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A Charming Converted Barn, Full Of Character In A Peaceful Rural Setting, Close



Updated: 24-Aug-2016
Converted Barn near Ringstead Bay / Weymouth, Dorset - Abbeyfeale Cottage, A Peaceful Retreat In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Abbeyfeale Cottage provides self catering accommodation for two people in a beautiful rural area close to the World Heritage Jurassic coast. Guests have the exclusive use of a ground floor barn conversion adjacent to the main house. The Cottage is surrounded by beautiful walks. The Dorset coastal path is 20 minutes walk away, providing access to 600 miles of beautiful coastal walking. The coastal path to the East will take you to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove and eventually to Swanage, Studland Bay and Poole; To the West is Weymouth.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our stay here at Abbeyfeale was a joy; peaceful, the hosts were very accommodating, the little extras, i.e. cake, strawberries and cream, loaf, butter were a nice touch. Highly recommended." (CJ, June 2012)

"Loved it. All done just right. If we opened a similar operation we would be calling Jackie for tips" (TH & AP Oct 2012).

"Very good value. Everything was perfect. Warm and Welcome....We have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years and this is the nicest we have been in" (M&JB Dec 2012).

"It is in a lovely peaceful location....good walks straight from the door......we wanted somewhere that would be enjoyable and comfortable to spend the long evenings....again we were not dissapointed. The barn is spacious and nicely furnished to a very good standard. The accomodation was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need, including a quality TV with Sky, a DVD player with a wide selection of discs. (Pav, Jan 2013).
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic cottage in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was pretty difficult to find as the postcode led us all over.

The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly giving us a tour around the cottage. The property was a lot bigger than the pictures would indicate. Very clean and has all the essentials such as an oven , dish washer , tv etc. Cooking utilities are included. Initially we thought the price was a little steep but the cottage and location provided value for money.

Very close to Weymouth roughly 15 minutes drive dependent on traffic.

Lots of pubs/restaurants within a 5 minute drive. The beach is very close however it is a pebble beach but great walks and hardly anyone around. There is a cafe on the beach too.

Overall great little cottage in a brilliant location. We stayed as two adults and a 1 year old child.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was excellent and spotless and Jackie was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Jackie had provided lots of 'goodies' for our arrival and we particularly enjoyed the Victoria sponge cake, which was really needed after coming back from a long walk. We had wonderful weather and were able to fully appreciate the spectacular coastal walks and lovely scenery. A lovely relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milton keynes

Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful cottage amazing welcome with tea coffee milk bread butter and home made cake. Everything you could want DVDs books a lovely idea . Would recommend to anyone who wanted a quiet holiday

Local pub smugglers inn served excellent food

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

a very comfortable, extremely well equipped cottage which was very spacious for 2 people. There were basic groceries provided on our arrival and a home made cake which was delicious and very welcome with a cup of tea when we arrived. The cottage is very near to Weymouth, within walking distance of a pub (although is is across fields) and surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely coastal walks. We would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have just stayed at Jackie's place for 4 nights and had a lovely time. The barn was spotlessly clean and we received such a warm welcome from the owner Jackie.. It was our first holiday with our 4 month old and we were looking for a good location in which to see the sights of Dorset and somewhere peaceful and quiet and this little gem ticked all the boxes... We found the place easily enough and found it to be central for all the sights we were interested in.. I found Jackie to be most helpful but not at all intrusive... She baked us the most delicious cake and made sure we had the basics (tea, coffee, milk etc) to start us off... I can honestly say you won't go wrong staying at the barn

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Parkgate, Wirral

Glorious Dorset

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property with hot sunny weather all week enabling us to walk the coastal path and enjoy the fabulous views. Strangely the path, away from the popular beaches, was almost deserted and apart from the almost constant song of the skylarks, very quiet.

We visited three gardens, namely, Athelhampton, Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Kingston Maubury, all very different and all well worth visiting.

As for the accommodation, it was spotless and comfortable, with a welcome pack which included a lovely home baked sponge cake. Jacqui was very welcoming and keen to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Smugglers Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Poole at 23 Miles Nearest Golf : Came Down Dorchester at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Moreton at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Smugglers Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Ringstead at 1 Miles Car: recommended


Abbeyfeale Farmhouse is only one mile from the Dorset Coast and the famous Coastal Path which runs for 600 miles from Minehead to Poole. Ringstead Bay is the closest beach and stretches for about a mile so you can always find a quiet spot. You can walk to the beach in about 30 minutes through beautiful scenery or you can drive (toll road costs £5 but parking is then free).


There is very little public transport in Dorset so the use of a car is useful if you wish to explore the wider area. However the immediate area is ideal for a relaxing break, exploring the beautiful coast and countryside on foot.

Dorchester and Weymouth are on the main train line from London:

Train Stations: Dorchester 7 miles

Weymouth 6 miles


Abbeyfeale Farmhouse is well situated for exploring West Dorset, a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'

Weymouth: 6 miles

Dorchester: 7 miles

Abbotsury (swannery and tropical gardens) 13 miles

Monkey World: 10 miles

Lulworth Cove: 10 miles

Swanage: 25 miles


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings should be made by telephone or email direct with the owners.
25% deposit is requested once booking has been confirmed. The balance is payable during your stay. Payments can be made by cheque or on-line bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
There is no fixed changeover day. The cottage will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival and guest should leave by 10 am on the final day.

Notes on prices:
Minimum booking is for 7 nights.

25% deposit payable at time of booking
balance payable 2 weeks before start of reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 24-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The private shower room provides an electric shower, sink and toilet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The Double bedroom is separated from the sitting / dining area by a small hallway which gives access to the bedroom and shower room. The bedroom has a double bed with bedside cabinets on each side, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two seater bed settee.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The Abeyfeale barn conversion was awarded 4 stars In 2012 under the 'Visit England Quality in Tourism Scheme'. The barn was converted in 2000 retaining many of the original features and character. A quality, oak kitchen was added in 2012 to make the accommodation fully independent of the main house. Central heating ensures the barn is warm in winter and the thick stone walls keep it cool and pleasant in summer. The owners live in the adjoining house and can be contacted at any time. Outside: Abbeyfeale Farmhouse is set in large gardens surrounded by woodland and farmlands. Guests have exclusive use of the private front garden and a patio table and chairs are provided for your use. A barbecue is available on request. Parking is available immediately adjacent to the front door of the property. Utility Room: The accommodation does not have its own utility room but we are happy to provide a laundry service for a small additional cost. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. Clean towels and linen will be provided weekly.

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