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The Engine Room

Blandford Forum, Dorset (Ref. 988910)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Guest's review on TripAdvisor

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    Selected this property for a romantic getaway and were very pleased with what we found. Located in the building which once housed the village fire engine this property has been tastefully decorated and furnished making it both modern and cosy and the owner has obviously put a lot of thought into making her guests feel welcome with fresh flowers and milk, bread and butter all supplied. Our only criticism, if there was one, would be that it is a bit overstocked with crockery (how many teacups do ...

    Selected this property for a romantic getaway and were very pleased with what we found. Located in the building which once housed the village fire engine this property has been tastefully decorated and furnished making it both modern and cosy and the owner has obviously put a lot of thought into making her guests feel welcome with fresh flowers and milk, bread and butter all supplied. Our only criticism, if there was one, would be that it is a bit overstocked with crockery (how many teacups do two people really need?) and a little short on food storage space; but we managed fine for the week. Milton Abbas itself is a beautiful spot and the meal we had at "The Hambro Arms" on our last night was excellent.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Imaginatively converted and very stylish, The Engine Room used to be the village's fire station but is now a delightful thatched cottage.

Situated halfway along the iconic and much photographed unique village high street of Milton Abbas, it stands in the grounds of one of the delightful thatched white washed cob cottages which line both sides of the wide gently sloping street.

All the cottages are fronted by lawn and the village is flanked by woodland with a lake situated at the bottom end.

There couldn't be a more picturesque setting!Once inside, you'll find warm and welcoming rooms all on ground level, perfect for a couple looking for a cosy retreat.

There are plenty of wonderful walks from the front door of the cottage - woodland trails are in abundance - and you can walk along the side of the lake to the abbey, or through the beautiful woodland to St. Catherine's chapel.

All in all if you're looking for total comfort and relaxation, plus plenty of walking opportunities, you won't be disappointed!

Accommodation

All ground floor (but accessed up 3 steps). One bedroom: 1 x double. Shower room with shower basin and WC. Open planning living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area.

Amenities

  • Central heating
  • Oven, fridge
  • TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Courtyard garden with furniture and chiminea
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Though the property is all ground floor it is first accessed via 3 steps.

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About the location

MILTON ABBAS

Milborne St. Andrew 3.2 miles.

Milton Abbas is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in South West England. It is in the North Dorset district, about five miles south-west of Blandford Forum and 11 miles north east of Dorchester. There is a pub and tea room in the village. Every two years a historic country fair takes place in Milton Abbas where the locals celebrate the rebuilding of their village. It attracts thousands of visitors and recreates village life from the 18th century with various stalls, traditional music, dancing, farmers market and much more. Further afield lies the village of Milborne St. Andrew, the valley is named for the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Discover Dorchester; a vibrant town for sightseeing and shopping but also home to Dorchester's museums and shops, walk the walks, drink great coffee, eat great food and take trips to the Jurassic coast.

Note: Though the property is all ground floor it is first accessed via 3 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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