In the quaint village of Leigh, just south of the picturesque abbey town of Sherborne in north west Dorset, these converted listed barns are set in an L-shape around a courtyard on one side and with lovely country views over Thomas Hardy’s famous Blackmoor Vale on the other. They offer an excellent holiday base to explore north west Dorset and south Somerset. They are all renovated to a high standard with exposed beams, are tastefully furnished, and have use of a communal games room with a snooker table, table football and darts. They can be booked individually or together so are ideal for family get togethers. Though set on the edge of an organic farm (but in a non working part), the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. There is superb country walking on the doorstep, a village shop within walking distance, golf nearby, horse riding, and water activities such as fishing, yachting, boating, sailing and canoeing at Halstock Reservoir. Within easy driving one can visit the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its prototype of Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of vintage motor cars, and Montacute House and Gardens (one of the many historic houses in the area). To the north into south Somerset, spend days exploring Glastonbury with its famous and enchanting Tor, Wells cathedral city and Bishops Palace, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, and the Georgian City of Bath with its delightful Roman baths, Pump Room, museums and of course shops and restaurants. Travel south and the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, with the popular seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, all offer many attractions, sights and activities to enjoy, or more locally Sherborne Abbey and Castle (5 miles) and Dorchester market town (12 miles) are not too far. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.
Large, beamed living room. Large, beamed, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking), TV and tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
- Electric range included
- Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and countryside views
- Friday to Friday
- Electric convector heaters and NSH included
- Electricity, bed linen and towels included
- Travel cot
- High chair
- Freeview TV
- Additional TV
- DVD (small library)
- Internet access
- Barbecue table
- Access to fields for dog walking
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- Cycle store
- Shared external games room with snooker table, table football and darts
- No smoking
- Wheelchair access
Note: The Old Dairy (DYR) and The Old Stables (DYS) can be booked together to sleep up to 14 people. Cider Press Cottage (DYT) and The Creamery (DYU) can also be booked in conjunction with DYR and DYS to sleep up to 22 people for the remainder of 2014.