Southover Farmhouse, Tolpuddle, Dorset

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Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Dining
16
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Large accommodation for friends or family near the Jurassic Coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Southover Farmhouse, Tolpuddle, Dorset, sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms.

Southover Farm House was refurbished in 2005 to a high standard and with the aim of making people view it as a holiday home, rather than a holiday let.

The house is situated in its own large, securely fenced garden with a terrace accessed from the kitchen which is ideal for outdoor dining adjacent to the hot tub.

There are extensive views from the house over the glorious surrounding Dorset farmland, woodland and water meadows.

The large, well-equipped family kitchen has a sofa and chairs to relax in, a large island for gathering around while meals are prepared and seating for 16 around the two pine kitchen tables.

The cosy sitting room has an open fire and is a perfect place to curl up in front of the TV or with a book (help yourself from the bookcase!) at the end of a tiring day in the hot tub or exploring Dorset's towns, countryside and stunning Jurassic coast.

There is a fully-equipped utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and downstairs toilet adjacent to the hot tub.

Southover Farm House is ideally suited for family gatherings or friends' reunions as the accommodation is flexible and the rooms are high-ceilinged and spacious.

While Southover Farm is a working farm with crops, cattle, horses, watermeadows and woodlands, it is still a peaceful setting in which to sit and watch the horses graze in the fields and listen to the birdsong.

For eating out the village of Tolpuddle, famous for the Tolpuddle Martyrs, has an excellent pub named in their honour which is less than a mile's walk from the farmhouse, while The Blue Vinny in Puddletown and Athelhampton House are both a short drive away.

The busy county town of Dorchester is 8 miles away and easily accessible for the cinema or some retail therapy.

Puddletown has a convenience store for food shopping.

If available, there are two excellent local chefs who will come to the house to cook you a meal for a special occasion.

Facilities

Large fully equipped kitchen with seating for 16, sofa and chairs, woodburner, island. Views over our beautiful water meadows, terrace and garden.
There is no separate dining room. There is seating for 16 in the kitchen, and on the terrace for outside dining.
Cosy yet spacious room with TV and DVD player, stocked bookcase and open fire. Great place for some of the group to gather away from the kitchen.
TV in kitchen and TV and DVD player in sitting room. There is no Wi-Fi at Southover Farmhouse - it is a place to chill out and get away from it all.
No telecom facilities.
There is no games room.
There is a woodburner in the kitchen and an open fire in the sitting room. Logs are supplied. The rest of the house is heated by oil-fired radiators.
6 bedrooms: downstairs - double; upstairs - double with en suite, double and 2 single beds, single with truckle bed, a twin, a triple with en suite.
All bedlinen and towels and tea towels included.
Large family bathroom with shower, en suite bathroom, en suite shower room, downstairs loo.
There are no steps into the house, nor on the ground floor, nor out onto the terrace. There is a downstairs double bedroom and small toilet.
The farmhouse has stairgates at the top and bottom of the stairs. There is a high chair and a cot is available.
The farmhouse stands in the middle of a large, securely fenced garden with flat lawns. There is a hot tub and barbecue and outside table and chairs.
There is no pool.
There is ample parking on the gravel drive in front of the house.
No smoking in the house, please.
Occasionally we accept a small well-behaved dog by special appointment and with the housekeeper's consent!

Location

Southover Farmhouse is situated to the south of Tolpuddle in Dorset. Tolpuddle is just off the main A35 from Bere Regis to Dorchester.
Nearest sizeable town is beautiful Dorchester which is the county town of Dorset and next to Poundbury, the town designed by the Prince of Wales.
There is a village store with post office and butcher in Puddletown some 3 miles away from the farmhouse.
The Martyrs' Inn, named in honour of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, is in the village of Tolpuddle 10 minutes walk from the farmhouse.

Booking Information

At low season, from:

3 nights Friday-Sunday £275 per night,

4 nights Monday-Thursday £250 per night,

7 nights Friday-Thursday £1,100 per week.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
Yes
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Tolpuddle
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 7HE
United Kingdom
There are two train stations in Dorchester (7 miles away) and one each at Wool (6 miles) and Moreton (5 miles).
Bus services are available locally but very infrequent.
Hurn Airport is the nearest airport and is 45 minutes away from the farmhouse. It is an international airport, but small. Southampton - 43 miles.

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Southover Farmhouse, Tolpuddle, Dorset
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Sheila Cobb

+44 (0)1305 854 246
+44 (0)7775 900 449
Tolpuddle
Dorchester
Dorset
DT2 7HE
United Kingdom

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