The open fire adds even more character to this lovely barn conversion.
The well-equipped kitchen and dining-area.
The front of Dairyman's Cottage with a pretty little sitting-out area, which is attached to Hatts Barn (2093).
Free-range farmyard ducks, chickens and guinea fowl will delight children.
This view shows Dairyman's Cottage (2093) and Hatts Barn (2093) in their fabulous rural setting.
Looking across the open plan living-area from the front door.
Plenty of space to relax and unwind.
The bright twin bedroom.
The master bedroom looks out over the little lane to the fields beyond.
Hatts Farm is situated on a quiet lane.
The family bathroom in Dairyman's Cottage is fresh and contemporary.
Dairyman's Cottage is a cosy barn conversion.
Hatts Farm has a very rural feel to it.
The historic Saxon town of Shaftesbury is less than two miles away.
These beautiful bluebell woods are a two minute walk down the lane.
You can easily spend a whole day at the National Trust's Stourhead Gardens.
Hatts Farm nestles in the panoramic view of the Dorset/Wiltshire countryside.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, is a 40 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).
Salisbury is famous for the Cathedral but also has regular markets to visit.
The Benett Arms at Semley, a traditional 16th Century Inn and freehouse, is a short drive away.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast; an hour from the cottage.
The New Forest National Park has ponies, cattle and pigs roaming free.
Bicycle hire is available in the villages of Burley and Brockenhurst, there are miles of cycle tracks through ancient woodland and open heathland.
The ammonite pavement at Monmouth beach, Lyme Regis, a great place for fossil hunting.
Lyme Regis has plenty going on all year round, fossil history, the iconic Cobb, a lovely beach with summer watersports and lots of shops and delicious places to eat.
The RSPB nature reserve on Brownsea Island  has lots of visiting birds and the added attraction of peacocks and red squirrels.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilitation centre where you can see plenty of them.
Rural Dorset in the spring.
Hatts Farm nestles into the hillside amid the stunning countryside on the Dorset and Wiltshire border.

Dairyman’s Cottage


1.7 miles NE of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £390 - £897

September 2018

Cosy cottage that will give you a great base from which to explore the local countryside

June 2018

Great country location near Shaftesbury and good area to explore with National Trust properties Monacute, Kingston Lacy and Stourhead nearby. Lovely comfortable character cottage to return to at end of day with well equipped kitchen. With attention to detail welcoming fresh flowers and delicious homemade cake.

May 2018

Lovely cottage, quiet location but close to Shaftesbury and other areas of interest.

October 2017

We enjoyed our stay in Dairyman's Cottage very much and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a base to explore this wonderful part of the country.

October 2017

Dairyman cottage was a lovely clean, well equipped cosy retreat for our short stay in shaftesbury. It was ideally situated and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We particularly enjoyed the welcome tray of tea and yummy brownies, thank you Clive and wendy

June 2017

Welcoming hosts. Lovely, fully equipped cottage with a luxurious feel to it. Both our child and our selves took great pleasure in spending time with the birds!

May 2017

Clean, comfortable, well equipped cosy cottage, super location. Enjoyed the wildlife around including chickens and guinea fowl visiting for snippets each day. Spotted deer in the lanes when walking and driving. Central to lots of places of interest.

April 2017

Feels immediatly at home, cosy warm place to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Lovely people.

April 2017

Beautiful cottage in stunning rural location. Well thought out and well equipped. The fresh flowers and cake were a lovely surprise!

February 2017

We spent a blissful week in the Dairyman's cottage. It was clean, cosy and comfortable.

September 2016

The most comfortable, homely and welcoming holiday property that we have ever stayed at.

The care and attention taken by the owners was quite exemplary

August 2016

The cottage was lovely, the location was great and the owners were very nice even when our 2 year old had an accident while in bed. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all and be in the middle of the fields with chickens outside your door waiting for crumbs in the morning. We all had a fantastic holiday

August 2016

Beautiful cottage.

July 2016

Cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings (car is a must)!

March 2016

Beautiful cottage, the pictures don't do the cottage justice. Delightful welcome with homemade cake and Easter eggs for the kids. Great location with so many things to do within an hours drive and great places to eat for the family on your doorstep. Cannot wait to go back!

January 2016

Open fire, bed very good a great nights sleepover all very happy with cottage. Only thing Wi Fi very poor could not pick up wi fi on any of our phones only place to get reception on laptop/tablet was in the bedroom upstairs which was inconvenient

Reply from Classic Cottages

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October 2015

A lovely short stay at the Dairyman's Cottage- a fresh baked cake welcomed us to a cosy cottage, as well as a field of sheep and Guinea fowl and hens running around much to the delight of our toddler. A very comfortable stay with easy access to a number of sights, close to the lovely little Shaftesbury and a further drive to Corfe, Swanage and Salisbury. A perfect holiday for a little family and great value for money- would highly recommend and no doubt will go back again.

September 2015

A superb base from which to explore this delightful part of the country.

July 2015

An ideal place to stay if you want to explore Dorset, Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset. The cottage has a spacious open-plan ground floor and two good size rooms upstairs. As a family of 2 adults and 3 children we really enjoyed staying at the cottage and although we didn't meet the owners the cake and tea they provided was most welcome!

July 2015

The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It's much bigger than it looks in the pictures! We had a lovely week, it's a great base to explore the area.

May 2015

A lovely cottage deep in the Dorset countryside surrounded by beautiful views. There is so much to see and do in the area, we wish we could have stayed longer.

May 2015

Really good stay at the Dairyman's cottage - its a lovely barn renovation in a beautiful part of Dorset, close to some great woods and walks.

March 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely, comfortable cottage and would certainly consider staying again.

November 2014

A beautiful bolt-hole in a fantastic part of the country ideally located for several historic towns and even close enough for a day trip to the coast. We thoroughly enjoyed the restful surroundings and the open fire. The owners were attentive without being intrusive and we really can't wait to go back to Dairyman's Cottage and the ducks ha ha!!

April 2014

Lovely cottage in a beautiful country setting. Chickens to feed and sheep to see out of your bedroom window.

November 2013

Met the owners of the cottage when we arrived. A lovely family, who were very helpful and friendly.

July 2013

A lovely welcoming farm, in a beautiful area. A great place to relax.

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