My husband and I have lived on our farm with our two beautiful daughters for the past 7 years, we have run one of the holiday cottages on the farm for the past 4 years. We are very excited to announce that we have just opened a second holiday cottage, (Teals Den) on the back of the success of The Granary!
I have lived in Dorset for all of my life. My husband originally came from Oxfordshire, he moved to Dorset with Teal 15 years ago and runs his families 6th generation farming business.
We both share a passion for the countryside and everything it has to offer as well as the outstanding coastline around Dorset. As a family we love to spend the weekends around the farm, either walking our dogs, cycling, running and horse riding. Our girls both love the fun and freedom of the farm, equally they look forward to trips to the seaside where they both love to make sandcastles!
In the fields around the property, you will hear an abundance of birds, including seeing Buzzards soaring in the sky, and nesting swallows. Deer are frequently spotted, as well as Foxes and Badgers. We also think that the local Bunnies love our home as well, we seem to have hundreds of them! You will always catch them hopping up our lane. This whole area is truly an unspoiled corner of England, so it is no surprise that we welcome guests back year after year to escape and unwind.
All this makes our Cottages quite unique, the peaceful, spacious, rural location, so much of interest to see and do. Literally, hundreds of beautiful villages to explore. Fabulous country houses to explore. Our list is quite endless, so we look forward to welcoming you and yours to the Piddle Valley, the ‘Jewel’ in Dorset’s Crown.
Plankbridge are the original Shepherd Hut pioneers and their team of ever expanding craftsmen. All led by Richard Lee, Master Shepherd Hut maker, who personally designs the huts.
They design and make award winning Shepherds Huts. Their accolades include, Silver at Chelsea Flower Show, in situ at Hampton Court Palace, Huts owned by members of the Royal Family, also the National Trust and The Pig’s Group of Hotels, and lots of Celebrities, too many to mention. They also get shipped around the world, New York, France, Switzerland, and Portugal to name but a few.
We are very proud to have such a prestigious company working on site! Please feel free to pop in and chat to the owner’s Richard and Jane, should you wish to make enquiries.
Plankbridge was founded in the year 2000, with the discovery of an historic Shepherds Hut near Thomas Hardy’s cottage. Over 500 huts later, Plankbridge continues to meet the growing demand of contemporary living space’s while retaining the elegance of the traditional Shepherd’s hut proportions.
At Crimson Guitars they have been designing and building renowned custom made guitars to order for over fourteen years. They have worked with such luminaries as Robert Fripp and Charlie Jones. As well as custom made instruments, they also build a range of entirely UK Produced guitars, Kit guitars and a full suite of guitar building tools, and Luthier supplies, from Fret Levelling, Files, Plans, Guitar Finishing Oil and stunning Staines.
They also offer one on one guitar building courses ranging from a few days learning guitar maintenance and repair, to a full week building your own guitar, or even a three month intensive course.
Again, we are immensely proud to have such a unique and high profile business working on our site. Please if you have an interest in any of the above do not hesitate to pop in and speak to Ben Crowe or a member of staff.
Visit crimsonguitars.com or go directly to the guitar building courses via this link: https://crimsonguitars.com/product-category/guitar-building-course/
Both our cottages provide all the comforts of home ensuring you will have all you will need to make your holiday a truly relaxing experience, for families, couples and friends seeking the peace and tranquillity of the Dorset countryside.
There are a choice of excellent Pubs and Inns for wining and dining in the local villages of Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Buckland Newton, Plush and Cerne Abbas. Some of which are within easy walking distance of the accommodation.
Our holiday cottages are part of our private working farm. Please be aware, at times you may hear some noise associated with the work that is being carried out on the farm.
