Leys at Valley View Farm is a luxury barn conversion situated in the lovely village of Uplyme with spectacular views.
Leys has a beamed double height combined living / dining / kitchen area with feature woodburning stove.
Large windows light up the property with the daylight and the arrangement of suspended lighting allows for atmospheric or bright lights in the evening.
With three of the bedrooms being on the ground floor, it may be the perfect choice for less able visitors.
With four bath / shower rooms including a wet room, each bedroom boast their own en-suites, and each has a modern finish.
With the patio area at the front of the property it is in the perfect position to enjoy an alfresco meal in the evening sun to take in the breath-taking elevated views, there is also an inner courtyard for more cosy alfresco dining and another small terraced area.
The village of Uplyme has a small supermarket within the local petrol station selling local produce and basic provisions.
You can enjoy a walk from Leys to Lyme Regis, which takes approximately 30 minutes following the old river bed.
A short drive away is town of Lyme Regis hosting its charming shops with the beach adjacent to the town.
The acclaimed Town Mill bakery with wonderful selection of patisseries is worth the visit.
Lots of restaurants to choose from including the popular Hix’s Oyster and Fish House in town.
Fancy a bit of a different scenery then a short drive away is the town of Bridport, Dorchester or Weymouth are worth a day trip out.
Leys is perfectly positioned to enjoy the countryside air and views, but also only being a short drive away from local towns and attractions.
Leys has a number several sports / leisure pursuits to enjoy including:
Boules on the piste at the front of the property.
Partake in badminton, volley ball or short tennis (using the nets and bats provided) in the field next to the barn and darts in the courtyard.
You are welcome to bring your own horse.
Swing ball and Croquet set available.
Table football, skittles, pool table and table tennis are available in separate undercover barn area.
The property is often adorned with local and international landscape photos and canvasses as the owner is a professional photographer.
For further information, please visit: http://www.jillswainsonphotography.com
Nature Reserve and Woodland
This part of Valley View Farm has been home to animals and plants for thousands of years, but over the past few months the owner has been trying to attract a wider range of flora and fauna by adding water, nest boxes, and generally enhancing the natural habitat for the benefit of all living things (including guests).
It opened in the summer of 2018, but is still in the early stages of development.
This is very much a 'work in progress', but
the owner plans to install cameras, so that barn and annexe guests can view the wildlife from the comfort of the armchair, a live version of Spring Watch.
Jill hopes that guests will feel free to try use the area to enjoy the wildlife and feel free to make camps or such like.
There are lots of fallen branches and plenty of dead vegetation to help with structures - the ideal place to hone your bush craft skills!
Providing checklists and clipboards, encourages guests to see what they can spot.
Help from keen naturalists and birdwatchers in adding to the list would be much appreciated.
Entry to this area is strictly at your own risk, while children must be accompanied at all times and.
The pond is deep in parts and therefore extremely hazardous.
If you are staying at Leys you might like to visit The Pot Place for a couple of hours and come back to decorate your piece the following day.
All clay pieces can be fired for you to take home or sent on by post.
The Pot Place and Creative Studio is also open to non-residents.
Just email or ring Amanda in advance to arrange a convenient time for a session or short course.
The Pot Place was originally set up by Frances Hillier and is now run by Amanda Roberts.
Here you can learn the basics of hand building with clay; how to make pinch pots from the bronze age, and use slab and coil work to create tiles, bowls, decorations, such as fish, dinosaurs or ammonite fossils, before glaze painting and firing.