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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
  • Ideal for discovering the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • Within a few miles of Wareham, Weymouth and Swanage
  • Visit Lulworth Cove, Ringstead Bay and Durdle Door
  • Head inland for Lulworth Castle and the Purbeck Hills
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.

The picturesque village of Winfrith Newburgh is a perfect base for a family looking to explore the ancient Jurassic Coast as well as being ideally placed for enjoying the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Heading toward the coast you can explore the delightful Lulworth Cove (4 miles), Ringstead Bay (8 miles) and the famous natural arch of Durdle Door (3 miles). You can also visit popular coastal towns including Wareham (9 miles), Swanage (17.5 miles) and Weymouth (11 miles). Heading inland you can relax in the market town of Dorchester (9.5 miles). Close to the beautiful Purbeck Hills, you can also discover the magnificent Lulworth Castle (6 miles) or the ancient ruins of Corfe Castle (12.5 miles).

Entering this pretty cottage, you will find the welcoming and tastefully furnished lounge. This is an ideal space to relax in with plenty of seating, TV/DVD, an iPod dock, a piano and an open fire set in an exposed stone inglenook. There’s also a charming dining room which makes an ideal space for the whole family to sit down and share a meal. The attractively designed kitchen is equipped with an AGA style range oven, fridge, freezer and microwave. The washing machine and dryer can be found in the garage. There is also a ground-floor WC. Going upstairs you will find two cosy bedrooms. There’s one twin room and a double room which has a TV and iPod dock. There’s also a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

Stepping outside, you can unwind in the pretty back garden which has a terrace and a BBQ. The unenclosed front garden is laid to lawn with trees and additional shrubs. Off-road parking is available for up to two cars.

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
  • AGA style oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Washing machine and drier in utility area
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock, piano
  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric
  • Shop 100 metres
  • Pub 0.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

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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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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