Welcome to Dewlish Holidays
Situated in the pretty hamlet of Dewlish and nestling in unspoilt Dorset countryside designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are these two beautifully converted barns located in a former farmyard. The farmyard is situated on the edge of an 800 acre working farm. The main farm activities are approximately 0.5 miles from the barns and guests are welcome to see the cows being milked, help feed the calves and enjoy a tour of the farm. Dewlish is a small and pretty community of some 100 homes, benefiting from a public house (approximately 150 yards from the barns) and a church. Both barns have been converted to a very high standard whilst retaining the original character and many of the rooms have their original features including timber beams and flint and brick internal walls. The properties, with the separate Games Room , form a courtyard in the centre of which is a shared outdoor Heated Swimming Pool .
Manor Farm Barn (the larger of the properties) is detached and is arranged over three floors offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The building is light and airy with the grand hallway and galleried landing open to three storeys offering a central focal point. The spacious living room and the large, well-equipped, bespoke designed kitchen both benefit from beamed ceilings and French windows out to patio areas. Churn House offers four bedroom and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and barbecue, shared use of the well-equipped games room as well as access to the farm acres.
Children will enjoy watching the ducks, hens, rabbits and other small farm animals living in an adjoining paddock. There are footpaths and bridlepaths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy locally. The area is rich in history and the landscape featured memorably in Thomas Hardy's novels. Nearby is Athelhampton House, a 15th Century manor house set in fine gardens and open to the publice, Hardy's Cottage at Bockhampton, and Clouds Hill where Lawrence of Arabia lived and died. The Dorset coast is only 12 miles, with unspoilt chalk cliffs and sandy beaches, and the County town of Dorchester is a mere 10 minutes' drive. sss
Contact: Vicki Booth on 01258 837284 or 07787 526040