Looking towards the property
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
Lounge area
Lounge area with French doors
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Hand-made stairs
Design detail
Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite
Super king-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower attachment over bath
Hand-made bathroom detail
Relax on the enclosed patio
Rustic annexe to main farmhouse and patio area
Charmouth beach
Beach huts at Charmouth beach
1 / 16  Looking towards the property
2 / 16  Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
3 / 16  Lounge area
4 / 16  Lounge area with French doors
5 / 16  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 16  Kitchen area
7 / 16  Hand-made stairs
8 / 16  Design detail
9 / 16  Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite
10 / 16  Super king-size bedroom with en-suite
11 / 16  En-suite bathroom with shower attachment over bath
12 / 16  Hand-made bathroom detail
13 / 16  Relax on the enclosed patio
14 / 16  Rustic annexe to main farmhouse and patio area
15 / 16  Charmouth beach
16 / 16  Beach huts at Charmouth beach

Char Cider Barn,

Charmouth (2mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: CIBAR


This unique delightful property nestles next to the owner’s property on a small organic farm with sheep and chickens. It has been built and developed in a sustainable way using a number of local and natural materials and offers a great escape for couples looking to explore this lovely area.

Located in Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and perfectly placed on the Jurassic Coast, designated as England's first Natural World Heritage Site, and spanning 95 miles of the Dorset and East Devon coastline taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. There are footpaths from the farm including to the seaside village of Charmouth which is a 2.5 mile walk from the property and offers an array of shops and pubs. Lyme Regis is also within easy reach and boasts an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. Other attractions in the area include the historic market town of Bridport, Abbotsbury Swannery, the charming coastal resorts of Beer, Seaton and West Bay, as well as numerous National Trust properties and gardens.

The accommodation offers ONE bedroom on first floor: super-king-size (that can be presented as a twin upon request at time of booking) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and WC. Shower-room: with electric shower and WC, located on the ground floor. Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: lovely cosy area with large flatscreen TV/DVD and French doors with garden views. Kitchen area with cooker with ceramic hob, grill and oven, microwave oven and fridge with freezer compartment. Regret no washing machine but it is possible to use the one in the main farmhouse by arrangement. Outside: private enclosed patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: private off-road parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric, heating (underfloor heating on the ground floor and central heating on the first floor) and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. Regret BBQ's are not permitted at this property. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, please kindly keep on leads when on site except within the patio area, designated field available to exercise dogs off the lead, please enquire with owner on arrival. Location: beach 2 miles, pub within walking distance and selection of pubs, shops and restaurants in Charmouth 2.5 miles. Arrival time: 4pm

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda, 14th May 2018

Amazing setting wonderful place to stay comfortable and stylish.

Reviewed by David, 2nd March 2018

Excellent cottage away from the hustle & bustle of life. Superbly kitted out with the owner catering for our every needs. We would 100% recommend this cottage and would return again in the future.

Reviewed by Susan, 2nd February 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at Char Cider Barn, very comfortable and everything we needed to make our stay a home from home. Quiet location conveniently situated only 10 minutes from Charmouth and Lyme. Would definitely recommend this property for anyone with or actually without dogs too - lovely even in the depths of winter!

Reviewed by Owen, 26th January 2018

A cosy, bijoux little cottage with all that you need for a weekend getaway! We spent two nights here, there was a large comfortable bed and all we needed in the kitchen to make breakfasts and dinners. A short walk/drive to Charmouth and surrounding towns. Perfect for a couple and small dog!

Reviewed by Susan, 19th January 2018

We had a relaxing week at Char Cider Barn but were disappointed that downstairs is so small ! The photos make it look so much bigger. The kitchen is minute and dining table tiny. The bedroom above is delightful. The Wifi reception is very intermittent which was frustrating and the driveway is a nightmare to navigate by foot - but it was January! HoRead morewever, lovely local walks, pubs and fossicking on the beaches. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn, 29th December 2017

We have just returned from a very welcome break at Char barn. It was a very spacious and cosy cottage with a comfy sofa and big comfy bed in a gorgeous large bedroom. Lovely area and close to Lyme Regis which we loved. We felt very much at home there.

