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Converted Stables In Rural Dorset (Friday changeover)

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Ansty, Nr. Dorchester, Dorset, England - Good Walking Country

A spacious brick and flint cottage, part of a 200 year old converted stables in the hamlet of Ansty, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to Bulbarrow Hill which, at 900 ft, is one of Dorset's highest points with stunning views over the Blackmore Vale. Good walking country, with plenty of local footpaths. The property is 11 miles from Blandford and 12 miles from Dorchester, with easy access to the Jurassic coast and to picturesque villages and lively market towns. Just across the road from the cottage is the characterful Fox Inn with its Hall & Woodhouse ales and excellent food, and a few yards up the lane is the Ansty Farm Shop, supplying fresh and frozen food as well as gourmet dishes. No smoking.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sep 2014 - Excellent facilities and extremely dog friendly. Owner very accessible but not intrusive. Easy access to many different sights and opportunities with lots of dog walks on the doorstep. Some routes have stiles which are difficulty with our greyhound, but plenty of choices. Very dog friendly pub opposite the cottage and shop selling everything from eggs to paving slabs!!! next door. Local residents were very welcoming and friendly. Good to have a truly enclosed garden (two separate areas), that we could allow our greyhound to wander in and out of, (some barriers would not withstand robust jumping up or pushing against). Everything you could want included in cottage. Very relaxing and comfortable. PS Sept 2014
Sep 2014
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Blandford Forum Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub
    Downstairs shower room - toilet , shower
  • Family bathroom with bath with handheld tap shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower, basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two double rooms (king-size beds) and one single room with single bed .
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Central heating, TV, DVD, wi-fi. Outside: Enclosed brick courtyard with picnic table and views over countryside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and tea-towels are included in the price. Other: Dining room: Leading off kitchen with stable door to enclosed courtyard. Large dining table with seating for five, and large dresser.


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Converted Stables In Rural Dorset (Friday changeover)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

really nice house, feels like home instantly

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place with a great pub just across the road. The house is just what we were after and the host was really nice. Also great location to visit the coast and the rest of beautiful Dorset.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic charming property

  • 5 of 5

lovely peaceful rural setting away from the crowds, good pub across the road too. would stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Walking, cycling, bird watching. Horse riding close.


Weymouth has a large sandy beach and is approx. 40 minutes away

Smaller beaches closer such as Ringstead.


Bournemouth International Airport is approx. 40 minutes' drive away, taxis are available at the airport. Nearest train station is Dorchester. Rural situation, so use of car recommended. Directions available on booking.


Right in the heart of Ansty village.

There is a lot accessible including Brownsea Island, Aquariums, Sea Life Centre, Monkey World, Tank Museum, etc. There are lovely walks all around suitable for all abilities. County town of Dorchester is 12 miles with many shops, museums and other places of interest.

Further Details:

Village shop and Post Office ATM - approx 50 yards.

Dorchester has a many supermarkets, most banks ATM's, restaurants/cafes including Costa, cinemas, shops, museums - 12 miles

Tesco and, Waitrose will deliver direct to the Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 33% will be taken at the time of booking and the balance is payable at least 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.

Payment can be made by Bank transfer or cheque.
Bookings will be confirmed when transaction is complete.

Terms & Conditions on request.

There is no mobile phone coverage in the immediate area. Payphone in dining room. One well-behaved dog welcome. Owner in neighbouring part of property has two dogs.

Changeover Day:
Friday is the changeover day. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices range from £410-£755.

Open March to October inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund