Property code: 87050
Characterful and homely former farmhouse with plenty of space for families and dogs, all set within a country estate and near to magnificent gardens. An ideal choice for a multi-generational break.
Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Minterne Estate, this stunning property offers fresh, relaxing and cosy accommodation for up to ten guests. Situated in an idyllic part of the Dorset countryside, this spacious, detached farmhouse provides a delightful retreat for larger families and groups of friends seeking a peaceful holiday escape. Full of character, the picturesque hideaway has an array of features including exposed beams, pretty windows, a warming wood burner and original wooden furniture, along with access to a heated outdoor pool (April – October) and tennis court. The property sits alongside old farm buildings, and guests will have free access to the gorgeous surroundings of Minterne Gardens with its stunning array of beautiful flowers and fine trees set amid a trail of lovely waterfalls, stream and lakes. Guests can also arrange with the owner to engage the services of a chef to provide freshly prepared food for your celebratory dinner party.
Stepping inside this pretty farmhouse, you can leave muddy boots in the welcoming boot room after enjoying a walk exploring the picturesque surroundings. The light and fresh lounge features plenty of seating, a TV and wood burner, providing a lovely space for you all to unwind at the end of a great day. There’s also a handy snug with an open fireplace for anyone wanting to curl up and read a good book. At the heart of the house is the sociable family kitchen which has a wide range of equipment so you can conjure up all your favourite dishes. The kitchen also has a farmhouse table, ideal for serving breakfast, while the striking dining room provides a wonderful space for everyone to dine in style. Two separate staircases lead up to the five light and refreshing first-floor bedrooms. There’s an en-suite super-king-size room, a cosy twin and three delightful doubles, one with an additional pair of single day beds. The property also features a handy ground-floor shower room and a first-floor family bathroom. Stepping outside, the pretty, enclosed garden has a range of established shrubs and plants, along with a charming seating area perfect for a BBQ. A short walk will take you along a lane to a walled garden by the side of Minterne House. Here you will have access to a shared lawn tennis court and a heated outdoor pool.