View of the barn
Dining / kitchen area
Lounge/ kitchen/ diner
Dining / lounge area with woodburner
Bedroom (door leading to small patio area)
Covered BBQ area
View from the farm
View from the farm
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4 / 10  Dining / lounge area with woodburner
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6 / 10  Bedroom (door leading to small patio area)
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9 / 10  View from the farm
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East Rew - Little Barn,

Dorchester (5.5mls E), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming barn conversion with countryside views and cosy wood burner
  • Set on a 130-acre cattle farm surrounded by grazing fields
  • A mile from the village of Martinstown on the outskirts of Dorchester
  • Prince Charles’ purpose built village of Poundbury is nearby
  • Close to Hardy’s Monument, offering superb views of Weymouth and Chesil Beach
  • Within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast and its wonderful walks and scenery
Property code: EREWB

Beautifully converted to make use of every inch, this charming cottage offers a rural hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This barn conversion is situated in the farmyard of the owner’s 130-acre cattle farm and enjoys peace and tranquillity. Located one mile away from the village of Martinstown on the outskirts of Dorchester which was home and inspiration to the celebrated author, Thomas Hardy, whose novels Tess of the d’Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge were both based on the town. The local area offers plenty to see and do, including Hardy’s Monument, Hardy's Cottage, Abbotsbury Swannery, Montacute House, Bovington Tank Museum and much more. Also within easy reach are the seaside resorts of Weymouth and Portland.

Thoughtfully converted in an open-plan and sociable layout, this cottage is cosy yet light and bright. Prepare romantic meals for two in the well-equipped kitchen area, which contains an electric oven, hob, fridge with small freezer section, microwave and small dining table and chairs. At the end of a long day exploring the local area, relax and unwind in the lounge area beside the wood burner and TV. The king-size bedroom is clean and bright with a door opening onto a patio area. The modern bathroom has a bath and overhead shower, WC and heated towel rail.

While the bedroom opens onto a pretty patio area, the adjacent open-sided barn enjoys a sunny aspect and offers a covered BBQ area with garden furniture for al fresco meals come rain or shine.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer section and microwave (please note a washing machine is not available)
  • TV
  • Wood burner with first basket of logs included
  • Electric panel heater/immersion heating included
  • Regret no children
  • Adjacent open-sided barn with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Private water supply
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample parking
  • Beach 9.9 miles, farm shop, coffee shop and pub 1 mile

This property joined our collection in 2011 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian, 6th October 2018

Good accommodation Good location

Reviewed by Roger, 1st September 2018

Little Barn was exactly what we wanted for our stay near Dorchester. The owner was very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by David, 11th August 2018

The cottage is good in that it is camouflaged from the road. It looks like a farm building. There is good parking. The cottage itself has everything you need for self catering.

Reviewed by Michelle, 7th July 2018

We spent a fantastic week here a lovely little cottage perfect for 2 people,great little place if you want peace and quiet. Its equipped with everything you need apart from Wifi. The owner Sue is lovely and very helpful. We would definitely come back to this little place again.

Reviewed by Karen, 30th June 2018

Cottage is in a great location for touring Dorset. A little under equipped (kitchen) but very nice little cottage, friendly owner, idyllic setting

Reviewed by Malcolm, 16th June 2018

The simple property converted from farm buildings is spacious enough for two, comfortable and located conveniently for walking and the Jurassic coast.

Reviewed by Deborah, 9th June 2018

Perfect for two. A good location. Local pub has great food, friendly staff and a good atmosphere.

Reviewed by Linda, 19th May 2018

A lovely light and airy cottage . Very quiet and well situated for the coast or many countryside attractions. A very nice pub just a mile away in the very nice village of Martinstown.

Reviewed by Trevor, 21st April 2018

The cottage was clean and had every item required for our stay. It had plenty of room and was comfortable. Nice log burner for the two cold evenings that we had. It was well located for all areas of the Jurassic coast and surrounding areas. Only disappointment was no WIFI connection so could not research places of interest. Overall weather was indiRead morefferent but we had a good week. Hide

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