Downclose Piggeries is a delightful single storey dwelling located along a quiet country lane, just a quarter of a mile outside the lovely Hamstone village of North Perrott on the Somerset/Dorset borders. Just 35 minutes from West Bay on the famous Jurassic Coast and 6 miles from the pretty Dorset town of Beaminster, the property is very well located. A former Victorian Piggery, the property has been sympathetically converted to provide light and airy accommodation for up to three guests with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.
The property sits on Downclose Farm and guests are welcome to explore the farmland and beyond, into the magical bluebell woods. Eggs are available from the free range hens, lamb and beef is also available from the farm’s grass raised beef and sheep.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps three guests.
One double bedroom and one single bedroom.
Large shower room.
Wood burning stove.
Parking for up to two vehicles.
Walled patio area.
Sorry, no pets.
Children over 15 years are welcome.
Minimum of a two night stay.
Additional Features and Equipment
Beams in sitting room and main bedroom.
Within walking distance of a good pub/restaurant.
Fabulous views over fields and woodland.
No steps to the property.
Stable door from sitting room area to the former pig sty patio area with barbecue and garden furniture.
Electric hob, oven, larder fridge, full size freezer, dishwasher and microwave, washing machine. Freeview smart television, DVD player, digital radio.
Attractions and nearby amenities
North Perrott is a beautiful Hamstone village offering plenty of opportunities to walkers. There are lots of local footpaths leading to the wonderful surrounding countryside of both Somerset and Dorset. Next door to several footpaths which can take walkers either into the village of North Perrott or into Dorset which lies on the borders of Downclose Farm land.
The village has its own Farm Shop which sells a range of meat, dairy, cereal, fruit and veg - all sourced as locally as possible. To complement the shop, there is a seasonal fruit farm, garden centre and cafe serving light meals and snacks.
The Manor Arms pub and restaurant in the village is within walking distance and offers beers and both a bar and restaurant menu.
The White Horse pub and restaurant in the neighbouring village of Haselbury Plucknett (half a mile away from North Perrott) also offers local beers and has gained an excellent reputation for its original and delicious food.
The small market town of Crewkerne with its monthly farmers market has three supermarkets, a swimming pool and specialist shops.
The pretty Dorset town of Beaminster is 6 miles away with specialist/boutique shops and historic listed buildings.
The area is rich in National Trust properties.
London to Crewkerne, with its mainline station can be reached in approx 2.5 hours. Crewkerne to Downclose Piggeries is 10 minutes drive.
Downclose Piggeries lies just 14.2 miles and 35 minutes from West Bay on the famous Jurassic Coast via the A3066. West Bay was the location for the successful TV series 'Broadchurch'. A little further along the coast is Burton Bradstock, 15.3 miles from North Perrott, where visitors can walk on the beach and then call in at the famous Hive Cafe.
Abbotsbury Swannery - 22 miles away is the worlds only managed colony of nesting mute swans, it is the only place where visitors can walk through the colony, see cygnets hatching and participate in feeding the swans.
Abbotsbury is also home to the famous sub-tropical gardens which hold a number of events throughout the year, including the Classic Car Show, The Abbotsbury Fair, Outdoor Theatre and the Enchanted Illuminated Gardens.
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