A wonderful opportunity to stay in a picturesque, detached 17th century thatched cottage, in the conservation area of the sleepy village of Okeford Fitzpaine.
Netherway Farm House has been refurbished to a very high standard and brims with character, retaining many of the original features including exposed stonework, beams, an inglenook fireplace and wooden flooring, whilst offering contemporary comforts such as a superb fitted kitchen, a Smart TV and WiFi, all creating a perfect marriage of old and new!
Upstairs there are three bedrooms along with a family bathroom, while outside, enjoy dining alfresco in the pretty garden, or simply sit back and relax with a glass of wine whilst listening to the owls in the nearby wood.
You can explore numerous footpaths locally or take the cycle trail along the old Somerset and Dorset railway line towards Blandford Forum, and upon your return, a short stroll from the cottage brings you to the local pub, serving good food and real ale.
Visit historic Sherborne with its castles and beautiful abbey, also the setting for the 2015 film Far From The Madding Crowd, or take a trip to discover Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast.
At the close of the day, return to this quaint character cottage, a most comfortable and special holiday home at any time of the year!
Three bedrooms: 2 x king size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with electric fire.
About the location
Sturminster Newton 4 miles.
Surrounded by a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Okeford Fitzpaine boasts a local shop and pub, with further shopping facilities at nearby Sturminster Newton. The small market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six arch 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation for those who damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage coastline is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!