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Middle Farm Annex

Long Bredy, Dorset (Ref. 998739)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed coming back at the end of each day to this excellent barn - which was peaceful spacious and provided everything that we needed and more in terms of privacy and relaxation."

    We were able to ring the owner as, due to the hot weather, we needed a parasol which was provided. What could be improved? - well perhaps some cushions for the seating outside.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday in The Annex."

    The property was spacious and comfortable and it was obvious the design was well thought out. The pebble flooring in the generously proportioned en-suite shower reminded us we were near the sea! We were amused by the numerous toggle light switches - got the hang of these by the time we left! The location was great for visiting lots of interesting places - The Water Gardens near Dorchester were amazing with cream tea scones to die for! Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, The Swannery and Athlehampton House and Gardens should not be missed. Durdle Door is beautiful if you can manage the steps down to the beach. So many other places to see - we had 2 weeks and so will return to the area hopefully to go to the places we didn't have time to visit. I only have one negative comment - we have used many holiday properties over the year and have always appreciated the welcome - often a homemade cake or some local fare. The welcome at the Annex was just a few teabags in a Tupperware pot - a bit 'underwhelming'. Even a shop bought Dorset Apple Cake would have been nice.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay, the gardens and outside space was stunning."

    Just a few minor things that would have enhanced our stay: More crockery and cutlery so we will didn't have to wash up/dishwasher between meals. Oven gloves would have been useful Garden parasol for shade to sit under.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the annexe of Middle Farm."

    We visited in April and were blessed with fantastic weather. It is situated at the edge of Long Bredy village, surrounded by fields and in close proximity of beaches. Lots of footpaths nearby if you want to a local walk. And there is a lovely lake in Little Bredy a few miles away. The annexe is decorated to a very high standard, and the 2 spacious walk-in showers were a highlight. It was warm and the lovely log-burner is a bonus if needed. The garden was huge and perfect for our 2 young children to run around in. There is also a patio area and table for eating/ drinking outside. The local area was wonderful, and we were not short of things to do - eg Abbotsbury swannery, Hive beach, Lulworth Cove and Charmouth beach. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2022

  • "The property is very spacious and clean and accurately described, with plenty of garden area available."

    A great location for visiting the sights of Dorset. Nice walks from the property itself. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Middle Farm Annex is a delightful venue, it has been extremely well converted and equipped with high quality furnishings."

    As previous reviews have said it is overlooked by the main house but this is not really a problem except in the loo where frosted glass would make it less disconcerting (it is possible to get frosted stick on panels for windows!). Our real problem was that we did not feel very welcome - a somewhat didactic list of instructions (Do Not visit the main house was one) and a small quantity of tea bags as the only 'welcome' offering was underwhelming. That said the location is ideal and we enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage (barn) with very high-spec fittings."

    Was lovely and warm and comfortable. Could do with a foot stool or coffee table in between the sofas - so you can put your feet up!

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean very comfortable accommodation."

    For anyone wanting a very quiet away from it all holiday this is the place to stay. Huge garden. There are no shops in the vicinity so take all you need with you. Unlike other barn conversions I've stayed in the owner supplies all the logs you need for the wood burner. Lovely property.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2022

  • "Middle Farm Annexe is a beautiful barn conversion set within breathtaking countryside."

    The house is perfectly located within easy reach of many places of interest and a number of the counties' beautiful beaches. The barn has been sympathetically renovated to an extremely high standard, is well equipped and features all the modern conveniences that allow for a comfortable stay for all the family. The rooms are spacious and clean, beautifully decorated (the gigantic shower off the master bedroom is nothing short of impressive!), and we enjoyed nothing more than settling in front of the log burner after a day out exploring. Long Bredy is a picturesque village, perfect for walkers and those who appreciate an off-the-beaten-track setting. Dorchester and Bridport are both a short drive away, providing the opportunity to stock up on provisions, and there are a number of well established local pubs and eateries also a short distance by car. We stayed for the week over (a wet!) Christmas, and enjoyed memorable days out to Lyme Regis, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. The house was a lovely place to come back to each evening and Middle Farm Annexe proved to be a real home-from-home for our family.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2021

  • "This is a beautiful barn conversion with good quality fittings and fixtures."

