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The Barn

(Ref. 915096)

Chedington near Crewkerne, Dorset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place very friendly."


    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were made very welcome by our host, Julian."

    The Barn was very spacious and most comfortable. The property was very well equipped. The location was ideal for touring the area and we were able to visit Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire during our stay. We loved being part of a working farm and we enjoyed seeing the donkeys and pig.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Barn."

    It was clean, warm and cosy. Julian was a great host and introduced us to the donkeys, Kylie and Dolly, and to the pigs. We're already looking to see when we can return!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the barn."

    The owner Julian was so helpful and friendly. The barn was spotless, when we arrived, and had everything we needed. It’s a lot bigger than it looks in the photos. Wonderful views from the patio, although the weather wasn’t that kind to us. Will definitely be back, and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the Barn & Julian was very friendly & welcoming."

    It was quite nice staying at a farm & seeing the animals in the mornings. The local pub on the main road was also great & the food was first class (if a little expensive!) The property itself was warm & comfortable and very spacious. The only thing I would suggest as an improvement would be, the provision of a kitchen roll & perhaps more than one toilet roll in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Clayton4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Barn."

    The place is very spacious, the photos don't do it service. The views are amazing and the pub down the road is only a walking distance and was such a great place to have nearby. The location is great, one of the nearest beaches is West Bay, only 20mins by car. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Maria Patricia4.7Aug 2023

  • "An amazing barn conversion."

    So comfortable and was so much better than the photos showed. It was a pleasure to stay here. Julian the owner was around on the farm and we learned quite a lot about the area from him. We'd love to visit again

    Reviewed by Teena5.0Jun 2023

  • "Julian was a fantastic and friendly host, always willing to stop for a chat and he introduced his brother to us."

    My wife expressed an interest in seeing his bull and he actually drove her up to the field it was in. A really nice man.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2023

  • "Julian and Jonathon were very friendly and welcoming."

    The Barn is very comfortable and has everything you could need and more. The bed was very comfortable and shower great. The setting is lovely and great views from the pub nearby. We had a great week visiting the coast,. towns and lovely villages in Dorset.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage with everything needed for your comfort."

    Julian was happy to chat anytime and immediately left what he was doing to try and get the wi-fi working when it suddenly went down. Would recommend to family and friends and hope to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2023

  • "Great experience all round."

    Everything was immaculate and spotlessly clean. Julian was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect retreat with a perfect host."

    Would highly recomend

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Roomy, comfortable and warm with all the necessary items to make your stay great."

    Julian is a perfect host too. Great central position for visiting Dorset, South Somerset, East Devon and West Wiltshire with plenty to see and do you'll soon fill your weeks away! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "My sisters and I recently stayed at The Barn."

    We had a lovely time. The owner was very helpful and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The barn itself is lovely and the wood fire is an absolute bonus. There’s a lovely local pub within easy reach and surrounding countryside is beautiful, with Lyme Regis just a short drive away. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent - friendly owner."

    Very clean facilities and quiet location.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    We loved seeing the animals every morning & evening & enjoyed feeding them carrots. Julian & Jonathan were great hosts and really made us feel at home. The cottage is really spacious, we loved using the log burner and the bed was really comfortable. The WiFi is a bit dodgy, but it’s a small price to pay for such a wonderful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Everything was just right."

    Many thanks

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    It was in a lovely area with great views and a pub within a few minutes walk. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. We had many a chat with him through our week there and he would always make time for us. This is a cottage we would definitely return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved staying here, Julian is a great host and we had some very entertaining chats."

    Ideally located for exploring the area and the cottage is clean, spacious and comfortable - what more could anyone want

    Reviewed by B5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at the Barn"

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Barn."

    Julian was a fantastic host so kind friendly and helpful. The Barn was just amazing it had everything you needed and the layout was so spacious and comfortable and the bed was super comfy. We will definitely visit again soon!!! We had a truly wonderful time at The Barn thank you Julian

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2022

  • "Had a nice stay at the barn even if the weather wasn't that good, owner very welcoming."

