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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.
Why bother with the stress and hassle of a foreign holiday with its travel delays, health concerns and overcrowded destinations? Belview Cottage is surrounded by wide open countryside, plenty of fresh air to blow the bugs away and ample space for social distancing. Even if pubs and restaurants are slow to re-open this summer, there's plenty of outlets selling local, high quality ready meals and some will even deliver.
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 (with Sealy mattresses made in England) and has been completely refurbished and equipped to a very high standard, with Bosch, Panasonic, Miele, Phillips and Electrolux appliances, Royal Worcester crockery, Stellar cutlery and cookware. There is a Panasonic 40" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with various apps including Freeview Play, Netflix, BritBox, Prime Video etc (for use with own subscription login details). Every year we upgrade and improve the facilities.
The cottage is assessed annually and is rated 4 Star by Visit England, with a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.
Superfast broadband (speed of over 10 mbps) via free Wi-Fi connection is available - see Terms and Conditions for more information.
COVID-19 UPDATE 9th January 2021
We are now in national lockdown and unable to have holiday makers staying at the cottage in accordance with Government guidelines, until the next review, which we understand to be in mid-February. You are welcome to book ahead for spring and summer when we expect to be back in a lower Tier.
We can only take bookings during this national lockdown from those who need accommdation, for example in between house moves - please see the Government guidance for what is allowed and contact us if we might be of help in these circumstances.
We are adhering to the Cleaning Protocols set out by The Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK. We have completed a risk assessment for Covid-19, we have procedures and control measures in place and have appropriate training and awareness. We have taken out soft furnishings and other items that are not easy to clean and have two sets of duvets and pillows, clothes hangers, small items, books, games, maps etc which we rotate. We disinfect thoroughly and put all cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, pots & pans through the dishwasher on changeover day. Check in is now 6 pm and check out is now 9 am to allow time for all this extra cleaning.
Although we have done our utmost to minimise the risks, we cannot guarantee that you won’t catch the virus whilst on holiday, so please make sure you have appropriate travel insurance or consider cancelling your booking if you feel it is not wise to travel. It would be impossible to prove whether you caught the virus in the cottage or on your journey to/from the cottage or whilst out and about during your stay.
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:
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.View More
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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 , a magnificient ridge-top route across the rural heartland of Dorset, the White Hart Link, a circular route linking towns and villages in North Dorset, The Hardy Way, a long distance walking trail through Thomas Hardy's Wessex 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.
The cottage has superfast broadband (speed over 10 mbps) via a free Wi-Fi connection - 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, which has an excellent range of independent cafes, take aways and shops, as well as the Co-op supermarket, Post Office, doctors', dentists' and vets' surgeries and an ATM inside One Stop. We are also very fortunate to have The Exchange, a community and arts centre, which hosts live concerts, theatre productions, films and a wide range of acclaimed guest speakers, as well as a cafe and art gallery.
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.