Dining area perfect for family meals
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
Countryside location
Relax in the hot tub
View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
View towards the property
King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
Relax in comfort
Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
Luxury wet room with shower and WC
Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
Enjoy a hot drink before getting up for the day ahead
Spacious entrace
View from the property
View of complex  towards Melbury Beacon
Property detail
Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots
1 / 27  Dining area perfect for family meals
2 / 27  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
3 / 27  Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
4 / 27  Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
5 / 27  Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
6 / 27  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
7 / 27  Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
8 / 27  Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
9 / 27  View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
10 / 27  Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
11 / 27  Countryside location
12 / 27  Relax in the hot tub
13 / 27  View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
14 / 27  View towards the property
15 / 27  King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
16 / 27  Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
17 / 27  King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
18 / 27  Relax in comfort
19 / 27  Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
20 / 27  Luxury wet room with shower and WC
21 / 27  Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
22 / 27  Enjoy a hot drink before getting up for the day ahead
23 / 27  Spacious entrace
24 / 27  View from the property
25 / 27  View of complex towards Melbury Beacon
26 / 27  Property detail
27 / 27  Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots

Dukums House

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Joules collection
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached barn conversion with wood fired hot tub
  • Countryside walks from the doorstep and a short drive from the market town of Shaftesbury
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth
Property code: 48814

Stylishly restored in 2017, this beautiful detached barn conversion is situated in the rural village of Melbury Abbas amid glorious Dorset countryside. It boasts lovely gardens and countryside views.

Situated in the heart of Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling hills and open farmland affording wonderful walking, there are a network of footpaths directly from the property. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. The pretty market town of Shaftesbury, which itself is home to Gold Hill, known to many as “Hovis Hill” as it was used in the 70’s television adverts for Hovis bread, is 5 minutes away. The popular seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth are also worth a visit. Other attractions include Hayes Motor Museum, Longleat House and Safari Park, the beautiful gardens at Stourhead House, Salisbury Cathedral, Yeovilton Air Arm Museum and Monkey World.

We are now delighted to welcome this fantastic home into our stylish and sought-after collection of Joules properties. The superb open-plan kitchen/diner will now have Joules’ quintessentially British crockery for mealtimes with other lovely accents peppered throughout the house.

Entering the property from the terrace, you are met by a beautiful lounge/kitchen/diner with an impressive apex ceiling, exposed beams, sliding doors and oak flooring. Here you can relax and enjoy the countryside views while snuggled up in front of the wood burner. Enjoy watching your favourite programme on the Smart TV or take time to enjoy a DVD. The impressive kitchen is very well equipped and is perfect to try out some new recipes or cook some old family favourites using the breakfast bar/island. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, Lavassa coffee machine, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher. The utility room has a fridge/freezer, washing machine and plenty of space for storing muddy boots. Leading from there are the ground floor bedrooms starting with the king-size with TV and beautiful views, the second super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request at time of booking) has a dressing room, TV and en-suite bathroom with handheld shower over bath and WC. You will then come to the third bedroom a cosy twin with TV, a great room for children. There is also a wet room with shower and WC conveniently located on this floor too. Heading upstairs you will find a king-size bedroom with a TV. All four bedrooms are beautifully furnished and all king-size rooms boast countryside views.

Venturing outside, you will find a private terrace directly outside the lounge/kitchen/diner doors, perfect for outside dining with garden furniture, BBQ and a wonderful wood-fired hot tub. There are large shared gardens all enjoying the fabulous countryside views. Have fun in the shared open-sided games barn with table tennis and table football. Ample off-road parking is available in the gravelled parking area.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Lavassa coffee machine
  • Utility room - fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood fired hot tub - logs included
  • Wood burner - logs included
  • Electric and under floor/central heating included
  • Shared open sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Smart TV and DVD 
  • BBQ
  • Within a 5 minute drive to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs

Claire Tranter

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 17th September 2021

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The cottage is in a wonderful location with walks straight from the door. Shaftesbury is only 5 minutes drive away. The hot tub is great fun. The lounge/dining room/kitchen is very spacious. The only thing to note is that one bedroom has an ensuite and the other 3 bedrooms, potentially 6 people, have to share a wet room/toilet.

Reviewed by Jane, 3rd September 2021

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My friends & I had an amazing time. Its been along time since weve managed to all get together due to being NHS workers and covid etc The barn didnt disappoint we had a blast. We were fortunate to have good weather. The hot tub was just perfect. The barn is fully equipped with everything you would need, it really is home from home. Hannah & Nigel aRead morere the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be staying again as a group and individually with our families. 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Haidee, 13th August 2021

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Overall a lovely place but a few niggles that were disappointing. Full, dirty dishwasher on arrival. No towels upstairs. The bathroom situation is not the best for 8 people - only one shower in a tiny wet room. The twin room is extremely small and the leg room on one bed is not ideal for an adult as it's under a staircase. This room also has a smalRead morel window that opens into the communal games barn which also is not ideal. A great location though and beautifully decorated. Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 6th August 2021

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We had a fantastic week. Perfect location and property. Ive never stayed somewhere so well equipped. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Roger, 30th July 2021

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Lovely house, in a nice setting, spacious and very well equipped. Hot tub is great fun, as was the table tennis. Local vineyard visit (Breezy Ridge) walkable and excellent fun.

Reviewed by Jenny, 25th June 2021

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Lovely place for a family holiday - lots of space, beautiful countryside. Hot tub was fun. A great place to relax.

