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Child Okeford


County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01258 | code search
Postcode: DT11 | code search
Population: 1030
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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.


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Saxon Inn

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Baker Arms


St Nicholas C of E Primary School


Edward’s Taxis


Gold Hill Organic Farm
The Farmyard Picnic Cafe

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Saxon Inn (0.54 miles)

Saxon Inn

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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

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Fiddleford Inn (1.88 miles)

Fiddleford Inn

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 | visit website

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The Talbot (2.19 miles)

The Talbot

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Recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard, The Talbot, voted "Dorset Dining Pub of the Year", is a ... More
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Northwood Cottages (3.12 miles)

Northwood Cottages

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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 | visit website

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Whispering Chimneys Bed & Breakfast (3.43 miles)

Whispering Chimneys Bed & Breakfast

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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

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Crown Inn (3.43 miles)

Crown Inn

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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

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The Wheelwrights at Old Forge Cottages (4.53 miles)

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

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Portman Lodge (4.75 miles)

Portman Lodge
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 | visit website
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Anvil Inn (4.84 miles)

Anvil Inn
Book OnlineThe 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
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The Crown at Marnhull (4.94 miles)

The Crown at Marnhull
The Crown at Marnhull is where history meets luxury. Whether you want to relax with a drink in our 16th century pub made famous by Thomas Hardy, sample our quality dishes made from locally sourced ... More | visit website

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