Armswell House in Plush, Dorset

What to Expect

Standing on the grounds of a 650-acre organic dairy farm, Armswell House is a large, detached 18th-century holiday home with room for 18 people.

There are 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms so it’s perfect for a family get-together in the Dorset countryside. With a games room and hot tub in the cellar, a huge dining room and 2 living rooms, there is plenty of space to spread out here.

This magnificent house is the ideal base for visiting the Dorset Downs and Hardy Country. The nearby village of Piddletrenthide boasts thatched cottages, a couple of pubs and a fine church, and Dorchester is just 8 miles away for a visit to the county capital.

At A Glance

Amenities

About Armswell House

A detached farmhouse with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms that sleeps 18 people. There are 2 living rooms and each one has an open-fire and a TV.

The farmhouse-style kitchen is fitted with a Belfast sink, range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and breakfast table. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer, and there is a large, separate dining room.

On the 1st floor are 2 double en-suite bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms with additional sofa beds. On the 2nd floor are 3 bedrooms with sloping ceilings.

A games room is in the basement along with a spa room containing a hot tub. There’s an enclosed garden outside with a barbecue. Up to 2 dogs are allowed at this property.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Plush

Nestled on the slopes of the Dorset Downs, Piddletrenthide gets its unusual name from the River Piddle on which it sits. Thatched cottages and flint farm buildings can be found around the village, and a couple of pubs named The Piddle and The Poachers.

Dorset Gap is nearby, this area is crossed with ancient tracks which are ideal for walks with dogs. It’s a well-known beauty spot enjoyed by ramblers.

Dorchester is the county’s capital and a bustling town offering a wide range of shops. Brewery Square offers a collection of coffee shops and independent cafes, and a market is held in the centre every Wednesday morning.

Dorchester boasts a county museum and a military museum that is housed in The Keep. Behind the Town Hall is a Roman House museum with a beautifully preserved mosaic floor.

Nearby is the hillside carving known as the Cerne Giant that is thought to date back to the Iron Age. Managed by the National Trust you can visit the Giant and the stunning valley around it – doggies are asked to be kept on a lead.

The delightful town of Cerne Abbas is close by, it features in Thomas Hardy’s novel Wessex. The town has some incredible Tudor architecture to explore, plus there’s a quaint tea room here too.

Lulworth, on the picturesque Dorset coast, has a pretty cove that contains vivid blue water and there’s also Durdle Door, a natural arch of rock that stands on the beach.

A little further along the coast is the bustling seaside town of Weymouth where there’s a promenade, SeaLife centre, a water park and countless ice-cream parlours and takeaways.

Our Thoughts

Armswell House is the perfect holiday home for a big family reunion. It sleeps 18 people in 7 bedrooms, with 5 bathrooms, 2 living room and a games room in the cellar.

For a celebratory meal, everyone can sit together in the dining room and enjoy a long, leisurely dinner. It’s only 20 miles to the Dorset coast for a long walk beside the sea.

Lulworth Cove is a beautiful place to visit, with Durdle Door just on the edge of the beach.
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Armswell House
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 94%
Location 95%
Cleanliness 97%
Value for money 96%

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