Orchard Farmhouse is a fine Georgian farmhouse with a superb modern wing.  The house is large and spacious but also inexpensive to run.  There are five bedrooms, a large sitting room and characterful dining room.  The house lies in a pretty village and commands panoramic views.  The garden is one acre and there is the option to purchase paddocks, woodland and orchards in addition up to a further 6.8 acres if you wish. 


farmhouse bed and breakfast Hardy Library  

Former bed and breakfast, holiday home and family home.

Until the house is sold we are offering reduced prices on letting.

2 weekends in December are still free.  Only £900 for a week, £500 for a 2 night weekend, £600 for a 3 night weekend.    We also have space still in January and February.  Viewings from prospective purchasers start in January.

The special features of Orchard Farmhouse are:
  • 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, dining room.
  • Wonderful views over gardens to the Dorset hills.
  • Peace and quiet.  Lounge with woodburner to relax in. Second lounge with open fire.
  • 3 double rooms, 2 twins (one has an ensuite) and one single. Plus a futon and a cot.
  • Woodland garden project, wildflower meadow and fields in which to wander.
  • Often available for short breaks as well as weekly rental.
  • Quality piano for piano players, electronic keyboard for fun playing.
  • 2 guitars.
  • Help yourself to herbs (available most of year)
  • Pick fruit (when in season), including raspberries, strawberries, apples etc. 
  • Rated FOUR star by Visit England (a scheme that rates facilities, cleanliness, comfort etc.)
  • Unlimited wifi so you can download and stream films, tv and radio.
  • Eco friendly: Free charging point for electric cars.
    Contact Rupert for a chat about your holiday plans or if you are interested in buying the house. 

    Telephone 01243 576521

    Email orchardfarmhouse@inbox.com and ask us for more information.

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    When guests arrive at Orchard Farmhouse they usually say, "Wow, what a view!"

    After a journey people are often tired so they sit down in the main sitting room to look out over the terrace and garden.  Its a gorgeous vista of over the garden orchard, the wonderful willows and the hills in the distance.   

      gardenlisted farmhouse entrance

    With easy access to the historic market towns of Dorchester, Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum, you are in the heart of a beautiful county at Orchard Farmhouse, Wonston, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2EE. Within an hour's drive you can access coastline as diverse as Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Chesil Beach.

    The main sitting room features an Irmler upright piano, a Technics electronic keyboard, two guitars and a variety of gentle percussion.

    woodburner       music sitting room

    Beach Combers

    Studland BayDurdle DoorChesil Beach

    Dorset has some of Britain's finest beaches. Sandbanks is gorgeous. It can be busy in the high days of summer in which case we can suggest some less well known spots near Lulworth Cove and Bridport. The fossils near Lyme Regis are fascinating.  The Hive Beach at Burton Bradstock is a great favourite because of its award winning cafe, serving great local fish.


    There is strong musical tradition in Dorset, especially round Orchard Farmhouse Organic Bed and Breakfast.  Classical festivals are of a very high standard at the Sherborne, Plush and Cerne Abbas festivals.  Poole Lighthouse and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are highly respected.  Folk music features all over the place - favourites are the Budapest Cafe Orchestra who come to this area every year.  There is even a Boogie Woogie festival in Sturminster.  In August is the Milton Abbas Festival in the beautiful abbey. 

    Sturminster Newton has an excellent venue called The Exchange.  It attracts famous musicians such as John Williams.


    Please come and stay and make this your base for drawing and painting the Dorset landscape.

    Below  is one of the fabulous views of Abbotsbury from a tiny side road.  See the barn in the background?  It featured in the film of Far from the Madding Crowd. 

    Abbotsbury with its famous tithe barn which featured in Far From the Madding Crowd