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Looking towards the property and enclosed patio garden
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
Lounge area with French doors
Plan your days out with a cuppa
Lounge/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Compact kitchen area
Hand-made stairs
Beautiful design detail
Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Get a restful night's sleep in the charming bedroom
Light, bright and airy super king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom with a shower attachment over the bath
Ideal spot for some reading
Relax in the enclosed patio
Charming setting within an organic farm
Rustic cottage and patio area
Large enclosed patio
Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
Charmouth beach
Visit nearby Lyme Regis
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2 / 23  Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
3 / 23  Lounge area with French doors
4 / 23  Plan your days out with a cuppa
5 / 23  Lounge/dining area
6 / 23  Enjoy leisurely meals
7 / 23  Cosy kitchen/dining area
8 / 23  Compact kitchen area
9 / 23  Hand-made stairs
10 / 23  Beautiful design detail
11 / 23  Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
12 / 23  Get a restful night's sleep in the charming bedroom
13 / 23  Light, bright and airy super king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
14 / 23  En-suite bathroom with a shower attachment over the bath
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16 / 23  Ideal spot for some reading
17 / 23  Relax in the enclosed patio
18 / 23  Charming setting within an organic farm
19 / 23  Rustic cottage and patio area
20 / 23  Large enclosed patio
21 / 23  Enjoy al fresco meals and drinks
22 / 23  Charmouth beach
23 / 23  Visit nearby Lyme Regis

Char Cider Barn

Charmouth (2mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Get away from it all at this charming rural retreat which is tucked away on a small organic farm
  • Just 2 miles to the Jurassic Coast and located in Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Wonderful walks to explore in the surrounding countryside and along the nearby coastal paths
  • Unique accommodation featuring exposed beams, stone flooring and quirky handmade staircase
  • Spacious enclosed patio area with garden furniture for al fresco meals and drinks
Property code: CIBAR

This charming property has been built and developed in a sustainable way using a number of local and natural materials and offers a great escape for guests looking to explore this lovely area.

Nestling adjacent to the owner’s house on a small organic farm with sheep and chickens, this delightful annexe is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway for two in a rural setting. Beyond the farm, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts wonderful scenic walks both through the surrounding the countryside and along the Jurassic Coast. Spanning 95 miles of the Dorset and East Devon coastline, the Jurassic Coast takes in charming seaside villages and towns including nearby Charmouth and Lyme Regis. There are footpaths from the farm including to the seaside village of Charmouth which is a 2.5 mile walk from the property and offers an array of shops and pubs. Lyme Regis is also within easy reach and boasts an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. Other attractions in the area include the historic market town of Bridport, Abbotsbury Swannery, the charming coastal resorts of Beer, Seaton and West Bay, as well as numerous National Trust properties and gardens.

Inside, the charming open-plan living accommodation is both rustic and quirky, with exposed beams, stone flooring and cottage furniture. In the compact kitchen area you will find an oven with ceramic hob, grill, oven microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. Once prepared, enjoy romantic meals for two at the bijoux dining table nearby. The lounge area nearby features an exposed brick wall, bookshelf, TV/DVD and has large French doors leading outside. Also on the ground floor is a shower room with a WC. At the end of a long day, climb the bespoke handmade spiral staircase up to the first floor to reach the spacious super-king-size bedroom. This is a stunning room featuring ash flooring made from ash grown on the farm, a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses and an en-suite bathroom with handheld shower.

Heading outside there is a private enclosed patio area complete with garden furniture for enjoying romantic meals or drinks outside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom (can be presented as a twin on request at time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with handheld shower and WC on the first floor; 1 shower room and WC on the ground floor
  • Compact kitchen area - oven with ceramic hob, grill, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Regret no washing machine but it is possible to use the one in the main farmhouse by arrangement with the owner
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and heating included (underfloor heating on the ground floor and central heating on the first floor)
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, please kindly keep dogs on leads when on-site except within the enclosed patio area, there is a designated field available to exercise dogs off the lead
  • Private enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Regret BBQ's are not permitted at this property
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 2 miles, pub within a mile and selection of pubs, shops and restaurants 2.5 miles

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 28th May 2021

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Beautiful barn in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to going back!

