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Swallows Nest

Puxey near Sturminster Newton, Dorset (Ref. 1066081)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • “Beautiful barn with excellent views, so quiet and peaceful.”

    Wonderful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Wonderful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    - Mrs Croft, September 2021

Puxey Farm Barns

Two elegantly appointed barn conversions nestled on the grounds of the owners working farm in the quiet hamlet of Puxey, a stone's throw away from the quaint town of Sturminster Newton. Tucked away in a picturesque rural setting, enveloped by scenic fields and farmland, Puxey Farm Barns are both beautifully presented to a high standard, featuring a tasteful traditional yet contemporary interior throughout. Whether you're looking to enjoy a solace retreat to the country, or head off on foot to explore your stunning surroundings, Puxey Farm Barns offer a promising choice to spend some well deserved quality time with your loved ones. Each dwelling boasts a stylish open-plan living space featuring an amply-equipped contemporary kitchen, a grand dining table and a snug seating area, inviting you to gather together and enjoy a movie marathon after a fun-filled day. There is a private outdoor space provided alongside each cottage as well as a courtyard, offering the perfect sociable space to hold group celebrations. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the grounds on the farmland, meeting the friendly alpacas on your way, or venture into the heart of Sturminster Newton where you'll find a number of eateries, including traditional pubs, takeaways and quaint tea rooms as well as a well-stocked supermarket and a handy convenience store for picking up the essentials. The area is known for hosting Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival each September, as well as being a walkers haven with the Hardy Way foot trail which runs through the farm itself! Just a scenic stroll away, enjoy a round of golf at Foulke and Henstridge Golf Courses, home to 9 holes on luscious greenery, or venture out to the renowned Ashley Wood Golf Vlub just outside of Blandford for a day on the superb course before stopping for a delicious lunch at the course's Clubhouse 1896. A notable attraction you won't want to miss is the fantastic Longleat Safari Park, which boasts a fun-filled day out for all the family along with a touch of history from the magnificent manor house and gardens encompassing the site. For more peaceful walks around manicured gardens, make your way to Stourhead and explore the picture-perfect lakeside gardens. Sturminster Newton Mill is also within easy reach from the farm and is popular among tourists for its four ancient flour mills still standing and operating strongly today. Within easy reach is the bustling town of Yeovil, where you can explore the heritage locomotives on display at Yeovil Railway Centre or venture to the quaint village of Shaftsbury home to the famous Gold Hill, a delightful and charming cobbled hill, lined with characterful cottages. Travel further afield and explore the marvellous landscapes of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to dramatic coastal cliffs, beaches and heathland, offering something to suit everyone. Puxey Farm Barns offer contemporary accommodation in an idyllic location for all to enjoy, whatever time of year.

The property

Sturminster Newton 1.7 miles.

Resting in the quaint hamlet of Puxey, on the grounds of the owners organic dairy farm, is this striking stone-built barn conversion, Swallows Nest.

Boasting captivating views across the surrounding countryside, Swallows Nest offers an idyllic base for a small family looking for a tranquil escape to Dorset.

A spacious driveway offering ample off-road parking greets you upon arrival to this lovely dwelling, making loading and unloading your staycation essentials an easy task.

Stepping over the threshold, you'll be delighted by the traditional character of the open-plan living space, beautifully-decorated with exposed wooden beams and a neutral décor, homing a contemporary kitchen fit with a stylish island taking centre stage in the sociable space, perfect to share a bottle of wine with the designated chef as they rustle up a heart-warming meal.

Gather your loved ones around the intimate dining table, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside to indulge in a spot of alfresco dining on the patio.

Settle down for the evening with a seat on the sumptuous sofa in the snug sitting area to enjoy a movie marathon, or treat yourself to a spot of luxury with a dip in the hot tub, soaking in the scenic views across the stunning countryside as the alpacas roam nearby.

When it's time to rest your head, prepare for bed with a rejuvenating rinse in the contemporary family bathroom before retiring to one of the two fabulous bedrooms, where you have the choice between a twin room and a spacious king-size room, benefiting from it's own en-suite walk-in shower for your convenience.

Note: This property can be booked with ref: 1066082, together sleeping up to eight people.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting
  • Ground-source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV (no terrestrial available but Netflix is available), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Graveled garden with hot tub, furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note: Sunday changeovers not accepted.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Blandford Forum 11 miles.

The small, attractive market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six-arch, 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation to those who may damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!

Region Information

Please note: Sunday changeovers not accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas