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Looking towards the property from the enclosed garden
Step into the open-plan living area
Lounge/kitchen area
Kitchen area with a handy breakfast bar
Lounge/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Head upstairs to the light and airy king-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single room with pull out bed
Bathroom on the first floor
Enclosed gravelled garden
Nearby countryside views
Take a stroll down to the beach in nearby Seatown
Views across Seatown beach towards Lyme beach
Explore the many walks along the Jurassic Coast
1 / 15  Looking towards the property from the enclosed garden
2 / 15  Step into the open-plan living area
3 / 15  Lounge/kitchen area
4 / 15  Kitchen area with a handy breakfast bar
5 / 15  Lounge/dining area
6 / 15  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
7 / 15  Head upstairs to the light and airy king-size bedroom
8 / 15  Twin bedroom
9 / 15  Single room with pull out bed
10 / 15  Bathroom on the first floor
11 / 15  Enclosed gravelled garden
12 / 15  Nearby countryside views
13 / 15  Take a stroll down to the beach in nearby Seatown
14 / 15  Views across Seatown beach towards Lyme beach
15 / 15  Explore the many walks along the Jurassic Coast

Larch Barn

Chideock, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect hideaway for both relaxation-seekers and sports-enthusiasts alike 
  • Soak up the fresh sea air in this peaceful location tucked away down a private farm lane
  • Ideal for beach lovers with direct walks from your front door to the nearest beach
Property code: DC087

Enjoying a peaceful countryside location in the picturesque village of Chideock, this lovely barn conversion boasts space, comfort and is in a great location being sandwiched between country and coast.

Friends and families looking for a rural retreat will love this barn conversion, sleeping up to six. Found down a quiet farm lane, the middle of three similar properties, it has access onto a footpath taking you across fields to the stunning South West Coast Path. For those craving a bit more civilisation, Bridport is less than 3 miles away.

Inside, the property has been finished to a high standard with traditional features, including wooden floors and doors, blending with a contemporary style. The open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room is the perfect place to cosy up in front of the wood burner and watch a film after a day exploring the area, while admiring views out through the patio doors. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences of home with the addition of a breakfast bar, ideal for family meals before a big day out. Also on the ground floor is a handy cloakroom. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms: a king-size room and a twin room, both enjoying lovely countryside and sea views, plus a single room with trundle bed. All share the tranquil family bathroom. Outside, fire up the BBQ and enjoy an al fresco meal on the terrace. You also have access to shared recreational lawns close by and the property benefits from two dedicated car parking spaces.

Nearby are the resorts of Charmouth (5 miles) and Lyme Regis (7.5 miles), which will both delight fossil-hunters visiting the Jurassic Coast. Head to Charmouth’s Heritage Coast Centre where you can learn about the scelidosaurus, a dinosaur who roamed around Charmouth hundreds of millions of years ago. You can also take part in organised fossil hunts and rock pooling tours. Lyme Regis is a bigger resort and has a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops.

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

  • Sleeps 5+1
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single with a pull-out bed below (on request at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom: 1 bathroom with bath and shower overhead and WC; additional ground floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Smart TV in the lounge and TV/DVD in the king-size bedroom
  • Electric-panel radiators
  • Electric wood burner-effect fire
  • Enclosed gravel garden with seating and BBQ
  • Recreational lawn areas (shared with the other properties onsite)
  • Dedicated off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 0.75 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Beach 1 mile

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Emma 17th October 2020

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Lovely property and location, within easy reach of the beach. Nice touch to have a bottle of wine to greet us on arrival. Dishwasher and washing machine came in handy, plus tablets for dishwasher. Also nice to have hand wash available for every sink.

Reviewed by Julia 25th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in a superb location. Very cosy, comfortable and well equipped, and it was nice to find a bottle of wine on arrival. Ideal place to explore the many long walks and beaches in the area, we even swam in the sea in October. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by L 18th September 2020

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Larch Barn is our favourite cottage in Dorset. It has a secure garden for our black lab, there are beautiful walks surrounding it and after a short walk over the cliffs the sea can be seen. On the cliff top is a great pub, The Anchor, open all day for food and drinks. Lyme Regis is a 10 minute drive away to the west and Bridport a 5 minute drive awRead moreay to the east. Overall, the location is perfect for us and we have stayed in Larch Barn repeatedly for this very reason. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 11th September 2020

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A comfortable, well-equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Nicola 21st August 2020

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Lovely barn conversion in a great location. Great views and loved the short walk down to Seatown Beach.

Reviewed by Vivien 14th August 2020

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We were very comfortable in the cottage and it had everything we needed. It is in a great position for a stroll to the beach or a pint in the Anchor pub overlooking the sea. The open plan downstairs feels roomy, as do the bedrooms, and everything was clean and ready for our arrival (thanks for the wine, milk and teabags!) It is beautifully peacefulRead more yet handy for the A35 to take you to all the great places of interest nearby. The county is lovely and unspoilt with charming seaside towns. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 24th July 2020

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Great little pet friendly cottage in peaceful, rural location Yet only a 10 minute stroll through countryside to the nearest beach. Excellent .

Reviewed by Paul 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Clare 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Jayne 21st September 2019

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Very peaceful and quiet location with beautiful views. An easy away from the road walk to Seatown .

Reviewed by Natacha 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 19th July 2019

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A lovely , well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great location .

Reviewed by Chrissie 28th June 2019

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Stunning location and very spacious and altogether nice holiday cottage. Shame that the maintenance is not good and the cleaners not very vigilant.

Reviewed by Mr C Stickley 30th April 2019

We enjoyed our stay at Larch Cottage, it is situated in an excellent position for walks to Seatown Beach and the surrounding countryside. However, the picnic table in the back garden needs attention, it needs re-varnishing and strengthening because it wasn't level. The BBQ could do with replacing because it was corroded.In the kitchen the grill witRead moreh the cooker didn't work(we left a note for the caretaker). Hide

Reviewed by Mrs M Waring 20th February 2019

I love the cottage and location but it is in need of some basic maintenance. Comments are below.

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Looking towards the property from the enclosed garden
Step into the open-plan living area
Lounge/kitchen area
Kitchen area with a handy breakfast bar
Lounge/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table
Head upstairs to the light and airy king-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single room with pull out bed
Bathroom on the first floor
Enclosed gravelled garden
Show 3 moreNearby countryside views

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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