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Court House Farmhouse

(Ref. 983622)

Charmouth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely relaxing time with our family, the amenities were all we needed."

    Was lovely to see the cows and sheep with their lambs

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Apr 2024

  • "Perfect accommodation for a relaxing break for 10 adults."

    Plenty of space and well equipped. Games room a bonus. Excellent communication with the owners and appreciated a later checkout time.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Suited us very well as a three generation family. Grandparents 60 + down to 5 week old grandchild ! Facilities were brilliant and in excellent working order at the beginning and end of our stay. Thank you. Just a little note that better overhead lighting in the lounge would have helped the knitters amongst us, of an evening, because we adults did not bother to watch any television. But overall wonderful.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Mar 2024

  • "This property was ideal for our annual family get together."

    Peaceful and quiet, the hot tub and barn were ideal if it rained. Beaches are close by and cycling in the area was great. We had a lovely time and it will be on our list when we book something next year.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, they made sure we were welcome and checked with us that we ..."

    We had a lovely stay, they made sure we were welcome and checked with us that we had everything, would highly recommend this property, the games room and hot tub was an added bonus, thanks for a lovely stay

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Courthouse Farmhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great place, excellent facilities!"

    Keen to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Russ5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is in a lovely position with beaches and other attractions easily accessible a short drive away."

    The owners were available and very responsive to any queries we had. The games barn and hot tub were an excellent facility for wet days and lively children.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place (apart from the mosquitoes)."

    Spacious, clean, quiet. Spent quite a bit of time in the barn. Very pleasant but imagine could be quite chilly over the winter.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property, really spacious, great for large families."

    The games room was great fun, including the hot tub. Well equipped, and had everything you needed. There was a few minor niggles, wonky toilet seats, and squeaky beds. On the whole really clean, a few areas could have been cleaner along skirting, etc, and a few dishes. The lady who looked after the property was lovely. Would definitely use again!

    Thank you for your feedback your comments have been taken on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, comfortable property in a beautiful setting which was plenty big enough for the 9 of us from three generations to get together."

    The games barn and hot tub were well used because of the summer we have had this year and when the sun managed to shine we also loved the garden and barbecue. The cottage was very well resourced and the only minor quibble we had was that the double beds had double sized duvets which seemed a bit small! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants a big holiday house in this part of Dorset.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing location, and a beautiful cottage."

    Clean and well equipped. Would definitely recommend and book same cottage again. Minor niggles, gravel surrounding cottage made it slightly more difficult for our nan. She can't walk unaided, so entering and leaving were a little tricky, however she totally enjoyed her stay. The only other point was that some of the mattresses were a little soft for our taste, but that is personal preference and didn't spoil our enjoyment and we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were 4 couples and a toddler and the Cottage easily accommodated us."

    There were plenty of cooking/cleaning/toilet/shower facilities and room for us all inside and out. The Games barn (and hot tub) was a standout feature, as was the location - peaceful and idyllic. Thoroughly recommended if you want basic accommodation in a lovely location that takes up to 11 people.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2023

  • "One of the best equipped places we have stayed the only thing missing was a breadknife"

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8May 2023

  • "The farmhouse was very big plenty of room for all of my family lots of garden ..."

    The farmhouse was very big plenty of room for all of my family lots of garden space for the kids to play in,games room was very good kept everyone occupied hot tub was excellent we really enjoyed our weekend there enough parking for 3 cars we would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Court House Farmhouse."

    We really enjoyed our tour of the farm given by Sue, she was very informative and we loved seeing how the robotic milking machine worked, amazing! It's a great place for a family gathering, and there was something for our 3 generations to enjoy. The games room was a real winner and the hot tub was an added bonus. This isn't a criticism just a tip for anyone else booking the farmhouse, there isn't a hairdryer at the property or a separate mattress for the travel cot. But on saying that we had the best time, and have already recommended it to some of our friends and family

    Reviewed by Jennie4.4May 2023

  • "The property was excellent, in a beautiful countryside setting with everything provided that you possibly need."

    The games room was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Four ex and current NHS secretaries spent a brilliant week in Courthouse Farmhouse."

    House was very comfortable and warm. We had some wet and windy weather, but with the addition of the games barn giving us many happy hours of table tennis, darts and 9 pin bowling, we were kept very busy! Thanks to Sue for letting us see the robotic milking and the numerous calves. And thanks to Kay and your ladies for a well kept comfortable holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely farmhouse with everything we needed for a multi generational stay."

    Views from conservatory were lovely, especially early morning as the mist lifted. Ideal location for touring the area. Owners are very helpful. We shall hopefully be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Feb 2023

  • "This place was amazing, the only down side was the snooker and pool tables, as you can’t play, the tables are not straight and the balls rolled into the middle no matter what shot you took."

