About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Superb Scandinavian style chalets sleeping six
Hardy Chalet is a Scandinavian style chalet situated on a working dairy farm just 1 mile from the village of West Stour, North Dorset.
Hardy has recently been refurbished and is the perfect place to stay whilst exploring our beautiful county.
Hardy has three bedrooms, two double and one twin. The double downstairs has a new en-suite wetroom whilst the master bedroom has en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The twin room has an en-suite shower room.
The lounge and kitchen/diner are open plan and have all mod cons, including dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
The leather reclining sofa's allow you to relax after a tiring day sight seeing.
Hardy is a non smoking property and unfortunately cannot accept pets.
The views surrounding the chalet are just astounding and from the master bedroom on a clear day King Alfred's tower can be seen in the distance.
Parking allows for three cars and the tarmac area down one side of the chalet allows for easy access to the back of the chalet
Mrs Christina Trim
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
What makes this Chalet unique
Melbury has a contempory style interior with all the mod cons and en-suite facilities. There are some fantastic views at different angles and being on top of a hill overlook some of Thomas Hardy's Blackmore Vale. Melbury chalet is unique in that it has it's own hydrotherapy spa bath on the veranda and is popular in the evenings after a busy day sightseeing. Hardy chalet has recently been refurbished throughout with new wet room to the downstairs bedroom. The first floor has a double room with own balcony and en-suite shower over bath. The twin room has en-suite shower room. The kitchen has had a bit of a revamp and apart from new appliances a new extended tiled floor allows the dining table more room. The open plan lounge has two brand new leather reclining sofa's and a stylish black glass fronted simulated coal fire. Both chalets are situated on the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire and allow easy access to many attractions.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Overall friendly and welcoming
We had such a lovely stay here
Large comfortable and well equipped cabins with good disabled access
An excellent games room and my daughter loved bottle feeding the calves.
The best thing about deepest dorset is Christina herself who is a friendly and accessible host who is there without intruding in any way. She always had time to talk to us and provided welcoming touches ofor our children. We wish her and her family well and our thanks
Thank you for your kind words and it was lovely to meet you and your family.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your week despite the weather having a couple of off days.
I appreciated your daughter helping to bottle feed the calves as it's quite a handful when all 20 of them are hungry at once. Hope the photos came out ok.
Do look us up if you are ever in Dorset again.
Nice cottage,Lovely cows in field,Nice welcome,cottage very clean and spacious
Spacious accommodation, well equipped
We stayed in the Hardy chalet for a week while attending the Chalke Valley History Festival. It was an excellent base - clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Really appreciated having an ensuite for each bedroom. Lots of good pubs in the area, and plentiful provisions at the Udder farmshop nearby. Flies might have been a problem if we'd wanted to have the windows open, but it wasn't hot, so we didn't.
Excellent accommodation in a great location
Hardy chalet was absolutely perfect. Everything you'd expect for a home away from home, clean, well equipped and within a short drive of Shaftesbury and Sherbourne. Can't wait to go back next year!
Immaculate place in an amazing location
Christina's chalets are absolutely amazing. So clean and much bigger than the pics make you think. Great location too and the nearby Ship Inn pub has the best food.
A wonderful stay thank you
Home from home chalet
Lovely chalet in peaceful location. Very welcoming owner, made to feel at home immediately. Watching the cows giving birth was a bonus, we managed to see 2 from the balcony. Chalet was spotlessly clean & nothing had been forgotten, very well equipped. Ideal for 6 adults( there are 3 bathrooms). We found Dorset to very pretty with Shaftsbury being very close a photo of Gold Hill with a loaf of bread in your hand is a must!
There are lots of places to see including Cheddar Gorge & if it's raining the Haynes car museum is not far, even if you're not really interested in cars it's a very interesting place.
All in all we enjoyed our stay & would recommend these chalets without hesitation.
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Hardy chalet.
If you decide to visit Dorset again please do look us up or pop in for a cup of tea.
Stour Cross Farm is located outside the small village of West Stour. We run a dairy herd of approx 150 Friesian cows alongside four Scandinavian style self catering chalets. Approx 200yds from A30 and 15 min. from A303. Surrounded by pretty villages and country lanes, some with pubs and restaurants. West Stour has it's own pub which can be easily reached on foot serving real home cooked food. Shaftesbury, the Saxon hilltop town, is only 10 mins drive. It features the famous cobbled Gold Hill (Hovis advert) and quaint family run shops. Stourhead, an N.T attraction with it's beautiful house, gardens and lakes is a short driving distance. Family attractions include Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Longleat and Fleet Air Arm Museum. We are also only an hours drive from the Jurassic coast. Other local activities range from Golf, Fishing and Horse Riding. Stour Cross Farm boasts spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale, Somerset and Wiltshire from which endless walks can be enjoyed. Other Activities: badger watching, quad riding, soft play area for younger children, Golf: Moors Valley is the ideal place to play golf.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
When booking weekly or short holidays a deposit is required. If the holiday falls inside 4 weeks of arrival then the whole amount is due. Payments can be made by cheque or BACS, credit or debit card. . Unfortunately deposits cannot be refunded. Two nights can be booked at certain times of the year. Please email for prices. TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE