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View towards the property
Beautiful lounge/diner with exposed beams
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Dining area leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen area perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with countryside views
King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
View across the rolling hills whilst planning your walks
Direct access from the kitchen
En-suite bathroom
Plan your day out
Countryside views
View towards the property
View across the front lawn and beyond
View across complex towards Melbury Beacon
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Beautiful lounge/diner with exposed beams
3 / 16  Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
4 / 16  Dining area leading to the kitchen
5 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
6 / 16  Kitchen area perfect for trying new recipes
7 / 16  King-size bedroom with countryside views
8 / 16  King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
9 / 16  View across the rolling hills whilst planning your walks
10 / 16  Direct access from the kitchen
11 / 16  En-suite bathroom
12 / 16  Plan your day out
13 / 16  Countryside views
14 / 16  View towards the property
15 / 16  View across the front lawn and beyond
16 / 16  View across complex towards Melbury Beacon

No 1 Curwens

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
  • Relax in the wood-fire hot tub
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth
Property code: 48717

Situated in the rural village of Melbury Abbas, this beautiful barn conversion offers a peaceful hideaway surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Sleeping two and brimming with character, the accommodation boasts exposed beams and stone walls, a charming country kitchen and a warming wood burner. Spend your days exploring the network of footpaths that run close to the house or visiting one of the nearby sandy beaches before returning for a BBQ on the private terrace or a relaxing soak in the wood-fired hot tub for two.

Inside, the property has been beautifully converted to offer spacious, bright and airy accommodation that’s perfect for romantic getaways for two. Rustle up tasty meals in the stylish shaker-style kitchen, which boasts modern units, oak worktops and a Lavazza coffee machine. Dine at the table for two before settling down on the leather sofa for a cosy evening of films or TV in front of the roaring wood burner. When it’s time for bed, head upstairs to the beautiful king-size bedroom to rest beneath the exposed beams or indulge in a long soak in the en-suite bathroom. Stepping outside, the private terrace is a sunny spot for enjoying an al fresco BBQ or soak in the hot tub, while the shared games barn houses table tennis and table football.

Set in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling hills and open farmland, this property is great for keen walkers looking to explore the surrounding footpaths, pretty villages, sandy beaches and coastline. The pretty market town of Shaftesbury (3 miles) is home to Gold Hill, or Hovis Hill, made famous by the 70s television adverts. Meanwhile, a little further afield, the popular seaside resorts of Poole (23 miles), Bournemouth (28 miles) and Weymouth (34 miles) boast wonderful beaches, excellent eateries and a good selection of entertainment attractions. Other attractions include Longleat House and Safari Park (21 miles) and Salisbury Cathedral (22 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Lavassa coffee machine
  • Wood fired hot tub - logs included
  • Wood burner - logs included
  • Shared, open sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no smoking
  • Shop and Vinyard 2 miles
  • Complex of 3 properties
  • Smart TV and DVD 
  • BBQ
  • 1 and 2 Curwens can be booked together to sleep 6, there is an interlinking internal door which on request can be opened to allow access to both properties. 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 8th April 2024

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We had a lovely stay, beautifully finished cottage with all essentials. The hot tub was fun and my husband enjoyed firing it up each day. The location is pretty with walking routes close by.

Reviewed by Karen 25th March 2024

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We had a lovely stay in March 2024 and although the weather was not great, the cottage was very cosy with underfloor heating and wood burner in the living area. Very well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. Welcome bottle of Prosecco was a lovely touch. Thanks for a lovely stay and we look forward to returning in warmer weather

Reviewed by Holly 22nd March 2024

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Lovely relaxing stay! First break away for a long time and felt very refreshed after! Thankyou :)

Reviewed by Chris 19th March 2024

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Some amazing walks close by and a great base to visit some of the best of Dorset

Reviewed by Alex 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Jana 9th February 2024

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Me, my hubby and our German Shepherd dog had amazing long weekend at No 1 Curwens cottage. The cottage was just beautiful! Underfloor heating, wood burner and comfy interior made cottage super cozy. It had everything you can ask for and more. I watched sunrise from bedroom window and drunk champagne while bathing in hot tub in the garden. What a luRead morexury! Also we have reactive dog and it was lovely to have garden and massive enclosed field just opposite a property for him to run of lead. Hide

Reviewed by Patrick 2nd February 2024

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We were really excited to have a long weekend away in the countryside, and we were not disappointed at all. The barn exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we were looking for; it felt cosy yet spacious and very comfortable. Despite being next to neighbours, it felt private and we especially loved the additional game area, extra wood and loRead moreg burning fire. We were blown away by the customer service with the owners who were responsive and great. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 28th January 2024

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Very good, cosy, clean cottage. Well equipped and doggy friendly. Would recommend for everyone who wants a break with some stunning views around

