Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
150 year old Dorset stone barn modernised to high standard- open plan living- 4 bedrooms (3 doubles,1 single with truckle bed which turns into 2 single beds if required, plus cot) - suitable for children- no pets- no smoking-10 miles from the Jurassic Coast including West Bay the setting for the award winning TV programme Broadchurch. Separate playroom. Outside terrace. Conservatory. Plasma TV. Free Wi-Fi. Outback BBQ.
2 bathrooms (1 ensuite) and ground floor shower room with WC. Utility room. Master bedroom has 4 poster bed, LCD screen TV, en suite bathroom and dressing room/wardrobe. Large private garden and large parking area.
The Barn is situated in the village of Maiden Newton which is within easy reach of both coast and countryside. Maiden Newton has a station (25 minutes to Weymouth on the train) , which avoids any traffic congestion or parking. It also has several shops, Pub and a petrol station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Bay 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Maiden Newton 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Stone barn that has just been modernised- on large plot- lots of parking- play lodge- conservatory-open plan living- master bedroom with en suite, 4 poster bed, LCD TV and dressing room.
The West Country region
Thomas Hardy country - rolling hills, lots of typical country pubs and walks. Vast number of local places of interest including the famous Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens. About 12 miles to the sea (the Jurassic Coast). Nearest seaside town is Bridport. Dorchester (old Roman town) is 7 miles away. 12 miles to Weymouth. 20 miles to Lyme Regis. Poole, Swanage and Bournemouth are all less than an hour away.
Maiden Newton is a village with about 1,200 inhabitants, 7 miles north west of Dorchester. It has more facilities than most villages including a post office/corner shop, newsagent/coffee shop, hardware store, fish & chip shop, petrol station/Spar, pub and restaurant (www.le-petit-canard.co.uk). It also has a small railway station with trains to Dorchester (11 mins) and Weymouth (25 mins). The village is on Route 26 of the National Cycle Network.
The pretty nearby village of Cattistock with the Fox & Hounds pub (excellent food) is about a mile away. Cerne Abbas (prettiest town in England 2008) with its famous phallic white chalk giant is a short drive away. Evershot which is mentioned in Hardy's books is also close. The Summer Lodge Hotel there has a Michelin star. The lovely market town of Bridport (street markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays) is about 9 miles away.
For lovers of Thomas Hardy you can visit Hardy's cottage at Upper Bockhampton (his birthplace) and Max Gate where he spent his adult life.