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Marles Farmhouse

(Ref. 976544)

Salwayash, Dorset Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely holiday home with great facilities and layout of rooms which accommodated the needs of our group of 10 from the four year-old to the 70 year-old!"

    Particularly well-facilitated with five bathrooms. Kitchen very well equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Log burner, very effective - all in all a lovely stay. Thank you Seb for your welcome.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage with its well kept garden and beautiful outlook."

    The cottage was very comfortable and particularly well equipped. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property is perfect for groups of our size and is more than well equipped providing every creature comfort imaginable!"

    Recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Plenty of room,close to local pub and cider farm and all the facilities of the local towns such as Bridport and Lyme Regis."

    The only thing we werent prepared for were the narrow lanes but it only took a couple of days to get use to them.The kids liked the farm animals and cat as well as the softplay in Bridport.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2023

  • "We received a warm welcome from Seb who was very helpful on many counts."

    The house was perfect for our family of 7 adults and three children. It was very well equipped including toys and swings and functioned on a very efficient environmentally friendly level. Excellent.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A TV in both sitting rooms would be good - as the kids hung out in the sitting room/snug with the TV so the evenings were a bit quiet for us adults, as weather not warm enough to sit outside/have BBQ."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect set up for a large family and small children."

    Also very secure for dogs. The property is charming and the kitchen has everything you need for your holiday. We were made very welcome by Seb and would love to come back

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Marles Farm is a great destination for a large group looked after by the ever helpful/friendly Seb who lives next door."

    There is a cider farm and decent pub both within walking distance. Bridport is also walkable via an off-road route taking 60 minutes plus to walk it. I look forward to revisiting next year.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything you could wish for a great stay,plenty of books,toys,games for both adults and children [ although as the weather was gorgeous we didn't stay in much]."

    Seb the owner was very friendly and chatty and on hand should you need any help or advice,but never intrusive.Glorious countryside all round,cider farm 200 metres up the lane and a lovely pub with beer gardens a ten minute walk.The house itself was very well equiped with very comfy beds and the best showers we've ever had in a rental property! Two gardens to enjoy,one backing onto open fields with sheep grazing. I really recommend this house for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2023

  • "This property ranks as one of the best we have ever rented as a family."

    The facilities are first class. Two seperate lounges, front and back gardens. Beautiful setting. Host very hospitable.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage."

    Lovely setting for a family holiday. Owner was extremely helpful and very friendly. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "A perfect house for a family get together providing plenty of light, attractive bedrooms, comfortable lounges and pretty gardens as well as a very well equipped kitchen."

    The owners were available when needed but did not interfere otherwise. Our grandchildren appreciated their visit to see the two pigs and enjoyed the table tennis table and the swing. The house is conveniently situated for visiting the coast as well as Bridport on market days. It was a lovely, happy break!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, with superb facilities for all age groups."

    Children loved the gardens and climbing frame. Had a wonderful holiday wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Marles.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "We came for a small family reunion, three generations getting together to include a birthday celebration, and the setting was perfect."

    We enjoyed chilling out in the house as much as our day trips to the beach (fun for the grandchildren even at this time of year). See & Katie were perfect hosts, available, helpful but unobtrusive, and the seclusion of the farm was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Roly5.0Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant we loved it - perfect for a big gathering."

    Would go again definitely.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped and very comfortable."

    A real home from home. Seb (the owner) was really helpful, and you felt as if nothing was too much trouble for him to make your stay comfortable. The cottage is remote but there are a couple of good pubs/shops a short drive away. However, the remoteness did mean peace and quiet and a wonderful opportunity for star gazing. Would defiantly book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved our stay so much!"

    The cottage was absolutely perfect. It’s a beautiful location, it was so clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed. Seb was friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2022

  • "We were really impressed with Marles Farmhouse."

    It's extremely well equipped and the space and layout worked really well for us. It's a bit hairy coming down the lane to the house and it would have been hard to find if it hadn't been for the excellent instructions we were sent. Fantastic location, with great walks from the front door and easy access to the coast. We were all of the opinion we'd like to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "Seb was incredibly welcoming and we had a wonderful stay."

    The house is very well provisioned and had lots of space for our party of 12. We enjoyed saying hi to the chickens and we also spotted some local wildlife (deer and toads) in the garden. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful house and perfect for our holiday. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lizzy5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely house for our large group of 7 adults and 3 children."

