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Little Barn - East Chaldon

East Chaldon, Dorset
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic countryside dog-friendly hideaway located between two rural hamlets in rolling fields surrounded by plentiful countryside walks
  • Ideal for cosy winter nights in with the roaring log burner, or summer nights out on the terrace with a glass of wine
  • Lovely location within easy reach of the coast Lulworth Cove (5 miles) and the county town of Dorchester (8 miles)
Property code: DC094

This farm building conversion is tastefully finished to maximise the views of the rolling countryside and to provide peace and tranquillity to enhance your stay.

This stunning barn conversion is one of four former farm buildings situated between two rural hamlets in the rolling chalk Dorset downland. Beautifully finished throughout, the stylish accommodation features extensive windows, a charming wood burner, high ceilings and a modern kitchen. When the sun is shining, enjoy an al fresco meal on the private patio or head 5 miles south to the coast at Lulworth Cove.

Lovingly converted with close attention to detail, the open-plan accommodation boasts slate flooring, exposed ceiling beams and tasteful neutral decor. After a long day on foot, relax and unwind on the inviting L-shaped sofa, which surrounds a wood burner and TV, perfect for quiet nights in. At the far end of this room is a minimalist modern kitchen with new induction hob and a table for dining. The bedrooms upstairs afford wonderful views over open farmland and the private patio below is decorated with pot plants and shrubs. There is off-road parking for one car and a garage is available for bicycle storage.

Standing alone between two hamlets, this rural settlement is the perfect base for long walks through unspoilt Dorset countryside. The nearby village of Winfrith Newburgh (1.5 miles) is home to a well-stocked village store and a popular pub, while a second pub is just a 5-minute walk from the property in Chaldon Herring. The sandy beach at Lulworth Cove is a short drive away and makes a great starting point for coastal walks to neighbouring Durdle Door to the west and Worbarrow Beach to the east.

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

  • Maximum 3 people occupancy
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single with 4ft bed
  • 1 Bathroom - bath with shower over, WC and sink
  • Additional WC downstairs
  • Kitchen with induction hob, separate double oven, fridge and dishwasher. Washing machine located garage
  • Thermostat controlled electric radiators
  • Wood burner (logs included October - end of April; kindling and firelights not included)
  • TV, Hi-Fi and iPod dock in sitting room
  • Range of books available to read
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 car parking space in courtyard
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Un-enclosed patio with seating area
  • Local pub located 0.5 miles, and local shop 2 miles
  • Garage available for bike storage

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dorothy 7th March 2020

The little barn was perfect. Clean, comfortable and everything that you need a home from home experience.

Reviewed by Richard 22nd February 2020

A great location, mostly quiet with the occasional large tractor going past. A single track road in either direction, to get to the cottage but that was not overly an issue. With full occupancy parking may be a challenge, again there is additional parking not that far away. Some of the furniture was a little tired but Overall it was a very pleasantRead more place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ursula 21st December 2019

Loved our stay at this cute cottage. We were so comfy and cosy here and were just able to switch off and relax. The cottage was spotless and had everything we could possibly need. Would definitely go back and highly recommend. Lorraine and Eve were very thoughtful and left us a lovely card and gifts. Hope to return soon

Reviewed by Alan 2nd December 2019

An excellent holiday. Comfortable, everything we needed, really enjoyable.

Reviewed by Lyn 30th August 2019

A lovely quiet location situated within easy reach of many attractions such as Lulworth Cove. It is isolated so a car is essential but the remoteness for us was an attraction. The Little Barn is delightful with oak beams and the kitchen area well stocked with crockery. Little touches like tea, coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits and wine were there to grRead moreeet our arrival. A great and relaxing holiday with visits to towns, castles, bird reserves and country parks on our to do list. Hide

Reviewed by Justin 23rd August 2019

This is a lovely, intimate cottage ideal for the three of us. Location is down a very quiet country road but be aware of occasional fast-moving tractors. Well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas and good beds. Given that it is a converted barn it has limited windows and so the views from inside the property are slight but as soon as you step outside you Read moreare in beautiful countryside. The drive into the property is steep - alternative parking in a nearby lay-by if that is a worry. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs S Parnham 11th November 2018

Very nice peaceful cottage. We maintained except the Currans downstairs and the front bedroom need replacing as a few at the ends were broken and could not close them properly but otherwise very nice.

Reviewed by Mrs S Hannay 11th November 2018

We loved the little barn. It was clean and everything we needed for our baby was provided. Thank you so much! We will be back.

Reviewed by Mr M Goodwin 30th September 2018

Very comfortable and welcoming, had all the facilities and utensils that you required. Very clean an tidy with helpful instructions on how to operate all items. Beautiful setting with lots of information on where to visit as well as emergency info. We could not fault Little Barn at all, it was absolutely fabulous. Lorraine the cleaner kept the BarnRead more in pristine condition throughout and contacted us via text to ensure everything was okay. Hide

Reviewed by Mr D Knight 31st August 2018

Fantastic cottage with everything provided. Very clean and welcoming.

Reviewed by Mrs C Benarous 31st August 2018

The cottage was absolutely perfect for us as a couple. We found that everything we needed in a home-from-home had thoughtfully been provided. The housekeeper left us a welcome gift and note, a lovely touch after a long journey, which was much appreciated.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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