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Beautiful stables conversion in old farmyard below dramatic hillfort.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Powerstock, Nr. Bridport, Dorset, England - Beautifully Quiet,10 Minutes Walk To Stunning Hillfort, Jurassic Coast 20 Minutes Drive

A C18th former stable, carthouse with haylofts, converted with local materials to an elegant holiday house. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Carthouse is in a former C18th farmyard. You could see a buzzard and deer on your way up to Eggardon Hillfort and from its ramparts Lyme Bay can be seen. Enclosed garden with a barbecue, lawn for ball games and adjoining Studio you can play table tennis. You can see on a clear night the stars or sit in a deck chair on the veranda with a refreshing drink. Solar panels supply hot water, boosted by a large log boiler, which also provides underfloor heating; padding about in bare feet is a pleasure!

Barrie Meller
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Barrie Meller

I am interested in finding uses for the older buildings on the farm, using our own timber as much as possible. We have have tried to use good materials. As you will see the yard is stacked with timber drying for future projects. I hope visitors learn a little about the surroundings while relaxing on holiday.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Unwind in a quiet and friendly atmosphere in a beautiful setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bridport in West Dorset District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite disabled wet room shower to bedroom 1 and wc, Separate wc ground floor, Shower shared with bedroom 2 and 3, Shower shared with bedroom 4 and 5, Two Separate upstairs wcs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 13 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Disabled Bedroom 1 with double/twin beds, Bedroom 2 with Double/twin plus two single beds extra, Bedroom 3 with double bed, Bedroom 4 with double/twin beds, Bedroom 5 with double/twin beds plus one single bed extra. Cot.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Two upstairs rooms are large . Bedroom 2 has two extra single beds. Bedroom 5 has one extra single bed. There are also two camp beds available and one cot. Outside: A grass lawn allows for ball games. There are deckchairs, a large table, a double swing, and a veranda and mobile BBQ. Utility Room: Ironing board, Clothes Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Sink, Clothes Rack, Baby Bath Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Cleaned on change over day usually Friday. Other: Games room with table tennis table.


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Beautiful stables conversion in old farmyard below dramatic hillfort.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 4 of 5

From the youngest 5 year old cousins to the eldest octogenarian , all 10 of us had a fabulous stay. If you don’t mind the drive down miles of country lanes then you are rewarded with cosy beds, fluffy towels fully equipped kitchen and a real country life experience.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural and rustic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

North Eggardon Carthouse is part of a yard of farm buildings set below a bowl of lovely hills including Eggardon Hill Fort. The carthouse was warm, comfortable and ideal for a family group of 11. The two largest bedrooms were huge and ideal for boys and girls dormitories. There is a creative use of wood everywhere: and the Aga, woodburner and underfloor heating were fuelled by wood as well. The utility with washing machines was useful and the children enjoyed the table tennis room. The coast was about 20 minutes away with a variety of lovely walks. Victor (the owner) gave us a warm welcome and looked after us unobtrusively throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very special find indeed

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible property. Açcommodated our three families perfectly - with lots of options for how to arrange ourselves. The property itself is stunning. Characterful, comfortable and with everything you need for a family break. The bedrooms were quite jawdropping. Incredibly spacious and beautiful in their simplicity - with far-reaching views and skylights that made a virtue of the heavy rain. We had been worried about the property being cold given its sheer size but it was perfectly warm in all parts thanks to the underfloor heating - and made cosier still by the wood burner in the sitting room. Catering for us all was also made easy with a large fridge and walk-in larder plus a separate additional fridge and freezer in the utility space. The kids loved playing ping pong in the games room - also good for working out or doing yoga in. Gorgeous garden (which we didn't get to use due to the rain). The massive kitchen table allowed us all to gather comfortably for meals and to play games. Aside from ticking all the boxes ion a practical level, The Carthouse simply has something special about it that will draw us back time after time for family get together soon and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to other guests looking for a peaceful slice of rural Dorset in full comfort.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Jurassic Coast is twenty minutes drive. West Bay offers much choice: cliff top walks, mackerel fishing, many restaurants, shingle beach, pier promenades, a fine art gallery Sladers Yard, boat hire up the river. Other beaches include Cogden, Eype, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. It is possible to cycle to Burton beach from North Eggardon avoiding the main road.


Nearest train stations are Yeovil Junction, Maiden Newton and Dorchester South. Hertz car hire is possible at Dorchester.


Powerstock with two pubs is 1 1/4 miles away. Bridport, a thriving market town is 5 miles, with West Bay harbour just two miles further.

Further Details:

Nearest shops are in Bridport. Bridport is famous for local food, with lots of good places to eat, and a busy street market on Wednesday and Saturday.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check North Eggardon Carthouse website for availability and price and then email or ring Lindsay Meller

Changeover Day:
Friday and Monday. Arrival after 4pm and depart by 10am

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks from £650 to £900. Weeks from £900 to £1800.
Christmas / New Year is by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.