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Swallows Nest

Puxey near Sturminster Newton, Dorset (Ref. 1066081)

4.9

Dream Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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40 Customer Review(s)

  • Malcolm

    “We had a great week in lovely accommodation but very disappointed that, even following ALL instructions -the hot tub wasn’t maintained and became unusable by the last 2 days.”

    It was one of the main reasons for choosing swallows nest.

    It was one of the main reasons for choosing swallows nest.

    - Malcolm, September 2023

    We're pleased you enjoyed our barn, but disappointed that you didn't enjoy the hot tub. The hot tubs are maintained every day and had fresh clean water for your arrival. We checked the pH daily and also had to top the water up each time, however it was noted that the water became very cloudy after use. Unfortunately, if it is very bad, due to body/hair products/detergents on costumes, then the only thing we can do is to empty it which takes a full day. I always explain this to guests and it's rarely a problem. My son had been taking care of the hot tub until Thursday, when unfortunately, his partner had a major life-threatening accident at 6am and she was airlifted to Southampton nuero ICU where she has been for 3 weeks. Because of her condition my son omitted checking the pH on Thursday so we can only apologise for that. Property Owner

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with 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
  • 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.

The property

Swallows Nest is a traditional detached single-storey cottage resting in Puxey, Dorset.

Hosting two bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite shower room, and a twin, 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 ample off-road parking and a graveled garden with furniture.

Treat your loved ones to a retreat to the picturesque county of Dorset with a stay at Swallows Nest.

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: Bookings can only start from a Friday.