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The Old Engine House

Drimpton, near Beaminster, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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A converted barn in a great location for exploring west Dorset and the surrounding counties with plenty of attractions for all ages.

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Stairgate. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Patio leading to enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced stream in the grounds, 50 yards away.

In a great location, in the heart of delightful west Dorset, this detached property is situated on a working beef farm, and the owners live next door. There’s glorious country scenery and walking in the area, so it’s great for dog walking, cycling and enjoying lovely village pubs to wine and dine in. There are many attractions nearby including Forde Abbey and Gardens right on your doorstep, and a local craft centre nearby. Within very easy driving distance is the ever popular World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its stunning scenery and the seaside resorts of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and West Bay. Scenery, boating, fishing and sandy beach can be enjoyed at Lyme Regis, as well as fossil hunting, all making for a memorable holiday. Head inland, and you will find the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes International Motor Museum with its classic car collection. Further afield you can visit the Clarks Village factory outlet, Glastonbury Tor, the cathedral city of Wells and Cheddar Gorge. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2019
    Great stay, lovely clean house with all the amenities, will definitely book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2019
    We have just had an amazing week exploring Dorest with our two dogs. The Old Engine House is ideally situated and has been renovated to a very high standard. We would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2019
    Lovely, well equipped barn conversion. Nice area for dog exercise.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay over the New Year at The Engine House. The cottage is situated in a beautiful part of the world, ideally situated for trips to Bridport and Lyme Regis, but with the bonus of being able to escape back to absolute tranquility at the end of the day. As a director for a major building contractor I was massively impressed with the attention to detail of finishes on the refurbishment, with absolutely no corners cut on finishes, very impressive. Facilities wise the cottage had everything we needed and more, so much so that my family now insist we go and buy an electric egg boiler/poacher. The owners were very friendly and helpful during our visitor and the cows amazingly quiet! Looking forward to a future visit.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    Fantastic cottage. Really clean and comfortable. Would love to stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2018
    A delightful conversion of an agricultural building, all modern conveniences but still retaining character. A good location to visit Dorset, Somerset and Devon! Very friendly and helpful owners. The cottage was beautifully warm and cosy for a November break. Would definitely recommend.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    Great property, beautifully designed, and very quite

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Fabulous week in a fabulous property. High quality, well fitted and very comfortable. We will return and thoroughly recommend the Old Engine House.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/10/2018
    Very nice cottage, ideal for our family. Would definitely go back there.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Very welcoming, clean,cosy, spacious and comfortable cottage. Use of a garden area opposite when weather fine and an enclosed and safe dog exercise area for dogs to run around in and toilet. About 20-30 minutes from Dorset coast at Bridport/West Bay/Charmouth and Lyme Regis and about 10 miles from Chard. Cottage set in lovely countryside. Well decorated throughout, lovely bathrooms and all mod cons included. Really enjoyed our relaxing stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    My family and I had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage. The owner's were pleasant and helpful.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 30 reviews collected by Reevoo
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