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The Old Tithe Barn

Litton Cheney, near Dorchester, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating

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31/12/2019
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Sleeps 19
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 9
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 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.

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 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
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 10

    16/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2019
    We had a family celebration here and place catered for us all very well, plenty of space for all 18 of us, definitely on my list to go back too.


  • 7

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Many lights still not working! Bed linen and towels need replacing. All electrical appliances need maintenance. Despite these deficiencies we did spend a happy family Christmas at the Old Tithe Barn.


  • 8

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    Had a really good week, the old tithe barn was beautiful definitely love to return. Had a very comfortable stay and found the barn was tidy although it could have done with being abit cleaner (cob webs, dead flys)


  • 5

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    A wonderful barn conversion - carried out to the highest standards with a superb living space 35 yards in overall length and 9 en-suite rooms. Unfortunately, current operating standards are not as high and maintenance is lacking - there is evidence outside of previous house- parties, with beer cans and dead flower arrangements left lying around. Inside, perhaps a quarter of the light bulbs do not work, the towels are ancient/ threadbare and upon arrival the cleaning was not good.


  • 4

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    The house was converted from an old tithe barn on a grand scale, with a magnificent sitting room and kitchen/dining room and 9 bathrooms. However that was 10 or more years ago and maintenance has really been neglected since. (The sitting room photograph on the website must have been taken quite some time ago) The sitting room furniture and kitchen fittings could now be most charitably described as "tired"; some light fixtures were not working, the sunshade was broken and waste bins lacked lids. On the plus side Mrs Pike was friendly and helpful.


  • 9

    21/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Lovely spacious house - plenty of room for large family gathering- with social space and room for privacy. Friendly helpful owner. Noisy- but beautiful- peacock!


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