This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of character and charm, The Old Dairy is a hidden escape you are sure to love.
All on one level, The Old Dairy is bright and modern, with sunshine filling the kitchen/dining-room from the French doors out to the patio. The living area is cosy all year around with the log-effect electric fire. Everything has been thought of in the kitchen, including a coffee machine for those leisurely holiday mornings.
Both bedrooms offer peaceful spaces to rest your sleepy heads and the 'zip and link' bed offers excellent flexibility. Neutral tones and beautifully soft linen ensures you have a peaceful night's sleep.
Outside, the private, enclosed garden is perfectly set up for children and dogs alike and there is even some fantastic play equipment, complete with slide and swing (please ensure children are supervised at all times). Please note that as of November 2021, the play equipment is being moved just the other side of the fence, in to the owners' garden but will still be easily accessible. It is easy to keep an eye on the youngsters from the patio area that has super-comfy seating and is a sunny spot to enjoy a glass of something chilled.
The friendly owners live next door in the thatched farmhouse and are on hand should you need them but you are assured of the utmost privacy. In the owners' garden they keep some hens and chickens and you are most welcome to say hello to these fluffy friends.
In Winterborne Stickland The Crown is a friendly local pub within walking distance and close by in neighbouring villages there are some fantastic farm shops in which to purchase local produce in preparation for your holiday barbecues. A short drive away is the Georgian town of Blandford Forum which is a great place to stop and buy treats from independent artisan shops. It is also home to the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery where you can have a tour to see where they have been brewing the famous Badger Beer since 1777.
Little ones will love Monkey World, a world renowned ape rescue centre, as well as the Tank Museum, both in nearby Bovington. To the north there are the market towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne, both well worth a visit, or take an evening trip to Cranborne Chase, an International Dark Sky Reserve and watch the stars glisten.
A Dorset holiday would of course not be complete without a trip to the Jurassic Coast where millions of years of history is packed into exceptional geology and scenery. The wonders of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are around 30 minutes away in the car and if you are looking for sand between your toes, head to Weymouth which is a great place for children to paddle and build castles.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6" twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6)
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
There is off-road parking for one car however this is on a steep, gravelled driveway. Should you not wish to park here then there is space for one car on the owners' driveway, just next door.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 350 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Sit back and relax on the patio where you can keep a close eye on little ones too. Please note that as of November 2021, the play equipment is being moved just the other side of the fence, in to the owners’ garden but will still be easily accessible.
A fabulous space for socialising together.
Super-comfy and cosy.
You'll want for nothing more at The Old Dairy.
Little ones will simply love this play area! Please ensure they are supervised. Please note that as of November 2021, the play equipment is being moved just the other side of the fence, in to the owners’ garden but will still be easily accessible.
This bed can be set up as a king-size double or two small singles; perfect for everyone.
Total relaxation is on the menu.
The friendly owners live next door in the thatched house but you have plenty of privacy.
A sociable space in which to relax.
Everything is beautifully finished.
Time to relax...
Peeking through to the bathroom.
Please note the driveway is steep and gravelled.
Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, famous parts of the Jurassic Coast, are just a short drive away.
Rural Dorset will win your heart.
The geology of the nearby coastline is spectacular.
Sherborne is a short drive away and boasts two castles.