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Sturminster Newton 5 miles; Blandford Forum 9 miles.
The attractive little village of Ibberton, nestling beneath the ridge of Bulbarrow Hill, is located within the Blackmore Vale, a short drive from Blandford Forum in glorious North Dorset. The surrounding countryside, celebrated by Thomas Hardy, who wrote 'Return of The Native' in nearby Sturminster Newton, is now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with superb scenic walks and a haven for wildlife. There is plenty to see and do within an easy drive, including Stourhead House and Gardens, the fabulous abbey and castles at Sherborne, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, as well as the bustling market town of Dorchester. Just a little further afield, the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, and the popular seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth provide great days out. A super, peaceful holiday base from which to explore this lovely part of the country at any time of the year.
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A charming, single-storey former tack room, adjoining the owners’ house, in the grounds of their small working farm and stables in the tranquil village of Ibberton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Dorset's picturesque Blackmore Vale. This charming cottage is well equipped and furnished to a very good standard, with lovely views to the rear towards Bulbarrow Hill, one of Dorset's highest points. The area surrounding the cottage has many scenic country walks, with The Ridgeway Trail passing close by, while a short stroll takes you to the local pub serving good food and real ales. Within an easy drive are ancient Sherborne with its abbey and castles, the attractive market towns of Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum, Stourhead House and Gardens, Milton Abbas and the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast. A superb Ibberton cottage for a relaxing break.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with extra large shower (off sitting area). Cloakroom with basin and WC (off hallway). Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with patio doors to private garden.
Oil central heating. Electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine (in cloakroom), TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Drying cupboard. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome at £15 per dog per week. Paddocks and stables available for visitors’ horses at £10 per horse per day by prior arrangement with owner. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about The Old Tack Room:
The owners were very friendly and helpful and respectful of our privacy.
Mrs Smith, Kettering, March 2012
We enjoyed the location being off the beaten track - a very rural setting and good surroundings. Nice owners.
Mrs Welsh, Warwick, March 2012
The cottage was small but adequate, very clean, all the facilities were there as advertised including WiFi. The owners were pleasant and the surrounding countryside was beautiful.
Mr Wilding, Plymouth, March 2012
I loved the surrounding area. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive. Lovely little garden for those with dogs.
Mrs Thiel, Ruislip, September 2011