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Barn and 17th Century Thatched Cottage (See also sleeps 8 listing for reviews!)

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Behind Netherway Farmhouse
Netherway Barn behind the farmhouse
Netherway Farmhouse sitting room

Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
Netherway Farmhouse and Barn are 2 separate buildings on the same site which offers accommodation for up to 12 people. There is a large garden and parking space for 3 or 4 cars, as well as some roadside parking at the front of the cottage. It is ideal for family gatherings or for friends who want to share the gardens, outside eating spaces with a large pizza oven and meet together in the main cottage for meals but who may also want their own private space. The cottage has 4 bedrooms and will sleep up to 8 people but has a dining room which can seat up to 12 for communal dining. The barn has a downstairs bedroom which makes it easily accessible for elderly people. It also has two single beds in the mezzanine area which could be well suited to accommodate a family with 2 children. The ...Netherway Farmhouse and Barn are 2 separate buildings on the same site which offers accommodation for up to 12 people. There is a large garden and parking space for 3 or 4 cars, as well as some roadside parking at the front of the cottage. It is ideal for family gatherings or for friends who want to share the gardens, outside eating spaces with a large pizza oven and meet together in the main cottage for meals but who may also want their own private space. The cottage has 4 bedrooms and will sleep up to 8 people but has a dining room which can seat up to 12 for communal dining. The barn has a downstairs bedroom which makes it easily accessible for elderly people. It also has two single beds in the mezzanine area which could be well suited to accommodate a family with 2 children. The barn also has a dining area with a table to seat 4. We have a separate listing for those who just want to book out the main cottage. Please view this for prices for up to 8 people. The cottage is already a holiday rental so please also look at this listing for our reviews from previous guests. The Farmhouse itself is a 17th century thatched cottage (although the oldest section of the cottage was recorded as being in existence as ‘Netherway Farmhouse’ in a survey of the village undertaken in 1585). Netherway Farmhouse was carefully refurbished in 2018. In keeping with its character, a new kitchen was installed with new appliances and exposing the original stonework. The original pantry was reinstated and a new utility room created with a downstairs toilet. Upstairs there is a new bathroom suite with separate bath and shower. At this time a 4th bedroom was added to the third storey with an ensuite shower and toilet. The refurbishment preserves the same homely feel of the farmhouse but gives our guests more comfort and facilities. The old barn was completely renovated in 2019 with a new oak timber A-frame structure to replace the beams that were beyond repair. It remains a listed barn because of the ancient cob-wall at the back which has been preserved and carefully lime-rendered. Internally we have tried to retain the character of the barn while at the same time providing modern comfort and a spacious feel to the property. Netherway Farmhouse is one of 25 listed buildings in the conservation area of Okeford Fitzpaine, one of Dorset’s most attractive villages exhibiting rural charm and relaxed pace. The cottage and barn are available for weekly bookings. Please note that our changeover day is a Friday. 10 good reasons to stay at Netherway: 1. Spend your holiday in what we believe is the best village in Dorset! (Indeed Okeford Fitzpaine won ‘The Best Large Village in Dorset’ award in 2018.) The cottage is in the conservation area of this beautiful village. 2. The cottage is in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale with amazing walks direct from the cottage, stunning views and a variety of activities. 3. Okeford Fitzpaine is in striking distance from the coast; the Jurassic region around Weymouth and the sandy beaches Poole are roughly equidistant and under an hour. To the north Stourhead, Shaftesbury and Sherborne are conveniently situated. 4. Relax in the comfortable oak beamed lounge, with inglenook fireplace and a log-burning stove, many preserved original features but also with modern comforts, broadband, and Smart TV. 5. The Royal Oak pub is only a few doors down; a really good traditional and friendly pub with log-burning fires in the winter. You will receive a friendly welcome here. It is also dog-friendly. 6. Enjoy a perfect night’s sleep in Netherway’s bedrooms, each with its own character and charm. Lower Street is quiet and peaceful and a popular thoroughfare for cyclists and horse riders. 7. The whole family can enjoy the large secluded garden. There are some ancient apple trees, extensive flower beds, patio areas as well as a large lawn area where ball games or a game of croquet can be enjoyed. Younger children can enjoy the recreation ground opposite. 8. For al-fresco dining there is a large wood-fired oven in the garden where guests are welcome to try cooking their own pizzas or may be a slow cooked piece of lamb from a local farm shop. There are 2 al-fresco dining areas- one near the oven and a 12 seater dining table at the back of the cottage. 9. The village is an ideal place for many outdoor activities. Walking around the local countryside and across the hill ridges is recommended. Views from Okeford Hill back towards the village are superb. Okeford Fitzpaine is on the Dorset route and near a local mountain bike trail-way. On a calm day you can see the hang-gliders descending from Bell Hill. 10. At the end of a long day enjoy the lack of ambient light by watching the stars on a cloudless night from the patio, or listening for owls in the nearby wood. (We find this is also a good excuse for a nightcap!)
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
4 Queens4 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
David and Corisande G
Hosting since September 2014
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (9)
annettetedore
annettetedore
Dorset, United Kingdom7 contributions
Wonderful family retreat property
We booked Netherway Farmhouse and Barn for our annual family retreat and have to say it was absolutely perfect. Corie and Dave are wonderful hosts, communication and the information provided ensured a trouble free and enjoyable stay. Both properties are beautiful, were spotlessly clean and well equipped. We used the BBQ and Pizza Oven sited at the bottom of a large cottage garden where there is additional seating . The village is lovely and the pub and shop friendly. We will be booking to stay here again.
