Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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)|
|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|
|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.
.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.