2 Curwens is on the left handside
Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
Dining area perfect for family meals
Open-plan living area
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
King-size bedroom with TV
Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
Enjoy alfresco dining with a view
Bathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower and WC
View across the front lawn and beyond
View from the property
Countryside location
View towards the property
Access the patio straight from the kitchen
1 / 18  2 Curwens is on the left handside
2 / 18  Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
3 / 18  Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
4 / 18  Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
5 / 18  Dining area perfect for family meals
6 / 18  Open-plan living area
7 / 18  Dining area
8 / 18  Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
9 / 18  King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
10 / 18  King-size bedroom with TV
11 / 18  Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
12 / 18  Enjoy alfresco dining with a view
13 / 18  Bathroom on the first floor with bath, separate shower and WC
14 / 18  View across the front lawn and beyond
15 / 18  View from the property
16 / 18  Countryside location
17 / 18  View towards the property
18 / 18  Access the patio straight from the kitchen

2 Curwens,

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
  • A 5 minute drive from the pretty market town of Shaftesbury
  • Within a 5 minute drive to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Network of countryside walks from the property
  • Excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth
Property code: 48804

Stylishly restored in 2017 this beautiful barn conversion is situated in the rural village of Melbury Abbas amid glorious Dorset countryside, boasting countryside views from the accommodation and gardens.

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 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.

Entering the property from the private terrace you are met by the charming galley kitchen, which leads to the beautiful open-plan lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams. Here you can cosy up in front the wood burner and watch the Smart TV or your favourite DVD.The lounge/diner leads to the well-equipped galley kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and door to the private terrace. There is also a wet room with shower and WC, conveniently located on this floor too. Heading upstairs you will find two bedrooms, a king-size bedroom with dormer window, TV and a twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super king-size on request) with TV. There is also an additional bunk bedroom with TV which can be prepared for a small extra cost at time of booking. These beautiful bedrooms all boast countryside views and character features including exposed stonework and beams. There is also a bathroom on this floor with a bath, separate shower and WC.

Venturing outside you will find a private terrace directly outside the kitchen door, perfect for outside dining with garden furniture and a BBQ. 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.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link
  • Additional bunk bedroom available at £30 per stay
  • 1 bathroom and 1 wet room
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Electric and underfloor/central heating included
  • Shared open sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome. Dogs must be kept downstairs and a stairgate can be provided.
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival 3pm
  • Complex of 3 properties
  • Smart TV and DVD 
  • BBQ
  • 1 and 2 Curwens can be booked together to sleep 6, there is an interlinking internal door which on request can be opened to allow access to both properties. 

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4.9
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.6

Reviewed by Barbara, 5th August 2018

Lovely location. Very quiet but still only an hour from the coast. Beautiful views especially from the master bedroom. Modern comfortable accommodation with plenty of room and facilities. On site parking with a good size garden for the dog. Walks into the countryside directly from the front door. Shaftesbury a short 5 minute drive away. Next to a fRead morearm but no farm smells :) and the light pollution free skies make for great star gazing. We definitely will come back. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 6th July 2018

Absolutely loved our stay at the cottage. The cottage itself was exceptionally clean and well equipped. Beautiful countryside and great walks straight from the farm. Great location with about 5 minutes drive to Shaftsbury which is a lovely place to wander round. We had a curry at Chutneys and it was one of the best curries that we have ever had. WeRead more have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne, 29th June 2018

In my opinion this cottage is stunning and very well equipped without being over crowded, the views are amazing especially from the main bedroom, a lovely welcome pack on arrival which doesnt seem to happen very often these days so thank you. Cleaniness was 10/10 the best cottage we have ever stayed in and we definitely didnt want to leave.

Reviewed by Maureen, 7th June 2018

This is absolutely delightful. The view from the main bedroom is incomparable. The architecture and inside decor is of a very high standard and the plentiful furnishings are very comfortable indeed. The whole cottage is spacious yet offers privacy and seclusion.

Reviewed by Adam, 25th May 2018

Gorgeous barn converted to a really high standard. The setting is really peaceful. Children loved the games area outside and the green.

Reviewed by Debbie, 20th April 2018

Lovely cottage, we had a very relaxing break.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 6th April 2018

A lovely clean, spacious cottage with everything you could need and some thoughtful extra touches. Set in beautiful countryside with a great view over Melbury Down. A good base for exploring Dorset.

Reviewed by Penni, 9th February 2018

We had an extremely relaxing half term break. The cottage was spotless on arrival with a few goodies left to make it even more welcoming. A fabulous location with views from both sides of the cottage, and so peaceful. The cottage is really well equipped with every thing you need. Hannah and Nigel could not have been more helpful - printing off mapsRead more for walks and showing us around the other cottages. I would recommend this cottage (or the other 2 cottages on the site) to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Wayne, 10th November 2017

This is our second time this year we have visited the cottage this year and think we have found the perfect place to get away from everything. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could want and the owners are so helpful if you have any problems or questions. you can be sure we will be going back in the new year, with or without our kiRead moreds. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne, 27th October 2017

Gorgeous cottage, absolutely perfect for our family and the dog. Had everything we could have needed and more, very spacious and lovely safe area outside for our Beagle to run around.

Reviewed by Anthony, 20th October 2017

Very well furnished cottage in beautiful quiet location. Helpful owners which added to a really nice break

Reviewed by Dave, 7th October 2017

Curwens is a super place to stay! It's a nearly new barn conversion with big rooms, beautifully finished. The location is fantastic - with a view of Melbury Hill one side and Cann Common the other.

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2 Curwens is on the left handside
Beautiful open plan lounge/diner with oak flooring
Lounge with woodburner perfect for those cooler evenings
Lounge/diner with oak flooring and exposed beams
Dining area perfect for family meals
Open-plan living area
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for trying new recipes
King-size bedroom with dormer window and stunning countryside views
King-size bedroom with TV
Twin zip-and-link bedroom with TV
Show 6 moreEnjoy alfresco dining with a view

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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