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Little Barn - Charminster

Dorchester (2mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • New to our collection for October 2020
  • Spot the local wildlife in this idyllic setting beside the River Cerne, making this the perfect couples retreat 
  • Ideally placed for touring, with excellent road links to the Jurassic Coast
  • Detached converted barn offering stylish open-plan living and a spacious garden leading down to the pretty river
Property code: 78502

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.

The village of Charminster nestles within picturesque countryside, yet is the ideal base for touring, with the county town of Dorchester only two miles away and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site within easy reach. For walkers, there are plenty of routes to explore in this pretty part of Dorset. Spend time observing the local wildlife, including buzzards, pheasants, kingfishers, otters, deer and birds or head to one of the many nearby attractions, such as the historic village of Cerne Abbas with its chalk giant carved into the hillside and Weymouth, which is nine miles away and is home to a sandy beach and long esplanade backed by beautiful Georgian buildings.

Set within the grounds of the owner’s home but with privacy assured, a shared driveway leads to the main entrance into this detached single storey property. Once inside this studio style accommodation, the welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner/sleeping area has bi-folding doors to the front which flood the room with natural light and offer wonderful views across the lawn to the river. Lining the rear of the space is a contemporary kitchen area complete with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Adjacent is a dining area for two and the lounge area with two comfortable chairs so that you can enjoy your favourite shows on the TV/DVD and Blu-ray player or admire the view. Cleverly divided by a privacy curtain if required, the inviting king-size bed also looks out over the garden and beyond. Completing the accommodation is a stylish shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside from the bi-folding doors you will find a patio, large lawned area, bench and garden furniture where you can enjoy dining al fresco while admiring the views. Outdoor games are available to use including badminton and croquet. To the side of the property is off-road parking space suitable for two cars.

  • 1 sleeping area with king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD and Blu-ray player in lounge area
  • Patio and large lawned garden with river frontage
  • Outdoor games available including badminton and croquet
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Beach 9 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Regret no babes in arms or children under 16 years

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Amy 23rd October 2020

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My partner and I had an amazing stay at Litrle Barn. It was comfy, clean and a relaxing place to be for the duration of our holiday. It had everything we needed and we were so impressed with the modern facilities! The location was great- we were able to easily travel to the top sights (lulworth cove, Durdle Door, west bay etc.) only about 20mins awRead moreay. David and Kaz were phenomenal hosts who really looked after us and made sure that we had everything we needed. We will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 16th October 2020

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A perfect spot for a couple to relax. With a spacious garden and wonderful river to unwind by, the setting is wonderful. The studio had everything we needed and it felt like coming home after long days out exploring Dorset. Thoughtfully set out and equipped. Highly recommended and we wont hesitate staying again.

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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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