Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Shires Rest is a detached cottage in Puxey, Dorset, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
Shires Rest is a contemporary detached cottage resting in Puxey, Dorset. Hosting two bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a ground-floor twin with en-suite shower room, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is ample off-road parking and a gravelled garden with furniture and a hot tub. Explore the delights of the coast and country of Dorset with a stay at Shires Rest.
Nestled on the grounds of the owner's working farm, in the quaint hamlet of Puxey, rests this delightful barn conversion, Shires Rest. Offering a contemporary yet traditional interior, Shires Rest is the perfect base for a family retreat to the picturesque county of Dorset.
Stepping inside, you'll be welcomed into a stylish open-plan living space, beautifully decorated with wooden features and flooded with natural light welcomed in through the elegant patio doors, inviting you to kick off your shoes and unwind with a seat on the sumptuous sofa as you enjoy a moment of peace in front of the television. The neighbouring kitchen boasts a charming pastel décor, housing all of the essential amenities required to prepare a heart-warming meal for the group to enjoy gathered around the dining table, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, take your dining experience outdoors to indulge in a spot of alfresco dining on the patio. End the day in style with a luxurious seat amongst the bubbles in the hot tub, backed by the captivating views of the surrounding countryside, where you'll catch sight of the quirky alpacas that roam through the fields.
When the day draws to a close, head back indoors to rest your head in one of the two thoughtfully laid out bedrooms, with the choice between a spacious king-size with en-suite shower room and a twin room resting on the ground floor, ideal for guests with limited mobility and benefiting from access to its own en-suite shower room.
- Ground-source underfloor heating
- Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Gravelled garden with hot tub, furniture and barbecue
- One well-behaved pet is welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop just under 2miles, pub just under 1½ miles
Puxey Farm Barns
Two elegantly appointed barn conversions nestled on the grounds of the owners working farm in the quiet hamlet of Puxey, a stone's throw away from the quaint town of Sturminster Newton. Tucked away in a picturesque rural setting, enveloped by scenic fields and farmland, Puxey Farm Barns are both beautifully presented to a high standard, featuring a tasteful traditional yet contemporary interior throughout. Whether you're looking to enjoy a solace retreat to the country, or head off on foot to explore your stunning surroundings, Puxey Farm Barns offer a promising choice to spend some well-deserved quality time with your loved ones. Each dwelling boasts a stylish open-plan living space featuring an amply-equipped contemporary kitchen, a grand dining table and a snug seating area, inviting you to gather together and enjoy a movie marathon after a fun-filled day. There is a private outdoor space provided alongside each cottage as well as a courtyard, offering the perfect sociable space to hold group celebrations. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the grounds on the farmland, meeting the friendly alpacas on your way, or venture into the heart of Sturminster Newton where you'll find a number of eateries, including traditional pubs, takeaways and quaint tea rooms as well as a well-stocked supermarket and a handy convenience store for picking up the essentials. The area is known for hosting Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival each September, as well as being a walkers haven with the Hardy Way foot trail which runs through the farm itself! Just a scenic stroll away, enjoy a round of golf at Foulke and Henstridge Golf Courses, home to 9 holes on luscious greenery, or venture out to the renowned Ashley Wood Golf Club just outside of Blandford for a day on the superb course before stopping for a delicious lunch at the course's Clubhouse 1896. A notable attraction you won't want to miss is the fantastic Longleat Safari Park, which boasts a fun-filled day out for all the family along with a touch of history from the magnificent manor house and gardens encompassing the site. For more peaceful walks around manicured gardens, make your way to Stourhead and explore the picture-perfect lakeside gardens. Sturminster Newton Mill is also within easy reach from the farm and is popular among tourists for its four ancient flour mills still standing and operating strongly today. Within easy reach is the bustling town of Yeovil, where you can explore the heritage locomotives on display at Yeovil Railway Centre or venture to the quaint village of Shaftsbury home to the famous Gold Hill, a delightful and charming cobbled hill, lined with characterful cottages. Travel further afield and explore the marvellous landscapes of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to dramatic coastal cliffs, beaches and heathland, offering something to suit everyone. Puxey Farm Barns offer contemporary accommodation in an idyllic location for all to enjoy, whatever time of year.
Sturminster Newton is a market town on the River Stour. The town has a medieval six-arch bridge that joins Sturminster to Newton. Thomas Hardy lived here for a time and wrote much of his novel, The Return of the Native, while a resident at Riverside house. Another famous resident was William Barnes, a popular Dorset poet. Located in the Blackmore Vale you are never far away from beautiful country views. The town has a range of shops, a supermarket, chemist and post office as well as cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Every Monday the town holds a market with local produce to tempt. Visit the towns working watermill that still produces flour every fortnight, take a tour and learn the history behind this historic building. There are great country walks from the Mill to enjoy. There are some great villages to explore close by, most with pubs to experience.
In the middle of September, the area gathers for the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. This festival has grown hugely size since it began and is a celebration of all things cheese. The festival is not limited to cheese so it is a great event to explore the best from local Dorset food and drink producers. Live music, bales to sit on while you munch your food, entertainment for the children, all with the backdrop of beautiful country views. Something for everybody and a great family day out.
Explore the North Dorset Trailway, transformed into a walk and cycle path. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury. It is around 14 miles in total but more sections are planned to open soon. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. Visit Sturminster Newton Museum in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with the local history of the town, the local railways, and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is free.