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17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!)

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Netherway Farmhouse
The back of the farmhouse and parking area
Nearby Hambledon Hill,  look carefully and you will see 2 Lancaster planes doing a fly past!
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Netherway Farmhouse is a 17th century thatched cottage (although the oldest section of the cottage was recorded as being in existence as ‘Netherway Farmhouse’ in a survey of the village undertaken in 1585). It is one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace. The cottage is available for weekly bookings. Please note that our changeover day is a Friday. Netherway Farmhouse was carefully refurbished in 2018. In keeping with its character, a new kitchen was installed with new appliances and exposing the original stonework. The original pantry was reinstated and a new utility room created with a downstairs toilet. Upstairs there is a new bathroom suite with separate bath and shower....Netherway Farmhouse is a 17th century thatched cottage (although the oldest section of the cottage was recorded as being in existence as ‘Netherway Farmhouse’ in a survey of the village undertaken in 1585). It is one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace. The cottage is available for weekly bookings. Please note that our changeover day is a Friday. Netherway Farmhouse was carefully refurbished in 2018. In keeping with its character, a new kitchen was installed with new appliances and exposing the original stonework. The original pantry was reinstated and a new utility room created with a downstairs toilet. Upstairs there is a new bathroom suite with separate bath and shower. At this time a 4th bedroom was added to the third storey with an ensuite shower and toilet. The refurbishment preserves the same homely feel of the farmhouse but gives our guests more comfort and facilities. 10 good reasons to stay at Netherway: 1. Spend your holiday or break in what we believe is the best village in Dorset! (Indeed Okeford Fitzpaine won ‘The Best Large Village in Dorset’ award in 2018.) The cottage is in the conservation area of this beautiful village. 2. The cottage is in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale with amazing walks direct from the cottage, stunning views and a variety of activities (see location info below). 3. Okeford Fitzpaine is in striking distance from the coast; the Jurassic region around Weymouth and the sandy beaches Poole are roughly equidistant and under an hour. To the north Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne are conveniently situated. 4. Relax in the comfortable oak beamed lounge, with inglenook fireplace and a log-burning stove, many preserved original features but also with modern comforts, broadband, and Smart TV. 5. The Royal Oak pub is only a few doors down; a really good traditional and friendly pub serving Sunday lunches and meals most nights and log-burning fires in the winter. You will receive a friendly welcome here. It is also dog-friendly. 6. Enjoy a perfect night’s sleep in Netherway’s bedrooms, each with its own character and charm. Lower Street is quiet and peaceful and a popular thoroughfare for cyclists and horse riders. 7. The whole family can enjoy the large secluded garden. There are some ancient apple trees, extensive flower beds, patio areas as well as a large lawn area where ball games or a game of croquet can be enjoyed. Younger children can enjoy the recreation ground opposite. 8. For al-fresco dining there is a large wood-fired oven in the garden where guests are welcome to try cooking their own pizzas or may be a slow cooked piece of lamb from a local farm shop. There are 2 al-fresco dining areas- one near the oven and a 12 seater dining table at the back of the cottage. 9. The village is an ideal place for many outdoor activities. Walking around the local countryside and across the hill ridges is recommended. Views from Okeford Hill back towards the village are superb. Okeford Fitzpaine is on the Dorset route and near a local mountain bike trail-way. On a calm day you can see the hang-gliders descending from Bell Hill. There are also local riding stables where you can learn to horse ride from scratch, whatever your age or go hacking in the countryside. 10. At the end of a long day enjoy the lack of ambient light by watching the stars on a cloudless night from the patio, or listening for owls in the nearby wood. (We find this also a good excuse for a nightcap!) More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We allowed 1 well behave dog.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
David and Corisande G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

The small village of Okeford Fitzpaine where Netherway is located was a rural delight; small well-stocked shop with local produce, lovely local walks in the heart of beautiful Dorset and a range of wonderful nearby pubs. The traditional and beautifully restored farmhouse is ideal for...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2021

It was lovely to read your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn - thank you. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with your family in Dorset. Dave was also most impressed to hear that you made 24 pizzas on the...More