Reviewed by Mark 29th December 2023

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Very nice cottage

Reviewed by Claire 17th November 2023

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A lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. It really has the wow factor. Perfect location for exploring parts of Dorset. We visited sandbanks, corfe castle and Durdle door. Location couldn't be better for the famous Hovis 'Gold Hill' with stunning views from the top. Great amenities. Log burner was perfect in the evening. Hot tub lovely once we'd figRead moreured out how to heat it. Great to have the lawn area and games shed with table tennis. Would definitely stay again. Owners very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by Dave 6th November 2023

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The accommodation was superb, Cosy, clean and well equipped. Everything we needed was supplied. The milk and prosecco in the fridge were a nice touch and learning how to operate a wood fired hot tub (instructions provided) was fun. The view of the country side out the kitchen window was lovely especially the deer that wondered across the field on tRead morehe first morning. A great place use as a base for investigating North Dorset and Somerset. Very happy with the holiday. Comes highly recommenced. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 3rd November 2023

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Beautiful cottage with everything you could want. Very clean and a good location for dog walking

Reviewed by Roberto 20th October 2023

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Clean and beautifully appointed cottage, full of character features, the perfect balance of luxury and cosiness. The property has ample space for parking and looks far better in real life than shown on the website pictures. The view from any of the windows is absolutely amazing and the hot tub is a lovely treat to gaze the starts after a long day wRead morealking. Nice to have an enclosed outdoor space for our pet. Hannah and Nigel are exceptional hosts, friendly and discreet. Definitely recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Trudy 29th September 2023

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Fabulous in every way

Reviewed by Christine 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 8th September 2023

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A lovely, spacious cottage in a tranquil location

Reviewed by John 1st September 2023

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What a fantastic week we had at Manor Farm! Nigel and Hannah offer an exceptional property in an exceptional location which we will return to soon. The log fired hot tub was a great experience as we had plenty of starry nights to gaze up at and the surrounding countryside was just wonderful, for short or longer walks with the dog. As a base to explRead moreore Dorset, it's coast and it's downs, it was perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th August 2023

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Reviewed by David 30th July 2023

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A tranquil stay in a clean well presented and equipped property

Reviewed by Dagmar 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Simon 16th June 2023

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We had a wonderful week! No 1 Curwens is a beautiful cottage which is to a high standard and very comfortable in very picturesque surroundings. The hot tub was pure luxury situated in a private enclosed patio area, sooo relaxing. We were made to feel welcome by the owners, thank you for the Prosecco and milk, a lovely touch. Plenty of locations to Read morevisit/walk including the fields opposite the cottage where we walked the dog to Melbury Beacon, stunning views. We didnt want to come home! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 12th June 2023

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Very lovely cottage , quiet and relaxing . The perfect getaway, with plenty of places to visit nearby or just stay and enjoy your surroundings.

Reviewed by Craig 14th May 2023

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We loved our stay at number 1 Curwens, the cottage is of high quality with lovely Oak flooring and exposed beams. The pictures online do not do it justice. The wood fired hot tub is an added bonus. Our dog loved the large grass area at the back of the property.

Reviewed by Andrea 24th February 2023

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Had a 4 night stay here at the end of Feb after a delayed journey, arrived to find lights on and a bottle of fizz waiting for us. What a lovely property, comfortable and perfectly equipped with some lovely original features. Hot tub was amazing, lovely and warm (once we got it up to temp) and spent hours star gazing and looking at the lovely view. Read moreLovely location and views. Shops only a short drive away. Lovely location and will definately book again. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 18th February 2023

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Lovely stay in this beautiful cottage located in a stunning environment. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Jack 6th January 2023

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Wow! What a fantastic place to stay. My partner and I stayed here for two nights with our Dog and really enjoyed ourselves. The place was beautiful, and the hot tub was a fabulous addition! We used it every night! The area was beautiful with fantastic views all around. Plenty of activities to keep busy, even with the weather in early January! ThankRead more you! Hide

Reviewed by Karl 2nd December 2022

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Wonderful barn conversion and it was slightly larger than we had originally thought too. Everything was super clean, cared for and a high standard. The little starter kit was a lovely touch and meant we could get the log burner going straight away. We struggled with the hot tub to start with (our fault for getting there late) but the next day it waRead mores toasty hot and the views over the fields are great. Would definitely recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Rowan 9th November 2022

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Cosy warm cottage great for a getaway

Reviewed by Karen 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Diane 16th September 2022

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Amazing place to stay in very well equipped with top quality items. Very quiet peaceful location.Close to numerous picturesque walks. We loved it and may well return in the future. 5*

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd September 2022

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For two people a spacious comfortable attractive cottage in a beautiful setting that we would consider using again.

Reviewed by Stephen 25th July 2022

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Beautiful converted bar everything we needed location great owner very nice.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th July 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable and fully equipped with all that's needed and more. The hot tub was very welcome, we used it several times. Would recommend this as a quiet getaway.

Reviewed by Emma 17th June 2022

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Beautiful property and very well appointed. Had a fabulous stay and really enjoyed the hot tub. Owners very helpful.

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View towards the property
Beautiful lounge/diner with exposed beams
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Dining area leading to the kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen area perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with countryside views
King-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
View across the rolling hills whilst planning your walks
Direct access from the kitchen
En-suite bathroom
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