    We had an enjoyable time. The games facilities are great. The kitchen is really well equipped for cooking, and the dining area works well. The house is in a lovely quiet, rural location. However, I think the downstairs bedroom is really only suitable for teenagers rather than big adults - it is a small room and the beds were low and not comfy for older adults - it is too far away from parents for young children but teenagers would enjoy it. The upstairs bedrooms are comfortable and spacious with excellent bathroom facilities for a big group.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2022

  • "Large, beautiful farmhouse so well equipped that it was like home from home."

    Owners very friendly, accommodating and always available.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great home for our family weekend."

    Ten adults, one teenager a three year old and a two month old baby.. Very well equipped kitchen. Plenty of space inside and outside..Toys and games for all. Comfy beds, good bathrooms.. Enjoyed the garden, watched the sheep grazing and chickens provided some eggs.. Would love to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay in such a quiet setting."

    Jez was very welcoming and helpful. The weather wasn't great but the house made it much easier to deal with :)

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "We needed a large property to accommodate a much delayed family holiday for 7 adults and four young children."

    . The property met all our requirements and expectations. It is in a beautiful and exceptionally quiet location but within easy travelling distance to the coast. It is exceptionally well equipped. The owner, who lives next door was friendly, helpful and happy to include the children in the feeding of sheep and hens. Plenty of space both within the property and also outside for the numbers accommodated. Perfect for the family holiday. Faultless!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property, with great facilities and plenty of room for a big group without getting on top of each other."

    Would recommend it to friends. A house with something for all ages.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2022

  • "The house was beautiful, and a great sense of comfort about the place."

    The kids loved the grounds and the games and toys cupboard was really useful on the one rainy day we had.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have never been to a property where there were so many basic items provided."

    Plenty of tea bags, sugar, coffee, dish washer tablets, washing up liquid. We only had to top up some items towards the end of our week's stay which was good considering there were 10 adults and four small children. The property is large enough that at no time did we feel crowded with so many people and the table in the kitchen is large enough for everyone to sit comfortably. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Jennette5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect property for a multi generational family."

    Had a fab break. Owners very friendly will deffo look to book again

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect cottage - very well equipped in a beautiful peaceful location - worked ..."

    Perfect cottage - very well equipped in a beautiful peaceful location - worked well for a family get together - strongly recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "The weather was not great so kids could not enjoy the garden as much."

    Indoors there was however a lot of living space for all 11 of us. The Kitchen is fully equipped, they cater for all including providing spices and oils. The owner is very pleasant and happy to help as needed otherwise does not intrude. We will certainly go again, as we loved the house.

    Reviewed by Rakesh4.7Feb 2022

  • "The farmhouse was large, comfortable and clean."

    Absolutely everything you could wish for in the lovely big kitchen/diner, ( and we are a group who cook) the two sitting rooms also large enough to accommodate 9 of us comfortably, very cosy and warm. Bedrooms and bathrooms all perfect. The owners were friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The surrounding area was gorgeous and we were very lucky to have a sunny week. Also could do great walks straight from the house. Would come again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday enjoyed by 4 generations of family."

    Very well equipped, peaceful surroundings and easy access to beaches etc

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "Owners extremely helpful and pleasant."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2021

  • "A great week away in the rural setting of Marles Farm was just what the 4 generations of my family were hoping for and that is exactly what we got - a great week of family fun, in a beautiful setting and in a well-equipped home from home."

    Many thanks to our wonderful hosts. Would we return? Yes in a heart beat.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Martes farmhouse was voted by the family (3 generations) as the best rented property we have stayed in."

    Could not fault the way it was equipped- plenty of everything & a really welcoming host, Seb, who greeted us & our 4 year old grandchild & immediately introduced her to the chickens & pigs! As we were very fortunate with the weather, we were in the front or back garden most of the time we were not out & about & used the BBQ most nights. Have already recommended it to several friends, which I believe says it all.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Marles Farm is absolutely fabulous."

    Was so clean and comfortable and the owners are very friendly. Set in beautiful countryside. We will book again.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time and absolutely loved the kitchen."

    The kids loved every minute in the garden. Can’t wait to book our next holiday here. Also very welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "The whole group were impressed with the house and facilities."

    The only improvement we could suggest Is that the oven was cleaner. The caretaker was extremely friendly and helpful. The house was fully equipped and plenty of facilities. Location was very good and close to many points of interest. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Doreen4.7May 2021

  • "Marles Farmhouse was incredible!"

