Dorchester, South West England

Samphire at Middle Acre

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Open Fire / Woodburner

Fishing Nearby / On-Site

Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pets - Not Allowed

Property Info

General Info

How does a cosy ‘Eco friendly’ holiday in rural Dorset complete with a wood-fired hot tub sound?; Middle Acre is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Small enough to care, with a pair of bespoke Shepherd huts tucked away and packed with all the essentials you could need for a self-catered stay including soft furnishings, throws, a double bed, kitchenette, en-suite shower and flushing toilet. Solar lighting and wood burner makes for a snug off-grid stay with your own private cottage garden style space, with barbecue for alfresco dining. The wood-fired hot tub ensures a good nights sleep after star gazing the dark skies above. Take the five wooden steps up into the hand built shepherd hut and find a cosy open plan space furnished with vintage and repurposed furniture and fittings, the whistling kettle sits on the single gas hob,as the solar powered fridge chills your drinks. Middle Acre has an Eco Friendly Ethos; Shepherd huts lend themselves to off-grid living thanks to their natural compactness and reducing reliance on mains power. Living sustainably has a positive impact and being closer to nature has proven to make us feel better, heath care professionals recommend it! Being off-grid with no electricity or no Wi-Fi shouldn’t mean you’re worried about being a bit too far off the beaten track, do not fret, a solar-powered socket will be provided for USB charging and the pub and local farm shop are only one and a half miles away. Not only do you reduce your carbon footprint by holidaying in the UK, these shepherd huts have some great energy-saving features too, including solar-power, sustainable rustic interiors, environmentally friendly cleaning and washing products, and shower water is reused to irrigate the wild flower meadow and plants. Home comforts can still be enjoyed from the double bed, heating, lighting, hot and cold running water, and flushing toilet provided. Middle Acre is near the size of a football pitch, with Chestnut trees, fruit trees, flowers and a poly tunnel, whilst beyond the hut’s gate a gentle wander will lead to the bee hives, kitchen garden and V E Garden, where you'll meet the free range chickens, ducks, bantams and friendly farm collie Bea. Middle Acre is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ideally situated for a stroll to the Smugglers Inn or walk to the local farm shop and café with excellent menus and ambiance. Explore one of the steep ancient smugglers tracks to bring you to the shingle beach of Ringstead Bay, where the water is incredibly clear and safe for bathing. For the more experienced hikers, tackle the undulating world heritage coast towards the iconic arch of Durdle Door. There are many local activities available such as horse riding, day fishing for Roach or Carp in the neighbouring well stocked Wally’s Lakes, or evening beach fishing in the Bay. Try your hand at Clay Pigeon shooting with a lesson at the nearby Purbeck Shooting School, or enjoy the thrill of Coasteering with Lulworth Outdoors, hire a mountain bike, and after all that exercise take a leisurely tour with the informative Jurassic Safari. To enhance your stay the hosts can guide you on a local wellness walk, tempting you with the benefits of Mindfulness and Forest bathing starting from your hut. Of course you don’t have to do any of these; you can relax in your own private garden in the dappled shade of the huge Chestnut trees and just breathe! For an unforgettable escape to Dorset, choose Samphire at Middle Acre Read More

Property Info

Perfect for short breaks. Off-grid eco-friendly retreat. All-ground-floor studio layout. One double bed within open-plan kitchenette and dining area. En suite with walk-in shower, basin and flushing toilet.

Facilities

Woodburning stove. Single gas hob and small solar powered fridge. Fuel, power first basket of logs included inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off-road parking available. Enclosed private patio with furniture, barbecue, wood-fired hot tub. Fire pit, within shared grounds. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.2 miles, beach 1.5 miles. Note: There are five steps up into the property, please take care. Note: There is no WiFi at this property, however there is mobile signal which should be fast depending on network provider and demand at the time. Note: There is limited lighting at night and the site gets extremely dark. Note: There are Bee Hives on site. Note: The site neighbours a working dairy farm with its associated sounds and smells. Please note this property is next to Keets (1063070) and both can be booked together to sleep 4 Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Wood Fired
  • Seats 2 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside

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