Plum & Apple Cottage

Wimborne, Dorset
+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


2 places


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.


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


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



The cottage is in the grounds of the estate and it feels as if you are in the middle of the countryside and yet it is only a few minutes walk from Wimborne town centre. It is a beautiful cottage, extremely well equipped and an amazing setting. Would highly recommend it to anybody. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the cottages are extremely well equipped and the welcome basket of goodies was lovely. We have already recommended these cottages to friends who were unable to make it but want to visit later in the year.

Judith, Bournemouth

This was our first stay here. It’s a lovely and very quiet place, despite being within walking distance from Wimborne, which is lovely. The cottage itself is comfortable and has all the essentials to cook a meal. It’s also well located to explore the wider area of East Dorset, a truly hidden gem with beautiful beaches and countryside walks. We will definitely come back!

Ines, London

This was our first visit to Dorset and how lucky were we to find Apple Cottage. It was super. The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk into the beautiful town of Wimborne and yet within the grounds of a beautiful country house estate. The cottage was so quiet . There is a lovely large table and chairs in the garden where we enjoyed meals listening to the birds and the distant bells of the Minster. The cottage is really well presented and the beds are comfortable with quality bedding. Plenty of hot water with quality bath products provided. It was perfect. We would love to stay again.

Judith, Warrington

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped with a terrific garden. Feels like you have stepped back in time, while being close to shops and amenities.

Helen, Reading

Our second stay at Apple Cottage didn't disappoint. From the fresh flowers and welcome goodies to the spotlessly clean rooms and blissfully comfortable beds, we had a great week. Long sunny days were the icing on the cake. Thank you Jonathan and team. Deans Court is highly recommended.

The Keegan Family, West Sussex

Our third visit to this lovely cottage. What a wonderful peaceful yet only a very short walk to Wimborne which we love. There was nothing wanting at the cottage. A great woodburner in a really comfortable lounge overlooking the fields where we could watch the sheep. The lovely kitchen/diner where we had some memorable family meals overlooks the orchard and Minster. Bedrooms well furnished to suit the cottage and truly comfy beds. We were so lucky with the weather. Another great stay.

Mary, Essex

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

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.


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.


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

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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.