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The Heron

Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Luxurious 'tiny barn' in a very remote spot on a working farm with wood burner, fire pit BBQ and rather fabulous outdoor copper bath in Dorset.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
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£140-190 per night

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

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The highlights
  • Glorious off-grid hut in beautiful and remote spot in the Dorset countryside.
  • The hosts provide a rather generous welcome hamper of local nibbles for you to enjoy.
  • Outdoor copper bath! An absolute joy tucked under a couple of trees.
  • A fire pit that doubles as a BBQ for al fresco dining under the stars.
  • The ever popular wood burner for extra cosy nights in your gorgeous little retreat.
  • The hosts have provided board games and books if you fancy some screen free time too!

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You should know
  • If possible please aim to arrive during day light as The Heron is a 15min walk from the car park. You are provided with a wheel barrow to take your things with you. Alternatively the owner is available to take your belongings (and you down to the site by car) You will need to arrange this with the owner pre arrival.
  • Free roaming of the farm is not possible due to the cattle. Please stick to footpaths.
  • Please note the huts are based on and next to working farms.
  • Please note that the path to the Heron is unlit and at times muddy so please bring wellies and torches
  • Children over the age of 6 are welcome. Please be aware that the tiny barn is sited near to open water and that the child's sleeping area is up high.
  • Babe in arms (non walking) are welcome and a travel cot can be provided.
  • Sadly no dogs are allowed in this space.

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The detail

The Heron is tucked away in a quiet corner of Colber Farm in Dorset and is perfect for a couple or small family wanting an eco-friendly holiday in the rambling countryside. Completely off-grid and powered by its own solar array, this delightful little hut manages to be almost entirely carbon neutral whilst still maintaining a truly luxurious glamping experience.

The interior is simply and elegantly decorated with a fully equipped kitchen that has a two ring gas stove and all the paraphernalia you'll need to whip up a feast indoors but, weather permitting, you'll probably want to channel your inner Bear Grylls and make use of the fabulous fire bowl outside that also doubles as a BBQ.

There's a wood burner keeping the whole place cosy and delightful so you can snuggle up on the sofa and read a good book. Alternatively, the main bedroom boasts a king-sized bed with a DVD projector on the wall where you can bury yourself beneath the duvet and watch films to your heart's content.

A second sleeping area can be found in the hayloft, two meters above floor level, where you can pop the kids in two singles or push them together as a double for friends.

There's a gas powered shower and an en suite toilet and your hosts have provided locally made toiletries for you to enjoy. And whilst it's always nice to have a hot shower you will probably want to head outside and sink into the brilliant roll-top copper bath nestled beneath a couple of beautiful Hornbeam trees. This should obviously be done with champagne (or tipple of your choice). The outdoor living area also has a dining table, comfy chairs and the previously mentioned fire pit and bath. All in all, rather lovely.

The owners do a range of breakfast and food hampers, all stocked with local produce. Details of these are sent out once you have booked. If you don't fancy cooking then there are lots of great options locally including The Bull Tavern and The White Horse for good pub food and Plumber Mannor for fine dining. The hosts also recommend Joshua's Cafe for excellent cake and hot drinks.

Features
Essential
  • Family Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels (bath)
  • Cot
Tech
  • DVD Player
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
  • Firepit
  • BBQ
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
£140-190 per night
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 3 nights high season

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How to book

The Heron is owned and managed by Hannah.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Hannah.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Children are £5 extra per child per night

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