The Byre

Toller Porcorum, Dorset (Ref. 1000013)


  • 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/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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The property

Toller Porcorum 3.3 miles.

The Byre occupies a rural position on the fringes of Toller Porcorum in a beautiful region of Dorset.

Enveloped by natural beauty, this cosy barn conversion offers a modern feel inside and is most suited to families and friends looking for a varied holiday is this fascinating part of the UK.

The accommodation is all on ground floor, with the well-equipped kitchen hosting a fabulous range cooker among a collection of quality units, while the dining area is ideal for family gatherings and home-cooked meals.

Then you have the utility playing host to a washing machine and space to kick off your muddy walking boots at the end of the day.

Step down into the living room and unwind in front of the woodburner on a cool winter's evening, there is a TV and homely furnishings, while the exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling add bags of character.

Patio doors lead out into the garden, which you can throw open on a warm day and let in a gentle breeze as you enjoy a quiet read of a new book.

From the lounge, there is a step down into a corridor to the three bedrooms and family shower room.

First on the right is a twin bedroom with views to the garden at the rear backed by rolling hills, while the master bedroom boasts a king-size bed, wall-mounted TV and its very own en-suite bathroom.

Lastly is the double bedroom with a freestanding wardrobe and views to the front of the cottage of the surrounding countryside.

Outside, you can make the most of the lovely country garden on a warm summer's day, where there is a small pond and a seating area so you can relax with a drink.

You are positioned just a short drive away from the delightful Maiden Newton village, which offers a pleasant blend of old and new buildings surrounded by the Dorset AONB.

There is a small selection of useful amenities, including 'Le Petit Canard' restaurant, family run village shops and a traditional-style pub serving real ales and a friendly service.

A short walk will bring you to Eggardon Hill, a National Trust site of an old roman hill fort with incredible views over the Dorset countryside and out to sea.

There are lots of lovely local walks, and being dog-friendly it’s the perfect place for all the family to come and stay.

You can drive to the coast and explore the many beautiful beaches, yet you are still able to enjoy this inland, rural location and all of Dorset's finest attractions.

With the National Trust's Hardy Monument on the summit of Black Down nearby, the county town of Dorchester and the famous seaside resort of West Bay, where they filmed ITV's Broadchurch, both within easy reach, how can you miss an opportunity for a holiday at this charming abode.


  • All ground-floor - some single steps between rooms
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Front patio, enclosed rear garden with lawn, seating area and small unfenced pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Note: There is a small unfenced pond at this property, children are to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The water supply is from the on-site mineral spring - all duly checked and certificated.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Maiden Newton 2.5 miles; Bridport 8.3 miles; Dorchester 10.5 miles.

Toller Porcorum is a village in West Dorset, situated in the Toller Valley, just over 10 miles north-west of Dorchester, and 8 miles north-east of Bridport, nestling in the valley of the River Hooke. Toller Porcorum is also situated within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is almost entirely agricultural. Within the village there is a Post Office with a small shop. The nearest pub is about 2.5 miles away at Maiden Newton, where other essential services can be found. There are two important nature reserves within the village boundaries, both belonging to the Dorset Wildlife Trust, Powerstock Common and Kingcombe Meadows with a vast selection of animals and birds as well as a huge variety of wild plants and insects. Bridport is home to an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Two miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. Visit the market town of Dorchester with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. An ideal location to explore some of the best areas of West Dorset.

Region Information

Note: Property is laid out over one floor but some rooms have single step access.
Note: Access to the property is down a narrow, unmade track.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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