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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
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
Luxury
Romantic
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. Watch a film on the Smart TV making use of Netflix or create your own music with the piano! Upstairs, you will find two inviting bedrooms, one double with 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, 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
  • Smaart TV/DVD with Netflix 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

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by J 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Justin 9th July 2021

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The stay was perfect for our family. It had everything we needed and was conveniently located for our day trips to attractions along the Jurassic Coast. The house itself was clean, comfortable and well proportioned. The impressive fireplace was a welcome addition on the few rainy days we had during our stay...as was the bottle of wine gifted by JanRead moree, the lovely owner who could not have been more helpful. On a low note, the bedroom above the Aga was extremely warm despite the fans provided. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 18th June 2021

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Very clean, comfortable, spacious and homely. Convenient for dogs (two Golden Retrievers!), with a lawn garden off the lounge. The secluded pretty courtyard was more spacious than expected, with good access from the lounge. Easy short walk to the good village store, with pleasant village walks. Easy walk (mostly off-road) to the Red Lion pub for a Read morepleasant meal.. A very pleasant 30min walk to the Sailors Return pub for an excellent meal. Convenient for exploring south Dorset. We will return. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 28th May 2021

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Weve had a wonderful stay at Blackbird Barn. It felt like home right away and was equipped with everything we needed. The BBQ was a nice bonus, as was the welcome pack. It was spotlessly clean, spacious, nice and quiet and the beds were comfy. Its only ten minutes drive from the lovely Lulworth Cove and only twenty minutes to Weymouth. The village Read morepub isnt good so driving is essential for eating out. We had a brilliant time, the sunny weather certainly helped. Wed love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 14th May 2021

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Our stay at Blackbird Barn had been postponed from 2020 but it was worth the wait. The property is spacious, very well equipped, comfortable & homely. The enclosed patio area is a sun trap & a small grassed garden.Situated in a quiet cul de sac in the village but central to nearby beaches & attractions, all within a short drive. Lots of walks nearbRead morey & as we had our dog with us, the huge field across the road was a bonus. The lady owner was helpful & friendly.Lovely welcome pack.Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Aidan 7th May 2021

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Very cosy and warm cottage, conveniently located for all amenities and attractions. Very welcoming on return from bracing walks in unseasonably cold weather. Extremely well equipped, including consumable items. Welcome pack very much appreciated and flowers ! Would book again.

Reviewed by Liz 30th April 2021

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We had the best time staying here! Can't recommend this lovely place enough. So clean, comfy, cosy, practical, peaceful and in a brilliant location. The lovely lady who owns the property was just great throughout. This place is a real find and I'd highly recommend. Will definitely book again!

Reviewed by Richard 23rd April 2021

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Lovely cottage, well equipped in a nice village setting. We walked parts of the coast path and Dorset way, the location is ideal for a walking holiday. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the fresh flowers and welcome pack were a nice touch.

Reviewed by Richard 16th October 2020

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for us it ticks all the boxes It feels like home from home And the owner was lovely very friendly we would definitely be booking again

Reviewed by Jane 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Pauline 2nd October 2020

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we had a really lovely holiday at this cottage.the owner was extremely helpful,and was on hand by phone.When we arrived there,we couldn't believe just how lovely everything was.Everything was spotless,the cottage was huge,and very dog friendly.There was everything provided that we could possibly need and more.The beds were the comfiest ever.towels Read morewere really large and fluffy.I can honestly say the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in.Thankyou. Hide

Reviewed by Eric 18th September 2020

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A very cosy, cmfortable and well suplied home.

Reviewed by Jo 11th September 2020

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Characterful and cosy cottage in an excellent location

Reviewed by Ian 28th August 2020

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A beautifully kept cottage with everything you could possibly need. A really quiet, peaceful cul de sac. Excellent location for so many outings. Clean and tidy and super lovely host.

Reviewed by Fiona 14th August 2020

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Fabulous week at Blackbird Barn, great location for days out. Jane is a great host, at the end of the phone if you need her. Ignore bad reviews about beds or settee, all very comfy. Local community very welcoming, small shop, park for dog and Red Lion pub all minutes away.

Reviewed by James 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by J 17th July 2020

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Blackbird barn is a lovely cottage tucked away in a quiet cul de sac, maintained to the highest standards by an equally lovely couple who we met on arrival fortunately, (we were a bit early). Under the present circumstances we're happy to be able to say that the neighbours were friendly and welcoming (not easy to be) as we've heard some "locals" arRead moree not as friendly, a big plus for visitors in Winbrook Fold. We will certainly be coming back for our third visit next year. Hoping for normal! Hide

Reviewed by Toni 16th February 2020

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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

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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

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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 Frank 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Jenny 30th August 2019

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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.

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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

Location

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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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