Mrs Venn Goldsack
The Old Granary
West Holme Farm
Dorset BH20 6AQ

Tel: 01929 552972
Fax: 01929 551616 

Member of Farmstay UK

Member of Dorset Farm and Country Holidays Group


Prices - £30 per person for minimum 2 night stay, double occupancy.

1 night single occupancy - £40

We welcome guests to The Old Granary. It is a haven for those who want peace (we do not take children) and it is non-smoking. Based in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck we particularly welcome those interested in birdwatching, walking, gardening and golf.

The converted granary offers two very comfortable twin bedded rooms both with en suite facilities, colour TV, clock radio, kettle, tea and coffee tray and other thoughtful extras. A good breakfast, varied each day, is served in the dining room.

In the last few years we have seen over thirty species of birds in our garden. There are RSPB reserves at Arne on the shores of Poole Harbour and at Radipole Lake near Weymouth. Durlston Park near Swanage has cliff walks which afford excellent viewing of sea birds.
Our ground floor bedroom is suitable for less able guests. Although the bathroom is not very roomy wheelchairs can be used in there. There are extra handles and a
walk-in-shower, no stepover. Power points are at waist level and it is only a few steps from the bedroom door to the dining table for breakfast. Access to the front door is level except for one 2" step.

French windows to the terrace.
The upstairs bedroom, which has a pretty shower-room, is accessible from the outside via the old granary steps. So both rooms have outside access as well.


Visitors find this very convenient if they wish to return to their rooms during the day or late at night.

The hills in Purbeck are famed for their wonderful walks. There are many footpaths and the views are stunning. Purbeck is considered to have the richest flora of any area in the British Isles. And, of course, the coastline westwards from Poole is part of the acclaimed Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.

We are surrounded by three golf clubs. The largest of them is East Dorset.

Small and friendly is the Wareham Club and the Isle of Purbeck Club is on the hills above Studland with extensive views.

For keen gardeners, my son Simon has built up a nursery which now has a reputation for excellent quality plants with a wide selection of varieties. Holme Nursery is at West Holme Farm where we live, so come with any empty boot, you'll find it easy to fill!