Woodbury Meadow Stables
Located in Dorchester, Dorset
This detached stable conversion has been thoughtfully designed and no attention to detail has been forgotten making this a truly unforgettable retreat in stunning rural surroundings.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: No
Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland affords wonderful walking, with footpaths direct from the property. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline that has World Heritage status. The towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil are easily accessible and there are many National Trust properties to visit. Visit the nearby seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach, or venture slightly further to Lyme Regis or the harbour town of West Bay. There are many attractions including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Monkey World, Hardy s Cottage and Abbotsbury Swannery. For fishing enthusiasts, guests can arrange with the owner to fish on the privately-owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome or the fishing lake which is within walking distance.
Entering the property from the enclosed terrace you are met by a beautiful lounge/kitchen/diner with exposed beams, oak flooring, an impressive chandelier and two French doors to open the house during fine weather. Here you can relax with a film on the Smart TV and snuggle up on the comfy sofas and enjoy the countryside views. The property is always toasty and warm with underfloor heating throughout the property. The impressive kitchen is perfect to try out some new recipes or cook some old family favourites. The kitchen has a Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a utility room with a washing machine and a useful cloakroom with WC. Leading from the lounge area is the first of the three bedrooms a super king-size zip and link (which can be made into a twin on request at the point of booking) with a Smart TV and en suite bathroom with a shower, separate bath and WC. Walking back into the lounge/kitchen/diner and heading upstairs you will find a further two bedrooms. A super king size zip and link (which can be made into a twin on request at the point of booking) with Smart TV and en suite bathroom with a shower over bath and WC. The final bedroom is also a super king size zip and link (which can be made into a twin on request at the point of booking) with Smart TV and en suite shower room with a walk in shower and WC.
Venturing out of the large French doors from the lounge/kitchen/diner you will find yourself on the private enclosed terrace with garden furniture and a BBQ and fabulous countryside views. An idyllic peaceful area to relax and watch the sun go down with a refreshing beverage. Within the fenced area is a small area of lawn. Ample off-road parking is available in the gravelled area.
- 2½ miles from the pub at Sydling St Nicholas, rated one of the prettiest small villages in Dorset
- Enjoy the network of countryside walks with breathtaking scenery direct from the property
- A great base to enjoy visiting the seaside resorts of West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth
- 3 Bedrooms 3 super king zip and links (which can be made into twins on request at the point of booking)
- 1 en suite bathroom with shower, separate bath and WC, 1 en suite bathroom with a shower over bath and WC, 1 en suite shower room with walk in shower and WC and 1 separate WC
- Electric Rangemaster with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
- Utility with washing machine
- Travel cot and highchair available
- Smart TV in the lounge and in all 3 bedrooms
- Enclosed courtyard garden with seating and BBQ
- Ample off road parking
- Shop under a mile, pub 2½ miles, beach 8½ miles
- Guests can arrange with the owner to fish on the privately-owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome, the owner can arrange for guests to have use of the equipment and an instructor
- Regret no pets
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a town for all seasons. This vibrant, bustling town has an array of "brand name" shops as well as banks and local independent shops up the side streets. Cafes, test rooms, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways catering to all tastes can be found here. There is also a weekly market on Wednesdays selling local produce. Dorchester is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and he based his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, on Dorchester. Open all year round, Max Gate, the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit.
Visit Wolfeton House set in beautiful water meadows, in the nearby village of Charminster. Visit Athelhampton House and Gardens or visit Kingston Maurwood, a Georgian mansion surrounded by 35 acres of gardens. Dorchester Park often has open-air concerts in the bandstand or an open-air cinema in the summer months. The park has a mini open-air gym and a large expanse of grass for the children to run around. For the adults there is a cafe, sit for a picnic or a coffee and watch the kids explore. Join the Dorchester Town Ghost Walks and discover the many haunted buildings. The Dorset County Show attracts visitors from near and far. It is a two-day event, featuring horse competitions, funfair, crafts, and is a chance for the local farmers to show their prized animals and produce. There is so much to do here for all the family.
Visit the Keep Military Museum, 4 floors of military history focusing on the Dorsetshire regiment over the past 500 years. Try the Dorset County Museum or The Dinosaur Museum, an award-winning museum with life-size dinosaur reconstructions, fossils, and more. Finally, explore the Teddy Bear Museum, house, and shop. This is a celebration of all things stuffed in teddy form that will delight those young of heart.