Characterful former milking parlour set in a tranquil, rural location. Surrounded by open countryside yet within easy reach of many popular attractions, it’s the ideal base for a relaxing break.
Make this former milking parlour your home on the Wiltshire, Dorset, and Somerset Borders, where peaceful countryside meets famously gorgeous towns like Shaftesbury and Bruton. The cottage is perfect for a couple and their furry friend to escape the rat race while, further afield, the humbling vista of Stonehenge provides the opportunity for a dog walk you’ll never forget.
This gorgeous 17th-century barn is overflowing with character features including quirky brickwork, scalloped roof tiles and verdant English planting, making it a dream-come-true country retreat. Inside, a pitched ceiling and original beams set a traditional tone in a stylishly dressed living and eating area. On the same level, your double bedroom provides a tranquil night’s sleep and has a neighbouring shower room. Plus, there’s a handy spare room that you can use as you wish — for storage, to pitch up a travel cot, or give your pup his own room.
Situated in a working sheep farm, you’ll have 50 acres of lush land to explore with your four-legged buddy. Venture out of the farm to discover the miles upon miles of country walks at your doorstep. Stop off at the romantic market town of Shaftesbury, 10 miles away, with its winding “Gold Hill” famous for the setting of the 1970s Hovis advert, as well as chocolate-box cottages and boutique shops. There are many once-in-a-lifetime tours to choose from in this Area of Natural Beauty, including the fields around Stonehenge (an 18-mile drive away), the rugged surround of 15th-century limestone tower Bruton Dovecote (13 miles west), and the National Trust estate of Stourhead (just 6 miles).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.