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Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage

Piddletrenthide Grade 3 Star rating View Map
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There’s plenty to keep you occupied here; enjoy idyllic walks, take a swim in the pool or enjoy a game of tennis.

"Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has a splendid range of barns which have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court.
Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Three of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, while the remaining four have individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool has full changing facilities (please bring your own towels). The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting - what more could holidaymakers want? Shops 1 mile.

Steps up to cottage entrance and open elevated patio. Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one bunk (2ft 6in beds for +2 children). Bathroom with over-bath shower, hand held shower attachment and toilet.

  • Patio with furniture

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included (please bring own towels for swimming pool)
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher (except Fox Cottage, ref DFX)
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Shared grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 18ft) (available March-October, Christmas and New Year)
  • Sauna (available until end of October 2015)
  • Shared games barn with table tennis, table football and small snooker table
  • Large grassed play area with climbing frame and badminton/volleyball net
  • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
  • NB: Fenced pond in grounds. No stag or hen parties

Properties DGA, DGG, DFM, DFX, DGH, DGJ can be booked together for larger groups and family get-togethers. DGH & DGJ have interconnecting doors.

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    We had a lovely few days with brilliant facilities in a beautiful setting.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-20
    Perfect for us with our grandchildren. Plenty of space for them to play out and make new friends, all in a safe environment. The swimming pool was great and the games room an added bonus. The cottage is a good size. We will be booking again to come with my husband's nephew's family.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-21
    New owners were very helpful and welcoming. There were a few niggles with the cottage but owners are planning to refurbish and welcomed feedback. The pool, tennis for and games room were fantastic and enjoyed by adults and children. The surroundings were beautiful and we enjoyed the walk to the pub through the fields. Can be recommended.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo

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