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Holidays in Dorset

The Dairy House Annexe West Stafford

Self Catering Accommodation  

If you are looking for an excuse to get away for a few days, in a rather special, unspoilt part of English countryside, in a quiet rural location in Dorset.

Add on a little secluded chalkstream fishing and a fantastic village pub, which is only a short walk away……………….

West Stafford is a quintessentially English Village located just downstream of Dorchester in the heart of Thomas Hardy country.  Criss-crossed with old water meadow systems and of course the famous river Frome, an incredibly quiet, rural location, you would say “Far from the Madding Crowd”.

I have worked on the river Frome for the best part of thirty years, and managed the fishing here at the Dairy House for over twenty years, we are very privileged to live and work here in Dorset and we look forward to sharing the beauty of the Frome valley with you.

The Annexe

The annexe is next to our farmhouse home and offers comfortable relaxed self catering accommodation with rather beautiful views over the water meadows, and importantly, only a short walk to the home beat on the river Frome.

We offer one or two week holidays, weekend or mid week breaks or the Annexe by the night, subject to availability.

Our spacious self catering annexe will sleep up to four people; there are two bedrooms one with a double bed and the other has two single beds, a new modern bath / shower room, large kitchen / dining room and a lounge with a door leading to your own private patio area, with furniture and a barbecue, just perfect for cooking the catch of the day, whilst surrounded with pretty cottage gardens and country views.

We supply all  bedding and towels for your stay with us.

There is an open fire in the lounge and we keep a good supply of logs.

Tariff and Availability

  • Saturday to Saturday £480.00
  • Monday to Friday £260.00
  • Friday to Monday £260.00
  • Per Person per night £35.00 min of two persons

New arrivals 3.00pm and check out 10.00am

We regret no pets.

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Outdoor Interests


We actually have three miles of our own chalkstream fishing.  The “Home Beat” is on our doorstep and “Gardner’s Beat” only a mile upstream, add on to this, day tickets on the Dorchester Fishing Club water and we have over ten miles of rather exceptional fly fishing on offer.

 Click here to go to our chalkstream page.

Rough Shooting

We can arrange for a day’s local rough shooting, (in season) guns must have BASC insurance.

Within a few miles

  • Thomas Hardys cottage and Puddletown Forest
  • Horse Riding
  • Miles and miles of walks
  • The Jurassic Coast, stunning beaches such as Durdle Door and Ringstead
  • Bass and beach fishing
  • Coarse fishing
  • Boat fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Painting
  • Kayaking

Where are we?

We are located in the village of West Stafford, Dorset. DT2 8AL

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