Converted with care, this former barn offers fantastic open-plan space in a peaceful village setting amidst rolling countryside and has river views where you can spot an abundance of wildlife.
Escape to Dorset for a romantic retreat filled with beach days, hiking and quality time together. Just 2 miles from the county town of Dorchester, stock your cupboards with local produce or treat yourselves to a delicious meal before returning home to sit by the river and keep your eyes peeled for magical wildlife. After beach days, this charming home invites you inside to cosy up and get a peaceful night’s sleep ahead of tomorrow’s plans.
Sitting amid a verdant garden with a trickling stream at the bottom, this tranquil abode is a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Step up and inside to find yourself in the open-plan living and sleeping space which can be separated by a curtain should you want a moment of peace and quiet or some privacy. Lining the back wall of the dwelling is the kitchen area where you will find all you need to rustle up romantic breakfasts to eat by the river, tasty picnics and three-course feasts to devour post-adventure. Open up the bi-fold doors to let the natural light and fresh air flood inside and take a tipple down to the water where you can sit until a chill find you. Settle in the pair of comfortable chairs and put on a DVD before freshening up in the contemporary shower room and resting your head in the inviting king-size bed with garden views. Enjoy lively afternoons outside and challenge each other to a game of badminton or croquet if you have any energy left after your excursions. There is off-road parking for two cars.
Head south and visit the outstanding Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which is home to the beautiful, horseshoe-shaped bay at Lulworth (17 miles), well worth a day trip to swim in the glittering ocean. A 1.5-mile walk from Lulworth Cove, wander to the magnificent arch at Durdle Door. Travel 6.5 miles north for an inland trip to visit the Cerne Abbas Giant, a 55-metre-high figure carved into the chalk.