Milton Abbas, Dorset Cottages
Attached to the owner's farmhouse but accessed by a separate drive, The Granary exudes charm and offers a peaceful, 'away from it all' feel from the moment you arrive. Its bright and slightly quirky interior leaves you ready to relax and unwind in comfortable and stylish surroundings.
This is a true hideaway, perfect to return to after a busy day exploring the area.
Entrance from garden into a small tiled hall.
Light Living Room with window seat, sofa (converts to a double sofa bed for alternative sleeping), TV and electric 'wood burning effect' stove.
Fitted Kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob and breakfast table.
Dining Room (up two steps) with table and matching chairs.
Family Bathroom with shower over bath and heated towel rail.
First Floor (via steep 'paddle' stairs with rail on both sides from kitchen)
Bedroom One with king size bed (5ft) and views over surrounding farmland.
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6) under the eaves.
Partly-walled garden with brick path, lawn and climbing roses, providing an intimate and sheltered space to relax and unwind in. Barbecue provided.
Two well-behaved pets welcome (downstairs only). No smoking. Unsuitable for the elderly or infirm due to steep staircase.
The surrounding area offers real peace and tranquility and yet is close to the many attractions this part of Dorset has to offer. There are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling on the doorstep and time should be allowed too, for exploring hidden areas such as the Sydling Valley and the many small villages with their ancient double-barrelled names.
Five minutes' walk away is the historic village of Milton Abbas, created in the late 18th century by the architect Sir William Chambers and the landscape designer Lancelot (Capability) Brown whilst prehistoric Bulbarrow Hill and the Cerne Giant should also not be missed.
A beautiful stretch of the South Dorset heritage coastline from Poole - don't miss Browsea Island, Sandbanks and the natural splendour of Durdle Door - to Portland Bill is within easy driving distance and offers something for all the family whether a lengthy walk or fun on the beach.
There is an abundance of visitor attractions in the area to suit all tastes and pockets, including Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Tower Park leisure complex as well as Stourhead, Hardy's Cottage (birthplace of the author Thomas Hardy), Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacey (all National Trust). The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury lies 16 miles away whilst the cathedral city of Salisbury is a little further at around 30 miles.
"Cottage is located in a very quiet part of a beautiful part of Dorset, very close to a lovely village. The cottage itself is amply furnished for a quick break, modern and clean. We were very happy here."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-09-07
"Lovely welcome, super cottage - we have been sleeping like logs! A perfect base from which to explore this beautiful county. Loved sculptures by the lakes, fossil hunting and Charmouth, walks along the Jurassic coast and the woolly monkeys."Jenny & Stephen 2017-09-01
"We had a superb week in a beautiful setting. Mark is a fantastic host - The welcome pack was so thoughtful!"Mrs Guedj 2017-05-27