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Holworth Farmhouse

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

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.

Dorchester

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 16

14 Aug 2014

5/5

"An oasis in the heart of the Dorset countryside."

Perfect place to recharge the batteries, owners were really welcoming and approachable during the week to recommend places of interest. Lovely walks to the Dorset coastal paths without having to use t… More

1 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect..."

This is a truly idyllic spot. We had a wedding in Lulworth Castle and stayed at Holworth Farmhouse for two nights. We have three small children and they loved it as much as we did! My daughter actuall… More

5 May 2014

4/5

"Accomodation excellent, but access very bad"

Being disabled, both my wife & myself thought we were climbing Everest at every attempt to go upstairs! [Stairs very very steep]. Yes it is a 400 year old house. The road to the property had been main… More

24 Feb 2014

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

4/5

"Peaceful"

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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

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Calendar last updated:09 Aug 2014

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