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2 Curwens is on the left handside
Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
Dining area perfect for family meals
Open-plan living area
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
King-size bedroom with TV
Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
Bathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower and WC
Unwind in the hot tub after a day exploring
Enjoy alfresco dining with a view
View across the front lawn and beyond
View from the property
Countryside location
View towards the property
Access the patio straight from the kitchen
View of complex towards Melbury Beacon
1 / 20  2 Curwens is on the left handside
2 / 20  Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
3 / 20  Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
4 / 20  Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
5 / 20  Dining area perfect for family meals
6 / 20  Open-plan living area
7 / 20  Dining area
8 / 20  Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
9 / 20  King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
10 / 20  King-size bedroom with TV
11 / 20  Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
12 / 20  Bathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower and WC
13 / 20  Unwind in the hot tub after a day exploring
14 / 20  Enjoy alfresco dining with a view
15 / 20  View across the front lawn and beyond
16 / 20  View from the property
17 / 20  Countryside location
18 / 20  View towards the property
19 / 20  Access the patio straight from the kitchen
20 / 20  View of complex towards Melbury Beacon

No 2 Curwens

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
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 barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
  • Relax in the wood fired hot tub
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth
Property code: 48804

Stylishly restored in 2017 this beautiful barn conversion is situated in the rural village of Melbury Abbas amid glorious Dorset countryside, boasting countryside views from the accommodation and gardens.

Situated in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling hills and open farmland is this charming barn conversion. Sleeping four, the accommodation is spacious, open plan and packed full of character through exposed beams, stone walls and wooden flooring. After a long day spent exploring the surrounding countryside or nearby coastline, return to this welcoming retreat for a cosy night beside the roaring wood burner or a relaxing soak in the private wood-fired hot tub.

Inside, this property offers a delightful blend of old and new. The country-style galley kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and opens onto the private terrace. Continuing through, a spacious lounge/diner with exposed beams, oak flooring and a wood burner is an inviting and homely room for dining and relaxing. Upstairs, the two bedrooms boast exposed beams, stone walls, slanting ceilings, TVs and wonderful rural views. Outside, a private terrace is perfect for enjoying delicious summer BBQs and long soaks in the hot tub, while the shared games barn with table tennis and table football is ideal for competitive guests.

A walker’s paradise, this area is rich in natural beauty and offers a great network of footpaths that run through pretty villages and unspoilt countryside. The quaint market town of Shaftesbury (3 miles) is home to Gold Hill, made famous by the 70s television adverts. Meanwhile, a little further afield the seaside resorts of Poole (23 miles), Bournemouth (32 miles) and Weymouth (34 miles) boast a wealth of eateries, watersports and amusement attractions. Other coastal highlights include Swanage (35 miles), Studland (34 miles) and Lulworth Cove (28 miles), while further inland Longleat House and Safari Park (21 miles) and Hayes Motor Museum (22 miles) are well worth a visit.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link
  • Additional bunk bedroom available at £30 per stay
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher 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 off-road parking
  • Regret no smoking
  • Shop and Vineyard 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. 
  • 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aisling 31st October 2022

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Fantastic cottage in a peaceful location. Beautiful buildings on the complex in very well-kept grounds. Very well-equipped, clean and comfortable. Thank you for the bubbles on arrival. Hot-tub was a lovely treat and pretty quick to warm up! Close to the market town of Shaftesbury which has several boutique shops and a good array of eateries. A jourRead moreney to the coast, but knew this when booking. Frank, the cocker spaniel, thoroughly enjoyed his holiday too. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sally-Ann 19th September 2022

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We were in need of a relaxing break and this property ticked all the boxes. The tranquillity of the location made it feel like Christmas Day! The cottage was bigger than we expected and is finished to a high standard. Already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you to Hannah for being a super host and the fizz was very much welcomed.

