Ideal for a couple or for three guests, Purtington Barn Studio in south Somerset is a very recently converted cottage just a short drive inland from Lyme Regis, Dorset's iconic seaside town, and the famous Jurassic Coast. This is an ideal location for exploring both counties. There are totally unspoilt rural views from its private elevated position and three sets of French windows open onto the beautifully sunny south-facing patio. The contemporary open plan design offers the flexibility of the double bedroom and shower-room on the ground floor and the single is tucked away on one of two mezzanine levels.
The great thing about this location is that you are close to the borders where three beautiful counties meet – Somerset, east Devon and Dorset. The amazing Jurassic Coast runs along the length of the east Devon coast from Budleigh Salterton into Dorset at Lyme Regis and from there on towards Chesil Beach. Inland there is much to do as well, with historic houses dotting the gentle countryside. From the nature reserves on the Somerset Levels to the wide expanses of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty leading to the west Somerset coast, there are great outings for all. There is even a Spa Hotel and golf course at Cricket St Thomas just a couple of miles away where you can buy a day pass to use many of the facilities. This most peaceful of retreats offers free internet access that is sufficient for emailing and for access to the web but not for downloading large files and streaming films. The owners here always make their guests feel most welcome and after greeting you will leave you to have your holiday in peace and quiet in this very tranquil setting. They make a polite request that their guests have a word with them before inviting friends or family to the Studio. It is really important for the owners to know who is on the smallholding at any time, so please do speak to them before inviting friends or family to visit you at the Studio.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-area with washing machine/drier
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with single bed
Please note the WiFi is suitable for basic web browsing and emails but not for streaming, downloading large files or uploading photographs.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The Studio is reached along its own little driveway with private parking at the top right next to the property.
The terrace is amazing - what a place to sit and relax on a sunny day.
The lovely double height open plan living area has French windows out onto the terrace.
The kitchen shares the same wonderful valley views. Purtington Barn Cottage is below the Studio and so you will feel totally independent and private.
The main bedroom with its king-sized bed is on the same level as you enter the Studio. This room has French windows too - and that special view to enjoy from your bed !
There is plenty of room for the dining-table in this light-filled space.
Looking from the kitchen through to the living area.
The second bedroom is up the stairs in one of two mezzanine areas. The wood-burning stove is ornamental - but the Studio is so snug in any case.
Enjoy a glass of wine or your morning coffee outside on the terrace.
You are sure to find some treats awaiting you on arrival.
Another view of the main bedroom.
The single bedroom is on one of the two mezzanine levels. The clever screen ensures privacy but you will have all the upstairs space to yourself.
Looking down from the mezzanine floor.
There is a good sized shower-room on the ground floor, tucked away down a private corridor that also houses the washing machine.
The shower, as with all the fittings in the Studio, is brand new.
This view is taken from the second mezzanine area, across towards the single bedroom.
You have the use of the second mezzanine area to use as you wish - a peaceful calm space for yoga, meditation, reading or spreading out a jigsaw on a rainy day?
The Studio is a stylish brand new barn conversion with a patio the full length of the building and the most beautiful views.
There is a ramp up to the entrance as well as steps so this would be a good choice of place to stay if you have mobility problems. Do ask us.
Purtington Barn Studio has a wonderfully elevated position with views across the surrounding countryside.
In the grounds below the Studio you can sit by this lovely pond and really take in the birdlife that loves it here too.