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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
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 located in the Dorset village of Winterborne Whitechurch, and is within walking distance of the popular village pub, making it a lovely option for a pleasant evening stroll. To the north of the property, the Georgian town of 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, and a Terracotta Army exhibit. 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and central heating included
  • 2 small dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Pub 3 miles, shop 5 miles, beach 12 miles

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachel, 26th May 2018

A fantastic little hideaway in the perfect location to explore the beautiful Dorset coastline !

Reviewed by Robert, 4th May 2018

Wonderful Hosts, clean comfortable ideal garden studio to stay conveniently located for most places. We thoroughly enjoyed the studio and Dorset will definitely be back, Diesel (our dog loved it too !!)

Reviewed by Julie, 17th February 2018

Just come back after 5 night stay with our 2 dogs. Owners very friendly, amiable & helpful. Accomadation is of a very high standard with quality fixtures & furnishings througout. Secure off road parking. Only slight concern is very good, dog friendly pub, only one for miles around & only 200 yrds away, is closing on 1/3/18 until new owners can be fRead moreound. Great base to explore area. Would definetly stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie, 12th January 2018

location is absolutely perfect! everything you could possibly want to do is close by. place is perfect for two people, only problem we had was the bed sheets not very comfortable and as close to the road can be a bit noisy at night. Other than that we were in love with the place

Reviewed by Christine, 20th October 2017

Very quaint studio very well presented. Quite central for exploring the coastline of Dorset. Well maintained stocked well with equipment needed. Owners very helpful with what you need. All in all a very comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Alison, 1st October 2017

Imaginatively designed studio, good quality furnishings and equipment. Friendly owners who have added some nice touches to the property. It is a little noisy as right on a busy road but we soon got used to it. The location is perfect for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Peter, 15th September 2017

Very friendly owners and beautifully presented property. Felt very homely, attention to detail very very high. Local people also very welcoming and stopped to speak to you when walking the dogs. Had a lovely holiday as a result.

Reviewed by Andrew, 8th September 2017

The cottage is excellent with good equipment. The location is really good for visiting anywhere along the wonderful Dorset coastline. All in all we had a really good week and would not only like to visit again but would also have no hesitation in recommending this property to friends & family.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 28th July 2017

The studio was well located in the centre of Dorset to see lots of different places. A fully equipped kitchen meant it was easy to have breakfast and dinner there if you wanted. Big supermarket a short drive away. A car is a must for the location. Great dog friendly pub 2 minutes walk away that does meals. Nothing was too much trouble for the ownerRead more who is located next door should you need anything. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 21st July 2017

The quality to detail in the cottage was great and ideal for two with all the home comforts.we would love to return one day and wish the owners all the best for the future Michael & Joanne.

Reviewed by Bernard, 14th July 2017

Roz and Steve very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. Property really well situated for visiting all along the Dorset coastline. Found there was plenty to do and some really good places to eat all within easy reach. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anybody. Would also like to thank holiday cottages for both making our Read morebooking so easy and their excellent service. Will definitely use again. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 7th July 2017

Warm welcome from Hosts,nothing too much trouble.Studio was very well equipped and comfortable.Central position in area so everything in easy reach.Lovely week's stay.

Reviewed by Patricia, 16th June 2017

Exceeded all expectations, was an ideal location for the places we wanted to visit, would highly recommend.

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View towards the property
Lounge area
Kitchen area
Sleeping area
Sleeping area
Shower room
Outside seating area
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