Hatts Barn is a spacious semi-detached barn conversion with reverse-level accommodation.
Hatts Farm nestles into the hillside amid the stunning countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire border.
The wonderful open plan first floor living-area with cosy wood-burner, high beams and wooden floor.
The kitchen is fitted across the enitre width of the barn - spacious and sociable.
The sitting-area at the opposite end of the the first floor galleried-area,
The dining-area is in the middle section of this contemporary open plan space.
Steps lead from the front door to the open plan first floor in this reverse-level barn conversion. The master bedroom is in the background.
The family bedroom can be viewed to the left of the front door.
Hatts Barn has been beautifully restored.
The spacious master bedroom has 'zip and link' beds, which can be set up as twins or a 6' double, and en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room for the master bedroom.
The family bedroom can be made up as a double and there is an additional bed for a child.
The stylish family bathroom.
The perfect place for afternoon tea.
These charming chickens, ducks and guinea fowl wander around the farmyard.
This is the famous Gold Hill in historic Shaftesbury - just a mile or so away from Hatts Farm.
This view shows Dairyman's Cottage (2094) and Hatts Barn in their fabulous rural setting.
Hatts farm is on a quiet lane.
Hatts Farm nestles into this panoramic view of the Dorset/Wiltshire countryside.
The lake at National Trust Stourhead is a beautiful place to spend a day.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast and iconic Durdle Door are an hour in the car.
The Benett Arms at Semley, a traditional 16th Century Inn and free house, is a short drive away.
Salisbury Cathedral, cloisters and green are an easy drive from Hatts Farm.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, is a 40 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).
The magnificent cliffs at West Bay, filming site for the TV series Broadchurch.
The Sandbanks chain ferry takes you across the mouth of Poole Harbour to the Isle of Purbeck, with fabulous sandy beaches.
The Pig on The Beach at Studland, be sure to book in advance.
The National Trust's Corfe castle looks out over the pretty village of Corfe, summer concerts and performances are held in the gardens.
Lyme Regis is a great town to visit for fossils, it's iconic Cobb, great ice cream, lovely beach, independent shops and lots of places to eat.
The pretty village of Beaulieu is home to the most fabulous Motor Museum.
The safe sandy beach at Weymouth still has a Punch and Judy show during the summer months.
Miles of cycle tracks and footpaths take you thorugh The New Forest National Park, with ancient forest and open heathland.
Hatts Farm nestles into the hillside amid the stunning countryside on the Dorset and Wiltshire border.

Hatts Barn

2093

1.7 miles NE of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 5 + cot

7 Nights from £478 - £1195

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Benett Arms Semley (1 ½ miles)

Dating back to the seventeenth century, this pub is centrally located in the village in beautiful countryside. Food is traditional pub grub and reasonably priced with outside seating on the village green opposite.

Nearest beach

Rockley Sands Beach (23 miles)

Rockley Sands beach in Poole is a small sand and mud beach, with facilities including a cafe, shop, toilets, equipment hire and parking. There is also disabled access and the beach is dog-friendly all year. Swimming at low tide should not be attempted due to strong currents.

Nearest walk

Shaftesbury Round Walk (1 ¾ miles)

Courtesy of the viewranger.com website this walk starts in Shaftesbury and takes in the ancient woodland site of Kingsettle Wood. This particular walk is about seven and a half miles long and medium difficulty.

Nearest town

Shaftesbury (1 ¾ miles)

Another famous haunt of the novelist Thomas Hardy, Shaftesbury has some of England’s most fascinating architecture, including the famous cobbled street of Gold’s Hill and the ruins of the abbey which date back to 888AD. The town sits at the top of a hill with panoramic views in every direction over Dorset and Wiltshire. Despite its glorious position and the beauty of its buildings and streets, Shaftesbury remains unspoilt by tourism.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hill October 2013

Really worth a visit

We thought this would be more 'touristy' with the attraction of the Gold Hill. We stayed nearby and could have enjoyed pottering into Shaftesbury everyday. Turnbulls Deli and Cheese shop is amazing. (bring deep pockets). There are lots of cafes and independent clothes, gift shops and galleries to dip into. We didn't even get time to go to the Abbey but there are some fantastic views across the vale in the park area next to the Abbey entrance. A really friendly small market town, which even has an excellent curry house (Chutneys) which was an unexpected bonus.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Vesey-Wells November 2011

Shaftesbury is a lovely little town with an excellant bakery and nearby Hovis hill (Gold Hill)

Also nearby

Stourhead (8 ¼ miles)

World famous landscaped gardens with a magnificent lake as centrepiece. Certainly worth a visit to see the classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare, exotic trees. Why not combine a walk around the garden with a visit to the house, restaurant and shop with opening time information available on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014

Magical!

This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Superb

A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Chutney's Restaurant (1 ½ miles)

A well established Indian restaurant serving both traditional and contemporary cuisine. A take-away service is available and booking is recommended.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hicks August 2014

Hidden gem

Definitely worth a visit, gets very busy at weekends so go early! Plenty of choice on the menu, beautifully cooked chef's specials, polite service, just what you need. My husband ordered 'off menu' and they were happy to oblige.

Stitchncraft (1 ¼ miles)

If you are interested in the art of bead craft, knitting or crochet, you are sure to find a workshop here to suit your tastes. All course listings are on the Website.

The Green Rock Cafe (1 ½ miles)

Lots of organic, wholefood dishes with a Mediterranean influence.

Shaftesbury Feastival (1 ½ miles)

Celebrating the production of fine food in and around Shaftesbury, and there are usually lots of other events held in relation to this weekend at the start of May. Details are found on their Web site.

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