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The Old Tack Room in Ibberton, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old Tack Room description

Holiday home
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the grounds of their equestrian enterprise in the peaceful village of Ibberton, this charming holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, with beautiful views towards Bulbarrow Hill to the rear, which is one of Dorset's highest points. The accommodation includes two bedrooms and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining, and sitting area, and patio doors which open out on to the pretty and private garden. The scenic Ridgeway Trail passes close to the cottage.

Ibberton is an attractive little village in splendid North Dorset, which nestles under the ridge of Bulbarrow Hill, within the Blackmore, a short distance from Blandford Forum. The countryside of the area inspired Thomas Hardy (who wrote 'Return of The Native' in neighbouring Sturminster Newton) and is now a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering glorious walks and wildlife spotting. Attractions including Stourhead House and Gardens, the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the impressive abbey and castles at Sherborne, and the lively market town of Dorchester are all a short drive away. Venture a little further afield and you'll discover the Cathedral city of Salisbury, and the bustling seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth for sun, sea and sand.

Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Porter
March 2015
An absolutely beautiful place to stay, a picture postcard place. The owners are very friendly and the cottage is attached to their farmhouse so if you did happen to have a problem they are right there on hand. It really is a home from home, we will definitely be going back, a big thank you to the owner, see you again soon!
Mrs Edwards
October 2015
We had an excellent holiday a real break away and near enough places of interest. The owners were very friendly only too happy to help. We hope to visit again in the future. A big thank you to the owners for our holiday.
Mrs Kavanagh
July 2016
The owners have provided a lovely environment to have a relaxing holiday. Everything is there that you need. The garden is superb and completely enclosed. The cottage is in a lovely sleepy village. It has excellent access to everywhere in Dorset and wonderful walks on the doorstep. We thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants peace and quiet.
Mrs Lusty
May 2015
A real get away from it all location. Had good walks, lovely countryside and easy access to the coast as well. The cottage was very well equipped and the garden secure, there were lots of birds to watch including a green woodpecker.
Mrs Taylor
March 2015
The cottage was as near to perfect as you could get. Everything you needed was there and it was very clean. It was an extremely comfortable place to spend a holiday in lovely surroundings. The owners were very friendly.
Mr Collinge
June 2014
Location of property which was lovely and peaceful and easy access to local pub was great.
Mr Fairclough
August 2014
We loved the Old Tack Room.We had a great holiday.
Mrs Cowley
April 2014
Lovely cottage, excellent location, very nice surroundings.
Ms Tobin
January 2015
Liked everything! The cottage was lovely and cosy, with lots of essentials in place. The owners were great, very respectful of our privacy but also friendly. In a great location!
Mr Stevens
May 2014
Friendly owner of the property. The welcome bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Although it is fairly remote location you were only 30 minutes away from Poole and other good towns. The owners are lovely hosts. Great for our dog who we have never taken on holiday before, miles of areas to walk.
Mrs Hickford
September 2013
Very good base for visiting places of interest, beautifully quiet, with good walks for the dog from the house. Very good pubs nearby for evening meals if wanted.
Miss Wallis
September 2013
The place was so quite and lovely to relax, the views were amazing. A pub just around the corner. It so nice to get away from the noise and people, just relax with the wild life.
Mrs Kinsey
September 2013
Peaceful. Homely. Great location.
Mrs Smith
July 2012
The owners were very friendly and helpful and respectful of our privacy.
Mrs Welsh
July 2012
We enjoyed the location being off the beaten track - a very rural setting and good surroundings. Nice owners.
Mr Wilding
March 2012
The cottage was small but adequate, very clean, all the facilities were there as advertised including WiFi. The owners were pleasant and the surrounding countryside was beautiful.
Mr Hughes
June 2011
Peaceful, clean, lots of pub walks, enclosed garden for dog, comfortable, quality furnishings and linen. Our second visit!
Mrs Hughes
June 2011
Lovely property. Extremely well equipped. Clean and modern. Great base for exploring and dog walking.
Mrs Thiel
December 2011
