The beautiful deVOL kitchen/dining-room is fully equipped with all that you need to prepare a holiday feast.
The open plan sitting/dining-room has three sofas to choose from and a cosy wood-burner.
Barn Owls Cottage is converted from an 18th Century stone barn and has a fully enclosed mature garden, with a beautifully crafted fence separating the two cottages, giving privacy to both.
The master bedroom has a generous king-size double bed (5') with gorgeous linens and an en suite bathroom.
Another view of the open plan ground floor.
This beautiful deVOL kitchen has an Everhot range cooker.
With a cosy wood-burner and Smart TV for chilly evenings this open plan space is ideal for all the family.
The garden is  fully enclosed, the fence shown here to the right has been replaced.
Barn Owls Cottage sits between Badgers Cottage to the right and another cottage on the left.
The master bedroom has a super comfy king-size double bed and an en suite bathroom.
The spacious en suite bathroom has a hand held shower.
Bedroom 2 has a 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed. Please beware of the sloping ceiling.
Another view of Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 has a 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed, shown here at two 3 ft beds. Please beware of the sloping ceiling.
Another view of bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3.
This light and airy cottage is the perfect holiday home.
The spacious family bathroom has a shower over the bath.
The open plan ground floor dining-area.
The TV can be cleverly hidden behind bespoke wooden doors.
From the entrance hall, with the kitchen ahead and cloakroom to the left. Please mind the small step.
The sign that greets you at your journey's end.
These electric gates at the entrance to the farm  are activated by driving onto a magnetic circuit under the concrete which reacts upon a car driving onto it. The gates will close automatically after.
Across the lane the pond has a variety of visitors from summer dragonfly to the owners' Gotland sheep.
One of the beautiful horses on the farm.
The owners' Gotland sheep and hungry twin lambs.
This little lamb was born just two hours before the photograph was taken.
These delightful Gotland lambs were born on the farm.
The village pub, the Spyway Inn, is a short walk from West Hembury Farm.
Drive the Jurassic Coast road between Bridport and Weymouth for spectacular views in both directions.
Chesil beach, taken from the Isle of Portland looking back along the Jurassic Coast towards Lyme Regis in the far distance.
The garden at the Spyway Inn, Askerswell, has a great south-facing garden.
The French doors from the sitting/dining-room lead out onto the sheltered patio.
Looking down through the farmyard, the owners' house is at the bottom and the cottages to the right of the photo.
Weymouth's sandy beach is a 30 minute drive  and has a traditional Punch and Judy Show during the summer months.
The Isle of Purbeck with Corfe Castle at its gateway is about a forty minute drive from the farm.
Lulworth Cove gets very busy during the summer months but take a walk along the Jurassic Coast to Durdle Door, an iconic landmark.
West Bay further along the Jurassic Coast may look familiar if you watched the Broadchurch series.
Meander around West Bay, still a thriving fishing port; choose something tempting for supper from the traditional fish shop.
If you love seafood, visit the Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock. Fabulous local fish dishes are served, or if you prefer there are always delicious home-made cakes on offer.

Barn Owls Cottage


3.8 miles E of Bridport / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £650

Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful location would highly recommend

Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location. Easy access to the west coast locations and well placed for travel to east Dorset. We had a wonderful stay and would love to come back.

For the lovers of scenery birds and the outdoors exelent. Our noisy labrador was welcomed M N

We loved the gorgeous farm setting and the beautiful enclosed garden, which worked out great for our dog too. The family were extremely friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The cottage interior is light and cosy at the same time, especially on a couple of rainy days. The beds are very comfortable. Good distance to great market in Bridport, Hive Beach Cafe, Symondsbury estate & Lyme Regis. Great for countryside walks and very good restaurants. Our teenage daughters loved the area - it will be appealing to all ages. Thank you for the wonderful week.

Overall this is one of the very best cottages we’ve ever stayed in. We loved the finer details of the carpentry joinery, we enjoyed using an Aga style cooker for the first time and the location was also superb. Everything had been well thought out with the holidaymaker in mind. We left wanting to stay longer!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear Barn Owls Cottage was one of the very best you've stayed in and you enjoyed using the Aga. We do hope you'll choose to return and explore more of this wonderful part of Dorset. Kelsey, Customer Support

Very helpful owners who made our stay excellent. Lots of welcoming touches which were very much appreciated. Would return and recommend again and again. Thanks!

