This charming detached cottage is set in a quiet location on the fringe of Buckland Newton which was chosen by the BBC as a typical Dorset Village. It is perfect for a peaceful retreat located on the southern edges of the beautiful Blackmore Vale where many walking and cycling routes can be found leading from the door allowing you to take in the picturesque landscape that this area is renowned for. From the cottage, it is easy to wander to the friendly popular local pub (The Gaggle of Geese), which can be found just a 10-minute walk down the road.

There is also a well-stocked local shop. The nearby area encompasses golf and fishing, or you can easily reach the towns of Dorchester (9 miles) or Sherborne (10 miles) which have a great selection of restaurants, cinemas, pubs and shops. Why not take a trip to the coast and visit the sandy beach and historic harbour in Weymouth or go fossil hunting along the famous Jurassic Coast.

LOCAL
The Gaggle of Geese
A free house pub in rural Dorset with five acres of gardens, skittle alley, camping and shepherd huts. Family owned and run, the Gaggle is a perfect destination for families, walkers and those looking for somewhere special.

We are monitoring the virus situation. Currently, we are open our usual hours and are also offering a takeaway menu – details below. Collection or delivery

Our food is made in-house by our Chef Team. Using locally sourced produce, our menu focuses on pub classics. Sensibly priced so you can eat with us regularly or treat yourself from our Specials Board. Dine alfresco from our BBQ Shack or wood-fired pizza oven. Click here to find out more or Call 01300 345249

Opening Hours
Monday – closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday – Friday: 11.30am – 11pm. Food served till 9 pm
Saturday: 10.30am – 11pm. Food served till 9 pm
Sunday: midday – 8pm. Food served till 5 pm

Old Chapel Stores
Sue, Pete and their family welcome you to their village shop. 

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 7.00 am to 6.00 pm,
Sunday 8.00 am to 12.00 noon. 

The Fish and Chip Van 
Visits Buckland Newton, usually on the last Tuesday of the month at the old bus shelter opposite Buckland Newton School from 5.00 pm with last orders at 7.00 pm.  If you want to read about the van and see the menu click here

 

WALKING
Buckland Newton is a peaceful village in north Dorset, under the scarp of the Dorset Downs. Download Walking Maps of Buckland Newton

Folly – Lyscombe Chapel Walk.  Approximately 4 Miles.  Download for a description and route for this walk. Download Lyscombe Chapel Walk

 

WHAT’S NEARBY

Henley Hillbillies & Badger Watch
Exhilarating Off-road driving and shooting activities in the heart of Dorset.

Ride a quad bike, smash a clay pigeon, accelerate an ACE out of the bend, fly a hovercraft 6 inches from the ground, hit the target straight in the bull’s eye!

We have over 25 years experience, unique well maintained equipment and a beautiful 200-acre site ….your visit to Henley Hillbillies will be unforgettable. Family groups, Birthday parties, Holiday Fun, Team building Stag and Hen parties

Individuals & groups large or small – we do it all. Whether you are 8 years old, entertaining clients or organising a hen do, we have something special for you. We look forward to taking you on an exhilarating, action-packed day with a difference.

Call their friendly team on  01300 345293/07860 759996 for more information or to make a booking click here

Langham Wine Estate
Dedicated to producing world-class sparkling wine, Langham Wine Estate lies just a 20-minute drive from Buckland Newton. The 30-acre vineyard is solely planted with the classic Champagne varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. Everything is grown and made at our single site allowing us to take control of the production process from grape to bottle.

At Langham Estate, They offer various types of tour and have a tasting room, shop and cafe on site.  Nestled amongst the rolling hills of rural Dorset, it really is a special place to visit. For more information click here

 

EVENTS

Dorset Midsummer Music Festival
A family-friendly music festival set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

With a range of great music, children’s entertainment, stalls and a holistic zone alongside a wide selection of food and drink, this is a great couple of days out. If you want to make a proper weekend of it, camping is available in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Since it was founded in 2014, there’s been a mix of music from local school talent clubs to internationally renowned acts like Ben Waters, Lionstar and Neil Cowley & Mission Impossible, as well as amazing local acts like DD Allen and Mi3. For more information click here

Sherborne Castle Country Fair
The Sherborne Castle Country Fair presents a rich and fun programme of events, country activities, stands and entertainment including one of the largest Rare Breed Shows in the country. For one day each year, one of the finest settings, with its spectacular grounds and lake surrounding Sherborne Castle, is transformed into a fun-packed Country Fair with attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family. We look forward to welcoming you for a great day out with your family. For more information click here

 

SHOPPING

Discover Dorchester
A county town of Dorset, England. It is situated between Poole and Bridport on the A35 trunk route. A historic market town, Dorchester is on the banks of the River Frome to the south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway that separates the area from Weymouth, 7 miles to the south.

Discover Sherborne
A beautiful, small market town with a population of about 12,000 which combines history, culture and a host of events and activities. … It is known for its cultural events and festivals as well as its beautiful high street.