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Shepherd's Hut

Winterborne Whitechurch near Milborne St Andrew, Dorset (Ref. 5188)



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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Wonderful place to stay on the farm, lovely location and spacious accommodation, will definitely return again.”

    - Tim, October 2021

The property

Milborne St Andrew 2.1 miles.

Set in an idyllic, rural location, on a working dairy farm on the outskirts an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this superb Winterborne, Whitechurch holiday cottage; Shepherd’s Hut.

Converted to an exceptionally high standard from a brick and flint period barn, this dwelling now stands to offer a wondrous base for a family or group of friends to explore this area of Dorset.

The cottage makes the most of the exceptional country views, by featuring an upside-down layout; on the first floor is an open-plan living area, boasting beamed and vaulted ceilings giving the room an authentic and rustic feel, as well as being flooded with light from the dramatic eaves window.

Home to a snug woodburning stove, this room is ideal to return to after a day of exploring the Dorset AONB.

Let dinner simmer in the well-appointed kitchen area as you unwind into the sofa with your favourite film on, stopping to enjoy your delicious dining experience around the wooden bench with your loved ones amidst.

When the evening draws to a close, retreat to the ground floor where you can choose from three equally as delectable bedrooms; with a king-size with its own en-suite shower room and two twins, this dwelling has been careful to cater for a variety of group needs, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for all.

Outside you will find your own gloriously green garden, where you can take a seat in the mornings to enjoy the rural farm views before stepping out on your own countryside adventure.

Indulge in a sumptuous pub meal in the local village of Winterborne Whitechurch to re-energise before heading into the lands of the outstanding natural beauty; here you will be greeted by ample walking routes, magnificent nature and unforgettable scenery, sure to be a wonderful day out for all the family.

Within reach is the town of Blanford Forum, where you can find a wide variety of shops and eateries, leisure facilities, its own museum and plenty more amenities to cater for all ages and tastes.

Shepherd’s Hut is a wondrous base for exploring the delights of Dorset with your loved ones.


  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, plasma TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for woodburning stove available to purchase from the owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio to rear with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: This is a working farm; dogs to be kept on leads at all times

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About the location


Puddletown 3.5 miles; Dorchester 8 miles.

The peaceful village of Milborne St Andrew, midway between Dorchester and the Georgian market town from Blandford Forum is on the side of the Winterbourne Valley in the Dorset Downs. The valley is named for the seasonal stream which runs from springs high up on the chalk downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering glorious walks and superb views. Langhams vineyard, 2 miles away, offers tours and tasting days.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute