Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
A peaceful base for a relaxing holiday surrounded by countryside, this contemporary barn conversion is set within a small working farm on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Milton Abbas.
- Sleeps: 5
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
Set within a small working sheep farm in the heart of North Dorset, this stylish property offers views over surrounding fields, spacious rooms and stabling, making it the perfect spot for riders and nature lovers alike. The picturesque village of Milton Abbas is the subject of many photographs and has a pub and historic abbey, which is home to tea rooms during the summer months. An abundance of pretty towns, villages and beaches are accessible from here, with a good selection of pubs and shops for those essential supplies. Heading south from the barn is the stunning Jurassic Coastline, which provides the ideal backdrop for walking and cycling.
On entering the property you are met by a bright and airy open-plan kitchen/diner. The stylish kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. An inner hallway leads to a ground floor double bedroom with an adjacent wet room, which has a shower and WC offering increased accessibility. Also leading off of the central hallway is a full-height lounge with a wood burner, TV and DVD making this the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring. Rising from the lounge is a staircase, opening onto a mezzanine floor and giving access to a king-size bedroom and a shower room, complete with shower and WC. A single bedroom is also on this floor (with an additional pull out bed available on request), which has its own entrance and also interlinks with the king-size bedroom.
Venturing outside you will find a generous decked area with garden furniture and a BBQ, accessed via steps and a ramp. Off to one side, you will find the hot tub. Located directly outside of the kitchen/diner and lounge, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a meal outdoors. A utility area is available within adjacent farm buildings, with a washing machine, tumble dryer and boot/dog washing area. There is ample off-road parking within the farmyard surrounding the property.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
- Watch the lambing in full swing in April and the racehorses on the gallops throughout winter
- Stretch out in this stylish converted former barn with spacious rooms
- Relax in the private hot tub
- Bring all the family, this property is horse and dog friendly
- Warm up by the cosy wood burner after a long walk
- Easy access to the stunning and much-photographed Jurassic Coast
- Set within a small working farm with some resident livestock to admire
- 3 Bedrooms 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single with an additional single pull out bed (available on request)
- 1 shower room and 1 wet room
- Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
- Utility room in the external barn with washing machine, tumble dryer
- Stabling for multiple horses available by arrangement with the owner
- Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
- Electric and central heating included
- Bed linen and towels included (not beach towels)
- Hot tub
- Ample off road parking
- Wi-Fi included
- Regret no smoking
- 1 dog welcome
- Beach 14 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
- TV and DVD
- Bike storage available on request
- Sleeps 5 +1
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.