Bakers Mill Farm achieved an 'Award of Excellence for Retreat of the Year 2007' from The Shires Magazine in recognition of their excellent quality of service.
|The working farm dates from the early 1600's and is a haven for wildlife. You may see rabbits, foxes, badgers, and deer. The deer are not shy and you can often see them grazing near the cottages. Heron, geese, ducks and buzzards can be seen and there are many species of smaller birds on the farm, ideal for those of you interested in bird watching. During the summer swallows and house martins will be flying all around the cottages. Water voles and otters have recently inhabited the farm.|
The holiday cottages comprise a Grade II listed stone barn and traditional farm buildings which have been tastefully restored to create four terrace cottages, each with one double bedroom sleeping two/three plus cot, and a barn conversion with three double bedrooms, sleeping six plus cot. There is also a games room with internet access, laundry room, BBQ and picnic tables for al-fresco dining. They surround a sunny courtyard, featuring a rill and small wildlife pond. There are enclosed gardens and patio areas. Coarse fishing is available on our own lakes for our guests and day ticket anglers.
We are perfectly situated to tour the countryside of Thomas Hardy and River Cottage. Historic market towns, the Jurassic Heritage Coast of West Dorset, stately homes and gardens, and parts of Somerset, are all within easy reach of this idyllic setting.
You can play golf, fish, clay pigeon shoot or see the area on cycle, horse back, or even llama trek from the village. There are walks from the farm, and a couple of long distance footpaths are close-by.
The village amenities of shop and post office are within a 20 minute walk of the farm down a little used country lane.Bakers Mill Farm have received an 'Award of Excellence for Retreat of the Year 2007' from The Shires Magazine in recognition of the quality of service we provide.
|Our recently stocked coarse fishery has been set up for the sole use of our holiday cottages. Broadleaze Fishery consists of 2 established spring fed lakes with a total area of 1.5 acres and varying depths to 10 feet.
Update Nov 2010:
Located just 5 minutes drive from the cottages with a panoramic view down the Axe valley, the rural setting provides the perfect place to relax, fish, and observe the interesting wildlife; foxes, deer, and towards evening, badgers can be spotted along with quite a few species of waterfowl. You will note the lakes have been fenced to keep otters out so it is possible you may spot one of these elusive creatures too.
There will be a small one off charge of £10 per adult and £5 per child under 12, payable at the time of booking holiday cottage.
Our Grade II listed stone barn is deceptively light and spacious. It sleeps 6 plus cot in 3 double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size hand carved four poster and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom upstairs has twin beds and en-suite bathroom, and downstairs there is a third twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, accessible from the open plan sitting room. A farmhouse kitchen with large island breakfast bar completes the downstairs. A staircase leads to the gallery landing. From the sitting room a door leads outside to an enclosed private courtyard garden, with picnic bench for al-fresco dining.
What visitors to our barn had to say: ' really cosy, warm and bright and comfortable'.
This cottage sleeps 2/3 plus cot. It is on one level, and has a bedroom with super-king size bed, and small room affording some privacy for a third person with a single divan. There is a bathroom, and open plan kitchen with dining and sitting areas, and a back door with access to the enclosed garden laid to lawn. The vaulted ceilings and dual aspect give a cosy but bright and airy feel to the cottage. A picnic bench is provided for al-fresco dining.
This cottage sleeps 2 plus cot in a large bedroom with super-king size bed and en-suite bathroom. The kitchen, dining and living area is open plan, with back door to the enclosed lawned garden at the rear, where a picnic bench is provided for al-fresco dining. The cottage is deceptively light and airy due to its dual outlook and vaulted ceilings. Again all accommodation is on one level.
This cottage is very different to our other cottages. Due to its lay-out we prefer to keep it pet free, although we have taken pets on occasion. It has a cosy sitting/dining room with exposed beams, a bright vaulted ceiling kitchen, with exposed beams, and a shower room downstairs. Upstairs is a very cosy bedroom, with vaulted and beamed ceiling, with extremely comfortable king-size sleigh bed, perfect for a romantic break.
Situated at the end of the row, along side the wildlife pond, this cottage has double aspect views. With flexible sleeping arrangements it sleeps 2 plus cot in a very spacious twin divan/super-king bedroom, with en-suite bathroom. The kitchen, dining and sitting area is open plan with vaulted ceiling with exposed beams giving a feeling of airiness.
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What visitors in general had to say about our cottages ' very clean', ' well equipped and comfortable'. Another comment in our visitor book 2010 - ' very clean, well presented, excellent value for money'.
How to find Bakers Mill Farm:
From A303 or A30
From Crewkerne, continue south on A356. As you leave village of Misterton, take right turn at crossroads, signposted to Mosterton on A3066. In Mosterton take small lane to left just before Admirals Hood Pub. Bakers Mill Farm can be found approximately 1/2 mile along lane on the right.
From A35 or A37
Follow A3066 from Bridport to Beaminster or follow A37 north from Dorchester and turn onto A356 at Grimstone to Crewkerne, and then turn left at B3163 to Beaminster.
From Beaminster take A3066 north to Mosterton. In village, turn right into lane signposted to Chedington (immediately past The Paddocks). Bakers Mill Farm will be found approximately 1/2 mile along lane on the right.
The local village of Mosterton is just under 1 mile away and has a shop/post office selling papers, groceries, off-licence etc.
There is a pub in Chedington, serving food, with fantastic panoramic view.
Crewkerne and Beaminster are the local towns, both about 4 miles away. The nearest railway station is in Crewkerne. The nearest petrol station is at Misterton.
There are many small local shops around the area selling local home made produce. Details of these can be found in the information brochures in the cottages.
For those wishing to do a large shop on their way to the holiday cottages you will find Tesco and Waitrose in Dorchester, Morrisons in Bridport, Tesco in Chard and Asda in Yeovil. Crewkerne has Waitrose, Somerfield and Co-op.
Address: Bakers Mill Farm Holiday Cottages, Mosterton, Beaminster, Dorset. DT8 3JD
Telephone: Karen 01872 261 525 or Tracey 02380 293 353
Email: You can leave a message for Bakers Mill Farm using the contact form below.