    Thank you to Julian.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings and the farm animals made me smile especially the donkeys. Used the wood burner and local pub worth visiting.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had the most relaxing week away at The Barn."

    The property is extremely comfortable and very spacious. Great beds, powerful shower and a lovely log burner for the winter evenings. There are great views from the barn and it was lovely to see the donkeys in the farm yard each morning. Very friendly owner. I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for a relaxing break in Dorset.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2021

  • "An absolutely delightful cottage, lots of room and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic , very clean one of the nicest we have stayed in ."

    Exeded our expectations facilities faultless. Julian the owner very friendly. Outstanding views. Being on the farm was something different but really enjoyed the setting. Plenty to do . Excellent Pub 2-3 mins away with wonderful views from the beer garden and very good menu. Cottage location to explore Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Would definitely come back again and recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2021

  • "Friendly welcome from our host, all facilities in good condition and beautifully clean."

    Peaceful location with super views. Ideal for exploring Somerset and Dorset. Great to see the farm animals.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant location."

    The barn is much bigger than we expected. The photos don’t do it justice. The local pub is excellent and only 2-3 mins walk away.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped holiday barn, all mod cons and all in very good order."

    Enjoyed our weeks stay very much - situated in a very rural area but a good base to explore the whole of Dorset. Loads of little villages around with craft and interesting places to explore. Very friendly family and although its a working farm - the animals are very quiet - and the silence at night is brilliant. Plenty to do right across Dorset and plenty for children as well

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very clean and spacious property."

    Very friendly welcome. Beautiful villages and walks in the area. Long distance views of the countryside from the patio which overlooks the farmyard. Hoping to return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly & helpful hosts definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Mick4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely week away."

    The owner was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The boys got to bottle feed the lambs, watch the calves feeding and meet the donkeys. The Barn was exceptionally clean on arrival and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend and will visit again.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday, superb location, wonderful views, comfortable and spacious accommodation, furnished simply & not fussy."

    Just a very short walk to the Winyards Gap pub for good food.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2021

  • "Barn was simple but beautiful, being so close to the donkeys, sheep and cows was just wonderful."

    Our host was super welcoming and friendly. We would come again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage is much bigger than it looks in the pictures."

    Lovely to have a supply of logs and kindling for the woodburner. Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a lovely week, the cottage was a fantastic place to relax which was what we needed."

    It's bigger than the photos on the website make it look! very nicely furnished, and very peaceful - just the sounds of the working farm. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great stay, Julian and his wife were very helpful and the barn was ideal for us ..."

    Great stay, Julian and his wife were very helpful and the barn was ideal for us being on one level as we had two disabled people for the week lovely rural spot for venturing out to local attractions and the coast, well laid out with large spacious rooms plenty of facilities for our needs very enjoyable

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Aug 2020

  • "Perfect location for a retreat from the busy world."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2019

  • "Really beautiful cottage, everything catered for, spotlessly clean, really friendly owner."

    Loads bigger than expected! No problems at all.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2019

  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of the accommodation."

    The location set in the Dorset hills was great for going out and about. It is a working farm and we loved the mooing cows and braying donkeys! Thanks to farmer Julian and Vanessa for their warm welcome and the eggs! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay."

    Everything was as expected. Beds were really comfortable. Lovely being on working farm. Good place to get to everything.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Generally a good holiday good accommodation but small items were missing."

    When you pay for a holiday you expect to have some basics for your arrival. I appreciate it is self catering but upon our arrival we couldn'[t find any toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, the washing up liquid was empty and there were no dishwasher tablets.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.4May 2019

  • "Fantastic views and beautiful setting."

    Owners so lovely and kind. Property well equiped and very clean.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, rooms much bigger than the photos suggest!"

    Great base for exploring Dorset.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely barn, fully equipped with beautiful scenery."

    Had a really relaxing week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Mar 2019

  • "The property was absolutely amazing."

    The pictures do not do it justice in terms of size! it is lovely and spacious, even with 4 people. The owners are wonderful people, so friendly and helpful including fresh eggs every morning. the views are wonderful from the property and on the last morning, we were able to watch the sun rise over the hills. definitely worth a visit and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Terrific cottage, very spacious and part of a working farm."

