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The Old Tithe Barn

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Litton Cheney, near Dorchester, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms9
Bathrooms9
Pets 3

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Description

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
  • Please note: There is a lake on the farm. This property has a security deposit of £50.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    09/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2017
    The space is fantastic , the beds are very comfy , overall a really good place to stay with a large group , it had everything you needed , needs a little bit of tlc and could be cleaner , but it did not spoil our stay , I would go back . The local pub was good , very friendly and good food .


  • 9

    01/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    Lovely local pub down the road. Great quiet location. Barn cosy and beautiful. Kitchen has everything. Rooms comfortable. Could be a little cleaner in some parts but overall wonderful. We will be back!


  • 9

    03/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    The Old Tithe Barn was unique in our experience and provided a great place for our large group of different ages and interests. The accommodation meant that there was space for everyone to be together easily. The large dining table meant that family meals were easy to accommodate. There were sufficient sofas for everyone and plenty of outside patio furniture. The games room kept the children occupied for hours.


  • 6

    04/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2017
    An ideal building with all of the bits and pieces needed for a large gathering. Only four years old it has not been maintained well and is already 'tired'. In a lovely location with a good pub in easy walking distance. Owners very welcoming and proactive to all requests. Could be just about perfect with a bit more tlc.


  • 9

    20/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    We had a wonderful week here celebrating Mums 70th birthday. Fab location and fantastic place to stay. Julie the farmers wife was lovely. It was great to have all en-suite rooms. The only downside was no mobile signal and very poor wifi in the barn. However we would love to go back.


  • 7

    22/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2017
    Basically a lovely place but could be improved with small detail


  • 6

    22/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2017
    We had a few problems - one of the kettles was not working; one of the toilets was not filling and in fact the water was going through the light fittings into the room below.


  • 9

    28/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017
    Lighting in the main living room was poor, but other than that it was great.


  • 10

    04/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/02/2017
    This barn is absolutely amazing. I booked it for a hen do and it was perfect. The bedrooms are all great sizes and it's not often you get 9 rooms that all have their own bathrooms. The barn is really speacious and has the wow factor. Julie who owns the barn is lovely and was really accomadating. She cooked a fantastic meal for 18 on the Saturday night.


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