Plum Cottage

Sleeps 6
(a double, a twin bunk & 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.

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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 once you see our Deans Court welcome basket all our guests receive 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. 

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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).

Enquiries: 01202 849314 |


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-night midweeks (Monday to Friday) or 7-night full weeks (arriving either Monday or Friday). Check-in from 16:30, Check Out by 10:30.

2019 Prices

Low = £420
Mid = £700
High = £850

Low = £380
Mid = £650
High = £740

Full Week
Low = £600
Mid = £880
High = £1,000
Christmas = £1,725

2020 Prices

Low = £500
Mid = £740
High = £990

Low = £400
Mid = £590
High = £790

Full Week
Low = £600
Mid = £890
High = £1,190
Christmas = £1,900

2021 Prices

Low = £500
Mid = £750
High = £1,000

Low = £400
Mid = £600
High = £800

Full Week
Low = £600
Mid = £900
High = £1,200
Christmas = £1,920

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

Floor Plans

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

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