Bush Farm Annexe
Located in Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bush Farm Annexe rests on a working farm in West Knoyle and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Bush Farm Annexe is a traditional-style property resting within the owner’s working Bison and Elk farm in West Knoyle village. It comprises one double bedroom and a shower room, sleeping two guests. The interior also boasts a kitchen, dining area, conservatory and sitting room with a woodburning stove. To the outside are an enclosed garden with a patio, outdoor furniture, wildlife pond and lawned area. Bush Farm Annexe offers a different holiday experience with the whole of the Wiltshire and Dorset regions waiting to be explored.
Positioned at the end of its own private driveway within the owner's Bison and Elk farm, enveloped by Wiltshire and Dorset countryside, is Bush Farm Annexe. It is the ideal escape to the country for a couple looking for somewhere to enjoy lots of walking and exploring, with a homely base to return to.
Rustle up something delicious in the compact yet amply equipped kitchen and enjoy a lovely night in at the dining table with a bottle of wine to wash it down with. Later, move through to the lounge and unwind into your evening by the warmth of the woodburning stove before retiring to the double bedroom. The L-shape conservatory showcases fabulous views over the wildlife pond, where you can sit with a drink and take in your surroundings as you discuss plans for the days ahead with your loved one.
A warm summer's day will invite you out onto the patio for a chilled drink and you are welcome to visit the owner's 'American Indian Tribe' museum on-site, as well as his farm shop and greet the Bison and Elk within the grounds. You are in an enviable position for lovely walks at Cranborne Chase and Wiltshire Downs AONB or on the Blackmore Vale, as well as opportunities for cycling and stargazing at night. Venture up to Shearwater Lake on the Longleat Estate for a chance to partake in activities such as fishing and sailing as well as walls through open woodland, before exploring the Safari Park and stately home. Travel further afield and explore the Roman city of Bath or head in the opposite direction to visit Salisbury Cathedral. A lovely getaway to the countryside.
- Electric heating with woodburning stove
- Combi microwave oven, hob, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
- All fuel and power included in the rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking for one car
- Enclosed garden with wildlife pond, lawned area and patio with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 miles
- Note: This property is on a working farm, with Bison and Elk on-site, as well as a farm shop and the owner's museum
Shaftesbury is one of the highest and oldest towns in England, a beautiful town sitting in a glorious landscape. The town is the home of Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advert and with views across the Blackmore Vale and thatched cottages, it is very picturesque. The main shopping is around the High Street where there are lots of small, independent retailers as well as coffee shops and cafes and you will find craft shops down the side streets. Shaftsbury market takes place on Thursdays and sells local produce, all against the backdrop of Gold Hill and spectacular views.
In July, the Gold Hill Fair is a weekend event with music, dance and more. In June, join in with the Shaftesbury festival. This is a weeklong celebration, enjoy music, entertainment and even dog shows - fun for all the family. At the end of August visit the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show. This has over 500 exhibitors and a host of events making this a fantastic day out for all the family, jam-packed with entertainment for all ages.
Longleat House, the Safari and Adventure Park, is a great day out and is just a 30 minute drive away. You can see lions, tigers, wolves, cheetahs and a whole host of other animals. There are seasonal events and tours on offer or visit the house and gardens. Explore Old Wardour Castle, run by English Heritage. The castle featured in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, find the turrets and the views from the top of the castle to beautiful countryside beyond.