I loved the surrounding area. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive. Lovely little garden for those with dogs.
Mr Franks
May 2011
A secluded patio in a quiet village enabling you to enjoy the relaxation of a good holiday. Lovely seaside towns and beautiful scenery.
Ms McDonald
June 2011
Friendly but unobtrusive owners. Lovely garden in a beautiful rural setting. Great for walking the dog. Bird feeder supplied hours of entertainment. Good location for visiting Dorset places of interest.
Mr Hughes
May 2010
Excellent for dog walkers, public rights of way on the doorstep and peaceful location. Unexpected extras eg. bottle of wine, dog towels and 'doggie' bags. Hope to go again. Well thought out.
Miss Boyd
August 2010
The cottage is set in one of the most beautiful locations, I have ever visited and I have already booked to re visit again. Its ideal to visit Shaftesbury, Dorchester Sherborne and coastal destinations like Studland Ringstead Bay there all in easy reach. - What more could you want?
Mrs Herrington
August 2010
The immediate area is very secluded and a result peaceful. There is fantastic scenery close by which has to be seen. The property is more than sufficient for a good family holiday and although the owners live next door they are not at all intrusive. 10 out of 10 and very happy!
Mr Walkom
August 2010
Stunning views in a peaceful countryside location.
Mrs Robinson
November 2009
The property was excellent, we had a very enjoyable stay and would certainly recommend it. Really cosy and warm.
Mrs Humphrey
January 2010
Nice cosy place, with good facilities and warm.
Mrs Saye
November 2009
The cottage, it was in a lovely setting, ideal for dog walking. Arriving to wine, tea and coffee and biscuits was a splendid touch.
Mrs Cotterill
November 2009
A well equipped cottage with lovely views. The garden was secure, so suitable for children and dogs. Wonderful walks close by which the dogs loved.
Mrs Tumber
October 2009
This was an ideal base to discover Dorset. The views were lovely, as was the location.
Ms Watson - Smith
September 2009
A lovely, quiet location with stunning views The owners were very welcoming and there was lots of information on the many local places of interest. The garden was lovely and a real sun trap. A beautifully appointed holiday cottage. Ideal for anyone with reduced mobility.
Mrs Ward
July 2009
As we took my 90 year old Dad it was important to have a walk in shower and one level accommodation. The property was very well maintained and perfect for us, the garden was beautiful and the views even better. The owners were very friendly, we were greeted with flowers and a bottle of wine, which was greatly appreciated. We would like to return at some time in the future.
Miss Reader
July 2009
Welcome tray and flowers very appreciated. Good views from property, lots of wild birds, plenty of footpaths from the property and many unique and interesting gardens to visit in the area.
Mr Jones
August 2009
The peaceful and rural setting.The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. We particularly loved watching the many different birds in the garden. A wonderfully relaxing holiday with beautiful scenery everywhere we went. The owners were welcoming and relaxed.
Mr Mcleavy
May 2009
We had a warm welcome from the owners of the cottage. We could not fault the property and it was in an ideal location for walks across the footpaths and bridleways and with in easy reach of the coast and most areas of Dorset.
Lee Hewitt
December 2012
Brilliant location and superb cottage in the country. We visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
September 2013
The old Tack Room was very clean the wine on arrival was a nice welcome. The owners where very friendly. The garden was lovely with the patio furniture a peaceful place to sit any time of the day or night. The dogs had a lovely time lots of nice walks. The Pub just up the road was with easy walking distance food was ok.
Mr Skinner
March 2016
This was a fantastic property; well equipped, clean, spacious and situated in a stunning location.
August 2011
Very clean well apoointed cottage. Lovely garden, lovely of bird life visiting the owner's feeding station visble from the cottage. Good wlaks in the area and only 5minute walk from the pub which serves good ales and food. Great place for our dog and owners had thought of everything ilcuding doggie towels and poo bags! Would go again.
May 2010
The cottage was beautiful and the birds in the garden unbelieveable and fascinating. The weather was not very kind and there was plenty of mud underfoot but we went to the Haynes Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum both of which were worth a trip. Every fascility that I can think of was in the cottage and a very high standard of furnishing and equipment plus wine and flowers on arrival. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage as a centre to tour Dorset
Miss Petersen
March 2016
Very clean, tidy and a wonderful place to stay.
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