Barn Owls Cottage is a semi-detached cottage that has been converted from an 18th Century stone barn. Despite having stylish modern fittings, it has still retained much of its original charm with ancient inset fossils and large oak beams which give the cottage its unique and lovely character. The kitchen has all you could need to cook up a hearty holiday meal. Over in the sitting/dining-room there is plenty of space for all of the family to sit and enjoy the warmth of the roaring wood-burner, especially on those cold crisp evenings. This gorgeous cottage has large French windows opening onto the terraced patio area with a fully enclosed garden, it is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of bubbly, safe in the knowledge that children and dogs can explore without worry.
Heading upstairs, you will be greeted with three bedrooms all offering super-comfy beds. The main bedroom ensures comfort with its king-size double bed and en suite bathroom, the perfect retreat for tired eyes. The second bedroom offers added flexibility with the option of a super-king double bed or two singles, the decision is yours! In bedroom three there are twin beds, providing an excellent set-up for families.
For keen walkers, West Hembury Farm is situated perfectly and offers lots of places where you can enjoy the West Dorset countryside. Barn Owls Cottage is just four miles away from the bustling market town of Bridport that has 'market days' twice a week showcasing lots of quirky stalls and delicious local delicacies. A short drive away is the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and West Bay, where some of Broadchurch was filmed.
From the farm you can gaze across the valley towards Eggardon Hill, a National Trust owned Iron Age hill fort; with magnificent views towards Golden Cap and diverse wildlife, it is well worth a visit. This working farm has Gotland sheep and lambs in spring time; resident chickens roam the farmyard and the owners' Shetland ponies, horse and spaniels give the yard an appeal that children will remember a long time after their holiday.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Step to Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV, DVD player, XBox One and wood-burner
Step to Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to shared Laundry-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Take care around the farmyard (please supervise children at all times). This beautiful part of Dorset has limited WiFi capacity, which is supplied via a 4G LTE broadband connection, suitable for email and web browsing only. Please take care around the sloping ceilings in bedrooms 2 and 3. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year only)
- 2 high chairs and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
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.
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.