What our visitors say...

"What a beautiful holiday cottage! Everything we wanted…great location, homely feel, very comfortable and well equipped kitchen. Lovely welcome and some yummy treats for us on arrival. Stunning countryside... already have plans in mind to revisit in the summer, hope to see you again soon."
A & S, Feb 2011
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What our visitors say...

“Delightful accommodation in glorious location. Thanks for the warm welcome (and surprise sustenance!) which was enthusiastically devoured. Your cosy cottage is a great base for exploring your fabulous county. We must return to see more.”
P & L, March 2012
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Holiday cottages near Blandford

Sunnylands Farm holiday cottages are ideally located for exploring Blandford and the surrounding areas. Close by, in the rural Dorset village of Hinton Martell, Sunnylands Farm is less than twenty minute’s drive from Blandford itself, and offers a peaceful location within easy distance of all that this part of Dorset has to offer.

Blandford, situated on the banks of the river Stour, between Cranbourne Chase and the Dorset Downs, is known locally for its predominantly Georgian architecture. Almost completely destroyed by fire in 1731, Blandford was rebuilt over the following 30 years, making it almost uniformly Georgian throughout.

Blandford, the ideal holiday spot

The town holds a Georgian fayre every other year in the first week of May, which is a big attraction featuring stalls, a fun-fair and various cultural presentations. Another big Blandford attraction is the Great Dorset Steam Fair held every September, which brings visitors flocking to Blandford and its surrounds. The Steam Fair has been going every summer since 1969, and at 600 acres and attracting approximately 200,000 visitors, it is believed to be one of the largest outdoor shows in the world. Featuring everythingg from traction engines and farm machinery through railway engines and cars to a market, a funfair and live music, there’s something for everyone.

Blandford is also home to Hall and Woodhouse’s Badger ales and the Royal Signals, and found fame in Hardy’s novels as Shottesford Forum. Nestled at the south-eastern end of the Blackmore Vale, it’s easy to see why Blandford is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Sunnylands Farm Blandford holiday cottages are ideal for visitors wishing to explore Blandford and the rest of this beautiful part of Dorset. With tastefully converted holiday cottages occupying what used to be the farm’s old dairy, Sunnylands offers self catering short breaks and full weeks holidays.