Located in Abbotsbury, Dorset
Middle Farm Annex is a holiday cottage in Long Bredy, Dorset, sleeping 4 this detached barn is set within beautiful countryside yet just a short drive to the coast
Middle Farm Annex is a stunning barn conversion set in the village of Long Bredy. This detached holiday property is hidden away within the owner's stunning grounds and is perfect for exploring both the amazing countryside and the Dorset coast. The White Horse Inn is just over a mile away with shops about 5 miles away. Close to popular Abbotsbury there are some great little villages and hamlets to explore close by including the hidden away Little Bredy which is well worth an afternoons visit when staying at Middle Farm Annex (take some bread with you for the fish and ducks). Close by are the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury as well as the Swannery. Spend the day at Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock and eat at Hive Beach Cafe with wonderful coastal views. Take a walk across the cliffs to explore West Bay and Bridport and enjoy the markets that Bridport has twice a week.
The accommodation at Middle Farm Annex is all on the ground floor and comprises of an open plan living area with wood burning stove, comfortable seating, TV and WiFi enabled throughout. The kitchen is well appointed with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining area has a table and chairs for six. There are two bedrooms, a spacious double with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom. The bathroom has a roll top cast iron bath and a separate toilet with basin.
Outside has a patio area surrounding the property with seating area. There is ample off road parking. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
There is evidence that Abbotsbury has been populated for the last 6,000 years. Today it is a bustling village in an enviable location with lots going on. The village itself is very pretty with many thatched cottages and early 15th century church of St Nicholas.Read more
Abbotsbury, although only a relatively small village, boasts no fewer than 8 studios and galleries. Regular exhibitions are held in an number of galleries by accomplished local artists working in a variety of mediums including handmade woods, carved stonework and contemporary award winning furniture. The village also has a fishing shop, grocers and bakers, butchers, antiques shopes and the famous Dorset Apple Cake shop.
Overlooking Abbotsbury is St Catherine's Chapel, a 14th century chapel built by monks as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. Set on a hill top it is well worth the walk to get to as it offers great views of the surrounding area, the sea and Abbotsbury village. Inside the chapel is well preserved and you instantly get a feel that this would have indeed been a good place for monks to come as a retreat.
Abbotsbury also has 3 of the most popular days out in Dorset, each appealing to a wide cross section of people and interests. The sub tropical gardens are open all year except over Christmas and was voted Garden of the Year in 2012 and has a 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Abbotsbury Swannery has appeared on the BBC's Springwatch and is a one of a kind. This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. With over 600 swans, you can help hand feed at 12:00 and 4:00 daily from mid March to beginning of November. Finally, Abbotsbury Children's Farm will keep the under 11s entertained with a mix of goat feeding, guinea pig cuddling, pony riding and tractor racing. It is open 7 days a weel from mid March to Early September, and then weekends only until the end of October.
As to eating out, again you are spoilt for choice. There are a variety of pubs and tea rooms and the attractions all have a restaurant/cafe within their grounds.Read less
Bournemouth is 42 miles away
Exeter is 43 miles away
Bristol is 47 miles away