Tucked away in a rural location, you will find Park Farm Byre, a stylish retreat complete with hot tub and a paddock perfect for the children and the family dog to run off steam. All on one level (apart from two steps from the sitting-room to the hallway), this contemporary property, that has been recently renovated, offers a fantastic space with everything you could need for a wonderful holiday. The secluded location is also perfectly situated on a number of country and woodland walks.
The open plan living and kitchen space is perfect for socialising in and is excellently equipped. After busy days exploring Dorset, share memories around the table as you enjoy some holiday meals. No matter the time of year, Park Farm Byre is an excellent choice for your holiday; in the summer you can open up the patio doors onto your private courtyard area and in the winter hunker down in front of the cosy wood-burner. The icing on the cake at this property is the private wood-fired hot tub where you can sit back in the evenings and marvel at the stars - the rural location will make for a twinkling display.
There are three delightful bedrooms to choose from; two doubles and one single room offering lots of flexibility for guests. The tranquil setting will assure you of a restful night's sleep and the cosy, comfortable beds will totally relax you. The accommodation is complete with a modern bathroom and useful utility-room. The friendly owners are on site but you are assured of your privacy.
The closest village is Tolpuddle, famous for its Martyrs and home of the Trade Union movement. There is a small museum in the village dedicated to this piece of history, as well as a well-attended annual festival. Athelhampton House and Gardens is also worth a visit and only a few miles away from Park Farm Byre. The house is a fine example of a Tudor Manor House and the gardens are glorious - be sure to pop in to the restaurant for a cream tea after exploring!
In addition to the immediate local area, there is so much to explore in this corner of Dorset. Your holiday wouldn't be complete without a trip to the coast and the wonders of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are a short drive away. If you are looking for sand between your toes then head to Weymouth, or Studland, both easily accessible and offering safe paddling spots for little ones. All of the Jurassic Coast is simply breathtaking and being so close to Park Farm Byre means you can easily explore a little piece of it each day.
Park Farm Byre is nestled in true Thomas Hardy country and to really immerse yourself in the history, head to Hardy's Cottage where he was born, or Max Gate in Dorchester where Hardy wrote some of his most famous novels. Dorchester is the county town and has lots on offer - from traditional weekly markets to the stylish area of Brewery Square which is a lovely place to head for an evening drink or meal.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV with Freesat and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, fridge and slimline dishwasher
Utility-room with microwave and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 3 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please be aware that access is via a long track that may not be suitable for low slung cars. Please take care on the bridge and supervise children at all times since there is a pond in the grounds. The paddock is opposite Park Farm Byre.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full biomass-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner and hot tub
Welcome to Park Farm Byre your rural Dorset escape, complete with hot tub.
The hot tub offers the luxury of star gazing at night.
Take a stroll around the owners' grounds and enjoy this spot by the River Piddle (please take care with children and dogs).
Kick back and relax on the comfy sofas whilst the log burner works it's magic.
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed... you are on holiday.
This space is perfect for spending time in together.
The kitchen offers a place to cook up a storm or simply create the perfect brunch.
Whether you are cosying up in front of the fire or playing a board game at the table there is space for everyone.
Park Farm Byre is all on one level, apart from the two steps up to the hallway.
Lovely homely touches.
Enjoy some excellent local produce.
Relax in this tranquil bedroom.
Super comfy and cosy.
The sweet single bedroom.
The sleek bathroom is modern and stylish.
There is a large paddock you are very welcome to use. Perfect for picnics or kicking a football!
Who will take a dip first?
Solar panels and a biomass boiler make Park Farm Byre an eco property to stay in.
Enjoy total peace and tranquility.
Once you are through the wildflower meadow head down the bridle way to continue your countryside walk.
So much green space to explore.
Follow the driveway and your holiday home awaits.
This is one of the treasures of the Dorset coast, Durdle Door. You can walk from the beautiful Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door and experience one of the most iconic scenes on the Jurassic Coast.
You are in the heart of 'Hardy Country' and many villages in the area have connections to the novels of Thomas Hardy. Hardy's Cottage, birthplace of Thomas Hardy, is a short distance away and owned by the National Trust.
The nearby Tolpuddle Martyr's Museum can teach you all about this historic village.
Glorious Corfe Castle rising up behind the village.
If you've headed south to the beautiful Dorset coast and Weymouth, take a visit to the monumental, unique island of Portland. Home to the Olympic Sailing academy and filled with deserted, historic quarries. It's a wonderful place for bird-spotting too!
If you choose to venture out of the beautiful heartlands of Dorset, you could find yourself walking along the famous Chesil Beach. Perhaps visit the classic Dorset village of Abbotsbury and take a look at the Swannery and Subtropical gardens.
On a hot summer's day, what better than to explore the dense jungle foliage of the Abbotsbury Subtropical gardens. Swing across the rope bridge and feel adventurous!