Plum Cottage




Cottage and Shepherds hut

This cosy cottage has been renovated to a high standard while maintaining its traditional and has all the comforts of home.  Also has the quirky ‘Shepherds Hut’ in the garden of Plum Cottage with a wood burner this cosy Shepherds hut sleeps 2.   

To make your stay extra special all our guests receive a welcome basket of local, homemade treats on arrival. Expect to be greeted with freshly baked bread from our local bakery, locally sourced free-range eggs, home baked treats, locally produced jam and of course milk in the fridge and a selection of Dorset teas and ground coffee.


Apple and Plum are a pair of traditional 18th century cottages set within their own walled garden and adjoining orchard on the Deans Court estate. Recently redecorated the cottages have a contemporary yet homely feel.

Chalk white walls, Farrow & Balls paints and reupholstered vintage furniture provide the perfect space in which to relax and unwind. Take a drink, or sketchpad, to the terrace and enjoy the view across the Stour Valley, where the cows browse on the meadow by the cricket pitch and the towers of Wimborne Minster hover above our ‘crinkle-crankle’ kitchen garden wall.

Plum sleeps 6 – but with a special twist, as the third bedroom is the Shepherd’s Hut in its garden. With a double bed and a wood-burning stove, nothing could be cosier. An elm dining table in Plum Cottage seating ten is perfect if you take both cottages and all want to dine together. Sisal carpets lead to simple, beautiful bedrooms where linen blinds frame the meadow views. A modern, fully equipped country kitchen makes cooking easy and fun.  

Plum Cottage (sleeps 4 + 2 in the Shepherd’s Hut)…
Upstairs: One double-bedroom, one large twin bunk-bed hand-built for adults / children and a bathroom
Downstairs: Large sitting room with wood burner, kitchen, and a separate w/c
Outside: A Shepherd’s Hut with a small double bed, and wood burner

“We had a wonderful three nights in Plum Cottage with my boys (5 and 7) and their grandparents. The location is outstanding, not many properties have an amazing view over open fields as well as being 5 minutes walk from a lovely town with great places to eat drink and shop…”

Janine, October 2018



Alfresco dining
Close to bars and restaurants
Toiletries provided
stunning views


Free WiFi
Washing machine
Private parking
Tumble dryer
Freeview TV & Apple movie

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful, historic market town.  Steeped in history including the central Minster, Tivoli Theatre and the UKs largest model village all of which are well worth a visit.

On the door step of the National trust Kingston Lacey, Wimborne has the benefits of a town with restaurants, bars, shops and the ability to enjoy the outdoors and explore the Dorset landscape.

Sacha and Alex have lived and loved the south coast for 40 years and enjoy sharing it with friends, family and of course their guests. Feel free to contact us for any inspiration and to help you create your perfect stay in Dorset. During your stay we are on hand to ensure your experience is as relaxing and effortless as possible.

Photo of sacha and Alex


This property is:
Well behaved Dogs welcome
Perfect for parties


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