A beautiful barn conversion set in an elevated position off a no thought road in the heart of the Dorset, near the historic market town of Shaftesbury. Ample car parking space in the grounds. A central location for Longleat, Stonehenge, Stourhead, and the beautiful cities of Bath and Salisbury. Fantastically light and spacious, totally private. Country side walks from the barn into the Blackmore Vale and across Dorset downland. Compton Abbas Airfiled with restaurant and tea rooms, within hiking distance or a short drive. Within a 40 minute drive you will find sandy blue flag beaches or the world renowned rocky Jurassic coastline.
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Barn in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, With Local Pub, Village And Shop (1.5 Miles) 40 Mins To The Jurassic Coast.
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- Jul 9, 2018
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Gorgeous property in a beautiful setting.
The Piggeries is a lovely spacious barn set in a stunning setting. Beautiful views and so peaceful. We were staying with our grandsons and it was ideal for toddlers, being all on one level. We really appreciated all the extra ' baby stuff' especially the double buggy!! They also loved the toys and games in the safe garden. The Piggeries is ideally situated to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside. A trip to Longleat is well worth it ( especially if you have Tesco vouchers!! ). We also enjoyed exploring Shaftesbury, Old Wardour Castle , Stourhead and Sherborne. Good food at the local pub and lots of footpaths to explore in the surrounding countryside. We hope to come back!!
Thanks Cheryl, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Contemporary, open and awesome
All rooms were clean and modern with easy close parking. Great location to explore Dorset or spend time at the piggeries taking in the view with a bbq.
Amazing house and location.
If you are looking for a peaceful location and 5 star accommodation then this is the place to book. We were lucky to have amazing weather so made good use of the BBQ and garden, and the local pub The Fontmell which does excellent food. We loved our week in the house and will hopefully book again one day.
Thanks Wendy hope to see you all again soon.
We stayed for a week at this beautiful conversion. There were 5 adults and 2 children, and it was perfect for us. The grounds were awesome, and the kids made the most of the space. The facilities were 10/10, as was the cleanliness, we could not fault it. Thank you Sam!
Glad you enjoyed your stay, Paula, look forward to seeing you again.
The Beautiful Piggeries
My self and a group of friends (8 adults) stayed in the Piggeries for a long weekend in June 2015. It was the perfect location and accommodation to chill out and relax with friends. The place was very clean and had everything we required to cook for 8 and enjoy a BBQ overlooking the beautiful countryside.
If I was going over to Shaftsbury again I would definitely opt for another stay at the Piggeries.
Great New Year week
We were 7 adults, one of whom was a wheel chair user and have just had a great week at the Piggeries. The Barn is in a beautiful, quiet location with amazing views. The layout of the property was excellent and spacious and it was great that we all had our own bathroom facilities. Everything about the barn was 'quality' from the bedding, the beds, the bathrooms, the furniture and kitchen equipment. The barn was spotlessly clean on arrival. It was incredibly warm and cosy during some cold crisp sunny days. Sam was incredibly helpful the whole time we were there and was happy to communicate through text or phone calls when we asked for advice or information regarding the area. Knowing one of our party was in a wheelchair Sam had gone to the trouble of providing a ramp to help with access. While we didn't have any grandchildren with us we thought it would be a great place to return with them as Sam had provided a range of toys to play with and the outdoor areas looked like a real childs haven. The Piggeries was well placed for Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Shaftesbury and several National Trust places which we visited.
At the end of our week we all said we would like to return with family or friends in the summer months.
A fantastic place to stay.
Coast/Beach: 40 minutes by car from the beautiful coast, including Sandbanks, Studland and the Jurassic coastline. Travel: Nearest airport for private flights is Compton Abbas, and commercial flights is Bournemouth. Train station is Gillingham, 2 hours from London. Bus service to/from Shaftesbury and Blandford. Distances: 1.5 miles to nearest village, shop and pub. 4 miles to nearest town - Shaftesbury
Booking Notes: Short breaks run from Monday to Friday at 70% of weekly tariff or Friday to Monday at 80% of weekly tariff (not available within the school holiday periods) Booking conditions 25% of tariff on booking (non-refundable) and remainder 8 weeks before date of arrival. Security and breakages deposit of £200 is payable at the time the balance is due. This will be refunded in full within 10 working days of the end of the holiday if there is no damage. Changeover Day: Change over day Saturday. Arrival time 4.30pm, departure time 10.30 am