Located in Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Droop Farm Cottage is a holiday cottage in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, sleeping 6 in 5 star luxury and pet friendly set witihin stunning countryside
Droop Farm Cottage is a converted 300 year old stone barn set behind the owners ancient cottage in the village of Hazelbury Bryan. Perfect for those looking for peace and privacy the outside is also spacious with views towards Bulbarrow Hill, the highest point in Dorset. The interior is elegant and homely with great thought put into ensuring the layout provides the best experience for guests and also benefits from a ground floor double bedroom so suitable for those visiting with limited mobility. The village itself has a 15th century church, the local pub, the Antelope dates from 1750, there is a local Spar shop, a cricket ground, football facilities and a children's play area. There are many walks in the area which can be enjoyed with up to two dogs as Droop Farm Cottage is also pet friendly and even supplies a welcome basket for your pets.
The accommodation at Droop Farm Cottage comprises of a spacious living room with comfy seating, Freeview TV, DVD player, wood burning effect stove and WiFi enabled throughout. The kitchen/diner is well equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer with dining table and seating for six. There is a ground floor double bedroom with a separate shower room with toilet and basin. On the first floor you will find an additional double bedroom and a twin room and a family bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin. A travel cot and highchair can also be provided upon request.
Outside is a generously sized lawned garden with paved area complete with teak furniture, barbecue, steamer chair for relaxing in the sun and even a croquet set is provided for your enjoyment. There is ample off road parking available. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Sturminster Newton is in the Blackmore Vale and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town is split in two by the River Stour with Sturminster to the North and Newton to the South of the river.Read more
Move from the metropolis that is Sturminster Newton and you will find yourself in some stunningly beautiful areas - we holidayed in this very area in 2012. There are some great villages to explore including Okeford Fitzpaine, Child Okeford, Manston, Marnhull, Stalbridge, Stourton Caundle, Pulham and Hazelbury Bryan to name but a few.
Every Monday the town holds a market that has been occurring in the area for a long time and holds all sorts of locally produced goods. In the middle of September, the area gathers in all the cheese lovers to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival. 2014 saw it in its 15th year and exhibitor numbers grow even further. It's not all cheese though with a wealth of other food and drink exhibitors as well as entertainment and arts and crafts. On the third Thursday in August, Sturmninster Newton holds its annual carnival.
The North Dorset Trailway is run by a charity and is dedicated to making sections of the pld Somerset and Dorset Railway into usable areas to now walk and cycle. The trail now leads from Sturminster Newton all the way through Blandford Forum to Spetisbury, around 11 miles in total. It is one of the best ways to appreciate all the countryside around you with lots of attractions to visit on your way. One such is Sturminster Newton Mill, a stunning looking building with a very long history. The mill consists of three floors and a north and south wing and regular events are also held on the site. It even has a shop selling flour made by the still working mill. The mill is open between April and September with a small admission charge.
Sturminster Newton Museum is housed in a beautiful thatched building in the centre of the town. It shows exhibits to do with local history of the town, the local railways and even local poets. There is also a souvenir and gift shop and admission is fee.
You have a choice of over 20 places to eat out including tea houses, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are also some great pubs and restaurants to discover in the outlying villages and towns.Read less
Bournemouth is 28 miles away
Bristol is 40 miles away
Exeter is 57 miles away