Find your 'Far from the Madding Crowd' moment in the beautiful west Dorset countryside with a stay at Ginny's Barn. This quaint cottage is set in the grounds of the owners' home and offers a peaceful retreat for those wanting to explore the Jurassic Coastline and the interesting villages and towns nearby.
Through the garden gate, take the winding path up to the cottage where your 'home-from-home' awaits you. The whole cottage has a calm and fresh feel - the welcoming living area with kitchen makes a lovely room to enjoy in the summer with the door to the garden open and also in the winter when you can cosy up in front of the wood-burner.
The dining-area is only a few steps up from the main living space - the perfect place for breakfast before starting your day. The first bedroom is bright and light; an oasis of peace to enjoy. After a few more steps again, you will find the shower-room next to the second bedroom, which enjoys views over the garden and the village. The friendly owners live next door and the garden is shared with them, however, there is a table and chairs for guests to enjoy exclusively.
Shipton Gorge is well placed to visit the bustling market town of Bridport, where twice a week you will find an interesting market to discover and also Burton Bradstock, with its National Trust beach. From the door you can explore on foot the paths and byways that scatter the surrounding area; why not stop at The New Inn on the way back for a drink and a night off from cooking.
Further afield, take a day to enjoy the county town of Dorchester with its many museums and cafes. Head to Weymouth for a traditional day on the beach or a stroll round the harbour - the ideal spot for fish and chips!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and wood-burner. Gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double-bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, there is no private parking at the property, parking is available on the road outside. Take care on the uneven garden path. There are enough beds for four but Ginny's Barn accommodates three guests only.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Welcome to Ginny's Barn
Take a moment to relax in the beautiful bedroom that overlooks the garden.
Cook up some holiday treats in the kitchen.
Open plan living with a cosy wood-burner for those cooler nights.
Al fresco dining!
Take a step inside!
A lovely spot to sit and plan your days.
Whose turn is it to cook dinner?
The dining space is perfect for three.
With two comfortable bedrooms to pick from you are spoilt for choice.
Catch up on some reading in comfort.
The shower-room is ideally placed between the two bedrooms.
On the edge of Shipton Gorge there is plenty to explore from the front door.
Breakfast in bed!
Take time to enjoy your pretty surroundings.
There are thoughtful and homely touches throughout.
Enjoy the sun!
From the lane where you park take the gate into the garden
Follow the path and sign to Ginny's Barn
The coast is a few minutes drive away - take in the view from the top of Abbotsbury Hill across the Fleet.
Head to Corfe Castle - explore the pretty village and take the Steam Train to Swanage for a great day out.
The seaside village of West Bay is the perfect spot to spend an hour or wandering round the harbour - why not end your day with fish and chips with a view.
Bridport has a twice weekly market - a great place to buy some local produce and stroll on a sunny afternoon.