Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Chisel Barn is a holiday cottage near Blandford Forum, Dorset, sleeping 10 and accepting pets with spectacular views over the Dorset countryside
Chisel Barn is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is made up of two self contained properties (Whites Ground and Foxditch) which can be booked together as Chisel Barn to sleep 10 guests. Both offer double height kitchen and living space and are furnished to the highest of standards and offer luxury accommodation as reflected in the 5 star rating with many original features such as the limestone flooring and exposed beams.
The accommodation at Chisel Barn comprises of an open plan living, kitchen and dining area with limestone flooring, exposed beams and log burning stove at Whites Ground with Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, sofa and armchairs to seat 6. At Foxditch there are two sofas to seat four, log burning stove, Freeview TV and iPod docking station.
The kitchen at Whites Ground has an electric double oven, hob, grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer and a dining area with seating for 6. The kitchen at Foxditch has an electric double oven, hob, grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer and table with seating for four.
The bedrooms at Whites Ground are all on the ground floor and are a Master bedroom that has a zip and link bed that can be arranged as twin beds or super king-size on request, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables complete with lamps and a 20” flat screen TV. Bedroom two also has a ‘zip and link’ bed that can be arranged as twin beds or super king-size on request, chest of drawers, mirror and two bedside cabinets complete with lamps. Bedroom three is a twin with chest of drawers, mirror and two bedside cabinets complete with lamps. Over to Foxditch and bedroom four is a ‘zip and link’ bed that can be arranged as twin beds or a super king-size on request, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables complete with lamps and a 20” flat screen TV. Bedroom five is also a ‘zip and link’ with chest of drawers, mirror and two bedside cabinets complete with lamps making the accommodation really flexible to your needs.
There is a family bathroom in Whites Ground with bath, walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and mirror. Bedroom two has an en-suite with shower, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror. In Foxditch both bedrooms have an en-suite with bedroom four having a shower over bath, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and mirror and bedroom five a walk-in shower cubicle, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror.
Outside there is a landscaped lawn and terrace with furniture. You will also have access to the 65 acres that Chisel Barn stands in. Stabling available for horses and the use of Cross Country course on request. There is courtyard parking for four cars and your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
A market town, Blandford Forum lies on the River Stour and is renowned for its Georgian architecture. Lying between Cranborne Chase and the Dorset Downs it is surrounded by some stunning countryside with many small villages to explore.Read more
There are a large number of villages around Blandford, all worth an explore as they are just so quaint. However, satnav will help! Heading east you will discover Pimperne and Tarrant Hinton, Stourpaine to the north, to the west Winterborne Stickland and Milton Abbas and to the south Charlton Marshall where the River Stour continues to flow.
By far the biggest event in the area, or maybe all of Dorset, is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair. Held between Pimperne and Tarrant Hinton the event has grown every year and now sits on a 600 acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracts international attention and has now run for the last 46 years as of 2014. Due to the scale of the show there really is something for everyone with the roots of the show still very much steam related. Held at the end of August it's worth a visit if you are a heavy horse enthusiast, music fan, vintage and classic car, caravan, motorcycle, military vehicle or tractor fan, like freestyle motorcycle displays, monster trucks, rural crafts, great food, sheep shows, a countryside arena and even a set of Bernese Mountain Dogs. The music certainly isn't an afterthought with no fewer than six stages with bands such as the Kings of Lyon performing in 2014. All in all, a great weeks worth of entertainment.
Blandford houses its own museum with a wealth of artefacts through the ages including militaria, the railways and archaeology. With free entry, the museum is open 6 days a week between April and October. Blandford also has the Fashion Museum, a collection of fashions from the 18th century to the 1970s, all housed in a classic Georgian building with garden and tea room. Just to the south of Blandford, in the small village of Thornicombe lies Gorcombe, an outdoor adventure centre with a bit of everything. Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course and clay shooting. If you need a bit of adrenaline pumping round the system then this is where to head to. It is also the site of Home Farm where you can stop for a cream tea and the well stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce that puts supermarkets to shame.
The Hall and Woodhouse Brewery is in Blandford Forum and has a visitor centre and brewery tour. With a history dating back to 1777 you can learn about the process of brewing and then get to smaple some of their finest brews. Each tour lasts 2 hours and are run every day except Wednesday and Sunday. The Royal Signals Museum is also in Blandford and has a number of exhibitions that change on a regular basis.
Grab your bike and cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Shillingstone taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone you will discover the Railway Project, run entirely by volunteers, they aim to restore the station and the surrounding area to how it was back in the 1950s. One of the first area to be restored is the cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, al fresco or in the restored buffet coach.
With just under 50 eateries in Blandford the choice is good with the Yellow Bicycle Cafe, The Woodpecker and the Forum Cafe getting particularly good reviews.Read less
Bournemouth is 23 miles away
Bristol is 42 miles away
Exeter is 64 miles away