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. As you will see from my response to the previous feedback left, the pool and snooker table are going to be refurbished in the next month. We hope you had an enjoyable stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "Games barn not great - pool and snooker tables broken, skittles not really great condition"

    Thank you for your feedback. The pool and snooker table are going to be refurbished in the next month but they are not broken. The skittles game is different from the standard 10 pin bowl and the skittle pins are designed to sustain and show the dented area where they are hit. They are still regularly replaced so they are all in working order. We hope you will visit Court House Farmhouse again, maybe in the summer period where the games barn is warmer and dryer.   Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher2.8Dec 2022

  • "Wonky toilet seat in showeroom downstairs, otherwise perfect cottage for family in beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you to Kay for checking hot tub daily. Thank you to Sue for a very informative, interesting tour around your farm and taking the time to let children have photos on a tractor. The robotic milking was amazing. Overall , a lovely property including play barn & sauna , nice enclosed gardens,close to lovely beach @ Lyme Regis & wonderful for Fossil foredging at Charmouth beach , we all went home with Fossells.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2022

  • "Courthouse Farmhouse is a spacious, comfortable, well equipped holiday home, ideal for large family gatherings."

    Our visit was multi generational so the layout and size of property suited us very well. The country location was idyllic yet within easy reach of amenities. We spent a wonderful long weekend at the farmhouse and were sad to leave. Fully intend to return for another visit.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "As a three generation family holiday venue, we could not have chosen much better."

    The layout of the house suited us perfectly and the big kitchen/dining room have us lots of space at breakfast time. We were lucky to have fantastic weather so the big garden with all the tables and chairs gave us an alternative seating space for evenings. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Aug 2022

  • "We all had a very enjoyable time at Court House Farmhouse."

    The facilities were adequate and true to their description. Beds very comfortable and so quiet at night with no traffic noise.The views were amazing and we spent every evening playing games in the garden. The hot tub was made use of and enjoyed by all. Lovely walks through the village and interesting church to look round. The dog enjoyed it too. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at Court House Farmhouse, Garden was beautiful with amazing views, my grandchildren loved seeing the sheep in the next field to us."

    House was great & games barn was brilliant but both were a little tired & needed updating. Saying that would definitely stay there again in the future. My only downside was the very narrow road getting to & from the property.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2022

  • "I was assured the hot tub was cleaned, and it wasn't."

    It had a lot of grit in it. And the sides were very built up dirt. The fridges and freezers were off. Previous visitors underwhere behind the sofa and previous rubbish also left behind and under many of the furniture.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, which we have discussed with the owner, who disputes that the hot tub was dirty and had grit in it upon your arrival. The hot tub is emptied and refilled between bookings. There is a pump that sucks out any bits in the bottom of the hot tub. You need to use a hot tub when you are clean as the information at the house states. If you have make up, face creams, sun cream etc, it reacts with the chemicals and then causes a build up on the sides. This is also made worse when the jets are left going after use and not turned off. When the jets are left going the hot tub pumps away to maintain its heat and the bubbles generate froth which sticks to the side of the tub. The owners daughter was due to turn the fridge and freezers on in preparation for your arrival, however as you arrived earlier than the stipulated arrival time she did not manage to do this for you. A full and thorough check is done during each and every changeover including behind and under furniture. Had you notified the owners daughter of these issues during the conversation you had with her, she would have been more than happy to attend to the points you raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Mar 2022

  • "Don't know about most."

    When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised. It felt very welcoming. Lovely kitchen. Lounge ok conservatory chairs a bit hard. Thicker cushions would be nice. But lovely little room to sit in and watch the lovely view. Bedrooms fine.and the barn was great with all its games. Lovely setting and we are likely to book in next year. So thank you for giving us a very happy stay. Bente Gregory

    Reviewed by Bente4.7Oct 2021

  • "Courthouse Farm was a lovely home from home and was a super space to meet up with the whole family and two dogs."

    It was a treat to be on the farm and seeing the cows and sheep from the windows and garden . Beautiful, breathtaking views from every window. Garden itself (conveniently for us )divided in two was fenced and safe for our dogs. Facilities were generous, peaceful and close to great places to visit. Good parking, loved the jacuzzi and games barn. Host was lovely. We had a perfect week.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "Teacosy would be useful."

    Cleanliness generally could be better, particularly of kitchen shelves, cupboards and bathrooms. Otherwise just as we remembered from our last visit, 3 years ago. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Nicky3.4Sep 2021

  • "Nice, if basic, cottage."

    Ideal for a young family. The play barn was useful as was the hot tub. The Garden, however, is stunning and worth the price by itself.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Aug 2021

  • "Whilst the cottage itself was a really good size and location for our family, sadly a lot of the facilities were not up to scratch - none of us slept as the beds were really uncomfortable and 2 of the 3 showers were useless- they literally dripped so slowly it took 20 mins to wash your hair and kept running hot and cold the whole time."

