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Stylish and spacious detached property with ample off road parking
Enjoy some al fresco dining on the south facing terrace
Views from the property on to open countryside
Stunning open-plan living with vaulted ceiling
Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen with range oven and hob
Feature vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and chandeliers
View towards the detached property and private enclosed terrace
Super-king-size zip-and-link which can be a twin on request
All bedrooms have countryside views
All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
All bedrooms are beautifully finished
Twin zip-and-link which can be a super-king-size on request
All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and separate showers
Super king-size zip-and-link which can be a twin on request
Luxury bed linen and countryside views from every bedroom
All bedrooms have TVs
All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
Twin zip-and-link which can be a super-king-size on request
All bedrooms have countryside views
All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
Looking across the terrace towards the oak framed open sided summer house
Oak framed open summerhouse with a table tennis table, seating and a fridge
Challenge your companions to a game
Relax in the seating area and admire the views
Stunning property set in a rural location
Footpaths directly from the doorstep
Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
Nearby Hardy's monument overlooking the coastline
1 / 30  Stylish and spacious detached property with ample off road parking
2 / 30  Enjoy some al fresco dining on the south facing terrace
3 / 30  Views from the property on to open countryside
4 / 30  Stunning open-plan living with vaulted ceiling
5 / 30  Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
6 / 30  Well-equipped kitchen with range oven and hob
7 / 30  Feature vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and chandeliers
8 / 30  View towards the detached property and private enclosed terrace
9 / 30  Super-king-size zip-and-link which can be a twin on request
10 / 30  All bedrooms have countryside views
11 / 30  All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
12 / 30  All bedrooms are beautifully finished
13 / 30  Twin zip-and-link which can be a super-king-size on request
14 / 30  All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and separate showers
15 / 30  Super king-size zip-and-link which can be a twin on request
16 / 30  Luxury bed linen and countryside views from every bedroom
17 / 30  All bedrooms have TVs
18 / 30  All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
19 / 30  Twin zip-and-link which can be a super-king-size on request
20 / 30  All bedrooms have countryside views
21 / 30  All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
22 / 30  Looking across the terrace towards the oak framed open sided summer house
23 / 30  Oak framed open summerhouse with a table tennis table, seating and a fridge
24 / 30  Challenge your companions to a game
25 / 30  Relax in the seating area and admire the views
26 / 30  Stunning property set in a rural location
27 / 30  Footpaths directly from the doorstep
28 / 30  Take a trip to West Bay and explore the Jurassic coastline
29 / 30  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
30 / 30  Nearby Hardy's monument overlooking the coastline

Woodbury Meadow Barn

Dorchester (5mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
  • Network of countryside walks direct from the property
  • Relax in the oak framed open summerhouse – an idyllic, peaceful area to relax and watch the sun go down
  • 2.5 miles from the pub at Sydling St Nicholas, rated one of the prettiest small villages in Dorset
  • Dorchester is just 5 miles with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • Excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season
  • Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of West Bay and Weymouth
Property code: 42204

This stylish detached barn conversion offers luxury accommodation with far reaching countryside views. Quietly situated down a private lane in a beautiful rural setting, yet is within easy reach of the coast.

Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, this detached barn conversion offers spacious and stylish accommodation with far-reaching views. Sleeping eight, it has been sympathetically converted to retain much of its original charm through exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, with the welcome additions of a cosy wood burner, TV/DVD and Rangemaster electric oven. Spend your days strolling through the countryside, browsing the towns of Dorchester, Sherborne or Yeovil, or exploring the coastline which can be found just 10 miles away.

Spacious, bright and homely, this modern barn conversion is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse county. At one end of the large main living space is a generous kitchen area, complete with shaker-style units, a sociable breakfast bar and contemporary appliances. Dine overlooking the patio at the large table in the centre of the room before settling in for a cosy evening in front of the roaring wood burner. Each of this property’s four bedrooms has been elegantly finished in soft muted tones with antique furnishings and chic modern en-suite bath or shower rooms. Two sets of glazed doors open from the kitchen/dining area onto a sunny patio adorned with colourful beds and rattan furniture for summer BBQs. In an oak-framed summer house, there is a table tennis table and fridge - perfect for evening entertainment.

Set out on foot to explore the rolling chalk downlands of this picturesque area of Dorset before stopping for a bite to eat at one of the local pubs in Sydling St Nicholas (3 miles), Stratton (2.5 miles) or Charminster (4 miles). For fishing enthusiasts, guests can arrange with the owner to fish on either the privately-owned 4-mile stretch of the River Frome or on the private fishing lake near the property. Or, to get even closer to the water, head to the coast for a dip in the sea at Weymouth (14 miles), West Bay (16 miles) or Chesil Beach (14 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – zip-and-link beds which are all made up as super-king-size (or can be made into a twin bed configuration on request at time of booking)
  • 4 en-suite bathrooms and 1 separate WC
  • Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner with a reasonable supply of logs (more can be purchased)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • TV in lounge and bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Regret no pets
  • BBQ available
  • Guests can arrange with the owner to fish on the privately owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome, the owner can arrange for guests to have use of equipment and an instructor
  • Beach 11 miles, shop 1 mile and pub 2.5 miles
  • This property can be booked with Woodbury Meadow Stables (property code 75244) subject to availability, which sleeps 6

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynette 2nd October 2020

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Very well equipped especially the kitchen. Lovely open plan layout. Excellent en suites to all bedrooms. Suited our needs perfectly in a lovely peaceful location.

Reviewed by Joyce 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by John 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th September 2020

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Very suitable for adults as each bedroom has its own en-suite. On our visit there was only 2 couples but we each had our own wing which helped with social distancing and the living space is open plan and spacious especially when only 4 sharing.

Reviewed by Hannah 28th August 2020

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The cottage is amazing, its beautiful, clean, spacious and very well equipped. Its in a great location and Weymouth is a lovely sandy beach. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Helen 21st August 2020

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We are a hard group to please but this lovely barn was pretty much perfect for our 3 generation family holiday. It was beautifully furnished and brilliantly equipped with an excellent layout and in a great location. It passed the 'could we spend a day here' question with flying colours - our benchmark of quality.

Reviewed by Brian 31st July 2020

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Very well appointed, spacious and good quality accommodation in a very peaceful rural location but ideally located for short drive to beaches.

Reviewed by Colin 21st February 2020

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We loved the house it was very clean and very well laid out. The owner came around to make sure everything was ok, so kind. We all loved it and would return again

Reviewed by Heather 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Kathleen 23rd September 2019

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Its a very comfortable well equipped and clean converted barn . Lots of comfortable seating outside .

Reviewed by peter 23rd August 2019

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Excellent accommodation and location ,Beds are massif! Easy access and not far from Weymouth.

Reviewed by Erwin 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Michael 12th July 2019

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The property is recently renovated. It is well-equiped and tastefully decorated. There are 4 double bedrooms each with a good ensuite. It was a pleasure to stay there.

Reviewed by Denise 31st May 2019

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Perfect for a family get together. Spacious with lovely bedrooms with en suites. Very peaceful. Highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd May 2019

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The cottage is in a perfect location for peace and quiet. There are plenty of excellent walks directly from it. It is very well equipped and decorated to an excellent standard.

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Stylish and spacious detached property with ample off road parking
Enjoy some al fresco dining on the south facing terrace
Views from the property on to open countryside
Stunning open-plan living with vaulted ceiling
Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
Well-equipped kitchen with range oven and hob
Feature vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and chandeliers
View towards the detached property and private enclosed terrace
Super-king-size zip-and-link which can be a twin on request
All bedrooms have countryside views
All bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms with baths and showers
Show 18 moreAll bedrooms are beautifully finished

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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