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Marles Farmhouse

Salwayash, Dorset (Ref. 976544)


Dream Cottages rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Review(s)

  • Chris

    “Excellent peaceful getaway, we have now been three times and already booked next year.”

    - Chris, May 2024


  • Six bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower room, 2 x twin (zip/link can be 6 ft double on request), 1 x adult bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor twin, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Family/games room with wood burning stove
  • External games barn.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with two wood burning stoves (wood Is provided)
  • Microwave, range cooker, fridge, “American” fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, bread maker, Smart TV with Blu-ray/DVD, WiFi, fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two cots and two highchairs
  • Off road parking for six cars
  • Electric vehicle charge point 7.4Kwh (charged at cost)
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub and a Cider tap room less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: No Smoking/Vaping in the property

The property

About a mile from the pretty Dorset villages of Salwayash and Waytown, on the edge of the beautiful Marshwood Vale, an area of outstanding beauty and within the Dorset National Landscape is Marles Farmhouse. This detached, stone-built, fabulous family home is approached along wooded lanes and bordered by rolling green fields. Peaceful and secluded with no near neighbours, (The owner lives on-site in their converted dairy) the property was completely refurbished in 2015 to include modern comforts, which perfectly complement the original 19th century thick stone walls, beams and fireplace, to create a smart, spacious and welcoming home including many changes to minimise environmental impact such as solid wall insulation, solar with battery storage and water hearting, biomass heating and EV charging. Since then, there have been ongoing improvements to ensure the property is kept up to date and the house and gardens are beautifully maintained. A huge, well-equipped kitchen with polished granite surface, range cooker and a dining area big enough to accommodate everyone is the real heart of the home. Stretch out in front of a cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room, or for those not so sunny days the family/games room with table football, TV/DVD/Blu-ray, and a WiFi/Bluetooth connected music system will keep everyone occupied.

Alternatively, gather the family around the piano and sing along. Also on the ground-floor is a twin bedroom and a shower-room making this property suitable for those who are less mobile. Staircases at either end of the house lead to the first floor and five further bedrooms, all with pretty views over the garden and fields beyond, two king size doubles with en-suite shower-rooms, two twins with zip-linkable beds to create doubles and a family room with adult bunks. There are two further bathrooms on this floor to complete the living accommodation. Outside, to the front, a wide paved terrace with picnic benches and a barbecue catches the sun all day long, whilst to the rear, the cottage garden looking over sheep-grazed fields, and chickens (no cockerel!) has an enclosed lawn with table/chairs and is a great spot for morning coffee and wildlife-watching and you will see may see deer, foxes, owls and bats. A children's climbing frame/swing and an open-fronted garage with table tennis are sure to be a great hit with the younger family members. Scenic and secluded, Marles Farmhouse is perfectly placed for exploring this popular area of Dorset with good walking from the front door. The vibrant market town of Bridport and the stunning Dorset coast with good sandy beaches at West Bay and Charmouth are all within 10 miles. Further afield, you can spend the day hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, take a stroll along the iconic 'Cobb' at Lyme Regis or visit the seaside town of Weymouth, where you'll find a variety of water sports to try.

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

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About the location


Bridport 4.5 miles.

The attractive market town of Bridport grew up around the River Brit, and was shaped by its extensive history of rope and net making. The long, wide streets and alleyways between the houses were once where the flax strands were twisted into rope, while today those streets are filled with an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Bridport’s market is regularly featured on the River Cottage TV programme. 2 miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. A superb base for exploring wonderful West Dorset.

Note - Arrival after 4pm.
Note: Situated to the left of the Farmhouse, across the drive, is a barn and an open-fronted garage with table tennis and storage for your bicycles etc. The owner's home is located behind these buildings.
Note: Winter Short Break bookings must honour the Friday Changeover at this property
Note: Please enquire with the office for discounts if you are a group of 6 people or below.
Note: There is an additional charge for the electric vehicle charge point, which is payable directly to the owner during your stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute