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Whitchurch - The Hayloft

Charmouth (2.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming detached barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting
  • Original features retained throughout adding plenty of character
  • Enclosed garden with seating area offering breathtaking views
  • Relax by the wood burner in the evening or stroll to the local pub
  • Adjoining working farmland with farm activities
  • Close to the unspoiled seaside resort of Lyme Regis
Property code: 43398

Sympathetically converted to retain original charm throughout, this spacious renovated barn enjoys a tranquil countryside location.

Situated on the edge of working farmland, the accommodation is one of two detached barn conversions which have been designed with great care and style to make the most of the views. Guests are welcome to set out on foot from the property and head for the main farm where various activities are available, including watching the robotic milking or meeting the cows and sheep. Walk a little further and you will reach the picturesque West Dorset village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the lovely Marshwood Vale, with its River Char winding down to Lyme Bay at Charmouth. Lyme Regis, with its historic Cobb and harbour, is nearby as is the bustling market town of Bridport, which boasts many pubs, shops and restaurants. Just a mile south of Bridport is the charming fishing village of West Bay. Attractions include Jurassic Fun Centre, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Axe Valley Wildlife Park.

Stepping inside, the accommodation is open plan, light and airy with exposed beams and original barn windows. In the modern kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Enjoy sociable meals at the dining table nearby before settling down in front of the wood burner for a cosy evening watching the TV or a DVD. A step up leads to the ground floor bathroom and also one double bedroom, which has a door opening onto the garden. Heading upstairs on the first floor there are two more bedrooms. Firstly, a double bedroom with exposed beams, a skylight and en-suite shower room, together with an impressive triple room with an en-suite bathroom, ideal for children.

Moving outside there is an enclosed garden overlooking the farmland where you may be able to watch some of the farm animals going about their daily business. Relax on the sunny decked area where there is garden furniture and also a BBQ, perfect for those summer days. The lawn garden beyond offers a safe space for children and dogs to play. Off-road parking is available outside the property.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – on the ground floor is 1 double, on the first floor is 1 en-suite double and 1 en-suite triple with 3 single beds
  • 3 bathrooms/shower rooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC; 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included (suitable for browsing and emails)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome (please kindly note dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Farm activities: guests are welcome to visit the main farm which is a mile along the road, or less than a mile on foot across the fields - here you can watch the robotic milking or meet the cows and sheep
  • Complex of 2 properties
  • Beach and shops 3 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Towels included for bookings made after 26th November 2019. Any booking prior to this date the original arrangements stand, please refer to your booking confirmations for further details.

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Bryan 14th February 2020

We loved it ! Great for Grandchildren and Grandparents. Wonderful Farm Tour and everyone was more than helpful.

Reviewed by Sally 30th August 2019

Overall a lovely cottage in a very peaceful and tranquil setting about 3/4 mile from the sea. No light pollution so star gazing was amazing.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd August 2019

Perfect location for Charmouth beach and Lyme Regis. Cottage was just right for 6 adults and a 3 year old. Plenty of parking space and a great pub just up the road.

Reviewed by Tom 19th July 2019

Our second visit to the cottage, we love it there as its such a lovely peaceful location... will definitely be back

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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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