This barn conversion at the heart of a working farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the family - lovely countryside walks, a tennis court for the energetic, the comings and goings of tractors, cows and the milk tanker for younger children to watch from the cottage. Sturthill Stable is extremely spacious, it even has a separate playroom with TV, DVD player and a small multi-games table; the three bedrooms, one en suite, look over the farm buildings to the countryside beyond. A local shoot occasionally uses adjoining land during the pheasant season; please click 'read more' for details.
Above the cottage there is a tennis court and large grassy-area where children can play. A small stream runs past the cottage – enjoy your own little bridge to reach the front door! The Owner lives in the original farmhouse, on hand should you need any information but tucked away so that you will feel independent. Children will love staying on a working farm but must be supervised at all times. For those with experience and an appropriate licence, coarse fishing is available, subject to the rules of the club who are licensed to fish the two acre pond on the farm, about half a mile to the south. During the pheasant season between 1st October and 1st February a group of local country people and their dogs use the land and woods around the farm for shooting. They meet in the yard next to Sturthill Stable on alternate Saturdays from about 8.30am to 9.30am, returning briefly in the middle of the day, and finish no later than 4pm. Our Booking Office team have the exact dates that are involved.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Playroom with TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (2'6" recommended for children only)
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
This is a working dairy farm and so children must be supervised at all times. The patio-area has little wooden gates, but the garden-area is not enclosed. Take care with the stone steps, low wall above the stream and the pond at the entrance to the Owner's driveway. The cottage benefits from satellite broadband with limited capacity, suitable for email and web browsing. There is no mobile phone reception at the farm, a landline is provided.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 1 year old only)
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- Automated biomass CH
Sturthill Stable is a new barn conversion on a working dairy farm in the most beautiful Dorset countryside, just a few miles inland from The Jurassic Coast.
The kitchen/dining-room is a very sociable space for all the family.
Little gates help to make the patio a relaxing place for all the family.
The spacious sitting-room has plenty of comfortable seating for all. Windows all along one wall faces the farm - a great viewing gallery.
The kitchen/dining-room has French doors to the patio where you can watch the daily comings and goings of farm life.
The master bedroom - with 'zip and link' beds - set up as a super-king size bed that can be made up as twin beds if you prefer.
The second sitting-room is set up as a playroom for young children.
Guests young and old can enjoy this '4 in one' games-table; table-football, mini-pool, table-tennis and air hockey.
Stairs to the first floor and the door through to the ground floor shower-room with the kitchen/dining-room beyond.
The perfect place to relax, with the tennis court in the background.
Another view of the master bedroom; one side has windows overlooking the farm buildings and the countryside beyond. The other side has a high Velux window that allows the light to flood in.
The en suite for the master bedroom.
Another view of the barn which has a little bridge across a stream to the front door.
This is the second twin room at the top of the stairs, where you can watch the cows across the yard.
The other twin room also with views over the farm buildings and the fields beyond.
The family bathroom is on the first floor and there is an additional shower-room and separate WC downstairs.
A stair-gate keeps your little ones safe.
There is plenty of outside space, offering a farm setting that children will be sure to remember. Do please supervise children at all times.
The tennis court if you're feeling energetic.
The dairy herd will become a familiar sight.
The tennis court is set above the cottage. There is also a large level lawn here where children can play or where you can have lazy picnics.
The ground floor utility-room and shower-room.
Local maps and information leaflets in the stable help you to decide and plan your adventures in Dorset.
Crabbing lines, the perfect pastime for children of all ages.
A fabulous rural setting on this working dairy farm.
The driveway up to Sturthill Stable, overlooked by the tennis court.
This is the view towards the coast from the top of the lane leading to Sturthill Stable.
A view along the Jurassic Coast to Dorset's iconic Golden Cap.
West Bay just outside Bridport is only six miles away, this is the pretty harbour. Yet another great cafe here....The Watchhouse Cafe, right on the beach.
Bridport is just a few miles away - a lovely bustling market town with plenty of independent shops and cafes as well as two markets a week.
The Jurassic Coast is stunning. This is the closest beach at Burton Bradstock, four miles from Sturthill Stable - there is a famous cafe here too - The Hive Beach Cafe. Well worth a visit.