The Old Tack Room has been created from a former tack room (unsurprisingly!) which adjoins the owner's house, and is now a delightful single storey holiday retreat. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the grounds of their equestrian enterprise in the peaceful village of Ibberton, this charming holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, with beautiful views towards Bulbarrow Hill to the rear, which is one of Dorset's highest points. The accommodation includes two bedrooms and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining, and sitting area, and patio doors which open out on to the pretty and private gar...den. The scenic Ridgeway Trail passes close to the cottage, and a short meander will take you to the local pub which serves great food and real ales.
Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine (in cloakroom), TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, library of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Drying cupboard. Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £15 per dog, per week. Paddocks and stables available for visitors' horses at £10 per horse, per day by prior arrangement with owner. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk.
Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Town: Ibberton is an attractive little village in splendid North Dorset, which nestles under the ridge of Bulbarrow Hill, within the Blackmore, a short distance from Blandford Forum. The countryside of the area inspired Thomas Hardy (who wrote 'Return of The Native' in neighbouring Sturminster Newton) and is now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering glorious walks and wildlife spotting. Attractions including Stourhead House and Gardens, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the impressive abbey and castles at Sherborne, and the lively market town of Dorchester are all a short drive away. Venture a little further afield and you'll discover the Cathedral city of Salisbury, and the bustling seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth for sun, sea and sand.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 09/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Mrs Roots
The old Tack Room was very clean the wine on arrival was a nice welcome. The owners where very friendly. The garden was lovely with the patio furniture a peaceful place to sit any time of the day or night. The dogs had a lovely time lots of nice walks. The Pub just up the road was with easy walking distance food was ok.
Left on 12/15/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Lee Hewitt
Brilliant location and superb cottage in the country. We visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Jack and his pets
Tranquil beautiful setting
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Jack and his pets
Very clean well apoointed cottage. Lovely garden, lovely of bird life visiting the owner's feeding station visble from the cottage. Good wlaks in the area and only 5minute walk from the pub which serves good ales and food. Great place for our dog and owners had thought of everything ilcuding doggie towels and poo bags! Would go again.
Quick Break in Dorset
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Garry1449
The cottage was beautiful and the birds in the garden unbelieveable and fascinating.
The weather was not very kind and there was plenty of mud underfoot but we went to the Haynes Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum both of which were worth a trip.
Every fascility that I can think of was in the cottage and a very high standard of furnishing and equipment plus wine and flowers on arrival.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage as a centre to tour Dorset
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