16th Century Thatched House

16th Century Thatched House


Jun 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

We are in a hamlet of 8 houses, set in 16 acres of natural land, between two villages with a farm shop, two village shops and a choice of pubs. There are more pubs and restaurants within driving distance. We have a tennis court, swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. There is a newly converted barn opposite the house. (not quite finished).

The saltwater pool is air source heated and easily reaches 30 degrees when the weather is good. The tennis court has beautiful views from it and it set in a large garden.

We can sleep 10 but please note that 2 people would be on a sofa bed in the snug with a loo next door.

Beaches are less than an hour away, Longleat is half an hour, Shaftesbury, our very pretty town, is 10 minutes away, with a farmers market every week.

With ground source heating, the house is warm and cosy, and cool in the summer as the thatch and thick stone walls keep it that way. There is a huge fire place on wintery evenings and no shortage of logs which are just outside the front door and come from the field. Tables, chairs, an out door sofa a chiminea, and a gas barbeque outside provide for dining al fresco. The outhouse is currently being converted into a games room with a pingpong table or pool table (undecided!) and tv

A cleaning fee of £50 has become a necessity at the end of visits (we do airbnb also). Please do get in touch and hopefully we can created happy holidays!


More about us

  1. I am a cook and author and my husband has his own thermography business..

  2. We have 2 children aged 13 and 14, 3 dogs and 2 horses.

  3. We love food, animals, and the great outdoors. We live surrounded by beautiful countryside. We love to explore.

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Where is it?


In a quiet Dorset hamlet set in 16 acres with a small river at the bottom of the large field. There is great space to relax. We are a good walk from a farm shop with a vegetarian cafe serving delicious food, and a small gallery. The nearest village is Child Okeford which is 2 miles away and has a village shop. Shaftesbury is 7 miles away and has a supermarket and various cafes and shops to visit. Bath is one hour away, a stunning City, Salisbury 45 minutes away and Stonehenge is about 40 minutes. The beach is an hour away. We love the peace of the area and the fun we have on our doorstep with the pool and tennis court.

Buzzy restaurants
The Cricketers pub, The Fontmell pub, The Grosvenor restaurant, Pyt House, Chutneys, The Beckford, The King John
Cozy cafés
lots of them in Shaftesbury
Retail therapy
Bath, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Poole
Bit of culture
Salisbury, Bath, Stonehenge
Walks in the park
Spot of exercise
Out door salt water swimming pool, tennis court, bicycles
Day tripping
Longleat, Bath, Beaches

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