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Smiths Lane, Piddletrenthide, Nr Dorchester, Dorset

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Mike Hayes

020 8542 6839


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Photo of Bankhayes
  • Photo of Bankhayes
  • Aerial View
  • External View
  • Kitchen
  • Aga
  • Conservatory
  • Conservatory
  • Main Lounge
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • River Piddle

Description of Bankhayes

Bankhayes is a detached cottage on the River Piddle in the heart of Hardy's Wessex (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It is an eighteenth century farmhouse in Piddletrenthide with a large garden with barbeque facilities which slopes gently down to the River Piddle. The accommodation comprises: a sitting room (with large character fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player & broadband), a fitted kitchen (with oil-fired Aga, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer & microwave), a second sitting room with TV, a large conservatory with ample dining space, five bedrooms, a bathroom with separate large shower and a second large shower room. There is also a z-bed which can be moved around to further increase the sleeping accommodation. There is parking for at least 4 cars.
The nearest pub is only 2 minutes away and there are three others with equally good dining facilities in the vicinity. The village shop provides all basic needs and a range of local produce, as well as doubling as a post office and newsagent.
The house is situated in a quiet location on a bridlepath with the opportunity for numerous walks direct from the doorstep and has wonderful views over the Piddle Valley. It is also about 12 miles from the Jurassic Coast. Nearby attractions include the Giant at Cerne Abbas, Hardy's Cottage at Higher Bockhampton, Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorchester, Weymouth, Monkey World and Corfe Castle.
Pricing is very competitive and there are some excellent late-booking opportunities.

Features of Bankhayes

  • General
  • Non Smoking
  • Microwave
  • Garden
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Central heating
  • Car parking (3+ cars)
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Washing machine
  • Entertainment
  • Video
  • Sat. Tv
  • Phone
  • Garden Barbecue
  • Colour TV
  • Additional Facilities
  • Broadband
  • Riverside Setting.
  • Pub dining facilities two minutes away.

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.


Short breaks are available in quiet periods. Just give us a call


Changeover is usually Saturday.

Booking Conditions

100 deposit on booking. Balance to be paid 3 weeks prior to entry.

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Location details for Bankhayes

  • Distance from:
  • 17 minutes drive from Dorchester (8 miles)
  • 52 minutes drive from Bournemouth (28 miles)
  • 1 hour 32 minutes drive from Bath (51 miles)
  • 1 hour 21 minutes drive from M5 J25 with the A358 and the A38 (54 miles)

  • Nearest Beaches:
  • 32 minutes drive from Ringstead Bay (15 miles)
  • 31 minutes drive from Bowleaze Cove (16 miles)
  • 32 minutes drive from Weymouth - Central (16 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)

Getting Here

Piddletrenthide straddles the B3134 which is reached from Puddletown on the A35. It can also be reached from the north via Sherborne on the A352. On a good day it takes about 2 hours from Heathrow or the M25.