    So spacious and it has everything imaginable that you need for a weeks holiday! Would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a great time; the house was immaculate and very roomy and comfortable."

    The garden was lovely and the whole property was situated in lovely countryside. We would have enjoyed a more dedicated games perhaps with a pool table and well as the table tennis. For a large party this would have been an added attraction.

    Reviewed by Joy4.7Aug 2020

  • "The farmhouse was really lovely and well equipped."

    Plenty of space for everyone and the wood burning stoves were fantastic. It would be useful to have a poker and glove to use with the fires. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2020

  • "I have nothing but praise for Marles Farmhouse."

    An extremely nice holiday home, in a lovely area and with all the facilities and contents one could wish for. Very nice owners too. Our family had a lovely stay. I have more reservations about the Sykes experience. You do not make dealing with you easy. Firstly, when invited to email or call the Sykes person who is responsible for cleaning and organising Marles Farmhouse to order a cot and high chair, my email was ignored. I had to email twice before I got a reply. Secondly, your automated phone system is very clunky and requires the caller to listen to the entirety of several lists of options, and when one has finally been able to press the right number to choose an option you simply go into a holding queue with vile distorted music and no sense of how long the queueing will last. The person I finally spoke to about the item that had been left behind needed my authority as booker to speak to the person (my sister in law) who had called you about the item she had left at the cottage. I would have thought that a call from someone who had clearly stayed at the cottage, when the item had been found, would have been sufficient for your to be able to deal with my sister in law directly without wasting my time with your automated phone system!

    Dear Ms Stoss, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Marles Farmhouse. We are sorry that the service provided by Sykes wasn’t a good experience for you. We are always happy to receive feedback and we will use your suggestion in order to improve our system. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jan 2020

  • "AMAZING farmhouse - would 100% recommend."

    Stayed at Marles Farmhouse with 3 families (21-63) + 2 dogs, and we all loved the place. It was fantastically well equipped with everything you would need for a weekend away. The owners were lovely so helpful when we needed them - nothing seemed like to much trouble. The main kitchen / diner was perfectly sociable for what we wanted. I'm sure we will be returning in the future!!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Nov 2019

  • "Wow, this is property was everything we needed and more!"

    Absolutely beautiful house, the keenest were nothing short of brilliant with us! Really a home from home, perfect for kids. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah-jaine5.0Oct 2019

  • "A superb holiday cottage, perfect for a large multi-family gathering."

    A wonderful renovation of an old farmhouse that is fully equipped with absolutely everything you could think of needing.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were grateful for the enclosed back garden which was safe for young children and the toys and games in the cottage which the children enjoyed playing with (they love new toys)."

    Also being able to visit the animals the owner kept close by was another favourite for the children. As adults the facilities were great. A lovely cottage we enjoyed stopping in.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped."

    Owners were discrete and yet very friendly when we met. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this farmhouse to anyone wanting a peaceful but accessible holiday house.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely holiday home, all we needed, in a beautiful rural setting but only a short distance from the pretty town of Bridport and the coast."

    We loved it and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2019

  • "Marles farm was perfect for our family of 6 adults and two boys aged 2 and 4 years."

    The house was very well equipped more home from home than a holiday let. The setting was so peaceful, and very safe for the children to run both indoors and outdoors. The boys and adults always looked forward to coming back after a day out. It was extremely relaxing. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful area & well maintained, spacious & peaceful farmhouse."

    The kitchen was to die for & was the heart of the house, perfect for a large family gathering. All in all, a wonderful experience!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2019

  • "A wonderful retreat in Dorset is what Marles Farmhouse is 100% a beautiful refurbished farmhouse with high quality facilities a beautifully well kept garden lovely spacious bedrooms accommodate a luxury stay as with the fantastic kitchen with its very luxurious range for cooking and ample space for meal times for the family/friends to gather on the very large dining table, the front room is lovely to relax in to watch a little tv/film or listen to some late night music on the very comfortable sofas the quiet room as we found on the opposite side of the Farmhouse is perfect for reading a book or just taking some tea and gentle conversation the bathroom on suite facilities are just perfect and the games room in the barn is a nice place to play some table tennis if you fancy."

    The utility room is well equipped with a fantastic fridge washing machine and tumble dryer along with a sink their is ample parking for a large gathering of families etc and the Farmhouse is well stocked with information about the history and the progression from the owners who have turned this place into a little heaven in Dorset.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "The house was beautiful and had everything we needed."

    The caretaker went above and beyond our expectations as our Sainsbury’s delivery arrived before we did, she very kindly put all our food away. It was also very lovely to meet the owner and here all about the house’s history.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful property with good facilities which was ideal for large family get together."

    Lovely settling with local walks, pub within easy walk and beach a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Nov 2018

  • "Really lovely Holiday home."

    Very well equipped and thought out. Ideal for a big family gathering.

    Reviewed by Annabelle5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great facilities for 12."

    Perfect location to explore the varied coastline. Kitchen, utility and two lounges worked well. Beds a little hard. Mattress toppers would be perfect.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Oct 2018

  • "One J cloth and 3 t-towels are not sufficient."

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Aug 2018

  • "Spacious well planned accommodation in a beautiful peaceful area."

    Plenty of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by I5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    We enjoyed a lovely week at Marles Farmhouse. Perfect house, garden, land for a family holiday. Total silent area. Hope to come back som time.

    Reviewed by Steen5.0Jul 2018

  • "My family really did feel this was the perfect getaway and it delivered on location, we really loved seeing the wildlife and this was a highlight of our time there - even the field mouse in the kitchen was very cute!"

    !! We relaxed in the garden a lot of the time whilst there and enjoyed some wonderful and quality family time which was the aim of staying here. We were a little shocked when the farmer next door appeared in our garden to get water practically on a daily basis from the tap under the utility room window, but we got to know and expect him over our time there. The place was clean and had everything you could wish for to enjoy a home from home environment. We did notice there seemed to be a lack of towels in the house on our arrival, and then spotted that the cleaner had forgotten to empty a laundry basket full of dirty towels in one of the bathrooms that we had not used (on our check out day!!!!), this was not an issue for us we simply washed the few we had been provided with. Overall we would come back to Marles Farmhouse and we would recommend to our friends. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Teri4.7Jun 2018

  • "Apart from problems with water from well over first couple of days, the owners did make sure it was fixed quickly and efficiently, this farmhouse is amazing, very well equipped with nice personal touches."

    Would recommend for large groups. Brilliant week for all of us.

    Reviewed by James4.4May 2018

  • "Our second visit to Marles Farmhouse and we love the house and area, weather was wonderful during our week and highly recommend The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock & its sister cafe The Watch House Cafe at West Bay, great seafood."

    Only a small bottle recycling container available for the size of the property, nearest glass recycling is near West Bay, perhaps we drink too much!!!

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2018

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Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, 2 x twin (zip/link can be 6 ft double on request), 1 x adult bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor twin, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Family/games room with wood burning stove
  • External games barn.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with two wood burning stoves (wood Is provided)
  • Microwave, range cooker, fridge, “American” fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, bread maker, Smart TV with Blu-ray/DVD, WiFi, fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots and two highchairs
  • Off road parking for six cars
  • Electric vehicle charge point 7.4Kwh (charged at cost)
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub and a Cider tap room less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: No Smoking/Vaping in the property

The property

About a mile from the pretty Dorset villages of Salwayash and Waytown, on the edge of the beautiful Marshwood Vale, an area of outstanding beauty and within the Dorset National Landscape 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 including many changes to minimise environmental impact such as solid wall insulation, solar with battery storage and water hearting, biomass heating and EV charging. Since then, there have been ongoing improvements to ensure the property is kept up to date and the house and gardens are beautifully maintained. A huge, well-equipped kitchen with polished granite surface, range cooker 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/Bluetooth connected music system 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 create 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, and chickens (no cockerel!) has an enclosed lawn with table/chairs and is a great spot for morning coffee and wildlife-watching and you will see may see deer, foxes, owls and bats. 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 with good walking from the front door. 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.

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

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About the location

SALWAYASH

Bridport 4.5 miles.

The attractive market town of Bridport grew up around the River Brit, and was shaped by its extensive history of rope and net making. The long, wide streets and alleyways between the houses were once where the flax strands were twisted into rope, while today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Bridport’s market is regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. 2 miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. A superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset.

Note - Arrival after 4pm.
Note: Situated to the left of the Farmhouse, across the drive, is a barn and an open-fronted garage with table tennis and storage for your bicycles etc. The owner's home is located behind these buildings.
Note: Winter Short Break bookings must honour the Friday Changeover at this property
Note: Please enquire with the office for discounts if you are a group of 6 people or below.
Note: There is an additional charge for the electric vehicle charge point, which is payable directly to the owner during your stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

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