Dog friendly accommodation around Buckland Newton

Dog friendly accommodation around Buckland Newton

Buckland Newton is a rural village on the edge of the Dorset Downs, within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is in a conservation area at the head of Blackmore Vale with impressive views of the woodland surrounds. Its position midway between Sherborne and Dorchester makes it an ideal base for touring. Local amenities include a village inn, a post office and village shop. Buckland Newton hosts a famous Goose Auction and an annual Art and Flower festival with floral displays, paintings, drawings and other works by local artists. A wide choice of country cottages and rural B&Bs can be found around the village, many of them with luxurious interiors and cosy woodburners. Walking holidays are popular in the area, and no need to leave Rover behind - a good choice of dog friendly B&Bs and cottages sit in the downland around the village.

Goose Auction

Another popular local event is the twice yearly "Goose Auction" featured on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "Escape from River Cottage". Its purpose is to raise money for charity. A variety of pre-bred Geese are put up for auction at the local pub aptly called the "Gaggle of Geese". The event attracts visitors from all over Dorset and is usually held on the late May Bank Holiday Monday and on a Sunday in early September.

Dorset Poets - William Barnes

In the village centre you'll see a memorial plaque to Thomas Barnes an ancestor of William Barnes the prolific Dorset dialect poet. He wrote hundreds of poems throughout the nineteenth century and was noted as making a significant contribution to publishing in Dorset dialect; most notably in the "Poems of Rural Life" series. He also published philosophical works and called for the purification of the English language by removing Greek, Latin and foreign influences so it could be better understood by those without a classical education. Barnes was a friend of Hardy and was greatly influenced by him. Hardy published a selection of Barnes' poetry in 1908.

Buckland Newton Links

Accommodation in Buckland Newton

  • Buckland Newton   (1.2 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 8
    Prices from
    £370
    Per Week (Seasonal)
     
    Luxury self catering barn conversions near Dorchester. Games room, wildlife hide, coarse fishing and glorious walks. Free parking and Wi-Fi. Pets welcome. Sleeps 4-8.
     
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Self Catering
    Call
  • Dorchester   (3.2 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Prices from
    £49
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 287 reviews
    Rating from 287 reviews
    Beautifully positioned in the little village of Piddletrenthide near Dorchester, The Poachers Inn has something for everyone. From the minute you walk through the door you can e...
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 287 reviews
    Rating from 287 reviews
    star
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    Inn
  • Buckland Newton   (0.4 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 5
     
     
    This semi-detached, 17th century, thatched holiday cottage, situated next to the owners home, is located in the quaint village of Buckland Newton, between the pretty market town...
     
    Call
  • Sherborne   (2.6 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 4
    Prices from
    £319
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    Located on a 300-acre working farm in the beautiful surroundings of the Dorset countryside, these two holiday cottages have been carefully renovated and offer comfortable accomm...
     
    Call
  • Sturminster Newton   (4.0 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Prices from
    £288
    per week (seasonal) sleeps up to 6
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 7 reviews
    Rating from 7 reviews
    Spacious holiday cottage in the beautiful Dorset countryside. 2 en-suite bedrooms. Families welcome. Self-catering with a luxury kitchen. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Pet friendly.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 7 reviews
    Rating from 7 reviews
    Call
  • Dorchester   (2.9 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 2
    Prices from
    £259
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 2
     
    This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in 987 AD, overlooking the abbey courtyard with large gardens n...
     
    Call
  • Blandford   (7.6 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 6
    Prices from
    £573
    Per week, seasonal
     
    Thatched cottage in the village of Milton Abbas, with period features and an enclosed garden. Ample private parking and WiFi access. Cot and highchair available. Close to amenities
     
    star
    star
    star
    no star
    no star
    Self Catering
    Call
  • Buckland Newton   (1.1 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Prices from
    £404
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Wonderfully rural Buckland Newton holiday cottage offering panoramic countryside views, modern facilities & garden. Short breaks available. Excellent walking tracks/ fishing nearby
     
    Call