    Lots of cookware - though a larger frying pan would be useful. Good position for travel around Dorset. Really enjoyed our time there and the lovely wood burner! Slight problem with one of the bathrooms but owner sorted it quickly. One side is overlooked but we just pulled the curtains - maybe more awkward to do that in the summer though. But not a deal breaker! A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "The annex is fitted out to a very high standard, excellent woodburner with plenty of wood, everything needed was there."

    Pub 2 miles away, good centre for sea walks and exploring. Owner responds to requests promptly.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you would need in great condition."

    Lovely location with lots of areas of interest. To prevent any confusion for deliveries of food etc, it may be useful to have a little sign showing where the annex is. The directions from the owner to us was spot on but we had a food delivery and the driver went to the wrong location e.g. left order on doorstep of the farm. Instructions for the cooker would also be useful as knowing which dials heated which section was a challenge at first. Perfect holiday

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "I didn’t realise when booking how the annexe would be so overlooked."

    The annexe is in a quadrangle therefore overlooked by the main house, into the main living room and the main bedroom. The smaller bedroom, bathroom/shower rooms were also overlooked. We had to have the blinds down all day in the bathroom and toilet rooms. Having said that the annexe was nice and comfy with everything you would need during the stay. My grandsons loved running around the garden. Very handy place to be as able to visit many areas of the Jurassic coast and not far from Weymouth either.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "The cottage is a excellent place to relax as it is nice and peaceful, well ..."

    The cottage is a excellent place to relax as it is nice and peaceful, well equipped and a nie wood burner for a cosy night in

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "It was a lovely place, nice and quiet and central to most places of interest."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2021

  • "This cottage was wonderful, it was very well equipped and we had everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    It was a fantastic location for exploring the coast, but we enjoyed a few days spent in the cottage and garden too. The garden was beautiful and our children loved having the space to run around and play safely. We had a very relaxing week and were made to feel very welcome, the home grown fruit and vegetables we were given were delicious, thank you! We would love to be able to return next summer.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "Great location for exploring beaches and sights Amazing gardens and outdoor space, everything you could possibly need."

    Reviewed by JoAug 2021

  • "Middle Farm Annex was perfect for my family and certainly lived up to its description and our expectations."

    Wonderful setting, quiet and peaceful, easy access to all the attractions, beaches, villages and towns. Not the cheapest, but then again you get what you pay for. We certainly felt it was worth the price. The annex is well fitted out, spacious, and furniture and fittings were of really good quality. Everything is kept clean and tidy. The courtyard area and garden surrounding the Annex is beautiful and it was a joy to return to this wonderful property at the end of each day out.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "A luxuriously appointed self contained Annex set in extensive landscaped gardens amidst the rolling hills of rural West Dorset."

    The beautiful scenery, quant Dorset villages and proximity to the sea makes this a real gem. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "We knew that the cottage was part of Middle Farm, but didn't realise how overlooked we would feel with French windows facing the owners part of the property in both the main bedroom and living room."

    The hot water arrangements were awkward with us having to remember to turn on the boiler to have any hot water in the evening. There was only the bare minimum of crockery and cutlery meaning we had to run the dishwasher frequently.

    Reviewed by HonorJun 2021

  • "Great location, perfect for doing nothing or getting out to explore the wonderful countryside, Chesil Beach and more walks you can shake a stick at."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "The annexe was very comfortable, finished to a very high standard and warm with the wood burner and an unlimited wood supply."

    Folk were very helpful and it was easy to get to places with the very small village not being that far from the main Dorchester to Bridport road. It was very quiet and a lovely welcoming home to return to after being out and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2020

  • "Middle farm annex is beautiful couldn't fault a thing everything first class"

    Reviewed by FredOct 2020

  • "The house is lovely, and the garden, especially, is beautiful."

    The house is tastefully appointed , and the garden (which is an acre in size?) was full of flowers, in bloom even in late September. During Covid season, we did not wish to visit anything indoors. There are 3 gardens nearby which are superb: Kingston Lacey, Mapperton and Abbotsbury. We enjoyed the many beaches nearby, and at Hive Beach Cafe, we could eat in a big tent. The food was very fresh, and it was not exactly indoors. We would have followed the Jurassic Coast walk but did not have time. We would have loved to see Durdle Door, but that was a bit too far. There were only two in our party, so we used one of the bedrooms (and one of the bathrooms) only. The lounge is spacious, and would have been fine for a party of four. We had sole use of the big patio, which lead to the rest of the garden. It was peaceful and secluded, and we had a talk with the gardener.

