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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

  • 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.

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.

  • 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
  • A shared, gravel driveway leads to the main entrance of the property
  • 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

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Francesca 26th July 2021

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Little Barn was perfect for our staycation! Such a lovely location, only 20-30 minutes from the stunning beaches along the coast, great outdoor space and it had everything you need. The scones and fizz on arrival were a lovely touch. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by June 9th July 2021

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We love waking up to the birdsong every morning . Littlebarn was perfect for our needs .There was a lovely cream tea waiting for us when we arrived .Pictures on website dont do this little gem of a place justice .Perfect for wildlife lovers .Pub next door was mediocre. Would definitely stay here again .Thank you for alovely stay you have thought ofRead more every need for your guests . Hide

Reviewed by Philip 2nd July 2021

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Very good accommodation, lovely location, very friendly and helpful owners. What's not to like? We may well go back one day

Reviewed by Howard 25th June 2021

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I really couldnt think of any improvement. Little Barn was beautiful inside and out. It was peaceful with a lovely view to the stream at the end of the garden. Loads of wildlife and laughed at the baby squirrel antics and saw many different birds including a pair of green woodpeckers that came really close to the patio. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Ray 11th June 2021

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Little Barn Cottage is an ideal place to relax, the property is a delight to stay in, we could not fault a single thing. The garden for us especially the sounds of the river oh and the abundance of wildlife especially the squirrels was just perfect. Certainly we will stay here again and the cream tea on our arrival was delicious.

Reviewed by Frances 4th June 2021

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A very well equipped, comfortable little place set in a big garden. Lots of wildlife and the wooden bench down by the river is a great place to sit at the end of the day. Good location for the coast or just walking on the numerous local walks. Thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Little Barn.

Reviewed by Lucy 31st May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at little barn. The location was perfect for exploring the south coast and the little barn had everything we needed. The hosts were friendly, kind and helpful but also gave us enough space to enjoy our hoilday and to feel comfortable.

Reviewed by Dave 28th May 2021

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A great place to relax and watch nature . Barn converted to high standard with everything you need

Reviewed by Marion 21st May 2021

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Our holiday was absolutely perfect apart from the weather and that was no one's fault. The cottage was wonderful and everything worked perfectly. The weather didn't keep us in and we visited some really interesting places. We will definitely recommend Little Barn to all our family and friends.

Reviewed by P 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Steve 9th May 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Barn and would strongly recommend this to anyone wishing to have a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. The welcoming scones and jam, together with a bottle of Prosecco, was a particularly nice touch. One of the many highlights of our stay was sitting on the bench by the stream, watching the local wildlRead moreife. We are planning to return. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 23rd April 2021

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Very comfortable and well equipped . An ideal place for two people to relax and chill out. The song bird chorus was amazing and being able to sit by the river was an added bonus The Wine and cream tea were a much appreciated start to our holiday, we would definitely like to go again

Reviewed by David 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Bridget 22nd March 2021

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This was a business trip during lock down and this lovely self-contained accommodation near to our construction site made things so much easier and safer. The owners were kind and helpful and left home made scones with cream and jam and some prosecco for our arrival which was much appreciated. Under other circumstances it would be a very good placeRead more to stay for a holiday in Dorset. Hide

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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