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Higher Burton Barn

Charminster, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful family cottage in a rural setting you will be able to relax in the enclosed garden overlooking fields and countryside beyond
  • Perfect for visiting the county town of Dorchester for pubs and restaurants
  • An ideal base for exploring Dorset's Jurassic Coast and the Dorset countryside

 

Property code: DC075

Set in a secluded location just outside Dorchester, this light and airy 18th-century barn conversion is a cosy and inviting holiday home for a couple or a small family seeking a lovely rural retreat.

This property is a delightful two-bedroom barn conversion with plenty of charm on the edge of the village of Charminster. This bright and airy property has superb vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, and is crossed by a public footpath, making it ideal for walkers. Its proximity to the local pub (under 1 mile), shop (1 mile) and the coast (10 miles) makes it an enviable location for family or friends to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Climb three steps to the porch and enter the barn into a large hall with space for your coats. To the right, there is a bathroom with a shower over the bath and a comfortable double bedroom that has soft, peaceful decor for a great night’s sleep. To the left of the front door, the open-plan living area welcomes you with oak floors and wood beams, inviting you to sink back into the cosy sofas in front of the wood burner. Fix yourself a snack in the kitchen area and eat at the table by the window on a sunny day. Head up the stunning open-tread spiral staircase to a small gallery (with a low beam) that looks over the living area, and a twin bedroom with small single beds that’s perfect for kids – just watch their heads in the eaves! Outside, a large L-shaped garden with trees and shrubs backs onto fields for pretty views and offers plenty of space for children and dogs to play.

This property is in an ideal place for you to visit Dorchester, only 2 miles away, as well as the coast. Osmington Mills (10.5 miles) is great for a coastal walk, while Weymouth (11 miles) has a Sea Life Centre and the Jurassic Skyline, giving you 360-degree views in a glass gondola that slowly rises above the resort.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge with ice compartment
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking available for up to 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Shop 1 mile
  • Pub within a mile
  • Coast 10 miles
  • Regret no children under the age of 5
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Nicky Smith

This property is personally managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 4th June 2022

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An extremely attractive and comfortable barn conversion. Surrounded my open countryside it is quiet and very relaxing - the only noise was the occasional hooting of an owl in the night! Great for our two dogs who enjoyed the garden and the walks through the fields. An excellent location with access to Dorchester and the countryside and coastline beRead moreyond. Our favourite places were Tolpuddle with the museum to the Martyrs and the amazing Athelhampton House with its ornate gardens. Hide

Reviewed by Kieran 28th May 2022

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Lovely comfortable barn, lots of fantastic walks and ideal for dogs, Dorchester within easy walking distance, fantastic garden

Reviewed by Rachel 21st May 2022

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Wonderful barn conversion, in a very peaceful location. Enjoyed every moment we were there. Wonderful enclosed garden for dogs, and walks from the doorstep. Saw a young Roe deer outside the window which was a joy. Hope to return again in the future.

Reviewed by Duncan 1st May 2022

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Higher Burton Barn is beautifully appointed and is in a quiet location, but also accessible to Dorchester (when the road past the Sun Inn isn't closed). We have stayed before, but we enjoyed it so much, we will book again for next year.

Reviewed by Lindsay 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Charlotte 11th April 2022

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Lovely Barn Fabulous spot Very quite and lots of nice walks plus central for visiting a lot of places

Reviewed by Charles 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Andy 19th March 2022

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Cosy barn, beautifully finished with a lovely dog friendly garden. So peaceful and yet Dorchester only a mile or so away. Great pub nearby, The Sun Inn, with varied reasonable menu. We had a lovely stay and would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Neil 12th March 2022

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We had a lovely stay here, wish we had booked to stay longer. The Barn had everything we needed for our stay plus more. The welcome hamper was great and particularly liked that our furry friends were welcomed too with some dog treats. The location was brilliant, walking distance to all the shops and amenities at Dorchester and Charminister but set Read morein fields so we felt we were away from it all. Perfect location for exploring this truly beautiful part of Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 26th February 2022

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Fabulous place to get away from it all. All amenities provided and the fresh flowers and treats where a lovely touch. Can't wait to go again soon.

Reviewed by Kevin 13th February 2022

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Such a great stay, only downside was Eunice behaving like the big bad wolf. Beautifully presented well looked after. Really can't fault anything from start to finish.

Reviewed by Ashley 28th January 2022

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Super little comfortable barn! Really relaxing quiet scenic surroundings. The perfect spot to explore and unwind. Lovely welcome touches and beautiful fresh flowers! Plus dog friendly

Reviewed by Kate 21st December 2021

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Not a single doubt about recommendation of this beautiful barn. Totally in love and can't wait to return. I'd live there permanently if I could. Very sad to leave. The host made us very welcome with extra special touches. Top class. Kate Dave & Winston.

Reviewed by Louise 2nd December 2021

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Fantastic!!! Already booking again! The barn itself is lovely/spacious. Old/original yet a modern feel as its very clean. I usually make sure I pack a new sponge, washing up liquid etc, I didnt need to as when we arrived it was all there waiting brand new!! There were some very generous/thoughtful welcome items, a real treat. The garden is huge greRead moreat for dogs. The location being surrounded by farms is very rural yet there is a pub less than a mile away, serving great food, perfect!! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Diane 27th November 2021

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The Barn is ideally situated with fields all around. Just a couple of cottages close by, but its very quiet; 5 minutes away from Dorchester by car. Pub close by, and within easy reach of the beaches and forests. Best of both worlds!! The Barn was extremely comfortable and clean. Lovely welcome gifts left for our arrival and the owner called the dayRead more before to share places to visit which was a nice touch. Lisa (who looks after The Barn) also called, and was a few mins away. A lovely break! Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 13th November 2021

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We have had a wonderful holiday with our 2 dogs. The barn was absolutely perfect and so cozy. What made it for us was the garden and fields surrounding the property. The walks through the fields with our dogs took us straight into the town and local pub. A big thankyou to Lisa the housekeeper who made sure our stay was perfect & Jill the owner who Read moreallowed us to arrive early & gave us tipps on where to visit. Finally a BIG Shout to Marc the neighbour who popped in to help with the heating :) :) Hide

Reviewed by Cora 30th October 2021

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So clean and such a gorgeous welcome pack thank you so much we had a splendid time our anniversary and my husbands birthday it was great. We will return many more times thank you

Reviewed by Berny 25th September 2021

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Excellent cottage in a quiet, rural location, perfect for us and our two dogs to visit Dorchester, Abbotsbury and walk parts of the south-coast pathway. Short walk to the Sun Inn (nice food and dog-friendly) and into Dorchester. WiFi speed was quite slow and not supportive of video streaming or calls, however that is not the owner's fault and more Read morelikely the location and service provider. Of course, most people won't need high-speed for this kind of cottage, so not a criticism of the owners. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 14th August 2021

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A beautiful barn in a stunning location. Walking distance to a really nice pub, mostly via public footpaths. Lovely walk into Dorchester as well.

Reviewed by Stephen 10th July 2021

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Beautiful little barn conversion, in a scenic peaceful location, with Dorchester just a short distance away. Lovely walks straight from the front door. The barn is well presented and well equipped for a lovely holiday. The garden is ideal for dogs and relaxing in

Reviewed by Joan 26th June 2021

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Very good location but need transport. Clean & tidy, spacious. This is my 4th stay. Not for young families as the bedroom upstairs has a precarious stairway.

Reviewed by David 19th June 2021

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Higher Burton Barn is a delightful cottage in a lovely, peaceful, picturesque location. There were just the two of us, so we had lots of room. The property was spotless on arrival and, in terms of equipment, had all we could have wished for. We were very comfortable and loved being in such a fine place, with its large garden, beautiful views and weRead morelcome sense of calm and space. Jill and Lisa were extremely helpful and friendly, responding rapidly to any questions we had. Recommended unreservedly Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by T 24th April 2021

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Absolutely amazing cottage, loved our stay, great location for exploring dorset

Reviewed by Andrea 21st December 2020

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If you are after a peaceful relaxing break this is the place for you! We stayed over Christmas and Wendy the housekeeper made us feel so welcome from a welcome pack to a beautifully decorated tree, a fresh one to boot, the beds are seriously comfy and the views stunning! Would definitely recommend this place to visit gorgeous Dorset!

Reviewed by Tony 17th October 2020

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Brilliant location and what a lovely cosy and well equipped barn. Would definately like to return.

Reviewed by Mary 10th October 2020

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The Barn is is a very relaxing place to stay surrounded by beautiful countryside, but at the same time, its very accessible to Dorsets fabulous locations. The Sun Inn, serving good food and excellent carvery, is a short walk away. All in all a great holiday venue, we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Karen 5th September 2020

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Yet again it was a great holiday - the barn is so comfortable and well situated - best place we have stayed in

Reviewed by Stuart 1st August 2020

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Lovely 'out of the way' Barn in a very central location for all the attractions Dorset has to offer. Property was well equipped with a lovely light and spacious feel to it. The garden was also a great place to spend time in and totally 'dog secure'. We could let the dog out with no worries that she might escape. Thoroughly recommend the Barn.

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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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