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Nutley Farm Cottages set in the outstanding Tadnoll Heath Nature Reserve - Willow Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedroom)

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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Peaceful Countryside Location, spectacular walks with direct access to the Heath

We have some new additions to Nutley Farm for 2016. We have transformed the area in front of the cottages to provide Boules Court with seating surrounded by a pretty pergola.(Each cottage will have a set of Boules). We have also turned the Gatehouse into an activity room which houses a new full size table tennis table. You will also be able to purchase Nutley Farm sausages and bacon to accompany your free range eggs for your breakfast. Our Alpaca fleece has now been woven into excellent socks which are available to purchase. You can experience an Alpaca first hand by taking these lovely animals for a walk around the farm. We will also try and keep essential supplies e.g. milk, teabags and bread.

Situated in the Tadnol Heath Nature Reserve near Winfrith Newburgh on the edge of the magnificent Purbeck Countryside. Corfe Castle, Wareham and the fascinating Tynham Village as well as Monkey World are all close by. These beautiful cottages are dog friendly and have four star rating awarded by Visit Britain Self Catering Quality in Tourism.

All linen and towels are provided. You will have direct access from the farm on to the Nature Reserve where there are many rare species of birds. The property is light and airy with modern facilities including wifi.

Guests will be welcomed with a Hamper including fresh produce including eggs from our Nutley Farm chickens. Visitors can enjoy a horse and carriage ride (when booking a full week and subject to the weather) viewing the spectacular Hardy Countryside, courtesy of our majestic Friesian horse Ipon (advance booking advised). Both cottages are available to be rented together to provide accommodation for extended family or friends. You can find further information on our website

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Details for Willow Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedroom) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Openplan sitting room/kitchen: Large picture window, dining table and chairs, 2 comfortable sofas, TV/DVD, Radio/CD player, well equiped kitchen, electric cooker and hob. microwave, larder fridge, iron.

Boiler room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Anne Roots
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Anne Roots

I have lived in Dorset most of my life and actually lived at Nutley Farm as a child. I was lucky enough to purchase the farm back in the year 2000. Since then it has become my mission to build and improve what had become an unloved derelict site. Each year I try to add new benefits and improvements. It is hoped the property will now pass through more generations of the family.

Anne Roots purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Anne Roots chose Dorset

Because of its unique situation and and the ability to be surrounded by wonderful wildlife and our own friendly animals.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Willow Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedroom)
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Brilliant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable week at Nutley farm. The owner was very friendly and helpful, location is very good and standard of cottage very high.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have now stayed at Nutley Farm three years in a row and still feel that there is plenty more to see and do in Dorset! Our children absolutely love being on Nutley Farm, especially enjoying their time with the various animals!

The cottage is just right for the 4 of us and having things to see and do on the farm itself has meant that we don't have to be out all the time enabling a very relaxing break. A highlight is the horse and carriage ride too.

The farm is easy to get to - the postcode takes you directly to the farm on a sat nav which is not always the case with rural properties.

We have enjoyed visiting Moreton and the ford, Corfe Castle, Studland beach, Kimmeridge bay (good for fossil hunting), Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Dorchester and the tank museum (including a themed event).

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Willow Barn Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a beautiful week at Willow Barn Cottage. Lovely location, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Good hot and powerful shower. Enjoyed playing Boules and table tennis in the evenings after a day out walking. New to the Dorset area but will hopefully return as there are so many stunning places to visit. Very friendly owners (hope you recover quickly from your bike accident Anne). Also very friendly dogs and cats which we really loved. Very peaceful and tranquil and lovely night skies. Beautiful patio and garden area to sit and read a book and enjoy the sun.

No complaints - it was lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nutley farm

  • 5 of 5

Only one word can describe the week we spent at Nutley Farm.


great location, great accommodation,and a lovely welcome basket. If want a good base to explore the Jurassic coast or just enjoy Dorset. This is an ideal location.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nutley Farm

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable stay at Nutley Farm. Everyone was most welcoming and the accommodation was very good.

We especially enjoyed the carriage ride with Anne the owner. A great place to stay to visit lots of lovely places in Dorset.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Comfortable; well-equipped; beautiful countryside on the doorstep.

  • 4 of 5

We had everything we needed and we enjoyed our stay, But some suggestions:

1. My balance is impaired, so I would have welcomed a grab handle in the shower.

2. An outside light in the porch would have been helpful on the (few) occasions we came back after dark.

3. We prefer single beds, but my wife found the mattress on the lefthand bed (facing the window) was lumpy so she had to use the double bed.

4. We felt the sofa in front of the window was low and too soft; both sofas possibly need replacing.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments which we always take on board. Every year we update both Willow and Cherry Barn and all sofas were replaced 2 years ago. I will add a higher chair and look to remedy all your other points.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Bournemouth Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Countryman Inn
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Brittany Ferries in Poole
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
The Dorset Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Moreton Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Countryman Inn
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Warmwell leisure centre
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lulworth Cove
Car: necessary

There is a wealth of places to visit in Dorset including the following:

Jurassic Coast

Corfe Castle

The Tank Museum

Monkey world

Brownsea Island

Swanage Railway

Hengistbury Head

Lulworth Castle

The Blue Pool

Weymouth Beach

Sealife centre and tower in weymouth

It is approximately half an hour drive to the National Trust Studland Beach. Lovely smaller coves are along the coastline.

We are near the lovely River at Moreton Village where T E Lawrence is buried.

There is a village shop in Winfrith Newburgh which is about half an hours walk.

The main county town of Dorchester with shops, banks, restaurants and supermarkets is 7 miles drive.

Poole and Bournemouth are also within easy access.


Rates & Availability

Dorchester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September 1
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
September 2
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make bookings please call us or send an email. We take a 30% deposit on booking and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your arrival date. All payments can be made by direct bank transfer online or Cheque. Unfortunately the huge cost for taking card payments has made this means of payment unavailable.

Changeover Day:
All bookings are from Friday to Friday. Guests are asked to arrive from 2pm onwards and on the departure days guests are asked to leave by 10am. This gives us time for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us on costs for short breaks

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Dorchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large new separate power shower, bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large spacious double aspect, with kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , this room has a bedside cupboards and chest of drawers.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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