A choice of bed and breakfast or holiday let accommodation

 situated in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.

Access Statement for Priory Farm Cottage | Introduction and general Information

Priory Farm Cottage is approximately 200 years old. It is built of cob walls and thatch, with brick and tiled roof extensions. It is detached and lies in the grounds of Priory Farmhouse. It is surrounded on two sides by the garden, at the rear there is a paddock, which is home to the chickens and pigs and the pond for the ducks and geese. The cottage is accessed down a track, which passes the Farmhouse, and Yard turns a corner and leads down a private track, which has a wooden gate to close it off from the farm. Next to this track is a one acre paddock with children’s playhouse, sandpit, swings and trampoline. Guests have shared use of this paddock with the owner’s son. Arrival and car Parking

There is ample parking for four cars and the drive has a teardrop turning around a large Oak tree. The drive is made of stone shingles and so it is not easy to push a wheelchair or for less able guests to walk on but you can park close to both the front and the back doors.

We access the cottage via the rear door as the front door leads directly into the lounge. There is parking at the rear of the cottage which means you can get fairly close to the back entrance. The rear door is accessed by entering into the back covered porch area, here is where we have some boot storage and the dog bed and kennel.


It would be best to unload luggage at the rear door as the front door has limited space for bulky objects due to flower Beds.

Both doors are of standard width and are on a level surface. The back door is a stable door.

Rear lobby

As you enter the back door there is a boiler cupboard and a larder storage cupboard. There is a utility/prep sink and coat hooks. A door leads from the lobby into the downstairs shower room and toilet. The floor is tiled in natural limestone and decoration is in neutral paint colours. The shower unit has a small step up into it and is a corner unit. The shower is an electric shower. The toilet is standard size and there is a small hand basin and pine vanity unit. There is a glazed window, which faces the rear garden; the window has a roman blind. There are no handrails and the room has limited space for manoeuvring. There is a radiator and an extractor fan.

Kitchen dining room

The kitchen is free standing and comprises several pine individual units. The Belfast sink is housed in a pine unit with a granite work top/drainer and a dishwasher underneath. The cooker is a modern Rayburn which is fuelled by oil and is a powered flue, thus enabling it to be turned on/off as a normal cooker. There is an American style larder fridge freezer with cold water and ice dispenser. The central dining table is pine and chairs have seat cushions. The floor continues from the lobby in limestone. The lighting comes from ceiling halogen spotlights, overhead spotlight unit above both the Rayburn and the sink. A lamp stands on the telephone dresser. Digital radio and telephone with honesty box.

Living room

Floor is original stone flag with a Moroccan wool rug. Furniture comprises two sofa’s and matching armchair. There are an assortment of both feather and synthetic scatter cushions. There is a large oak central table. All windows and the front door have heavy lined curtains, and front windows have window seats. The wood burner is situated in an inglenook fireplace, logs are provided. There is a flat screen TV on the wall above the fireplace and Freesat box in the cupboard. There are two lamps and a central crystal light. The second reception room/fourth bedroom leads off the Living room at the bottom of the stairs.

General bedroom information

Non-feathered duvets and pillows are provided. Beds are made up with bed linen. All rooms have a hairdryer. There is a stair gate, which can be fitted to the top of the stairs if required. There is a travel cot but no linen and high chair The bedrooms and landing are carpeted with wool carpets. The lighting is central ceiling and bedside lamps.

Second Reception room

Leather two seater sofa. Armchair. TV with DVD player. Playstation 3 and a few games. Bookcase with Assorted books and DVD’s. Toychest. There are two windows which overlook the front garden and parking space and the side play paddock. Wool carpet.


The stairs have a 90-degree turn half way up, the lower level comprises of 5 stairs and the upper level of 7 stairs. There is a handrail and banister on the right hand side. All three bedrooms and the bathroom are accessed from the landing to the right, as there is no rear view on this level due to the sloping roof.

Larger single room

Iron double bed with access both sides,pine bedside cupboard’s and bedside lamp’s. Sash window with view over the front garden and window seat. Large double pine wardrobe with full-length mirror, dressing table with mirror. Ipod dock and flat screen TV on the wall opposite the bed. Slightly sloping ceiling with exposed beam.

Smaller single room

Iron bed with access to one side only. White bedside table with two small drawers and a bedside lamp. Small painted pine wardrobe/vanity unit with shelves and drawers. Mirror on the wall. Small flat screen TV on top of the wardrobe. Sash window with deep shelf. View is of the front patio and central garden bed. Slightly sloping ceiling with exposed beam.


