchester makes an interesting place for a day trip and offers a number of unusual and unexpected attractions including a Tutankhamun museum, a teddy bear museum, a Terracotta Army exhibit and Monkey World. Dorset is home to some of England’s best-loved beaches, including those at Sandbanks, Lulworth Cove, and Weymouth, which are all within twenty miles of the property.

Glass doors at the front of this property open directly into the open-plan studio room, which comprises a lounge/kitchen/diner/bedroom. The dining area is located close to the door to make the most of the light which floods into the room. Beyond this there is a pleasant lounge/bedroom area with a TV/DVD which can be enjoyed from both the comfortable sofa and the double bed. The kitchen area is tucked away in a corner, and although modest in size, offers the equipment that guests will need to prepare their favourite meals with ease, including an oven, hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment. There are no laundry facilities in the property, however, guests are able to make use of the owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer if they need to. Just off the living area, there is a wet room with a shower and WC.

Outside, there is a pretty, shingled garden area with table and chairs to the front of the property, which makes a lovely place to sit and relax over drinks. There is space for one car provided.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Open-plan studio accommodation with double bed
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment
  • Use of owner’s washing machine and tumble dryer available
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Pub within 1 mile, shop 5 miles, beach 12 miles

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dermot, 30th September 2019

Whilst I was out and about a lot, this was a great place to stay and base myself and is ideal for a couple or a single person. The kitchen is well equipped and touches like having all the instruction manuals makes life very easy. The area is quiet with good links to all of Dorset. The wet room is also good too. A lot of thought has been put into thRead moreis property. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn, 23rd August 2019

A perfect cottage for 2 and 2 dogs. The owners were friendly and welcoming, we had a great week thank you Roz and Steve the owners.

Reviewed by Andrew, 12th July 2019

Cosy, comfortable.

Reviewed by Gillian, 5th July 2019

We had a great time the owner is very helpful and very polite was there if we needed anything but left you alone to enjoy your holiday.

Reviewed by Richard, 14th June 2019

Great cottage, good location. Thanks to Roz for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 31st May 2019

Very nice cottage, well equipped and comfortable, as a disabled person there were some challenges like something to hold on to in the shower, but for an able bodied person it was all you could need.

Reviewed by Kimberley, 29th March 2019

Our long weekend away in this lovely little cottage was relaxing and comfortable. It was our puppys first holiday and he loved it too. The owners were welcoming and helpful. The facilities were great and the bed was so comfortable. We spent the days out visiting the local area and enjoyed coming back to relax. We ordered a takeaway from the local pRead moreub which was nice too. Hide

Reviewed by Jodie, 18th March 2019

A hidden treasure in the countryside. Beautiful converted garden barn, decorated to a really high standard and so comfortable to come home to at the end of a busy day. Very dog friendly. Wonderfully warm welcome from property owners. Holiday thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Reviewed by Trevor, 10th March 2019

Perfect location for Dorset exploring . Warm and friendly welcome .(even from the lovely dog). Provisions provided Tea Coffee Sugar /All unexpected. first rate.

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