The Engine Room

Milton Abbas, Dorset
Price: £398-£664 per week
Sleeps: 2 + cot**
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
  • Set halfway down the only ‘street’ in the scenic Dorset village of Milton Abbas
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

What a find. Just what we look for in a quirky holiday let. All the comforts of home provided. It was spotlessly clean. We we're within half an hour of the three circular walks w....

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The price for your stay will be £279


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 21st October


Set halfway down the only ‘street’ in the scenic village of Milton Abbas, “The Engine Room” has been imaginatively created from the building, which once housed the engine for the village fire station. Standing next to one of the highly attractive, white-washed, cob and thatched cottages, which line both sides of the street, it now provides a very cosy, well-planned hideaway just for two.

Milton Abbas was founded in the late 1700’s when the then owner of Milton Abbey commissioned architect Sir William Chambers and landscapist Capability Brown to design a new ‘model’ village away from the abbey. All the cottages, fronted by a lawn, are set well back from the gently sloping road, flanked by woodland, which curves down to a lake at the bottom.

The immediate surrounding area offers superb walking; there are footpaths leading around the lake to Milton Abbey, while a few miles away, Bulbarrow Hill at 900 feet offers magnificent views right across Wessex.

Conveniently located in the south of the county, Milton Abbas is within easy reach of the area’s many attractions: the Georgian market town of Blandford is 7 miles away, the county town of Dorchester 11 and a beautiful stretch of the Jurassic coastline from Poole and the Isle of Purbeck to Weymouth is within half an hour’s drive. Sherborne Abbey, the Cerne Abbas Giant, Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle are among the many visitor attractions in this part of Dorset.


The Engine Room is accessed up three steps from a secluded courtyard garden and has all its accommodation at ground floor level. A great deal of thought has gone into ensuring that the best possible use has been made of the available living space.

Main living room comprising a tastefully furnished sitting/dining area and a small, hand-built, oak fitted kitchen area with 2 ring halogen hob, oven and grill. Separate bedroom with 5ft double bed and adjacent shower room/wc with large walk-in shower.

Outside: secluded courtyard garden with table and chairs and barbecue.


  • Wall mounted dimplex heaters
  • Electricity, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack included in rent
  • **Space for visitors' own cot
  • Flat screen TV (freeview)
  • Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement
  • WiFi broadband
  • Driveway parking
  • Shop/PO, pub and doctor’s surgery within a few minutes’ walk
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Perfectly situated for our walking holiday

What a find. Just what we look for in a quirky holiday let. All the comforts of home provided. It was spotlessly clean. We we're within half an hour of the three circular walks we completed, one even started in the village so was able to leave the car. Found the postcodes on the information sheets provided for local attractions and amenities very useful for the sat-nav. Had a nice meal in the local pub too.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 20 August 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Small, but perfectly formed

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.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 18 July 2016. 4 of 5 stars.


Wonderful, well equipped and comfortable holiday home in a beautiful and peaceful village. The owner was kind and helpful, and little touches like the welcome pack were very much appreciated. A great location..

Mr and Mrs Maidman, July 2014
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