Recently restored, this delightful 17th century farmhouse lies within the Cranborne Chase AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nestling under the old Fonthill Abbey beacon, the house is built in local stone and has beams, inglenooks and light sunny rooms. The bedrooms are all large and comfortable, furnished with antiques and you will have your own private bathroom, one with a whirlpool. Alternatively you can choose to stay in our Old Piggery just across the lawn. This is self contained with an ensuite shower room and fully equipped kitchen. Even in such an historic house, wireless broadband is available.
We will pamper you on your arrival with tea, coffee or a glass of wine. In the morning, you will have a full English breakfast or an inadequate continental snack. It's up to you! For an evening meal, there are some excellent local pubs and restaurants, all within 6 miles.
Nearby is Salisbury with its ancient Cathedral and Museum, famously praised by Bill Bryson; Shaftesbury, a hilltop market town and its historic Gold Hill; Wardour Castle, a romantic ruin from the Civil War; prehistoric Stonehenge, a world heritage site; Longleat with its lions; Stourhead renowned for its exquisite 18th Century landscaped gardens and many other places of interest.
Tisbury, only 3 miles away, has a main line station direct to Waterloo, London and we can collect you if you wish to travel to us by train. The A303 - the main route from London to the South West of England is 3 miles north of us. The Dorset coast is about 30 miles to the south.
At Cools Farm you can enjoy real country life. We are an organic working farm with a herd of Red Poll cattle, free ranging chickens, trout lake, meadows and ancient woodlands. The farmhouse has a pretty flower and kitchen garden and in the woodlands and pastures, a rich variety of wild flowers. You are quite likely to see grazing deer from your bedroom window. There are some lovely long walks in the area or you can just take a gentle stroll across our fields, through our woods, and around the trout lake. The Wessex Ridgeway, a long distance path from Lyme Regis to Avebury crosses the farm.
Children are very welcome and will love all the animals we have here. We can provide a cot.
If you enjoy tennis, there are two excellent courts available close by for hourly rental. If you want to play, give us some warning and we will book the courts for you.
In Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Historic house in idyllic location.
The Old Piggery
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities.
Pet Facilities: Pets are allowed. A small dog is welcome if you are staying in the Old Piggery but it must be well behaved and prepared to play with our Jack Russell!
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are not catered for.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
From A350, 4 miles north of Shaftesbury, at East Knoyle bypass, take road signposted West Tisbury (Millbrook Lane).
At first crossroads, turn left.
Cools Farm is nearly one mile on the right.
We charge £35.00 per person per night, but if you would like to stay for 3 nights or more, the charge will be £30.00 per night. The Old Piggery is also available on a self catering basis for Friday to Friday bookings or short breaks out of the summer season.
Booking from 12th July 2007 onwards.
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