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Little Barn - Charminster

Dorchester (2mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spot the local wildlife in this idyllic setting beside the River Cerne, making this the perfect couples retreat 
  • Ideally placed for touring, with excellent road links to the Jurassic Coast
  • Detached converted barn offering stylish open-plan living and a spacious garden leading down to the pretty river
Property code: 78502

Converted with care, this former barn offers fantastic open-plan space in a peaceful village setting amidst rolling countryside and has river views where you can spot an abundance of wildlife.

The village of Charminster nestles within picturesque countryside, yet is the ideal base for touring, with the county town of Dorchester only two miles away and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site within easy reach. For walkers, there are plenty of routes to explore in this pretty part of Dorset. Spend time observing the local wildlife, including buzzards, pheasants, kingfishers, otters, deer and birds or head to one of the many nearby attractions, such as the historic village of Cerne Abbas with its chalk giant carved into the hillside and Weymouth, which is nine miles away and is home to a sandy beach and long esplanade backed by beautiful Georgian buildings.

Set within the grounds of the owner’s home but with privacy assured, a shared driveway leads to the main entrance into this detached single storey property. Once inside this studio style accommodation, the welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner/sleeping area has bi-folding doors to the front which flood the room with natural light and offer wonderful views across the lawn to the river. Lining the rear of the space is a contemporary kitchen area complete with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Adjacent is a dining area for two and the lounge area with two comfortable chairs so that you can enjoy your favourite shows on the TV/DVD and Blu-ray player or admire the view. Cleverly divided by a privacy curtain if required, the inviting king-size bed also looks out over the garden and beyond. Completing the accommodation is a stylish shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside from the bi-folding doors you will find a patio, large lawned area, bench and garden furniture where you can enjoy dining al fresco while admiring the views. Outdoor games are available to use including badminton and croquet. To the side of the property is off-road parking space suitable for two cars.

  • 1 sleeping area with king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD and Blu-ray player in lounge area
  • Patio and large lawned garden with river frontage
  • Outdoor games available including badminton and croquet
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • A shared, gravel driveway leads to the main entrance of the property
  • Beach 9 miles, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Regret no babes in arms or children under 16 years

Belinda Withey

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary, 3rd September 2021

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Kaz and David were the perfect hosts. The setting was also perfect for a relaxing break - you felt bathed in green with the surrounding trees and flowers. So quiet. Entertainment with the local squirrels coming up to the window and running the tightrope along the power cable suspended over the lawn! Charminsters history is fascinating and so many lRead moreovely local walks. Hide

Reviewed by David, 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by George, 2nd August 2021

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A quiet, secluded and restful spot within striking distance of lots of attractions. Our fist visit to Dorset, hopefully not our last.

Reviewed by Bradley, 29th July 2021

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The cottage is a lovely little romantic getaway, in a perfect area for access to all your needs. Waking up to a lovely view in the morning and feeling very comfortable and at home. Great contact between myself and the owners, making me feel extremely welcome. A fantastic place to stay, truly something special.

Reviewed by Francesca, 26th July 2021

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Little Barn was perfect for our staycation! Such a lovely location, only 20-30 minutes from the stunning beaches along the coast, great outdoor space and it had everything you need. The scones and fizz on arrival were a lovely touch. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by June, 9th July 2021

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We love waking up to the birdsong every morning . Littlebarn was perfect for our needs .There was a lovely cream tea waiting for us when we arrived .Pictures on website dont do this little gem of a place justice .Perfect for wildlife lovers .Pub next door was mediocre. Would definitely stay here again .Thank you for alovely stay you have thought ofRead more every need for your guests . Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 2nd July 2021

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Very good accommodation, lovely location, very friendly and helpful owners. What's not to like? We may well go back one day

Reviewed by Howard, 25th June 2021

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I really couldnt think of any improvement. Little Barn was beautiful inside and out. It was peaceful with a lovely view to the stream at the end of the garden. Loads of wildlife and laughed at the baby squirrel antics and saw many different birds including a pair of green woodpeckers that came really close to the patio. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Ray, 11th June 2021

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Little Barn Cottage is an ideal place to relax, the property is a delight to stay in, we could not fault a single thing. The garden for us especially the sounds of the river oh and the abundance of wildlife especially the squirrels was just perfect. Certainly we will stay here again and the cream tea on our arrival was delicious.

Reviewed by Frances, 4th June 2021

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A very well equipped, comfortable little place set in a big garden. Lots of wildlife and the wooden bench down by the river is a great place to sit at the end of the day. Good location for the coast or just walking on the numerous local walks. Thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Little Barn.

Reviewed by Lucy, 31st May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at little barn. The location was perfect for exploring the south coast and the little barn had everything we needed. The hosts were friendly, kind and helpful but also gave us enough space to enjoy our hoilday and to feel comfortable.

Reviewed by Dave, 28th May 2021

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A great place to relax and watch nature . Barn converted to high standard with everything you need

Reviewed by Marion, 21st May 2021

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Our holiday was absolutely perfect apart from the weather and that was no one's fault. The cottage was wonderful and everything worked perfectly. The weather didn't keep us in and we visited some really interesting places. We will definitely recommend Little Barn to all our family and friends.

Reviewed by P, 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Steve, 9th May 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Barn and would strongly recommend this to anyone wishing to have a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. The welcoming scones and jam, together with a bottle of Prosecco, was a particularly nice touch. One of the many highlights of our stay was sitting on the bench by the stream, watching the local wildlRead moreife. We are planning to return. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 23rd April 2021

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Very comfortable and well equipped . An ideal place for two people to relax and chill out. The song bird chorus was amazing and being able to sit by the river was an added bonus The Wine and cream tea were a much appreciated start to our holiday, we would definitely like to go again

Reviewed by David, 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Bridget, 22nd March 2021

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This was a business trip during lock down and this lovely self-contained accommodation near to our construction site made things so much easier and safer. The owners were kind and helpful and left home made scones with cream and jam and some prosecco for our arrival which was much appreciated. Under other circumstances it would be a very good placeRead more to stay for a holiday in Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Amy, 23rd October 2020

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My partner and I had an amazing stay at Litrle Barn. It was comfy, clean and a relaxing place to be for the duration of our holiday. It had everything we needed and we were so impressed with the modern facilities! The location was great- we were able to easily travel to the top sights (lulworth cove, Durdle Door, west bay etc.) only about 20mins awRead moreay. David and Kaz were phenomenal hosts who really looked after us and made sure that we had everything we needed. We will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 16th October 2020

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A perfect spot for a couple to relax. With a spacious garden and wonderful river to unwind by, the setting is wonderful. The studio had everything we needed and it felt like coming home after long days out exploring Dorset. Thoughtfully set out and equipped. Highly recommended and we wont hesitate staying again.

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