badgers
(sleeps up to 2)
beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn, the single storey cottage is set in idyllic surroundings in the heart of West Dorset.  The cottage provides a welcoming and peaceful retreat.  Wonderfully warm, with its woodburning stove, in Winter and cool and tranquil in Summer.  With the garden door opening out onto a brick terrace, you can have breakfast basking in the early morning sunshine, with views across farmland to Eggardon hill fort and the village Church of Askerswell, half a mile away.
bedroom:
1 double bedroom comprising of:
   6' double bed (can be converted to twin beds if preferred) 
kitchen:
Cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, table and chairs for 2 (extra chairs are available).  The kitchen is well equipped and looks across the yard towards open farmland.  If you would rather let someone else do the cooking for you so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday, there are very good chefs locally who would be happy to discuss some menus which can then be dropped off to your cottage.  Alternatively the award-winning Washingpool Farm Shop is a wonderful source of home made meals and organic produce. Waitrose and Tesco deliver - all we ask is that you let us know so that we can meet them if you are delayed.
 
laundry:
The laundry room is a short distance across the yard with washing machine, tumble drier, iron and board and hanging racks.
bathroom:
1 shower room with handbasin and wc.
features:
Wood-burning stove, oil fired central heating, oak floors throughout, all linen included (not beach towels) and private spring-water supply, rising on farm.  Sunlight streams into the cottage and garden for most of the day.  If you take the cottage for two or more weeks, a service clean is provided at the end of each week with fresh linen.  The Spyway Inn, providing very good food, is only a 10 minute stroll away.
garden:
Brick paved terrace, garden, BBQ, garden furniture with seating for 4.  Garden has an ancient apple tree and numerous sweetly scented shrubs and climbers.  The garden is also home to a greenhouse.  There is a paddock at the end of the garden where dogs can be exercised.  The garden is fenced with a gate leading through to the paddock.  You are also welcome to walk round the farm.  With ancient and newly planted woodland home to an abundance of wildlife and a chalkstream at the bottom of our valley, there is plenty to do if you would rather not take to the road.
west hembury farm
01308 485289
entertainment & activities:
Widescreen TV with DVD player, Freeview Channels, Radio/CD HiFi.  Board games and cards.  Stabling for horses and undercover storage for boats.
dining:
Table will seat 4.  The dining room, sitting room and kitchen are open plan, with large windows on three sides, giving the room a spacious feel.
restrictions & conditions:
We do allow a well-behaved dog by prior arrangement - please ask at time of booking for prices.  No smoking in the cottage or on the farm - garden only.
booking conditions:
Please refer to Rental notes.
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