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Oak framed open sided summerhouse with a table tennis table, seating and a fridge
Challenge your companions to a game
Relax in the seating area and admire the views
Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Nearby Hardy's monument overlooking the coastline
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Woodbury Meadow Barn

Dorchester (5mls NW), Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
  • Network of countryside walks direct from the property
  • Relax in the oak framed open summerhouse – an idyllic, peaceful area to relax and watch the sun go down
  • 2.5 miles from the pub at Sydling St Nicholas, rated one of the prettiest small villages in Dorset
  • Dorchester is just 5 miles with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of West Bay and Weymouth
Property code: 42204

Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, this detached barn conversion offers spacious and stylish accommodation with far-reaching views. Sleeping eight, it has been sympathetically converted to retain much of its original charm through exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, with the welcome additions of a cosy wood burner, TV/DVD and Rangemaster electric oven. Spend your days strolling through the countryside, browsing the towns of Dorchester, Sherborne or Yeovil, or exploring the coastline which can be found just 10 miles away.

Spacious, bright and homely, this modern barn conversion is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse county. At one end of the large main living space is a generous kitchen area, complete with shaker-style units, a sociable breakfast bar and contemporary appliances. Dine overlooking the patio at the large table in the centre of the room before settling in for a cosy evening in front of the roaring wood burner. Each of this property’s four bedrooms has been elegantly finished in soft muted tones with antique furnishings and chic modern en-suite bath or shower rooms. Two sets of glazed doors open from the kitchen/dining area onto a sunny patio adorned with colourful beds and rattan furniture for summer BBQs. In an oak-framed summer house, there is a table tennis table and fridge - perfect for evening entertainment.

Set out on foot to explore the rolling chalk downlands of this picturesque area of Dorset before stopping for a bite to eat at one of the local pubs in Sydling St Nicholas (3 miles), Stratton (2.5 miles) or Charminster (4 miles). For fishing enthusiasts, guests can arrange with the owner to fish on either the privately-owned 4-mile stretch of the River Frome or on the private fishing lake near the property. Or, to get even closer to the water, head to the coast for a dip in the sea at Weymouth (14 miles), West Bay (16 miles) or Chesil Beach (14 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – zip-and-link beds which are all made up as super-king-size (or can be made into a twin bed configuration on request at time of booking)
  • 4 en-suite bathrooms and 1 separate WC
  • Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner with a reasonable supply of logs (more can be purchased)
  • TV in lounge and bedrooms
  • Travel cot and highchair are available on request
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • BBQ available
  • Fly fishing on the privately owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome can be booked and paid for directly with the owner, the owner can arrange for guests to have use of equipment and an instructor
  • Beach 11 miles, shop 1 mile and pub 2.5 miles
  • This property can be booked with Woodbury Meadow Stables (property code 75244) subject to availability, which sleeps 6
  • Please note – electric vehicles cannot be charged from the property under any circumstances, the nearest EV charging point can be found in nearby Poundbury (approx. 6 miles away)
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angus 10th May 2024

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we greatly enjoyed staying in this property and the couple of problems we have were quickly resolved by the owners.

Reviewed by James 19th April 2024

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A very nice cottage in a very pretty setting!

Reviewed by Graham 4th December 2023

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Lovely comfortable and cosy house with beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms,very well equipped for eight people.

Reviewed by Michael 20th October 2023

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It was a beautiful barn in a stunning peaceful location easy access to many attractions.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the table tennis was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Janis 6th October 2023

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We had a lovely stay with our family. It was so lovely to sit outside and have a drink, as it is so peaceful. The barn is so well equipped, with so much attention to detail. There was lots of places nearby to visit. We would love to stay there again. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ian 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 18th August 2023

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Lovely single storey barn in peaceful surroundings. We had a splendid week, many thanks.

Reviewed by C 11th August 2023

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Excellent quiet location. Well equipped luxury accommodation with good outside seating area

Reviewed by Helen 28th July 2023

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Lovely accommodation, well-appointed. Plenty of room for three generations of our family to spread themselves. Outside area was sadly under-used by us as weather was so bad. Table tennis was played with only once and the BBQ stayed covered. No blaming the owners for that, just a record-breaking wet July! We celebrated two big birthdays and one smalRead moreler one while we were there and were also treated to a 7 course tasting menu by a professional private chef who found the facilities plentiful. Hide

Reviewed by Jacky 30th June 2023

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The website gives a true reflection of the cottage, it is comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Susan 16th June 2023

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Beautiful property, well equipped in a lovely convenient location. A lot of thought has gone into this barn conversion. All four bedrooms and en suites very similar and to a high standard, with option for super king size or twin set up. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Colin 5th May 2023

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It ideally situated for visiting Dorset There was everything in the cottage you would ever need it was home from home If you want a peaceful place to stay this is it Thanks Mrs Pope you have a lovely property

Reviewed by Samantha 7th April 2023

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Perfect for a family get together; comfortable for grandparents, spacious for the kids. Everything you need for a great stay, lovely open kitchen/dining area and a cosy lounge. All bedrooms and bathrooms very spacious, recently decorated and great beds. The outside patio was perfect for a BBQ. Ample parking. Tucked down in a green valley surroundedRead more by sheep, little lambs, buzzards and kites, it's idyllic. A walk through the valley down to The Greyhound Inn is a must. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by John 2nd September 2022

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In an ideal location for a peaceful holiday also giving easy access to other Dorset areas

Reviewed by Claire 26th August 2022

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A very lovely cottage which has been well thought out. Lots of room for groups and all of the rooms & en-suites are of a high standard. Nice rural location and our toddler loved having the sheep in the field right by the window, and seeing the sheep shearing - made his day! Great outside space in addition to the cottage and in easy drive times for Read morelots to see and do. We had a lovely week, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 17th June 2022

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This was a last minute booking due to an unexpected cancellation of our booked holiday. What a surprise this is a beautiful barn conversion in lovely surroundings and it just has everything you need and all top quality it deserves it's 5 star rating. The location is great for exploring the surrounding area of Dorset and also it's many gastro pubs. Read moreWe were a party of 5 adults the eldest being 91 yrs next month and it met our needs exactly. We have already booked to go back next year . Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th June 2022

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No little welcome pack which is always appreciated but a wonderful property, comfortable and great location. Really enjoyed our stay.

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