A lovely place to stay. Beautifully presented and well placed for the coast and countryside. A very nice calm atmosphere to the property, even with our two terriers. Would recommend very highly.

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It's lovely to hear that you and your terriers had a lovely time and we so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Very warm, cosy and comfortable cottage in a really pretty village away from the masses who flock to the seaside resorts but still easily accessible. Loved it (could have stayed longer) as did the dogs with totally enclosed lawned garden with super countryside views.

Brilliant in every way, can't recommend enough. Thank you for a beautiful stay.

Comfortable and charming cottage. Good location for access to Bridport, Dorchester and Chesil Beach. Three good sized bedrooms.

Super relaxing stay, beautiful property in beautiful location. Can’t wait to rebook for next year

We had a fabulous stay. Such a beautiful cottage. Perfect for our family of four and mother in law. Peaceful surroundings and wonderful hosts .

Real home away from home, very tastefully decorated. Dogfriendly garden looking out on the country side. Nice lively town of Bridport nearby. Very much enjoyed our stay, would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

The cottage is in a great location for short drives to a different beach every day and the lovely walk to golden cap. Fantastic location for a holiday with young children. There are lovely views of the valley from the garden and it feels very peaceful. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen high quality so easy to feel at home as everything looks so nice. The local pub has a glorious garden and we went twice. Eggerdon hill had amazing views in the day and at sunset, it is so close and well worth going. Hive beach cafe was so close and we enjoyed this too.

Barn Owls is a great cottage in a great location for exploring Dorset. Close to woodland walks and to the beaches. Bridport was a great find - lots of independent shops and all dog friendly. Would book again.

Barn Owls Cottage is beautifully furnished, comfortable and well equipped. The view from the house over the garden is lovely and we had a very relaxing stay. The owners were on hand and checked that everything was ok. We loved the scandi feel and appreciated the high quality equipment and furnishings.

Perfect Christmas (with a gifted tree!!) in a perfect location with perfect owners nearby...friendly, helpful and easy. Will definitely go again. Thank you.

Such a wonderful property set in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Just outside Bridport and easy access to all the great beaches Lucy and Charlie were excellent hosts and have created a beautiful cottage that has everything you will need for your stay. Highly recommended and will definitely be staying again.

We had a lovely time staying at Barns Owl Cottage. The cottage itself was very comfortable with amazing views of the countryside. We were surrounded by farmyard animals which our little boy loved! The location was also brilliant with many places to visit nearby.

Beautiful property in a lovely setting, ideal for exploring this lovely part of Dorset and for walking the South West coastal path. The cottage is beautifully presented with everything you need and the owners were extremely welcoming but equally discreet to leave you to enjoy your break. We hope to return next year.

An excellent property with quality fittings and furnishings in a truly wonderful Dorset location. Top marks!

Barn Owls Cottage is a very good place to stay. It is warm and comfortable, with lovely views and plenty of local walks.

Well appointed cottage with fully enclosed garden for our dog. Spotlessly clean. Good pubs nearby. Owners were very friendly and welcoming.

Lovely attention to detail within the cottage and the extras provided. We had a wonderful week, a gorgeous view and a very warm welcome. Much appreciated.

Barn Owls Cottage was every bit as beautiful as the photos. Stylish and relaxing interior helped us all unwind. The location was brilliant with plenty of great places to eat and stunning coastline & beaches, which the kids and the dog enjoyed. Walking the dog in the woods next to the cottage was great too. The water tasted amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for sharing your glowing review - we can tell you had a wonderful break. The cottage is connected to a private water supply which is tested and maintained to recognised standards; as you found, this lovely natural water source can taste amazing after being used to a chlorinated supply! We're so glad you enjoyed your time and hope to welcome you back soon. Tanya, Customer Support

The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we really enjoyed our stay at their cottage. A perfect place to stay! We would recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in that area of Dorset.

very friendly and cooperative

Superb location, well equipped and overall, difficult to find any major issues.

This is a beautiful cottage in a great location. Very well-equipped and comfortable with everything our family needed.

Very friendly people and animals. Lovely cottage and surroundings.

The cottage is really lovely, the perfect place to stay with our daughter and family. The owners were so friendly and very kind. It was a holiday my granddaughters will cherish, infact they said it was their “ best holiday ever” and they have been abroad several times! I would highly recommend Owls Barn .

