Self catering holiday cottages in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

Perfect for a countryside holiday, Sturminster Newton is a small and pretty Dorset market town with tree lined streets set by the banks of the River Stour, surrounded by fields and pastures. Riverside walks and exploring the local countryside are the rewards of visiting here. Thomas Hardy, once a resident in the town, drew inspiration for some of his novels from the local landscape.


Advice on Cottage Holidays in Sturminster Newton

There is plenty of local history to discover during a holiday at Sturminster Newton at the town’s museum with artefacts and photographs telling the story of past trades and industries in the town. Themed rooms are a delight to discover, including the Roman Room, the Railway Room and the Victorian Room. Another fascinating landmark is the 17th century, working watermill and weir, which welcomes visitors on open days. As well as history, this town has cafes, restaurants and pubs to relax in. An annual carnival week is organised each August.
 

Attractions to Discover From Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton is located between Blandford Forum and Sherborne, and the former is a Georgian town with impressive architecture, a market place and independent shops. Sherborne is considered an exceptionally beautiful town, feted for its abbey, two castles and medieval buildings. It is also a centre for the antiques trade.

Just 8 miles away is Shaftesbury, one of Dorset’s prettiest hilltop towns where you can marvel at the awe inspiring views over the Blackmore Vale.

For days out by the seaside, Bournemouth is within an hour’s drive and with its long stretch of sandy beach, shops and restaurants has plenty to offer visitors.

Another appealing coastal town, Weymouth with its lengthy golden sandy beach and traditional English seaside charm is also around an hour’s drive away.

 

 

Featured Self catering country cottages near Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England:

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

sleeps 2 - 18 guests
2 - 18
8 bedrooms
8
4.5 bathrooms
4.5
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2150


Late availability: from 13 December to 16 December 19

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £2750
Next availability:
from 13 December to 23 December 19 from 27 December to 30 December 19


Special Offer: from 12 December to 22 December 19

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 10 - 24 guests
10 - 24
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6
4 star

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2450


Special Offer: from 12 December to 22 December 19
Late availability: from 12 December to 13 December 19

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

sleeps 8 - 24 guests
8 - 24
10 bedrooms
10
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £5800


Special Offer: from 12 December to 20 December 19
Late availability: from 12 December to 20 December 19

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 December to 20 December 19 from 27 December to 27 March 20

We have no cottages within Sturminster Newton itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Sturminster Newton. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England