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Dining area perfect for family meals
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
Countryside location
Relax in the hot tub
View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
View towards the property
King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
Relax in comfort
Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
Luxury wet room with shower and WC
Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
Enjoy a hot drink before getting up for the day ahead
Spacious entrace
View from the property
View of complex  towards Melbury Beacon
Property detail
Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots
1 / 27  Dining area perfect for family meals
2 / 27  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
3 / 27  Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
4 / 27  Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
5 / 27  Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
6 / 27  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
7 / 27  Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
8 / 27  Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
9 / 27  View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
10 / 27  Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
11 / 27  Countryside location
12 / 27  Relax in the hot tub
13 / 27  View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
14 / 27  View towards the property
15 / 27  King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
16 / 27  Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
17 / 27  King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
18 / 27  Relax in comfort
19 / 27  Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
20 / 27  Luxury wet room with shower and WC
21 / 27  Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
22 / 27  Enjoy a hot drink before getting up for the day ahead
23 / 27  Spacious entrace
24 / 27  View from the property
25 / 27  View of complex towards Melbury Beacon
26 / 27  Property detail
27 / 27  Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots

Dukums House

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached barn conversion with wood fired hot tub
  • Countryside walks from the doorstep and a short drive from the market town of Shaftesbury
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth
Property code: 48814

Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, this stylish detached barn conversion is a rural retreat in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Sleeping eight, the accommodation is spacious, light and full of original charm, with exposed beams, oak flooring and extensive windows and doors opening onto the private terrace. When you’re not relaxing beside the roaring wood burner or in the wood-fired hot tub, explore the surrounding countryside or head to the coast to discover its sandy beaches, cliff-top walks and vibrant coastal towns.

Stylishly restored in 2017, this unique property has been meticulously designed, fitted and furnished to provide spacious and elegant rooms for entertaining, dining and relaxing. At one end of the large open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is a country style kitchen complete with Lavassa coffee machine, sociable breakfast bar and Joules crockery. A large dining table sits in the centre of this space, leading to the cosy lounge area with wood burner, Smart TV and rural views. Four elegant bedrooms are spread across two floors, all of which boast TVs, colourful soft furnishings and countryside views. Outside the private terrace is perfect for outside dining with furniture, a BBQ and wood-fired hot tub, while the shared games room with table tennis and table football is ideal for competitive types.

Surrounded by stunning countryside with a network of footpaths leading directly from the property, this area is a haven for walkers. The pretty market town of Shaftesbury (3 miles) is home to Gold Hill, made famous by the 70s television adverts, plus a good selection of amenities. A little further afield, the popular seaside resorts of Poole (23 miles), Bournemouth (32 miles) and Weymouth (34 miles) are worth a visit. Other attractions include Hayes Motor Museum (22 miles), Longleat House and Safari Park (21 miles) and Monkey World (22 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Lavassa coffee machine
  • Utility room - fridge/freezer and washing 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 pub 2 miles
  • Smart TV and DVD 
  • BBQ
  • Within a 5 minute drive to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hayley 19th January 2024

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We have had a wonderful weekend at Dukums. The setting was beautiful. The cottage was stunning. Tastefully decorated and really well equipped. The hot tub was a lovely addition. Hannah the host was so lovely. Couldnt do enough for us to make our stay really memorable and enjoyable. Thankyou so much.

Reviewed by Kundai 17th November 2023

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Had such an amazing stay! The cottage met all of our expectations and looks exactly like the pictures.The garden view was amazing and the hosts where lovely..We tried using the Hot tub on the last day but we wasnt able to start it properly but except that we had a great time!!

Reviewed by Irene 11th November 2023

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The cottage was stunning. It was everything we imagined and more. Definitely recommend

Reviewed by Peter 27th October 2023

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A great place to stay, very well equipped.

Reviewed by Deborah 20th October 2023

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A lovely property, clean, well equipped and spacious. The wood burning hot tub takes a while to warm up but once hot is a real treat. Plenty of parking and the children enjoyed the space to play football and the facilities in the play barn

Reviewed by Suzie 15th September 2023

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Huge and very well equipped barn conversion. Super comfortable beds, lovely linens. The hot tub was a huge hit! Great area for beautiful walks.

Reviewed by Paige 8th September 2023

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We had a really lovely stay. The cottage is in a great location and has beautiful views. We stayed as 6 adults, and 3 under 3s. The kitchen is really well equipped and all beds are comfortable. We did struggle only having 1 shower between all of us and the wet room is quite small so everything becomes wet in there which can be a pain. We would defiRead morenitely stay here again. The games provided are excellent. Everything was clean and well presented. We enjoyed meals at the Nest, Forester & Grosvenor. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 7th July 2023

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Good location and walks from the door. Well equipped and friendly owners nearby.

