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Acres Meadow

(Ref. 1111940)

Maiden Newton, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "I am waiting for a call back re my complaints the owner of this property is ..."

    I am waiting for a call back re my complaints the owner of this property is helpful Sykes on the other hand are not replying to my complaints and sending me messaged via a system i can not access i have repeatedly asked for somone to call me and inform me as to the action Sykes will be taking please call as a matter of urgency

    Reviewed by Sharon2.2Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay here and we were sorry to leave."

    Very good location with a short walk to town. Pub is very friendly and welcoming. We hope to stay again soon. Many thanks for a super stay.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Jul 2023

  • "On our way back to sussex after a week in Cornwall the three nights we stayed at Acres Meadow was lovely."

    The weather turned out to be kind and we spent quality time outside in idillic surroundings. Our lab loved the river, an extra bonus as he likes to swim. We would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jul 2023

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  • Two Shepherd's Huts set in private meadow
  • One hut has a double bed, bunk beds, wood burning stove and small kitchenette facilities
  • Separate hut with large walk in shower, toilet and sink plus a further wood burning stove
  • Picnic bench and fire pit
  • Kettle, small camping fridge and toaster
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Onsite parking for 2 cars
  • Private meadow with picnic bench and fire pit
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

This inviting shepherd’s hut sits in a country setting in the village of Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

Acres Meadow can sleep fours guests, perfect for a family looking to explore this idyllic region of Dorset.

Two shepherd's huts provide sleeping and bathroom facilities set in it's own private meadow with picturesque rural vistas.

Internally, the first shepherd’s hut features a double bed, wood burning stove, plus bunk bed and small kitchenette facilities.

The second hut features large walk in shower, toilet, wash basin and wood burning stove.

Enjoy picnics from on the outdoor bench, warmed by the fire pit, taking a moment to appreciate the peaceful countryside setting.

Nestled in the beautiful Frome Valley, the surrounding region is filled with stunning walks and trails, and on your return stop off at a local pub for some a pint and some grub.

There are also a good selection of shops including a well-stocked local village store for grabbing the essentials, along with a convenient train station providing access to Weymouth, Yeovil and Bath.

Head to the excitement of Dorchester, where you can wander the traditional high street and pop in and out of well-established retailers and coffee shops or explore the local attractions such as the Dorset Museum to view the numerous exhibits found locally.

When you fancy a beach day, head to expanses of Chesil Beach, regarded as one of the most remarkable beaches in the country.

The Jurassic coast road will provide you with some fantastic views.

Head further afield and explore Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens or Abbotsbury Swannery.

Take a drive to explore the delights of Lyme Regis or West Bay, the home of Broadchurch.

With plenty to fill your holiday itinerary, Acres Meadow offers a peaceful countryside sanctuary whatever time of year.

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About the location


West Bay 14 miles; Weymouth 17 miles; Lyme Regis 23 miles

Maiden Newton is a town-sized village in the county of Dorset and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the village you'll find shops, a pub and a restaurant. Maiden Newton is also home to the Church of St. Mary, which is one of the most interesting buildings in the village. The church door is thought to be the oldest wooden church door in England. For fine beaches, fossils and cliff walks, look no further than the South Dorset Heritage Coast where you'll also find the towns of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb, Charmouth, with its sandy beach, or West Bay, where you can fish off the pier.

Please note: This property has limited kitchen facilities
Please note: This shepherds hut is located in a field, and in rainy weather wellington boots may be advisable

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas