Nr Blandford Forum

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A very successful and established holiday letting business in a charming country location with beautifully presented accommodation and further growth potential.


The property is formed from an attractive range of red brick, former farm buildings, adjoining a small hamlet. The well laid out complex has the owner s house with its own access at one side with private gardens, parking and double carport. A separate access leads to the cottages and studios, which were all converted originally with disabled access in mind.

The excellent onsite facilities include an indoor splash pool, recreation room, laundry and gym/store. The further barn has planning for conversion and potential exists with the recreation room and adjoining rooms to convert to extra accommodation or event space, subject to the necessary consents.


Located in a picturesque part of Dorset, within a small hamlet, the property has good access to a number of towns and villages including Sturminster Newton, 5 miles, offering a wide range of amenities. These include a supermarket, shops, public houses, doctors surgery and both primary and secondary schools. Beyond this Blandford Forum is 10 miles, Shaftesbury 13 miles and Sherborne 13 miles, all popular towns with good facilities and beautiful architecture for which Dorset is famous.

The A303 can be accessed at Wincanton, 19 miles, and mainline rail services at Sherborne.

The surrounding area provides many opportunities for recreation including the many miles of foot and bridle paths providing some of the best walking, cycling and riding country in the South West.

The owners house

Accessed via a private drive with ample hard-standing with the addition of a 3-bay carport/garage with room over, providing excellent storage or home office facility. The owner s house accommodation provides, in brief, an entrance hall leading to the kitchen/dining room, separate cloakroom with WC, lounge and adjoining sun lounge overlooking the garden with views to the hills beyond. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both being en-suite. Continuing on the ground floor from the entrance hall is a self-contained studio/flat, the first room of which could be an office or third bedroom for the owner s house. Beyond this is a bed/sitting room, with adjoining bathroom and kitchenette with separate access. Planning has also been granted to extend the house as well if required.

The Business

Operating as quality disabled friendly holiday accommodation, providing exceptional facilities for anyone with mobility needs. As such, the business was awarded the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Gold Award from Dorset Tourism in the 2021/22 year. While able guests also book and enjoy the facilities, this is a market few sites cater for and therefore demand has been good with great future potential.

The cottages have been established for many years and generate significant turnover and profit. The owners have recently added the studio and annex, which have been let separately and have started adding significant revenue. Further potential exists within the stone barn, which has planning consent as well as potential to convert the recreation/games building and adjoining rooms for further accommodation or events use, subject to the necessary consents.

The Cottages

The three holiday cottages are beautifully presented and offer spacious rooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed roof trusses. All three are accessed from a pretty central courtyard and they comprise:

Cottage 1 (Sleeps 3) 2 Bedrooms and 1 bathroom

Cottage 2 (Sleeps 4) 2 Bedrooms and 1 bathroom

Cottage 3 (Sleeps 4-6) 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

The cottage guests enjoy the use of private gardens with barbeques and seating space. Further to this is an open-fronted barn to the rear providing ample guest parking.


The property is blessed with excellent facilities, these include indoor splash pool with changing rooms with WC and showers plus seating space around the pool. The recreation/games room is a generous size and offers recreation space with dining facilities, games and sitting area, but could also be suited for meetings or for functions/events.

Gardens and Grounds

The property extends to approximately 0.87 acres in all. The pretty and well-tended gardens lie to the rear of the owner s house and cottages with open views across the adjoining countryside to the hills beyond. They are well manicured and organized, providing excellent recreational space. The cottages are arranged around a pretty central courtyard, giving excellent level access and plenty of space for each cottage. The parking areas for the house and cottages provide ample space for vehicles as well as the owner s triple carport and separate single garage. The range of outbuildings which include the generous laundry room and store currently used as a gym provide plenty of storage and workshop space, as well as the stone barn as required.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

The house and cottages are warmed by oil-fired central heating.

Mobile Available : THREE

Broadband Available: ADSL under 24 Mbps Superfast 24 - 100 Mbps


Farmhouse Council Tax Band C

Cottages Business Rateable Value £9,100

EPC- Energy rating C

Local Authority

Dorset Council

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the letting cottages will be included.


Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058

Flood Risk Status - none


These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

01935 321902

Stags - Yeovil

4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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