Plum & Apple Cottage

Wimborne, Dorset
Self-catering
+44 (0)1202 849314


Adorable cottages in pastoral peace with views to Wimborne Minster; cook organic veg in country kitchens. Blue flag beaches are close

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Two chic cottages in a majestic estate flanked by orchards and organic vegetable gardens. Take a drink – or sketchpad – to the terrace for views of Wimborne Minster, distant cricket matches and the birds over Stour Meadows; sunsets are stunning. Exposed stonework reflects the 13th-century origins of these Georgian gardeners’ cottages. Clean-lined interiors reflect 21st-century design. Spotlights gleam off brick walls washed in porcelain white, a rustic yet contemporary canvas for original oils, vintage chairs, oriental cushions. Apple has an inglenook fireplace, Plum an elm table for ten – perfect if you take both cottages together. Sisal carpets lead to simple bedrooms where linen blinds frame meadow views. Cook and eat in modern country kitchens then step out to a private garden lined with fruit trees; each cottage has it’s own gravel patio with removable fencing allowing them to be opened up when booking Apple and Plum together. Plum comes with its own shepherd’s hut: duck egg blue walls and a French enamelled wood-burner. An easy walk from historic Wimborne, a short drive from blue flag beaches at Poole and Bournemouth, and perfect for big groups who can book both cottages and the nearby Gate House.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
£
Surcharges
Shepherd's hut for 2 available with Plum Cottage.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1203 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

What a delightful cottage! Homely, warm and great location. It was the restful winter break we were hoping for...and more. The cottage is really well equipped and we were supplied with plenty of logs for the fire. There are some super walks along the river and it's just as lovely to walk through the little town and pick up a drink from the Deans Court Cafe. We will be returning.

Joanne and family

You feel so comfortable in this cottage, a real home from home. A mere 5-minute walk to the High Street and local shops. Really looking forward to our return visit in March.

Lesley, Ascot

You feel so comfortable in this beautiful cottage, a real home from home. A mere 5 minute walk to the High Street and the local shops. Really looking forward to our return visit in March.

Lesley, Ascot

Our second stay in this delightful cottage which is comfortable and so well equipped. The location is peaceful yet within a 2 minute walk of Wimborne. Loved seeing the Minster from the kitchen window and the fields from the lounge. We plan to return.

Graham, Chelmsford

What a lovely week we had in Plum Cottage. Calm, warm, all needs catered for, a wonderful sanctuary during what is otherwise a strange period. The simple and environmentally friendly range of products has taken us further on our own journey to take better care of the planet. Delicious food in the café and interesting items for sale in the shop. A lovely antidote to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That said, it was a perfect location to be able to walk into Wimborne with its great mix of artisan and boutique shops, cafes and pubs together with some national chains for staple essentials.

David

We had a very happy stay at Plum Cottage. It was charming and comfortable, in a lovely location. Beautiful, well kept, gardens and great views across the fields. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sitting on the terrace, watching the sun go down, with our G and Ts. Convenient for local shops and the pretty town of Wimborne. Sadly, the Minster and other facilities were closed but we still found plenty to do and see locally.

Jill, London

A wonderful, relaxing experience at Apple Cottage, our second stay at Deans Court. Facilities were great and every requirement was covered including the welcome goodies. Took my elderly parents with us who loved the downstairs bedroom and en-suite bathroom along with the garden to sit out in. Shops nearby. Good base to see Dorset including a trip to Compton Acres and Poole. I would highly recommend a stay to friends and family and will be booking again to return in the future.

Gina, Surrey

We loved our all too short stay in Apple Cottage and yes, the apples were everywhere and we even heard them falling from the trees as we enjoyed sitting in the garden (towards the end of August). This is a genuine cottage with a delightful cottage feel and we found everything welcoming, comfortable and set up for a delightful and relaxing stay. Thank you.

Sylvia, Newton Abbot

This was our 2nd 2-week stay at Apple Cottage and we are already planning our 3rd stay. The peace and tranquility was just what we needed but shops and restaurants a short walk away when the kids got restless. A lovely, unique place to stay.

