16th Century Thatched House

16th Century Thatched House

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

We are in a hamlet of 7 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.

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 local farmers markets 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. Tables, chairs, an out door sofa a chiminea, and a gas barbeque outside provide for dining al fresco. There is also a ping pong table and a zip wire.

We have 2 children aged 11 and 12, 3 dogs and 2 horses. We are open to offers of long and short stays.

Two bathrooms are being redecorated at the moment, with new showers installed. We are also opening up the kitchen further with a very large window so that we can see the garden and views, come rain or shine. The bathrooms will be finished by November 2019 and the kitchen work by summer 2020.

We would really appreciate a £50 contribution to a cleaning fee because then all our lives are made easier! We have a lovely cleaner called Nadene who will come and sort things out before our return.

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More about us

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

  2. We have 2 children aged 11 and 13, 3 dogs and 2 horses.

  3. We love food, animals, and the great outdoors. We live surrounded by beautiful countryside. We love a change and adventure. I love the mountains, my husband the sea. Please help us with both!

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

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
Everywhere!
Spot of exercise
Out door salt water swimming pool, tennis court, bicycles
Day tripping
Longleat, Bath, Beaches

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