Thank you for an amazing stay, our only regret is we didn’t stay longer! The cottage is perfect in everyway, your welcome pack was much appreciated. It was ideal for us catching up with friends and family and we finally took a visit to ‘Clouds Hill’ and also a lovely meal at The Thimble with friends. Our bike also appreciated it’s accommodation, thank you! 5th March 2019Kim and Les , Brittany France
The beautiful Teals den was the perfect home for our short break away here in Dorchester. We were overwhelmed by the beautiful décor and attention to detail. The welcome package was also very well received! Accompanied with the luscious rural area. Teals den made the perfect base for our stay. We look forward to returning in the future. 23rd AprilAlex and Kyle Kidderminster
Weve had a lovely stay at Teals den, a beautiful place with all the comforts of home. Highly recommend The Thimble pub! (really nice walk across the field) 14th JuneJess, Raek and our 8 month old baby Maggie
Had a lovely few days here with my two retired grey hounds. Lovely walks for them here. Home from home with everything you could need, so comfortable. This was my first time ive holidayed alone but I felt safe in this lovely place. Lots of lovely birds to see. Dogs loved the rabbits! 19th JuneJackie, Rumble and Gem, St Albans
A truly delightful and relaxing stay here at Teals den, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thank you so much for all the lovely beautiful touches like the welcome basket and the attention to detail in all that you have provided-even the dog biscuits! Pippa enjoyed those very much! Im sure we will return again to do some more exploring of this beautiful county. 7th JulySue, Andy and Pippa, Flintham
Lovely cottage, you have thought of everything, such a high standard. Perfect combination of relaxing week away. Great location, great weather, great welcome pack, biscuits were yummy. 22nd JulyAngela and Simon
Absolutely loved our holidays at the granary. Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, well kitted out and a lovely welcome basket. In the middle of no where (which we loved, great walks) but an easy drive to Dorchester or Weymouth for the beach. I hope we get to visit again.Jennie
Clean, comfortable and as described. All the equipment was in good working order. We appreciated the welcome tray , along with the wine, cakes soaps etc. The accommodation was spacious and the beds were comfortable. We loved the peaceful, quiet countryside. The Granary was perfect for a three generation holiday with ages ranging from 13 months to 77.Penny
Lovely very well equipped house with all the home comforts you could ask for including toys, games and numerous egg cups! Cake, wine, bread etc a lovely very welcoming and a memorable touch. Local pub The Thimble Inn strongly recommended for food and drinks - we visited 3 times in our week away.Anonymous
Lovely cottage, clean and neat. Really nice location and great for kids. Very comfortable. Kitchen had everything and games room was amazing. Mr &Mrs Strainge were really lovely and helpful and the welcome basket was very kind would definitely stay there again.Shumona
Loved our stay at the Granary. The property and the enclosed garden were ideal for our two terriers. The property owners were very friendly and helpful (the fresh eggs were delicious). The area was very peaceful - it was lovely to stand in the garden at night to watch bats flying past and hear tawny owls calling.Ms D Branch
Lovely hosts - it was a pleasure to meet with them and enjoy their wonderful property - stayed July 2017.Mr N Smith
We had a lovely stay at The Granary. The property provided us with excellent facilities to enjoy the Dorset countryside. The paddock was a real bonus for an early morning walk for the dogs and the garden was large enough and safe for them. It was also very handy to have the shower room and ensuite bathroom. I would certainly have no hesitation in returning to this property and would recommend this property to friends with dogs who are looking for a nice break - stayed June 2017.Mr P Smith
Fantastic will definitely be returning!!! Stayed May 2017.Miss S Draycott
Cosy, comfortable, and extremely well equipped; owner could not have been more accommodating. Stayed March 2017.Mrs J Hollingworth
Truly love The Granary. Simple but adequate. Spotlessly clean. Delightful area and owners. This is our third stay at THE GRANARY and no doubt will return - stayed October 2016.Mrs J Popham
A perfect base to explore Dorset. Warm and comfortable on even the coldest autumn evening and beautifully equipped for all our needs.Kay
We had a lovely stay and didn’t want to leave . The Granary exceeded our expectations and was so spacious and welcoming.Anne
A short break away for my wife and I. Peace, comfort and homely. Great mix of modern and ‘shabby chic’ Well facilitated holiday home and we wish you great success in your growing business. You make wonderful hosts.Julian
Had a great time, my son and I built a guitar next door at Crimson and came the short walk home each evening to a beautifully cosy Teals Den. Thanks for a great stay, and letting us extend to avoid all that snow!Wayne and Jimmy
Thank you so much for an amazing stay, our only regret is we didn’t stay longer. The cottage is perfect in every way, you’re welcome pack was much appreciated. It was ideal for us catching up with friends and family and we finally took a visit to ‘Clouds Hill’ , also had a lovely meal at ‘The Thimble’ with friends. Our bike also appreciated it’s accommodation in a secure garage. Thank you!Kim and Les, Brittany, France