Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This is a secluded house set in 23 acres of Dorset countryside bordered by the Wareham Forest. Looking out across the fields to the Isle of Purbeck you see horses grazing and occasional herds of deer. Close by are the market towns of Wareham and Dorchester with good restaurants, cinemas and shops. Swanage and Poole, with its famous natural harbour, are both within easy reach offering up boat trips and sea fishing.
With swimming and tennis on site, it is the perfect location for a family holiday or large group of friends. Close by are 3 golf courses, a gliding club, clay-pigeon range, and the unique Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World sites. The location is ideal for a relaxed holiday, or for those seeking activity there is plenty to explore. You can bike and walk from the farm and beaches are close at hand.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lulworth Bay 16 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 35 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This is a light spacious house offering up free flowing accommodation, ideal for a relaxed style of entertaining. The reception rooms on the ground floor are all large and south facing leading off from a Perbeck stone floor entrance hall. A large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga seating 6-8 has french doors opening onto a terrace and has an adjacent dining room which in turn takes you through to the conservatory with a well established vine and with views over the fields to the Purbeck Hills. The ground floor is completed with a study/TV room, boot room and cloakroom.
One set of stairs leads to an upstairs landing off which are 6 comfortable bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms with a separate WC
|Further details outdoors|
The house is approached by a long gravel drive. There is ample parking to the front and side of the property. The South facing conservatory opens onto a terrace for enjoying relaxed al fresco dining and overlooks the garden, fields and beyond. The pool heated by solar panels is fully maintained by the owner and sun loungers, table and chairs are provided. The tennis court is also situated in the grounds but for non-players croquet can be played on the front lawn!
The house is rented by the week although longer lets are always welcome. Please Note that there will be no paying guests in the nearby studio flat during your stay so you will have all the facilities to yourselves.
The West Country region
Trent Vale Farm is on the edge of the Poole basin, known for its benign climate, and close to Wareham gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and defended in the past by the dramatic Corfe Castle. The Isle of Purbeck is home to Swanage, the famous Swanage Steam Railway, the RSPB bird sanctuary at Arne, and the wonderful sandy beaches of Studland and Weymouth.
The celebrated Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, is less than 10 miles away as is Poole Harbour , with the National Trust's Brownsea Island famous for its red squirrels and bird watching in the centre. Poole Harbour is the largest natural harbour in England and has sailing instruction at Rockley Watersports,Hamworthy and sea fishing from Poole quay.
Further inland is a range of hills, with Bulbarrow Hill as one high point from which you can see 50 miles on a clear day including Shaftesbury, a picturesque ancient hill town. Sherborne is to the North of the county, a charming town dominated by its Castle and Abbey, close to which is Cerne Abbas with its celebrated giant, under whom you are supposed to sleep in order to conceive.
The county town is Dorchester dominated by Maiden Castle (a Roman castle), the Hardy monument, and associated with Judge Jeffries who sent large numbers of people to the colonies, including the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Wareham, an old Saxon market town with a Saturday Market beside the River Frome has some lovely shops, restaurants, and pubs.
Lawrence of Arabia is buried close by at Moreton, and his cottage at Clouds Hill is within 5 minutes drive of the farm. and the cottage which belonged to Thomas Hardy is only a little further off, as are the cottages where the Tolpuddle Martyrs lived.
The River Piddle or Trent (renamed because Queen Victoria considered it rude) after which the Farm has been named is within walking distance, and there are miles of tracks close by in the forest from which Sika and Roe Deer come to graze over the property.