Doles Ash Farm - The Masters House


Property Reference: DGA
  • Sleeps6
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade3 Star rating

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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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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

"Idyllic Dorset Cottages with indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court . . ."

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.
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 spacious conversion within a former barn offers attractive accommodation on two floors. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Very well-fitted kitchen. Pretty twin bedroom with en-suite toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

  • Fuel charge (October - May) £30 per week (£20 per short break)
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed, picket-fenced front garden with patio and furniture
  • Ground floor facilities

  • 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. DGH & DGJ have interconnecting doors.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Great property and facilities - friendly owners. Got Asda delivery on the first evening which was really helpful. Athelhampton House was the highlight of the holiday. Oct 2012.
  2. Doles Ash Farm Cottages had been recommended by friends and fully lived up to expectations. Our cottage was excellent and the facilities at the site good. The indoor swimming pool was very good (and both grandchildren dramatically improved their swimming; aged 6 & 3). As it was summer we spent several days on Weymouth beach which is readily accessible. If it had been another time of year we would have used the good facilities on site much more. We anticipate that we will stay at Doles Ash Farm again. July 2012.
  3. Helpful owners Very friendly hens!!! Pool and games room a big hit with the children. Aug 2011.
  4. Hole set up was fantastic for small children - indoor pool, outdoor and indoor play areas. Some lovely walks easily accessible - no need really to leave the estate. April 2011.
  5. Lovely accommodation which suited all members of the family, in a super location. Feb 2011.
  6. Everything was perfect. Sept 2010.
  7. We particularly liked the swimming pool, tennis court and the lovely grounds. Also in a lovely peaceful location. May 2010.
  8. Lovely property with crisp white linen. Facilities for small children excellent and the swimming pool was great. Woould certainly consider a return trip. May 2010.
  9. Beautiful location. Very accommodating. April 2010.
  10. Good sized accommodation with well maintained fittings with plenty of amenities on site. March 2010.
  11. Really nice peaceful location, owners were really really top notch even when there was no power they bent over backwards to ensure we were comfortable and in my experience not many places do that. Thanks. July 2009.
  12. Fantastic property. Everything that we expected and more - owners were wonderful and helpful. Aug 2009.
  13. The Masters House property was very good - with beautiful location, very helpful and friendly owners on site and good amenities.. It was idyllic! Aug 2009.
  14. Delightful surroundings and welcoming owners. The pool was a great success for all our grandchildren but especially the 2 yr. old who developed real confidence in the water. A very good venue for a family gathering. Oct 2008.
  15. We really enjoyed the fact that it was quite remote with no traffic noise so really appreciated the peace and quiet. Sept 2008.
  16. Fantastic accommodation in an amazing setting. Oct 2008.
  17. The owners were very helpful, the swimming pool was spotless, I can not find anything wrong at all this was the best accomidation I have had. Well done! May 2008.
  18. This accommodation is really nice in a picturesque setting and due to the swimming pool, games room and outside swing area there is still so much to do even when you return from your day out. In Dorset the people are friendly and the coast was beautiful. June 2008.
  19. The accommodation was extremely good & very homely. The cottage we rented was very clean and they were very well equipped for our stay. The facilities were also very good for all ages. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who gave us a warm welcome and provided us refreshments in our cottage on arrival, which after a long drive was much appreciated! We would defenately recommend & will definately book again! Oct 2007.
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    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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