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Characterful Barn conversions, quiet location and heated swimming pool - The Hayloft, Ashton Farm

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Description

The Hayloft, Ashton Farm

A characterful converted Hayloft with stunning views from the very large studio room. This main room has a vaulted ceiling and also contains a kitchen with dining table. sofas and a large wood buirning stove. The bedroom has a large double bed and there are 3 further folding beds in the main studio room.


About the property

ASHTON FARM

The Hayloft and Courage Cottage are two detached barn conversions situated in an historic Georgian farmyard.They are both totally individual and are situated in a very quiet, rural setting. The local village of Winterborne St Martin has a pub and excellent farm shop: both with restaurants. Dorchester is 2 miles away and has every facility including good rail connections in all directions.

Local attractions within easy reach by car include: Durdle Door and the famous Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Portland with Olympic sailing facilities, Hardy's Cottage, Maiden Castle, Radipole lake (for Bird watching), Dinosaur museum, Cerne Abbas Giant, stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic coastline, Horse riding, Tank museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle, Swanage steam railway, Nature reserves, many beautiful country houses and excellent unspoilt beaches and coastline.

More Details

Owner
Richard and Marieke Hosford
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bournemouth
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Came
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Dorchester South or West
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 junction 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Winterbourne St Martin
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Weymouth
Car: recommended

This quiet valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located between Dorchester and Weymouth and therefore within easy reach of shops, restaurants museums and the numerous seaside activities available in and around Weymouth. The Abbotsbury Swannery and gardens are within easy reach as are many footpaths leading to the coast as well as the many remote beaches reached situated along the famous Jurassic Coastline which is a World Heritage Site. The properties are in the old farmyard and reached down a private road and therefore well away from traffic.

Golf: Several Golf courses within a few miles in stunning scenery

Available Rentals

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Notes

For short lets we charge a small fee for linen and towels. Firewood is £5 a basket after the first basket


Amenities

Dorchester Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , sleeps 2 + 1 child
    studio room - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2
  • There is also sleeping for 2 further people in the studio room. So a maximum of 4 full size beds and a childs bed which can be moved from bedroom to studio if required
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linen and towels can be provided by arrangement and for a small charge. There is a small charge for firewood after the first basket has been used.

Reviews

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The Hayloft, Ashton Farm
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
4

Hayloft in August

  • 4 of 5

Accommodation rustic but very in keeping with the character of the hayloft. Spacious rooms with small but functional kitchen with all the mod cons. We had 3 young children on camp beds in main living area and this worked very well. Lovely spacious gardens and brilliant pool and trampoline. Great for access to the beautiful Dorset coast. Closest pub did amazing food. Maiden castle is a lovely walk right on doorstep.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A place in the English Heartland

  • 5 of 5

Perfect week away with two teenagers and a dog to crash out and relax just 2.5 hours from London.

Warm comfortable, rustic accommodation with walled country house garden and nice little heated pool.

Owners are unintrusive and allow guests wander the lovely walled gardens, and makes for a relaxed stay.

Maiden castle is Dorset's best kept secret always a privilege to walk its ancient 3000 year old chalk ramparts.

Good wifi also!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A delightful setting and peaceful environment. Access to the pool was the enduring highlight.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent & well equipped. Hay Barn might need a little TLC - e.g. shaky outside stair rail, poor lighting in the bathroom, TV operation required some patience. The owners and their dogs made us very welcome - now our third visit. Advance notice of weddings during our stay would be appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2

Loverly location and setting state of property poor !!

  • 2 of 5

The loft was a good size but unfortunately not very clean , not we'll maintained , needs deep clean , decorating and maintaining, as really Stay I area often and not up there standard to the price point charged out of season !! Positives host Communicated well , great setting and location sorry I could not give a good review as has great potential !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!! Stay in August 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 5 days in the Hayloft with 5 children between us.....Richard and Marieke were very accommodating and the children had an absolute ball......safe environment for them to be "children" and explore. The gardens were beautiful and the pool a welcome addition. Good situate as near to most of the tourist attractions. The Hayloft is "rustic" but very comfortable and we all had such a great time we hope to return in 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Perfect location and property

  • 5 of 5

We have visited many places over the years but neither my wife, kids, or I can recall a more beautiful and peaceful place than Ashton farm. We stayed in the Hayloft, one of the 2 properties on site and instantly felt at home in its atmospheric and homely style. Richard and Marieke were very welcoming. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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