- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
A spacious, self-contained wing of the owners&
8217; 19th century former coach house, set adjacent to a carriage driving yard in the attractive rural Dorset hamlet of Ansty, 11 miles from both Blandford Forum and Dorchester.
Comfortably furnished, this well presented Dorset holiday cottage offers a spacious rural retreat for couples and small family groups alike.
The characterful interior of this Dorset holiday cottage makes an interesting and welcoming holiday experience, boasting a wealth of beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace, and also the remains of one of the original horse stalls beside the staircase!
At the rear of your Dorset holiday cottage, the private paved patio is a restful place to relax and take some refreshment.
Instead of cooking the evening meal at your Dorset holiday cottage, take a stroll across the lane to the award-winning pub, where excellent food and real ales are on offer, or alternatively you can sample local produce from the adjacent farm shop.
After exploring the nearby footpaths in this lush Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, take in the picturesque village of Milton Abbas with its attractive street of 18th century whitewashed, thatched cottages and impressive abbey, or discover Dorchester&
8217;s bustling market or the stunning Jurassic Coast, all an easy drive from this Dorset holiday cottage.
Three eaves bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single with additional futon sofa bed. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower, basin and WC. Fitted galley kitchen. Dining room with stable door to patio. Sitting room with electric log-effect fire in inglenook fireplace.
Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Rangemaster electric cooker with 2 ovens, 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky+, DVD, video, WiFi, payphone, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed rear patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 mins walk. Note: Owner has two dogs. Note: No mobile reception.
- Last minute
- “Very warm welcome. Excellent facilities and extremely dog friendly. Owner very accessible but not intrusive. Easy access to many different sights and opportunities with lots of dog walks on the doorstep. Very dog friendly pub opposite the cottage and shop selling everything from eggs to paving slabs (!!!!) next door. Local residents were very welcoming and friendly. Good to have a truly enclosed garden, (two separate areas), that we could allow our greyhound to wander in and out of. Everything you could want included in cottage. Very relaxing and comfortable.”
- “The location was lovely and the cottage was charming and unusual.”
- “The best holiday cottage we have stayed in. The location was quiet and with the farm shop and pub for food all within 5 minutes walk, could not be better. Walks without taking the car - our dog loved it.”
- “The owner of the property was there to greet us as we arrived. The cosiness and comfort of the cottage. The space and peace and quiet. The stunning countryside and wonderful walking places.This was a perfect, relaxing getaway. The Crown Inn in nearby Winterbourne Strickland does the best food around and very good value.”
About the location
Dorchester 11 miles; Blandford Forum 11 miles.
The rural Dorset hamlet of Ansty can be found in an idyllic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is ideal walking country, as the surrounding countryside is intersected by numerous scenic footpaths, some crossing nearby Bulbarrow Hill, which at nearly 900 feet, is one of Dorset's highest points, and from where you are rewarded by fine views across the Blackmore Vale. A visit to the nearby much admired village of Milton Abbas is a real treat, with its picturesque street of thatched, whitewashed 18th century cottages and beautiful abbey whilst Cerne Abbas, famous for the 'Cerne Giant' male figure cut into the chalk downland, is also a short drive. Alternatively, Thomas Hardy's cottage at Bockhampton, the lively market towns of Dorchester and Blandford Forum, as well as the Dorset Jurassic Coast are all easily accessible. A tranquil, rural Dorset holiday destination,'far from the madding crowd'!