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Little Barn

(Ref. 1134976)

Charminster, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely delightful accommodation with all that is needed for a pleasant stay, along with a wonderful riverside garden setting."

    Centrally located, with all Coastal and Dorset Countryside within easy reach. Couldn't wish for better.

    Dear John and Gill.Thank you so much for your lovely review of Little Barn. Also for being delightful guests sending us photos of the wildlife in our garden whilst we were away.Hope to see you again.David & Kaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Little Barn was a lovely peaceful place to stay and an ideal location to visit the areas of Dorset."

    It was immaculate inside and had everything you needed. Kaz had left a lovely welcoming bunch of flowers, a cake and also some milk. The garden was lovely with visits from squirrels, birds and we also saw an egret down by the river. Would definitely stay again.

    Lovely to meet you both. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Little Barn and thank you for your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Little Barn was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, well equipped and set in a peaceful location."

    Charminster is well situated for visiting lovely Dorset and beyond. Little Barn is highly recommended by us for a relaxing break/holiday!

    Thank you Ruth for your kind review. So pleased you both enjoyed your stay at Little Barn. Kaz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub and river 0.1 miles
  • Note: No children
  • Note: Friday check-ins only
  • short break bookings do not need to commence on a Friday until the end of 2023.

The property

This beautifully presented, single-storey property sits within the owner’s stunning grounds, in the of the village of Charminster, Dorset.

Boasting a studio-style, open-plan layout with a generous lawned garden and private driveway, The Little Barn is a first-class escape for couples looking to while away to Dorset.

After a day of traversing the Dorset AONB, look forward to retreating to this little dwelling, where you can rustle up a tasty dinner from the amply-equipped kitchen before relaxing in the garden space and listening to the river run by.

Pop on the dishwasher and throw open the bi-fold doors as you bring the outside in, before freshening up in the shower room and settling down in the King size bed.

Head into the local village of Charminster and expect to find two pubs, The Gamekeeper and The Three Compasses, where you can reward yourself with a pint, whilst there is also a convenience store for grabbing the essentials.

Two miles away lies the characterful town of Dorchester, Dorset's county town and home to several interesting museums, from The Teddy Bear Museum with the earliest teddies to some of today's TV favourites, to The Keep Military Museum housed in a castle-like building with a collection, which spans 300 years and incredible views of Dorchester from the roof.

Explore the lovely Athelhampton House, just outside of Dorchester, an incredible 15th century manor house settled within a stunning landscaped Grade I listed garden dating from 1891.

Discover the many walking and cycling routes that surround Dorchester and the nearby Dorset AONB, enjoying some breath-taking scenery as you go and even spotting the local wildlife.

Break away from normality and relax at The Little Barn.

Friday Check-ins only

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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!

Friday Check-ins only
short break bookings do not need to commence on a Friday until the end of 2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas