Low deposit only £25

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2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
5. The difference between the £25 low  deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately.
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Doles Ash Farm - Chase Cottage

Piddletrenthide


Property Reference: DFZ
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade3 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
Available start days
Unavailable days

2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property offers special 6 night durations in July for the Tour De France. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
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Alternative properties at this location

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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

"The places Hardy roamed as a boy, and later enshrined as rustic Wessex . . ."

Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has an established vineyard producing English wines. The splendid range of barns here have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court. An alternative property in Piddletrenthide village (1 mile) is The School House (ref DRV) which can have the use of the leisure facilities at Doles Ash Farm. Outside, there is a pond, vineyard, sheep and chickens to visit and plenty of space for walking, playing, exploring and relaxing in the shared grounds.
Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Four of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, with the remaining four having individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool is open daily all year round and the building has full changing facilities, as well as a coin-operated sauna. The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting, what more could holidaymakers want. Shops 1 mile.

A pleasant ground floor conversion of the barn. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Two attractive bedrooms; one double and one twin. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Fuel charge (Oct - May) £25pw (£15 per short break)
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • Friday to Friday

  • Wood-burning stove (except Keeper’s Cottage) – initial supply inc, thereafter at cost
  • Elec and full elec CH (oil CH in Keeper’s Cottage DFM) inc (during Oct - May, a fuel charge applies - see individual cottage)
  • Bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot and h/chair by arr
  • TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Shared laundry room with w/machine and coin-operated t/dryer
  • Wi-fi (£5 pw)
  • Payphone
  • Shared 12-acre grounds
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 18ft) – avail daily all year round
  • Sauna (coin-operated)
  • Shared games barn with table tennis, table football and small snooker table
  • Large grassed play area with swing, climbing frame, slide and badminton/volleyball net
  • Owners’ hard tennis court
  • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

Properties DGA, DGG, DFM, DFX, DGH, DGJ can be booked together for larger groups and family get-togethers

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Lovely location off the beaten track. Just lacking in cupboard space to put food. Aug 2012.
  2. Lovely, peaceful situation and great woodburner - which was well used given the weather. Dec 2011.
  3. Fantastic arrangement, swimming pool was popular with the children! We all felt settled from the first moment, a real home from home. The owners wonderfully welcoming too, would highly recommend. Sept 2011.
  4. The farms grounds were very well maintained and in June were absolutely beautiful. The kids loved being able to swim before and after our days out, play in the games room and generally wander around outside unsupervised. June 2010.
  5. Very nice courtyard property. April 2010.
  6. It had everything we needed, clean, tidy, cosy and welcoming. Plenty of room, well equipped and really felt like a home from home. Swimming pool a good size and really warm. General environment wonderful even in a weekend i felt very rested. Feb 2010.
  7. Very well equipped, comfortable and extremely clean! Our second visit to Doles Ash Farm and as always it ticks every box for us. we have stayed in 2 different properties but both have the same high quality throughout. Great safe areas outside for young children and great facilities. Oct 2009.
  8. Great cottage, great facilities, great location. Nice safe environment for a 3 year old and 1 year old, with lots to do on site and plenty of space to run around! Oct 2009.
  9. The location is lovely, with lots of interesting/beautiful places to visit in the area. The facilities on site were really good. Comfortable. July 2009.
  10. The setting and presentation were beautiful. The grill on the cooker didn’t work very well. July 2009.
  11. It is a nice cottage in a lovely setting. Feb 2009.
  12. Wonderful location, great accommodation and a very memorable holiday! June 2009.
  13. This was a very memorable holiday with everything you could ever want for children provided on site. May 2008.
  14. Our holiday accommodation was really well equipped, and the farm was a perfect location for a young family - with the shared indoor pool and so many places to visit nearby. June 2008.
  15. Especially dog friendly location, with great walking from the door. April 2008.
  16. A really lovely quiet location. Perfect for our first holiday with our young baby. Oct 2007.
  17. The cottage was excellent more than we expected, it really catered for all out needs. An excellent place for us with a 2 year old and another on the way. July 2007.
  18. Wonderful family holiday break.Very friendly and helpful owners and the facilities excellent. Full marks for the pool. Oct 2006.
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