A short drive to Charmouth beach
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
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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

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.

  • 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 shower room and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • 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
  • Please note – EV cars cannot be charged from the property under any circumstances, the nearest EV charging points can be found in nearby Charmouth, Chideock, West Bay, Bridport and Axminster
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul, 9th February 2024

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Just returned from a lovely weeks holiday with my Wife, Daughter, Son in Law, Grandson & 2 dogs. The Hayloft is a very well presented dog friendly property in a beautiful country village, with 3 good-sized bedrooms, 2 being on suite. 3rd toilet shower room on ground floor. Large comfortable lounge with log burner, dining room & well equipped kitcheRead moren. Decking area leading onto safe, enclosed lawn area with lovely views over the countryside. Parking for 2 cars. Sally the owner is very pleasant. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 29th December 2023

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We were delighted with the cottage and location. Excellent position for exploring the area. The cottage had all we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Will definitely book again if we revisit the area.

Reviewed by Ann, 28th October 2023

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A brilliant property in a beautiful setting. Very helpful owners. The local pub (0nly a few minutes away by foot) is very friendly and serves great food

Reviewed by Bryan, 20th October 2023

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Nice enough place but needs a bit more care like lights not working and a toaster that blows a fuse.

Reviewed by Andreas, 15th September 2023

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Excellent, quiet, rural location with easy access to Lyme Regis and the rest of the Jurassic Coast. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and comfortable for our group of 6 adults and a baby. The enclosed garden was great for our dog. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Gail, 1st September 2023

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Great place to stay for holiday been to the village before. Great for the dog proper enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Mary, 4th August 2023

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Nice little cottage, smaller than expected but this was not a big issue. Had everything we needed for 4 adults and 3 children. Found having 3 bathrooms an advantage. Lovely little enclosed garden which the children enjoyed playing in. Great location for Lyme Regis and surrounding areas. Would stay here again.

Reviewed by Edward, 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by JEFFREY, 7th July 2023

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Well equipped barn, comfortable beds, good size enclosed garden for the dogs, lovely pub just up the road, welcome biscuits and tea coffee nice touch.

Reviewed by Janet, 16th June 2023

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Everything was as expected.

Reviewed by Diane, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by William, 26th May 2023

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Lovely clean cottage on edge of farm in pretty village. Probably not as much of a farm experience as we expected for the children but they loved the sheep in the adjacent field and easy access to lovely walks. Cottage very clean and 3 bathrooms a real bonus for a group. The downstairs communal area is not big but we were able to eat in the small enRead moreclosed garden overlooking the fields. Not all the Velux windows in the bedrooms have blinds so you may be woken up very early in the morning! Hide

Reviewed by David, 12th May 2023

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We very much enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was clean, tidy & well equipped, though a few more teaspoons would have helped. There were a few minor issues such as doors not latching well & finding the double beds rather firm. However this did not adversely affect our enjoyment. I would say that the photos on the website do make property, especRead moreially downstairs, seem more spacious than it is Hide

Reviewed by Beverley, 5th May 2023

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Lovely, clean, spacious cottage with a nice garden next to a field of lambs. Great countryside views. We enjoyed the church bells. The owners were very friendly.

Reviewed by Damon, 28th April 2023

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The property was absolutely perfect for our first proper family getaway since the pandemic, comfortable, clean and well-equipped with everything we needed to rustle up family dinners. Location is absolutely beautiful, a lovely little village with lots of fabulous walks and a great, friendly local pub. Plenty to do locally and within easy reach of lRead moreocal beaches, attractions etc. Would thoroughly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 21st April 2023

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This is a lovely cottage in an ideal location. Owners are very helpful. We would recommend it as it's a quiet, relaxing area.

Reviewed by Jane, 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Janet, 28th March 2023

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Excellent few days. Even though the weather was awful! The house has no porch or area to hang wet coats and store muddy boots. The photos make it look larger than it is. And it is a little tired, but generally good.

Reviewed by Christopher, 30th December 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline, 22nd December 2022

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The property was clean and well equipped. We stayed over Christmas and had everything we needed to be able to cook a family Christmas dinner. The property was clean. I would say that the property is in need of some TLC. The curtains in the bedrooms were ill-fitting especially on the sky lights. Everything was small - the towels and crockery remindeRead mored me of cheap hotel equipment. We felt the property lacked in home comforts and it was not as spacious as the cleverly taken photos depicted. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 11th November 2022

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Lovely, spacious barn conversion , well equipped and clean. In a good location being not far from Charmouth and with views of the countryside and sheep. There is an enclosed garden with washing line and BBQ , parking right outside. However this was spoilt for us by a very uncomfortable , hard mattress with a thin flat duvet which was clearly past iRead moret's best as we discovered after stripping the bed! Also, beware, there is no hair dryer supplied, so remember to bring your own. Hide

Reviewed by Sara, 21st October 2022

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Really super location and the owners were very helpful. The kitchen was stocked up for everything we needed and the house was lovely. Sadly the beds were very hard so we weren't very comfortable at night.

Reviewed by Oli, 14th October 2022

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We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Amazing and peaceful location. Best of both, amazing country view and sea side on our doorstep. All three bedrooms are very spacious with large bathrooms. Kitchen was well equipped with everything you might need for a week. The property is very well maintained and managed by the owners. Enclosed and safe garden Read moregave us a piece of mind when letting our dogs out. Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Lucy, 23rd September 2022

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The location is absolutely brilliant to explore dorset and East devon. The area is beautiful and property easy to locate, however the property is a lot smaller then the pictures would suggest including the outside space. It didn't quite live up to my expectations sadly. Curtain on skylights didn't work well, kitchen cupboard doors need mending, verRead morey little storage space which was also tricky with a toddler around. This property didn't work for our group sadly. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 9th September 2022

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Lovely location and outlook as well as being a good size property for us 4 adults and 2 dogs. There are a few things that need attention such as a broken cupboard door, old and rough towels, mouldy curtains, taped sofa etc but all easy to rectify and would make a bit difference. Attention to detail is important and expectations of basics when peoplRead moree are paying such prices. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 19th August 2022

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Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! We had a fantastic time! The beds were so comfy and there was plenty of space in the cottage for the 7 of us :)

Reviewed by Steven, 29th July 2022

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Excellent

Reviewed by James, 22nd July 2022

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Fantastic place to stay. The accommodation had everything we needed and the hosts were fab. Wonderful views and the local pub was a minute walk away and provided lovely pub grub. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Stephen, 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage/ house in an ideal location. Unspoilt Dorset village with a fantastic local pub. Peace and quiet with the occasional baa (Thankyou sheeps, I miss your vocals) and fantastic views over the local countryside. Friendly, helpful owners on hand when needed. Hello to Megan the dog (who popped over to say hello) Hopefully will get to stay hRead moreere again one day Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 8th July 2022

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Despite mentioning a few minor gripes we had a great stay. Absolutely beautiful setting, peaceful and the owners were really friendly and helpful. We'd go back again for sure.

Reviewed by John, 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah, 27th May 2022

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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

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