Maltings House

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset

Maltings House is a beautiful luxury 5 bedroom detached house in Milton Abbas, Dorset, sleeping 10 in 5 bedrooms and is pet-friendly

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Pet Friendly: 1


A luxury 5 bedroom detached cottage sitting in a half-acre plot in the heart of Milton Abbas. Beautifully renovated including a stone hall floor, wooden sitting room floorboards, large windows, window seats and lots of original features, this cottage is the perfect rural retreat for the family or group of friends. The stunning kitchen has a range cooker and lovely island unit with granite worktops, a window seat and an adjoining family room making it the perfect place to whip up a tasty dinner whilst sharing time together. The large living/dining room offers a great place to relax and unwind together with the wood burner roaring whilst the dining table comfortably seats everyone for dinner. With the ground floor completed by a cosy double bedroom. On the first floor are 4 further bedrooms, 1 en-suite super-king-size, 1 king-size double, 1 x twin singles and 1 x single with truckle bed under. Spacious family bathroom with feature bath and large walk in shower completes the upstairs. Outside there is a lawned terrace style garden that backs onto woodland. To the front is off road parking for 2-3 cars. Milton Abbas is a chocolate box village lined with traditional thatched cottages, just 12 miles from the county town of Dorchester and 20 miles from the seaside town of Weymouth with golden sands and shallow waters. This stunning cottage is ideally located for exploring the highlights of Dorset including, the Jurassic coastline and Thomas Hardy country.

Property Details

Maltings House is a detached cottage set in one of Dorset's most picturesque villages, Milton Abbas. This spacious holiday cottage sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 star luxury in 5 bedrooms and within walking distance of the local pub, the Hambro Arms. There are lots to do nearby with the market town of Blandford Forum just under 5 miles away with good shopping and lots of choices of where to eat out. There are also a number of small villages to explore with equally good village pubs to discover. Plenty of attractions within a 10 mile radius including Athelhampton House and Gardens, Sculpture by the Lakes, Monkey World, Kingston Lacy House, The Tank Museum and Hardy's Cottage to name just a few.

The accommodation at Maltings House comprises of a sitting/dining room with a log burner, comfortable sofas, Smart TV, WiFi-enabled throughout and a large dining table with chairs for ten. The kitchen/utility is equipped with an electric range cooker, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a range of accessories and utensils. A snug is attached to the kitchen with a comfortable sofa and additional TV. There is also a small dog room as Maltings House accepts one well-behaved pet. There is a ground floor double bedroom and bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet. A final cloakroom with a toilet and basin rounds off the ground floor. On the first floor where there are four bedrooms, a super king-sized double with en suite shower room, a king-size double, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom with an additional pull out bed.

Outside is a terraced, lawned garden leading to woodland. There is off-road parking for 2 to 3 cars. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • Oil fired central heating, wood burner fireplace
  • Electric range cooker, America style Fridge Freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, Sky tv, super BT fibre WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent, Ground floor shower room
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate are available
  • Welcomes 1 well-behaved pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 5 minutes walk
  • Shop 2½ miles


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.

The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".

There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.

By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.

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