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The Byre

Toller Porcorum, Dorset (Ref. 1000013)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “A fabulous property with plenty of parking.”

    Lots of walks and pubs around the area. Great views of the countryside. ...

    Lots of walks and pubs around the area. Great views of the countryside. You need to be aware of a problem with the hot water system - hot water comes out of cold water tap as well as hot. Probably an air lock in cold water feed to pump causing back flow of hot water into cold water feed. Manifests itself in scolding hot showers which we were unable to adjust. This fault has been reported. An outside drying line would be useful or a tumble dryer or another radiator rack/clothes airer. Also track down to property is hard to negotiate especially if you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle. However this does not detract from a wonderful holiday. We would definitely return to this property. Owners are very pleasant (so is the Gardner).

    - Mrs Kersley, August 2019

The property

Toller Porcorum 3.3 miles.

Situated in the heart of sweeping Dorset countryside, near the sleepy village of Toller Porcorum, is The Byre.

This wonderful, single-storey barn conversion with a modern interior and character features shining through, is enveloped by natural beauty and offers families and friends that well-earned break you deserve.

Head into the contemporary-style kitchen on arrival and take in your lovely surroundings, a set of quality units are accompanied by a gas range cooker for you to rustle up a home-cooked meal and get everyone together around the dining table.

Next, the utility houses a washing machine and plenty of space to store your walking boots.

Spend your down time in the well-appointed living room and unwind into your evening, either getting cosy by the fire or simply admiring the exposed stonework and beamed ceiling as you catch up on the day's adventures over a drink.

Retire to the bedrooms at the end of your evening, with a choice of a king-size double, double or twin just off from the landing, following the family shower room.

With ample storage space and views of outside what more could you ask for?

The master bedroom even comes with its own en-suite bathroom, perfect for taking along hot soak after day exploring the local sights.

Head into the country-style garden with the kids on a fresh, crisp day and admire the pleasant scenery from the seating area.

Nearby you have not only the village of Toller Porcorum, but all the delights of Maiden Newton, including a traditional pub, restaurant and family run village stores.

Stroll to the National Trust's Eggardon Hill and admire the views over the Dorset countryside and out to sea, or enjoy one of many other local walks in the area.

Drive to the coast and discover the beach at West Bay where ITV's Broadchurch was filmed and even find the Hardy Monument, also owned by the National Trust and with even more tremendous views to glimpse from the top.

Choose to stay at The byre for a memorable stay in an interesting part of Dorset.

Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Front patio, enclosed rear garden with lawn, seating area and small unfenced pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Note: There is a small unfenced pond at this property, children are to be supervised at all times
  • Note: The water supply is from the on-site mineral spring - all duly checked and certificated.

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About the location

TOLLER PORCORUM

Maiden Newton 2.5 miles; Bridport 8.3 miles; Dorchester 10.5 miles.

Toller Porcorum is a village in West Dorset, situated in the Toller Valley, just over 10 miles north-west of Dorchester, and 8 miles north-east of Bridport, nestling in the valley of the River Hooke. Toller Porcorum is also situated within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is almost entirely agricultural. Within the village there is a Post Office with a small shop. The nearest pub is about 2.5 miles away at Maiden Newton, where other essential services can be found. There are two important nature reserves within the village boundaries, both belonging to the Dorset Wildlife Trust, Powerstock Common and Kingcombe Meadows with a vast selection of animals and birds as well as a huge variety of wild plants and insects. Bridport is home to an interesting variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Two miles south of Bridport is the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV's Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch, whilst the picturesque resort of Lyme Regis is within 10 miles. Visit the market town of Dorchester with its Roman roads, museums and a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. An ideal location to explore some of the best areas of West Dorset.

Note: Property is laid out over one floor but some rooms have single step access.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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