Plum & Apple Cottage

Wimborne, Dorset

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


3 places


Sleeping from 4 – 14

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 Wimbourne 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; a large gravel patio is shared by the two cottages. Plum comes with its own shepherd’s hut: duck egg blue walls and a French enamelled wood-burner. An easy walk from historic Wimbourne, 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. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
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
1 House for 14
From £1757 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From £1203 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 bedrooms



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

Plum cottage is delightful - clean and stylish. Our short stay did not disappoint. We welcomed the basket of local foods and the absence of sugar was quickly remedied with a phone call. The position is so convenient for town shopping and less than half an hour from sandy beaches. Will definitely return for another short break.

Mike, Haywards heath

Superbly presented holiday cottage. The owners have thought of everything one is likely to need during the stay, except ,of course, your own choice of food. When you pass through the electric gate you are in a different world! We shall be back in due course.

The jenkos, Monmouthshire

Apple Cottage is perfectly positioned for a great Dorset holiday. We loved being close enough to wander to nearby shops and restaurants for dinner, yet being in a quiet location and feeling in the middle of the countryside with cows outside our window! The accommodation is well furnished with lovely touches like lots of interesting books and a vase of fresh flowers. We also loved our welcome basket of tasty fresh bread, eggs, biscuits and apple juice from the Deans Court Estate. Book a stay in Apple Cottage and I don't think you'll regret it!

Susie, Bristol

Exceptional accommodation in a stunning location yet minutes walk, through the beautiful gardens, to pretty Wimborne. I booked both cottages for a wedding at Dean's Court. I cannot recommend highly enough the attention to detail, the thoughtful, professional, efficient and helpful attitude that we received on every step of the journey - Both relating to the cottages and to the wedding itself. Guests had nothing but praise for Dean's Court and all of the staff. Thank you for making such wonderful memories for the whole family.

Sue, Clevedon

Lovely cottage, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The beds were extremely comfortable, views were stunning. Jonathan quickly resolved a couple of queries we had. Would love to stay again in the future, and would definitely recommend.

Jan, Bracknell

We loved Apple Cottage, from the moment we arrived to a wonderful welcome - lights on, heating on, flowers and such a thoughtful selection of local produce. Gorgeous toiletries too. Beautiful crispy, cotton bed linen. Staying here was just so easy. Lovely comfortable spotlessly clean cottage, bags of ambience, peaceful, quiet retreat. Access to Wimborne could not be more convenient - five minutes walk to restaurants, shops and Waitrose on the doorstep. Howling gales and horizontal rain outside - us warm and cosy inside. We had a wonderful peaceful relaxing holiday and we will definitely return

Gilly, Dethick matlock

I was pretty pleased with myself when I came across this gorgeous cottage, and brilliant location. Both are superb. If you wanted to write a book here, contemplate life or just come away with family or friends, you couldn't wish for a better place. It is tucked away, is safe and quiet and is within walking distance of everything you need from the charming town of Wimbourne. Highly recommended. And all the goodies that are left for you on arrival make it extra special. Great stay. Thank you very much.

Rachel, Okehampton

A great place to stay to get to know Wimborne. Conveniently located and with wonderful views. Everybody was very helpful and friendly – nothing was too much trouble, even a private lesson in how to use Netflix!

Anthony, St albans

We had a most marvellous Christmas staying for a week at Apple and Plum cottages. It began with a very warm welcome which made us feel very much at home. The cottages looked superb(wreaths on the doors and a Christmas tree in the sitting room)and spotlessly clean and so very warm(important for us as we had relatives from Australia). There was a very generous and exciting welcome pack awaiting us. The cottages were exceptionally well equipped so we had no problem cooking Christmas dinner; everything we needed was there. After dinner we had the joy of sitting around the log burner. It was perfect

Christine, Andover

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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.
  • You can order a basket of vegetables from the Shop - and you can also ask for a tour of the garden with one of our gardeners.
  • 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.