The cosy living room with its huge fireplaceAntique furniture, soft lighting, and a fire for chilled out evenings
Stunning chic retreat in a pretty market town

Entire home/apt

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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A beautiful listed building located on a quiet lane in the centre of the pretty market town of Blandford Forum, offering the perfect place to explore Dorset or simply relax in one of the cosy sitting rooms and indulge in one of the house's many books. Plenty of board games and DVDs will keep the younger ones entertained or get outside to the nearby River Stour to spot otters and kingfishers (just a 5 minute walk from the house) or head in any direction to Dorset's spectacular countryside.

The space

Old Red Lion house is a treat. This Georgian house is in the middle of the thriving town – on a quiet lane through an archway just off Market Place. Step through the wide blue door in to a friendly place, awash with warm colours, art, market finds and funny little nooks and crannies. There’s plenty of space, we have created an easy home you can share with friends and family (our own boys love it here!). Downstairs there’s a big sitting room with wood-burner, books, comfy sofas, colourful rugs. This opens out to a sociable dining area with old pine table and masses of cushions on benches; the kitchen has a two-oven stove, coffee machine and all you need to cook for a hungry hoard. Stone steps lead up to another elegantly furnished sitting room – a lovely spot to chat or read. Pretty bedrooms have well-dressed beds: two on the first floor and two up more stairs at the top of the house - each floor has a shared bathroom. Your garden is at the end of the lane: a sheltered patch with a shed for bikes - snoozes in the sun, snifters before dinner – and you can spot great wildlife on a stunning river walk.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $143 NZD
Security Deposit $238 NZD
Weekend Price $477 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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11 Reviews

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Andrew User ProfileAndrew is a superhost.
September 2017
Great place - Everything you could want inside - would highly recommend. Hilary was a wonderful host and very easy to communicate with. Many Thanks!
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Thanks Andrew, so pleased the house had everything you needed. Best wishes Hilary
September 2017

Francesca User Profile
July 2017
So well located with lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs. The property superseded our expectation and is a wonderful size for larger parties. We can wait to stay again!
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
So pleased you enjoyed your stay Francesca, do come again!
July 2017

Tracey User Profile
July 2017
Everything was as described. Great home in a very convenient location. Spacious and comfortable for our fairly large group of 6.
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Thank you for your feedback Tracey, much appreciated. Best wishes from Hilary
July 2017

Astrid User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely stay in the cottage. It was really comfortable and has a lot of character. Loads of parking which is great. Great location to explore Dorset.
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Thank you for your feedback Astrid, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
July 2017

Roberto User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 49 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Unfortunately we had to cancel this booking as we discovered we need to carry out some specialist building work on the house and the only time this could be done was in August ( due to the specialist builders availability and the time it would take ). We gave Roberto as much notice as possible and wrote to explain. We were very sad to do this and will do everything we can to make sure this won't happen again.
June 2017

Ian User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful old house very close to the centre of Blandford Forum. 4 good size double rooms. Bright sunny library / sitting room. A cosy snug living room and a dinning room / kitchen. With a feature of a central stone staircase. 2 bathrooms and a downstairs toilet. All the amenities you might need. Loved staying here with my friends. Over all too soon.
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Thank you for your feedback Ian, hopefully you and your friends will visit again! Best wishes from Hilary
June 2017

Barbara User Profile
June 2017
Excellent house, no skimping on the details at all. full of character and really cosy.
Hilary User Profile
Response from Hilary:
Thank you Barbara, we really appreciate your feedback and are pleased your family were comfortable in our house. Best wishes from Hilary
June 2017

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