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.
Barn in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location, With Local Pub, Village And Shop (1.5 Miles) 40 Mins To The Jurassic Coast.
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 7, 2019
About Sam Whitford
Sam Whitford purchased this Barn in 2014
Why Sam Whitford chose Fontmell Magna
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had an amazing stay at this beautiful house over the New Year period. We were a group of 4 adults and 5 children and we couldn’t have found anywhere better to meet all our needs. The house is fantastically laid out all on one level which was perfect for the children. Bedrooms and bathrooms are finished to a high standard and the whole house was the most well equipped of any rental property we have ever stayed in. We had a one year old with us and a cot was ready and waiting for him on arrival, along with a high chair and a wide selection of toys to keep him amused. Despite the weather being cold, all of the children still made great use of the wonderful enclosed garden which I’m sure, must be a delight in the summer months.
The house was decorated for Christmas still with a lovely tree, various decorations and pretty lights.
During our short break, we visited Lyme Regis, Corfe castle, Shaftesbury, all within fairly easy reach in the car.
We had a great time and wished it could have been longer. We hope to return!
Thanks Melanie so glad you had such a lovely stay. Look forward to seeing you again soon .
Wonderful barn conversion in a beautiful setting
We had a wonderful stay at The Piggeries. We were 7 adults and we had plenty of room. Everything felt clean and new and it was great that each bedroom had its own bathroom. The views are incredible across the Dorset countryside and it was a perfect base to explore the surrounding area. We would definitely stay there again.
Thanks Deborah, glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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.
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.
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.
40 minutes by car from the beautiful coast, including Sandbanks, Studland and the Jurassic coastline.
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.
1.5 miles to nearest village, shop and pub. 4 miles to nearest town - Shaftesbury
Rates & Availability
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