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The Brick Barn - Darknoll Farm

Sturminster Newton (2mls SE), Dorset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This stylish open-plan space is the ideal base for a romantic break with wild swimming close by
  • Enjoy the country views from the covered terrace or relax beside the wood burner
  • Take a walk along the lane to the picturesque village centre where you'll find a pub and shop
Property code: 94279

Nestled in a rural setting with views of the Blackmore Vale, this charming former barn is just half a mile from Okeford Fitzpaine village, which is home to a shop and pub. From here you can explore various footpaths including the Wessex Ridgeway or visit Sturminster Newton (3 miles) and take a leisurely stroll along the trailway. Venture to Hambledon Hill and Hod Hill (5 miles) for stunning vistas spanning three counties, or why not indulge in wild swimming in the River Stour. The Georgian town of Blandford Forum (6 miles) is also well worth a trip for its brewery tap and lovely walks through the water meadows. Shaftesbury's iconic Gold Hill awaits just 8 miles away.

Accessed via an unmade lane and shared drive (bumpy in places), this detached converted barn is brick built and has lovely far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Set within an organic farm, open the entrance door into this light and bright open-plan studio-style space. To the left is the fully equipped kitchen area, which has a dining table just opposite, ideal for leisurely meals. There is comfortable seating well placed so you can enjoy your favourite shows on the Smart TV, and a wood burner which adds to the ambience for those cosy evenings in. You'll find a shower room leading from this space, and a king-size bed on the right of the entrance door when it is time to retire for the evening. With original beams and a vaulted ceiling, this lovely property is an ideal bolthole for two.

To the rear of the property are French doors opening onto a covered gravel terrace with outdoor furniture, and a charcoal BBQ is available for use in the summer months.. Stabling and use of a paddock are available on request.

  • 1 king-size bed (studio-style property)
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV available in the lounge area
  • Enclosed garden with covered seating area, gravel terrace with furniture, and charcoal BBQ is available in the summer months
  • Please note: There is a gap beneath the gate enclosing the garden, so not fully secure for small dogs
  • Private off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Stabling for 1 horse and use of a paddock available on request
  • Shops and pub 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 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.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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