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Apple Tree Cottage

Blandford Forum, Dorset (Ref. 1003180)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • “Apple Tree Cottage is an attractive Grade 2 listed farmhouse in a peaceful location just outside the lovely village of Tarrant Monkton.”


    It is well equipped with everything we needed to cater for our family gathering of up to 11 on one night. Despite some reviews to the contrary, we found the house clean and tidy when we arrived. The garden is mainly a large lawn, good for the children, with benches and tables for eating outside and our competitive card games. The kitchen is central to a family gathering and this one was ideal for family meals and we soon got used to using the Aga oven. (At least two of us did!!) We were lucky with the weather, enabling us to stroll through the village to the Langton Arms and spend time in their large garden. They have a good selection of beers etc. Be aware though that it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The restaurant is excellent though a little pricey, but worth it for good food and friendly service. The friendly owners Martin & Sam made themselves know to us and being nearby were available should there have been any problems. Overall, this was a great place to stay, if you enjoy peace and quiet, with a friendly pub nearby and plenty of walks to explore the countryside.

    - Mr Sykes, September 2021

The property

Blandford Forum 5.1 miles.

A traditionally thatched cottage holding original charm and a combination of contemporary delights, Apple Tree Cottage makes an ideal base for a family gathering in this scenic spot of Dorset.

Surrounded by luscious countryside lands and the Cranbone Chase AONB, you are perfectly situated for a variety of outdoor adventures.

The kitchen area is sure to be the social hub of your holiday; a spacious room holding a variety of appliances for all your self-catering needs, here you can enjoy your meals together around the rustic wooden table taking centre stage in the room, or choose to unwind into the sofa with a glass of wine for some quality time with your partner as your dinner simmers on the AGA cooker.

Spend the remainder of your evening in the sitting room amongst the woodburning stove; boasting plush sofas and a homely ambiance, it makes a great area to catch up on your reading or flick on your favourite television programmes before retiring to one of the five bedrooms to count some sheep.

The bedrooms consist of a flexible arrangement to allow each member of the group to indulge in a bright and airy sleeping spot; home to a ground-floor double with en-suite shower room, a further ground-floor double, a family room made up of two interlinking rooms with a double and twin beds, a double with en-suite bathroom and a final double with en-suite shower room, each of these luxurious rooms boasts its own contemporary charm with a touch of tradition.

The dwelling also benefits from holding its own large lawned area, with a patio and a hot tub, there’s no better place to spend your evenings beneath the stars in the warmth of the soothing bubbles.

The immediate area of the property is remote and tranquil, ideal for those seeking a rural base in the stunning countryside of Dorset.

If you’re seeking a vibrant atmosphere, the nearby town of Blanford Forum hosts a wide selection of amenities; from historic landmarks and museums to a selection of leisure facilities and busting bars, this area holds something for every taste.

Explore the natural wonders of the Cranbrone Chase AONB, or venture out to the coast of Bournemouth for a day at the beach.

Whatever adventure you’re seeking, Apple Tree Cottage is the ideal base for your exploration of Dorset.


  • Four bedrooms: First-floor: 2 x Double bedrooms with en-suite, 1 x Double bedroom which is linked to a further Twin room
  • 1 x Ground-floor double snug room/sofa bed
  • Downstairs wet room with shower, WC and hand basin plus a separate downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with Aga oven
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • AGA oven and hob, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles and pub 0.8 miles, local micro-brewery open Fridays 4pm-8pm
  • Note: There is a sofa bed in the snug, a further two guests can be accommodated for upon request

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location


Thornicombe 2.7 miles; Child Okeford 6.5 miles; Moors Valley Country Park & Forest 17.9 miles.

Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to rebuild the town centre with designs from local architects John and William Bastard. The Blandford Georgian Fayre is an annual event held in the first week of May and celebrates its Georgian heritage, with presentations, historical re-enactments and music and dancing. One of the town’s biggest events takes place on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Dorset Steam Fair. A largely colourful festival with over 2,000 exhibits and an old time steam funfair. Offering a wide selection of independent store, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés and a Georgian tearoom. So much to visit within this quaint town and makes for a wonderful tourist attraction, whatever the season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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