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.
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Doles Ash Farm - Fox Cottage

Piddletrenthide


Property Reference: DFX
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • 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 may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Alternative properties at this location

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Property Features

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

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.

This comfortable ground floor barn conversion offers cosy accommodation for couples. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Pretty bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Fuel charge (October - May) £15per week (£7 per short break)
  • Patio with furniture
  • Wheelchair access
  • Friday to Friday

  • Wood-burning stove (except Keeper’s Cottage) – initial supply included, thereafter at cost
  • Electricity and full electric central heating (oil central heating in Keeper’s Cottage DFM) included (during October - May, a fuel charge applies - see individual cottage)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi (£5 per week)
  • Payphone
  • Shared 12-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 18ft) – available 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. Great little cottage, with fantastic swimming pool on site. So much to do in the area... Nov 2012.
  2. We realy enjoyed our time at Doles Ash Farm and the peaceful surroundings, lovely walks, ideal for dog lovers and we had some good meals at the local village of Piddletrentide and Piddlehinton, very well situated for other locations, although we did not travel too far as we enjoyed walking the local bridleways. Sept 2012.
  3. We had the smallest cottage but it was big enough for two. It was clean, well equipped,very comfortable and extremely peaceful. There were lovely walks around the property with the dog. My husband is disabled but found he could cope easily and the owners were very helpful. Sept 2011.
  4. Excellent swimming pool and tennis court - good location - accommodation well equipped - nice location. June 2011.
  5. Beautiful little cottage, clean, comfortable and cosy. Had a great weekend and will stay longer next time. Nov 2010.
  6. It was a charming and very clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Oct 2010.
  7. Very pleasant rural location. Aug 2010.
  8. Excellent location for exploring dorset. July 2010.
  9. Smart, compact, had everything we required. Bed creaked a bit but otherwise comfortable. Clean, tidy. Owners very approachable and helpful. Good location. Swimming pool a bonus and used frequently during our stay. May 2010.
  10. Ideal size, cosy and with all the necessary equipment. April 2010.
  11. This property worked well as our daughter and her family had the adjoining 2 bedroomed property next door. Facilities excellent especially for families with younger children. April 2010.
  12. A cosy and compact cottage with all accessories that you need. March 2010.
  13. Spacious bathroom and bedroom. Compact kitchen/lounge with all requirements met. Feb 2010.
  14. It was cosy and very well prepared for the stay. Feb 2010.
  15. Nice layout, converted barn, small patio which is ideal for sitting and taking in the views. Dec 2009.
  16. Ideal for 2 people, small but compact. Oct 2009.
  17. Property was fairly new and the furnishing was also of a high standard. Great location and the owner was pleasant and very helpful. July 2009.
  18. The accommodation was superb and the owners could not have been nicer or more helpful. I cannot praise Doles Ash Farm highly enough. May 2009.
  19. The hosts were very helpful & friendly. There was a fully equipped kitchen. The pool & changing facilities were very clean. It was a central location for coast & countryside. May 2009.
  20. In an idyllic location with beautiful country walks right from the door of your cottage. Sept 2008.
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