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The Old Dairy

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Thorncombe, near Broadwindsor, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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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, 17/03/2018
    A really lovely setting. Cottage was well equipped and clean. Only criticism was that the central heating timing was not changeable. The wood burner was brilliant.

  • 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.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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