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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
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

  • 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.

Adjoining 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. A perfect location for enjoying the countryside or take a stroll to the main farm where guests are invited to watch the robotic milking or meet the cows and sheep. The property is nestled in the picturesque village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the lovely Marshwood Vale with its river Char which winds down to Lyme Bay at Charmouth. The historic unspoiled seaside resort and fishing port of Lyme Regis is nearby. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago. Just a short drive will take you to the lively market town of Bridport with many pubs, shop and restaurants. Just a mile south of the town is the charming fishing village of West Bay. There are many attractions in the area including Jurassic Fun Centre, River Cottage HQ, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Axe Valley Wildlife Park.

Arranged on one level, the accommodation is light and airy with high ceilings, exposed beams and an open-plan layout. In the kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Enjoy sociable meals together at the dining table nearby before putting your feet up in the welcoming lounge area, where there is a cosy wood burner, TV and DVD. There are three light and airy bedrooms, one double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, one further double bedroom and one twin bedroom. There is also a separate bathroom with overhead shower.

French doors open from the lounge area onto a sunny patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. An enclosed garden laid to lawn is beyond, an ideal spot for all the family to enjoy and for dogs to play. Off-road parking is available outside the property.

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.


This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 25th October 2019

Very friendly and helpful, nice village with pub just around the corner. The goats in the field next to us were lovely and came up when called. The working farm is a mile up the road.

Reviewed by Jo 4th October 2019

In a peaceful location with pub just up the road recommend breakfast at Annie's Cafe on A35

Reviewed by Amy 13th September 2019

Such a quiet location. The perfect cottage for our 2 year old and our dog. Enclosed garden. No steps in the property. Open plan living. Clean and uncluttered throughout. Close to the coast. Cupboards were well equipped. Bins & recycling well labelled. Parking was easy. Lovely outside patio with chairs. Comfy beds and excellent showers with lots of Read morepower. Will try and visit again when we can. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 21st June 2019

Lovely property in a great area, nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Very comfortable would stay there again, had a great time.

Reviewed by Pam 14th June 2019

Very nice property,everything we required,peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Gordon 7th June 2019

Good accommodation- more attention to detail needed

Reviewed by Peter 31st May 2019

Peaceful, countryside location, great for wildlife, lovely terrace area to sit in the sun.

Reviewed by Rachel 8th April 2019

Spacious and clean accommodation in a beautiful location!! Ideal for all the family including the dog. All being on one level makes it perfect with small children as no stairs to worry about. The secure rear garden is also great for small children and pets.

Reviewed by David 30th November 2018

The accommodation is very well thought out and very clean, tidy and well equipped. The log burner and supply of logs was a real bonus. The enclosed garden also very helpful, especially if you have children or dogs. Great pub food just up the road. Plenty of good walks. Felt it was a bit overpriced for the time of year.

Reviewed by Lynsey 8th October 2018

Perfect location for us and extremely quite during the day and night time. The enclosed garden was fantastic for our 4 month old puppy. The kitchen was very well equipt pots and pans wise though nothing at all in the cupboards like cooking oil, salt & pepper. The log burner was so warm and cosy. The pub a stone's throw away served lovely food and lRead moreet us take away when we wanted to get back to the log burner! Very easy to get to all of the beaches in the area and we loved being away from it all Hide

Reviewed by Ann 21st September 2018

The Stable is ideally located for visiting many Dorset coastal resorts. Whitchurch is a lovely quiet village so the stable provides a peaceful holiday. The accommodation is extremely well equipped and clean, all you need to take is towels and food. The garden is fenced so our dog was safe from the sheep in the field beyond haha. WiFi is a little unRead morereliable but hey your on holiday so have plenty of time to wait. Will definitely return one day as we had a great time. Hide

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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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