About Carters Barn Farm

Dorset self-catering holiday cottages

We share a passion for the countryside and everything it has to offer as well as the outstanding coastline around Dorset.

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.

Carters Barn Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset
Carters Barn Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset
Carters Barn Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset Family Our Dogs
Fields of beautiful flowers
Combine harvester, Carters Barn Farm
Carters Barn Farm Views

We have two quite unique and successful businesses based on our Farm...

Plankbridge - owned by Richard and Jane

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.

Visit plankbridge.com

Carters Barn Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset

Crimson - owned by Master ‘Luthier’ Ben Crowe

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/

Carters Barn Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset
Piddlehinton holiday cottage

All the comforts of home

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.

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