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The Old Dairy

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Thorncombe, near Broadwindsor, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 1
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In a peaceful location yet within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast this barn conversion makes for a perfect base for your holiday in Dorset.

Situated in a wonderful location, just outside the small village of Thorncombe in West Dorset, near the Somerset border, this single-storey, detached barn conversion offers a great opportunity to get away from it all. There are many attractions to enjoy right on the doorstep, with the historic and famous Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre and some delightful Dorset villages. Within easy driving you will find Lyme Regis on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, where you can enjoy soaking up the sun on the sandy beach, or simply pass the time away walking along this stunning stretch of coastline. Maybe try boating, fishing, crabbing or even some fossil hunting on the shore. Inland, for some fun all the family can enjoy, the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum never ceases to thrill, or for lovers of classic cars, travel towards the Haynes Motor Museum. For the outdoor enthusiasts, there are some fantastic local walks available, with three national recreational footpaths on the doorstep of The Old Dairy. There is so much to take in, but when you return, you can unwind and enjoy a barbecue in the garden and take in the beautiful countryside views. Beach 11 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 26" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen: With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. The village could do with its own pub!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    Well equipped cottage, well maintained and in a very quiet location enjoying some lovely views of the countryside. Downside of the quiet location was the fact that any pubs or restaurants were a drive away (or risk one of them with a walk in the dark on a very narrow lane).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Fantastic barn conversion in rural location. Light, airy and spacious with beautiful views over surrounding countryside. Pet friendly and well stocked. Lots of local walks as well as places to visit in car.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Lovely peaceful comfortable and secluded.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2017
    Wonderful time had by all, couldn't have been better. Lovely place, really good location and village shop a real steal......café, post office, sells most things and also offers meals on a Tuesday if you book. Peace and quiet all the time, short journey to the coast and many attractions within easy drive. Thank you Helen and co.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Beautiful views. Cottage very comfortable with everything you need and a few added touches like welcome pack, flowers etc. was really appreciated. Local walks from right outside the door. Good location to explore Dorset, Somerset and Devon as right near borders.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    The Old Dairy is simply a delightful retreat in a stunning setting. The very helpful and kind owners, Helen and Paul, agreed that I could take Hatty my cat with me. We had a wonderful time. The welcome pack of biscuits, milk and flowers was much appreciated. Thank you. The cottage is beautifully equipped, with everything you could need for your holiday stay. Its rural location provides a complete haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The views from the garden are just spectacular. Unfortunately I had to return home a day earlier than planned for an urgent hospital appointment, and advised the owners of this. However during the week I had enjoyed some lovely days out locally, including a boat trip from Lyme Regis. Hatty and I hope to return later in the year, to see The Old Dairy in all its autumn glory.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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