Visited June 2022
Written June 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with your family at Netherway Cottage and Barn. Thank you for your kind comments in your review and in our guest book. It was lovely to hear that you made good use of the garden area, BBQ and Pizza Oven too. You are most welcome to return anytime. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written August 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Climber15853832633
Climber15853832633
1 contribution
Wonderful place to stay
A great house and barn for family gatherings, lovely village and pub. Pets welcome and our dogs enjoyed their stay too. Close to so many great places to visit not too far to a beach, wonderful walks and cycling tracks. The owners were very welcoming we will go back again
Visited October 2021
Written November 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you for your review. So pleased to hear that you had such a lovely time with your family at Netherway Farmhouse and Barn and enjoyed the local surroundings. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family back anytime.
Written January 10, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan L
Susan L
1 contribution
What a gem!
Netherway Farm House and barn is absolutely beautiful. Brilliant location for local visitor attractions and towns. Extremely well equipped. My grandson had a wonderful time making pizzas to go in the pizza oven! So many walks and cycling from the door of the property. Dave and Corie were such helpful hosts giving advice on local running and cycling routes. We will definitely look to book this property again.
Visited August 2021
Written August 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
It was lovely to read your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn- thank you. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Dorset and that your grandson made good use of the pizza oven. You are welcome to return for a future holiday anytime. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written September 6, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susan B
Susan B
Warminster, United Kingdom37 contributions
Idyllic
What can I say that hasn't already been said? We hired the cottage and barn together for a belated family Christmas and it couldn't have been better. Corie even kindly put up a tree and some decorations for us. The layout worked perfectly for us and everything we needed was to hand. Nice fluffy towels and crisp bed linen provided and also a voucher to use in the village shop, which was a very touch. (The shop is well stocked for its size and the items we purchased were reasonably priced). The weather was rather hit and miss when we stayed, but the gardens were well looked after and gave the little ones space to run about. Netherway is in a very picturesque area and it is well situated for exploring all that Dorset has to offer. Thanks to Corie and Dave for being such good hosts and I'd like to think we'll be back one day.
Visited July 2021
Written July 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your belated Christmas holiday with your family at Netherway Cottage and Barn. Thank you too for your lovely comments. I hope you will be able to return one day. You are most welcome anytime. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written August 2, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rita M
Rita M
1 contribution
What a Find !!
A beautiful property in a picturesque village, with helpful, informative and welcoming hosts. We couldn’t have asked for more. It was perfect for 3 generations of the family to celebrate a big birthday together. The Barn was ideal for my husband who uses a mobility scooter, and we were all able to enjoy the ‘Secret Garden’ in the lovely warm sunshine. We would love to stay again.
Visited May 2021
Written June 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you so much for your review of Netherway Farmhouse. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your family celebration and that the barn worked well for your husband. You are most welcome to return any time in the future. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written July 7, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandra Mockridge
Sandra Mockridge
Mrs
Absolutely fabulous accommodation and gardens. Top quality everything and Owners could not have been more accommodating. We would love to return and next time we hope the weather is kinder.
Visited August 2020
Written August 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you so much for your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday despite the changeable August weather this year! We would love to welcome you back again should you wish to return in the future. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written September 14, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lorna W
Lorna W
1 contribution
Fabulous cottage in a beautiful village - highly recommend
We recently booked both the farmhouse and barn for a two week stay. We were a party of four adults and two teenagers so booking both properties gave us masses of space with the adults in the main house and the teenagers in the barn. Booking the two properties together meant that there were enough areas and hideaways to enable people to be separate when they want to be and come together communally at other times. Both properties are equipped and decorated to a really high standard. It's in a wonderful location but to be honest we hardly left the village - we had a wonderfully relaxing time just occupying ourselves around the house and barn and with the occasional visit to the pub. We were super fortunate with the weather - virtually no rain at all and day after day of sunshine - so we spent most of our time in the hidden 'secret' garden at the back of the barn, a great space for games or just sitting and relaxing. Corie and Dave are wonderfully responsive and generous hosts. They live locally so are able to help out if you have any questions but are happy to leave you to get on with things if that's your preference. I really can't recommend this property highly enough. We would definitely stay here again.
Visited August 2020
Written August 19, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you very much for your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and that the two properties worked well to give you the space you needed to relax. We would love to see you back some time in the future. Best wishes Corie and Dave
Written August 28, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ToniG
ToniG
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect Holiday Accommodation for Extended Family
Set in the pretty village of Okeford Fitzpaine with a pub and shop nearby, this thatched 17th century farmhouse and modern barn conversion provided ideal accommodation for our summer holiday. We were impressed with how comfortable, clean and well equipped the property was. The lovely big garden was enclosed making it a completely safe space for children. There was even an outdoor pizza oven which, under Dave’s tuition, was fun to use and very successful! The owners, Corie and Dave, live nearby in the village and were always amazingly responsive before and during our stay there answering any questions and with suggestions of places especially suitable for the age range of the children. We loved the beautiful Dorset countryside, nearby pretty villages and our trips to the coast at Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove. We all agree that we were lucky to have found Netherway!
Visited July 2020
Written August 5, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you for the lovely review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday with your extended family, exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and also managing to make such good use of our new pizza oven! It was a pleasure to meet you all and you are welcome back anytime. Kind regards Corie and Dave
Written August 6, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katharine
Katharine
1 contribution
Long weekend away
Wonderful warm Dorset welcome. Accommodation extremely comfortable and very high spec, spotlessly clean. Smashing pub in walking distance, idilic village location perfect for country walks with or without dogs Barn conversion is amazing Cannot wait to return in the summer
Visited January 2020
Written February 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Netherway
Netherway
Thank you for your review of Netherway Farmhouse and Barn. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the pub and walks in our beautiful surrounding countryside. You are welcome back anytime.
Written July 30, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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