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Child Okeford is a village in north Dorset, situated in the Blackmore Vale along the River Stour. The village is four miles east of Sturminster Newton and six miles from Blandford Forum.
Child Okeford is situated at the foot of Hambledon Hill, a Neolithic ceremonial burial site and an Iron Age hill fort.
A World War I war memorial in the form of a stone cross stands at the road junction known as The Cross in the village.
There are a variety of shops and businesses in Child Okeford, including the Post Office and Cross Stores in the centre of the village. On the way out of Child Okeford, at Gold Hill Farm, there is also a small business community with organic food shops, a café, a rushwork workshop and an art Gallery. In addition there is a village hall, a recreation ground and a community centre. The village has 2 pubs: The Bakers Arms and the Saxon Inn. The village church is St. Nicholas, believed to be of Norman origin, situated behind the War Memorial.
Child Okeford is rumoured to be at the centre of several ley lines, some of which pass through nearby Hambledon Hill. Old records speak of a megalith that used to lie where the cross is now, marking an ancient crossroads.
Pub and Bar
St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Gold Hill Organic Farm
The Farmyard Picnic Cafe
Places to Stay near Child Okeford
Visit this Dorset gem and you will not be disappointed. Nestling beneath Hambledon Hill, the Saxon Inn is one of the most delightful and picturesque country inns you could ever ... More
Nestling in the heart of the North Dorset Countryside, our 18th Century country inn is waiting to give you a warm country welcome. The inn has a relaxed atmosphere and a comfortable interior. ... More
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4 Star Visit Britain rating. Visit Britain prestigious Silver Accolade award.
Recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard, The Talbot, voted "Dorset Dining Pub of the Year", is a ... More
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This lovely Bed and Breakfast with a four diamond rating and silver award is
located in a peaceful location with beautiful views, a has a large garden
and children's play area. It has ... More
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Whispering Chimneys Bed & Breakfast
A large luxurious room avaiable in the heart of rural Dorset. The room is within a private self contained annex with it's own entrance. This is part of ... More
Family run Country Pub with Rooms. Conveniently located en-route to the South Coast, (Poole and Bournemouth), on the main A350 just 4 miles South of Shaftesbury. The Crown Inn provides ... More
The Wheelwrights at Old Forge Cottages
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Ideally situated for exploring Hardy's Wessex, and boasting wonderful walking from the doorstep, these charming and comfortable cottages are perfect for a relaxing break. The Wheelwrights adjoins ... More
The building was originally a Music School built in the Victorian era and known as St. Martins. It later became a retirement home and then for approximately 20 years it was a “Restaurant with Accommodation” ... More
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The Anvil Inn is a privately owned and maintained 16th Century thatched Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Located in the pretty Dorset village of Pimperne 2 miles from Blandford Forum, the hotel ... More
The Crown Hotel
The Crown at Marnhull is steeped in history. It has been used as a pub and has been serving customers since the time of King Henry the eighth. The thatched ... More
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours. - Eric Idle
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