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Mrs Christina Trim

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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DEEPEST DORSET SCANDINAVIAN STYLE CHALETS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Gillingham - Melbury & Hardy Chalet

Superb Scandinavian style chalets sleeping six

Melbury and Hardy are two of four Scandinavian style timber framed chalets.set in the grounds of a working dairy farm surrounded by Blue Spruce trees.

Melbury and Hardy chalet at Stour Cross Farm are situated on a working dairy farm. We milk approx 140 black and white Freisian Holstein cows twice daily. During the summer months most of the calves are born of which a third are Freisian. These are hand reared by myself and often get spoilt with affection. They become very friendly and don't mind being groomed or cuddled. This seems to set them up right when they join the herd. The cows are housed in a barn over the winter and turned out to grass in spring until November. Melbury looks out on some of the fields and guests are delighted when they wake up in the mornings, pull back the curtains and see all the girls grazing. Some guests have never seen cows before let alone stand within 2 ft of them. Don't worry, there is a fence and although they are very inquisitive they are quite harmless.

We are happy for any visitors to watch the milking in the afternoons. It is a fasinating process to watch.

North Dorset Location: Melbury chalet at Stour Cross Farm sits on top of a hill just outside West Stour village.

It is centrally placed for many attractions which can be reached easily by car. The village itself is very friendly and hosts many fun fund raising events. The local free house pub boasts excellent cuisine and fine ales.

Within the grounds of Melbury and Hardy are two other chalets. Duncliffe and Wessex. All sleeping six with their own parking and surrounded by Blue Spruce Fir trees.

NEW FOR 2013. Our new games room is available for our guests.. It consists of a table tennis table, Table football, large connect 4 and air hockey. For the little ones they can play on the car mat with a selection of cars.

We also have an upstairs room with a coin operated pool table and large T.V with X box.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet Melbury Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Melbury, a Scandinavian style timber framed chalet, provides the perfect base for a family holiday or friends reuniting. Set in the grounds of a working dairy farm on the outskirts of a small village only 200yd from the A30 and a short distance from the A303. With three bedrooms and three en-suite bathrooms, spacious lounge, kitchen/diner and all mod cons. The ground floor comprises of a double bedroom with en-suite shower over bath. The spacious open plan lounge includes a 32' flat screen TV, separate DVD player and leather reclining sofas. An added touch is an elegant corner fire giving simplicity and warmth. French doors lead out onto a large veranda with wooden garden furniture and a six seater spa bath. The first floor has a large master double bedroom with own balcony and a large twin room. Both bedrooms have open sloping ceilings clad in natural pine and en-suite shower rooms. Melbury has been inspected by Visit Britain and has been awarded Grade 4* with Gold award.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mrs Christina Trim (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely weekend break. The place is 5*.

Looking forward to coming back.
Jul 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
163 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The Ship Inn, West Stour
Nearest Ferry
47.7 Kilometres
Poole
Nearest Golf
43.6 Kilometres
Moors Valley, Ringwood
Nearest Train
4.1 Miles
Gillingham, Dorset
Nearest Motorway
69.4 Kilometres
M5 - Jct 25 Taunton or M3 - Jct 8
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
The Ship Inn, West Stour
Nearest Ski
46.2 Kilometres
Dorset Snowsport Center, Wareham
Nearest Beach
55.1 Kilometres
Bournemouth
Car: recommended

Stour Cross Farm is located outside the small village of West Stour. We run a dairy herd of approx 150 Friesian cows alongside four Scandinavian style self catering chalets. Approx 200yds from A30 and 15 min. from A303. Surrounded by pretty villages and country lanes, some with pubs and restaurants. West Stour has it's own pub which can be easily reached on foot serving real home cooked food. Shaftesbury, the Saxon hilltop town, is only 10 mins drive. It features the famous cobbled Gold Hill (Hovis advert) and quaint family run shops. Stourhead, an N.T attraction with it's beautiful house, gardens and lakes is a short driving distance. Family attractions include Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Longleat and Fleet Air Arm Museum. We are also only an hours drive from the Jurassic coast. Other local activities range from Golf, Fishing and Horse Riding. Stour Cross Farm boasts spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale, Somerset and Wiltshire from which endless walks can be enjoyed.

Other Activities: badger watching, quad riding, soft play area for younger children,

Golf: Moors Valley is the ideal place to play golf.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chalet in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and North Dorset

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Mid Season
20 Sep 2014 - 3 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
£594
 
 
Mid Season
4 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£579
 
 
Half Term
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£755
for 7 nights
£755
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£130
£517
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,038
for 7 nights
£1,038
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£779
for 3 nights
From
£260
£1,038
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£260
for 2 nights
From
£130
£517
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 1.4%
Notes Short breaks are available. Two nights can be booked at half the cost of the weekly price. Please email or phone for prices.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gillingham in Shaftesbury and North Dorset

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The downstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over bath, W.C and vanity unit. The two ensuite rooms have standard size corner showers, W.C and vanity unit. All the bathrooms have doubled sided mirrored cabinets with shaver sockets and digital clocks. Toilet rolls, soap and shower caps are provided. Also bath and hand towels and soft long robes.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Large enough to include cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The large master double bedroom leads out onto its own balcony and looks out onto fields grazed by our Black & White Freisian cows. Views of Somerset can also be seen in the distance. The twin room, also on the 1st floor, looks out across the Saxon town of Shaftesbury and Duncliffe wood. Both rooms have en-suite shower rooms. The ground floor double bedroom has its own bathroom with shower over bath. All the beds are made up upon arrival. Bath and hand towels are included and for weekly bookings, adult bath robes are provided. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated and include comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses. Other furniture includes solid oak bedside cabinets and dressing tables. All the curtains are are of excellent quality and lined for an added good nights sleep. When we cater for children sleeping in the twin room we like to make them feel special by providing pink fairy duvets for the girls and neon astronaut duvets for the boys.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is no wi-fi in the chalet but a games room near by provides internet access
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