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Courthouse Dairy

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Courthouse Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, in the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The West Dorset Coast is 3 miles from Courthouse so an ideal location for the perfect holiday. The church in Whitchurch Canonicorum has its own patron saint buried in a tomb within the church, and is noted for its healing powers.

The Dairy is a single storey barn conversion from the obsolete cow stall and dairy at Courthouse Farm.

All the original beams and trusses have been preserved and incorporated in the ceilings and the old windows and doors have been replaced by wooden stained doors and wooden windows with double glazing.

A wood burning stove with a large red brick fireplace installed for the ‘olde worlde’ feel.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Charmouth
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Axminster
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
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 (5), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 11
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms, an easy modern well equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. There is a ramp to the front door and entrance lobby, leading to the lounge area. A fireplace with wood burning stove, 3 piece suite, settee, sofa bed and easy chairs, coffee tables, LCD digital TV with DVD and radio/ CD player. Open plan kitchen/diner with fitted units, electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, large fridge/freezer, microwave, 2 x kettle, 2 x toaster, coffee maker, iron and board, table and 4 chairs, high chair, glasses, crockery, cutlery and all utensils are provided. The 18' x 10' double glazed Conservatory has 2 tables and chairs for 12, the doors lead to the private patio area and the lawn which is fenced and safe for children. Bedroom 1 has 1 double and 3 single divan beds, with a guests bed under 1 single, and a high ceiling with exposed beams. Bedroom 2 has 1 double divan bed, Bathroom near bedrooms 1 and 2 has a bath with a shower over, toilet, washbasin and shaver point/light. The Hallway at this end of the house has another entrance door from the park and a locking door to the main lounge area. Bedroom 3 has 2 single divan beds, Shower Room near the lounge and bedroom 3 has toilet, shower, washbasin, and shaver point Bedroom 4 has 1 double divan bed and an ensuite shower room with shower, toilet, washbasin and shaver point.

Further details outdoors

There are garden chairs, table and bbq.

There is a shared Games/play barn which is 48'x25' has skittles, table tennis, 6'x3' snooker and pool tables, netball ring and darts board only , chairs and tables.


WIFI available

Further details

Logs for the fire are included in the tariff October to April. Spark guard and tools provided.

Bed linen may be ordered at £8.00 per person with beds made prior to arrival or £6 per person if guests make the beds.

No cot bedding available

Towels at £6.00 per person,

The West Country region

There are many places to visit locally including the Jurassic coastline, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, The Chesil Beach towards Abbotsbury with the Swannery, Children's farm and Gardens. Weymouth, the historic county town of Dorchester, Forde Abbey, and Beer model railway, caves and fishing village. Take a ride on the tram at Seaton and watch the wildlife in the Axe Estuary or visit the Donkey Sanctuary.

The market towns of Axminster and Bridport and the port of Westbay.

Walking is very popular along the coastal path to Golden Cap the highest point of the South Coast, or up to Pilsdon Pen one of the highest inland hills for spectacular views. Lots of local footpaths to explore, to the woods or along the River Char. Lamberts Castle, Charmouth Forest, Stonebarrow Hill and Langdon Woods are all places to park and walk or admire the views .

Horse riding, golf, swimming, fossil hunting, seaside sports and fishing all local.

Nearest bus stop A35 at Morcombelake, train station at Axminster and taxi available in the village.

Lyme Regis

Courthouse Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, in the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The West Dorset Coast is 3 miles from Courthouse so an ideal location for the perfect holiday. The church in Whitchurch Canonicorum has its own patron saint buried in a tomb within the church, and is noted for its healing powers. The Five Bells has an excellent reputation for a friendly pub that does meals and outside catering. During the year there are many activities in the Village Hall and a children's play area behind the hall open to all.

The farm is run with neighboring Cardsmill Farm, where guests can come and watch the milking, see baby calves, beef animals, sheep, and dogs. Lambing is usually between February and May. Watch sheep and cattle in the fields in spring and summer out over the garden fence. We also grow winter wheat, spring barley, forage maize and various crops for animal feed.

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Review 1-2 of 2

19 Apr 2014


"Haven of tranquility!"

Large family accommodation that suited our party of adults and teenagers. The house was situated in a fairly isolated position which allowed us to really enjoy some outdoor pursuits. The house could … More

26 Jun 2013


"A place to come back to"

I rented Courthouse Dairy for five days in February for my family to attend a West Dorset wedding. The accomodation was exactly as advertised, spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Easy for our wheelchair user too. Excellent heating system and the woodburning stove was extra luxury.
Outside there was masses of safe parking and plenty of space for the children to play. The games room was great fun.
We could all eat together round the big dining table. We ordered fish pies from the friendly village pub for the Friday night, and they were delivered ready for us to pop in the oven. We made good use of the shops just up the hill, the Post Office for our papers, Moores for fresh bread (the walnut bread is just so good) and the big farm shop for everything else.
We realised how much there is to see and do in the local area, and we would definitely come back to the same property and enjoy a couple of weeks in the summer.

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