The Old Stables

Charminster near Dorchester, Dorset (Ref. 10562)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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    7 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Hagon
    October 2015
    “The cottage is situated in a very ...”
    The cottage is situated in a very quiet location, extremely peaceful. The Cottage was spacious, homely and the pool table was an awesome added extra. Dorchester is only a 5 minute drive away and there's a shop only a few minutes walk away. Great location and a well presented and furnished cottage, well worth a stay.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion, one of five in a charming courtyard setting, on the edge of the pretty Dorset village of Charminster, only 1.5 miles from Dorchester.

Converted to an extremely high standard, this Charminster cottage offers quality holiday accommodation for both families and groups of friends.

There are three good-sized bedrooms in this Charminster cottage, each with en-suite facilities, together with a stylish open plan living area with an impressive fitted kitchen.

Outside this Charminster cottage is a private, enclosed decked area with patio, a great place to unwind after a day's exploring, while free range hens roam the 22 acres surrounding your Charminster cottage, with fresh eggs readily available.

There is a golf course adjacent to your Charminster holiday cottage and only a short drive away you can discover a wealth of thatched cottage villages, beloved by Thomas Hardy.

Explore the sweeping bays, craggy cliffs and scenic walks of the Dorset Heritage Coast or browse the vast array of shops and treat yourself to the local foods and produce at nearby Dorchester.

A delightful Dorset cottage providing a superb holiday home at any time of the year.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath with hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Utility with basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen with central island and breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with flame-effect electric fire.


  • Electric convector heaters with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine in utility
  • 50" wall-mounted plasma 3D TV with Freeview and surround sound system, Blu-ray DVD player, CD player/radio, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • South-facing enclosed patio and decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile.

About the location


Dorchester 1.5 miles.

The attractive scattered community of Charminster is set in the valley of the River Cerne, surrounded by glorious, unspoilt countryside. It is served by a shop and pub, yet just one and a half miles away is the bustling market town of Dorchester, with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a scenic walk around Maiden Castle, the largest hill fort in England, or visit the County Museum, which has a room devoted to Thomas Hardy, born just two miles away in Bockhampton. Just seven miles away are the glorious gently shelving beaches and picturesque harbour of Weymouth, and the rugged peninsula of Portland, linked to the mainland by Chesil Beach, part of the breathtaking World Heritage Coastline. In fact, you’ll find yourself so intoxicated by Dorset’s magic spell, you won’t want to return home at the end of your stay!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute