The Granary

Located in Beaminster, Dorset

The Granary is a charming converted stable cottage is in the village of Mosterton near Beaminster in Dorset and can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 3


The Granary is a charming converted stable cottage situated in the village of Mosterton near to the town of Beaminster in Dorset and benefits from two-acre woodland and wildflower meadow perfect for dogs. The cottage can sleep 4 people in 1 double with an en-suite bathroom with 1 twin single as well as a shower room. The rest of the cottage is made up of a fitted kitchen/dining/sitting room with a wood burner. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars and a lawned garden and front patio with furniture. The Granary is superb for couples or families who enjoy a holiday in the countryside with pets.

Property Details

Liz and Ian would be delighted to welcome you to The Granary at Whetley Farm near Beaminster. The Dairy and the Granary are set in a shared enclosed courtyard of Whetley Farm, a classic 17th century Dorset listed stone farmhouse set in a beautiful garden.

To ensure safe distancing and separation of Guests, a temporary fence has been erected across the courtyard so each cottage has its own safe and secure garden along with a private patio. The recently renovated cottages offer peace and quiet and easy access to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and the many attractions of West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. Each cottage has its own secluded, private patio, with patio chairs, table and parasol where guests can sit and enjoy the peace and fresh air whilst young children and dogs can play safely. Being all on one level, the properties are particularly suitable for the less able.

A particular favourite with all our guests and their dogs is our two-acre woodland and wildflower meadow where you are free to wander at any time. It is enclosed by deer fencing so your dogs can be let off the lead and explore whilst you wander the mown paths or sit on one of the seats and watch the butterflies and birds.

Whetley Farm is just three-quarters of a mile from Mosterton with its very well stocked village shop with in-store bakery and its popular village pub which serves a great selection of good food and local beers. The historic market town of Beaminster is only two and a half miles south of Whetley Farm, with excellent independent shops, cafes and pubs, a museum and an annual festival.

From wonderful walking, excellent pubs, fossil hunting and fishing, historic houses, gardens, shops, galleries and museums, stately homes and places such as Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne all in easy reach you will be spoilt for choice of places to explore and things to do. Whetley Farm is set in an Area of Outstanding Local Beauty, with views of Lewesdon Hill, the highest point in Dorset, and is surrounded by renowned walking areas such as Beaminster Downs, Marshwood Vale, Lewesdon Hill, Pilsden Pen, Powerstock Forest, and Eggardon Hill.

For seaside visits the choice is yours, Fossil laden Charmouth, beautiful Lyme Regis, lively West Bay, (Broadchurch) golden sands at Weymouth, wonderful food at Hive Beach, fishing and boat rides, the South Coast path to follow and Golden Cap to climb.

Ian and Liz place great emphasis on ensuring you will be very well looked after during your stay. If you need help deciding where to go, what to do or where to walk Liz and Ian would be happy to advise and can lend you walking maps.

On arrival you will find freshly cut garden flowers, and a welcome tray with special touches including homemade biscuits, Dorset tea, fresh eggs from the hens in the orchard, a selection of Dorset Cereals and doggy treats.

In the right season, you may well be treated to freshly picked salad leaves, herbs, soft fruit and vegetables from their veggie garden.

Children are welcome to help feed the chickens and collect the eggs by arrangement.


  • All Ground floor accommodation
  • Thermostatically controlled electric heaters
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Electric Cooker and Hob
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV & DVD Player
  • Superfast Broadband
  • Wood burner (first load of fuel provided)
  • Hairdryer
  • Small enclosed front-facing patio with table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Books and games
  • Parking for two cars
  • 3 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Beaminster is a small, picturesque town in the heart of West Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has many local artists living here. In fact, the Beaminster Festival held in late June celebrates local artists and much more. Beaminster has two supermarkets, craft shops, and a cafe. Natural beauty is all around this town and an array of walks to explore either by foot or by bike. If you prefer to try something a little more unusual, explore the area in the company of Llamas or Donkey Walking Adventures. Mapperton House and Gardens is not only beautiful but is also free to RHS members. It lies just a short distance away and is a great day out. It is no stranger to featuring in films, you may have seen it in Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca". Famous faces you may see in the town include Martin Clunes who has now been a resident of the area for many years.

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