Woodbury Meadow Barn
Located in Dorchester, Dorset
This stylish detached barn conversion offers luxury accommodation with far reaching countryside views. Quietly situated down a private lane in a beautiful rural setting, yet is within easy reach of the coast.
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Pet Friendly: No
Dorset’s beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland affords wonderful walking, there is a network of footpaths directly from the property. The property is nestled in a rural location with views across the fields where you can often see sheep and horses grazing. For fishing enthusiasts, guests can arrange with the owner to fish on either the privately owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome or on the private fishing lake which is within walking distance from the property. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline that has World Heritage status. The towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil are easily accessible and there are many National Trust properties to visit. The popular seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach is a 20 minute drive and the harbour town of West Bay is a 30 minute drive. In addition to this, there are many attractions including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Monkey World, Hardy s Cottage and Abbotsbury Swannery.
Entering the property from the enclosed terrace you are met by a beautiful lounge/kitchen/diner with an impressive apex ceiling, exposed beams, French doors, oak flooring and impressive chandeliers. Here you can relax and enjoy the countryside views while snuggled up in front of the wood burner. The property is always toasty and warm with underfloor heating throughout. Enjoy watching your favourite programme on TV or take time to enjoy a DVD. The impressive kitchen is very well equipped and is perfect to try out some new recipes or cook some old family favourites. The kitchen has a Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a utility room with a useful cloakroom with WC. Leading from the lounge area are two of the four bedrooms, both are super king-size zip and links (which can be made into a twin on request at time of booking) with TV s and spacious en suite bathrooms with a shower, bath and WC. Walking back through the lounge/kitchen/diner will lead you to the final two bedrooms again both super king-size zip and links (which can be made into a twin on request at time of booking) with TV s and spacious en suite bathrooms with a shower, bath and WC. All four bedrooms are beautifully furnished, with luxury bed linen and boast countryside views.
Venturing out of the large French doors from the lounge/kitchen/diner you will find yourself on the private south facing enclosed terrace. A perfect place to enjoy some outside dining with garden furniture, BBQ and fabulous countryside views. Head across from the terrace to the oak framed open summerhouse which has a table tennis table, comfortable garden furniture and a fridge an idyllic peaceful area to relax and watch the sun go down with a refreshing beverage. Ample off-road parking is available in the gravelled area. This property can be booked with property code 75243, please see ‘need to know’ for further details.
- Beautiful detached barn conversion offering traditional yet contemporary interiors
- A network of countryside walks direct from the property
- Relax in the oak framed open summerhouse – an idyllic, peaceful area to relax and watch the sun go down
- 2½ miles from the pub at Sydling St Nicholas, rated one of the prettiest small villages in Dorset
- Dorchester is just 5 miles with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
- Excellent holiday base to explore this pretty county whatever the season
- Take a day trip to the seaside resorts of West Bay and Weymouth
- 4 bedrooms zip and link beds which are all made up as super king-size (or can be made into a twin bed configuration on request at time of booking)
- 4 en suite bathrooms and 1 separate WC
- Rangemaster electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- Wood burner with a reasonable supply of logs (more can be purchased)
- Electric and underfloor heating included
- TV in lounge and bedrooms
- Wi-Fi included
- Bed linen and towels included
- Ample off-road parking available
- Regret no pets
- BBQ is available
- Guests can arrange with the owner to fish on the privately-owned 4 mile stretch of the River Frome, the owner can arrange for guests to have use of the equipment and an instructor
- Beach 8½ miles, shop and pub 2½miles
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a town for all seasons. This vibrant, bustling town has an array of "brand name" shops as well as banks and local independent shops up the side streets. Cafes, test rooms, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways catering to all tastes can be found here. There is also a weekly market on Wednesdays selling local produce. Dorchester is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and he based his novel, The Mayor of Casterbridge, on Dorchester. Open all year round, Max Gate, the childhood home of Thomas Hardy, now owned by the National Trust, is well worth a visit.
Visit Wolfeton House set in beautiful water meadows, in the nearby village of Charminster. Visit Athelhampton House and Gardens or visit Kingston Maurwood, a Georgian mansion surrounded by 35 acres of gardens. Dorchester Park often has open-air concerts in the bandstand or an open-air cinema in the summer months. The park has a mini open-air gym and a large expanse of grass for the children to run around. For the adults there is a cafe, sit for a picnic or a coffee and watch the kids explore. Join the Dorchester Town Ghost Walks and discover the many haunted buildings. The Dorset County Show attracts visitors from near and far. It is a two-day event, featuring horse competitions, funfair, crafts, and is a chance for the local farmers to show their prized animals and produce. There is so much to do here for all the family.
Visit the Keep Military Museum, 4 floors of military history focusing on the Dorsetshire regiment over the past 500 years. Try the Dorset County Museum or The Dinosaur Museum, an award-winning museum with life-size dinosaur reconstructions, fossils, and more. Finally, explore the Teddy Bear Museum, house, and shop. This is a celebration of all things stuffed in teddy form that will delight those young of heart.