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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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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 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full 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 3 April 2016

We stayed as grandparents, son, daughter-in- law, grandson, and dog. We all felt comfortable and at home very quickly. Plenty of room for all of us. Safe for our grandson and dog. Quiet location in a village plenty of good walks and wonderful views nearby....More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank 939linda
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Beautiful cottage,lovely setting,stunning village all fittings top quality,bedding and towels top quality,communication excellent.What more could you ask for.Perfect,thank you.

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank 123Alan123
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Had a truly wonderful time in Okeford with friends, with this charming house really making our stay an amazing experience. The local pub was nice and the house is ideally situated in a really beautiful quiet village with plenty of country side. The cottage is...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank MaziarF1
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Had a fantastic stay, the local boozer was charming with lovely atmosphere and you're up to your eyes in stunning walks. I would recommend to have a car as it's remote.

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Hasan A
Reviewed 24 July 2015

A pretty village with excellent walks in all directions. Breathtaking panoramic views from Okeford Hill and Bulbarrow Hill (approx.30/40 mins). Convenient for the south coast (approx. 1hr to Weymouth). Pub with good food and good local company only 100 yards away. Pub also dog friendly....More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Graham J
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

A charming cottage in a lovely Dorset village. Locals very friendly and warm welcome in the excellent pub. Great situation for walks in the area. Hambledon Hill is well worth the climb for superb views. The house is newly refurbished and thoughtfully kitted out. A...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Richie186356
Reviewed 16 September 2017
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Date of stay: August 2017
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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