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Belview Cottage high quality self-catering holiday cottage

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, South West UK.

Rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor - see Visitors' Book to read the reviews.

Belview Cottage is the perfect rural holiday location with its views of gently rolling hills and attractive countryside right on the doorstep.  The historic towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Dorchester are all within easy reach and the Jurassic Coast at Weymouth and Lyme Regis is is about an hour away through beautiful Dorset Countryside. Or why not spend time exploring the pretty villages and friendly small towns close by?

With its dramatic castles, historic houses, stunning gardens and many family-friendly attractions, Dorset has plenty of holiday activities for all the family.   After a busy day out, return to the comfortable, well-equipped home-from-home that is Belview Cottage.

Belview Cottage has one double and one twin room and has been completely refurbished and equipped to a very high standard. It is rated 4 Star by Visit England, with a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.

We offer weekly breaks (normal start day is Friday) for most of the year. Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) are also available (apart from July and August).  These are normally Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday to Friday (4 nights), but do Contact Us if you would like to book a different short break.

Our booking calendar is usually up to date - please check Availability here before contacting us with queries about dates and prices.   Please do Contact Us to discuss your requirements if you would like further help.

See Bookings for full terms and conditions, availability and prices - you can book online via the secure, easy-to-use booking pages.

Christmas/New Year breaks - different start days are available, depending on what day of the week Christmas Day and New Year's Day are - please Contact Us to discuss your requirements if they don't match what is shown.

See also Special Offers for late availability:


£395 for 7 nights Friday to Friday

£320 for 4 nights Monday to Friday

£280 for 3 nights Friday to Monday

Or contact us for different start/end dates during the above period.

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Belview Cottage is dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay - there are plenty of interesting walks starting from the cottage.  Please see the paragraph on Dogs in our Terms and Conditions for more details.  We are sorry that we cannot accept other pets.

We are family-friendly and for babies and toddlers, we have a travel cot, high chair and stair gates as well as several other useful items to save you bringing your own.  Please see the paragraph on Babies in our Terms and Conditions for more information.


Belview Cottage is a detached modern holiday cottage situated in the grounds of the owners’ house, in the quiet hamlet of Fifehead Neville, a few miles from the town of Sturminster Newton in North Dorset. There is off-road parking for two cars immediately outside the cottage.

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Please click the button below to access the Availability Calendar. This is constantly updated so you can see at a glance whether the cottage is available on the dates you require.

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Completely refurbished - near the market town of Sturminster Newton

There is easy access to a range of footpaths for walkers, including the Wessex Ridgeway and the North Dorset Trailway , which is also suitable for pushchairs and bicycles. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Belview Cottage, with prior notification - see Terms and Conditions for more information. Travel cot, high chair and other baby equipment available on request. Free Wi-Fi internet access also available - see Terms and Conditions for full details.

Start days are Fridays for weekly bookings.  Short breaks (long weekends) are available in spring and autumn (three nights arrive Friday depart Monday morning).  Short breaks are also available over the New Year holiday period.  See Prices section to find out more or contact us to discuss your requirements (for example if you wish to stay for four nights).

The cottage is situated in the hamlet of Fifehead Neville, a few miles from the market town of Sturminster Newton.

The name Fifehead Neville is derived from the Saxon word Fithyde – a hide was originally the amount of land which would support life for a free peasant family, which in Wessex was 48 acres. So Fithyde was a village of 240 acres in the time of the Domesday Book. William de Nevill, who came over from Neuville in Normandy, gave the hamlet the second part of the name.

Foundations of a Roman villa were excavated in a nearby field in 1881 and 1902-1905. You can see artefacts from the site in Sturminster Newton Museum. One of the few surviving medieval packhorse bridges in the country crosses the little river Divelish at the lower end of the hamlet – the river is aptly named since during heavy rain, it can rapidly rise to five feet deep at the ford! The parish church, dedicated to All Saints, dates in part from the 14th century, with later additions.


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