Steps Barn is a unique gallery style living space, where most household items, furniture and art are made by small independent artisans and some of the items you can also purchase through us should you fall in love with something during your visit! The space is thoughtfully curated, a mix of old and new. The 3 bedroomed barn is situated on a farm down a private tree lined track in the heart of Cerne Valley, a 10minute walk through the countryside to the lovely historical village of Cerne Abbas.
“Steps Barn is a beautiful place to stay. It is peaceful but only a 10 minute walk to the local village where there are 3 great pubs to eat and drink in. There are walks straight out of the property around the surrounding hills, and you can easily walk to the Cerne Abbas hill sculpture. The barn itself is fully equipped with all kitchen facilities and everything you need for a holiday home. The furniture and fittings are all tasteful and pleasing; it is a classy place. A wonderful place to connect with nature and each other!”
Although recently built, this building actually seems older than the farmhouse it's next to. With oak beamed roof trusses and stone walls inside and out there is a sense of permanence about this place. Shortlake Cottage is located just off a quiet no-through-road and looks out over fields to the coast beyond. As well as the views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sly Fox pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 10 minutes or so across the fields.
“Shortlake Cottage was absolutely delightful, simply and stylish with lovely features and gorgeous views from the upstairs family room. We stayed here with our 3 year old and 3 month old and had everything we needed to feel happy and at home for a few days. We walked down to the beach which was about 20 minutes (maybe a bit more coming back up!) The beach was deserted except for us and really gorgeous. The cottage is ideally located for sights such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, etc as well as towns Weymouth and Dorchester being easy drives away. Peter was easy to get in touch with and very helpful on the couple of occasions we needed him too, I would recommend both the cottage and Peter himself as a host. We ate in most nights in the well equipped kitchen but enjoyed a fantastic meal at the nearby Smugglers Inn on our last night which we would recommend also. ****** LOVED IT! 😊”
The Bothy is a stylish detached cottage where you can share some Prosecco on your terrace or in your orchard or snuggle up beside a log fire Dating from the 1700's, our newly restored "boutique" stone cottage is in the rural historic Yetminster Conservation Area with a thatched CAMRA pub. It is in the beautiful garden of our quintessential English Heritage listed thatched cottage You have great access to our lovely Dorset countryside & the Jurassic Coast One fixed price; No cleaning charges
“Russell and Liz were great hosts. Quick to reply to messages and friendly when we arrived. The space was warming and rustic. The fireplace and the exposed wooden beams gave it a great cosy vibe. The countryside offered an awesome walk to stretch our legs and get out! Unfortunately we couldn't visit the local amenities due to the COVID-19 outbreak but we were happy isolating indoors.”