    We had a power cut during our stay which was fixed within a few hours but then it left us with no hot water for the last day so couldn’t do any washing etc before we left. Lovely location and friendly hosts but the cottage and facilities really need some TLC, certainly didn’t look like it had been cleaned before we went in.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, we have spoken with the owner regarding the issues you mention, she has confirmed that the showers were checked upon your departure and are all working fine and wonders if maybe the dials were not set at the correct setting for a faster flow of water? Following the power cut a part was required for the boiler which unfortunately did not arrive until after you left. We have arranged for a quality assurance team to visit this property to carry out their annual inspection and any upgrades will be suggested to the owner if needed then. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie2.8Aug 2021

  • "Everything about the holiday was brilliant ,no problem at all ."

    Will use sykes holidays again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2021

  • "The whole cottage needs refurbishing."

    The lounge furniture has seen better days, the main kitchen units some doors are loose.The main door lock does not work correctly. some of the double glazing in the sun lounge has blown and the roof is filthy (outside) There just seemed a lack of attention to detail. I have never had a request to check the bin day, and put the bins out, especially when the owner lives next door, and the list of do's and don'ts well, you have to sign a disclaimer before you use the hot tub that is a page long (what happens if you don't sign). Overall the whole place is tired, and may be just covers the basics.

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our three generation family."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Location is beautiful, the property has loads of space and great facilities."

    Really enjoyed this place

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0May 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage with the added bonus of being on a farm."

    The children loved the cows on the field. Great location for the Jurassic coast. Charmouth just a short drive away. Lovely owners. We had the perfect weekend and we Definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "The place where it was was beautiful, the grounds are fantastic , excellent parking , ideal !"

    The overall house is good but needs some upgrading , the front door lock is very tricky and anyone with arthritis wouldn’t be able to open it . I had great difficulties.The three beds we used were uncomfortable, but ok . The washing up bowl was dirty , old and split the sharp plastic cut my 86 year old mothers finger badly , another oldish was left by the front door but no apology from the owner just that she had forgotten about it . I also found the side of a cabinet by the bed was filthy and covered in looked like drink spilt down it . I raised the cleaning in an appropriate way , and provided a picture and no come back , the hot tub was on a large shed and the straps were broken on the lid and it looked very old , and grubby , we didn’t use it . The owners have clearly had real problems at this property from people disrespecting it . Very sadly this was evident in the rule book , “ DO NOT TRASH “ do not , do not etc followed by exclamation marks . It doesn’t feel friendly or welcoming and with the lack of care from the owners eg legitimate concerns , I would not return here . There were old balloons and sweet wrappers down the side of the sofa , my concerns are that during this time cleanliness has to be 110% . The stock of equipment was excellent, the kitchens were excellent for large parties . Double glazing is in need of some attention . If you are wanting to escape to nowhere , this is lovely but don’t behave “!!!!!! “And don’t expect excellent customer service “!!!!!!! “

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are glad that you found the area beautiful and overall, the house to be good. We are however, disappointed you had some issues during your stay. If you mentioned these at the time most of your issues could have been dealt with as necessary. The hot tub water is changed for each booking and the whole barn is cleaned and sanitised during every changeover. There are safety notes on the hot tub lid about conditions of use and a copy is also kept in the information folder. We have spoken to our cleaning team with regards to your comments. Once again thank you for your comments, Please be assured we take all comments very seriously and follow up where necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek3.1Sep 2020

  • "A lovely family holiday in (Covid) safe and secure surroundings."

    Well designed house and garden with plenty of space for relaxation and for meals. The games room and hot tub where there when the beach or surrounding countryside where too much effort! Ideal for the extended family to be together after an isolated spring.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2020

  • "The property's accommodation was as described, very well appointed and comfortable."

    The owner was lovely, turned the heating on in the morning so the property was warm upon our arrival, met us in the early evening to check there were no issues and brief us on the locality. Overall an excellent find and a lovely holiday in beautiful Dorset. I am happy for you to publish our feedback but not with my e mail attached etc.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Feb 2020

  • "A lovely quiet holiday rental in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    The barn with table tennis, pool, snooker and skittles was a great success, as was the hot tub, with the three generations who stayed there. The large garden would have been a bonus had the weather been better. Easy access to many of Dorset's lovely beaches. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2019

  • "An excellent property for a multi generational holiday near the coast."

    There was plenty of room and an excellent garden. The house was well equipped, lots of fridges, washing machine and tumble drier. The beaches of Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis are all very close by. We also loved our trip around the farm.

    Reviewed by Leonora5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Cottage live exactly upto expectations as shown in photo's."

