Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Deep in the countryside on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, Cools Farm is the magical setting for two self-catering cottages, sensitively created from redundant farm buildings.
The Milking Parlour and The Tractor Shed have all their accommodation at ground floor level and can be booked individually or jointly using the interconnecting double doors. Both cottages have eco-friendly underfloor heating and WiFi broadband access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance through French windows into a spacious open plan living room, comprising sitting and dining areas and a fitted kitchen with integral appliances. 3 bedrooms – master bedroom with zip & link beds offering a choice of twin beds or 6ft double. En suite shower/wet room /wc. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further bedroom with zip & link beds. Bathroom/wc with shower attachment to the bath.
|Further details outdoors|
Paved garden terrace in front of the cottage, making the most of the far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. Fenced, grassed area beyond. Visitors are welcome to walk around the bluebell woodland surrounding the private lake.
This cottage will suit disabled visitors, with wheelchair access being possible via a gently sloping path leading from the parking area and through the garden up to the cottage.
The West Country region
Attractions in the area are numerous – the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury (Gold Hill & Abbey ruins) is 6 miles away and the cathedral city of Salisbury, Stourhead house and gardens, Longleat and Old Wardour Castle are within half an hour's drive. The many and varied attractions of the Georgian city of Bath and the South Dorset coastline (both awarded UNESCO World Heritage status) are also reachable in an hour or less.
The farm is a wonderful place to escape to, with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and great opportunities for walking on the Wessex Ridgeway, part of which crosses the farm, and for cycling on the nearby Wessex Cycle Way. If fishing is your passion, Cools Farm has a spring fed lake in a natural woodland setting, stocked with brown and rainbow trout. The owners run an organically managed herd of Red Poll cattle, which produce delicious grass fed meat. There are free-range chickens too, with fresh eggs available to visitors. This is a great place for children and the owners are very happy to explain the workings of the farm.