Perfect for a family holiday to a beautiful part of rural England, this traditional farmhouse offers spacious accommodation for up to six people. This traditional farmhouse, situated on a working beef and sheep farm in rural east Dorset, is set close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire and is just one mile from the thriving community of Verwood. The property has been comfortably furnished and well appointed making this Dorset cottage an excellent home from home. With its enclosed lawned garden - set beside the River Crane – three good-sized bedrooms, sitting room and good-sized galley kitchen, the property is a great place for a... family or a group of friends. The local area is full of wonderful activities and the amenities of Verwood are within easy walking distance.
Amenities: Oil central heating. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, Freeview. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The cottage is accessed via an unmade lane - care should be taken. The River Crane runs alongside the fenced garden - young children should be supervised.
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: Located in rural east Dorset and close to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire is the thriving, community of Verwood, only five miles from Ringwood and home to the Moors Valley Country Park. The village of Verwood is surrounded by farmland and spectacular countryside, making it a fantastic base for touring the region. Within six miles is the boundary of the New Forest, a fascinating and scenic National Park that is known for its wild ponies, deer, pretty villages and traditional inns. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is also close by and is full of fascinating vehicles whilst an easy drive south takes you to the award winning sandy beaches, shops, theatres and cinemas of Bournemouth. Alternatively, a trip north will lead to the historic city of Salisbury, with its stunning cathedral, Wilton House and, further afield, the Neolithic spectacle of Stonehenge.
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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 09/21/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Uwe Schreiber
A lovely typical farmhouse in the English countryside. Enough space for a whole family and comfortable enough for us. We liked it very much just sitting on the rear terrasse watching sheep and sometimes trying to count them. Having seen pheasants and even a (living) badger nearby on the meadows. John the Farmer and his wife were very kind. The unmade road leading to the house had not been a problem for us.
It had been very relaxing holidays! And we liked it very much!
U. S. & R. H. from Hanover (Germany)
Warm little cottage with bags of room for family of 5!
Left on 01/09/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Lucy
We loved this cottage and even though the weather was wet outside (Oct 2012), we still put on our boots and walked to see the horses, cows and tractors. The cottage has some damp patches on the walls but is so warm that our initial fears of there being a problem were quickly eased. The owner (who lives opposite) is friendly and helpful and we found many things to do locally - the best thing we visited was the Heavy Horse Farm - which surprised us as we are not horsey people! It was fun and very friendly and lots for the children (age 2,6 and 8) to do. Also the Moore Valley Park is a must - brilliant walks and activities to do on the walks. The cottage is so quiet (long drive down very unmade track) and the only noise we could hear at night was an owl or two hooting!
Great location for exploring Dorset/New Forest
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | David
Nice well kept property in a very good location, in particular for children. Has lots of potential for short walks in the countryside around the house, and has relatively easy access to the Dorset coast and the New Forest. We would go back.
Left on 05/16/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Margaret
The location was beautiful. The surrounding areas bournemouth poole and the new forest very easy to get to. Spacious accomodation and caters for all ages. We took my father who has alzhiemers and he settled well. We loved it so much we have booked to go back later in the year.
Peaceful beautiful farmhouse
Left on 07/29/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Nanna's
A Spacious farmhouse with a large garden suitable for families and couples who want a peaceful retreat.
Fantastic cottage and lovely friendly, helpful owners
Left on 07/23/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | The Hillmans
Our stay here to celebrate our first anniversary was fantastic. The cottage and location were lovely and the owners were so accomodating with all our requests and really helpful. Thank you so much for making our day!
Whyteleafe, Surrey, England
Best holiday we've ever had
Left on 07/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Liz Harper
This is a lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was so peaceful and we could have spent all day just sitting in the garden watching the birds and other wildlife. The accommodation was spacious and would be ideal for a family. With just the 2 of us it was more than enough but we do like our space.
There are plenty of walks to be done and the shops are not too far away although you do need a car to get to them. Plenty of places to visit too in the area.
All in all this was the best holiday we have ever had. We felt so comfortable in the cottage it was a shame we had to go home.
J & K
Lovely quiet spacious home
Left on 02/18/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | J & K
The only negative point is that the access road is on an unmade pot holed track.
The farm house was brilliant, homely, warm, spacious and an excellent place to get away from it all. With some lovely walking straight from the door
Lovely, quiet and well furnished property.
Left on 12/30/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | J Carr
Friendly owners who live across the lane.
Gorgeous remote location despite having to drive through a housing estate to get to it! Had calves in the field next to ours which was great to look out onto every morning.
Lovely sized bedrooms - shame curtains weren't a little darker for our children.
Would have been good to have a bbq provided as the garden lends itself for outdoor cooking. Had to buy a disposable bbq which is never quite the same!
Was quite a strong smell of floor polish throughout the downstairs.
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