Sleeps up to 17 guests in 2 properties
Open: all year
Short breaks available
Sleeps 17 Total
Individual Properties Sleep from 3 to 14
Northend Farmhouse is a large holiday let farmhouse with wifi set in own farmland 1.5 miles from the beach. It sleeps 14 comfortably.
The Pavilion is Symondsbury's old cricket pavilion which was moved and restored here. It sleeps 2+1-2 using a king sized bed and a sofa bed. It is a cosy comfortable romantic retreat situated above and behind the main farmhouse so can be used as additional or separate accommodation for your group.
Northend Farmhouse is a pre 1600 thatched building. Some parts were reconstructed after a fire in 1640. Features such as an Inglenook fireplace, old bread oven, wood burning stove and mullion windows combined with plenty of outdoor space, modern comforts and conveniences including 2 large flat screen TVs, mp3 stations and web access, a large kitchen with a bespoke refractory table that seat 14, the great hall with it's guarded Tudor mantled log fire, a large stone terrace with garden tables near the kitchen, secluded at the end of a private drive and in the middle of its 100 acre open access traditional farm and benefiting from a fenced lake, organic gardens, ducks, a downstairs shower to wash the kids down after so much outdoor fun create the ideal place for large family holidays and celebration weekends.
The Upstairs sleeping arrangements are flexible with 1 super king bedroom with ensuite shower/loo, 2 doubles, 1 twin and dorm room with 2 single and a bunk bed in it. Downstairs there is a wheelchair accessible twin with adjustable orthopaedic mattresses and an adjacent wet room and raised loo. Additional sleeping is acceptable by agreement.
Northend's view includes Golden cap, the 2nd highest point on the South Coast. Seatown is the local beach and has the only pub in rural beach location in the vicinity.
The hill behind the farm opens up a magnificent 360 degree view of the coast to and beyond Lyme Regis to the south west and Portland to the south east. To the north is the Marshwood Vale, a lush rich dairy vale surmounted by the Dorset peaks of Pilsdon, Leusdon, and Coneys Castle. The Marshwood vale is the home of Denhay farm, famous for it's cheeses and bacon and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's TV series 'River Cottage'. The Marshwood vale is a haven for cyclists and walkers and the Shave's Cross pub situated in the middle is only an hours brisk walk from the farm for those that like to work up an appetite. The Activities in and around the Marshwood Vale are published in the free monthly Marshwood Magazine.
Northend farmhouse has 2 sitting rooms, one is approximately 15m x 5m and boast a 16th century log fire, a stone spiral staircase, 4 oak beams and stone mullion windows. It is furnished simply to allow it being a large party room. It has an powerful mp3 player, a large smart TV, 3 sofas (9 people) and additional seating for 5+.
The other sitting room also has oak beams, a wood burning stove, smart TV, Inglenook fireplace with bread oven.
4 of the bedrooms have huge westerly views over the lake. The master bedroom has a shower en suite. There is a family room 3 doubles, 2 twins, one of which is downstairs with it's own wet room facilities. There are oak mullion windows and a recently revealed stone window that local legend says that the nuns used to pass bread down to wayfarers.
The dining table was made at the farm, by James Verner, from ash sourced from the woods.
The kitchen boasts an aga that makes traditional cooking a joy.
The lake and garden enjoy wide countryside views.
The gas BBQ can be moved anywhere within the open access 100 acre farm.
£700 for 2 midweek winter nights
£2880 for a summer peak week
Late availability Discounts of upto 50%
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