A warm welcome awaits you here
Snuggle up infront of the wood burner on those wintry evenings
Original exposed beams in the cosy living room
Cook up a storm in the lovely kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking your favourite meals
Talk about your day over a hearty home cooked meal
Plan your days' adventures
Spacious master bedroom with king-size bed
A great night's sleep assured
Relax in the bath after a long day exploring the Dorset countryside
Lovely dining area
Beautiful twin bedroom
Plenty of natural light in the twin bedroom
1 / 13  A warm welcome awaits you here
2 / 13  Snuggle up infront of the wood burner on those wintry evenings
3 / 13  Original exposed beams in the cosy living room
4 / 13  Cook up a storm in the lovely kitchen
5 / 13  Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking your favourite meals
6 / 13  Talk about your day over a hearty home cooked meal
7 / 13  Plan your days' adventures
8 / 13  Spacious master bedroom with king-size bed
9 / 13  A great night's sleep assured
10 / 13  Relax in the bath after a long day exploring the Dorset countryside
11 / 13  Lovely dining area
12 / 13  Beautiful twin bedroom
13 / 13  Plenty of natural light in the twin bedroom

Blackbird Barn

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful barn conversion in an idyllic location, perfect for a couple or family exploring the Dorset countryside with their four legged friends
  • Perfect for walkers and ideal for discovering the stunning Jurassic Coast, or head inland for Lulworth Castle and the Purbeck Hills
  • Within a few miles of Wareham, Weymouth and Swanage or visit Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door or Ringstead Bay
Property code: DC018

Enjoying a central position in a quintessential Dorset village, this 200-year-old barn conversion makes a delightful holiday home for a family or a couple looking to explore an idyllic area.

This delightful two-bedroom property is part of a farmyard conversion near the centre of the charming village of Winfrith Newburgh. The 200-year-old building has been transformed into a comfortable and welcoming home, which will appeal to couples or families looking to take a relaxing step back from busy daily life. It’s a great base from which to explore the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a shop (100 metres) and pub (0.5 miles), also conveniently close.

An unenclosed front garden welcomes you to the property, with a handy WC and cloakroom off the entrance hall. A dining room leads into a well-equipped cottage-style kitchen with a traditional Aga, perfect if you fancy whipping up a home-cooked meal. Head into the relaxing sitting room with beams, and French doors that open out to the courtyard. Sofas surround an open fire, an inviting prospect on those chillier evenings. Make use of the iPod dock or create your own music with the piano! Upstairs, you will find two inviting bedrooms, one double with an iPod dock and a TV, and one twin. Alongside these is the main bathroom, with a shower over the bath. Outside is a pleasant courtyard area with a BBQ for those who fancy dining alfresco. An adjoining garage includes a useful utility area with parking for one car and one separate outside allocated space.

While staying here, be sure to visit the world-famous Lulworth Cove, 3 miles away. The beautiful white pebble beach and blue waters make it a popular destination, with a variety of places to eat, too. The fascinating Jurassic Coastline offers ample opportunities to walk, climb or cycle, depending on how energetic you’re feeling! Of course, you can also enjoy a day in Dorset’s county town of Dorchester, which is just 9 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double with TV and iPod dock, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, traditional AGA, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing machine and drier in the garage
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock and piano in the lounge
  • Open fire (logs provided free of charge Oct-Apr)
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking for a further small/medium sized car in garage
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Shop 100 metres, pub 0.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Toni 16th February 2020

In general, this house is lovely. The front room is cosy & comfortable. We had awful weather but the open fire was a welcome relief, as was the warmth of the Aga. Cooking on the Aga was brilliant too. Thank you for the thoughtful little touches, a water bowl ready for the dogs, a bottle of wine, a pint of milk & plenty of wood for the fire. The areRead morea is quiet & a good base for exploring. The only thing I would improve on is the beds. Very uncomfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 25th November 2019

We stayed at Blackbird Barn while builders were in our house. It was cosy, clean and well equipped. We both felt it was like home from home. Location is perfect for visiting Lulworth, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Dorchester and further afield. A beautiful part of the country even in the winter.

Reviewed by Anthony 22nd September 2019

The cottage was really lovely, spacious and well equipped. The bottle of wine and tea and coffee, milk and biscuits was a really welcoming touch and much appreciated. We loved the village too, especially the shop which is excellent.

Reviewed by Jenny 30th August 2019

We enjoyed a lovely week staying at Blackbird Barn, which was comfortable and well equipped, our daughter loved playing the piano. The location was very good for visiting all our favourite places around the Isle of Purbeck.

Reviewed by S 19th July 2019

Lovely stay in an outstanding area

Reviewed by H 28th June 2019

Pros: quiet and safe residential area, very easy access to main roads, local shop, pub within walking distance, very spacious cottage, ample car parking space, friendly and welcoming hostess. Cons: drains from the bath and bathroom basin are rather blocked up and did not allow adequate drainage of dirty water. Big sofa in the lounge is rather smellRead morey and dirty as well as very uncomfortable to sit in. The washing machine was so dirty we could not use it. Hide

Reviewed by RTD 21st June 2019

A spacious barn conversion, very dog friendly, conveniently situated with nearby small shop and pubs. Lulworth Cove 5 minutes away and Corfe 15 minutes. Owner extremely helpful if there are any unexpected problems. Added benefit of a piano if you play. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by L 14th June 2019

Blackbird Barn has all that you need for a home from home holiday. It is very well equiped and very dog friendly. There is a field just across the road to exercise the dog and a village shop. It is a good jumping off spot for many local places of interest and quiet nights in are made very cosy by the lovely log fire. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mrs S Hawthorn 17th April 2019

What a wonderful week!! Blackbird Barn has been a fantastic base; so cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. We were quite torn at times whether to stay in or go out! The location is ideal for visiting so many of Dorsets beautiful locations; Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Portland Bill, Weymouth, Hive Beach, Charmouth, Kimmeridge Bay, Wareham... there Read moreis still so much to see that I hope we will return. And, next time, I might bring a van to take the gorgeous, comfy sofa home with me!! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs E Pitman 16th March 2019

Comfortable cottage, lots of room as just two of us. Very warm with the aga.

Reviewed by Mrs J Hathaway 19th September 2018

Comfortable with everything you need

Reviewed by Mrs J Irving 31st August 2018

Excellent cottage in a brilliant central location. Really warm and cozy as we were on a winter holiday. Only slight problem was that the open fire smoked badly when it was windy but everything else was excellent.

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A warm welcome awaits you here
Snuggle up infront of the wood burner on those wintry evenings
Original exposed beams in the cosy living room
Cook up a storm in the lovely kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking your favourite meals
Talk about your day over a hearty home cooked meal
Plan your days' adventures
Spacious master bedroom with king-size bed
A great night's sleep assured
Relax in the bath after a long day exploring the Dorset countryside
Lovely dining area
Show 1 moreBeautiful twin bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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