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Characterful Barn conversions, quiet location and heated swimming pool - Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm

Stunning two bedroom stone barn conversion in peaceful Dorset valley. This, very comfortable, newly converted two storey stone barn will be available from July 2013. As a new conversion it has all modern facilities, modern insulation, large windows, ,underfloor heating downstairs and ensuite facilities with each bedroom. The very large vaulted sitting room is at the centre of the house with a beautiful oak staircase up to the main bedroom. and a large woodburning stove. There is a spiral staircase to the second bedroom which has a round window overlooking the walled garden with views across the fields. The sitting room has large windows overlooking the garden on one side and the farmyard on the other. The large Kitchen has all modern facilities and seating for six people.. The main bedroom has a bath and the second a shower. The downstairs utility and cloakroom room has a washing machine and toilet. A very cozy winter let with a highly efficient airsource heat pump.


About the property

ASHTON FARM

The Hayloft and Courage Cottage are two detached barn conversions situated in an historic Georgian farmyard.They are both totally individual and are situated in a very quiet, rural setting. The local village of Winterborne St Martin has a pub and excellent farm shop: both with restaurants. Dorchester is 2 miles away and has every facility including good rail connections in all directions.

Local attractions within easy reach by car include: Durdle Door and the famous Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Portland with Olympic sailing facilities, Hardy's Cottage, Maiden Castle, Radipole lake (for Bird watching), Dinosaur museum, Cerne Abbas Giant, stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic coastline, Horse riding, Tank museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle, Swanage steam railway, Nature reserves, many beautiful country houses and excellent unspoilt beaches and coastline.

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About the Owner

Richard and Marieke Hosford
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2017

Available Rentals

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26 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, beautiful cottages. Thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully converted property.

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful with space for kids to play, a trampoline and outdoor pool. Also on site venue for weddings! Our second stay and we love it. Good location to visit Studland, Poole/Sandbank and Weymouth..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely barn and perfect for what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Richard the host was very accommodating and if there were any problems (e.g. the Wi-Fi stopped working) he sorted it straight away. Lovely quiet area and everything you could need in the accommodation. We were here for work and we will definitely stay again if in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wedding and Accommodation! Cannot wait to visit again!

  • 5 of 5

We booked to have our Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Venue and with that, we booked to hire the cottages before and during the stay for us and some other guests. We cannot fault it. When you arrive here, the owners are so welcoming and you feel right at home. Our stay with Ashton Barn will remain some of the best few days and will always have a special place in our hearts. We are hoping to book again soon and revisit. The pictures do not do this place justice! Thank you again Richard & Marieke x :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dorchester Stay

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our stay!

Pros - location (near Jurassic coast, Dorchester and Waymouth), light and bright rooms, spacious living room and kitchen, comfortable winter heating, friendly owners.

Cons - bedding was heavily pilled due to a low thread count - quite uncomfortable for 14 nights (almost bought replacement sheets), horrible pillows (maybe a British thing), we needed to wash/clean out freezer draws - major defrosting is necessary, descriptive commentary on most TV channels (unable to turn off).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Graham, We are very sorry about the issues raised. We have addressed the linen problem and now have a new cleaner who is on top of all the details you mentioned. Thank you for your comments which are appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay however. with best wishes, Richard
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3

A Little Tired

  • 3 of 5

Location of barn was perfect and is as described so on these counts really couldn't be faulted however I have only graded it, very generously I think three out of five, it doesn't do halves else it would have been 21/2 because of it's other failings. On our arrival which was after four on a Sunday afternoon we had to spend over two hours cleaning the whole of the place until it was of a standard that we were happy with. To put it mildly it was very dirty. We were a party of two couples in our late 50's and were aware of the spiral staircase, though narrow didn't really cause a problem what did though was the bed in this room which had broken slats and was very noisy indeed. To alleviate the noise we even spent some time trying repairs which helped somewhat. The small shower in this room was filthy.The oven was so dirty we didn't even use it. After staying there a week the place was far cleaner when we left than when we arrived. To sum up a lovely place with great potential, just let down badly by the cleaning standards. Looking very tired for a place only three years old.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, Thank you for these comments. We did have issues with our cleaner last year which have now been put right. We have also done some updating and repairs to some of the issues which were looking 'tired' with best wishes, Richard
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Came at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Dorchester South or West at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 junction 5 at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Winterbourne St Martin at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Weymouth at 5 Miles Car: recommended

This quiet valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located between Dorchester and Weymouth and therefore within easy reach of shops, restaurants museums and the numerous seaside activities available in and around Weymouth. The Abbotsbury Swannery and gardens are within easy reach as are many footpaths leading to the coast as well as the many remote beaches reached situated along the famous Jurassic Coastline which is a World Heritage Site. The properties are in the old farmyard and reached down a private road and therefore well away from traffic.

Golf: Several Golf courses within a few miles in stunning scenery

Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite to bedroom 1
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to bedroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, This bedroom is at the top of a spiral staircase

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only