Stunning chic retreat in a pretty market town


Entire residential home hosted by Hilary

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Great location
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A beautiful listed building located on a quiet lane in the centre of the pretty market town of Blandford Forum, offering the perfect place to explore Dorset or simply relax in one of the cosy sitting rooms and indulge in one of the house's many books. Plenty of board games and DVDs will keep the younger ones entertained or get outside to the nearby River Stour to spot otters and kingfishers (just a 5 minute walk from the house) or head in any direction to Dorset's spectacular countryside.

The space
Old Red Lion house is a treat. This Georgian house is in the middle of the thriving town – on a quiet lane through an archway just off Market Place. Step through the wide blue door in to a friendly place, awash with warm colours, art, market finds and funny little nooks and crannies. There’s plenty of space, we have created an easy home you can share with friends and family (our own boys love it here!). Downstairs there’s a big sitting room with wood-burner, books, comfy sofas, colourful rugs. This opens out to a sociable dining area with old pine table and masses of cushions on benches; the kitchen has a two-oven stove, coffee machine and all you need to cook for a hungry hoard. Stone steps lead up to another elegantly furnished sitting room – a lovely spot to chat or read. Pretty bedrooms have well-dressed beds: two on the first floor and two up more stairs at the top of the house - each floor has a shared bathroom. Your garden is at the end of the lane: a sheltered patch with a shed for bikes - snoozes in the sun, snifters before dinner – and you can spot great wildlife on a stunning river walk.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
HDTV with Netflix
Washer – In building
Dryer – In building
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
High chair

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 62 reviews


Where you’ll be

Blandford Forum, England, United Kingdom

Old Red Lion House is located just off the Market Square and has quality butchers, bakers, coffee shops and restaurants just a moments walk away. You really don't need to get in your car to buy anything you need during your stay, from groceries to the Sunday paper; its all on your doorstep.
You can explore great walks from the house, whether its down to the river or along the trailway to nearby villages, or travel a few minutes by car to some fantastic walks, beaches, attractions or adventures!

Hosted by Hilary

  1. Joined in December 2016
  • 62 Reviews
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  • Superhost
My husband and I bought Old Red Lion in 2015 and spent time making it into a home from home for people wanting to have a relaxing break away from it all. We love our home and hope you will do. Every care has been taken to make it feel special and homely. We love visiting with our two children and exploring the wonders of Dorset. I'm always very happy to answer any questions about the house and area and very happy for phone calls during your stay if you have any questions.
My husband and I bought Old Red Lion in 2015 and spent time making it into a home from home for people wanting to have a relaxing break away from it all. We love our home and hope…

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  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $213

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