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East Wing Holworth Farmhouse


Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Holworth Farmhouse

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 2km

Holworth Farmhouse was originally the rest home for the monks of Milton Abbey, the East Wing is an 18th Century addition.The accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, each with bath or shower room, kitchen, bootroom and large sitting/diningroom. There are two entrances onto a large garden open under the National Gardens Scheme.

Fully appointed throughout, Holworth Farmhouse is the ideal retreat for up to four adults who wish to explore the surrounding area. This includes a footpath to the beach with stunning views of Weymouth Bay, site of the Sailing Olympics that were staged in July 2012 and easy access to Durdle Dor and Lulworth Cove via the spectacular Jurassic Coastal Path - a world heritage site.

The historic towns of Wareham, Dorchester and Weymouth, made famous by Thomas Hardy are all within easy reach.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Holworth and Ringstead 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bournemouth 50 km, Nearest railway: Wool 10 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The East wing has been completely refurbished for 2012.

The rooms are light, spacious and comfortable.

The East Wing is attached to the main house, but with separate access to front and back.

Further details outdoors

Guests are welcome to use the hard tennis court providing they have suitable footwear. Please bring your own balls and racquets.

Further details

.The property is approached by a farm track which is accessible with a normal car. We have a standard saloon which is used every day and is still going strong after about 10 years! The track goes through a farm (not ours) and can be muddy in wet weather. When our garden is open we may have 50 cars coming through, and in 15 years have had no complaints about access.

The West Country region

It is the variety of landscape that gives Dorset it's great charm. It has a greater range of rock type and scenery than any other county in southern England. From the isle of Purbeck in the South East with it's limestone plateau, clay vale and chalk ridge, one moves North West over open heathlands giving way to rolling chalk downs in the centre, which end dramatically along a high escarpment.

From here one drops down to clay vales ribbed by low limestone hills to the North west and the more rugged sandstone and limestone heights and clay vales of the west.

This five-fold geological division results in spectacular varied beauty still relatively unknown and undisturbed, which is the reason for coming to Dorset.


The immediate area has numerous attractions to suit every taste. The nearby historic towns of Dorchester, Wareham and Weymouth - all featured in the novels of Thomas Hardy - support a variety of restaurants, museums and buildings of interest. For the sporting guest, there are three golf courses, tennis courts and a sailing academy all within 10 miles. There are historic houses and gardens to visit and the area abounds with good pubs and eating places.

But primarily this area is a walkers paradise, the coastal path giving access to spectacular views and features of geological interest such as Durdle Dor and Lulworth Cove, both within easy walking distance.

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Review 1-10 of 13

24 Feb 2014


"Spacious accommodation in a magical setting"

Staying at East Wing Holworth Farmhouse was a real treat. The room sizes are generous and the whole place has a country house feel with useful extras such two bathrooms and a boot room. On arrival … More

13 Aug 2013


"Absolutely Perfect"

I just can't say enough about this holiday rental. I came with my 83 year old mother and my son for just 4 days (wish it was more). The Bush's were absolutely wonderful and accommodating t… More

13 Aug 2013


"We loved it here"

East Wing, Holworth Farmhouse is a real gem and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The accommodation has everything you could possibly need including an immaculate tennis court tucked away behind t… More

2 Aug 2013


"Truly Memorable Family Holiday..."

Philippa and Anthony are the perfect hosts. Always available when required. The accommodation is charming and has all the mod cons. The gardens are simply a picture of how an English country garden should be. We walked every day and criss-crossed the entire Dorset coast by car from Lyme Regis to Bournemouth - and every bay, beach and inlet in between. A different day-trip every day. A surprise around every corner. The Holworth horses and ponies and dogs are ever so friendly and extremely popular with our family.

29 Jul 2013



We spent 4 nights and enjoyed the quite county side, wondering around the lovely garden soaking up the sun. The walk to the beach and along the cliff top was very nice. There were plenty of tourist brochures plus help from Phillipa on where to go and what to see.

17 Jun 2013


"Idyllic country retreat close to spectacular coast"

Charming, comfortable accommodation, surrounded by spectacular gardens and rural landscape. Less than a miles walk to the spectacular coastal path. Relaxing outdoor areas, Charming hosts and friendly animals, A memorable stay.

11 Jun 2013


"Fantastic farm life"

Lovely stay with very friendly hosts. Scenery was wonderful and the walk to the beach was superb with lots of rural splendour. Bedrooms were very good size with proper feather duvets and spacious bath… More

5 Jun 2013


"Gorgeous hideaway, but close to good pubs and places to visit."

We recently stayed at Holworth, and had the most wonderful mini break with friends. We had a lovely welcome from Philippa, (home made flapjacks at the ready!), which made up for the rain! The log burner was in full flow too, which made it all very cosy.
The sun decided to come out for the next few days which meant we could make full use of wandering round the delightful garden. It is a beautiful space.
Just a little tip, watch the track-it seems bumpier going to the farmhouse than coming away; particularly by the farm. Its worth the bumps though!

16 Apr 2013


"Perfect rural idyll"

From the sheep and tiny lambs running free, the horses in the paddocks and the dogs and chickens in the farmyard, Holworth Farmhouse is everyone's idea of a rural paradise. Contrast this with the… More

5 Sep 2012


"Fantastic weekend away"

My husband and I recently stayed at the Holworth Farmhouse with two of our friends and their small dog. The property was absolutely amazing - from the incredibly garden to the tennis courts and surrounding farm. Philippa and her husband could not have been better hosts and even greeted us with a bottle of wine and homemade cookies upon arrival. This is a fantastic house for those looking to get away for the weekend.

Review 1-10 of 13

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