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Oak framed open sided 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
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
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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

  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin 17th June 2022

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This was a last minute booking due to an unexpected cancellation of our booked holiday. What a surprise this is a beautiful barn conversion in lovely surroundings and it just has everything you need and all top quality it deserves it's 5 star rating. The location is great for exploring the surrounding area of Dorset and also it's many gastro pubs. Read moreWe were a party of 5 adults the eldest being 91 yrs next month and it met our needs exactly. We have already booked to go back next year . Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th June 2022

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No little welcome pack which is always appreciated but a wonderful property, comfortable and great location. Really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd May 2022

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Reviewed by Robin 15th April 2022

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Very comfortable accommodation. Excellent location with good variety of walks straight out of the door.

Reviewed by steve 7th January 2022

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Ideal for a luxury get away, can thourly recommend the saxon arms for a Sunday lunch, Bed were really comfortable and cooking facilities were great, have already recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Ged 22nd December 2021

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Great cottage. Accommodation and location proximity to the town was good - as are the local Pub/Restaurants. We had a great Xmas

Reviewed by Simon 6th December 2021

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We enjoyed an excellent winter break in this well designed holiday accommodation. We were a party of 4 couples and benefited from the privacy and comfort of 4 en suite bedrooms. The living area is comfortable and well appointed where we enjoyed dining and socialising. The location is rural and quiet but within easy driving distance of many attractiRead moreons and locations to explore. We made good use of our National Trust membership! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 19th November 2021

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Enjoyed holiday. kitchen equipment limited. House to cold

Reviewed by Yvonne 12th November 2021

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What a beautiful well equipped barn. We absolutely loved our week staying here. It was lovely to have ensuite bathrooms, all with baths and separate showers too. We wanted to use the log burner but was much to mild! Next time! So many lovely places to visit within a short drive. We would highly recommend this barn as a beautiful, relaxing place to Read morestay. Hide

Reviewed by Su 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Carolyn 17th September 2021

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Fabulous accommodation in a quiet area. Spacious and clean. High quality furnishings and very comfortable. It was the perfect place for a group of adults to stay especially as everyone had their own bathroom. You can start great walks straight from your door too. Small shop 10 minutes walk away. Highly recommended and we cant wait to return.

Reviewed by L 27th August 2021

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This property was in an ideal location for relaxing in beautiful surroundings and for sightseeing at local tourist attractions. It was very well appointed with lots of space and very practically furnished. The beds were SO comfortable. The outside space and facilities were also great. In addition, we were made most welcome.

Reviewed by David 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by David 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful accommodation, each bedroom with en suite so very suitable for a group of friends or extended family gatherings.

Reviewed by Louise 25th June 2021

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Lovely barn, great location for exploring Dorset. Spotlessly clean, good sized bedrooms and great to have en suite bathroom with both bath & shower for each.

Reviewed by Malcolm 21st May 2021

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The property was exceptional from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. A very peaceful and restful stay. Our needs were met in every way from the en suite bedrooms to the fully equipped kitchen and utility room. The staff we met were friendly and happy to assist if needed. The location was ideal as it takes you away from everyday life and dRead morerops you in the middle of the countryside where the wildlife puts on a show. Hide

Reviewed by Glen 23rd October 2020

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Lovely area and nice property but lack of tv,internet and phone service impacted on rainy days and evenings as with children we were not out late so could have done with things working properly. Building work happening from 8am each morning was noisy and intrusive. Kitchen ware needs updating as some is tired and stained Heating presented a challenRead morege also. If they get these things sorted with the area it is in it would be idylic Hide

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.

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Location

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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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