The Lodge @ Thornhill

Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset Rating:

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Sleeps: 8

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Pets: No

The Lodge @ Thornhill is a holiday cottage in Stalbridge, Dorset, sleeping 8 in beautiful countryside, perfect for a tranquil break complete with hot tub

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Prices from £664 per week

Change over day: Saturday

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The Lodge @ Thornhill is set just outside the village of Stalbridge in beautiful Dorset countryside making this the perfect location for those really trying to get away from it all. Suitable for large families or groups of friends holidaying together, The Lodge has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a dining area that accommodates eight with ease that leads to the outdoors and the patio area for those days where dining al fresco is an option. A great place to sit and relax and let the sounds of the countryside wash over you or take relaxation up a notch for a soak in the hot tub with a glass of wine. The market town of Sherborne is a short drive away with its castles to explore, the county town of Dorchester has a host of museums and the Jurassic Coast lies before you to explore along its long coastline.

The accommodation at The Lodge @ Thornhill comprises of an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with a Freeview TV, seating for eight, coffee table, underfloor heating throughout and a Playstation 3 games console. The dining area has table and seating for eight with access to the garden. The kitchen is well equipped electric fan oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer as well as a comprehensive range of accessories and utensils.

There are four bedrooms. The master bedroom is a family suite on the first floor with a super king sized bed, single bed and a trundle bed for children with a Juliette balcony and en-suite shower room with walk in cubicle, basin, toilet, mirror and heated towel rail. Bedroom two is also on the first floor and is a single with wardrobe, bedroom three is on the ground floor and is a king size double with a ahower room with double cubicle, basin, toilet, mirror and heated towel rail opposite. Bedroom four is also on the ground floor and has bunk beds with a free standing wardrobe with a bathroom opposite with shower cubicle, basin, toilet, mirror and heated towel rail. There is a final bathroom on the first floor with bath with shower over, basin, toilet, mirror and heated towel rail.

Outside is a large garden laid to lawn with patio area complete with table and chairs, barbecue and hot tub. There is designated on-site parking and your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.


  • No pets are allowed at The Lodge @ Thornhill
  • The Lodge @ Thornhill has a large, lawned garden
  • WiFi is enabled throughout The Lodge @ Thornhill
  • Dishwasher available so you can enjoy more of your holiday
  • A games console is avilable for you to use
  • A games console is avilable for you to use
  • Linen and towels included
  • The Lodge @ Thornhill is a no-smoking property
  • Short breaks are available throughout the year
  • The Lodge @ Thornhill has a washing machine
  • A television, DVD player and CD player are available for you to use
  • A games console is avilable for you to use
  • The Lodge @ Thornhill has a hot tub
  • Designated onsite parking

Area details

Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton is in the Blackmore Vale and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town is split in two by the River Stour with Sturminster to the North and Newton to the South of the river.

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Surrounding Villages

Move from the metropolis that is Sturminster Newton and you will find yourself in some stunningly beautiful areas - we holidayed in this very area in 2012. There are some great villages to explore including Okeford Fitzpaine, Child Okeford, Manston, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Stourton Caundle, Pulham and Hazelbury Bryan to name but a few.


Every Monday the town holds a market that has been occurring in the area for a long time and holds all sorts of locally produced goods. In the middle of September, the area gathers in all the cheese lovers to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. 2014 saw it in its 15th year and exhibitor numbers grow even further. It's not all cheese though with a wealth of other food and drink exhibitors as well as entertainment and arts and crafts. On the third Thursday in August, Sturmninster Newton holds its annual carnival.

Activities and Attractions

The North Dorset Trailway is run by a charity and is dedicated to making sections of the pld Somerset and Dorset Railway into usable areas to now walk and cycle. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury, around 11 miles in total. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. One such is Sturminster Newton Mill, a stunning looking building with a very long history. The mill consists of three floors and a north and south wing and regular events are also held on the site. It even has a shop selling flour made by the still working mill. The mill is open between April and September with a small admission charge.

Sturminster Newton Museum is housed in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with local history of the town, the local railways and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is fee.

Eating Out

You have a choice of over 20 places to eat out including tea houses, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are also some great pubs and restaurants to discover in the outlying villages and towns.

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Prices and Booking

Prices from £664 per week

Change over day: Saturday

You can check availability and book this property by using the button below:



Nearest Airports

Bournemouth is 31 miles away

Bristol is 36 miles away

Exeter is 57 miles away

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