    Reviewed by WaiSep 2020

  • "Lovely spacious stone L shaped annex."

    Well equipped kitchen with everything we could possibly need. Bed was really comfortable and en-suite shower was wonderful. French doors led out onto a large patio where we sat and ate our meals in seclusion in the sun. Although there was not much in close proximity to the property, the A35 was just up a couple of country lanes so we were easily able to drive to Lullworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth and Lyme Regis plus the vast amount of beaches and country and coastal walks. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2020

  • "I would tell people about Middlefarm Annexe but advise them not to book through any of the Sykes companies during the coronavirus uncertainty."

    They take your money and do not respond to emails or calls. A very poor customer service. We had originally booked in Jan for a May holiday and as we went into lockdown in March they carried on as If all was normal and took our full balance of £ 800.00 even though we were unable to go. As I was not certain we would get our money back we changed our booking to September and did have a good time at the cottage. We did have a few issues with the house which the owner endeavoured to rectify.

    Reviewed by LindySep 2020

  • "Middle Farm Annex in Long Bredy is a fantastic cottage in a great setting."

    Great facilities that allowed us to relax when we chose to stay in for the day and also acted as a great base to go on day trips during our week’s stay. Would definitely stay again and happily recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by BenAug 2020

  • "This is our 2nd stay at the Annexe so that tells you that this is a great place."

    The gardens are absolutely stunning and so too are the views. Its a great location as its just a couple of minutes from the A35 so can get to most places easily. Close by are some lovely places Little Bredy and chesil beach are both lovely. I highly recommend this Annexe its so comfortable and the space especially if you have kids is great.

    Reviewed by HiteshJul 2020

  • "What a fabulous holiday home- very comfortable, well equipped, in a beautiful location- all round excellent."

    We stayed for a week over New Year- this really was a home from home. Everything was excellent standard, comfy bed, bath ( important as my husband has a bad back and needs a daily hot bath), lovely log burner and kitchen with all we needed. We will definitely look to stay here again. You do need a torch of an evening to get from your car to the front door- this was provided by the owner- so not an issue.

    Reviewed by LornaDec 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday let."

    Lovely space and excellent rooms. There are plenty of logs for lighting the wood burner every day. Unlike most holiday cottages lets, where you only get one basket of logs included and have to pay for more, here there is no extra charge no matter how many you use. The owner is very welcoming and happy to help if needed. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2019

  • "Immaculate accommodation, in a peaceful surrounding village and perfect location for amazing walks."

    The owner was very helpful and recommended some great places to eat and local areas to visit, which were all outstanding. Will definitely be returning. We visited Lyme Regis, West Bay, Abbotsbury, Lulworth cove and Durdle Door, Charmouth, Seatown and Portland Bill.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2019

  • "This property has been converted to a very high standard."

    The fixtures and fittings were excellent and all the equipment -i.e. cutlery and crockery matched!!

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, had all the facilities expected and much more."

    Lovely peaceful situation.

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2019

  • "Lovely location, plenty of space for sitting indoors and out."

    Beautiful garden area, nice and peaceful, well equipped and beautifully furnished . Enjoyed visits to Abbotsbury Swannery, Montacute House, Lyme Regis and Hive Beach. Had a lovely meal at the White Horse Inn and also in Lyme Regis. Would find it useful to have more instructions on the wood burner. Useful to have WiFi as I was unable to get a phone signal. Would book again if coming back to Dorset

    Reviewed by ConstanceSep 2019

  • "Middle Farm Annex is a lovely property in a secluded position with lovely gardens."

    Just a few minutes from the main A35 we found it an ideal base for exploring from. The owner was available and extremely pleasant and helpful. A property we would definitely be looking to use again when next visiting Dorset.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "Wonderful. Simply wonderful."

