(a double, a twin bunk and a shepherd's hut)
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, especially if you pre-order one of our Deans Court produce baskets. These include honey from our apiary, home-laid eggs from our free-range chickens and organic fruit and vegetables grown in our kitchen garden.
Although within the Deans Court estate the cottages are only a few-minutes' walk into Wimborne town centre. The rest of Dorset is within easy reach by car, with the blue flag beaches of Sandbanks and Bournemouth half an hour away, while the Jurassic Coast can be reached either via the little chain ferry from Sandbanks, or by land via Wareham (40 mins).
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
Enquiries: 01202 849314 | email@example.com
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A note on our prices...
We have four pricing seasons (low, mid, high and Christmas) - and our bookings are either 3-night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4-nigh midweek (Monday to Friday) or 7-nigh full weeks (arriving either Monday or Friday).
Low = £420
Mid = £700
High = £850
Low = £380
Mid = £650
High = £740
Low = £600
Mid = £880
High = £1,000
Christmas = £1,725
Low = £500
Mid = £740
High = £990
Low = £400
Mid = £590
High = £790
Low = £600
Mid = £890
High = £1,190
Christmas = £1,900
When The Seasons Run
January to March are ‘Low’ season (except for the February half term which is ‘Mid’ season)
The Two Week Easter Holidays are ‘High’ season
’Mid’ season runs after Easter through to to School Summer Holidays (except for the two May Bank Holiday weekends in 2019 which are ‘High’ … only the second May Bank Holiday in 2020 is ‘High’)
Then ‘High’ season during the School Summer Holidays
September to December are ‘Low’ season (except for the October half term which is ‘Mid’ season)
The Christmas Week is, naturally, charged at the ‘Christmas’ rate - click for more
And New Year is a ‘High’ season ‘Weekend’ rate, but you can stay for up to a week - click for more