The bathroom furniture is all white Heritage. The bath is a large 1800mm double-ended bath with telephone shower mixer taps in chrome and a bi folding shower screen. The toilet is standard size with concealed cistern. The sink is Victorian style and is smaller than average. There is a mirror above the sink. There are two walls lamps next to the mirror and a recessed halogen bathroom light above the bath. The ceiling is sloped and a velux window is above the bath. The room is ¾ tiled and the sloping ceiling is pine clad. There is a heated Victorian towel rail.

Master Bedroom

King size cream wooden sleigh bed, access to both sides but ceiling does slope towards the headboard. Bedside tables are painted oak with three drawers and bedside lamps. Large window, which opens on both sides and overlooks the rear garden. The room enjoys views across the water meadows towards Wareham. Old pine chest of drawers with mirror on wall above. Mahogany lady chair. Outside the bedroom is a large built in cupboard, which has clothes hanging space for the master bedroom. Flat screen TV. Electric shaver plug.

Each guest is provided with a bath and a hand towel. Master bedroom has 2 bathrobes.

External information.

Outside the rear lobby is an enclosed and covered yard area, which serves two purposes. There is a wooden outbuilding, which houses the laundry room and the garden conservatory. It provides weather proofing between the cottage this building. Secondly, whilst we do allow a dog, we prefer not to allow them into the cottage. The covered area has a dog bed and the rear stable door can be opened half way. This provides shelter for dogs.

Laundry room

There is a small step up into this room. Washing machine and condenser tumble dryer, located beneath a worktop. Window overlooks the duck pond. Storage room for travel cot& high chair. Iron, ironing board, Hoover, mop & bucket all stored in this room. Ample coat hooks for heavier country jackets, Shoe and boot storage. Lino tiles to the floor.

Garden conservatory

Again a small step up into this room. French doors which are double-glazed and open out into the covered yard area. Dogs are permitted in this room. Two deep cushioned cane armchairs and small glazed coffee table. Ipod dock and reading material. Storage shelf unit containing assorted children’s toys (Lego, Brio, Books and games) Two large double windows to two sides of the room overlooking the pond area and the rear garden and patio/pergola. Lino flooring with wool rug. Electric heater.


From the rear the garden is accessed out of French doors from the covered yard onto a pathway. This has a deep step up to the flagstone patio area, which can become slippery in wet conditions. There is a pergola with Clematis, Vine and Wisteria trailing over it. There is a large metal patio table with chairs. From this patio you can exit directly onto the rear lawn area, which has a central large flowerbed and boarders around. There is a wooden Childs playhouse at the bottom of this area, which has an upper level with steps, and children may require supervision. The garden is extensive and does have gates, which lead out, onto the farm. Guests are not permitted to exit via these gates and they should be kept closed. There is an area of the garden, which has a small pond with waterfall. This area is fenced off and children should be supervised if they are in this section. From the front door there is a further patio with a large wooden round table and chairs and a wind up sunshade parasol. This patio also has a step up and a further step to another level, which leads out into the back garden through a rose arch. As there is a large paddock play area next to the cottage we would prefer it if children wishing to play ball games would do so in this field.

There is a BBQ for guests use, please be mindful of the thatch.

Other information

This cottage is situated on a working beef farm. Guests should be aware that there will be noise from farm machinery from time to time. There will also be occasions when animals need to be moved and will need to go past the cottage track and so some disruption to guests wishing to enter / exit may occur. This will be minimal. If guests wish to view the farm please ask us and we will be happy to oblige. Children should not be allowed to stray outside of the parameter of the cottage for obvious reasons.

It is possible to walk down to the river Frome from the rear of the cottage and guests are welcome to walk along the riverbank. Please check first with the owners especially if you have a dog as there maybe cattle in the meadows.

The farm and cottage is in the small hamlet of East Holme. From the farm side access to the Hamlet is through the Ford by car or over the footbridge.

Guests using Satnav need to be aware that the Ford can rise to 5 foot and so need to consider arriving via Grange Road and Holme Lane rather than the turning into Meadows Lane from the B 3070.

Wareham is approximately 3 miles away and has two small supermarkets, a cinema and numerous coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.

There is a train station with frequent trains to Poole Bournemouth and Weymouth.

We are on a designated cycle route.

There is a comprehensive folder of local information at the cottage including public transport timetables, tourist attractions and leisure facilities.

We have WiFi throughout the cottage and good mobile phone reception.

We can provide farm produced meat and home grown vegetables in season.