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Poppy Cottage

Charlton Marshall, Dorset (Ref. 976077)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Kendrick

    “Hot water immersion heater came on regularly through the night and was noisey considering it was in a cupboard in the main bedroom.”

    Cannot understand why it came on so regularly when no water was being used. ...

    Cannot understand why it came on so regularly when no water was being used. Seats at dining room table uncomfortable after a while, just wooden bases, would benefit from tie on cushions. WiFi would make a big difference to this cottage, looks like this maybe in hand. The house itself was lovely and comfortable everywhere else. Kitchen adequately equipped. Very quiet and peaceful, in a good position to explore Dorset. This house we would use again for more things in the area we would like to visit. Supermarket and fuel garage just down the road which was handy, a pub in village looked nice, but we did not use.

    - Mr Kendrick, October 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback.  We are currently in the process of sourcing seat pads for the dining room chairs.  Wifi has now been installed at the property and we are in contact with a plumber for advice regarding the immersion heater. We're glad that you enjoyed the location and exploring the wonderful county of Dorset. Property Owner

The property

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, dishwasher), 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).

This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies and is best for a 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Lounge


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single and 2ft 6 truckle bed, only suitable for children Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor sitting room with open fire and dining area
  • Kitchen. This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies and is best for a maximum of 3 adults.
  • Electric fires with open fire
  • Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, WiFi, TV with DVD, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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.

Truckle bed is only 2ft 6 and only suitable for children.
Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies and is best for a maximum of 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas