Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
Chisel Barn Whites Ground is a holiday cottage near Blandford Forum, Dorset, sleeping 6 and accepting pets with amazing countryside vews
Chisel Barn Whites Ground is a single storey barn converted to the highest possible standards with many original features. Situated to the north of Blandford Forum the barn sits in 65 acres on the owners working farm and has stunning views to the Iron Age fort at Hambledon Hill to the north and Hod Hill to the east. A short walk across the farm through a wood and past the lake takes you to Child Okeford where there are two pubs.
A unique offering from Chisel Barn Whites Ground is the ability to bring your own horse on holiday with you and they offer the following facilities:
The accommodation at Chisel Barn Whites Ground is all on the ground floor and comprises of a spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area with exposed beams, limestone floor and underfloor heating. The lounge area has a sofa and armchair seating six, coffee table and side tables, 40” flat screen Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. The country style kitchen comes equipped with an electric double oven, hob, grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer with the dining area having a table, chairs for six and great countryside views.
The master bedroom features 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. A travel cot is available and the en suite features a shower, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror. Bedroom two is also a 'zip and link' with 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. The family bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower cubicle, toilet, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and mirror.
Outside there is a landscaped lawned area and terrace complete with table and chairs as well as the 65 acres of farmland to explore. There is courtyard parking available for two 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