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the holiday cottages


Jasmine (left) and Rose (right) in summer

Jasmine Cottage behind flower border


The single-storey cottages are converted outbuildings, re-clad in the original elm to retain their rustic character.

They are rated 4-star.

Each cottage sleeps 3 people.


Each cottage comprises:

  • Kitchen/diner/lounge
  • Main bedroom with one super king-size bed (6 ft wide).  The bed can be split to make two single (3 ft wide) beds (please ask us in advance)
  • Second bedroom with one single bed (3 ft wide)
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin

The cottages are small but well-equipped, including electric hob and oven, fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster; TV with freeview, DVD player, radio/CD player; small library of local guidebooks, fiction and DVDs; electric heating. 

Linen and towels provided. 

Cot available on request (please ask us in advance).

Washing machine and tumble dryer available (shared use).

Well-behaved pets welcome.

No smoking in the cottages.

Accessibility: Outside: there are two steps to the front door, for which ramps are available on request.  There is ample parking close to the cottages on a flat paved driveway.  Inside: the cottages are single-storey, with level floors and wide doorways throughout.  Stepping into and out of the shower cubicle can be difficult for some people with limited mobility, although our new shower cubicles are larger and and have a handrail, as well as a portable shower seat.  We have a raised toilet seat with arms available on prior request.  If you have any queries, please contact us to discuss your requirements - we are always keen to help.

jasmine cottage photos

Jasmine kitchen and dining
Jasmine Cottage - kitchen and dining area
Jasmine living area
Jasmine Cottage - living area
Jasmine double bedroom
Jasmine Cottage - double bedroom
Jasmine shower room
Jasmine Cottage - shower room
Jasmine living area
Jasmine Cottage - living area
Jasmine double bedroom
Jasmine Cottage - double bedroom
Jasmine single bedroom
Jasmine Cottage - single bedroom

rose cottage photos

Rose Cottage living area
Rose Cottage - living area
Rose Cottage kitchen and dining area
Rose Cottage - kitchen and dining area
Rose Cottage - double bedroom
Rose Cottage - double bedroom
Rose Cottage - shower room - picture coming soon!  We've recently had a new shower cubicle installed - see the Jasmine Cottage shower room photo
Rose Cottage living area
Rose Cottage - living area
Rose Cottage double bedroom
Rose Cottage - double bedroom
Rose Cottage single bedroom
Rose Cottage - single bedroom

gardens

The gardens are available for guests’ use, and include seating areas, kitchen garden, wildflower area, lawns and flowerbeds, bird-feeding stations, as well as the field on the other side of the cottages.

Garden view

At the end of the garden is a view over Sturminster Newton Mill, the River Stour and the countryside beyond. 

Dogs are welcome on a lead in the garden, and can run off the lead in the adjoining field. Dogs have been the only pets to visit so far, but other small pets are also welcome by prior agreement.Pet friendly logo


We are keen to be environmentally and wildlife-friendly.  Green Scheme logo

We were delighted that in 2014 the cottages were awarded the Wyndham Green Award for sustainability, certified by the Green Tourism Business Scheme .    

Our garden has been recognised as wildlife-friendly by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. We have planted flower borders with nectar-rich flowers for butterflies and other insects; we have many bird nesting boxes and feeders; by summer 2016 we Dorset Wildlife Trust logohope to have a wildflower patch and bog gardeDWT garden plaque with butterflyn.  If you like watching and/or photographing wildlife, this is a great place to be!