A short drive to Charmouth beach
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Take a trip to Lyme Regis
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Whitchurch - The Hayloft

Charmouth (2.5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming detached barn conversion in an idyllic rural setting overlooking farmland
  • Many original features retained throughout adding plenty of character
  • Enclosed garden with seating area offering breathtaking views across the rolling countryside
Property code: 43398

Sympathetically converted to retain original charm throughout, this spacious renovated barn enjoys a tranquil countryside location.

Situated on the edge of working farmland, the accommodation is one of two detached barn conversions which have been designed with great care and style to make the most of the views. Guests are welcome to set out on foot from the property and head for the main farm where various activities are available, including watching the robotic milking or meeting the cows and sheep. Walk a little further and you will reach the picturesque West Dorset village of Whitchurch Canonicorum in the lovely Marshwood Vale, with its River Char winding down to Lyme Bay at Charmouth. Lyme Regis, with its historic Cobb and harbour, is nearby as is the bustling market town of Bridport, which boasts many pubs, shops and restaurants. Just a mile south of Bridport is the charming fishing village of West Bay. Attractions include Jurassic Fun Centre, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and Axe Valley Wildlife Park.

Stepping inside, the accommodation is open plan, light and airy with exposed beams and original barn windows. In the modern kitchen area you will find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Enjoy sociable meals at the dining table nearby before settling down in front of the wood burner for a cosy evening watching the TV or a DVD. A step up leads to the ground floor bathroom and also one double bedroom, which has a door opening onto the garden. Heading upstairs on the first floor there are two more bedrooms. Firstly, a double bedroom with exposed beams, a skylight and en-suite shower room, together with an impressive triple room with an en-suite bathroom, ideal for children.

Moving outside there is an enclosed garden overlooking the farmland where you may be able to watch some of the farm animals going about their daily business. Relax on the sunny decked area where there is garden furniture and also a BBQ, perfect for those summer days. The lawn garden beyond offers a safe space for children and dogs to play. Off-road parking is available outside the property.

  • 3 bedrooms – on the ground floor is 1 double, on the first floor is 1 en-suite double and 1 en-suite triple with 3 single beds
  • 3 bathrooms/shower rooms - 1 en-suite shower room with WC; 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC; 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included (suitable for browsing and emails)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome (please kindly note dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Farm activities: guests are welcome to visit the main farm which is a mile along the road, or less than a mile on foot across the fields - here you can watch the robotic milking or meet the cows and sheep
  • Beach and shops 3 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Roger, 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Sheila, 15th April 2022

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A beautiful quiet setting with the added bonus of sheep & lambs in the field just beyond the garden fence. Lovely garden area for children, with added bonus of washing line & charcoal BBQ. Plenty of outside parking for 3 cars. The Hayloft was clean & comfortable & the owner's daughte,r who lives in the adjacent farmhouse, came to check everything wRead moreas ok. Kindly dried & posted some trainers to us after they got stuck in the washing machine before we left!! Hide

Reviewed by Gary, 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Michael, 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jill, 4th March 2022

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Superb location. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Friendly and welcoming host. Lovely log burner with endless supply of logs.. Adequate accommodation for 7 adults with the 3 sofas and selection of en suite shower/toilet facilities but the one 3 bedded bedroom & the lounge area of the open plan space, makes it most ideal for a family group for whRead moreich we would highly reccommend it.. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra, 30th December 2021

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Reviewed by Lawrence, 12th November 2021

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Great stay at the hayloft. Good location close to charmouth and Lyme Regis. Log burner was a real hit with us.

Reviewed by Alan, 29th October 2021

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Excellent accommodation set in a very pretty village, not far from many attractions.

Reviewed by Peter, 8th October 2021

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Charming cottage with generous sleeping and bathroom accommodation in a great location.

Reviewed by Sandra, 24th September 2021

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This has the potential to be a lovely property. However all the bedding and towels need replacing urgently and the property was far from clean. The fridge freezer was dirty on arrival and had to be cleaned before it could be used. All of the appliances are temperamental to say the least and the oven turned itself off in the middle of cooking on morRead moree than one occasion. Sorry to say we would not stay again Hide

Reviewed by Lynne, 6th August 2021

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Lovely house with wonderful views. Perfect enclosed garden for the dogs. Three comfy sofas. Everything we needed. Short walk to Five Bells pub. Easy drive to Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Bridport etc. Would definitely stay at The Hayloft again. Would have liked a 5ft bed in the downstairs bedroom as my husband is a big man!

Reviewed by Nicola, 30th July 2021

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Lovely house in an excellent location (especially when you want to be on/near a farm). Sally was lovely and always on hand to help if needed. The dairy farm visit is highly recommended and Sue was a fantastic host!

Reviewed by Becky, 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Janet, 22nd June 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy, 11th June 2021

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Lovely spacious accommodation in the perfect setting. Located in a quiet village, with beautiful countryside views whilst also being central to all local attractions and beaches. Sally the host was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her.

Reviewed by Jeanette, 4th June 2021

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Clean property. Well equipped. Good location as quiet and rural but also only 20 mins drive to beaches. Nice garden for the children to play but bring own balls, bats etc.. walks from the property. Local pub only 5 mins away but closed Mondays.

Reviewed by Pamela, 21st May 2021

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The Cottages are lovely, well fitted out & ideal for families & friends. A rural location overlooking the countryside with sheep grazing. The owners are friendly & very helpful. Transport is needed.

Reviewed by P, 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Alison, 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Richard, 23rd October 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic rural location. Lovely evenings by the log burner. Lots of footpaths over the fields to walk the dog and a 5-10 min drive to the beach. The cottage had everything we needed and Sally was next door for any help / questions etc. Would recommend and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Christine, 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Liobhan, 25th September 2020

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Good pub serving food a short walk from house

Reviewed by Paul, 18th September 2020

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Great weekend away Quiet location but ideal base easy access to Lyme, West Bay, Bridport etc Will be back !

Reviewed by James, 11th September 2020

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Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage. So clean. Great location. Our farm tour was a great added bonus!

Reviewed by Kerry, 4th September 2020

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A beautiful property on the edge of farmland. We loved seeing the goats and sheep at the back of the garden - they are very placid and dog friendly. Well equipped cottage and lots of space. Perfectly located for Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Bridport.

Reviewed by David, 21st August 2020

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Despite a few niggles, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the Hayloft, great views from the lawn and decking. The village and church and surrounding areas were a delight.

Reviewed by Vickie, 7th August 2020

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The Hayloft was lovely and comfortable. It had excellent utensils for cooking and crockery. We found the location excellent for days out to various places. Would love to return in the future

Reviewed by Tom, 17th July 2020

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Great cottage in a lovely quiet location, perfect for young families

Reviewed by Emma, 10th July 2020

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Comfortable well equipped cottage in peaceful location. Lovely owner on hand. Local pub a few minutes walk up the road. Good parking. Beach a short drive away. Beautiful views. Plenty of dog friendly walks & places to visit.

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