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The Old Tithe Barn

Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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With 9 en-suite bedrooms, each with TV, this Grade ll, 13th century detached stone tithe barn is ideal for touring and 2 miles from Chesil Beach.

Within 2 miles of the famous Chesil Beach and World Heritage Jurassic Coast and between West Bay and Portland Bill, this Grade II 13th-century stone tithe barn, situated in Litton Cheney on a working farm, has been restored and extended to provide excellent detached character accommodation for eighteen guests, in this sought after part of West Dorset. It offers a great location for enjoying this holiday area, and boasts nine en-suite bedrooms (five doubles and four twins), each with TV, and a large kitchen, ideal for self catering with a large group. The original stone barn, now a very impressive vaulted and beamed living/dining room, comfortably accommodates eighteen. There is plenty of room for all; guests can relax and unwind in the large garden, the children can play in the games room equipped with pool table, there is fishing (by arrangement with the owner) in the 2-acre coarse fishing lake, or simply wander down to the village pub to wine and dine, or enjoy some glorious country walking.
Within a few minutes’ drive is Chesil Beach at Burton Bradstock which stretches for 17 miles from Portland to West Bay and is a unique shingle ridge and natural beauty spot. The pebbles on the beach are said to increase in size from east to west, the largest being at Portland where a centre for wind and kitesurfing can also be found. West Bexington and Abbotsbury are a short drive away with opportunities for swimming and fishing. Abbotsbury is home to the swannery which is a popular family attraction for holidaymakers and where visitors can walk amidst colonies of nesting mute swans in a natural wildlife habitat. Originally established by Benedictine monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury, the swannery was used to provide food for their banquets and has been featured in films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, which were established in the 1700s by the Countess of Ilchester, are another place of interest to visit. Magnolia and camelia collections are of particular note as well as rhododendrons and hydrangeas; a gift shop, restaurant and plant centre complete the facilities for a good day out. There is much to see and do in Dorset for families, especially at Weymouth, a short drive away, which offers many attractions ranging from the Sea Life Museum, Deep Sea Adventure to the Time Walk, or visit Dorchester with its many attractions and shops. Further afield, family days out include Wool with its Tank Museum and Monkey World, or admire the natural arch of Durdle Door and the almost circular cove of Lulworth on the way to Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. To the west one can see the magnificent World Heritage Coast and visit West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and of course the ever popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its pretty harbour and Cobb. Shop 3 miles and pub 400 yards.

Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, wooden floor and corner bar. Large kitchen with walk-in larder and stone floor. Games room. Three twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor (three staircases): Five double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full woodchip pellet central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • 32’’ widescreen Freeview TV
  • Nine further Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with pool table
  • Fishing available at cost by arrangement
  • Catering by arrangement with owner
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Lake on farm

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-16
    16 adults and 1 baby celebrated two birthdays at The Barn. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the spacious accomodation and the peaceful setting.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-17
    A beautiful property in a great location, but sadly it was very dirty. The property does accept dogs but there was a lot of dog hair around and the kitchen was actually dirty (fridge really sticky, dirty cutlery and crockery). The furniture is generally tired which is a shame as this impressive property could be amazing. The owners are friendly and on site but we were disappointed considering the cost. Maybe it would suit people having a party who don't care so much about the actual place, rather then a family.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29
    Lovely holiday home, plenty of room for everyone and luxury having a bathroom for every bedroom. Julie and Andy very friendly and helpful. Very pretty village and countryside and lots of family-friendly things to do. Children loved the dogs and peacocks.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-21
    We have been before,and we all had a great time !we hope to go next year if we can get in seems to be very popular

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-02
    Perfect venue for a mixed generation large family stay. All found the rooms and facilities excellent. So did the 2 dogs. Ideal for winter with very efficient log burner and excellent c.h. Friendly helpful owners and Julie made a sumptuous celebration meal. Can also recommend Sunday lunch at The White Horse. Only thing I'd mention is perhaps a stair-gate at foot of main staircase would be an asset for those with small children/dogs.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-26
    The barn was amazing with plenty of room it was great to have a bathroom with each room. The kitchen was fairly well equiped, could of done with some bigger saucepans and sharp knives. There was no welcome pack that we were expecting. Overall we had a wonderful weekend

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-19
    Our large family group, with ages ranging from 3 to 70, very much enjoyed the accommodation at the Old Tithe Barn. The space meant we were not on top of each other but, on the other hand, we could all sit at the table together for a special meal. We would certainly recommend the property for large get-togethers.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-04
    This is a fantastic house in a great location, the owners were very chilled out and there was so much space for 18 of us - 10 adults 8 kids - We all had a fantastic time . Cant wait to go back next year .

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