Reviewed by Heather, 8th December 2017

Very comfortable farm stay cottage; warm and cosy in winter; helpful information in the folder re shopping and touring; close to Whitchurch Canonicorum village but a car is definitely needed.

Reviewed by Geoff, 3rd December 2017

The cottage was warm , clean and equipped sufficiently for a short stay. However there was no welcome and had we not had to tell the owner in the morning after our arrival about a minor problem( broken shower head and dirty pan) we may not have seen her at all . Anyway out of politeness, we felt that we should introduce ourselves. Lambs in the fielRead mored in December, hens running outside the window and sitting in the trees made for a rural idyll. The gardener and his daughter were very friendly! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 24th November 2017

It was just as pretty inside as the pictures suggest Hillary was helpful and showed us her newborn lambs. The pub was closed on the Saturday that we were there and is always closed on a Monday. It's a longish walk so worth checking first that it is open.

Reviewed by Susan, 20th November 2017

This property was just what we were looking for, a quite, secluded corner of Dorset. Easy reach to all places of interest...specially the coast.

Reviewed by Allan, 6th November 2017

Lovely cost quirky cottage. Well equipped so nice to supply loo rolls,kitchen roll,tissues. Also as it's an organic farm there was shampoo,conditioner and shower gel which was very good. Comfy sofa and a huge comfy bed. Felt at home there.

Reviewed by Katie, 3rd November 2017

If you want a home from home comfortable and beautiful holiday home this is the place for you. Perfectly situated and beautifully decorated everything you need for a perfect holiday. We took our two chocolate labs for their first seaside holiday (they are 9) and they settled immediately as it was so homely.

Reviewed by Judith, 6th October 2017

Very nicely done conversion, easy to feel at home quickly because it's not cluttered with stuff it feels very spacious, with some really lovely antique furniture to admire. Comfortable bed and sofa; nice and warm too with the underfloor heating; gorgeous thick bath sheets especially welcome. Very interesting must-see church and of course the area iRead mores lovely.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn, 22nd September 2017

Location of cottage was good, many places of interest to visit. Owner of property was friendly and helpful. Just a shame the property was let down by the soft furnishings.

Reviewed by Peter, 15th September 2017

Very enjoyable stay in this lovely cottage. The bedroom is especially beautiful with its high cieling , beams, attractive furniture and handmade quilt. We loved the cob fabric, the arrangement of slit windows and gorgeous organic cob sills, curved walls and arches. The staircase was fabulous! Plenty of storage and hanging space. Bathrooms were pretRead morety with ceramic basins, a clean contemporary style, heated towel rails and nice toiletries. The cottage was immaculate and well located. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 8th September 2017

Convenient location for the Jurassic coast and property cosy.

Reviewed by John, 1st September 2017

This cottage is in a quiet location, off the beat and track and close to some lovely walks.

Reviewed by Julia, 21st July 2017

If you like being tucked away in the quiet of the country, this is for you. Although nothing is very far away to be explored.

Reviewed by David, 7th July 2017

Lovely peaceful location and a relaxing cottage. A pleasure to be there.

Reviewed by Richard, 16th June 2017

upstairs bedroom was huge and having en-suite was perfect, big wardrobe,chest of draws.

Reviewed by Catharine, 8th May 2017

Lovely quirky cottage. High quality fittings. Two bathrooms worked really well. Electric shower was more powerful than we expected, and more than adequate for habitual power-shower users. Shower cubicle and the whole cottage were a generous size, except for the kitchen, which was suitable for one person to cook a meal. Internet worked well, as did Read moreVodaphone signal. Hide

Reviewed by Hywel, 5th May 2017

A beautiful village location which was a short driving distance to Charmouth. The cottage location within the farm was comfortable and an excellent location for dogs to roam about in a large field next to the property.

Reviewed by Tina, 28th April 2017

Perfect location for visiting the surrounding area, lovely walks nearby, very friendly village pub, would recommend to anyone with dogs.

Reviewed by Heike, 14th April 2017

Wonderful dog-friendly eco house in a great location. Hilary is very welcoming. Make sure to try her superb apple juice.

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Looking towards the property
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
Lounge area
Lounge area with French doors
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen area
Hand-made stairs
Design detail
Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite
Super king-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom with shower attachment over bath
Show 4 moreHand-made bathroom detail


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