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The Courtyard - Hilltop Barn

Winterborne Zelston near Wareham, Dorset (Ref. 1058078)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin with a living area
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private patio with seating barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property is self-contained and has its own private patio area
  • Note: This property only accepts children under 3's and over 12's due to the large pond on site
  • Please note: Infants do not count towards the overall occupancy
  • For drying wet clothes and boots the owner has a drying room on request.

The property

Set within the owner's grounds is this wonderfully self-contained quirky detached barn conversion, tucked away in a quiet corner of Dorset, perfect for an escape to a stunning countryside destination.

A spacious private driveway brings you right to the property, enter through contemporary bi-folding doors into a characterful setting, welcomed with traditional low-beamed ceilings and stylish fixtures into the open-plan living area.

Utilise the sleek kitchen space and delight in the fashionable amenities, with a unique black central island, resting next to a classic red brick wall, this space has everything you need to prepare delicious meals throughout your stay.

Meals can be enjoyed at the dining table, a lovely sociable space for you and your loved ones to catch up after a busy day of exploring Dorset, or use the handy breakfast bar for a quick bowl of cereal before heading out.

Spend an evening with your feet up in front of the TV accompanied by a glass of wine and snuggling with your other half, or get comfy on the plush sofa during a rainy afternoon, keeping warm with a blanket and a cup of coffee whilst you get lost in a book.

When you're ready to get some rest, withdraw to one of the two gorgeous bedrooms, either a ground-floor king-size bedroom with full access to the downstairs walk-in shower room, or the incredible first-floor twin room, hiding behind stunning princess-style canopies, accompanied by your very own living area, this space is fantastic for kids to use as their very own play room, with access to another refreshing shower room.

Rustle up a tasty burger on the barbecue, found on the enclosed outdoor patio, a lovely spot to dine alfresco on a summer's day, or enjoy a warming morning cup of tea in the autumn.

Encompassed by stunning countryside fields and tucked away on an idyllic private lane, you're just walking distance away from a choice of two pubs which serve food on an evening when you don't fancy cooking.

This gorgeous property is situated close to the historic market town of Wareham, home to a good selection of shops, restaurants, galleries, bars and a 1930s style cinema, with walks directly accessible from the property.

Explore the Isle of Purbeck, home to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site featuring Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, or venture to close by Wimborne Minster, visiting the National Trust property of Kingston Lacy House, set within extensive Gardens and boasting ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Make sure to try and complete the variety of walking and cycling routes within the Dorset AONB, and the Cranborne Chase AONB just a car ride away, both offering immense landscapes, rare wildlife and opportunities to discover plenty of nearby sandy beaches or Corfe Castle a favourite haunt for adults and children alike, all ages are captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breath-taking views across Purbeck.

Go back in time and explore Hardy’s Cottage the beautiful evocative cob and thatch cottage which is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy.

Visit family-friendly attractions nearby including Monkeyworld, the Bovington Tank Museum and Farmer Palmer's Farm Park.

Spend a relaxing break with your friends or loved ones at The Courtyard, a peaceful retreat for everyone to enjoy.

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely accommodation well located for exploring the area.”

    Enjoyed days out at Corfe Castle, Studland bay, Kingston Lacy, Lulworth Cove, kayaking from Wareham & coastal walks. Would recommend, great place for UK holiday.

    Enjoyed days out at Corfe Castle, Studland bay, Kingston Lacy, Lulworth Cove, kayaking from Wareham & coastal walks. Would recommend, great place for UK holiday.

    - Mrs Grant, June 2021

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About the location


Corfe Castle 5 miles; Poole 9 miles; Swanage 11 miles;

Wareham, affectionately known as the ‘Gateway to the Purbecks’ is an ancient Dorset waterside market town. Situated between the River Frome and quaintly named River Piddle, its charming riverside location makes the town a popular holiday destination. Dating back to Saxon times, the town was once surrounded by walls, and became an important port with boats bringing supplies up the River Frome from nearby Poole harbour. Today, the river provides a great playground, you can hire a boat from the attractive quayside and chug your way down the stream, take one of the regular organised boat trips, browse the colourful Saturday market or simply just enjoy an ice cream or a drink relaxing on the Quayside. Whilst seasonally there are also numerous popular events taking place beside the river. A short drive takes you to the Arne peninsula jutting out into Poole Harbour, a designated RSPB reserve, where you can stroll down to the water’s edge, taking in glimpses of the impressive bird population and often viewing some of the resident deer. The friendly seaside resort of Swanage is also easily accessible, where you can experience a traditional family-friendly day out on the beach, or take the coastal path and stop off for refreshment at Durlston Country Park. A real treat is to drive to nearby Corfe Castle and take the vintage steam railway to Swanage. Wareham offers visitors a super Dorset holiday destination at anytime of the year.

Region Information

Note: This property only accepts children under 3's and over 12's due to the large pond on site.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas