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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!
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A detached barn conversion, one of three in a charming courtyard setting, with views over countryside and an adjoining golf course, set on the edge of the village of Charminster, 1.5 miles from Dorchester. Sympathetically renovated to retain many original beams, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard, and includes en-suite facilities, a pretty enclosed garden and a balcony off the master bedroom. Take advantage of the golf course next door, which hires out clubs and buggies, follow the rural footpaths, discover the stunning Heritage Coast or explore Hardy’s Wessex – a wonderful base! Note: This property is opposite Ref. 1699 Shire Cottage and together they can accommodate up to 10 people.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with beams, door to balcony and en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV with video and DVD, beams and en-suite with bath, basin and WC. Additional ground floor basin & WC. Superb fitted kitchen with central breakfast bar. Utility room. Sitting room with dining area off and electric fire.
Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with video and DVD, radio/CD player. Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair available on request. Ample off road parking. Enclosed lawned garden and patio, with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk, pub 1 mile.
Previous visitors' comments about The Coach House:
Great location for visiting Dorset. Excellent accommodation at a good price.
Mr Mckenna, Knutsford, September 2012
It is really a beautiful little house with excellent equipment.
Mr Schwoerer, Rust, June 2012
The location was excellent - so near to areas of interest but far enough away from the hustle and bustle allowing for a very relaxing break. The garden was a pleasant surprise, well laid out and private. Fresh eggs also on hand as there is a chicken farm next door, yummy!
Ms Jones, Barry, April 2012
The area was lovely and the cottage is situated in a very nice, handy spot for the Dorchester Area. We all had a very relaxed holiday.
Mrs Lomas, Bridgnorth, April 2012
The location was great; so many places to visit.
Mrs Mitchem, Sevenoaks, September 2011
The Coachouse was lovely, very well stocked. Quiet & relaxing. The main bedroom was spacious and very comfortable.
Mrs West, Eastbourne, September 2011
The house was situated in a quiet position and enabled us to tour around Dorset on a daily basis. The owners were friendly and stated if we needed anything they were there to help.
We found the lower ground style appropriate for our family needs since we have a young child. There was plenty of space for us all to move around. The facilities within the house were similar to our own home so that made the standard of living no problem to adjust to. If you want a quiet location with privacy then there is no better choice.
Mr Darby, Birmingham, August 2011
Great place. Fresh eggs every morning, convenient to main towns but without the hassle.
Mr Jones, Burry Port, August 2011
It was peaceful and quiet. There was lots of room and the owners were friendly. The location was excellent - well placed to visit the many attractions in that part of Dorset. We fully intend to return at some stage in the future.
Mr Morgan, Stockport, May 2011