Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family-room (the twin beds in the family-room can be made up as a super-king double bed, if required) with an additional single bed suitable for a child, are on the ground floor. Upstairs is a galleried open plan living-room, a beautiful Shaker-style kitchen and a wood-burner.
Hatts Farm is a working farm set in 150 acres on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the market town of Shaftesbury and within driving distance of Longleat, the New Forest, Bath and Stonehenge. More locally in Semley, there is a handy village shop and a friendly local pub, The Benett Arms. A day trip to the Jurassic Coast is very popular, as is a drive over the border to Somerset where The Newt country estate makes for a delightful day out.
There are stunning views from the hilltop vantage point above the cottages and children will delight in the rare breed chickens wandering the farmstead and the lambs in springtime. Down through the fields a short walk from the cottages there is a lake and jetty which guests can enjoy or picnic beside, or a short walk takes you to the nearby common, a protected Nature Reserve owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds and single bed (2'6" recommended for children only)
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Take care around the lake (within a fenced field but please supervise children at all times).
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Hatts Farm nestles into the hillside amid the stunning countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire border.
Hatts Barn is a spacious semi-detached barn conversion with reverse-level accommodation.
The wonderful open plan first floor living-area with cosy wood-burner, high beams and wooden floor.
The sitting-area at the opposite end of the the first floor galleried-area, with a wood-burner for cosy evenings together.
The spacious master bedroom has a comfy 6ft super-king double bed and an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room for the master bedroom.
The master bedroom can be viewed to the left of the front door.
The family bedroom has 3ft twin beds that can be made up as a 6ft super-king double bed.
The family bathroom is on the ground floor.
The family bedroom can be viewed to the left of the front door.
The well-equipped kitchen has all you need to create a masterpiece.
This open plan first floor feels very spacious.
These charming chickens, ducks and guinea fowl wander around the farmyard.
Lovely features in the outside seating-area.
Lovely detail adds to the character of this beautiful barn conversion.
Hatts Barn has been beautifully restored.
You may see these delightful guinea fowl around the farm.
A visiting classic car attending a local event.
The community-run village stores in nearby Semley.
The Benett Arms at Semley, a traditional 16th Century inn and free house, is a short drive or good walk away.
This view shows Dairyman's Cottage (2094) and Hatts Barn in their fabulous setting, both cottages can be booked together.
Hatts farm is on a quiet lane.
This is the famous Gold Hill in historic Shaftesbury - just a mile or so away from Hatts Farm.
The magnificent cliffs at West Bay, filming site for the TV series Broadchurch.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast and iconic Durdle Door are an hour in the car.
The lake at National Trust Stourhead is a beautiful place to spend a day.
The Pig on The Beach at Studland, be sure to book in advance.
The National Trust's Corfe castle looks out over the pretty village of Corfe, summer concerts and performances are held in the gardens.
Lyme Regis is a great town to visit for fossils, its iconic Cobb, great ice cream, lovely beach, independent shops and lots of places to eat.
The pretty village of Beaulieu is home to the most fabulous Motor Museum.
The safe sandy beach at Weymouth still has a Punch and Judy show during the summer months.
Miles of cycle tracks and footpaths take you through The New Forest National Park, with ancient forest and open heathland.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, is a 40 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).