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The Granary - Martinstown

Martinstown, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming former granary sleeping two
  • A rural and tranquil getaway to the countryside
  • Less than a mile away from a welcoming village pub and handy shop
  • Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Head south to Weymouth to enjoy a typical slice of seaside life along the Jurassic Coast
  • Explore the historic riverside town of Dorchester, home to Maiden Castle and Max Gate
Property code: DC172

A lovingly restored former granary sitting in an idyllic location within a quiet village, perfectly situated to explore the town of Dorchester and the enchanting Jurassic Coast and its attractions.

Situated between the peaceful villages of Winterbourne, Steepleton and Martinstown, this cottage enjoys a rural location that promises a relaxing retreat to the countryside. Attached to the owner's home with fields all around, don your walking shoes and explore the surrounding countryside; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by foot, before taking refuge in the local pub located less than 1 mile from the cottage. The historic town of Dorchester, home of the Dinosaur Museum, Maiden Castle and charming shops and eateries is just 4 miles away. Travel 8.5 miles south to arrive in Weymouth, home to a colourful harbour, the Jurassic Skyline exhibition and a beautiful sandy beach.

Make your way up two steps and into the welcoming open-plan triple aspect living space compromised of the kitchen, lounge and dining area. The comfortable lounge area offers two sofas so you can sit back and relax in front of the TV following a day along the coast. Behind the lounge sits the bright and airy kitchen area complete with a Rayburn, drier, dishwasher, Butler sink, fridge with ice-box and French doors to the garden. Enjoy a spot of home cooking before sitting down to the well-lit, spacious dining table. There’s also a WC located on the ground floor. When the day is done, make your way upstairs to the restful bedroom with 5ft double bed, offering enviable views from its very own Juliette balcony with French doors. Please note, there is reduced head height above the bed. Next door, you’ll find a spacious bathroom boasting a freestanding bath; perfect for long candlelit soaks.

There’s much to appreciate outside also. To the rear of the cottage sits a private garden complete with gravelled seating area and well-maintained lawn. Enjoy a morning coffee as you soak up your countryside surroundings or throw down a picnic blanket and enjoy an afternoon in the sun with your favourite book or magazine, or simply make the most of the wonderful views as far as the eye can see. The cottage offers off-road parking.

  • 1 bedroom with 5ft double bed (reduced height above bed)
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath (no shower)
  • Hob, Rayburn oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Outside seating area and terrace
  • Central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and Shop within 1 mile
  • This property does not accept children

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr R Craven 17th April 2019

Beautiful cottage spotless, high quality furnishings

Reviewed by Mrs H Mansell 20th October 2018

A beautiful cottage, cosy and clean, lovely views out. The location is great for visiting so many places in the area both east and west along the coast. The owners were very friendly and the freshly cut flowers, biscuits and milk on arrival were 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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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