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.

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Accommodation in Buckland Newton

  • Sturminster Newton   (3.9 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 4
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    £300
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    Dorset holiday cottage with direct access to country walks and close to the coast for seaside strolls. Fully equipped, newly updated and improved. Pets welcome. Sleeps 2-4
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  • Ansty   (4.6 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
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    £410
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    Rural Ansty village cottage retreat in the heart of Dorset, a stables conversion full of character. Pet friendly with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Family friendly. Pub nearby.
     
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  • Milborne St Andrew   (8.1 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 6
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    £500
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    Well appointed 3 bedroom holiday cottage set in the Dorset countryside with lovely garden, modern kitchen, Wi-Fi and roll top bath. No children between 1 & 5 years old.
     
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  • Milborne St Andrew   (8.1 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 10
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    £855
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    Period five bedroom holiday cottage in Dorset with five bath/ shower rooms, secluded garden, Wi-Fi & parking for several cars. Off peak short breaks. No pets.
     
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  • Sturminster Newton   (4.0 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
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    £43
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    Hazelbury Bryan B&B near Sturminster Newton. Luxury accommodation in spacious rooms and a self-contained suite. Pets welcome. Suitable for families. Beautiful surroundings.
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  • Buckland Newton   (1.2 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 8
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    £370
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    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.
     
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  • Milborne St Andrew   (8.6 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 2
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    £277
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    Beautiful cottage for two in the Dorset countryside with access to a large lawn garden. Off road parking, Wi-Fi service & easy access to scenic country walks. Pet friendly.
     
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  • Blandford   (7.6 miles from the centre of Buckland Newton)
    Sleeps 6
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    £573
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    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
     
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