Swallows' Rest


5 miles NW of Beaminster | Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

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7 Nights from £393

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The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is historic and characterful; being the place the local farmer used to make cheese. Beautifully converted, it now has all the mod-cons and comfort you could wish for.

All on one level, at one end there is an open plan living, kitchen and dining space, with triple-aspect windows that flood the room with sunshine. A cosy bedroom, complete with a super-comfy king-size bed, is a peaceful place to rest your head. To finish off the accommodation, there is a luxurious bathroom, with a wet-room style shower and fabulous roll-top bath.

Outside, you have a private patio, as well as an additional raised seating area that makes the most of the countryside views. There is even a fire-pit if you fancy toasting marshmallows on a summer's evening.

Babies up to one year old are welcome but as space is limited for a travel cot, you may wish to bring your own carry cot or Moses basket instead.

The reputable, dog-friendly local pub is less than a mile away so you don't have to venture too far for an evening meal or drinks in the garden. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to countryside walks, the rolling west Dorset hills will be sure to capture your imagination.

For a day trip, head to Forde Abbey, a beautiful former Cistercian monastery with exceptional gardens, only a ten-minute drive away. Your Dorset holiday is of course not complete without a trip to the fabulous Jurassic Coast. Half an hour in the car will bring you to the imposing golden cliffs of West Bay and 175 million years of history right before your eyes. Slightly further afield, heading east are the historic towns of Sherborne and Dorchester (the county town) - both have regular markets selling fantastic local produce and artisan treasures.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dishwasher

Bedroom with king-size double bed (5')

Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Swallows' Rest but please note that the owners have a lovely border collie who is sure to want to say hello to your four-legged friend(s). Your private garden area is reasonably enclosed but not completely, so please do keep an eye on your dog(s). *A baby up to one year old is welcome, please bring your own cot/Moses basket.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .75 miles
  • Patio furniture
  • Full under-floor heating