The sitting-room at the opposite end of the the first floor galleried-area, with a wood-burner for cosy evenings together.
Hatts Farm nestles into the hillside amid the stunning countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire border.
The spacious master bedroom has a comfy 6ft super-king double bed and an en suite shower-room.
Hatts Barn is a spacious semi-detached barn conversion with reverse-level accommodation.
The family bedroom has 3ft twin beds that can be made up as a 6ft super-king double bed.
The entrance area is so bright and airy with plenty of room to hang up your coats and take off your wellies after a day of exploring.
The en suite shower-room for the master bedroom.
Look out for the resident chicken and ducks wandering around.
The family bedroom is luxurious and spacious.
Fabulous decoration and furnishings throughout.
Plenty of room in the dining-area for the whole family to sit around.
The family bathroom is on the ground floor.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need.
You may see these delightful guinea fowl around the farm.
Lovely detail adds to the character of this beautiful barn conversion.
Don't forget to keep an eye out for the lambs playing in the fields.
The community-run village stores in nearby Semley.
The Benett Arms at Semley, a traditional 16th Century inn and free house, is a short drive or good walk away.
This view shows Dairyman's Cottage (2094) and Hatts Barn in their fabulous setting, both cottages can be booked together.
Hatts Farm is on a quiet lane.
This is the famous Gold Hill in historic Shaftesbury - just a mile or so away from Hatts Farm.
A visiting classic car attending a local event.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast and iconic Durdle Door are an hour in the car.
The lake at National Trust Stourhead is a beautiful place to spend a day.
The Pig on The Beach at Studland, be sure to book in advance.
Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site, is a 40 minute drive away (photograph copyright English Heritage).

Hatts Barn

2093

1.7 miles NE of Shaftesbury / Sleeps 5 + cot

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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.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Rated 2 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Not suitable for dogs

Not very dog friendly as too rocky at shore edge.

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)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

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

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.


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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