Lovely single-storey barn conversion | Fossils’ End, Chickerell, near Weymouth
Living area | Fossils’ End, Chickerell, near Weymouth
Barn conversion
Chickerell, near Weymouth

Fossils’ End

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile


out of 5

A rural retreat barn conversion, located close to the seaside town of Weymouth. Ideal for couples and family/friends who wish to enjoy the Dorset countryside.
Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With electric log-effect fire, 41" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and French doors leading to the front of the property.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. ¾-acre natural unspoilt garden with sitting out area and garden furniture. 2 small/medium dogs welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps from the back door to the rear of the property.
Fossils’ End is a single-storey barn conversion, ideal for a rural retreat within the heart of the Dorset countryside. Accessed via a rough track, the property is located in Chickerell, close to the Georgian town of Weymouth, which boasts a golden sandy beach, picturesque harbour and is ideally positioned along the UNESCO Jurassic Coastline. It borders the owners’ home and is perfect for couples, family and friends who wish to enjoy the beautiful surrounding area of Dorset. The name Fossils’ End derives itself from local fossils that were found in nearby Dorset villages, which have been entwined into the barn, including a sea anemone found in Nottington and a petrified wood fossil found in nearby Charminster. The property offers an open plan living space with electric fire and French doors opening on to the front of the property with a large unspoilt garden (not enclosed). In the garden shed you will find sun loungers and patio chairs to use during your stay. The rear of the property offers some lovely Dorset countryside views and walking areas.
The UNESCO Jurassic Coastline is 3 miles away, with highlights such as Chesil Beach to explore, while Abbotsbury, West Bay, Bridport, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are slightly further away. The Jurassic Coastline is home to over 300 coastal country walks, offering some breath taking views over Dorset’s 200 million year old shoreline. The county town, known as Thomas Hardy’s town, of Dorchester, is home to Roman relics, Brewery Square and the pioneering architectural royal development of Poundbury. Take a trip to the Isle of Portland, host to the 2012 Olympic Games and home to the world famous National Sailing Academy.
Heading out west from Chickerell is a delight, where the outstanding views and ‘chocolate-box’ villages can be admired. The swannery at Abbotsbury provides the opportunity to observe the resident colony of mute swans, which has been in existence since the 14th century. From late May, visitors can walk around the nesting area, observing the cygnets at close quarters. Another attraction at Abbotsbury are the sub-tropical gardens, which flourish in a site protected from the cold winds. Here you can find species rare to Britain such as Japanese camellias and Caucasian wingnut.
It’s a great location with so many popular tourist attractions close by including Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and the National Trust’s Corfe Castle, all of which all make great family days out. Slightly further afield, you can visit Swanage, Poole and Poole Quay. Poole harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world and from here you can take the ferry to Sandbanks or Brownsea Island Nature Reserve with its red squirrels. Why not take the ferry for the day to visit the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey? Lyme Regis is also another hot spot to visit, known locally as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, and is a great place for searching for fossils found in the cliffs and along the beach. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.


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    Customers' Choice 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


Baby and Toddler Friendly
Barn Conversion
Coastal Within 3 Miles
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Decorated at Christmas
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Ground Floor Facilities
Highchair Available
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please