Reviewed by Cheryl 26th May 2023

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Dukums was the perfect place for our special family holiday, open plan worked perfectly, very well equipped kitchen, huge dining table, squishy leather sofas, children loved the bean bags, and bedrooms/bathrooms worked perfectly for us all. Great outside space with bbqs, we fired-up the hot tub every day amazing, all in the stunning Dorset county sRead moreide. Walking over the hills, beach days at Lulworth and Swanage (by steam train!) Monkey World, Shaftsbury, loved it all, thank you Hannah & Nigel. Hide

Reviewed by Lucie 19th May 2023

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We had a wonderful family holiday! There is plenty of room at the house and the view/area is just beautiful. We enjoyed cooking family meals in the big kitchen and eating together around the huge table. The games barn was great fun. The hot tub was easy to use and added something extra to the lovely holiday home. The owners were very welcoming and Read morehelpful. And we had everything we needed for our 11 month old in the house. We hope to come back again soon and would definitely recommend to friends Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 12th May 2023

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Wonderfully peaceful & relaxing setting. Friendly & helpful hosts. Beautiful accommodation & great facilities. Just needs some adjustment to the bathroom area, which the owner is planning to address, and it would be perfect. I was part of a 3 generation party & everybody was happy, especially the 2.5 year old who loved the freedom and the sheep. AnRead mored we could relax, because it was safe for him. Will hopefully return. Have already reccommended it to a couple of friends. Hide

Reviewed by Jess 10th February 2023

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We had fantastic stay, the home was stunning and well equipped. We loved the local landscape and area, it felt peaceful from the moment we arrived. There was plenty to explore nearby, including walks and a vineyard. We also made trips to Stourhead and Longleat which are both a short drive away. Our children loved playing in the garden and the gamesRead more area. Hide

Reviewed by Meme 3rd February 2023

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It was just perfect for our girlie getaway. So much so, the girls want to book again. Fab place on all levels.

Reviewed by Michelle 18th November 2022

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A lovely house in a beautiful location. Very cosy and the hot tub was awesome but took a long time for us to get it hot, make sure to give it a few stirs as you are heating it otherwise the water is hot on top but once you get in cold at the bottom!

Reviewed by Lucie 28th October 2022

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Wow, what an incredible stay! The kitchen living area is so amazing, we couldn't have asked for a better environment to celebrate my birthday & engagement in. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and we really loved the hot tub! Location is gorgeous, we walked up the beacon & across to the nearby vineyard bar. Communications were great before & throughoRead moreut our stay. One note is the twin room is definitely a squeeze for 2 adults! Other than that, it was just totally perfect! Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 21st October 2022

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Great location Beautiful house Well equipped kitchen Hot tub was the icing on the cake

Reviewed by Anna 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by June 19th September 2022

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Arriving at this stunning location with wonderful views and the beautiful accommodation will instantly relax you and put you in holiday mode! This light airy home is stylishly furnished, and the owners have thought of everything that you would need to have a super break away, from ample appliances and utensils etc in the kitchen, to lots of games eRead moretc, an amazing hot tub, and a log burner too! A wonderful holiday was had by all! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Katie 16th September 2022

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We had a brilliant time away the barn was beautiful presented and had everything we needed the additional extras were also a lovely little touch. The hot tub was very relaxing in the evening and the kids loved playing in it during the day. The games barn was another big hit with the adults and children. We had some much needed quality family time aRead morend will certainly be back in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful situation, lovely living area and warm, clean space to be in. Ideal for walkers - you start as you walk out the back door, and the view is nourishing if rain keeps you in.

Reviewed by Derek 26th August 2022

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Couldn't have picked a better place for making memories with our family. Great accommodation and worked really well for my husband who is in a wheelchair. The children loved the games area. The hot tub was a great success too. Any problems we did have was quickly rectified by the owners. Thank you

Reviewed by Paul 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Ben 17th June 2022

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Absolutely blissful few days at Dukums, living a few days of luxurious rural idyll where the only thing you have to worry about is getting the hot tub to the right temperature and the timing of lighting the barbecue. Great walks, plenty of entertainment, superb accommodation. Well be back (again!).

Reviewed by Matthew 3rd June 2022

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Gorgeous views, great house. We had a great time. House was spotless and well stocked with what we needed. Good instructions and pre-arrival communication from Hannah.

Reviewed by Chelsea 6th May 2022

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Beautiful property, very clean and spacious. Hosts have thought of everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would highly recommend and will be booking again

Reviewed by Danielle 29th April 2022

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We had the best stay at Dukums House! It was beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The wood fired hot tub was fabulous and I can't even describe the feeling of sitting in the hot tub, over looking the stunning views, with the lambs bleating and playing - it made the stresses of the real world disappear, it was just perfect. There is a gamesRead more barns to the rear and my family had so much fun, playing football, badminton, table tennis etc. and sunbathing on the giant bean bags. Just loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Chelise 22nd April 2022

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This cottage was definitely worth it, had such good weekend here. It was lovely definitely will be coming back but for a little longer next time, seemed we werent there long enough. I would definitely recommend it for sure :)

Reviewed by Farhana 18th March 2022

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Perfect setting and stunning property. Wonderful stay! Food at the Fontmell was lovely too.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 11th March 2022

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Dining area perfect for family meals
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
Countryside location
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