Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Threshing Barn rests in Thornicombe and can sleep six in three bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 1
There is an open-plan living space with a kitchen with an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, dining seating for six, a sitting area and a sitting room with TV. The bedrooms consist of a king-size with a Juliet balcony, a king-size room with an en-suite, a twin bedroom, and a bathroom and cloakroom. Outside is an enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture, hot tub, a shared garden with football pitch/outdoor games set up, and an enclosed grass area for dogs. There is also off-road parking for three cars. WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price. There is a highchair and travel cot. One well-behaved pet is welcome; however, smoking is not allowed. Within 2.6 miles there is a shop and within 1.8 miles, a pub. Threshing Barn is a charming base for exploring the coast and countryside of Dorset. Note: Dogs are to be discussed with the owner.
Threshing Barn is a charming barn conversion settled in the rural hamlet of Thornicombe, Dorset. With beautiful contemporary features, a hot tub, a Juliet balcony with countryside views and a rural location this property is perfect for friends and families of all ages.
On arrival, you will find off-road parking for three cars and an entrance hallway to leave your walking boots and jackets. On your right, the kitchen/diner offers shaker-style cabinets, fully equipped with all the necessary amenities, including an electric oven, a hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a washing machine, and a dishwasher. Enjoy mealtimes together at the dining table or follow the Bi-fold doors out onto the lovely, enclosed garden, where you can dine alfresco in the sunshine and relax in the hot tub. As the evening cools, retire inside to the sitting room; here you can sink into the corner sofa with a bucket of popcorn and find a family favourite on the TV.
After a day of exploring, venture upstairs to the bathroom to relax your muscles in the tub or opt for a rinse under the overhead shower. The first floor hosts three generous bedrooms, a king-size with a Juliet balcony, a king-size with en-suite and a twin bedroom, all in neutral tones for a refreshing look. Awaken with a cup of tea in your private garden before making a plan of action to explore the countryside and coast.
For a blissful escape to Dorset, choose Threshing Barn.
- Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x king-size with an en-suite, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Sitting room
- Oil central heating
- Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- TV, super-fast WiFi
- Fuel and power are included in the rent
- Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
- A highchair and travel cot are available on request
- Off-road parking for 3 cars
- Enclosed rear garden with furniture and hot tub
- Shared enclosed grass area for dogs
- One well-behaved dog is welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop just over 2½ miles, a pub just under 2 miles
- Note: Outside paddock will provide a safe play area for guest use with football pitch/outdoor games set up
Sparrowbush Farm Cottages consists of three attractive barn conversions resting in Thornicombe near the village of Blandford St Mary, Dorset. This collection offers pet-friendly accommodation, off-road parking, high-quality kitchen appliances, private outdoor seating areas, and hot tubs in two properties, The Mill and Threshing Barn. There are shared grounds with play activities and a separate, enclosed grass area for dogs. Superbly located, you can wander through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop off at historic sites such as the National Trust's White Mill, or make your way to the Jurassic Coast. If you don't fancy cooking, there are a selection of nearby eateries including the Charlton Inn for classic pub grub, a variety of pubs and restaurants in Blandford St Mary including Brewery Tap Bar & Restaurant, or stop for breakfast at Marcia's farm shop and café just a short drive away. Explore the nearby town of Blandford Forum where you can walk the North Dorset Trailway Blandford, discover local heritage at The Blandford Town Museum, play golf at Ashley Wood Golf Club, or perhaps make your way to Poole for the quayside Poole Museum, a boat trip to the National Trust Brownsea Island, and Sandbanks Beach, a popular spot for sunbathers and kitesurfing. Be sure to trek the coastal path along the Jurassic Coast where iconic sights such as Durdle Door and the idyllic Lulworth Cove await. Other notable attractions include Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and the Great Dorset Steam Fair which is held at the end of August. Thrill-seekers will also want to visit the nearby Extreme Sports home to quad biking, paintballing, obstacle course and more! Choose Sparrowbush Farm Cottages for an unforgettable staycation in Dorset.
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.