Tucked away in the windy lanes of rural Dorset and boasting unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside, The Queens Arms’ brand new Piggery Barns are the perfect base for families and groups looking to explore the best that the south west has to offer. Opening its doors in June, the converted pig barns are a natural extension of the snout-to-tail ethos that lies at the heart of The Queens Arms’ award-winning menu, heading back to the farm to create a restful retreat within an old piggery.
The two adjoined Piggery Barns are ideal for children of all ages and are also dog-friendly, offering a welcoming environment for the whole family. Each barn has three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of eight people, as well as a utility room and a well-appointed open plan living area to bring the whole group together whether cooking, dining or putting their feet up for a well-earned rest.
With a contemporary, spacious design, each room is bathed in natural light and has doors opening out onto stunning views of Somerset’s rolling hills. Guests are only ever a small step away from the comfort of a private enclosed garden, complete with a patio for al fresco dining, before it’s time to retreat to the living area to cosy up beside the wood burner on those cooler nights.
Nestled on Dorset’s border with Somerset, with The Queens Arms itself falling just the other side, the Piggery Barns are ideally located for groups looking to explore the west country, with World Heritage Sites, the city of Bath and the Jurassic Coast, within an hour’s drive away. Closer to home, the historic town of Sherborne is just a few miles up the road, while those looking to immerse themselves in the local countryside can enjoy a range of walks mapped out by the owners, hampers available directly from the pub’s kitchen and an evening menu at The Queens Arms built around produce from its own kitchen garden and smallholding.
For more information about The Queens Arms visit www.thequeensarms.com.