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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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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Property code: EREWB


This barn conversion is situated on the owner's farmyard, 1 mile from the village of Martinstown on the outskirts of Dorchester, noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy whose novels Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge were both based on the town.

In 1833 the Tolpuddle Martyrs formed their Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers and were later arrested and tried in the Shire Hall in Dorchester. This building still remains and is preserved as it was at the time. Prince Charles' purpose built village of "Poundbury" is situated to the west of the town and is visited by HRH several times a year. There is lots to see and do nearby, on the hills to the south west of the town stands Hardy's Monument, a memorial to the other local Thomas Hardy, Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, who served with Lord Nelson. Keen walkers can walk up to the monument and on a clear day enjoy superb views of Weymouth, the Isle of Portland and Chesil Beach. The Abbotsbury Swannery is 3 miles away and the Jurassic Coast with its fossil rich beaches and coves is also close by. The seaside resorts of Weymouth and Portland are worth a visit. All in all, this is an ideal base for exploring the area, attractions include Montacute House, Hardy's Cottage, Bovington Tank Museum and much more.

The well converted accommodation offers ONE bedroom: with king-size bed and door leading to a small patio and fenced gravel path. Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with oak laminate flooring, woodburner (first basket of logs provided), sofa and TV. Kitchen area has electric cooker, hob and hood, fridge with small freezer section, microwave and small dining table and chairs. Regret no washing machine. Outside: adjacent open-sided barn enjoys a sunny aspect with garden furniture and BBQ. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels and electric panel heater/immersion heating included. Private water supply. Please note this is a non-smoking property. Regret no pets. Regret no children. Location: beach 9.9 miles, farm shop and coffee shop 1 mile in Martinstown 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 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

Reviewed by David, 21st October 2017

Excellent location Just right for two

Reviewed by Jacqui, 19th August 2017

If you are looking for a quiet retreat this cottage is an ideal place to relax and escape the stresses of everyday life.

Reviewed by Phyllis, 15th July 2017

A compact, comfortable, clean cottage; adequately furnished for a week's stay. The owner was friendly and helpful with recommended walks and eateries! No light pollution here, so slept well even with a softer mattress. Glad to see a Gideon Bible in the bedroom drawer.

Reviewed by Ruth, 1st July 2017

This cottage is small but is of a pleasant layout and is sufficient for two. The location is very peaceful with easy access (driving) to many local attractions, although the outlook is onto a concrete yard. There is a lack of adequate kitchen utensils if you prefer to cook for yourselves, and if you need a firm mattress this is not the place for yoRead moreu! Hide

Reviewed by Jean, 17th June 2017

We had a lovely time the cottage was perfect and very comfortable. The owner was a very nice lady and was very welcoming and informative The location was beautiful very easy to get to lots of different places . All in all a really good holiday and highly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard, 10th June 2017

A lovely cottage set in a quiet location ideally situated for touring Dorset. Whatever your day out, all locations are close by and accessible in less than an hour. Comfortable bed for a perfect nights sleep. Lovely owner (Sue) who warmly welcomes you and leaves you to enjoy your holiday. A really peaceful cottage for a chilled week away from home.Read more Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Judith, 29th April 2017

Delightful cottage, beautiful location and lovely, helpful owner! Well-equipped and extremely comfortable, the cottage had everything we needed for our week's stay. The owner was very knowledgeable about the area and suggested places to visit. The pub in Martinstown is well worth a visit - great food and lovely ambience.

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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


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

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