Reviewed by Angela, 18th June 2021

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We had a very enjoyable week at Dukkums House. The owner, Hannah was was very helpful. It is very well equipped and good quality throughout. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside and lots of sheep. We enjoyed some lovely walks from the house and the surrounding area. The only drawback was the lack of a family bathroom. There is an on-suite inRead more one bedroom and the other 3 bedrooms have to share a very small toilet/shower wet room. Hide

Reviewed by Rasa, 11th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location!

Reviewed by Christina, 18th May 2021

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Dukums is beautiful, tastefully decorated, has everything you need, great location stunning! Hot tub was such fun and we even had bath robes perfect!! Will definitely be booking again. Thank you

Reviewed by Rebecca, 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Dawn, 16th April 2021

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Lovely stay here with the family, the barn is well equipped and the beds are very comfy. The hot tub was a hit with all and plenty of outdoor space for children to play. The weather was great all week and we found plenty to do outdoors in the surrounding area. Lovely break after the restrictions of the lockdown for the last few months. Hannah and NRead moreigel very friendly hosts, we would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary, 12th April 2021

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We spent a lovely few days enjoying the incredible barn and its surroundings. Hannah and Nigel were such lovely hosts and the accommodation is top notch. The hot tub and games room were great fun. We would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Kelly, 25th October 2020

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We spent 5 days in this lovely barn conversion over Oct 20 half term. The weather was awful but thankfully we had a lovely place to relax. Our boys loved the games room and popping up the hill to see the sheep. I had the fire on every night which made everything even cosier. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and beds were super comfy. We would Read moredefinitely recommend Dukums and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Petra, 18th October 2020

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Lovely views & peaceful environment. Good walk opposite the cottage up Melbury Beacon. Kitchen/living area spacious, comfortable & well thought out. Comfy beds, spacious bedrooms with plenty of storage. Fab log fire & hot tub - thanks for all the logs. Great for a family with school age children. Owners friendly & helpful.

Reviewed by Andrew, 8th October 2020

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We had a fantastic stay at Dukums. Everything was as described plus some and the location was perfect. The main barn is a great social space for dinners and games and even though the owners had to be extra careful with COVID measures, it still felt homely. Even more so with the nightly visits of the Farm cat. Walking on your doorstep and excellent Read moreaccess to surrounding areas. We're a family who like to try new places, but this is definitely somewhere we'd visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 4th September 2020

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A very comfortable and well equipped barn conversion in a great location for exploring Dorset and surrounding areas. Good walking also on the doorstep. Be aware that one bedroom only has a small frosted window and one is set in the eaves. Has one en-suite and one shared shower room with wc. Generally a quiet setting but weekends local airstrip is bRead moreusy, wing walking available, and could be intrusive. Didnt bother us. Would we book again; definitely. Hannah is a lovely hostess. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle, 21st August 2020

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We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. The owners were helpful and left some delicious and HUGE brownies. We had everything we needed and the kids loved the hot tub! All the Covid-19 precautions were taken seriously and the property was spotless.

Reviewed by Gavin, 14th August 2020

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From first minute we were all really delighted with the whole holiday home. Lovely large Barn conversion with all the mod cons, large spacious bedrooms and living room areas. We had a couple of little ones and also my parents with us and we were all very happy with facilities, the location is perfect for walks and views with a good connection for nRead moreear by attractions. The log fired hot tub is a very nice touch as well.. Hide

Reviewed by Dino, 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Caroline, 24th July 2020

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We came down for a family break to celebrate my mums birthday and it was lovely. Its even nice than the pictures in a really picturesque setting. We couldnt have had a nicer time. It felt really special and the owners are very helpful. I would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Dipak, 10th July 2020

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The hosts are amazing and really helpful. Both Helen and Nigel would go out of their way to help. The grounds and facilities are perfect, even under the current (COVID) climate) and there is loads of space for the kids to play. The hot tub is great, even when it's cold outside. Take a walk around, there is amazing views and walking trails everywherRead moree. Also for cyclists (even kids), the old rail trail is an excellent thing to do a great day out. Hide

Reviewed by Peronel, 6th March 2020

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Plenty of space inside and out, well equipped, the bedrooms are luxurious.

Reviewed by louisa, 13th December 2019

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Reviewed by Chloe, 29th November 2019

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Beautiful home, lovely location. We really appreciated all the extra touches which made it special, like the blankets, flip flops, cake and board games!

Reviewed by Sue, 22nd November 2019

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Spent a birthday weekend with the family here. The place is so comfortable, we felt at home immediately. Excellent facilities and comfy beds. We tried the hot tub, difficult to regulate but great fun working it out. Our 2year old recommends the house for hide and seek!

Reviewed by Kathryn, 15th November 2019

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Dukums House was the perfect place to stay for our special family get-together. The house is spotlessly clean, decorated to a high standard and very well-equipped. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful with fabulous walks. We really enjoyed the hot-tub and the games room. Hannah and Nigel are excellent hosts who are very welcoming and helpfulRead more. We wouldn't hesitate for a moment to return. Hide

Reviewed by Deanna, 1st November 2019

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it is not the easiest place to get to! however, once there, it was lovely. the youngsters enjoyed the hot tub - at night! and there are walks with stunning views. the rain did not always help! but the bakery came up trumps with the birthday cake. the owner was very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Adam, 25th October 2019

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Great house for a holiday, amazing space and lovely rural location for visiting the Dorset and adjacent areas. Wood fired hot tub absolutely brilliant. Would recommend.

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Dining area perfect for family meals
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Listen to some music whilst cooking up a storm
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
Countryside location
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Location

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