Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
A beautifully finished detached conversion situated in a stunning rural setting with fabulous far-reaching countryside views. The perfect choice for a quiet, romantic break.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Located just a few minutes drive to the popular village of Spetisbury and within easy reach of the Dorset coastline. The popular towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within easy reach with Poole being famed for its suburb of Sandbanks with its golden beach. The area offers a wealth of attractions including Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Kingston Lacy and nearby Gorcombe Farm, offering a host of activities including paintball, archery, fishing and off-road vehicle experiences. For those wishing to explore Dorset and the wider countryside, the Jurassic Coast (designated as a World Heritage site), Lulworth Cove and Weymouth are definitely worth a visit. Other local activities include golf and walking, with many being accessible directly from the property.
All rooms are located on the first floor; enter the property to find a lounge in the centre of the property with a TV/DVD and comfortable sofas. From here, there is a door through into the open plan kitchen/diner, which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and CD/Radio. There is also a dining room table in the middle of the room for mealtimes. The super king-size bedroom is found a few steps down from the lounge and has its own TV and the luxury of a dressing area. There is also a shower room with WC.
Outside of the property, you will have use of the enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn, garden furniture and BBQ, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views across the fields. There is ample off-road parking.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Stunning far-reaching countryside views
- Within easy reach of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline
- Close to many of the county’s popular villages and towns
- Walking routes and footpaths are accessible directly from the property
- An attractive barn conversion with a cosy feel and a spacious outside to relax after a day of exploring
- A truly rural escape in the countryside
- 1 bedroom super king size 1 shower room with WC
- Kitchen: electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, CD/Radio Ample off road parking
- TV/DVD Electric and central heating included Wi-Fi included
- 1 dog welcome, further by arrangement
- Washing and drying facilities available through the owners
- The property has been converted in the eaves so there are some sloping ceilings
- Beach 15½ miles, pub 1 miles and shops 3½ miles
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.