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Exterior | The Old Tithe Barn, Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester
Exterior | The Old Tithe Barn, Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester
  • Cottage
  • Litton Cheney, near Dorchester
  • DCCD

The Old Tithe Barn

7.7

out of 10

  • 19

  • 9

  • 9

  • 3

Wifi
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

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.

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, one with additional single bed. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail at cost
  • Elec, full woodchip pellet CH (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • 32’’ widescreen Freeview TV
  • Nine further Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with pool table
  • Fishing available at cost by arr
  • Catering by arr 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.

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 19 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, one with an additional single, and four twins), each with TV, and a large kitchen, ideal for self catering with a large group. There is even the added benefit of a self-service bar, so you can keep your friends and family entertained throughout the evening. 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 including the Sea Life Museum, 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.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2021

Features

All Ensuite

Barbecue

Celebration Houses

Coastal within 5 miles

Cot Available - Cot

Cycle Store

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Dishwasher

Enclosed garden / patio

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Rural

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove

Working Farm

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 22 reviews

7.7

out of 10

Value for money

7.7

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort and Equipment

7.2

Location

9.2

Local amenities

7.8

Overall rating

7.7

Lindsay

  • Basingstoke

  • Family

6

out of 10

The owner was lovely and very helpful, however as others have said the place needs a bit more care and maintenance. The barn is large with lots of room for everyone. The wooden bench outside had nails sticking out of the seat and table top. Being on a dairy farm the flies are a real nuisance and we could not have the doors or windows open in the hot weather as a result.

12 Aug 2022

W

  • Newport South Wales

  • Group

9

out of 10

A good property for the large family gathering with all our grandchildren who enjoyed their stay. The use of the lake nearby meant that we did not have to travel far especially as we stayed at the time of the heatwave.

27 Jul 2022

Elizabeth

  • Reading

  • Family

9

out of 10

Lovely people and great location. Plenty of space. The property needed a little TLC in parts however this did not spoil our holiday. Lovely and warm. Would consider going back.

29 Apr 2022

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