The Cow Byre
Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Wears Farm holiday cottages sit in the hills above Abbotsbury; comprising three individual holiday homes with spectacular views across the Dorset countryside. Take a short walk from the cottages up onto the South West Coast Path to enjoy breathtaking views across Lyme Bay to Chesil Beach and Portland in the east and Lyme Regis and Start Point in the west. These luxurious, comfortable cottages were converted from traditional farm buildings in 2009. All have received a five star rating from Visit Britain.
The Cow Byre is one of three cottages at Wears Farm and is set apart from the other cottages, Cow Byre has a very private garden with stunning views across the beautiful countryside. Our guests can enjoy dinner or a drink on the furnished terrace with only sheep and lambs for company. The accommodation is mostly arranged on the ground floor, with one of the bedrooms at mezzanine level. Open plan kitchen/living room. Well-equipped kitchen with range cooker, American fridge-freezer with icemaker and filtered water, dishwasher and microwave. Solid wood dining table and chairs and comfortable sofas, TV with DVD player and selection of DVD's, stereo with iPod dock. WiFi. A glass door leads out to the enclosed garden with terrace, with wooden table and chairs. Charcoal BBQ.
Family bathroom, twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe. Very light double bedroom with TV and lovely hillside views from the bed. Cosy, mezzanine bedroom with king size, loft-style bed, TV and ensuite bathroom. All beds are dressed with luxurious, Egyptian cotton linen and goose feather and down duvets and pillows.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Abbotsbury 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
The spectacular Jurassic Coast in Dorset and East Devon is England's first natural World Heritage Site. This unique stretch of coastline sits amongst the ranks of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world. The coastline is world famous for its fossils. Chesil Beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are among the 'must see' locations along this spectacular 95 mile stretch of coastline.
Visit coastal towns such as Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Bridport with their mix of colourful harbours, sandy beaches and seaside fun, or head inland and discover our fascinating market towns.Enjoy unique shopping and farmers' markets, amazing architecture and plenty of places to eat out and sample the local produce.There aren't many areas that can claim a huge naked chalk giant, a coastline where you can follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs and the largest hillfort in Europe - but with the vast scope of Dorset's heritage you will discover these and much much more!
The Dorset landscape has long been the inspiration for many authors and poets and more recently for TV and film producers. Above all, this is Thomas Hardy country - ancient Wessex, home of the Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the D'urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. You will find many other famous literary associations across the area including Jane Austen, John Fowles, TE Lawrence and Enid Blyton.
There are some outstanding places to visit in Dorset where you can soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras. Major ancient and historic sites include the impressive Maiden Castle hillfort, Pilsdon Pen, Eggardon Hill and Hambledon and Hod Hills - the views alone are worth the steep climb! A steam train ride with Swanage Railway gives you unique views of Corfe Castle's imposing ruins.
Abbotsbury is a popular, pretty village steeped in history and surrounded by spectacular scenery. The village has much to offer a visitor of any age as it includes the famous 14th century St Catherine's Chapel (a local landmark often captured on photos of Chesil Beach), old Abbey ruins, delightful cottage architecture, traditional country tea rooms and pubs and arguably three of Dorset's most popular visitor attractions (The Swannery, Sub-tropical Gardens and the Children's Farm). If you still have energy to burn then a climb to the summit of Abbotsbury Hill will reward you with one of the most awe-inspiring views in the whole of Dorset with panoramas over Chesil Beach, Portland, Lyme Bay and the East Devon coastline.
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