Parkfield Cottage in Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster
An introduction to Parkfield Cottage in Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne Minster
Parkfield Cottage is a newly restored and converted outbuilding set in the grounds of Number 1 Parkfield in the picturesque Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall. The village is 5 miles west of Wimborne Minster, a town with centuries of history, shops and cultural activities. Blandford Forum, a Georgian market town is six miles away. Within easy access are Poole, with spectacular harbour and beaches and the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth some 8 and 12 miles away respectively.
The cosy cottage has a sitting room with log burner and TV, with stairs leading to the attic room with twin beds. A ground floor bedroom with double bed has an en-suite bathroom. There is access from the bedroom to a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture. There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, washing machine and fridge. The cottage has gas central heating.
Guests are free to use the garden which has a duck pond, lawns and decking on the banks of the River Winterborne (which dries up in the summer months). Children can feed the chickens and ducks who roam freely in the garden. The weekly tariff includes all linen and use of gas and electricity. Around The Village
The village of Sturminster Marshall on the banks of the River Stour is the ideal base for a rural holiday yet within easy driving distance of some of England’s finest beaches. The village boasts three popular pubs, a restaurant, golf course, post office and parish church. At the end of the village on the banks of the river stands White Mill a former mill now owned by the National Trust and open in the summer months at weekends. To get to the mill you have to cross the medieval arched White Mill Bridge, the oldest bridge in Dorset. You can sit here and picnic on the riverbank in one of the most picturesque corners of Dorset.
The village has a golf club which welcomes visitors.
Two miles away is the ‘iron age’ fort at Badbury Rings giving panoramic views of the Dorset countryside and nearby is the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.
Wimborne a ten minute drive away is a beautiful historic market town, winner of the Southern England in Bloom Award has excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. Wimborne’s weekend markets are renowned along the south coast. Situated under cover hundreds of stalls selling antiques, bric-a-brac and collectables are adjacent to a large outdoor market selling more traditional fayre including clothing, fruit and vegetables and plants. Wimborne’s recently restored art-deco Tivoli Theatre shows a wide range of live productions including musicals, plays, ballet and rock as well as showing latest film releases. Tariff – see prices under Related Links > >