“Enjoy the roaring fire and then explore the surrounding area including Poole, Swanage and Corfe Castle” - VisitEngland Assessor
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Our Inspector's view
This compact, cosy, restored barn is set in the grounds of the owner's cottage in this attractive Dorset village. The imaginative conversion features a double bedroom with a beamed and vaulted ceiling and an en-suite bathroom. A door opens out onto your private, south-facing patio. You're within two miles of the Iron Age fort at Badbury Rings giving panoramic views of the Dorset countryside and the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Changeover day: Friday
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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