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
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 on the quiet patio in the tranquil garden
  • Set over one level with traditional features including 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 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 broadband
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Local pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Hi-Fi, iPod dock

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by Neville 20th September 2019

The most comfortable cottage we have stayed in over the last 30 years of cottage holidays in the UK, a true home from home. The property's character and comfort make it an ideal holiday base for a very beautiful area.

Reviewed by Peter 23rd August 2019

This cottage or barn conversation was wonderful, set in a rural area which was so relaxing. As the star ratings above indicate everything about the property was perfect.

Reviewed by E A 16th August 2019

A sweet cottage in a lovely little village, but improvements could be made. We found the main bedroom had rather a damp feel and it smelt of dog! The main living areas were fine but the bathrooms were cramped.

Reviewed by Chris 7th June 2019

A lovely spacious ( kitchen table seats 8 very comfortably - only 2 of us though ) and clean Barn conversion/cottage. Very well equipped and garden nicely closed off for our small dog to run around, couldn't get out. Found a very good walk for our dog, can walk for miles, left out of cottage and then right turn short distance down the road and pastRead more old post office (Purbeck Walk) Can walk to Lulworth Castle and beyond. Lovely bottle of wine and fresh flowers also biscuits and milk. Hide

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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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
Show 4 moreFamily bathroom with shower over the bath


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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