Reviewed by Michael 21st May 2021

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We were very comfortable in Char Cider Barn . In the cold weather the underfloor heating kept us warm . In the gale the 30" walls kept us secure . When the warm weather arrived we were able to sit outside in a secluded and quiet countryside location . In the company of the sheep and the hens . Even the Rooster is not very noisy . As they say , locaRead moretion , location , location . Access from the A35 is via narrow lanes with passing points . I always used the lane closest to Bridport .It is shorter. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 20th April 2021

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Reviewed by Tracy 16th April 2021

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Beautiful farm setting, such a relaxing cottage. Great location, short distance from Charmouth and the main A road but in a secluded spot. The kitchen is small but has everything you need and the bed is huge and comfy. Wifi worked fine (earlier reviewer had problems) and Netflix on the TV was very welcome. I wouldn't hesiste to recommend this cottaRead morege. Hide

Reviewed by Clive 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Joy 9th October 2020

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Lovely cottage, originally built and crafted with artistic touches. Curved staircase with carved and crafted stair rails but still kept beautifully clean enough for corona virus cleaning standards. Vast bedroom but warm and comfy. We were impressed that the owner asked us to bag up linen etc.Also impressed when she told us that it took 8 hours to CRead moreovid clean. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 18th September 2020

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Very Rural location so very quite, but great for relaxing and unwinding. Lanes to and from A35 narrow but OK.

Reviewed by Martin 21st August 2020

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Lovely peaceful remote location ideal for getting away from stresses of life, yet coast easily accessible

Reviewed by Richard 7th August 2020

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Lovely cottage for 2. Dont rely on wifi or 4g! V peaceful setting. Beautiful bedroom space, slightly tighter downstairs. Be prepared for early start with cockerels, or take precautions!

Reviewed by Teresa 31st July 2020

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Stunning location, perfect for relaxing, reading and watching nature; birds and bats. Char cider barn welcomed us with comfort and quiet. Had everything we needed in the small but imaginatively set out kitchen. The bedroom is the most outstanding feature the beamed room offered space, comfort and wonderful views.

Reviewed by Monika 24th July 2020

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The barn is very comfortable and clean and well provisioned. We loved the huge comfy bed and the patio where we could eat breakfast every morning. Our host was always on hand to answer any questions and provide us with fresh herbs for cooking which was an added bonus. Everything was organic including the shower gels. The farm was lovely and being pRead moreart of a rural, natural setting for a week was a great way to press reset. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 17th July 2020

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Char Cider Barn was a lovely property, well furnished tastefully and comfortable. Upstairs was very spacious and the bathrooms were ideal - a good shower and nice bath. It was delightfully remote and we felt very relaxed and away from it all. Hilary, the owner was friendly and helpful. We would love to return in the future.

Reviewed by Noel 5th March 2020

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Char Cider Barn is a fantastic property away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It's a beautiful cottage with lots of local materials from the farm used in its construction. Locally there is lots to do and the beaches are only a few miles away.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th October 2019

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This lovely cottage is the perfect location for exploring the Dorset coast & countryside. It is very cosy with a large bedroom area and comfy sitting area. The kitchen area is small, but well equipped. The stone floor downstairs has underfloor heating.....perfect for the week we were there. Hilary, the owner is charming and on hand if required, butRead more otherwise leaves you to enjoy your holiday. One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 18th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mary 20th September 2019

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We had a lovely stay at this cottage despite the changeable weather! Perfect base for walks straight from the door or a short drive to the coast and the wonderful South West costal path. Relaxing and very comfortable. The owner is so friendly and welcoming, on hand if needed but not intrusive at all.

Reviewed by Ann 6th September 2019

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The Char Cider Barn was an absolute pleasure to stay in. Fully equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. This is a great location for exploring the Jurassic coast. There is a dog friendly and safe courtyard with seating to enjoy nature. The lady who owns the barn, is a friendly and welcoming person. Nothing is too much troubleRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Gerard 9th August 2019

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Reviewed by Sarah 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by Deborah 26th July 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a quiet location, a real home from home. Very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by William 28th June 2019

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Looking towards the property and enclosed patio garden
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area
Lounge area with French doors
Plan your days out with a cuppa
Lounge/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Compact kitchen area
Hand-made stairs
Beautiful design detail
Spacious super king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
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Location

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