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Large enclosed garden
Cosy up next to the wood burner
Ample seating for everyone
Perfect space for the whole family
Original brick stone work
Beautiful exposed beams
Plan your day of adventures over your morning coffee
Cosy double bedroom with TV
En suite shower room
Second double bedroom with TV
Bunk bedroom perfect for the children
Family bathroom with shower over the bath
Beautiful enclosed rear garden
View of the front of the property
Dine outside on the quiet patio in the tranquil garden
Located on a quiet village lane in Coombe Keynes
1 / 16  Large enclosed garden
2 / 16  Cosy up next to the wood burner
3 / 16  Ample seating for everyone
4 / 16  Perfect space for the whole family
5 / 16  Original brick stone work
6 / 16  Beautiful exposed beams
7 / 16  Plan your day of adventures over your morning coffee
8 / 16  Cosy double bedroom with TV
9 / 16  En suite shower room
10 / 16  Second double bedroom with TV
11 / 16  Bunk bedroom perfect for the children
12 / 16  Family bathroom with shower over the bath
13 / 16  Beautiful enclosed rear garden
14 / 16  View of the front of the property
15 / 16  Dine outside on the quiet patio in the tranquil garden
16 / 16  Located on a quiet village lane in Coombe Keynes

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
Thatched
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 the small hamlet of Coombe Keynes
  • Set over one level with traditional features including exposed beams and stone walls, with a quiet patio in the tranquil garden the perfect place to dine on a summers evening.
  • Perfect for walkers and dog friendly it is ideally situated for long country wanders
Property code: DC029

Boasting the 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 beautifully converted single-storey barn sits at the heart of the village of Coombe Keynes, just 3.5 miles from the Dorset coastline. Dating back to 1740, the Grade II listed building retains plenty of original charm through exposed stonework, a large inglenook fireplace and barn windows. When you’re not discovering the natural wonder of Lulworth Cove or browsing the independent shops of Wareham, take to your peaceful private garden for a BBQ surrounded by colourful borders and beds.

The dual aspect lounge is a fantastic room for spending time with loved ones. For the evenings, cosy leather sofas surround a large inglenook fireplace with wood burner. There is also a Smart TV and music system, while a separate seating area beyond occupies a sunny spot beside French doors to the garden. With wooden flooring, a farmhouse table, exposed beams and shaker-style units, the kitchen/diner is traditional and homely and opens onto the garden, it also boasts a Smart TV. Outside, al fresco dining furniture and sun loungers can be found, there is a patio area and a large lawn bordered by colourful beds, perfect for long summer BBQs with family and the four-legged friend. There is parking for two cars.

Set on a quiet lane running through the village, this property is a wonderful choice for walkers wishing to explore this historic pocket of Dorset. After a long day on foot, tuck into a hearty meal at one of the pubs in nearby Wool or Winfrith Newburgh. Just 3.5 miles to the south lies the dramatic Jurassic Coast and the stunning landmarks of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. From here, join the South West Coast Path for miles of scenic walking with breathtaking views at every turn. The pretty riverside town of Wareham is just 7.5 miles away, home to a good selection of interesting shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

 

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 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 superfast broadband
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Hi-Fi, iPod dock

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 24th September 2021

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Carters Barn suited us very well. Its a lovely house, we particularly liked the novelty of staying under a thatch. The house is well equipped with lots of information to guide guests. We tried 2 of the local pubs and had meals in too. The garden reflects both morning and evening sun so we did watch the sunset on a warm September evening. Hope to beRead more able to visit again Hide

Reviewed by Paul 17th September 2021

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Carters barn is a lovely thatched cottage, in a very quiet hamlet, well equipped with all utilities, garden flat and easily accessible with parking for 1 car close to back door. We had a lovely stay made even better by the fantastic September weather, Dorset is a beautiful county and this property is a good base for visiting all its lovely places aRead morend coastline. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Ross 20th August 2021

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Our second time staying at Carters barn and its been lovely. On arrival the garden looked beautiful and the house was well cleaned with a little welcome pack! Very spacious accommodation, great selection of books and games and very family friendly layout. Bowls provided for our dog too! Its in a fantastic location, very quiet and relaxing but only Read morea 5 min drive to lulworth cove and castle, 20 min to Weymouth and about half hour to Poole! We hope to be back next year! Hide

Reviewed by Laura 6th August 2021

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Wonderful accommodation. Very clean and homely. We had very busy days out so it was lovely to come back to the comfort of this beautiful barn everyday. Loads to do and see and beautiful walks around Lulworth cove. We had a great week, thank you.

Reviewed by Diane 30th July 2021

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This was a lovely property - well maintained and in a great location to access the great coastal walks just a short drive away - some of the small touches, such as the flowers and milk in the fridge were really lovely

Reviewed by B 9th July 2021

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Absolutely amazing cottage in a fantastic peaceful location situated a few minutes drive from Lulworth Cove. The cottage was spotless and we were made to feel at home from the moment we walked through the door. Will definitely be returning soon.

Reviewed by Kim 2nd July 2021

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The barn was comfy & cosy, very clean & with a lovely garden. It was well equipped with everything we needed. The peaceful location was great within easy reach of many beaches & lots of other attractions. The wine, milk, biscuits & flowers were much appreciated. We had a lovely holiday here & will definitely be recommending it to our friends.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2021

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We really liked Carters Barn, both for the lovely house and the excellent location. It's quite well equipped in terms of furnishing, kitchen utensils, electronics, garden furniture. Fresh flowers, milk, a bottle of wine and a packet of biscuits were kindly left on arrival. The very quiet hamlet of Coombe Keynes was a great location away from the toRead morewns where we could explore all the Dorset attractions. Only quibble would be that it was quite expensive, but it's a highly sought after destination. Hide

Reviewed by John 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 28th May 2021

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Great cottage and great holiday - thank you

Reviewed by William 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Howard 23rd April 2021

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Exceptionally well equipped cottage. It was clean and very comfortable and to be met with a bottle of wine,milk and fresh flowers on arrival was very much appreciated after our long drive. Hopefully will return in the near future to explore beaches and towns in Dorset we missed this time. Strongly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Graham 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Alex 11th September 2020

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Lovely, spacious, clean cottage in a very quiet hamlet. Nice little garden with patio furniture and BBQ. Supplies of everything included and nice touch of wine and flowers on arrival. Can honestly say nicest holiday cottage we have ever rented

Reviewed by Suzanne 20th December 2019

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homely barn in a peaceful location, all on one level, and an ideal base to visit many places of interest and beauty from.

Reviewed by Peter 3rd December 2019

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Large enclosed garden
Cosy up next to the wood burner
Ample seating for everyone
Perfect space for the whole family
Original brick stone work
Beautiful exposed beams
Plan your day of adventures over your morning coffee
Cosy double bedroom with TV
En suite shower room
Second double bedroom with TV
Bunk bedroom perfect for the children
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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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