    This is located on a working farm, which we invited to go around, and the whole family enjoyed it and found it really intresting. For the week we stayed the weather was good and allowed us to make the most of all the facilites provided, as well allowing the dog to safely run in the secure garden with the kids. An ideal place to have a vacation with the whole family including granparents,with plenty of room to spare.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay for our weeks holiday, everything we needed and more."

    Adored seeing the cows in the field at the bottom of the garden every day and so did our border collie ! The configuration of the cottage was perfect for our large family, no one felt on top of each other. The beds were very comfy and the family said they hadn’t slept so well in ages. Everything you need is a very short drive away down scenic country roads which was great. The games room is something else ! The kids loved it and were entertained the whole time, including us adults. Would love to stay again and have more time to explore and couldn’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "Really good location close to lots of lovely seaside towns very quiet peaceful setting"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, plenty of room for all eleven of us."

    The garden benches were a great place to gather for a BBQ. The sports barn was really useful in the evening for family entertainment and competition. Good places to visit too - West Bay, Lyme Regis, Seaton Tramway.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation in a quiet location but within reach of some lovely beaches."

    Having taken dogs it was brilliant to have a secure garden which they could go in. Sue came and welcomed us and couldn't of been more helpful we would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "We’ve had an amazing time in Dorset our accommodation was just perfect ."

    We really didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Oct 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with child's single and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner and separate smaller kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating, electric fire
  • 2 x electric oven and hob, 2 x microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawn garden with furniture and BBQ
  • External games barn (unheated) with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, £20 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: No stag/hen, parties or similar permitted.

The property

Court House Farmhouse has been restored to provide spacious and homely accommodation amidst the gorgeous Dorset AONB, on the edge of the picturesque village of Whitchurch Canonicorum.

Surrounded by scenery, walking and cycling opportunities, and a famous coastline with wonderful attractions at your fingertips, this is a superb place to base a fun-packed outdoor break with friends and family.

The ground floor plays host to a large kitchen/diner, equipped amply and enhanced by the facilities of an extra kitchen along the hallway, assuring ample space to prepare family meals and picnics for days out in the Dorset coast and countryside.

To relax, take yourself into the welcoming sitting room which provides a TV and an electric fire for the cooler months.

Adjacent to this, you will find a glorious conservatory uplifted by full-length windows displaying superb views of grounds of the working farm that the property sits on.

Also on this level, find three pleasant bedrooms made up of two doubles and a twin, there is also a bathroom and a shower room for your convenience.

Upstairs, find two further bedrooms, one of which benefits from an extra child's bed and handy en-suite facilities, perfect for families coming to stay.

Head outside and find the tranquil lawned garden, a spacious area hosting a BBQ A private hot tub situated next to the games barn a is the perfect way to top off your day on the beach.

On rainy days the barn provides plenty of games and activities for all the family to take part in, including table tennis, pool, darts and skittles.

Avid walkers and cyclists will adore this Dorset AONB location, with a wealth of picturesque trails and miles of coastal path at your disposal.

The village famous for its ancient church of St. Candida and the Holy Cross is unique in being the only parish church in England to contain the remains of an ancient saint, and well worth a visit.

The famous Jurassic Coast lies within a stone's throw with many popular spots such as Charmouth, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Eype, Bridport all well worth a visit.

To explore this breath-taking location, bring your loved ones along to Court House Farmhouse.

Court House Farm

Court House Farm rests within the serenity of the Dorset AONB, just three miles from the lovely coastal town of Charmouth along the South West Coast Path. This spacious, yet inviting farmhouse will sleep up to 11 people, boasting its own private hot tub and a superb games barn which make this the perfect spot to bring your friends and family together for those special occasions. Enthusiasts of the outdoors can make this location their own, a myriad of idyllic paths and trails can be enjoyed right from the doorstep, while the renowned South West Coast Path runs close by. This stretch of picturesque coastline plays host to a range of popular spots, including Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Lyme Regis 2.5 miles; Axminster 5.5 miles; Bridport 6.5 miles.

Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach, world renowned for its fossils on the famous Jurassic Coast. Explore the South West Coastal path with beautiful countryside and coastal views. Lots of great walks around Golden Cap, Langdon Hill and Stonebarrow Hill. Lyme Regis has breath taking scenery, beautiful gardens and cobb wall around the harbour. Plenty to do and see with the beach, fishing, sailing, shops, restaurants, pubs, tearooms, museums, theatre and a fossil hunter's paradise.

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Note: No stag/hen, parties or similar permitted.

Note: Changeover are available only on Friday and Monday

Note: Owner will consider more than 2 pets. Call to discuss

Note: Games barn is not heated

Please Note: New Year week special offer. 5 nights from the 29th of December till the 3rd of January, for a rent of £2,117.00 - please enquire

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