    The outdoor space is amazing too. Internally the space is great as are the views. It's very clean and cosy and has everything needed for a trip. Great showers, as is the tum me dryer a real bonus when you are staying for more than a few days and with kids. Would highly recommend and if back in Dorset will be back. Definitely the best place we have stayed and we have stayed in a few.

    Reviewed by HiteshJul 2019

  • "Accommodation excellent."

    Great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by TedJul 2019

  • "We feel that the biggest help you could give would be to create a list of perhaps ten local things of interest."

    We hadn't got a clue where anything was and kept travelling out to Weymouth and Dorchester not realising we were only a few minutes away from a local beach and local pub. Having said this, we would still book again for a return visit, can not fault the place.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "All furniture & equipment was of a very good standard."

    The bathrooms with excellent showers and the magnificent garden were also stand outs.Small negatives:an iron & board would be handy and a larger screen main TV would have been nice.This was our first visit to Dorset and we picked a great location right away!

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2019

  • "Delightful cottage in beautiful location, owner was very welcoming making us feel right at home."

    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for place to stay in heart of Jurassic coast, just a short drive to local beaches and other attractions.

    Reviewed by SymonMay 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Family shower room with walk-in shower, roll-top cast iron bath, and separate WC room with basin
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating throughout with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven/grill and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio area surrounding the property with seating area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub is 1.2 miles and shop is 5 miles

The property

Middle Farm Annex is a stone, detached barn conversion hidden away within the owner’s stunning grounds in the village of Long Bredy.

Throughout this dwelling there is sense of elegance with a clever blend of traditional features, comprising of charming wood floors and beautiful exposed beams.

Upon entering the property, you will find a convenient utility area, before stepping into a brightly-decorated twin bedroom, completed with two single beds and ample storage.

Next to here is a WC room, and a separate bathroom, featuring a roll-top bath, spacious walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Following this is a well-appointed kitchen, designed with an agrarian flavour, boasting a Belfast sink, high specification work tops and wooden fixtures, making this perfect place to prepare home cooked meals.

Unwind of an evening within the comfortable sitting room, boasting a sofa bed, for additional guests, sitting in front of a warming wood burning stove.

Completing the space is an elegant master bedroom, posing a king-size double and en-suite, featuring an impressive walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Enjoy your morning coffee on the private patio area, surrounding the property with a charming seating to appreciate the overlooking views of the owner’s grounds.

For local amenities, the White Horse Inn can be situated within 1.2 miles of the cottage, and the closest shop is within 5 miles.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, you will be able to look around Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, a 18th-century garden with rare plants and notable magnolia, situated within a 15-minute drive.

You can also spend the day nearby at Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock with the delightful Hive Beach restaurant on the beach, walking along the cliffs and beaches of the Jurassic Coast or at West Bay, all located within a few miles.

Further afield is the market town of Bridport, with its delightful Saturday and Wednesday street market, it’s antique quarter, the art- deco Electric Palace cinema and a wonderful collection of local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Middle Farm Annex is a wonderfully appointed property, perfect for a quiet holiday with your loved ones.

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About the location


Bridport 8 miles; Dorchester 10 miles; Weymouth 12 miles

Long Bredy is a small picturesque village in the heart of the Bredy Valley, well known for its walks and stunning views. Nearby is also the village of Litton Cheney containing a number of facilities, including a Parish Church, the White Horse Inn and a community hall, along with charming cottages and a number of listed buildings. It has bus links, with two a day going to Bridport, two additional ones on a Saturday and one a week to Dorchester. Moreover, this charming village is an ideal base for exploring the area further, with Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, a 18th-century garden with rare plants and notable magnolia to explore nearby. Dorset is known for its stunning walks including the South West Coast path, part of which runs along the Jurassic Coast from Abbotsbury to Lyme Regis, where you can walk along beaches, cliffs, woodland and meadows. For some retail therapy, both Bridport and Dorchester are within 10 miles. Bridport has a wonderful street market on a Saturday and Wednesday, and a wide collection of local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Dorchester also has a good selection of pubs, restaurants shops and a number of attractions including The Keep Military Museum, the Roman Town House and the Maumbury Rings, if you are interested in Roman history. Long Bredy is a delightful village, and an ideal base for exploring the rest of Dorset.”

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas