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Carters Barn

Coombe Keynes, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Period property dating from 1740 and Grade II listed
  • Located on a quiet village lane in Coombe Keynes
  • Dine outside whilst taking in the stunning views
  • Traditional features in property with exposed beams and stone walls
  • Amenities located close by (1.5 miles)
  • Dog friendly and ideally situated for long country wanders
Property code: DC029

Boasting former status as a Grade II-listed property, this beautiful three-bedroom property lies within the stunning Coombe Keynes and is a prime example of rural cottage charm.

This typical chocolate box cottage dating from 1740 is located in the charming hamlet of Coombe Keynes, with a population of only 79 people. The village boasts a beautiful 13th-century church with stunning stained glass windows which is well worth a visit. Records show that the church previously had church bells, but during restoration these were taken out and are now kept at the County Museum in Dorchester (12 miles away), a nice day out if you don't mind travelling a little further afield.

The property boasts single-level accommodation which is ideal for family living and socialising. Through the hall entering into the sitting room, there are feature stone walls, warming wooden floors and a stunning beamed fireplace setting off the log burner perfectly. A Smart TV and music system add a touch of modern to the traditional. The kitchen/dining room has all modern appliances and a TV providing a hub for family gatherings. There is a family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, and there is an additional WC for convenience. The property has three large bedrooms, a bunk bedroom and two double bedrooms (one en-suite) with radio alarm clocks, TVs and iPod docks.

The front of this property is idyllic with a small grass verge and climbing roses, perfectly encapsulating the chocolate box idea of the country cottage. The rear garden has a patio area and a lawn dotted with flower beds, flowers, shrubbery and trees There is a BBQ area for outside dining and socialising. You can also venture to the local pub for an evening meal or drink which is located a short 1.5 miles away.

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

  • 2 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedroom, all bedrooms have a TV
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 bathroom, additional downstairs WC
  • Cooker, fridge, washing machine, microwave, freezer and dishwasher.
  • Log Burner (logs/coal included Oct – Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Central heating
  • Towels included (please bring own beach/pool towels)
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio and seating
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Hi-Fi, iPod dock

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs K Parsler

The cottage was in a fabulous location and was immaculate when we arrived. The facilities were excellent and the cottage was warm and cosy. We were a little disappointed with the space available in the bathrooms, but thats just because we were navigating them with small children.

Reviewed by Mrs S Nimmo 2nd January 2019

Carters Barn is tucked away in a small peaceful hamlet, and only a short drive to local shops, and within easy reach of the sea and many beautiful places worth visiting. The Barn is welcoming and equipped well for a super relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Mr M.K. Price 30th October 2018

Warm and comfortable. The redecorated kitchen was impressive, and everything was practical to use.

Reviewed by Mrs S Davies 10th October 2018

A very spacious, comfortable, cosy and well equipped barn. A lovely modern and well equipped kitchen. We couldn't have wished for anything better. Have stayed here twice.

Reviewed by Mr Petrou 31st August 2018

A great cottage, spacious with a lovely sunny garden, fully equipped with everything you would need for your stay.

Reviewed by Mrs M Schlotter 31st August 2018

Extremely well equipped with lots of drawer and wardrobe space. Lovely big kitchen too. Amazing collection of old paperbacks and CDs but no up to date DVDs. Lovely garden and good parking.

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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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