Sat 26th May to 2nd Jun 2018
Built in 1860, Poppy Cottage is a charming little mid-terrace cottage with a real ‘own home’ feeling in a cluster of about twelve on the edge of Charlton Marshall. Rural, peaceful and quite unspoiled. Enclosed garden (table/chairs) with roses and clematis. Two steps down to entrance porch to cosy living/dining room with open fire (coal included) and TV/DVD. Neat kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric cooker), from which steep stairs (stairgates) to two pretty bedrooms, both with views to the garden - a double, and a twin (truckle, footboard). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Sleeps maximum of 4, including babies; best for maximum of 3 adults. WiFi available in village pub. On the Stour Valley Way (good walking/cycling); a lovely place to stay.
Charlton Marshall: village (pub, church) in a river valley (coarse fishing) between Blandford Forum (Georgian town), 2 miles, and the sea at Poole and Bournemouth (sandy beaches), 17 miles. Poole Harbour is beautiful with boats and Brownsea Island (Nat. Trust, red squirrels, woods).'Jurassic Coast' (Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove), 16 miles.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor sitting room with open fire and dining area. Kitchen.
CHARLTON MARSHALL Blandford Forum 2 miles. The friendly, elongated village of Charlton Marshall can be found in a rural Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beside the River Stour, two miles south of the lively Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. The village boasts a friendly pub; whilst nearby Blandford Forum offers a good selection of shops and restaurant, and the stunning surrounding countryside welcomes outdoor enthusiasts with its network of footpaths and cycleways. Excellent transport links from Charlton Marshall offer access to many places of interest, with a journey southwest leading you to Thomas Hardy's Dorchester, then on to Dorset's magnificent Jurassic Coast at Weymouth and beyond. Take the route north to discover the many pretty villages of the Blackmore Vale on the way to historic Sherborne, then south to the attractive market town of Wimborne Minster, as well as stunning Poole Harbour, where a cruise around the islands is a must. A rural Dorset village providing a convenient holiday base from which to explore this fascinating area.
This property offers the following short breaks: