A beautiful, fully-featured stables conversion, offering top quality luxury accommodation for two people in the heart of the Dorset countryside, close to the village of Furzehill. With its arched entry, floors and vaulted ceiling in traditional English oak, it's comfortable and solid, yet light and airy. With a wood-burning stove for winter, and a courtyard garden for summer, it's the perfect base for couples who seek a quiet time exploring the beautiful Dorset land- and sea-scape.
Michaelmas House Stables is a place where people can really enjoy the country life. Once a home for two working horses, the building has undergone a major transformation and now provides accommodation to the highest standards of comfort and distinction. you’ll have a sophisticated space in which to enjoy some well-deserved down-time.
Whether you’re an expert cook or just need to whip up a snack from time to time, you’ll enjoy using the fully featured designer kitchen with dishwasher, ceramic hob, multi-function oven and fridge. The vaulted sitting room features a 100+ channel Freeview TV, including an input for your mobile device, for the music of your choice. The simple but comfortable open-plan mezzanine bedroom is accessed via a narrow spiral staircase with wooden treads. It features a Queen-size bed with a high quality Dunlopillo mattress for extra comfort. A fully tiled luxury shower room with stylish fittings and a power shower completes the picture.
Outside, the Stables boasts a sunny brick-paved courtyard where you can take tea (or drinks), sit and read, or just sit. Take a stroll round the local lanes as the sun sets and breathe in some fresh country air. You will unwind effortlessly.
You park your car off-road outside your front door, and your bicycles--should you bring them--can be stored securely indoors in the adjacent garage, where you can also find a washing machine, tumbler drier and freezer space, should you need these facilities.
We respect our guests' privacy and will never intrude. Nevertheless, unless we're travelling ourselves, we are always happy to meet, chat, and share our local knowledge if required. Just ask!
Relaxation is easy at Michaelmas House Stables and your stay will be a comfortable one. You can create your own ambience—the flat-screen TV sound system will happily accept your ipod. In the winter, you can curl up on the sofa with a good book, or just watch the logs glowing gently through the window of the wood-burner (high levels of thermal insulation and double glazing ensure you’ll be snug). In summer, you may prefer to relax on the patio and watch the sun setting through the woods at the end of the paddock.
We must stress that we can only accept up to 2 guests in total. This is the maximum number of people allowed to stay as visitors to the Stables under our insurance arrangements, so it's fundamental that guests accept this when booking.
We ask guests to treat the Stables as they would want others to treat their own home, with respect for the property, the garden, and our belongings. We operate a strict non-smoking policy and, because the adjacent house is thatched, we ask our guests to be very careful with fire (the wood-burning stove, barbecues, candles, etc.).
We expect our guests to report any accidental damage, and make good like for like, so it is advisable to be insured.
We supply towels and linen for two people and, as we stressed above, it's very important that guest don't host additional visitors overnight.
We cannot accommodate pets.
Guests are requested to leave the property as they found it, and return the keys.
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We're both psychologists. Bob is an academic, a longterm professor at University of Southampton; Sue is a clinical prof, with great experience of working in NHS services for mental health, as well as honorary university appointments.
Now we're both semi-retired, but we keep our hand in with some teaching, consultancy and writing work. Although we miss the conference travel - we loved our trips the USA and Australia! - we still get away whenever we can in Europe and further afield.
At home, we love gardening, reading, cooking, and cultural activities. At present, Bob is learning French and Sue is teaching mindfulness.
We're lucky enough to have an annex that's separate from the house that we've listed. This means that if we're not travelling, we can make the house available for long periods, and if necessary decamp to the smaller space.
We've always done home exchanges, so we're used to hosting like-minded people: it gives us great satisfaction to hear from guests how much they have enjoyed their visit to our home.