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Fossil Barn

Weymouth, Dorset (Ref. 994207)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Mrs Price

    “Fossil Barn was a lovely comfortable place to stay to explore Dorset.”

    We all enjoyed sitting in the glass living area with lots of space to spread out and views to the garden (shame the weather was too cool all week to sit out apart from the day we arrived, unfortunately. Great British summer!). Kitchen was very well-equipped. If I had a tiny niggle it would be that we could have done with a bath mat to stand on after our showers in the en-suite, we had to borrow the one from the main bathroom that our sons were using. Maybe it was an oversight? At any rate ...

    We all enjoyed sitting in the glass living area with lots of space to spread out and views to the garden (shame the weather was too cool all week to sit out apart from the day we arrived, unfortunately. Great British summer!). Kitchen was very well-equipped. If I had a tiny niggle it would be that we could have done with a bath mat to stand on after our showers in the en-suite, we had to borrow the one from the main bathroom that our sons were using. Maybe it was an oversight? At any rate it didn't bother us enough to ask the owner for a second one so all good. Good location in a nice village - very handy to have the 2 pubs close by, we had delicious food at the Caribbean event at the Lugger. Handy to have a pharmacy very close - we unfortunately had to pay a visit to the urgent treatment centre and couldn't get the required antibiotics from the late night Asda or Tesco so great to find them available at Chickerell Pharmacy next morning. Lovely comfy bed and bedding so we slept well. We enjoyed seeing Poppy the dog (although she did leave us a little present on the lawn LOL). We would return to Fossil Barn if we return to that area, although feel we have seen most things in that part of Dorset now and done the walks we wanted to (our favourite was probably the walk across the ranges from Lulworth Cove to Mupe Bay - highly recommended when the ranges are open).

    - Mrs Price, August 2021

The property

This meticulously planned and high specification character barn conversion is bound to be a favourite.

It sits within the grounds of the owners 17th century thatched Manor, one of the oldest and prettiest properties in Chickerell, Weymouth.

Accessing the property via steps, you will find a centrepiece hand built oak and glass fronted living area and solid oak flooring throughout.

With a 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.

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.

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.

A peaceful coastal village which is within a mile of the Fleet, the largest natural inlet of sea water in England.

The 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 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.

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.

Summary

  • Entering this one floor property via low rise steps to the kitchen
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Secluded rear garden, enclosed and gated, extensive patio with feature lighting and lawn with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Please note the off road parking space available is for 1 vehicle only
  • Additional street parking also available.

About the location

WEYMOUTH

Dorchester 7 miles; Bridport 17 miles.

The popular resort of Weymouth makes an outstanding year-round holiday destination, with a wide variety of attractions on offer, appealing to all tastes and ages. The glorious golden sandy beaches have excellent facilities for all kinds of watersports, whilst from the picturesque, bustling harbour you can take regular fishing trips. A short drive takes you to Portland Harbour, and the rugged “Isle” of Portland, linked to Weymouth by the dramatic Chesil Beach. Visit Dorchester, Thomas Hardy’s “Casterbridge”, only 7 miles away, or take a journey along the scenic coastal road and call in at Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Alternatively, just head down to West Bay - the views of the stunning Dorset Heritage Coastline are not to be missed!

NOTE: APPROXIMATELY 12 STEPS FROM PARKING AREA TO FRONT STABLE DOOR

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas