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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
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.

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

  • 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

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 15th February 2020

A beautiful cottage with everything you could ask for. Our host couldnt do enough for you and made sure we felt right at home. Would definitely recommend and plan to stay again.

Reviewed by Robert 6th February 2020

Nice location, good standard grand views

Reviewed by Karen 18th November 2019

A home from home barn. Well laid out in a beautiful location. A real getaway with many beautiful places to visit nearby. Couldnt recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Phillip 26th October 2019

We absolutely loved the barn very cosy and clean everything is to hand and in a great location for touring Dorset. Many thanks for the little extras left by Wendy. The dogs loved the garden and so convenient as you walk out of the front door straight onto a footpath which is well signposted and will take you miles into the Dorset countryside especiRead moreally if you walk passed High Burton Farm. The log burner was great no complaints whatsoever a lovely cottage Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 21st September 2019

We had a lovely relaxing and peaceful week in the Barn. It is comfortable and well equipped, and we felt very much at home! Great views too. Thanks to Wendy for ensuring we were ok!

Reviewed by Francesca 31st August 2019

Lovely barn and garden. Clean and comfortable, lots of care taken to ensure you enjoy your stay. Tranquil setting with countryside walks on your doorstep. Perfect base for visiting Dorset attractions by car. Perfect for doggies with a footpath just outside the barn. Cosy and warm with a wood burner on cold nights. Just what we needed!

Reviewed by Karen 17th August 2019

I have already recommended to family and friends and booked again. This is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. So well furnished and comfortable and fabulous location. Just loved it!

Reviewed by D 27th July 2019

Higher Burton Barn is in a beautiful location and ideally situated for visiting a variety of places in Dorset. It is well equipped and has everything you could need during your stay. We are return visitors and this was the third time we have stayed at the barn. I would recommend it.

Reviewed by Tim 13th July 2019

The location is excellent for getting around to all of the coast both east or west. The setting is fantastic in the country overlooking fields Accommodation was fun and had everything we needed. Really clean and comfortable. Our dog was very happy too !

Reviewed by Graham 22nd June 2019

Dog friendly self catering set in countryside . Very well equipped ( but no dishwasher and only freezer compartment in fridge) , comfortable cottage set at end of unmade lane (good surface) with a few houses adjacent but very private and away from road. No bbq, good garden for dogs, but not dog proof! WiFi slow Nice pub in walking distance, also doRead moreg friendly. Housekeeper Wendy and owner very friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome pack Hide

Reviewed by D 15th June 2019

An excellent, beautifully isolated respite. Well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by C 8th June 2019

Beautiful setting, gorgeous Barn conversion so light and airy and the wood burner was superb on a wet evening. Spotlessly clean and a big thank you to Wendy for making this stay perfect in every way.

Reviewed by I 1st June 2019

The housekeeper was fantastic... she messaged to say the cottage was ready. Left us a note on arrival about local road closures over that weekend. Checked to see if we had settled in. And checked everything was ok mid week. Made us feel very welcome and looked after.

Reviewed by Mr R Cox 28th April 2019

Great location with lovely views, well equipped and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Mrs D Morgan 5th April 2019

The cottage was spotlessly clean, in a quiet location and the perfect place to relax. We found it very well equipped and easy to live in. It's close to the town and supermarkets but with views of fields. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Mrs D Morgan 14th March 2019

If you are looking for tranquility with lovely views in a warm, bright, comfortable home - look no further. This is a cosy barn conversion with everything you could need for the perfect holiday. We loved it so much the first time we returned for a second.

Reviewed by Mrs Millard 20th December 2018

The cottage was perfect. Spotlessly clean and a lovely surprise when we arrived as it was my 50th birthday and Wendy had gone to so much trouble with balloons and banners. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Mr G Evans 11th December 2018

The cottage (barn) was gorgeous and the setting just perfect! It would have been absolutely 'excellent' if it was not in need of a good deep clean. I guess it's the end of the season and had a lot of visitors over the period!

Reviewed by Mrs D Morgan 31st August 2018

A very well maintained / decorated barn conversion set in the middle of fields - very peaceful location. Nice and bright with large windows, 2 comfy large sofas and a log burner.

Reviewed by Miss J Read 31st August 2018

Fabulous accommodation all needs catered for

Reviewed by Mr A Pemberton 31st August 2018

Fantastic location for walks and accessing different days out. Dog friendly and very comfortable and well equipped modern barn conversion. Access to the twin bed not suitable for elderly or those with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Mrs D.C Stirland 23rd August 2018

Lovely and a lot nicer than expected!

Reviewed by Mrs M McHardy 9th August 2018

It was an amazing and beautiful cottage and so welcoming and comfortable. Everything you needed and wished for was there. The beds were very comfortable and everything was spotless. I would recommend the cottage to everyone and we will definitely return.

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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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