Melbury Vale Cottage in Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury

An introduction to Melbury Vale Cottage Nr Shaftesbury


  • Disabled Access
  • 3 Star

Luxury barn conversion set in 28 acres with woodland and vineyard, in River Stirkel Valley.

This holiday-let has been created from redundant listed farm buildings and converted in 2007. These were once part of the original Barfoot Farm yard, and lie close to the Grade II listed farmhouse and historic mill buildings on the River Stirkel. The associated mill pond is a renowned local beauty spot which can be viewed from the holiday-lets. There have been flour mills on this stretch of the River Stirkel since Norman times (mentioned in the Domesday Book).

The single storey holiday-let has a living room with open plan dining / kitchen area, including a washing machine and dishwasher. There is one twin bedroom and a one double bedroom. For the benefit of disabled access visitors, a large wet-room with a shower has been created, complete with disabled access fixtures and fittings. There are exposed timbers throughout. Private courtyard parking is available for 1-2 cars.

Underfloor heating is provided throughout the holiday-let and the temperature is thermostat controlled for adjustment in each room, for your comfort. Bedding and towels are provided.

Weekly prices range from £250 - £660 for the holiday-let, sleeping 4 people (5 if child), dependant on seasonal dates.

Shorter breaks can be negotiated for out of season periods, for a minimum 3 night stay.

Please call to confirm availability as bookings do alter. A deposit is required in advance to secure your booking of 20% of the total sum. Full payment is required a minimum of 28 days in advance of your stay.

Arrivals in peak season are weekly, Saturday 3.30 pm, departures by Saturday morning If you have any special requirements, please let us know in advance and if we can assist we will.

Melbury Vale is a 28 acre private, specialist farm, with a Christmas tree plantation, vineyard planted in 2006, ancient bluebell wood, English native woodland planted in 2005, hayfields an alpaca herd and other animals. The farm is available for your leisure use during your stay.

There are plenty of places to visit and enjoy nearby, particularly for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists, some of these are detailed with links on the home page. Also within a stone's throw is Carp fishing at Woodfrys Farm.


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Contact Details

Melbury Vale Cottage
Barfoot Farm
Melbury Abbas
M: 07730 955593 or 07752 865232