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.
All on the ground floor. Entrance hall. Spacious living room with part brick and flint walls and gas fire. Large modern fitted kitchen/dining room with brick and flint walls and pine panelling. Spacious utility room with storage for bikes and other equipment. Four bedrooms (two double and two twin). Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Shower room/WC. Beamed throughout.
Gas and coal effect fire. Easy walking access.
Manor Farm Barn
Entrance area with doors to spacious central hallway with vaulted beamed ceiling and galleried landing to first floor. Flagstone flooring with underfloor heating. Spacious living room with wood burning stove, arrow-slit windows, flint and brick walls, rugs on flagstone floor and French windows to patio. Large dining room with wooden floor and French windows to further patio area and farmyard. Well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with handmade French-style units, combined fuel range, American-style fridge/freezer, flagstone flooring with underfloor heating and French doors to patio. Twin room with zip and link bed and en-suite bathroom/WC. Wide doorways for wheelchair access and handrails to both bath and WC.
Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom/WC and the other two with en-suite shower room/WCs. Two twin rooms, one with zip and link beds, both with en-suite bathroom/WC. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC.
Twin room with en-suite shower room/WC.
Beamed throughout. Wood burning stove. Logs provided at no charge. Kitchen range (fuel included).
Electricity. Full oil-fired central heating included. Parking. Shop 1.5 miles. Two televisions (one wide screen). Video/DVD player. Radio/cassette/CD player. Pay telephone. Automatic washing machine. Tumble dryer. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cots. High chairs. Shared enclosed courtyard. Patio with furniture. Barbecue. Pet area. Games room (in courtyard) with table football, pool table, table tennis, and children's toys, two WCs and kitchen. Shared and fenced outdoor heated swimming pool (15ft x 30ft) with a depth ranging from 3ft to 5ft (open 1 March to 30 November). Babysitting by prior arrangement. Livery by prior arrangement. Catering by prior arrangement. Duvets and linen. Towels.
Manor Farm Barn and Churn House can be booked together to sleep 23 people plus cots making it an ideal venue for corporate events and large families or groups. By prior arrangement, catering can also be provided and the games room can be converted into conference facilities and other such uses.
Contact: Vicki Booth on 01258 837284 or 07787 526040