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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
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
  • Network of countryside walks from the property
  • Excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season
  • 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Electric and underfloor/central heating included
  • Shared open sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome. Dogs must be kept downstairs and a stairgate can be provided.
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival 3pm
  • 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. 

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 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!

Reviewed by Mauhriga 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2020

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We had a really enjoyable week at this gorgeous barn conversion. A chilled bottle of Prosecco and some of the best chocolate brownies weve tasted were very welcome on arrival. The property is so spacious and had everything we needed during our stay. We made good use of the wood burning stove to keep us cosy. We took some lovely walks in the local aRead morerea and were able to easily drive to Bath, Clarks Village, Swanage, Corfe Castle and several good local pubs for dinner. Thanks Hannah & Nigel! Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 25th September 2020

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Family holiday in the countryside, with our dog. Farm buildings have been used to create 3x properties in a beautiful location. We stayed in the 4person open plan cottage, which was clean (including Covid regulations) and fully equipped. We visited the Kimber farm shop (40mins away) and would highly recommend as friendly with great produce. We enjoRead moreyed the hill walk directly from the property and the view from the top is amazing. There is also access to a grassed closed garden. Will return Hide

Reviewed by Robert 18th September 2020

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I have only rated 'Cleanliness and Equipment' as 4 star due to the Government's Covid 19 Regulations and of no fault of the owners.

Reviewed by Emma 11th September 2020

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It was a lovely space to stay, peaceful and calm. Perfect if you want to escape the hussle and bussle.

Reviewed by Darryn 4th September 2020

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Beautiful property in a fantastic location. Thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by Gillian 28th August 2020

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On our arrival to the cottage the doors were unlocked so we didnt need to operate the key safe outside. There was milk and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and beautiful chocolate cake, what a welcome. We were provided with fire lighting equipment, dishwasher tablets, coffee pods etc. Property was well decorated and furnished well, very comfortabRead morele. The hot tub was amazing as was the views, would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Ella 14th August 2020

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Beautifully located and appointed large barn conversion in delightful countryside. Very comfortable living space, with all amenities that you would expect. Benefits include a dedicated hot tub and shared table tennis and table football outside, as well as a small private garden/dining area and shared larger outside space for views and walks. ExtremRead moreely welcoming owner. Was a hugely relaxing and enjoyable break. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 24th July 2020

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Lovely, clean, spacious property with beautiful views and hill walks right from your doorstep.

Reviewed by Rachel 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Dawn 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Janice 15th September 2019

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Excellent barn conversion, plenty of space and home comforts, clearly the owners have taken care to look after their guests. The chocolate cake was a very welcome surprise! Very comfy beds and beautiful view from the main bedroom. We also enjoyed sitting in the rear garden watching the wildlife. The wood fired hot tub was a lovely bonus, but took 3Read more-4 hours to get slightly warm. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 16th August 2019

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The barn conversion was pretty much perfect in every respect. The beds comfortable, the kitchen fully equipped with utensils, pans, crockery etc, the whole barn immaculate and the owners extremely welcoming and helpful. We even got invited to the village fate! We've stayed at a lot of cottages and barn conversions over the years and this one rates Read moreas the best yet. Taxi ride into Shaftsbury was only 7 (Chart taxis 07554 054037) and Dominos were delivering to the door in about 20 minutes! Hide

Reviewed by Meike 2nd August 2019

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We had a wonderful time at the Curwens. The house had everything we could have wished for. We especially enjoyed the woodfired hottub because it combined two of our favourite things. Making fire and relaxing in a hot bath. There is lots to see and do in the area. And the views from the cottage are lovely. We loved having breakfast outside and heariRead moreng the sheep and the cows in the field. The owners are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would love to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 26th July 2019

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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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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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