The Barn

Chedington near Crewkerne, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 915096)

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Cottage features

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

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

A delightful detached, single-storey barn conversion cottage, located adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse on a working sheep and cattle farm in a rural location amidst the glorious West Dorset countryside. Situated near the villages of Chedington and South Perrott and close to the border with East Somerset, this West Dorset cottage offers small family groups or couples an enjoyable rural retreat in a lovely Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Well-presented and comfortably furnished throughout, this West Dorset cottage features two good-sized bedrooms, the double having doors opening out onto the patio area, whilst the sitting room boasts a warming woodburning stove, a cosy place to snuggle up on a cool evening. The patio area of this Dorset cottage sits next to the farmyard where you will often see suckling cows with their young calves, or take in the extensive views beyond the farmyard across the surrounding lush countryside. A short stroll from this Dorset cottage takes you to the local pub serving real ales and good food, ideal for taking refreshment after walking the numerous byways in the area or the nearby River Parrett Trail. Visit the attractive towns of Crewkerne or Beaminster, both just a short drive away, or simply explore one of the numerous attractive villages close to your Dorset cottage. A little further afield is Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast where West Bay, the setting for Broadchurch, has a lively harbour and is well worth a visit, or explore Lyme Regis with its historic seafront and sandy beaches. Take a day trip to the family-friendly seaside resort of Weymouth and Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester, both easily accessible from this Dorset holiday cottage. A wonderful opportunity to experience a rural holiday on a charming West Dorset working farm.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small enclosed patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 8 mins walk. Note: The water comes from a natural spring which is regularly tested. Note: This is a working farm with the farmyard next to the patio. There may be associated farm smells and sounds and dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Note: Rides in the owner's vintage Daimler by arrangement.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

CHEDINGTON

Crewkerne 4 miles; Beaminster 5 miles.

The friendly parishes of Chedington and neighbouring South Perrott can be found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where west Dorset borders south Somerset. This quaint rural community is peacefully set amongst glorious countryside abounding in lovely walks, including The Parrett Trail, a 50 mile long distance footpath, which follows the River Parrett to the north Somerset coast. The charming Dorset town of Beaminster is five miles away and is renowned for its attractive hamstone cottages, whilst Somerset's Crewkerne is three miles away, boasting a thriving shopping centre and mainline station. Whilst exploring Dorset, it’s well-worth visiting Thomas Hardy’s house and discovering all that Thomas Hardy country has to offer. There's easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coast, and both Lyme Regis and West Bay offer a great day out. Alternatively, visit Yeovilton's Fleet Air Arm Museum, Forde Abbey, or Sherborne, all of which are a short drive away. A tranquil, rural base from which to explore the delights of this lovely area.

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