Vale Cottage

Stour Provost, Dorset
Price: £500-£845 per week
Sleeps: 5 + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
  • Beautifully presented period cottage dating back to the 16th century in a quiet no-through village street
  • Big inglenook fireplace with woodburner in the sitting room
  • Secluded rear garden
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

Availability and Booking

December 2017
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The price for your stay will be £350


What a gorgeous period, stone cottage this is, situated on a quiet ‘no-through’ street in the centre of this small North Dorset country village. Dating back to the 16th century, the cottage exudes “olde world” character and charm with an impressive ‘listed’ inglenook in the sitting room and a secluded, quiet garden at the rear. Well presented and tastefully decorated, the cottage will suit a small family but is also ideal for a couple wishing to explore this wonderful part of southern England.

This part of Dorset is known as the Blackmore Vale – ‘the Vale of the Dairies’ as it is referred to in the novels of Thomas Hardy. Country walks are plentiful here – follow the Stour Valley Way, which you can access at the end of the street, along the banks of the River Stour as it meanders its way southwards to Christchurch on the Dorset coast. Explore Dorset’s great chalk ridges – Hambledon Hill with its iron age fort, Melbury Beacon near Shaftesbury and Bulbarrow Hill which offers magnificent views right across the county. Visitor attractions in the area are plentiful too – magnificent houses and gardens at Stourhead, Montacute and Kingston Lacy, the historic town of Sherborne with its ancient abbey and castles and the nearby Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury famous for Gold Hill, the steep cobbled street immortalised in the 1973 “Hovis” advert. Travelling further afield, a ‘must’ for a day’s excursion is Dorset’s Jurassic coastline stretching from Studland Bay and Poole Harbour in the east to Lyme Regis in the west.


Entrance leading directly into the sitting room with an ancient, feature inglenook containing a woodburner; dining area and under stairs recess for coats/boots etc. at the other end of the room. Spacious and very light fitted kitchen with breakfast bar at the back of the cottage and access out to the garden. Downstairs wc. Stairs with stairgate at the bottom lead up to the first floor landing and three bedrooms; one with a kingsize double, one with a 4’ 6” double and one single. Barthroom/wc with separate shower above the bath and heated towel rail.

The secluded rear garden has a small paved area with table and chairs from where steps lead up to a lawned area with shrubs, flower borders and hedging.


  • Woodburner
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Logs, electricity, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Stairgate
  • Flat screen TV (freeview)
  • DVD
  • WiFi broadband
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Street parking outside the cottage
  • Udder local farm shop/café 1 mile
  • Pub, The Ship Inn, in West Stour 1 mile
  • Main line train station to London and Waitrose supermarket in Gillingham 3½ miles
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only


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