Reviewed 26 September 2020

We had a really great week at Netherway Farmhouse. The house is amazing - so much character and space. It was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Great to have three double bedrooms as well. The beautiful large garden was a real bonus...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your week spent in Dorset at Netherway Farmhouse. Thank you very much for your lovely review. We will pass on your comments to our local pub and shop as I’m sure they will be delighted to...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2020
Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

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Reviewed 3 September 2020

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Nertherways Cottage & Barn. What a total Gem the cottage is lovely laid out & decorated beautifully, whilst the Barn has a modern twist but remains in keeping with the main cottage. We made gd use...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with your family at Netherway Cottage and Barn. Thank you for your kind comments in your review - it was lovely to hear that you made good use of the new garden area and pizza oven...More

Reviewed 3 September 2020

We were lucky enough to rent both properties for a family birthday. The houses are beautiful, cosy and welcoming. The big house is excellent for large family dinners and gatherings, luxurious and comfortable. The smaller barn is immaculate and brand new, giving a real homely...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

Thank you very much for your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. So pleased to hear that your birthday celebration went really well and that you enjoyed using the new space with your family now that our barn conversion is completed. We would gladly welcome...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2020

Wow what a fantastic place to stay, we were lucky enough to get a cancellation to stay in the fabulous cottages , there was 12 of us who stayed for a week, Dave and Corie the owners were very welcoming and gave us lots of...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

It was lovely to read your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn- thank you. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the garden area too with the new pizza oven and bbq. I will pass on your comments to the landlady at our local pub...More

Reviewed 13 August 2020

Netherway Farmhouse and beautifully restored Barn offered our family a wonderful holiday post lockdown. It had all the facilities and space we needed with a beautiful garden at the back where we were able to play croquet and enjoy eating outside. The owners were so...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2020

Thank you very much for such a positive review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. The project to renovate the barn has certainly taken some time to complete but we are really pleased to hear that it can now be enjoyed alongside the Farmhouse for larger...More

Reviewed 4 May 2020

A family of 4 (of which 2 in their late teens) plus Beagle, had the great fortune to be able to stay in Netherway Farmhouse AND Netherway Barn (elegantly converted and decorated 2 bedroomed barn with mod cons) during the first 6 weeks of the...More

Date of stay: March 2020
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2020

Thank you very much for your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You are welcome back anytime! Best wishes Corie and Dave.

Reviewed 5 January 2020

Just spent a fabulous week at Netherway for the Christmas holiday. Cottage is well equipped and for six of us we had loads of space to spread ourselves. Weather could have been kinder but we managed a few walks locally. Corie and Dave are great...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2020

Thank you for your review and very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Holiday in Netherway Farmhouse. The good news is that the barn is all finished now! It is well suited to family groups or friends sharing a holiday. Should you wish...More

Reviewed 17 August 2019

This was our second stay at this beautiful cottage we had the upstairs attic room aswell this time as their was more of us this time, this can be booked if needed and what can I say absolutely beautiful lots of space simply charming lovely...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Netherway, VR Owner at 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!), responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your second visit to Netherway Farmhouse and exploring the surrounding Dorset sights. We hope to complete the barn conversion by next summer as well as the extended garden area...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Did you know that…….. *Poole (for Sandbanks, park, cinemas), Weymouth, Salisbury,Longleat and the New Forest are all less than 30 miles from the cottage. * Hambledon Hill, under 6 miles away is nearly twice the height of the White Cliffs of Dover. It contains half the varieties of butterflies in the UK. *In 1645 an ancient force in the English Civil War called The Clubmen of Dorset gathered for battle on on the Hill. *Bell Hill , under 3 miles away is a famous site for hang gliding, watch them soar! * The Jurassic coastline is a World Heritage Site and easily reachable from the cottage. * The walls of the farmhouse, some over 2M thick were made part from stone from the nearby Okeford Hill. The older bricks were imported from Belgium since Britain had no brick industry in the early 17th C...
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Frequently Asked Questions about 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!)

17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also our sleeps 12 listing with Barn!) is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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