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Fossil Barn(Ref: FOSS)

Chickerell, weymouth, Weymouth & Portland, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Changeover day Saturday Shortbreaks 1
Stay at Fossil Barn between 17th March and 28th April and enjoy 10% discount and a home made Dorset apple cake on arrival. New bookings only.
87 % Rating
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  • A high specification VisitBritain Gold rated property barn conversion with a centrepiece hand built oak and glass fronted living.
  • With a large fully enclosed garden to enjoy in the sun or overlook from the impressive lounge in colder weather.
  • Located in Chickerell, a peaceful Dorset coastal village which has a shop, two public houses, a restaurant, chemist and post office.
  • High Speed WIFI
  • Just outside the town boundary of Weymouth, a Georgian seaside resort which you can dip into easily.

Fossil Barn is a high specification barn conversion with a centrepiece hand built oak and glass fronted living area. The large fully enclosed garden to overlook from the impressive lounge, leave open the large glazed Oak doors on a summers day to let the outside in, or close them and cosy up on a winters day.  This meticulously planned and high specification character property is bound to be a favourite with our guests and sits within the grounds of a 17th century thatched Manor, one of the oldest and prettiest properties in Chickerell.  Complementing the living area is a large contemporary kitchen which feels like the heart of the property due to its oak floors and warm tones of the wooden worktops and many five star features.  Bath/shower rooms effectively one for each of the two bedrooms adds to the sense of luxury and convenience.  A handcrafted stained glass fossil design window in the main bedroom echoes the attention to detail that this property enjoys.  Located in Chickerell, a peaceful coastal village which is within a mile of the Fleet, the largest natural inlet of sea water in England. Chickerell village has shops, two public houses, a restaurant, chemist and post office. The Turks Head, just a few minutes' walk from Fossil Barn is well regarded locally as it provides good portions of home cooked food available both inside and in the pub garden.  The village itself is just outside the town boundary of Weymouth, a Georgian seaside resort which you can dip into easily if you would like a day on the sandy beach and a walk along the pretty harbour in addition to exploring the Jurassic coast hunting for fossils which the Dorset coast is becoming world famous for and Fossil Barn is ideally placed to do. A gorgeous Dorset welcome awaits when you arrive at Fossil Barn, fresh and delicious Dorset apple cake (the apples are picked from the garden) to accompany the welcome tea and coffee, a perfect way to settle you into your holiday.

Accommodation:  Stone & Oak Barn with access via Stable Door to kitchen with dining area.  Solid Oak floors throughout.  Large Oak Garden Room lounge.  Bedroom 1, twin single or kingsized beds .  Bedroom 2, kingsize bed, en suite shower, heated towel rail, hand basin and toilet. Bathroom, bath with shower over, heated towel rail, hand basin and toilet. Approximately 12 low rise steps from parking area to front stable door.

Services in addition to standard equipment:  Free wireless broadband and ipod docking. Gas fired central heating.     Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, wine fridge, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player in Lounge and all bedrooms. Shared driveway with designated parking for 1 car.  The property is located in a peaceful village square and not on a main road.  Secluded rear garden, which is enclosed and gated, extensive patio with feature lighting and lawn with garden furniture.  A wooden children's play cottage in grounds of garden.  Bed linen and towels inclusive please state requirements when booking.


Mrs L Ryman
Fossil Barn is a beautiful property and we had an excellent week exploring Dorset. Stayed August 2017

Mr N Collie
Fossil barn is a lovely holiday home in a great location. The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming. You even managed to get the weather perfect for us too Stayed June 2017

Mrs C Bissell
Very nice property in a lovely location. As there was only two of us we had a bathroom each - bonus!! Turks Head in the village really good for meals & drinks. Weymouth easily accessible by bus if you don't wish to move the car. Stayed June 2017

Mrs D Roberts
The property was faultless, well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a lovely quiet village setting. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The Turks Head pub just down the road does excellent food and the staff are very friendly. We had a great week.Stayed May 2017

Miss J Smith
A wonderful high spec property in a great location. Very comfortable with private garden. Would highly recommend. Stayed September 2016

Mrs H Flanagan
A superb property with fantastic amenities, they really have thought of everything. Everything was sparkling clean and welcoming when we arrived. It is a great location for exploring Dorset, and all Weymouth has to offer - stayed August 2016

Mrs C Pell
Fossil BARN is a hidden gem, the cottage has a lovely garden visited by a wealth of birds and overall a peaceful retreat. The facilities are excellent within the cottage. pubs five minutes walk away and Dorset attractions all within an hour. Owners extremely friendly and helpful - stayed June 2016

About the Location

Weymouth sits perfectly on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coastline. Located on the Southern tip of Dorset, this traditional seaside town is one of the most visited and popular areas on the south coast.

With a beautiful, blue flag, sandy beach, sitting against the back drop of an elegant Georgian esplanade, this seaside wonder is a firm favourite for families. As indeed it once was for King George III, who famously used to holiday here.

For a perfectly nostalgic English seaside holiday, you can ask for no more. A golden, sandy beach, named one of the best in Britain, shallow waters which are perfect for paddling, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, carousels on the promenade, all accompanied by traditional chippies and quaint tea rooms.

Head down to Weymouth’s Old Harbour, a fine Georgian harbour and one of the prettiest in Europe. Simply soak up the bustling atmosphere of harbour life; sit on the harbour wall with some fish and chips and watch the large catamarans, traditional fishing boats and luxury yachts. Or why not enjoy an adrenaline fuelled ride around the bay with the Weymouth Bay Rib Charters. How about a nice family fishing trip? Many of the fishing boats at the harbour offer fishing trips for absolute beginners and accomplished anglers. Weymouth is fantastic for fishing with plenty of wrecks and reefs to explore.

Try a Jurassic Safari where you can sample Dorset’s secret beauty, off the beaten track. You will be taken along unspoilt country lanes, ancient byways and deep river crossings, whilst catching sight of beautiful wildlife.

Fossil hunting on Chesil beach is a joy with the children. They can run up and down the steep shingle climb, whilst you picnic on the beach.

Sandworld is definitely worth a visit; the sand art won’t fail to impress and there is a fantastic sandpit for the children to play in.

Visit the magnificent Nothe Fort and explore the tunnels and passageways that were once filled with soldiers and canons. See where all the gun powder was stored and walk up to the top level where the canons were fired at the approaching enemy.

If a leisurely stroll through beautiful gardens is more your thing, why not try the award winning Greenhill Gardens, which sit right on the seafront. Bennetts Water Gardens is also a lovely choice, replete with a vast array of water lilies and a Claude Monet style Japanese bridge. A very romantic setting for a picnic!

For a fun packed day out with the kids, head to the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower, an underground sea world with attractions, rides and over 1,000 incredible creatures. Venture up in a viewing capsule on the The Jurassic Skyline for an incredible panoramic view across the Jurassic Coastline and Dorset countryside.

Children will love Fantasy Island. There are lots of rides, many traditional ones ideal for younger children, tea pots and flying elephants to name but a few! Penny arcades, slot machines and a fab coffee bar.

Weymouth is a fantastic town with plenty to do for everyone!

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