Jo, Woodmansterne

We found Plum Cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped. Check-in/out was easy and information was clear and concise. Wimborne proved to be a good location for us offering plenty of places to eat out. Fairly well located for the coast - 40 mins approx.

Kim

Great family fun taking both cottages with plenty of room inside and out - lovely to be able to walk to everything but feel deeply rural and with countryside views from the garden.

Nicola, Bristol

Our second stay in Plum Cottage, and again a very clean and comfortable place to stay. Our Granddaughters enjoyed the Shepherd's hut. We have been coming to Wimborne for over forty years and always find it very welcoming and peaceful, and Plum Cottage is nicely tucked away but a short walk to all facilities. The site Manager, Jonathan, has been so efficient to deal with, and we have already booked for a further visit.

David, Gwent

Plum Cottage is utterly charming and ticks all the boxes for a quaint country get away. The cottage was stylishly presented, spotlessly clean and well stocked with all the homely touches needed to make your stay comfortable. Unlimited access to wood for the burner was a generous bonus, as well as the iTunes film voucher. Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper with fresh, local produce. I stayed at the cottage with a friend for my 30th and it was the perfect place to celebrate. I will definitely be visiting again.

Amanda, Oxfordshire

Relaxing rural retreat with a touch of quirkiness. Perfect for resetting and getting away from it all and yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Wimborne Town Centre if needed. Jonathan and Team were so helpful in arranging the last minute weekend. Thank you so much

Elizabeth, Dorset

A perfect stay in a lovely cottage. We've left very well rested and will definitely return.

Dave, London

We booked all three properties for my 50th birthday and had an amazing time. The properties were so well equipped and the staff could not have been more helpful. There was even a wassailing ceremony going on in the orchard next to Apple Cottage which was an added treat that we were invited to. The location is fantastic- easy reach of amazing walks and things to do. You feel like you are in the middle of the country, but being in the centre of Wimbourne is also a bonus- an easy walk to pubs and restaurants too.

Ronnie, Winchester

My dear family treated me to a surprise three nights at Deans Court this last weekend ,8-11 November 2019, to celebrate my Birthday. We stayed at Apple and Plum cottages and I have to say, it was the perfect venue for the occasion. We self catered and even had had a chef come in to cook us a very special dinner. The accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped for our needs. The close proximity to the town centre made for a pleasant gentle stroll into this beautiful market town of Wimborne. We also enjoyed excellent days trips to Studland and Corfe Castle.

Manuel, Laleham-on-Thames

A delightful cottage which is well equipped, comfortable, extremely clean and cosy. We were researching our ancestors and it was lovely to be able to be in the centre of Wimborne within minutes. The cottage is in such a quiet and peaceful location. Highly recommended!

Graham, Chelmsford

We rented Apple & Plum Cottages for a week and a weekend at the end for family attending a family wedding. From the welcome goodies to the lights and heating on for our arrival - it all set the scene for a fabulous stay. Everything was immaculate and homely and and very comfortable. We would definitely book again.

Alex, Hampshire

We had a wonderful stay in Plum Cottage over the weekend of our wedding. The location was perfect and it was incredibly peaceful. It's a cosy little hideaway with masses of charm, though tall people will have to duck their heads when going upstairs! I could see this being perfect at all times of year - a great choice if you want to get away from the town but still be within easy walking distance of everything you need.

Clare, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jonathan Cornish

  • Situated within the grounds of Deans Court, these C18th farm-hands’ cottages have been renovated to provide contemporary comfort in a rural setting.
  • To get the cottages you will drive past the walled-kitchen garden, where vegetables are grown for our veg baskets.
  • We use our produce in the home-made food at our cafe, served Monday to Saturday 10-4. Make sure you visit to enjoy salads, tarts and cakes ! Fresh eggs and honey are available in our shop, too.
  • An easy walk from historic Wimborne, with a great selection of restaurants and shops. (Including a Waitrose)
  • For large groups, we also have The Gate House (sleeping 16) and we can arrange for all levels of catering as suits your needs - get in touch for more info.