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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.

A countryside sanctuary overlooking pretty, pastoral scenes, this bolthole in Martinstown offers peace and tranquillity. Self-catering accommodation just the right size for two, light interiors and comfortable furnishings are stylishly infused. Offering nearby proximity to the village shop and pub, both just over 0.5 miles away, and lots of neighbouring towns, you can dip in and out of cosmopolitan life as you please.

Take two steps up and head inside to discover a welcoming open-plan living space . Flooded with light and finished with tasteful details the interior of this property  immediately creates inviting space. For relaxed evenings in, the lounge area has plenty of seating with two large sofas and a TV. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you could need including an attractive Rayburn. Cook up something delicious and sit across from each other at the dining table. Upstairs, you will find a gorgeous bedroom with Juliette balcony. With slightly reduced head height in the eaves, the bedroom is full of charm. Throw open the French doors in the summer and start your day with birdsong. From the bedroom, you can access the bathroom with freestanding bath. Outside, a private garden has a seating area and country views.

Located on a no-through lane, the property has access to a bridle way up to Hardy's Monument. Take your time exploring the local area, or head further afield. Only 4 miles away, Dorchester, with its military keep, stunning gardens and bustling high street, is a must-visit. For beach days, head to Chesil Beach (9 miles) and soak in the sun.


  • 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
  • Regret no children

This property is personally managed by Chris.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 17th January 2020

The location of the property deserves six stars. It is within easy driving distance of Portland and Chesil, West Bay, Durdle Door and Lulworth, Abbotsbury, Lyme Regis and Bridport. We were beyond lucky with the weather so everywhere looked so beautiful it made us wonder why we ever went abroad, well until the weather went back to normal January. ThRead moree cottage is comfortable and warm. The bed has a mattress which is so good we found it hard to get up! Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 28th December 2019

This is a lovely interesting building in a very good location for walking and birdwatching along the Dorset coast. We were greeted by the owner on arrival, and welcomed with fresh flowers and fruit and biscuits. We were warm and comfortable throughout our stay, and it was an excellent place to celebrate the New Year (2020).

Reviewed by Jason 20th October 2019

Perfect for a short break, very cosy. Owners very welcoming, explained everything. The location is very central if you enjoy walks along e South Coast Path and others.

Reviewed by B 4th October 2019

This pretty, well renovated cottage is in a lovely position, and is warm,comfortable and inviting as well as having a good deal more space than most properties advertised for 2 guests. Our hosts Alex and David were welcoming and helpful. For guests wanting to discover this part of West Dorset and the Jurassic Coast The Granary is ideally placed. EaRead moresy access to Dorchester and to Bridport, with its great market, community cinema and interesting independent shops. We had a great week. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 20th September 2019

The sloping ceiling above the bed and toilet occasionally caught us out. However the cottage was clean and comfortable in a lovely part of the country and we would certainly go back there.

Reviewed by David 30th August 2019

The cottage is very comfortable and cosy. The Rayburn oven gives a nice warmth to the cottage and is good to cook with. The situation is peaceful with lovely views from each window. Pretty small garden which was lovely to sit out to eat meals in. The local village pub has a friendly atmosphere and good food. The owners are friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Steve 16th August 2019

This is a beautiful cottage in a delightful area. There is plenty of space and it is nicely furnished with many personal touches. There are lovely views and a private garden area to sit out in. The bed is extremely comfortable and we slept very well. Alex and David are great hosts and were very helpful when required.

Reviewed by R 21st June 2019

Excellent cottage in a fantastic location to explore the Jurassic coastline

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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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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