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.
Babes in arms (up to six months old) are welcome but as space is limited, you will need to bring your own carry cot or Moses basket rather than a travel cot.
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.
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 friends. Your private garden area is reasonably enclosed but not completely so please do keep an eye on your dog/s. *A baby up to six months old (non crawler) is welcome, please bring your own Moses basket.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
The open plan space is excellent for relaxing in together.
What is a holiday without a treat or two?
The gorgeous bedroom with light flooding in.
Everything you could need for preparing holiday meals.
What a luxurious bathroom!
You'll want for nothing more in this cleverly designed cottage.
From your raised seating area you have lovely countryside views; a great spot to watch the sun go down.
As well as the roll-top bath there is a fabulous wet-room style rainfall shower.
This converted barn has fabulous features.
Welcome to Swallows' Rest.
You have your own private patio area at Swallows' Rest that ensures your privacy. The owners live in the house pictured and a gate is being put up in the hedge archway.
Looking down at Swallows' Rest from your raised seating area.
Beautiful West Bay is a short drive away.
The climb to the top of Colmer's Hill at Symondsbury is well worth it for the view!
Lyme Regis has a sandy beach and fabulous places to eat.
Beaminster is full of beautiful architecture and history.