Low deposit only £25

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 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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7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

Doles Ash Farm - Keepers Cottage

Piddletrenthide


Property Reference: DFM
  • Sleeps5
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms3
  • 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?
Call us on 0845 268 0760.

Alternative properties at this location

DFXDFYDFZDGADGGDGHDGJ

Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • 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.

This charming cottage is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, and has its own pretty garden. Large living/dining room with French doors to patio and garden. Modern fitted kitchen. Bathroom with three-quarter bath and toilet. Single bedroom. Stairs to first floor: Two attractive bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet, and one twin.

  • Fuel charge (October - May) £30per week (£20 per short break)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden 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
  • 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. It is a lovely complex, owners extremely friendly and helpful. Kids loved the games room and pool. Feb 2011.
  2. Quiet location but enough to keep the kids amused. July 2010.
  3. Loved the swimming, tennis and general atmosphere. June 2010.
  4. Had character, lovely bedlinen and very clean. Spacious and comfortable. April 2010.
  5. Very homely and comfortable - everything we needed with two small children. April 2010.
  6. It was surpriingly spacious and very comfortable. April 2010.
  7. Well proportioned, up to date, clean, good kithchen and for us with noisy children a property without neighbouring families on holiday. April 2010.
  8. The swimming pool was brilliant. The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything you could need for cooking, lovely selection of brochures about the local area. March 2010.
  9. The best thing about the property were the excellent facilities, swimming pool and tennis court. This made a really enjoyable holiday out of season and it didn’t matter if the weather was not too good. Oct 2009.
  10. A super cottage, comfortable and warm with everything you could need for your stay. Sept 2009.
  11. The accommodation was very comfortable, and the swimming pool and games room were real bonuses, especially when the weather was poor. Aug 2008.
  12. The facilities at Doles Farm are excellent. The warm water in the indoor pool tempted a normally very reluctant swimmer in several times! The owner is friendly and went out of his way to be helpful. Sept 2007.
  13. Beautiful peaceful setting, loads to see and do in the area. Great holiday. July 2007.
  14. Property and surroundings exceeded our expectations, would definitely recommend. May 2007.
  15. Keeper’s Cottage on Doles Ash Farm was delightful, like a home from home! The owners were lovely people, very helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday there. Sept 2007.
  16. A peaceful and relaxing setting, swimming pool excellent, and owners very friendly. A great break. Sept 2006.
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