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Farmhouse Annexe For 2 People In A Peaceful Location In North Dorset

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The perfect place for a peaceful, romantic break in a 'home away from home'

We provide comfortable, beautifully furnished accommodation for two people (perhaps accompanied by a baby or small child) in an idyllic setting in North Dorset, UK, within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast and many other places of interest in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. These include the old market town of Sherborne (formerly the capital of Wessex), with its abbey and two castles, Athelhampton House near Dorchester, Stourhead Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Montacute House, and the picturesque towns of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath, not forgetting, of course, West Bay near Bridport, home of the TV program Broadchurch.

We are close to a number of SSSIs, and our garden is visited by a variety of wildlife. Alner's Gorse, a local butterfly sanctuary is a short walk down a green lane. We also maintain a small flock of sheep and in the spring there may be lambs in our paddocks.

The accommodation we offer is located in an annexe that adjoins the main house. It has recently been refurbished throughout. Guests are welcome to bring a dog, as long it is well behaved (we have our own dog, cats and sheep).

Ridge Farm Annexe is often described by our guests as being 'like a home'. And that's exactly what it was for 25 years when Madeline's mother lived here. The Annexe was completely refurbished during 2014, with brand new bathroom fittings, new carpets and a redesigned kitchen. The accommodation consists of a sitting room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and hall.

The sitting room is equipped with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, and there is access to the patio outside through sliding French doors. A TV is provided, as is wireless broadband, and there is also a selection of games and jigsaw puzzles -- and two bookcases full of books in the hall.

The bedroom is furnished with two comfortable 3' beds with pocket-sprung mattresses and duvets, 2 chairs, 2 bedside cabinets, each with a bedside light, a small chest of drawers, and a built in wardrobe with shelving. A cot for a baby or camp bed for a child can be provided.

The recently completely refurbished bathroom is equipped with a corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and toilet. There is a mirrored cabinet over the basin and a shaver point suitable for both 240v and 115v appliances.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a ceramic-topped, two-oven electric cooker, a microwave cooker, a fridge with a small freezer compartment and a washing machine (3kg wash). In the winter there is also a condenser tumble drier in the porch. Crockery and cutlery are supplied, together with cooking utensils and all other normal kitchen equipment. For dining there is a table and chairs. Towels and linen are provided. Meals are not provided, but a supply of basic provisions, including bread, butter, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, flour, salt and pepper, will await you on your arrival. If you would like us to, we can also supply additional provisions at cost (payment on arrival). Please order these at least 48 hours beforehand.

Access to the Annexe is via a private porch and you will be free to come and go as you wish. You will also be very welcome to make use of the patio and the rest of the garden.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About The Owner

Madeline and Mark have lived at Ridge Farm for 36 years. Madeline trained as a cook and is a keen upholsterer. Mark is a former writer turned photographer, designer and IT consultant. He has worked from home for the past 43 years.

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why The Owner chose Sturminster Newton

We bought Ridge Farm in 1980 almost entirely because of its peaceful location some distance from the nearest road. At the time the house was in a fairly dilapidated state, but over the years we have carried out repairs and made improvements and now we have no intention of ever moving out if we can possibly help it.

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Green Man, King's Stag
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sherborne
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Sherborne
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Green Man, King's Stag
Car: recommended

Amenities

Sturminster Newton Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check-in and checkout times may be flexible by prior arrangement if we do not have other guests leaving or arriving on arrival or departure days
  • The use of room fragrances other than those we provide is not permitted.
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we received a warm welcome from the owners, who also very kindly supplied some fresh provisions to get us started - thanks. The cottage was very well presented, clean, warm & comfortable. It was located in a lovey part of North Dorset with great countryside all around.

A relaxing time had by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely property in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in this property which is ideally situated for touring the local area with easy access to both the coast and local towns and villages. There is plenty to see and do – of course, the Jurassic Coast, but also beautiful countryside, interesting local towns and historic houses (Sherborne Castle, Athelhampton and Forde Abbey to name a few!) as well as open gardens and other sites.

The annexe is lovely; quiet and in a beautiful location, surrounded by Madeline and Mark’s truly wonderful garden. It is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and has everything you might need to make you feel at home (even to the radio in the kitchen already tuned to Radio 4!).

So many, many thanks to Madeline and Mark for being very gracious hosts! It was a pleasure to meet you both, and we would highly recommend this property (and this area) to others

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and central location for touring Dorset

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Madeleine were gracious hosts and always on hand to answer questions. The cottage was spotless and well-supplied with all equipment needed plus starter butter, bread, etc. The location was great for day trips to Sturminster Newton - scenic little village 10 minutes way (don't miss meat and baked goods at Holbrooks), Cerne Abbas, Sherborne (great guided tour T,Th) , Montacute(NT) & Ham HIll and trips to Jurassic Coast.

Only negatives were one rather saggy bed, and prominent wires from electric blanket.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and the note about the bed. No one else had commented until now, but we were aware that one of the beds was a possibly bit too soft. Both beds have now been replaced, and are brand new divans with medium firm pocket-spring mattresses.
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5

An excellent property.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent spacious accommodation, well maintained and a brilliant location. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and made our stay very pleasant. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An immaculate property in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two night break. The accommodation was spotless, the best that we have stayed in. The gardens are well maintained, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. The owners thoughtfully provide bread and milk in case you arrived late. We would definitely recommend this property.

In the local area Sherbourne Castle grounds are worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Liebevoll eingerichtet. Alles war da und sehr sauber. Bequeme und ausreichend grosse Betten.

  • 5 of 5

Wir reisten spät an und fanden selbstgemachte Marmelade, Butter, Brot und Tee vor. Auch Milch hätten wir haben können. Sofort fühlten wir uns zu Hause. Die Vermieter, die nebenan wohnen waren sehr aufmerksame Gastgeber. Es war ihnen wichtig dass wir uns wohl fühlten. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet was man für gutes Kochen braucht. Das Bad ist geräumig.

Aus jedem Fenster schaut man in den wundervollen Garten. Die Farm liegt sehr zentral und total ruhig. Mit kurzen Wegen kann man Dorset entdecken. Küste und Golfplätze und Städte und Gärten und Schlösser und.... einfach alles.

Zu Fuß ist man in 5 Minuten im Pub: The Green Man. Gutes Bier und sehr gutes Essen. Auch andre Pubs sind wenige Meilen entfernt. Sie Stadt Sherborne, nur 8 Meilen entfernt, bietet neben typischen englischen Staftansichten eine beeindruckende Abbey und superschöne Geschäfte. Alles in Allem 5 Sterne für die Unterkunft und 5 Terne für die Umgebung.

Karl und Elke

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karl and Elke. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here. For those who don't speak German, here is a translation of their kind review: Lovingly furnished. Everything was there and very clean. Comfortable and big enough beds. We arrived late and found homemade jam, butter, bread and tea. We could have had milk too. Immediately we felt at home. The landlords who live next door were very attentive hosts. It was important to them that we felt comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for good cooking. The bathroom is spacious. From each window you look at the wonderful garden. The farm is very central and absolutely quiet. With short distances you can discover Dorset. Coast and golf courses and cities and gardens and castles and .... just about everything. On foot you are 5 minutes from the pub: The Green Man. Good beer and very good food. Also other pubs are a few miles away. The town of Sherborne, only 8 miles away, offers an impressive Abbey and super shops, as well as typical English town views. All in all 5 stars for the accommodation and 5 stars for the area.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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