Field View – The Hide
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Set in an elevated position, this stylish bolthole for couples has all you need for a romantic getaway including a hot tub, spacious rooms, expansive countryside views and a slipper bath.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 1
Part of an exclusive gated development with a variety of holiday lodges within the beautiful rolling countryside of Dorset, this property is ideally placed for touring. A good range of amenities can be found in the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum (4 miles) or you can head south to the ever-popular Jurassic Coastline where you can visit the traditional town of Swanage with its sandy beach (22 miles), Lulworth Cove (16 miles) and Durdle Door (17 miles) to name but a few great destinations. To the east are the towns of Bournemouth (22 miles) and Poole (17 miles), which are both ideal destinations for a spot of retail therapy. For a full day out why not visit Monkey World (9 miles), Corfe Castle (17 miles), Abbotsbury (24 miles), The Tank Museum (11 miles) or Arne Nature Reserve (16 miles).
A gated shared driveway gives access to this detached single-story property, which sits adjacent to the owners’ home and other properties within this stylish complex. Steps lead across the deck to the private entrance door. Once inside you are met with a striking open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This light and bright room is cleverly designed to create comfortable areas for both relaxing and dining as well as making the most of the view. The contemporary kitchen area is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Heading across the open plan living space will take you to the bedroom. This inviting room has a king-size bed and TV, as well as a fabulous free-standing slipper bath within it. An en-suite shower room with his and hers sinks, shower and WC are just next door.
When you head outside via the entrance door or patio doors to the rear, you will find a fabulous terrace boasting a sunken hot tub and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There is a table and chairs for al fresco dining, sun loungers and a charcoal BBQ. Off-road parking can be found in a shared car park accessed by steps, a short walk from the property.
- Panoramic countryside views from the private terrace with hot tub
- Within easy reach of the striking Jurassic Coastline and many attractions
- Relax with a soak in the free-standing slipper bath
- 1 king size bedroom
- Free standing slipper bath within the bedroom and 1 en suite shower room with WC
- Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- TVs in the lounge and bedroom
- Terrace area with hot tub, garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
- 1 dog welcome (must be kept on a lead whilst on the estate)
- Regret unloading is not possible directly outside of the property
- Off road parking for 1 car available within a shared car park a short walk from the property
- Beach 14 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles
- Private water supply
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.