Doles Ash Farm - Huntsman’s Cottage

Piddletrenthide


Property Reference: DGJ
  • Sleeps5
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade3 Star rating
Exterior Living room/dining room Kitchen Double bedroom Bedroom 2 Living room Patio

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Availability & Price

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

 
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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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Call us on 0345 268 0760.

Alternative properties at this location

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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • 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.

An attractive single-storey cottage. Steps up to cottage entrance and open elevated patio. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom. Spacious bedroom with three single beds. Bathroom with over-bath shower, hand held shower attachment and toilet.

  • Fuel charge (October - May) £30per week (£20 per short break)
  • Dishwasher
  • Patio with furniture
  • 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. A great place to stay. The owner met us personally and showed us into the cottage which was beautiful. Special mention has to go to the cleaners, who had left it immaculate. The location and facilities were second to none, we will definitely be visiting again. Sept 2012.
  2. Very pleasant environment, and a well managed property. Sept 2012.
  3. The cottage was tastefully decorated and well furnished and the area around the cottages was beautifully kept. Our children, ranging in age from 10yrs to 13yrs had a fantastic week. They thoroughly enjoyed using the pool every day, as well as the games room and the outdoor area in general. The owners kindly lent us tennis racquets so that we could have a few game of family tennis too. July 2011.
  4. Lovely countryside setting, great facilities such as swimming pool and games room, nice balance between communal and private. Aug 2010.
  5. Great location - swimming pool excellent - walks and views brilliant! May 2010.
  6. 1st comment: Doles Ash Farm is a perfect break from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. The accommodation is excellent with the added advantage of an indoor pool. The area is quiet and allowa for time to reflect. Sep 2006.
  7. Beautiful cottages in a lovely peaceful setting. July 2009.
  8. A lovely sized little complex of cottages. The pool and play room makes it perfect for the children. A great location with lots to do locally. We would return! March 2009.
  9. This was the best holiday cottage we have booked with you. It was a fantastic holiday and we will definitely return. Sept 2008.
  10. The cottage and surrounding area was so peaceful the only sound we heard was the woodpecker tapping away. The country walks were wonderful.The Piddle Inn was excellent value for food and drink.The swimming pool was a very welcome bonus. March 2007.
  11. Fantastic family holiday home. Swimming pool excellent especially as the weather was too wet for the beaches visited. The owners were very friendly. Could not fault anything! June 2007.
  12. The ultimate for a family holiday! We didn’t scratch the surface of all the local activities, in large part due to the wonderful swimming pool and play barn from which we could not drag the children away! Feb 2008.
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    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    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 8 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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