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:

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

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

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 06 April to 31 October 20

Special Offer: from 05 April to 28 June 20

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

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

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 05 April to 05 April 20
Late availability: from 05 April to 06 April 20

Whitey Top Lodge, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Farmstay Lodge, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
4 star

Modern stylish 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub in a rural setting on a dairy farm, within around 30 minutes' drive of Salisbury and the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £520
Next availability:
from 06 April to 08 May 20 from 15 May to 22 May 20

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

sleeps 2 - 9 guests
2 - 9
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1100
Next availability:
from 06 April to 24 July 20

Quaker Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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

Charming stone-built pet-friendly cottage with 2 bedrooms located in Sherborne, on days out from this Dorset location visit Shaftesbury, the city of Salisbury with its wealth of historical buildings or Bath with its impressive Roman spa.

Weekly Price from: £268
Next availability:
from 06 April to 09 May 20

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