North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay

Sunday 5th May 2024

at 8:30 AM

From Sturminster Newton High School


Please specify early breakfasts on the Sunday morning when booking accommodation.
Further details of the area can be obtained from Shaftesbury Tourism Services on 01747 853514
Tourism Services List of local B&B

Accommodation Miles from start Contact details Rooms and price Description

Swan Inn
Sturminster Newton


01258 472208

Double or twin room
B & B from £80 per room per night
Single from £52.50 per night

Walking distance

Plumber Manor
Sturminster Newton
Dorset DT10 2AF


Mrs Watkins
Tel 01258 472507

16 double en suite
14 twin en suite
From £55 including breakfast

Upmarket, family run restaurant, bar. /lounge. Dinner. Sunday lunch

Crown Inn
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1LN


Ryan Proudley
01258 820224

7 guest rooms

Menu lunch/evening meals

Manston Guest House
2 Northwood Cottages
Dorset  DT10 1HD


Jonathan and Poppy Sewell
Tel 01258 472666

4 star with Silver Award
2 superior doubles en suite
2 double en suite (one with private facilities) 1 double left
2 single en suite
1 twin en suite
Inc full fantastic English breakfast Single from £45 per person per night
Double/twin £42 per person per night
Superior £49 per person per night
Please add VAT to above rates

Special Marathon package.
Free home made cream teas on arrival, Stay 3 nights 4 night only 30%, separate lounge/entrance (come and go as you like), free WiFi, cc payments, qualified chef - menu for meals, min 2 nights, early breakfasts if required

The Old Bank
Burton Street
Sturminster Newton DT10 1PH


Sarah Hood
01258 821019

2 double
1 family
1 shared bathroom
Inc breakfast
£50.00 per single, and £80.00 a double room for one night.
Child prices on request

Dogs welcome
Can arrange pick-up from Gillingham train station and drop off to race HQ etc...

Lower Fifehead Farm
Fifehead st Quinton
Sturminster Newton
DT10 2AP


Mrs Jill Miller
01258 817335

1double en suite
1 double
1 twin
Bed and breakfast
£25 - £30 per person per night

Riding and fishing can be arranged

Saxon Inn
Gold Hill
Child Okeford
Nr Blandford Forum
DT11 8HD


Peter and Helen Turner
01258 860310

2 double/twin rooms (£90 per night)
1 double (£90 per night)

All rooms en-suite

Rural Village Pub CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2017 for 29th year .
Wifi. TV. All major credit cards taken.
Locally sourced food.
Restaurant can cater for special diets and early breakfast available.

Spring Cottage
Mill Lane
Dorset DT10 1JT


Mrs Cherry Barlow
01258 820754
07707 808486

1 twin en suite
Inc breakfast
£30 per night

Discount for longer stay (3+)

Cowshed Cottages
Todber Manor Fishing lakes
DT10 1JB


John and Stacey Spice
01258 820384

Self catering 1 and 2 bedroom cottages.
Minimum stay one week
Contact direct for rates

Holiday cottages
Fishing lakes
Marathon goes past entrance

Caalm Leisure - Yurt Campsite
Goods Farm,
Stour Row
Dover Street, Shaftesbury,
Dorset SP7 0QH


Mark Ralph
01747 838565

From £345 for 3 nights

Yurts are made up with one double bed and two singles, up to two additional zed beds can be provided on request at an additional charge

Lyde Hill Farmhouse
Stour Provost
Dorset SP8 5LX


Susan G L Packshaw
01747 838483
07812 485546

1 double
1 twin
1 private bath
Inc breakfast
£30 per person per night


Priors Oak
Station Road
DT10 2RS


Sara Trevis
01963 363508
Mobile 07969 390713

Independent Private Studio with en suite - totally separate from main house, prices from £35.00 per person inc breakfast, self catering option available at cheaper rate

Facilities in Studio include-:
Micro Wave          SuperKing Bed
Toaster                Twin Beds
Fridge                  Sofa Bed
Wi Fi                   Boiled Egg Maker
Special breakfast arrangements for marathon competitors,
Transfers from local Train Stations also available.
Recommended by runners in 2014.

Lawn Cottage
Stour Row
Dorset SP7 0QF


Mrs June Watkins
01747 838719
07809 696218

1 single en suite
2 double
1 private bath/shower
Inc breakfast
Contact direct for rates


Woodville Farm
Green Lane
Stour Row
Dorset SP7 0QD


Liz and Terry Cox
01747 838241

1 double en suite
1 twin en suite
Inc breakfast
£60 per room (for 2) per night
£35 single per night


Back Street
East Stour
Dorset SP8 5JY


Rod and Mary Dowding
01747 838351

1 double en suite
1 twin en suite
1 double
1 private bath
Inc breakfast
£65 for a double or twin room with a 10% discount for 3 night stay.


Crown Inn Apartments
East Stour


Samuel Holmes
01747 838866

2 apartments. Both with 2 double bedrooms.
From £70 per apartment per night. No breakfast, self catering

Menu lunch/evening meals

Kings Arms Inn
East Stour Common
Dorset  SP8 5NB


1 double en suite
1 twin en suite
1 family
All rooms £35 per person per night or £40 single occupancy

Dogs are welcome and are charged at £10 and breakfast is a further £10 per person per day

Blackmore Vale Caravan and camping park
Sherborne Causeway


Mr Michael Farrow
01747 851523

10 tent / 20 touring
From £10 per pitch per night (2 adults)


North Lodge B & B
Wavering Lane West


Ms Janet Adams
01747 821215

1 double ensuite
1 double with private shower
1 twin with shared shower
Black Pig Retreat 10 From £115 a night Gorgeous, luxury safari tents with hot running water, wood burning stoves, and wonderful access to some supremely stunning scenery.
Launceston Farm 13 start at £162 per night

Luxury farmhouse and cottages sleeping up to 16 with indoor pool, sauna and play areas, near the Jurassic Coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Launceston Farm, Blandford Forum, Dorset, sleeps 2 - 16 in 8 bedrooms.
Sleeps 2 to 16, with 12m biomass heated swimming pool and sauna
The Farmhouse sleeps 12
The Bothy sleeps 2
Flint sleeps 2
Available individually or in any combination.
Shaftesbury House 19 From £5,074 per 4 nights The 17th century home has been lovingly and carefully modernised in order to preserve its original charm and character while ensuring it offers all the modern amenities guests could possibly need. Shaftesbury House can comfortably accommodate up to eighteen guests across its eight beautifully-appointed bedrooms, each of which boasts en-suite facilities.
Dazzle Treehouse 36 Two weeknights, either Mon 4pm-Wed 10am or Wed 4pm-Fri 4pm – £790 except July/Aug and bank holidays- £990

Weekends, 4pm Friday to 10am Monday (or any part of including Sat arrival or Sunday departure) £1185, except July/Aug and Bank holidays – £1485. 
Dazzle Treehouse offers a truly unique treehouse holiday experience. With its distinctive camouflage design, inspired by the patterns used to conceal WW1 ships and confuse the enemy, Dazzle is the perfect treehouse in the woods to hide away from it all.