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Shires Rest

Puxey near Sturminster Newton, Dorset (Ref. 1066082)

4.9

Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Jakki

    “We (2 adults, 2 kiddos) had a lovely stay at this property.”

    It was clean, well equipped and the hosts were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble and they even helped with my request to see the cows being milked....because that's what you do when you're staying on a dairy farm! We received a lovely welcome tray with cake and Prosecco and the jacuzzi was ready to go. Its very peaceful on the farm and the 3 alpacas are as good to watch as people! It's in a great location, being 30-40 minutes from lots of attractions such as National Trust ...

    It was clean, well equipped and the hosts were brilliant - nothing was too much trouble and they even helped with my request to see the cows being milked....because that's what you do when you're staying on a dairy farm! We received a lovely welcome tray with cake and Prosecco and the jacuzzi was ready to go. Its very peaceful on the farm and the 3 alpacas are as good to watch as people! It's in a great location, being 30-40 minutes from lots of attractions such as National Trust properties, Corfe Castle, Bovington etc and just over an hour to get to Mudeford (Nr. Bournemouth) for the No. 1 Crabbing spot in the UK....would definitely recommend!

    - Jakki, August 2023

    Hi Jakki Thanks for your terrific review and we loved having you at Shires Rest. I hope you return one day. Nici Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting
  • Ground-source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV (no terrestrial available but Netflix is available), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking
  • Graveled garden with hot tub, furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • The garden is fenced but not secure
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note: Sunday changeovers not accepted
  • Please note: Bookings can only start from a Friday
  • Note: This property accepts Holiday bookings only and can not accept worker or local authority bookings.

The property

Shires Rest is a contemporary detached cottage resting in Puxey, Dorset.

Hosting two bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a ground-floor twin with en-suite shower room, this property can sleep up to four guests.

There is also an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside there is designated parking and a graveled garden with furniture and hot tub.

Explore the delights of the coast and country of Dorset with a stay at Shires Rest.

Puxey Farm Barns

Two elegantly appointed barn conversions nestled on the grounds of the owners working farm in the quiet hamlet of Puxey, a stone's throw away from the quaint town of Sturminster Newton. Tucked away in a picturesque rural setting, enveloped by scenic fields and farmland, Puxey Farm Barns are both beautifully presented to a high standard, featuring a tasteful traditional yet contemporary interior throughout. Whether you're looking to enjoy a solace retreat to the country, or head off on foot to explore your stunning surroundings, Puxey Farm Barns offer a promising choice to spend some well deserved quality time with your loved ones. Each dwelling boasts a stylish open-plan living space featuring an amply-equipped contemporary kitchen, a grand dining table and a snug seating area, inviting you to gather together and enjoy a movie marathon after a fun-filled day. There is a private outdoor space provided alongside each cottage as well as a courtyard, offering the perfect sociable space to hold group celebrations. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the grounds on the farmland, meeting the friendly alpacas on your way, or venture into the heart of Sturminster Newton where you'll find a number of eateries, including traditional pubs, takeaways and quaint tea rooms as well as a well-stocked supermarket and a handy convenience store for picking up the essentials. The area is known for hosting Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival each September, as well as being a walkers haven with the Hardy Way foot trail which runs through the farm itself! Just a scenic stroll away, enjoy a round of golf at Foulke and Henstridge Golf Courses, home to 9 holes on luscious greenery, or venture out to the renowned Ashley Wood Golf Vlub just outside of Blandford for a day on the superb course before stopping for a delicious lunch at the course's Clubhouse 1896. A notable attraction you won't want to miss is the fantastic Longleat Safari Park, which boasts a fun-filled day out for all the family along with a touch of history from the magnificent manor house and gardens encompassing the site. For more peaceful walks around manicured gardens, make your way to Stourhead and explore the picture-perfect lakeside gardens. Sturminster Newton Mill is also within easy reach from the farm and is popular among tourists for its four ancient flour mills still standing and operating strongly today. Within easy reach is the bustling town of Yeovil, where you can explore the heritage locomotives on display at Yeovil Railway Centre or venture to the quaint village of Shaftsbury home to the famous Gold Hill, a delightful and charming cobbled hill, lined with characterful cottages. Travel further afield and explore the marvellous landscapes of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to dramatic coastal cliffs, beaches and heathland, offering something to suit everyone. Puxey Farm Barns offer contemporary accommodation in an idyllic location for all to enjoy, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

STURMINSTER NEWTON

Blandford Forum 11 miles.

The small, attractive market town of Sturminster Newton is set on the banks of the River Stour, reached via a graceful, six-arch, 15th century bridge, carrying a warning of deportation to those who may damage it! The whole area acted as inspiration for the works of Thomas Hardy, who wrote Return of The Native whilst living in the town. The region is dotted with thatched cottages, rural walks, stunning country views, and fascinating towns, such as Sherborne, with its abbey and castle, whilst the beautiful Dorset Heritage Coast is also within easy reach, making this an ideal base all year round!

Please note: Sunday changeovers not accepted.
Please note: Property will only accept small dogs.
Please note: Bookings can only start from a Friday.
Note: This property accepts Holiday bookings only and can not accept worker or local authority bookings.