The Dairy House

image 1 The Dairy House is a newly-converted 5-star graded self-catering holiday home located on the edge of the village of Motcombe, in the countryside just north of historic Shaftesbury in Dorset, England. We are six miles south of the A303 and easily reached from London in two hours. With four spacious bedrooms on two floors, three bathrooms, a living room and kitchen/dining room, The Dairy House can easily accommodate eight people plus baby. As befits its name, Church Farm is near the parish church which stands in the village's conservation area just to the east. The Dairy House, built of brick and stone under a slate roof, is a fine example of traditional North Dorset rural architecture.

It is especially suitable for family groups where one or more members have restricted mobility. The three main ground floor rooms and patio garden are fully accessible to wheelchair users. One bedroom has a specially designed en- suite bathroom with non- slip Altro floor and wheel-in shower. Level access from the car parking area immediately outside the front door and, through double French doors, to the 600 sq. foot sunny and wholly private patio garden.

image 2 Church Farm itself is a 16 acre farm adjoining woodland and the open countryside, standing on the edge of the North Dorset village of Motcombe. The land is a mixture of old pasture and young deciduous woodlands, with some 2,500 trees planted in 1997. The land is carefully managed to provide a good environment for wildlife.

Motcombe is a long- established village with two pubs, an excellent village shop and two schools. It won the title of Dorset Community Village of the Year in 2000. The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, home to the famous Gold Hill, stands two miles to the south.

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Contact Sue Archdale
Address Church Farm
Telephone 01747 850 968
Rating Rating 5 stars
Season Open year round
disabled access parking
Rooms: family: 4    double:    
twins:     single:    
disabled facilities:    

Only 2 hours from London. On the outskirts of Motcombe towards Gilligham.


These details were last updated on
26 AUG 2007