View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Dining area perfect for family meals
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots
King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
King-size bedroom with exposed stonework
King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
Luxury wet room with shower and WC
Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
View towards the property
View towards the property
View towards the property
Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
Relax in the hot tub
Countryside location
View from the property
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2 / 24  View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
3 / 24  Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
4 / 24  Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
5 / 24  Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
6 / 24  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
7 / 24  Dining area perfect for family meals
8 / 24  Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
9 / 24  Impressive well-equipped kitchen
10 / 24  Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots
11 / 24  King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
12 / 24  King-size bedroom with exposed stonework
13 / 24  King-size zip and link with dressing room and en-suite bathroom
14 / 24  Stylish en-suite bathroom with hand held shower and WC
15 / 24  Cosy twin bedroom perfect for children
16 / 24  Luxury wet room with shower and WC
17 / 24  Upstairs king-size bedroom boasting countryside views
18 / 24  View towards the property
19 / 24  View towards the property
20 / 24  View towards the property
21 / 24  Wood fired hot tub with surrounding countryside views
22 / 24  Relax in the hot tub
23 / 24  Countryside location
24 / 24  View from the property

Dukums House,

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
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 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: 48814

Stylishly restored in 2017 this beautiful detached 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 enclosed 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 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, 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 hand held 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 TV. All four bedrooms are beautifully furnished and all king-size rooms boast countryside views.

Venturing outside you will find a private enclosed 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 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
  • Utility room - fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood fired hot tub
  • Wood burner first basket of 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
  • Arrival 3pm
  • Smart TV and DVD 
  • BBQ

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.8
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Gerrit, 13th July 2018

Great stay! Very nice and spacious cottage. Spend a week with a familie of 4. Very well equipped.

Reviewed by Alan, 29th June 2018

A very stylish and well equipped barn conversion in a stunning location. Very peaceful and extremely comfortable for a 3 generation family holiday. Hannah & Nigel made us feel extremely welcome and our two young grandchildren had plenty of freedom to explore as well as enjoy the many attractions within easy driving distance.

Reviewed by Malcolm, 25th May 2018

property was in very good condition,well equipped and in a great location.

Reviewed by Sue, 6th April 2018

A wonderful family time. Cottage is spacious and well equipped so made having a big family group together very easy other than coping with one toilet/shower between all those not in the ensuite room. Kitchen had everything we could want and more and lots of little touches like cozy throws made it feel that you mattered as a guest

Reviewed by Kelly, 16th March 2018

Perfect place . Can t fault this beautiful place .

Reviewed by Rebecca, 9th February 2018

We had such a fantastic weekend at Dukums House and we certainly didnt want to leave! The house is absolutely beautiful and spacious and in an immaculate condition. The surrounding areas are stunning and very peaceful and ideal for walks. The owners were really lovely each time I was in touch with them and nothing was too much trouble! I have nothiRead moreng but praise for Dukums House and I very much hope to go back in the near future! A fantastic weekend with great memories - thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Nichola, 12th January 2018

Superb. We enjoyed a fabulous weekend in a gorgeous location. The owners of our accomodation were fantastic, thank you both.

Reviewed by Lauren, 29th December 2017

We had a great new year weekend in Dukums House. The barn house is well equipped with a large dining/lounge area which was great for the eight of us to socialise in together. The hot tub was a great addition and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Nigel and Hannah were both really helpful and great hosts. Our champagne for new year was thoroughly enjoyed! WRead moree found some great pubs in the area for both food and drink! Thanks for a great weekend! Hide

Reviewed by Jacob, 22nd December 2017

I would like to thank Mr and Mrs Key on behalf of me and my family for making our Christmas exceptional! Your farm is outstanding and the barn is beautifully design to enhance magical family time spent together surrounded by magnificent views from every large sliding doors. I cannot imagine more picturesque setting, great quality interior and such Read morewonderful hosts! We could not recommend this place strong enough! Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 3rd November 2017

A very enjoyable long weekend at Dukums. The accommodation is to a very high standard and well equipped. The owners were very helpful, and the views are just lovely.

Reviewed by Liz, 20th October 2017

We loved spending time at Dukums House. The size of the main room meant that there was plenty of living space for us as well as other family members staying at 2 Curwens. The property is beautifully furnished and we enjoyed dinners around the super dining table, walking up the hill to the beacon and time in the hot tub. However, we would recommend Read morethat this property sleeps up to 6 as there is one en-suite bath and one wet-room shower. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 11th August 2017

This is a great property for a family, beautifully furnished and kept. The location is great for local walks but a journey to lots of attractions - except for Shaftsbury's Hill (that Hovis ad.) Terrific flying from local airfield, which is welcoming to visitors

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View towards the property with wood fired hot tub
View towards the property boasting fabulous countryside views
Stunning lounge area with woodburner for those cooler evenings
Lounge/kitchen/diner with impressive apex ceiling
Lounge area a perfect place to relax and unwind
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Dining area perfect for family meals
Kitchen a perfect place to try out some new recipes
Impressive well-equipped kitchen
Utility room perfect for storing muddy boots
King-size bedroom with TV and beautiful views
Show 12 moreKing-size bedroom with exposed stonework

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