About a mile from the pretty Dorset village of Salwayash, on the edge of the beautiful Marshwood Vale, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is Marles Farmhouse.
This detached, stone-built, fabulous family home is approached along wooded lanes and bordered by rolling green fields.
Peaceful and secluded with no near neighbours, (The owner lives on-site in their converted dairy) the property was completely refurbished in 2015 to include modern comforts, which perfectly complement the original 19th century thick stone walls, beams and fireplace, to create a smart, spacious and welcoming home.
A huge, well-equipped kitchen with polished granite surface and a dining area big enough to accommodate everyone is the real heart of the home.
Stretch out in front of a cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room, or for those not so sunny days the family/games room with table football, TV/DVD/Blu-ray, and a WiFi-connected music system/iPod dock will keep everyone occupied.
Alternatively, gather the family around the piano and sing along.
Also on the ground-floor is a twin bedroom and a shower-room making this property suitable for those who are less mobile.
Staircases at either end of the house lead to the first floor and five further bedrooms, all with pretty views over the garden and fields beyond two king size doubles with en suite shower-rooms, two twins with zip-linkable beds to 6 doubles and a family room with adult bunks.
There are two further bathrooms on this floor to complete the living accommodation.
Outside, to the front, a wide paved terrace with picnic benches and a barbecue catches the sun all day long, whilst to the rear, the cottage garden looking over sheep-grazed fields, has an enclosed lawn with table/chairs and is a great spot for morning coffee and wildlife-watching.
A children's climbing frame/swing and an open-fronted garage with table tennis are sure to be a great hit with the younger family members.
Scenic and secluded, Marles Farmhouse is perfectly placed for exploring this popular area of Dorset.
The vibrant market town of Bridport and the stunning Dorset coast with good sandy beaches at West Bay and Charmouth are all within 10 miles.
Further afield, you can spend the day hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, take a stroll along the iconic 'Cobb' at Lyme Regis or visit the seaside town of Weymouth, where you'll find a variety of water sports to try.