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Characterful Barn conversions, quiet location and heated swimming pool - The Hayloft, Ashton Farm

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Description

The Hayloft, Ashton Farm

A characterful converted Hayloft with stunning views from the very large studio room. This main room has a vaulted ceiling and also contains a kitchen with dining table. sofas and a large wood buirning stove. The bedroom has a large double bed and there are 3 further folding beds in the main studio room.


About the property

ASHTON FARM

The Hayloft and Courage Cottage are two detached barn conversions situated in an historic Georgian farmyard.They are both totally individual and are situated in a very quiet, rural setting. The local village of Winterborne St Martin has a pub and excellent farm shop: both with restaurants. Dorchester is 2 miles away and has every facility including good rail connections in all directions.

Local attractions within easy reach by car include: Durdle Door and the famous Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Portland with Olympic sailing facilities, Hardy's Cottage, Maiden Castle, Radipole lake (for Bird watching), Dinosaur museum, Cerne Abbas Giant, stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic coastline, Horse riding, Tank museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle, Swanage steam railway, Nature reserves, many beautiful country houses and excellent unspoilt beaches and coastline.

More Details

Owner
Richard and Marieke Hosford
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

For short lets we charge a small fee for linen and towels. Firewood is £5 a basket after the first basket


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Dorchester in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , sleeps 2 + 1 child
    studio room - 2 Single Bed , sleeps 2
  • There is also sleeping for 2 further people in the studio room. So a maximum of 4 full size beds and a childs bed which can be moved from bedroom to studio if required
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linen and towels can be provided by arrangement and for a small charge. There is a small charge for firewood after the first basket has been used.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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The Hayloft, Ashton Farm
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
5

A place in the English Heartland

  • 5 of 5

Perfect week away with two teenagers and a dog to crash out and relax just 2.5 hours from London.

Warm comfortable, rustic accommodation with walled country house garden and nice little heated pool.

Owners are unintrusive and allow guests wander the lovely walled gardens, and makes for a relaxed stay.

Maiden castle is Dorset's best kept secret always a privilege to walk its ancient 3000 year old chalk ramparts.

Good wifi also!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A delightful setting and peaceful environment. Access to the pool was the enduring highlight.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent & well equipped. Hay Barn might need a little TLC - e.g. shaky outside stair rail, poor lighting in the bathroom, TV operation required some patience. The owners and their dogs made us very welcome - now our third visit. Advance notice of weddings during our stay would be appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2

Loverly location and setting state of property poor !!

  • 2 of 5

The loft was a good size but unfortunately not very clean , not we'll maintained , needs deep clean , decorating and maintaining, as really Stay I area often and not up there standard to the price point charged out of season !! Positives host Communicated well , great setting and location sorry I could not give a good review as has great potential !!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!! Stay in August 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 5 days in the Hayloft with 5 children between us.....Richard and Marieke were very accommodating and the children had an absolute ball......safe environment for them to be "children" and explore. The gardens were beautiful and the pool a welcome addition. Good situate as near to most of the tourist attractions. The Hayloft is "rustic" but very comfortable and we all had such a great time we hope to return in 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and property

  • 5 of 5

We have visited many places over the years but neither my wife, kids, or I can recall a more beautiful and peaceful place than Ashton farm. We stayed in the Hayloft, one of the 2 properties on site and instantly felt at home in its atmospheric and homely style. Richard and Marieke were very welcoming. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful retreat close to many sights

  • 5 of 5

Courage cottage is an outstanding destination. Large windows create a bright and beautiful living space. All amenities listed in the property description were available and functional. The farm shop in Martinstown and Tesco in Dorchester took care of all our shopping needs (both are a short drive away). Very friendly owners.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Came
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Dorchester South or West
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 junction 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Winterbourne St Martin
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Weymouth
Car: recommended

This quiet valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located between Dorchester and Weymouth and therefore within easy reach of shops, restaurants museums and the numerous seaside activities available in and around Weymouth. The Abbotsbury Swannery and gardens are within easy reach as are many footpaths leading to the coast as well as the many remote beaches reached situated along the famous Jurassic Coastline which is a World Heritage Site. The properties are in the old farmyard and reached down a private road and therefore well away from traffic.

Golf: Several Golf courses within a few miles in stunning scenery

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