Nestled in the charming village of Shillingstone near Sturminster Newton in Dorset is Apple Tree Cottage, a brick-and-flint terraced cottage dating back to 1730. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps 4 and blends sophistication with country charm, featuring a lovely garden with summerhouse, and an elegant interior with log fire.
The delightful garden contains mature plants and a sunny furnished courtyard for enjoying tea at any time of the day, and a drink in the evening. The garden also features a summerhouse and is an ideal spot for a barbecue on sunny afternoons.
French doors connect the garden to the interior, and to the dining area with tiled floor, and to the galley kitchen, which benefits from underfloor heating, which is also found in the comfortable sitting room which warms to the log fire in the inglenook fireplace.
Reminders of yesteryear, such as wooden panelling and antique furnishings, are also found in the bedrooms, which lie at the top of the quirky staircase and include a twin room and a room with a king-size bed. The family bathroom contains a walk-in shower.
Visitors to Apple Tree Cottage are spoilt with traditional charm and tranquillity and can rely on WiFi, amenities for young children, bike storage, underfloor heating and laundry facilities, as well as a TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock and a selection of books and games.
Apple Tree Cottage lies on a quiet lane in the delightful village of Shillingstone. The cottage is also well placed for exploration of Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum and the River Stour, as well as Blackmore Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne.
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