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Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn

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Dewlish, near Dorchester, Dorset
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms8
Bathrooms8
Pets 3
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Description

This five star property is fantastic for families and friends. There’s a shared pool and games room ensuring guests are kept entertained!

Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a 500-acre dairy and arable farm. Both are full of charm and character and are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Manor Farm Barn is detached, the larger of the holiday properties, and is arranged over three floors, offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The spacious living room has a beamed ceiling and French doors out to the courtyard, and there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Churn House offers four bedrooms, and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and bbq, and shared use of a games room. Children will enjoy watching the farm activities, with ducks and hens on site. There are bridle paths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy, with several inns nearby and a village pub just 150 yds away. The area is rich in history, and the landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels. Nearby is Tolpuddle, made famous by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Clouds Hill (NT) where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and Athelhampton, a 15th-century manor house set in fine gardens. The Dorset Coast is only 12 miles away, with unspoilt chalk cliffs, and the notable beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. Shop 1½ miles.

Note: Manor Farm Barn (DPU) and Churn House (DPT) can be booked together to sleep up to 23 guests, 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 a conference room

Entrance hall with cloakroom and toilet. Large central hall with vaulted beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and minstrel gallery. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, arrow slit windows, rugs on flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Two steps to large dining room with wooden floor and French doors to further patio area. Two steps to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with hand-made French-style units, combined fuel range, flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Twin bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, and two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with zip & link beds, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Range – fuel included

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one widescreen)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared enclosed courtyard
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Games room with table football, pool table, table tennis, children’s toys, two toilets and kitchen
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (15ft x 30ft, depth range 3ft to 5ft, open 15 April- 15 October)

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Telephone
    Telephone
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 9

    22/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    We loved the house! There was so much space and we rarely used the lounge - we were blessed by good weather the whole week. The swimming pool was fantastic and the focus of relaxation and fun. Whilst the pool was shared with another family this was never a problem. The shared garden is subtly separated which worked well for us but could prove difficult for those with young children or unsocial dogs - both us and the other family had a dog and they loved playing together and used the full range of garden. This may have been tricky if either party wanted to keep their dog separate or didn't Iike dogs as the gardens are not separated by a fence. The house is charming in its own right and situated in a lovely friendly village. I got up most days to walk the dog and everyday walked different routes through fields or quiet roads. The local pub was great and the home made pear cider very popular with the group. Lots of free range eggs available from people's homes. Also worth noting, that whilst all 8 rooms have ensuiyes which is impressive, all but one of the doubles had a bath with hand held shower attachment, rather than a shower. It was fine for us as we had a spare twin room and we used that walk in shower but may not suit all groups. There is a local vineyard with wine tasting tours and lots to do locally. The owners live close by and greeted us, but we're not invasive. Any questions about the house were quickly answered. We had to book in July for special family birthday and so paid premium rate but would go again earlier in the year in the future.


  • 8

    17/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2018
    Our mid- May week was blessed with mostly fine, sunny weather so we were able to make the most of the facilities of Manor Barn Farmhouse. We used the pool most days and the games room too. No one occupied the other cottage on-site, so we had both all to ourselves! Our group consisted of all ages, from fit, elderly to young children, and all were well accommodated here. (Perhaps an extra rubber mat for the bath in the family 'suite' would be good, plus a lower extension to the gate at the top of the stairs). We ate in most nights, and used to BBQ too. The village pub proved a great place for a celebratory meal one night.


  • 7

    25/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2018
    Fab time, great place


  • 9

    24/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/01/2018
    We had a fabulous time at Manor Farmhouse celebrating a 50th birthday with family. The games room kept us occupied, the kitchen and lounge were well used by all, and the dining room ideal for a large family meal. The bedrooms and bathrooms were also well received with excellent hot and powerful showers. The children enjoyed the local farm animals and it was well placed for a trip to the coast. All in all a great little break.


  • 7

    06/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    cottage was perfect for a large group.There was adequate seating in the lounge for a large group but seat cushions very soft a and would benefit from new pads. Great kitchen and separate dining room


  • 10

    21/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    Fabulous house with everything we needed for a great family get together. Warm and welcoming - very helpful owner who went out of her way to make a memorable holiday!


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