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Relaxed and charming Nutley Farm

We stayed at Nutley Farm for 2 weeks in July 13. We were blessed with fantastic weather, which helps - but we greatly enjoyed our very relaxed stay there. Ann Roots, the owner, is particularly helpful and supportive, willing to go the extra mile to do anything she can. We had a sheltered spot. The facilities are simple but efficient. The setting is delightful - next to Winfrith Heath, offering charming walks across scenic countryside right from the entrance. The site looks across fields containing horses - and a couple of rhea birds! The greatest attraction for us was the totally relaxed feel - absolutely the opposite to the strictly regimented places you can come across. There is a friendliness and complete lack of formality here which is most welcome. I see from previous reviews that there have been some complaints about the length of the grass. It was a little long when we arrived but was cut within the first few days. It will certainly never be a manicured lawn, but that is OK by us. It is a field and we can live with a few days of rather longer grass. This did not, for us, distract at all from the warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The site is not close to the facilities of town - but that again is part of its decidedly rural attraction for us. It is, though, well placed for short car trips to, for example, Wareham (beautiful), Studland, Swanage, Poole Harbour, Brownsea island, Dorchester, the Jurassic coast, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Thomas Hardy's house(s) and T.E Lawrence's home and so on - and there are several very good golf courses within easy reach (which we played). The coastal walks are outstanding. There is a pub at Winfrith Newburgh - about a mile and a half away or two miles away (at a very rough guess). It is just about within convenient walking distance - a good and very attractive walk at that. Thank you, Ann. We have already booked our return visit in September!

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