    Daughter was very excited to see donkeys, cows and sheep. Owner lovely and very welcoming. Expect we’ll make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a lovely family holiday."

    The Barn exceeded expectations, with the rooms being larger than the impression the photos give. The views across the valley are lovely and the girls liked being able to see the cows, calves and sheep from the windows. The Barn is ideally located for many days out, we visited Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Abbotsbury and many other places. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is on a working farm, the farmer is a very nice chap - who just makes sure your ok and then leaves you to enjoy your holiday."

    The farm is very clean and there were no farm yard smells, just a lovely quiet place. Comfortable cottage, there were two of us but it would easily take four - all rooms, including the bathroom, are of a good size with a nice clean feeling. The view around the cottage is spectacular. There is a lot to see in this area. We enjoyed Bridport, Lyme Regis, Forde Abbey and Sherborne house and the local country is beautiful. Pub down the road, short walk, is good and has a garden with a lovely view.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "We had a brilliant holiday."

    Cottage was everything we could hope for. Owners were very nice and friendly. Only small thing I found difficult (bearing in mind I am elderly) was the steep step out of the door to sit in the sun We couldn't have wished for a better holiday. Hope to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Barn was a lovely place to stay."

    It was extremely spacious with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. We were lucky with the weather but the evenings could still get chilly. Having a log burner was a bonus. Not only did it keep the rooms warm but it was very relaxing and made the pla e even more homely. The views from the accomodation are lovely overlooking a valley. There were cows with calves in the field nearby and sheep on the hillside opposite. We even saw a green woodpecker at very close quarters searching for grubs on the lawn opposite the living room window. A real 'bird's eye view'. There are lots of lovely towns and villages to explore without having to travel too far. The local pub is within walking distance and serve excellent food. They do an excellent carvery on Sundays. This was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and I would certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Cecilia5.0Jun 2018

  • "The accommodation was really spacious and the location good."

    Owner a very friendly and helpful guy.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Mar 2018

  • "Our third visit to the barn."

    That should say it all

    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Mar 2018

  • "Great location."

    Pub just across the road,very friendly staff and great food. The farm road/track is very clean and smooth and is better than a lot of our roads!!! The barn was very very clean and extremely well equipped. Good starter pack of logs. The owner Julian was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend this property to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Claire4.8Dec 2017

  • "The accommodation was bigger than it looks and was in a nice setting"

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Dec 2017

  • "The Barn is much bigger than the photos suggest"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2017

  • "There seemed to be no wifi, not a problem as enjoyed the break from the ..."

    There seemed to be no wifi, not a problem as enjoyed the break from the electronic world , how ever was the end of the world for our teenage daughter , loved the cottage

    Reviewed by Edward4.6Jul 2017

  • "The pictures do not do the property justice."

    The room size was far greater than the pictures implied. The owners were very friendly and not at all intrusive.

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Jun 2017

  • "Directions could be clearer"

    Reviewed by Paul4.2Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous property lovely owners, peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Deborah4.8Mar 2017

  • "The property was excellent and the owners were very nice."

    A more comprehensive "welcome pack" with instructions on the central heating programmer, cooker, etc would be a good idea.

    Reviewed by Charles4.6Feb 2017

  • "This cottage was in an ideal location for us."

    Beautiful setting and ideally placed for a range of places and activities to visit. The property was roomy, clean and very comfortable. The owner was both friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday there.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2016

  • "Good location to get to Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Poole, Yeovil."

    Narrow roads around villages. Beautiful scenery. Barn owner was very friendly. Pub is easy walking distance but across a road that you need to be careful of. Also booking for a meal is fairly essential. Driveway into farm and to the Barn is very good. Directions given were accurate. All in all a very good experience.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2016

  • "Ideal for a quiet break."

    Plenty of places to see around the area. Very spacious cottage and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.4Sep 2016

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2016

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sorry, no pets and 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

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.

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About the location


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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