Stour Valley Cottage

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Cottage Country Estate Quirky Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Situated in the charming Dorset town of Wimborne Minster, this traditional 18th century cottage is the perfect holiday retreat. Set within a walled garden and adjoining the orchard on the Deans Court estate, Stour Valley Cottage offers ample space for six guests to rest and restore, escaping the hustle and bustle of day to day life.

Paired with Meadow Cottage, a similar six-guest property next door, this set up is perfect for two families travelling together, that can enjoy each other’s company, whilst benefiting from the privacy of separate cottages.

This beautiful house has been lovingly restored throughout. Chalk white walls, Farrow & Ball paints and re-upholstered vintage furniture create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, that is incredibly easy to settle in to. Guests can enjoy sweeping views across the Stour Valley, with the rooftops of Wimborne Minster adding to the charming atmosphere. Whether you are curled by the fire in the lounge, preparing food in the kitchen or sipping a glass of wine on the terrace, every aspect of this cottage is relaxing.  

Downstairs a modern, fully-equipped, country kitchen is the heart of the home, with a vintage dining table creating an easy and fun space to spend quality time as a family. Guests can visit the Cafe on the estate, and enjoy delicious homemade soups, quiches, cakes and baked goods. The lounge boasts comfortable sofas and an Inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, creating the ultimate cosy ambience, making this cottage perfect even on rainy days!

Throughout the house there are three beautiful bedrooms with linen blinds framing the picturesque meadow views. There is one en-suite, double room on the ground floor, as well as two spacious doubles on the first floor that share a bathroom.

The cottage is just a few-minutes’ walk into Wimborne’s town centre and the rest of Dorset is within easy reach by car, with the stunning Jurassic Coast nearby. Stour Valley Cottage has something for everyone, the perfect base for exploring all that Dorset has to offer.

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What you should know…

  • The peroperty is semi-detached, there is a second cottage next door called Meadow Cottage, perfect if two families are travelling together
  • While shops and restaurants are within walking distance, a car will be needed in order to reach nearby towns and attractions in the surrounding area
  • Guests can visit the Cafe on the estate, and enjoy delicious homemade soups, quiches, cakes and baked goods

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Living room with wood burner
- Fully-equipped kitchen and dining room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Separate WC

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Walled garden
- Orchard

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Cot & highchair available on request
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Stour Valley Cottage
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Stour Valley Cottage holds a marvellous location within the beautiful county of Dorset, an area known for its rolling dales, protected heathlands and breath-taking Jurassic coastline. The house is situated in the charming town of Wimborne Minster, perfect for a quiet break away from busy day to day lives.

Set within the town, The Tivoli Theatre, with its Art Deco interiors, is perfect for evenings of entertainment. It runs a full programme of cinema, theatre and music, with something for everyone. Kids and adults alike love to explore the tiny streets of the small Model Town. A perfect scale replica (1:10) of Wimborne in 1950! The town boasts fifteen pubs and bars, perfect after long country walks or cosy evenings out for dinner.

The house is within reaching distance of fabulous beaches, wonderful countryside, historical attractions and charming market towns. Just twenty minutes away, is the picturesque town of Poole, here you can hop on a ferry and visit neighbouring islands or soak up the sunrays on the near-by golden beaches at Sandbanks and Bournemouth. Other close-by towns which are well worth a visit include the charming county town of Dorchester, Weymouth with its recognisable Georgian seafront and the lively market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis. The famous Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, is just a forty five-minute car journey away and is a must-visit while in the area.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bournemouth Airport

(8 miles)

Nearest Village Wimborne Minster

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Town/City Poole

(7 miles)

Nearest Restaurant Coach and Horses

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach Sandbanks Beach

(9 miles)

Nearest Golf Ferndown Forest Golf Course

(4.5 miles)

Nearest Train Station Poole Stations

(6.5 miles)

Nearest Supermarket Waitrose & Partners

(Walking Distance)

Region

Pack your bags and fasten your seatbelts, as Oliver's Travels is thrilled to present a dazzling array of luxury holiday properties in the enchanting land of Dorset! A captivating county where time seems to stand still, Mother Nature has outdone herself. Dorset, with the rolling hills of the Dorset Downs and the jaw-dropping Jurassic Coast, is a real-life tapestry of postcard-perfect landscapes, historic landmarks and villages oozing charm in lavish abundance.

The Jurassic Coast is not just a coastline, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Dorset's showstopping features. Stretching an impressive 95 miles from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, this coastline presents endless coastal wonders. Dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and beaches boasting ancient fossils, Charmouth and Lyme Regis are the treasure chests for fossil hunters and curious minds alike.

Dorset is also a playground for history buffs, with landmarks like Corfe Castle standing tall and proud. Perched on a hill, this fortress offers far-reaching, breathtaking views. The Cerne Abbas Giant is a colossal chalk figure etched into a hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas, Dorset's own friendly giant, captivating visitors for centuries.

Dorchester, the county town, is a delightful mishmash of Georgian architecture and markets that buzz with life. Thomas Hardy's Cottage, near Dorchester, gives you a peek into the life of the literary legend himself. Bridport, with its bohemian vibes and eclectic street markets, is like the cool kid in the market town crew. Meanwhile, Weymouth's golden sandy beach and bustling harbour are perfect for leisurely strolls and exploring historic Nothe Fort. For a touch of seaside nostalgia, Swanage brings the Victorian pier and a heritage steam railway into the mix.

The Isle of Purbeck is a haven of beauty, featuring Lulworth Cove's sheltered bay and crystal-clear waters. Just around the corner, Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch, sets the stage for coastal walks and views so stunning, they might bring a tear to your eye. For the adventurers among us, the Dorset Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are calling. Hiking trails such as the South West Coast Path and the Wessex Ridgeway offer a rollercoaster ride through diverse scenery, from cliffs to heathlands.

Dorset's culinary scene is a delightful fusion of tradition and modernity. You will savour local produce at farmers' markets, indulge in fresh seafood along the coast and let the county's pubs and tearooms be your warm and welcoming retreat for traditional cream teas or a sip of local ales.

Dorset is an experience that seamlessly blends history, natural beauty and that quintessential British charm. It promises an adventure that captures the very essence of England's southwest.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Stour Valley Cottage is great for families, with a sociable country kitchen, cosy living room with room for everyone to curl up around the fire and a beautiful walled garden with plenty of room for kids to run and play. The location is excellent, a wide variety of helpful amenities are just minutes away on foot - perfect for little legs. There is also a “Go Ape!” nearby, perfect for the older children looking for a thrill!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit The client will be required to provide credit card details to the owner for a £1000 damage deposit. It will be pre-authorised one week before the booking commences, any moneys owed will be discussed with the hirer and taken within one week of the hire coming to an end and the balance refunded within 2 weeks of departure.
Arrival time 4.30pm
Departure time 10.30 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay We have four pricing seasons (low, mid, high and Christmas) - and our bookings are either 3-night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4-nigh midweek (Monday to Friday) or 7-nigh full weeks (arriving either Monday or Friday).
Changeover day Mondays and Fridays
Internet access? Wi-Fi included in rental price
Pets welcome? Yes, pets are allowed on request for an additional charge of £25 per pet, per stay.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 £1,110 £1,182 £1,253 £1,430
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £1,580 £1,675 £1,770 £1,900
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £990 £1,052 £1,114 £1,240
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 £1,110 £1,182 £1,253 £1,430
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £750 £795 £840 £900
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - £3,160
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £1,580
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £810 £859 £907 £970
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 £1,220 £1,293 £1,366 £1,460
Feb 17th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 £810 £859 £907 £970
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 21st 2025 £1,620 £1,717 £1,814 £1,940
Apr 21st 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £1,220 £1,293 £1,366 £1,460
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 £1,620 £1,717 £1,814 £1,940
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 £1,220 £1,293 £1,366 £1,460
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £1,620 £1,717 £1,814 £1,940
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £810 £859 £907 £970
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 £1,220 £1,293 £1,366 £1,460
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £810 £859 £907 £970

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 €1,222 €1,301 €1,380 €1,575
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €1,740 €1,844 €1,949 €2,092
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €1,090 €1,159 €1,227 €1,365
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 €1,222 €1,301 €1,380 €1,575
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €826 €876 €925 €991
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - €3,479
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €1,740
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €892 €946 €999 €1,068
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 €1,343 €1,424 €1,504 €1,608
Feb 17th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 €892 €946 €999 €1,068
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 21st 2025 €1,784 €1,891 €1,997 €2,136
Apr 21st 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €1,343 €1,424 €1,504 €1,608
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 €1,784 €1,891 €1,997 €2,136
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 €1,343 €1,424 €1,504 €1,608
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €1,784 €1,891 €1,997 €2,136
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €892 €946 €999 €1,068
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 €1,343 €1,424 €1,504 €1,608
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €892 €946 €999 €1,068

