Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset Cottages
Set behind the owners' ancient farmhouse, and sensitively converted from a 300 year old stone barn, Droop Farm Cottage has plenty to offer a group of family or friends seeking to get away from it all.
You will be impressed by the elegant and homely feel throughout. Careful thought has gone into the decor and soft furnishings giving a sense of continuity as you pass through from room to room.
Outside there is plenty of room to explore as well as space to sit and admire the views which stretch off into the distance towards Bulbarrow Hill. If peace and privacy are high on your list then this is a perfect choice for your holiday.
Entrance from garden side of cottage.
Kitchen/Dining Room with oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and dining table/chairs
Large Living Room with elegant, comfy seating, TV (Freeview), DVD player and electric 'wood burning effect' stove.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6) and chest of drawers.
Separate Shower Room/WC.
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6) chest of drawers, dressing table, TV and lovely views.
Bedroom Three withtwin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, sloping ceiling and cross beams.
Family Bathroom/WC with separate shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
Large lawned garden and a paved area with fine views across the fields towards Bulbarrow Hill. Teak garden furniture, a steamer chair for those lazy days in the sun, a barbecue and croquet set are provided for guests' relaxation and enjoyment.
Despite being tucked away in the Dorset hinterland, the tiny hamlet of Droop is still centrally located with easy access to a wide variety of attractions, not least the plentiful walks right on the doorstep.
For a morning or afternoon trip out, both the ancient Saxon, hilltop town of Shaftesbury, and historic Sherborne (abbey and castle) are within easy reach. If you've a day to spare, then the cathedral city of Salisbury, the New Forest National Park and the World Heritage Dorset coast are within comfortable reach.
Closer to home, there is a village shop and pub in nearby Hazelbury Bryan and for a wider range of amenities, the market town of Sturminster Newton is six miles away.
Wonderful walks, rides, and fine views abound: Hambledon Hill, an iron age fort, in particular is a 'must'.
"Lovely country location although our sat nav sent us round in circles a couple of times. A great place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days. We loved the cottage. It has everything you need and the food gift on arrival was much appreciated. The marmalade made by the owners was delicious. The cheese festival nearby was well worth a visit. Superb local suppliers with lots to do for all the family. Would definitely recommend the cottage and location and will stay there again. (Warning - Don't rely on your sat nav.)"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-13
"Superb accommodation, well equipped and furnished in idyllic quiet rural location with friendly hosts. Excellent for families and small dogs. The Fox Inn and local Pizzeria were fab. Great for a restful, quiet break and accessible to Dorset/Devon coast in 1-1.5 hours."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-01
"My wife and myself, stayed in Droop Farm Cottage to familiarize ourselves with Dorset, and to visit possible rural locations for a property move from Surrey. The cottage is ideally situated to explore Dorset, it is extremely rural with all the advantages of wildlife, countryside, and peace, and yet it is not far from the Dorset Jurassic Coast, or neighbouring country or local attractions.The cottage is extremely well appointed, there is plenty of space, the beds are comfortable, and honestly, it wants for nothing. The owners, David and Tracey are extremely helpful, friendly, and genuine people, and their dog Alfie is a joy. They were extremely generous with their unexpected welcome pack, which included a “Jar-Of” Tracey’s award winning marmalade, and a delicious home baked cake. We recommend Droop Farm Cottage to one and all, you will not be disappointed."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-02-15