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  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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There's something about staying in a barn that feels the ultimate in cosy. Maybe it's the wooden beams or exposed masonry mixed with the comforts of a fireplace and a comfortable kitchen. Maybe it's the feeling of staying somewhere that feels like a secret. You get both at this barn. Comprised of two self-contained units, it's a home that's taken its distinct past as an Elizabethan farmhouse and given it a modern makeover that still champions its original features. Leather furnishings and a wood-burning stove add to the hygge feel, perfect for when you want to curl up with a book. Outside the home, you've got a barbecue for grilling up a feast on warmer evenings and dining alfresco on the patio. Away from the barn, you're a short walk from the local pub and the village shop in Martinstown. Elsewhere, the lively harbour and beach of coastal Weymouth is a twenty-minute drive, while the famous Durdle Door is a half-hour drive from home. Lap up the seafront, explore the Dorset AONB, then return to your secret cosy hideaway.


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What to expect


Highlights

Visit Durdle Door along the Jurassic coast, a half-hour drive away

Visit Durdle Door along the Jurassic coast, a half-hour drive away

Cosy up between the original stone walls and wood-burning stove

Cosy up between the original stone walls and wood-burning stove

Fire up the outdoor barbecue for an alfresco meal on the patio

Fire up the outdoor barbecue for an alfresco meal on the patio

Walk or cycle around the surrounding Dorset AONB

Walk or cycle around the surrounding Dorset AONB

Prepare meals for your guests in the colour of the loft kitchen

Prepare meals for your guests in the colour of the loft kitchen

Enjoy a restful night's sleep under the wooden beams

Enjoy a restful night's sleep under the wooden beams

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Home truths

    This home is two separate units – one ground floor, one first floor, each with its own bedroom, living area and kitchen – they can be rented together or separately

    The ground floor king-bed can be split into twin beds, and a synthetic duvet can be supplied on request

    You will need a car to get around the area – there's ample parking at the home

    There is no TV – ideal for those seeking complete escape, but if you want to catch up on your shows you'll need to bring your laptop

    There is an unfenced stream in the garden, so children are not allowed to stay at this property

    There is a desk to work from home at

    This is a self-check-in home with lockbox access

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Balcony

Dishwasher

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Daily cleaning

Luggage storage

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Dorset AONB

It’s been more than sixty years since half of Dorset was classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and while the world has changed immeasurably in that time, this corner of England looks much the same as it did back then. The unique rock formations, picturesque coves and thriving sand dunes found along the Jurassic Coast are still as striking. The forests and fields of Purbeck continue to...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

See the home of a writer at Max Gate

See the home of a writer at Max Gate

The former home of writer Thomas Hardy, who lived there until his death in 1928, the grounds and interior of Max Gate are now open to visitors.

10 min
Explore the Vast Iron Age Fort

Explore the Vast Iron Age Fort

An expansive iron age hillfort with multiple ramparts, offering fantastic views and paths for a tranquil walk. Free parking available.

19 min
Explore Borough Gardens

Explore Borough Gardens

A hidden treasure with well-kept gardens, play areas for children, and a small kiosk. Perfect spot to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

11 min
Discover the Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

Discover the Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

Discover exceptional exhibits, from Iron Age artefacts to local fossils and Thomas Hardy's effects. Immerse yourself in the history of Dorset while enjoying the charming café and lovely gift shop.

11 min
Dine at The Sun Inn

Dine at The Sun Inn

Enjoy the exceptional carvery at The Sun Inn, with crispy roast potatoes and small-batch vegetables. The friendly staff and great atmosphere make it a must-visit bar and restaurant.

10 min
Indulge at The Brewers Arms

Indulge at The Brewers Arms

A lovely pub in Dorchester with friendly staff, excellent food, and a big garden. Perfect for a relaxed dining experience in a classic countryside setting.

1 min
Take in the stunning views at Hardy's Monument

Take in the stunning views at Hardy's Monument

Perched atop a hill, this impressive structure offers breathtaking 360° views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a leisurely walk, have a picnic, and take in the beauty of nature.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Bournemouth

59 min

Exeter

1 hr 13 min

Bristol

1 hr 47 min

Train station

Dorchester West

12 min

Bus stop

Post Office

3 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

7 min

Cafe

7 min

Pharmacy

8 min

Points of interest

Beach

Chesil Beach

26 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for infants under age 1

Not suitable for children under age 12

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 1, steps only

Wifi speed: 18Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Karen

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Living in an Elizabethan farmhouse next door, Karen and her partner Peter are always on hand to make sure you have a wonderful stay in beautiful Dorset.

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