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 $1,322 $1,407 $1,492 $1,703
Jul 19th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $1,881 $1,994 $2,107 $2,262
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $1,179 $1,253 $1,326 $1,476
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 28th 2024 $1,322 $1,407 $1,492 $1,703
Oct 28th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $893 $947 $1,000 $1,072
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - $3,762
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $1,881
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $965 $1,022 $1,080 $1,155
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 17th 2025 $1,453 $1,539 $1,626 $1,738
Feb 17th 2025 - Apr 7th 2025 $965 $1,022 $1,080 $1,155
Apr 7th 2025 - Apr 21st 2025 $1,929 $2,044 $2,160 $2,310
Apr 21st 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $1,453 $1,539 $1,626 $1,738
May 23rd 2025 - Jun 2nd 2025 $1,929 $2,044 $2,160 $2,310
Jun 2nd 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 $1,453 $1,539 $1,626 $1,738
Jul 18th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $1,929 $2,044 $2,160 $2,310
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $965 $1,022 $1,080 $1,155
Oct 24th 2025 - Nov 3rd 2025 $1,453 $1,539 $1,626 $1,738
Nov 3rd 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $965 $1,022 $1,080 $1,155

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We are certainly going to book again.

    on 28/06/2022

    As four old (literally!) friends, we had a really lovely holiday in Stour Valley Cottage which had been recommended to me. Everything about the cottage, it’s amazing garden and surrounding countryside makes you relax straight away. We even saw a little red deer in the field. Jonathan and the staff were so helpful, leaving us goodies and were there to answer any questions. Once through the imposing estate gates we were in the charming little town of Wimborne with it’s beautiful old Minster. We are certainly going to book again.

  • What a gem

    on 14/03/2022

    The cottage looks magical on the website and it’s even more special when you see it for the first time.... The rooms are all a good size ... We all enjoyed using the large bath and having long breakfasts around the spacious dining table. The sitting room has a wood burner and there’s plenty of wood in a nearby outhouse. The windows mainly look over a large field giving you the sense of being in the country rather than a town. Our weekend stay just didn’t feel long enough and we all agreed we felt very much at home and would like to stay again. What a gem of a place.

  • Relaxing retreat!

    on 12/03/2020

    Relaxing rural retreat with a touch of quirkiness. Perfect for resetting and getting away from it all and yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Wimborne Town Centre if needed. Thank you so much.

  • Great Place

    Created on 15/02/2019

    A great place to stay to get to know Wimborne. Conveniently located and with wonderful views. Everybody was very helpful and friendly – nothing was too much trouble, even a private lesson in how to use Netflix!

  • Exceptional. Thank you to everyone!

    Created on 26/10/2018

    A brilliant cottage with a lovely, secure garden, which our 7-month Irish Terrier, Eimear, adored. We were a little embarrassed when she chased Lady Hanham off the premises :-(. Eimear also enjoyed some of the windfalls, as did we - apples for pudding everyday. We have even purchased a copy of the very good apple cookery book in the cottage.
    We were lucky to be able to give Eimear her first taste of the sea on the last day of 'summer' at Studland Bay with lots of other dogs and another taste, by way of contrast, at West Bay, where the colours of the cliffs, sand and dog merged together - the perfect camouflage.
    A great discovery this time was the 'veg box' from the kitchen garden.

  • Will be booking again

    Created on 26/09/2018

    An absolutely delightful and well equipped cottage - the perfect place from which to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and being only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Wimborne eating out and shopping are easy.

  • We had great fun

    Created on 20/09/2018

    This is our second visit to the Cottage so that in itself is a great review. A girls trip in the countryside with a pretty town with lively bars and restaurants just a short walk. Hosts were very friendly and each cottage is supplied with a food hamper .... produce from the Estate.

  • Absolutely lovely

    Created on 27/07/2018

    Very relaxing in a lovely situation. Well equipped we wanted for nothing.

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