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Named Stourcastle by Hardy. Mid-way between Blandford Forum and Sherborne, alongside the River Stour sits Sturminster Newton. Famous for its mill and the 17th century six-arched bridge spanning the Stour..

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Sturminster Newton, North Dorset

Gorse Farm House
Bed & Breakfast

Fifehead St. Quintin
Sturminster Newton
Tel: 01258 475343
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Gorse Farm House Bed and Breakfast, Sturminster Newton
Tranquil, rural gem with lovely views in every direction. This characterful former farmhouse offers two beautifully appointed bedrooms with super kingsized beds (or two twins), one a sumptuous ensuite with roll-top bath, the other having a large private bathroom. Guests also have their own snug and adjoining conservatory, where breakfast is served April-October. The house is set in two acres, with a truly unique garden and ample parking (some covered). Dining is close by. Situated two miles outside the small market town of Sturminster Newton in North Dorset, it forms an outstanding base for exploring. Doubles £65-75, Singles £45-55, all including breakfast.
Proprietor: Wendy Dickenson
Note: Alastair Sawday listed.

Woodrow Cottage B&B Fifehead Neville
near Sturminster Newton
Tel: 01258 817547
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Woodrow Cottage Bed and Breakfast
A warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and home cooking awaits at Woodrow Cottage. Peter and Pauline utilize the areas local food treasures and use them in their full English breakfasts alongside homemade jam, freshly squeezed fruit juices and hot rolls. Evening meals are available booked 24 hours ahead and supplied by their daughter and trained chef Margot.
Set in an area of amazing beauty with country walks and only approx an hour from the coast makes it a central area to visit most parts of Dorset.

Priors Oak B&B
Private Studio

Station Rd, Stalbridge
Dorset DT10 2RS
Tel: 01963 363508
Mobile: 07969 390713
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Priors Oak B&B Private Studio, Stalbridge, North Dorset

A very unique warm and cosy Private Studio which is totally separate to the main house offering complete privacy throughout your stay. Facilities include, Ensuite Shower, Central Heating, TV, DVD, Microwave, Toaster, Fridge, Super King Bed, Private Patio plus lots more - ideal facilities for that longer break. An extensive breakfast menu is available offering Full English, Fresh Croissants, Pancakes, Creamed Mushrooms, (vegetarian option) just to name a few, all freshly cooked in the main house and served on a tray for you to eat in the privacy of the Studio. Priors Oak is set in a quiet, rural location in the Blackmore Vale, an area of outstanding beauty, right in the heart of the Dorset Countryside. The village of Stalbridge is only ½ mile away and boasts many amenities with many other famous attractions, Longleat, Stourhead, market towns of Sherborne and Dorchester, Jurassic Coastline only a short drive away. It accommodates, Single £40.00 - Double/Twin £30.00 - 3 Adults Sharing £25.00 or up to a Family of 5 (price on request depending on ages of children) - All prices are per person per night including breakfast, Self Catering option available at a cheaper rate. Pets are welcome at the owner’s discretion. Garage parking and stabling/Paddock grazing for horses also available. Proprietor - Sara Trevis
The Old Bank B&B
Burton Street
Tel: 01258 821019
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The Old Bank, Bed and Breakfast, Marnhull
Comfortable, friendly, 18th Century house in the centre of an attractive Dorset village. House and barns of local stone set around a pretty courtyard, leading to a cottage garden. We're set in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale and Thomas Hardy country. Close to Shaftesbury, Bath, Sherborne, Stourhead, Montacute, Longleat and many other places of local interest. We have a village pub serving excellent food, just 100 yards from our house. Two doubles and one double/family room. B&B tariff from £32 per night (single) and £55 per night (double). Children and dogs welcome. Wi-fi available. Proprietor: Sarah Hood.

Lawn Cottage B&B
Stour Row, Shaftesbury
Tel: 07809 696218
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Lawn Cottage B&B, Stour Row, Shaftesbury
Stour Row is a tiny village 3 miles south-west of Shaftesbury hidden in the lovely Dorset countryside. Lawn Cottage is a delightful 18th century stone cottage with a warm, friendly atmosphere and rooms filled with paintings, porcelain and kelims set in a delightful garden which guests are welcome to use. There are three rooms for bed and breakfast guests. A ground floor twin/double with ensuite shower room tv/ dvd player (suitable for the less able) a lofty single/bunk bedroom with ensuite shower and a double bedroom with private bathroom. Children and dogs are very welcome. All the rooms have wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and homemade biscuits. Delicious breakfasts are served in the cosy kitchen with its Aga, in the dining room or even outside on the terrace! It is an ideal base for visiting Dorset (and the coast), Somerset or Wiltshire being on the border of all three, or as a quiet place to relax and unwind. There are delightful Gardens, houses and walks nearby to visit and I am very happy to help with more information. Our excellent local pub is less than a mile away.
Proprietor: June Watkins
Other rating: Alastair Sawday

Old Causeway Bakery
Hazelbury Bryan
Sturminster Newton
Tel: 01258 817228
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Old Causeway Bakery B&B, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton
Old Causeway Bakery is a beautiful old house in the lovely village of Hazelbury Bryan set in the glorious Dorset Blackmore Vale, close to Sturminster Newton, Sherborne, Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury and Dorchester – 22 miles from the Jurassic Coast. We offer a great welcome and two lovely comfortable rooms in the main house, both en suite, with the use of a guest sitting room. In addition we have the Old Bakery Wing/Cottage attached to the main house which has a large bedroom and bathroom with Jacuzzi and its own sitting/dining room and fully equipped kitchen. (This can be B&B or self catering). In addition guests are very welcome to relax in the garden overlooking the fields. Children and dogs are most welcome. There is a village pub across the road and a village shop down the road. Come and stay in our lovely cosy bedrooms in very comfy beds with soft duvets and wake up to a wonderful full English breakfast of, where possible, locally sourced produce or for a change have Smoked Salmon with local free range scrambled eggs - all with home baked bread! Rooms £90 - £95 inclusive of breakfast; Old Bakery Wing/Cottage £100 - £120 inclusive of breakfast. A £25 supplement for one night stays applies on a Friday or Saturday during June, July or August. Fold down beds available for kids on request. For more detail and self catering pricing please see our own website and have a look at lots of photos and guest comments. Proprietors Sandra and Simon. We are Alastair Sawday listed!

The Old Malthouse
Carraway Lane
Sturminster Newton
Tel: 01258 821514
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The Old Malthouse B&B, Marnhull, Dorset
The Old Malthouse is a rambling country house, dating back to the 17th century. The village of Marnhull is set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, beautiful countryside, excellent for walking and cycling, or just relaxing. The coast is only a short drive away. Thomas Hardy country, Tess's thatched cottage can be seen from our bedrooms. A warm welcome awaits you, The Old Malthouse has a range of accommodation to suit everyone from families to single guests. Guest sitting room, 1 Large family room, 1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 single. Special breaks. Painting holidays, without tuition, are a speciality, with cycling breaks also being popular. All inclusive full board rates are available for 2 or 5 day stays, both for single or shared occupancy - with our beautiful gardens being sure to inspire you.
Proprietor: Caroline Bond

Hillyground Cottage
Sturminster Newton
Tel: 01258 473890

Hillview B&B
Hazelbury Bryan
Tel: 01258 817331

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