Located in Bere Regis, Dorset
Shepherd's Hut is a holiday cottage in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, sleeping 6 and pet friendly set on a farm with great countryside views
Shepherd's Hut is located just 1 mile from the small village of Winterborne Whitechurch on a working dairy farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This period barn, made from brick and flint, has been skilfully converted to an exceptionally high standard as reflected in Visit England's 5 star rating. With a wood burning stove in the lounge this makes for an excellent holiday destination all year round.
The accommodation at Shepherd's Hut is topsy turvy and comprises of an open plan living area on the first floor with vaulted, beamed ceilings and the woodburner as well as a Freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of books, games and DVDs. There is a dining area with table and chairs and great views out to the countryside. The kitchen comes well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The three bedrooms are on the ground floor and are a king-size double with en-suite of shower, basin and toilet and two twin bedrooms. There is a bathroom on the ground floor with bath, separate shower, basin and toilet. A travel cot and highchair can be made available upon request.
Outside there is a lawned garden and patio complete with furniture. Shepherd's Hut accepts up to two well behaved dogs and there is off road parking for up to four cars. The closets shop is 2 miles away with the closest pub just over a mile away. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
Bere Regis is a small village with a shop, post office and thankfully, two pubs. It is certainly picturesque though with thatched cottages and the small Bere River running to the side, a tributary of the River Piddle. Dominating the area is the magnificent Bere Regis Church.Read more
There are many villages worth a visit in the area, some just for being pretty and others for the attractions they hold. Affpuddle will lead you on to Tolpuddle where you will find the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, birthplace of the Trade Unions. Milborne St Andrew, Winterborne Kingston and Bloxworth are all very pretty and well worth a visit.
There are no events that will attract a worldwide audience in Bere Regis but having said that there are events in the village throughout the year that can be found on the really rather good Bere Regis village website. Worth checking out to see what is on when you are visiting.
In Bere Regis itself, the church is well worth a visit. The current form dates back to 1050 but it is believed a church stood on the same site during Saxon times. Guided tours are available from April to October on Tuesdays at 11:00 am and Thursdays at 3:00 pm.
Monkey world is an all year round attraction in Wareham, Dorset. Although a major tourist attraction, Monkey World does serious work and helps governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. There are over 230 primates at Monkey World of 15 different species. Included in that are 58 chimpanzees, living in 4 different social groups, and is the largest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa itself. There are 5 different species of gibbon, 3 groups of orang-utans including the home of Europe's only Orang-utan creche. There are 7 species of monkeys and prosimians, capuchin, common marmosets, cotton-top tamarins, ring-tailed lemurs, squirrel monkey, stump-tailed macaques and wooly monkeys.
The Tank Museum, based in Blandford, is the world's best collection of tanks. They have the only working Tiger Tank with almost 200 other vehicles on display across 6 large halls. It has recently expanded having won a £16 million grant. But you would be wrong to think this is just a series of static displays, impressive that they are. If you have ever fancied driving or commanding a tank then you can experience this behind the wheel of a 30 tonne main battle tank. Or take a behind the scenes tour taking a look at not just the museum, but the archives, supporting collections, the Tank Museum Workshops and take a look at the vehicles not yet on display undergoing restoration.
In Bere Regis itself the choice is easy - The Drax Arms or The Royal Oak Hotel. However, both have great reviews and The Royal Oak is also dog friendly. Further afield the choice grows with great choice available in both Dorchester and Poole.Read less
Bournemouth is 22 miles away
Bristol is 48 miles away
Exeter is 62 miles away