Reviewed by Laura 16th September 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful setting. It was peaceful and very relaxing. No 2 Curwens had everything we needed; it was spotlessly clean; spacious and the little touches such as board games to play were fantastic! We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub which heated up in about 4 hours and the table tennis table was great fun! We wiRead morell definitely be back! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Kelly-Anne 29th July 2022

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I absolutely loved the cottage, was bigger than we expected, the pictures do exactly match what you get bit it's even better when your there, the views are spectacular, so tranquil and stunning. The kitchen was a dream cottage kitchen with beautiful views. The bedroom was beautiful, I could of happily led in bed with a book watching the sheep and tRead morehe walkers every morning but being up early with the dog didn't get to do this as much as I would of liked. Highly recommend to anyone with a dog. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 22nd July 2022

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This was a lovely cottage, the owners were fantastic and welcoming. We will be returning in the near future. The quality of the furnishings, the hot tub, and the location were perfect. Oh yeah, and the games barn was brilliant. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Lynne 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 10th June 2022

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I thought the location was fantastic. The way the whole farmyard area had been layed out and maintained was incredible. Well worth going there, just for the view, from the windows.

Reviewed by Laura 27th May 2022

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Absolutely stunning cottage with glorious views. The photos really don't do it justice. The cottage was very well equipped including stair gates and extra added items for children which was very helpful. The hot tub was lovely and relaxing in the evenings. Personal touch of milk, toilet rolls, hand soap and prosecco was much appreciated. ShaftesburRead morey is a beautiful town and Poole or Weymouth is about 50 mins away. Friendly owners and would definitely recommend Hide

Reviewed by Helen 13th May 2022

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A beautiful property with lots of facilities. Immaculately clean and very comfortable. Quiet and peaceful location with countryside views. Wood fired hot tub was lovely. Friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Catriona 1st April 2022

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We were a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children and had plenty of room. The property and grounds were fantastic, so well kept. The facilities within the property were the best we'd ever experienced. Everything has been thought of and the quality of the decor is really special. The showers were so powerful I never wanted to get out. The children enjoRead moreyed the huge bath and we all enjoyed the hot tub. We all felt sad leaving and we aim to be back very soon. Faultless and just what we needed. Thanks Hide

Reviewed by Becky 12th November 2021

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Great property in a great location and fantastic value for money. Would highly recommend. But hot tub needs heating a day or so before use due to size! Would stay again anytime.

Reviewed by Ellinor 20th September 2021

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We loved this spacious apartment with an open view to Melbury Beacon. The hot tub was delightful and the kitchen was extremely well equipped.

Reviewed by Carole 20th August 2021

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We are just back from the most wonderful break at No2! The cottage is simply paradise, we felt relaxed from the moment we arrived. Every thought and attention to detail have been added to ensure you have a wonderful accommodation and comfort. The owners were both friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely revisit at sRead moreome point in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 23rd July 2021

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Great property nestled in picturesque rolling hills, with friendly & helpful owners. Really enjoyed our stay, thanks.

Reviewed by Janaki 16th July 2021

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Beautiful house in a convenient location. Was very well equipped.

Reviewed by Tony 9th July 2021

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Beautiful accommodation with wonderful scenery. Comfy beds and bedding, lovely hot tub and peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed by Laura 11th June 2021

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We had such a lovely stay at the cottage over the weekend and cant recommend enough! The pictures dont do it justice its so beautiful and clean and modern. It has absolutely everything you could need in terms of kitchen supplies and also games to play - we spent 3 nights there and barely left! The beds are so comfortable and the shower was amazing,Read more really powerful. We will definitely be going back! Also the hills opposite are a lovely little walk and fab views. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 4th June 2021

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Clean, bright and comfortable with everything you need despite the covid constraints.

Reviewed by Claire 31st May 2021

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A really beautiful set up. Wonderful views. Immaculate accommodation. Will definitely return. Recommended to family and friends for sure! Thank you

Reviewed by Diana 7th May 2021

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Superb accomodation! More than we expected - all needs catered for, so well equipped, it suited us perfectly. Woodburning stove easy to use and made the cottage so cosy. Sitting in the hot-tub with fantastic view was great. Very rural location with lovely walks, yet only 10 minutes drive to Shaftesbury. Hope to return again!

Reviewed by Nwabugo 1st May 2021

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Very comfortable and had all the equipments needed for a lovely break. Location was lovely as well, just across from a farm. Theres a lot to keep you busy on the property if you dont want to go anywhere else. The perfect property for a family of about 6 people! Well definitely be going back!

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2 Curwens is on the left handside
Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
Dining area perfect for family meals
Open-plan living area
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
King-size bedroom with TV
Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
Show 8 moreBathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower and WC

Location

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