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A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms,2 bathrooms, large lounge, sleeps 8.Views to the Dorset coast.

Randypole Cottage is a listed thatched cottage on the edge of the famous village of Milton Abbas. The property is over 250 years old and was formerly stabling for shire horses and has been converted into a large cottage on three levels.The Lounge is spacious with very high ceiling with a cosy log burner and large full length windows with expansive southerly views across the beautiful Dorset countryside.

There is a split level kitchen and dining room.Stairs off the lounge lead to the first floor double bedroom, shower room and bathroom and on the second floor are two further double bedrooms.

The ground floor has under floor heating and a log burner in the lounge. Conventional radiators heat the rest of the house. A basket of logs is provided and more are stored in the shed.

The cottage faces south with a large patio area with garden furniture and a gas BBQ on the lower terrace.

More Details

Tony Burch
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018

About Tony Burch

I'm a retired Veterinary surgeon and live with my wife Audrey at Park Farm. We have 4 children whom are scattered around the world. The farm supports my flock of 30 sheep and 6 livery horses.

Tony Burch purchased this house in 1997

Why Tony Burch chose Blandford Forum

We converted Randypole cottage in 1998 from former Shire horse stabling into a beautiful 3 bedroom house retaining many of the original features.

What makes this house unique

Randypole cottage is set on our small 25 acre farming the heart of Dorset on the edge of the famous thatched village of Milton Abbas. There are unspoilt views to the Dorset coast and the Isle of Wight across rolling countryside. The village boasts a good pub/restaurant and a post office. One and a half miles away at the other end of the village is the imposing and beautiful Milton Abbey and school, the grounds of which were designed by Caperbility Brown.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Blandford Forum in North Dorset District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No candles upstairs
  • Please don't change heating settings
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room - Shower Enclosure , wash hand basin
    Down stairs cloakroom - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


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A charming thatched cottage in the heart of Dorset
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely Family Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent the Easter weekend at this lovely comfortable cottage. Unfortunately the weather was rubbish but the cottage was warm and welcoming and was well equipped with all that we needed, including an endless supply of logs for the wood burner. There were lots of lambs and my granddaughter loved feeding the orphaned ones with a bottle. The cottage is set in the middle of the beautiful Dorset countryside and is farely central for travelling to any part of the county.

I would have given this cottage 5 stars but it was let down by the description of a child's bed. This turned out to be a large cot type bed with immovable sides. My 6 yr old granddaughter would not sleep there and we ended up taking the mattress out and she slept on the floor.

I'm sure we will return to this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, quiet countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here and would love to come back :)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
The Hambro Arms
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Hambro Arms
Nearest Beach
26 Miles
Car: necessary

Within easy reach is the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World at Wareham and many of the Dorset beaches


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.