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Whitchurch - The Stable

Charmouth (2.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
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

  • The perfect rural retreat set in a delightful countryside setting within walking distance of the local pub
  • Explore the many rural walks from the doorstep or enjoy sundowners in the enclosed garden
  • Set in theDorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a short drive to the magnificent Jurassic Coast
Property code: 43395

This bright and welcoming converted barn offers spacious accommodation in a picturesque rural location.

Peacefully positioned in the picturesque village of Whitchurch Canonicorum lies this thoughtfully converted property, boasting spectacular countryside and farmland views. Situated on a working farm in the beautiful Marshwood Vale, an abundance of walks are available for you to explore, right from your front door. This rural getaway provides an idyllic family retreat to discover Dorset and its world-famous Jurassic Coast.

This spacious and stylish barn is arranged on one level, blending original features with modern-day furnishings and fittings. Stepping inside the property, the large open-plan living area is filled with light and provides the perfect space for the whole family to relax and socialise in. High ceilings and exposed wooden beams give a rustic atmosphere where you can sit as a family around the cosy wood burner, playing games and drinking hot chocolate. Then retire to one of the three peaceful bedrooms for some rest and relaxation, in preparation for your next adventures. French doors lead out onto a sunny patio in the enclosed garden, an ideal spot for your morning coffee before the children wake up!

Centrally positioned between coast and country, this is a great location to be based to discover some of the best that Dorset has to offer. West Bay (7 miles), known as the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast, is a vibrant and lively fishing village boasting a golden sandy beach, dramatic cliff tops, a pretty harbour and activities for all ages including fishing, cycling, diving, kayaking and paddle boarding. Just 2.5 miles the attractive seaside village of Charmouth is home to a world-renowned beach, famous for its abundance of fossils. With an old world charm this delightful village has an array of traditional amenities where you can pick up a locally made gift to remind you of your stay.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms/shower rooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC; separate WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV and DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included (suitable for browsing and emails)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 1 dog 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.

 

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Tania 1st October 2021

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A lovely week in a great sized cottage. Sally was a perfect host and on hand for any questions. Fabulous location with several beaches within 10 mins drive and two pubs nearby. Thank you, we will return!

Reviewed by Anne 24th September 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage in a great location for peace & quiet. Local pub within walking distance is great & very dog friendly! Good food & friendly staff. Beaches only 3 miles away, would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Nicola 13th August 2021

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Nicely laid out. V clean on arrival. Dishwasher tabs, bin bags etc provided, but no salt, pepper etc. Decent size garden, but be aware patio doesnt get evening sun. Would have been nice for owners to come over and welcome us at some point. Also, slug trails on internal doormat each morning which was disconcerting. Well placed for Charmouth and LymeRead more Regis. Pub v close, food ok, but not great. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by I 2nd July 2021

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A great cottage in a peaceful location, which we used as a base to explore the area. A friendly pub is a 2minute walk away and has good food at reasonable prices.

Reviewed by Laurie 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Billie 11th June 2021

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A lovely clean cottage, in a fantastic location for the south Dorset coastline which we loved exploring. 2 tips if you are coming: bring suction blackout blinds for the bedrooms, especially this time of year the curtains dont do a lot! (We ended up going out and buying some!) And if you like a nice glass to drink from bring your own! Overall we hadRead more a great stay in the stable. Hide

Reviewed by Dirk 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 28th May 2021

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Lovely, well converted and comfortable cottage in beautiful scenery a few minutes from beaches at Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis down narrow Devon lanes. Plenty of scenic walks nearby and fascinating local history. Cottage is well equipped and spacious, plenty of room for our party of 4 and a dog. Owners very helpful and friendly too. We had a gRead morereat stay boosted by beautiful weather and look forward to returning one day! Hide

Reviewed by Pamela 21st May 2021

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A lovely location overlooking the countryside. Advisable to take your own tin opener as the two given to us were out dated & difficult to use. Lovely cottages & comfortable. The pub is close by & good for a nice drink.

Reviewed by Pete 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Everything we needed for a peaceful week in fabulous Dorset. There was one minor issue that didnt bother us but was highlighted by previous guests: this was dealt with swiftly and courteously by the owner, who was friendly and helpful throughout. Our only regret was the weather was not kind enough to allow us toRead more enjoy more time to enjoy the amazing view from the patio. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 7th May 2021

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An enjoyable stay. Location quiet and picturesque with some lovely walks especially for the dog.

Reviewed by David 30th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful location. West Bay, Charmouth, Lyme Regis etc. are all within a few minutes drive

Reviewed by Elaine 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 16th October 2020

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The location is excellent, both very quiet and picturesque. The cottage is functional with very efficient heating

Reviewed by Martin 2nd October 2020

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Lovely clean cottage..Well equipped. Nice owner who was very helpful

Reviewed by Nikki 25th September 2020

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Great comfortable cottage for younger children (18 month toddler tested!) and perhaps someone not as mobile. Its all on one floor with no steps inside. Fully equipped with everything you might need and in a great location for visiting local area (By car) including Charmouth beach And Lyme Regis as well as local country walks on the doorstep. TheresRead more a pub 2 mins walk away. A wonderful host on hand if needed too. Hide

Reviewed by Kerri 18th September 2020

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Better directions to the property. Equipment - 4 sinks and 3 toilets yet only 1 hand wash in 1 toilet. We are in the middle of a pandemic and you cannot provide hand wash in every toilet / at every sink! Allow dogs but dont provide any bowls. No welcome pack - not even a pint of milk. Provide foil or / cling film. No towels in any toilets. Garden nRead moreot at all child friendly, 10 ft drop over the wall and barbed wire on the Back of fence. Curtains so thin. No Smart TV, no extra toilet rolls. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 11th September 2020

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Beautiful countryside location, local shop need a car and the same to go anywhere, local pub didnt appear to be open but it was very relaxing and perfect for child/dog overall we had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by John 28th August 2020

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Great quiet location for a family getaway

Reviewed by John 14th August 2020

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We enjoyed our stay with 3 adults ,2 children and our little dog . Very spacious and rural .Gives easy access to local areas of interest.

Reviewed by Alvin 17th July 2020

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Property in excellent location for visiting places around the Devon/Dorset border and only 15 minutes drive to beach or a nice 3 mile River walk. Comfortable clean accommodation and lovely helpful owners. We had a great week and weather was superb.

Reviewed by Neil 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 29th December 2019

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Location

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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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