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Midlands Barn

Chideock, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious and stylish detached cottage tucked away in peaceful rural setting
  • Ideal for beach lovers with a beautiful beach within walking distance
  • Miles of wonderful walks to explore along the Jurassic Coast and surrounding countryside
Property code: DC110

Lovingly converted with close attention to detail, this idyllic farm building is perfect for family getaways or special celebrations with friends.

This property is a fantastic two-bedroom stone barn conversion mixing traditional with contemporary in the quiet village of Chideock. One of two conversions just past the owner’s house, this cosy and characterful cottage is tastefully presented and is full of light thanks to spotlighting and large windows. Its proximity to two local pubs (80 metres and 320 metres), shop (160 metres) and the coast under a mile means you’re in an enviable location for a relaxing holiday.

Enter the cottage via three steps and through the stable door where you will discover a spacious open-plan interior complete with tiled floors, an array of comfy seating and a large table with views out to the courtyard. Please note, there is reduced height in the eaves. The bright and airy kitchen is contemporary with a nod to the traditional and has everything you need to cook a meal for your family. You’ll find the bathroom next to the kitchen with a fabulous waterfall shower. At the top of the stairs, you’ll see two bedrooms, both with reduced height at the eaves; the king-size bedroom is a welcoming retreat to retire to after a long day, while the twin bedroom across the landing has low windows that give it a cosy feel. Outside, there’s a seating area on the unenclosed gravelled drive that’s bordered by stone walls and pretty shrubs. The private courtyard to the side of the barn is the perfect spot for an al fresco drink in the evening.

Enjoy Seatown Beach, less than a mile from the property, which is a steep shelving beach that is ideal for afternoon strolls. Visit the market town of Bridport (3 miles) for plenty of shops and cafes, before heading down to West Bay (5 miles), which is known as the ‘gateway to the Jurassic Coast.’ Further afield, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (12 miles) is ideal for inquisitive kids and adults alike.


  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin, both with reduced height in the eaves
  • 1 ground-floor shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave 
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • There is parking available for 1 small car, further parking at the local shop can be found a couple of minutes’ walk away for £1 a day and is subject to availability.
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no smoking
  • Beach and coastal walks 1 mile, shop and pubs within walking distance
  • Regret no children under the age of 5
  • This property can be booked together with neighbouring property and annexe to accommodate up to 10 people in total


This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Gary 22nd February 2020

The property is well appointed and in excellent condition. It is spacious, clean,comfortable and generously equipped. There are excellent pubs nearby and stunning walks from the doorstep. Also,a bus service runs through the village connecting with several towns and villages on the Jurassic Coast.

Reviewed by Vivienne 5th October 2019

Lovely, comfortable and cosy cottage, in perfect location for us. A couple of great pubs/restaurants serving delicious food and both within walking distance from the cottage.

Reviewed by Kevin 21st September 2019

Very well equipped cottage in a great location. Great Walks from the doorstep and 3 great pubs within easy walking distance.

Reviewed by N 10th August 2019

Fantastic cottage, nice and clean and extremely comfortable. Had everything you need for self catering. Lovely, welcoming hosts, who, although live next door, were very discreet. Location was perfect, walk to beach in 12 mins, good pub grub on doorstep and plenty to do.

Reviewed by H 29th June 2019

We had a really lovely week at Midlands Barn. The cottage has everything you could ever need as well as friendly, helpful hosts. Fortunately we had beautiful weather so were out and about most of the time but the cottage was a welcoming place to return to in the evenings. Well placed for the coast path and the stunning Marshwood Vale (if you don't Read moremind hills) as well as the nearby villages such as Lyme Regis and Abbotsbury so there is no shortage of things to do in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 15th June 2019

Thoroughly relaxing and wonderful week at Midlands Barn. Beautiful, comfortable cottage. Perfect location within walking distance of beach, coast walks and pubs. Good local bus service close by. Warm welcome from owners and choccies and wine very much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Mr J Lister 19th April 2019

Lovely cottage in the quiet village of Chideock within walking distance of the beach, with 3 pubs, a convenience store and farm shop within a mile radius. The cottage was very well presented with everything you would need to a comfortable stay. A welcome pack was provided including treats and fizz. Simon was a very friendly and welcoming owner, whoRead more I am sure would go out of his way to resolve any issue you might have (although we had a perfect stay so didn't need to call upon him) We would happily book to stay in the cottage again Hide

Reviewed by Mr N Roberts 8th November 2018

Great location - a short walk to Seatown beach and the Anchor Inn and the South Coast Path. The cottage is spacious, well-appointed, very comfortable and recently refurbished.

Reviewed by Mr N Roberts 27th September 2018

Excellent location: just a ten minute walk from Seatown beach; and close to the A35 for easy access to other locations in Dorset and East Devon. The cottage is light, spacious, well-appointed, comfortable. The recent refurbishment has made the cottage an excellent place to stay.

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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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Midlands Stable

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Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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