Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven, wood burning stove and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including 2 large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, a large kitchen with a bespoke refractory table that seat 14, the great hall with it's guarded Tudor mantled log fire, a large stone terrace with garden tables near the kitchen, secluded at the end of a private drive and in the middle of its 100 acre open access traditional farm and benefiting from a fenced lake, organic gardens, ducks, a downstairs shower to wash the kids down after so much outdoor fun create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.
The sleeping arrangements are flexible with 5 double rooms (arranged with 3 doubles and 2 twins, the twin beds can push together) and a room with 4 beds consisting of a twin and a bunk bed. Additional sleeping is acceptable by agreement.
Northend's view includes Golden cap, the 2nd highest point on the South Coast. Seatown is the local beach and has the only pub in rural beach location in the vicinity.
The hill behind the farm opens up a magnificent 360 degree view of the coast to and beyond Lyme Regis to the south west and Portland to the south east. To the north is the Marshwood Vale, a lush rich dairy vale surmounted by the Dorset peaks of Pilsdon, Leusdon, and Coneys Castle. The Marshwood vale is the home of Denhay farm, famous for it's cheeses and bacon and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's TV series 'River Cottage'. The Marshwood vale is a haven for cyclists and walkers and the Shave's Cross pub situated in the middle is only an hours brisk walk from the farm for those that like to work up an appetite. The Activities in and around the Marshwood Vale are published in the free monthly Marshwood Magazine.