This lovely rambling farmhouse has a generous spirit – happily settle in for few days. Jane and Chris give you hugely comfortable bedrooms with garden flowers, continental breakfasts with homemade jams and compote, warm croissants, granola and fruit, and a sitting room with books and a wood fire.
As a sculptor and painter, Jane is passionate about portraying the movement and essence of animals and wildlife. You’re welcome to look around her studio and you’ll see her sculptures out in the garden and scattered around the house, which is full of paintings done by her, the family or local artists.
It’s a breeze to explore Dorset from here: 15 minutes to Blandford, Bryanston or Milton Abbey School; 35 minutes to Salisbury, Sherborne, Shaftesbury or the coast. There’s a pool in summer, and the garden has table tennis and croquet. Chris will lend maps for the many beautiful walks and you can bring your horse too – there’s a livery next door. Back home, owls will hoot you to sleep.