Despite its remote location, Ashley House still offers plenty of activities. For visitors not wanting to venture out too far, you can easily stay within the property and play basketball, entertain in the large kitchen area, swim in the heated pool or play games in the adjoining paddocks. But for those looking for a bit of adventure, there’s plenty to do in the local area. Piddletrenthide is less than a mile away and visitors can pop into The Piddle Inn pub to enjoy local food and drinks. During the summer there are a variety of walks to explore. A popular route is the walk to Cerne Abbas, the site of the famous giant chalk figure of a naked man on a hillside can be seen. The seaside town of Weymouth and the dramatic Jurassic coastline is also a short drive away.
As well as countryside, beaches and river walks to explore, the busy market town of Dorchester is eight miles away and offers a variety of shops, museums, restaurants and pubs. Ashley House can accommodate up to ten people and two well-behaved dogs are welcome on the property.