Great location on farm but easy access to towns, villages and beautiful coast.

Cosy cottage with delicious water! Log burner and sitting room made a perfect base for family evenings . We would definitely like to return .

This lovely cottage was just as described, and very spacious and well equipped. Certainly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. Wouldn't hesitate to go back!

Second stay here and would definitely return. Lovely place

Absolutely wonderful owners, so helpful and friendly. Perfect location and cottage. Didn't want to leave lovely Dorset!

Friendly owners. We were made very welcome. The cottage is well equipped to a high standard. Our two dogs were made very welcome as well.

Very friendly and helpfull hosts, very nice and pretty decorated Cottage and such enchanting sheeps grazing behind the Cottage! The garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the wonderfull countryside. We felt like home and we did not want to go, we could imagine to stay forever!!!

Excellently presented and fully equipped with kitchen and comfort essentials.

We had a very relaxing stay. The cottage is very well located and has everything you could require for a great holiday. The owners Charlie & Lucy go out of their way to make your stay pleasing and a memorable experience. We would not hesitate to recommend West Hembury to anyone.

A lovely holiday cottage and perfect stay for us and our small children. Plenty of toys for them to play with and things to make it easy when away from home such as; wooden cot, steriliser, stairgates, bedguards and even children's books in their room! Lovely cottage and location and hope to return in the future.

Loved our stay here...Pretty, cosy, warm, great walks and delicious food on the door step. The McEwans could not have been more discreet, charming or helpful.

An excellent cottage. Everything you need was all at hand. Very clean and cosy. Very friendly owners nearby. A Beautiful setting. Very friendly local pub. Made our group feel very welcome over the new year. Good access to surrounding attractions with good walking opportunities. Thank you ever so much to all

Beautiful cottage in a great location!

We have just spent 6 nights at Barn Owls Cottage. Everything was available to make it an enjoyable stay. Beds are super comfortable and the cottage is beautifully decorated, furnished and very well equipped. It was lovely to be able to bring our dog too and there is easy walking in the local area and further afield. Local pub very friendly! Lucy the owner and her parents were on hand for any questions. All in all a most relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the country. Pete, Sue, Sue and Eileen and Heidi the dog.

had great week. owners very helpful

what a lovely place and so much more was provided - fantastic range of toys for children, lovely local walks for the dogs, extremely helpful owners. We had a great time!

Great place, very helpful owners, great for taking dogs with local walks on the farm as well as nearby.

Lots of toys available for children - my grandson loved all the tractors and farm toys

Good pub nearby and the beaches nearby are also fantastic. Dog friendly West Bay was great - it was always possible to take dogs where we went

Lovely cottage with everything we needed for our holiday with two small children. Great location to explore Dorset and close to excellent beach. Very friendly hosts made us feel really welcome. We'd love to stay there again.

The Cottage is everything that is promised and the owners are very charming and welcoming. There are many fantastic walks.

This is a very spacious cottage owned by very friendly farmers. It has a nice enclosed garden which was perfect for the dogs bordered on one side by a stone wall and the other by a fence. It tacks on to a horses field. The view from the bedrooms at the back accross the fields and hills is breathtaking and extremely quiet and peaceful. The Owners far exceeded expectations by supplying many extra's like milk in the fridge on arrival, fresh flowers and a laid out tea tray with biscuits. Supplies of dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid and a woodburner fire laid ready for use. It was extremely clean and comfortable. We enjoyed many an evening after a day exploring relaxing in the large lounge/diner. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a nice restful holiday. We would love to go again. Hopefully sometime soon.

Fantastic stay and place with a very warm and informative welcome from the cottage's owners. Would gladly return.

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. The Owners Charlie and Lucy are very friendly and welcoming. A fantastic cottage holiday guranteed!

We had a fantastic weekend away in the beautiful, cosy cottage - would not hesitate to book again. It was clean, comfortable & well-equipped, & looked exactly as it did in the pictures. The teapot, cups & saucers, biscuits & flowers laid out on arrival was a lovely touch.

We loved this cottage! Perfect for our family New Year break together as a late Christmas celebration. Very homely and comfortable. Charlie was very welcoming. Open fire Logs and kindling readily available Well equipped kitchen - lovely plates, etc Table in lounge area meant it was sociable and great with the fire going! Lovely rural setting, yet near main roads Milk and biscuits on arrival were appreciated

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