This semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion is one offive in a courtyard setting, on the edge of the Dorset village of Charminster near Dorchester, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms. The Old Stables is a semi-detached barn conversion, one of five in a courtyard setting, on the edge of the Dorset village of Charminster, near Dorchester. The cottage offers accommodation all on the ground floor level and can sleep six people in three bedrooms - one king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower attachment, basin and WC, one king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC and one twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC.... There is also a utility room with basin and WC. The open plan living accommodation includes a fitted kitchen with central island and breakfast bar, a dining area and a sitting area with flame-effect electric fire. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed patio and decked area with furniture. With the amenities of Dorchester just 1.5 miles away and beaches approximately 7 miles away, The Old Stables makes a great base for discovering Dorset.
Amenities: Electric convector heaters with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Washing machine in utility. 50" wall-mounted plasma 3D TV with Freeview and surround sound system, Blu-ray DVD player, CD player/radio, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. South-facing enclosed patio and decked area with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile.
Region: Explore the fossils and stunning beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, visit historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or enjoy the footpaths, country lanes and thatched-roof pubs Dorset offers.
Town: The Dorset village of Charminster is located in the River Cerne's valley, surrounded by countryside, and is home to a shop and pub. Close by is the market town of Dorchester and approximately seven miles away are the lovely beaches of Weymouth, Portland's peninsula and Chesil Beach, part of the stunning World Heritage Coastline.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Very happy with the accommodation. Had a few problems with the plumbing but this was sorted out promptly.
Family of 4
Left on 07/26/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Family of 4
The cottage was well appointed, extremely spacious and comfortable and is situated in a beautiful and peaceful setting, a great place to return to after a day out to just chill and relax!
The cottage was perfectly located, being out in the countryside but close enough to Dorchester and all the amenities we required and it was central to all the places we wanted to visit along the jurassic Dorset coastline, we never had very far to travel!
We liked having the chickens around and their fresh eggs available on site were delicious! The owners were friendly, helpful and welcoming, it was easy to find with the directions and simple to check in when we arrived.
THE MEMBURY FAMILY
FUERTEVENTURA CANARY ISLANDS
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | THE MEMBURY FAMILY
The stables were the perfect place for us as a family! Super accomadation, so clean! Just perfect! Close to town and yet away from the noise of a town!! Just perfect!!
An perfect family cottage
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Jo Riley
This was an excellent cottage just ideal for our needs, a 3 generation family, grandparents, children and grandchildren.
Both grandchildren are autistic and the cottage was in a perfect peaceful setting with plenty of space for them not to feel overwhelmed.
The cottage was very well laid out and had every appliance necessary. It was very well situated for visiting the local attractions. We loved visiting the Blue Pool and would certainly recommend this.
It was lovely having fresh eggs right on your doorstep, perfect for breakfast and the boys enjoyed watching the chickens roaming.
We were delighted with the welcome package when we arrived and the friendly nature of the owners.
I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone staying in this area.
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