Our Facilities check What's new further down the page
Encircling the family friendly cottages are four acres of well maintained gardens and grounds (separated from the car park). Children can meet and play together in the adventure play area where there is also a toddlers play castle with sandpit. So if you're looking for child friendly cottages in Dorset welcome to Hastings Farm Cottages. A family business operated by resident owners having more than twenty five years experience of child friendly and family friendly holiday cottages ensure your complete satisfaction.
Half of our bookings come from satisfied guests who choose to return to our self-catering cottages in Dorset.
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Everything you need at our Dorset country cottages
The barn houses the indoor games room with table tennis, a 7ft slate bed snooker/pool table, rowing machine and exercise bike. For our younger guests, you can find a play kitchen and numerous toys including Brio wooden trains. There is also an extensive paperback and DVD library and a selection of children's books. Outdoor games include croquet and boule. With our excellent family facilities we are proud to be one of the most child friendly cottages in Dorset.
We have high quality cots and high-chairs for your little ones, bed guards, baby baths Angel Care nappy bins and plastic crockery and cutlery to name a few. We have folding stroller/pushchairs that you may use while staying.(there is a small charge for this)
All Cottages are NON SMOKING and sorry but NO PETS.
The cottages are not generally suitable for group bookings as the maximum that any can dine is 4-5 although 2 cottages can work well for a family and grandparents, with each having "their own space" to retreat to. If you would like to book more than one cottage please contact us so that we can give you the benefit of our advice and first hand knowledge of the cottages.
Free WiFi is available. Our rural broadband connection isn't always the fastest, but is fine for checking emails and general internet browsing. Each cottage has USB charging points.
The barn houses the laundry where you have free use of eco-friendly washing machines and tumble driers. There is an extra freezer in the barn for those who really need a lot of freezer space. Why not stock up from Cook in Dorchester with their delicious cook from frozen meals, they can deliver to Hastings Farm.
An information area in the barn gives plenty of ideas for days out in Dorset.
The Green Bits
Including the grass...... many areas are cut by robot mowers that recharge from solar energy helping to reduce emissions from more conventional means.
We provide recycling facilities and very much hope that you will make use of them. LED lighting has been used wherever possible to limit energy use, combined with a small solar array your holiday footprints can be left in the sand rather than the environment.
A small area of undisturbed woodland provides sanctuary to a variety of beautiful wildlife, deer can often be seen browsing in the grounds. A variety of wild birds can be seen and heard as well as the circling buzzards above in the cloudless blue skies.
We ask all guests for a security / cleaning deposit (currently £100) this will be returned within 7 days of departure subject to the cottage being left clean and tidy as you found it and undamaged.
What's new .... the last few years have been very busy, garden furniture has all been replaced with comfy sofa style seating, Wi-Fi has been added along with USB charging points and we have added an extra washer and a drier to the laundry so that there is always a machine for you to use.
Living room sofas and easy chairs have all been renewed with Ercol leather suites in Cowslip, Poppy and Myrtle. Dishwashers have been provided in Buttercup, Cowslip and Daisy and Poppy. A dresser sideboard unit will give extra storage in Buttercup with a new solid oak Ercol dresser in Myrtle. All bedrooms have new curtains and drapes for the beds as well as comfortable new mattresses. The main bedroom in Daisy Cottage has contemporary style solid oak furniture. Cowslip has a new Edwardian iron frame bed in cream and new bed drapes. see the NEWS page for more....