Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design downstairs, with stone floors, plenty of room for the dining-table and comfy sofas flanking the open fire. Upstairs are the master bedroom and twin bedroom (the beds can be made up as a double if requested) and the family bathroom.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hatts Farm is a working farm set in 150 acres on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. It is 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.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and open fire. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care around the lake (within a fenced field but please supervise children at all times).
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The open fire adds cosy character to this lovely cottage.
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).
This view shows Dairyman's Cottage (2093) and Hatts Barn (2093) in their fabulous setting.
The master bedroom overlooks open fields.
The bright twin bedroom has 3ft beds that can be combined to create a 6ft super-king double bed.
The twin bedroom.
The family bathroom in Dairyman's Cottage is fresh and contemporary.
The landing is spacious and bright.
The open plan ground floor allows all the family to be together.
Your opportunity to relax.
Hatts Farm is situated on a quiet lane.
Lovely features add to the sense of rural tranquillity.
Dairyman's Cottage is a cosy conversion of the original dairy.
Free-range farmyard ducks, chickens and guinea fowl will delight children.
These delightful guinea fowl wander around the farm.
The well-stocked community shop in nearby Semley.
The Benett Arms at Semley, a traditional 16th Century inn and freehouse, selling award-winning craft beers.
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.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, is a 40 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast; an hour from the cottage.
Bicycle hire is available in the villages of Burley and Brockenhurst, there are miles of cycle tracks through ancient woodland and open heathland.
The New Forest National Park has ponies, cattle and pigs roaming free.
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.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilitation centre where you can see plenty of them.
Rural Dorset in the spring.