7.7 miles SE of Shaftesbury | Sleeps 16 + cot | Price Band MC1/MC2 (£1278 - £2700)
Picture 1 of 47. Detached Moles Cottage - much bigger than it seems from the front.
Moles Cottage is a superb detached period property in the picturesque Dorset village of Farnham, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Created in partnership with the neighbouring Museum Inn – a highly renowned pub and restaurant – guests can make the most of the fabulous menu and wine list by ordering meals at the cottage or enjoying the dining-room and friendly atmosphere of the pub. This is an exceptional thatched cottage for family holidays and special occasions. All eight unique and stylishly decorated bedrooms have en suite facilities, and the two second floor bedrooms (unavailable at the lower rent band) have low beds to suit the sloping ceilings and free-standing roll-top baths. There is a large welcoming living-area with great big sofas and a huge open fireplace, a grand dining-table and luxury kitchen with a top of the range Rangemaster cooker. French windows lead to the sheltered patio behind the house and there are steps up to the enclosed garden (please take care with children as there is a drop from the garden to the patio). This area of north Dorset offers beautiful walks and plenty of sites of historic interest; Sherborne’s two castles, the magical ruins of Wardour Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and Shaftesbury itself, an ancient Saxon town with Gold Hill, famed as the location of the Hovis bread commercial. Longleat Safari Park and the National Trust gardens at Stourhead are not far to the north, or head south for a day’s outing to Poole harbour, the Studland peninsula’s sandy beaches and the dramatic scenery of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The lower price band applies from 1 January to 25 June and from 6 November to 14 December for parties of 12 + cot or less. Please note that the changeover times are 5pm on arrival and 10am on departure.
Facilities & Services
Inclusive Electricity. Gas. Heating – full gas-fired CH. Telephone. Duvets. Towels. Travel cot. 2 High chairs. 2 Stair-gates. Broadband. At Cost Fuel for open fire – first bag free thereafter pay Owner. Meals to order.
- Private parking for 8 cars.
- Patio furniture and barbecue.
- Shop 4m.
- Pub 10 yds.
- Regret no smoking.
- Dogs welcome.
- Arrive/Depart Saturday.
2013 Short Breaks
Moles Cottage is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 3 to 6 nights.
Winter Short Breaks
6 November 2013 to 17 December 2013
In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.
Spring and Autumn Short Breaks
20 March 2013 to 2 July 2013
4 September 2013 to 5 November 2013
At Moles Cottage, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.
Christmas Short Breaks
These can be booked after 1 November.
New Year Short Breaks
They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.
Prices for Short Breaksare worked out as follows:
3 nights - 70% of the weekly price
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price