Clayhanger Lodge, set within farmland high above Chesil Beach, is a spacious and light, detached barn conversion enjoying spectacular views across lush green fields to the ocean beyond. Clayhanger Lodge provides luxury accommodation for six people in three large, comfortable ensuite super king bedrooms (one can be unzipped to twins), all with flat screen televisions. The property has been awarded a five star rating by Visit Britain.
- Barn3767 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Aug 2018
This property is in a fabulous position with lovely views over the Dorset countryside, the sea and the fleet can also be viewed in the distance from the patio.
The property is well equipped, nicely furnished and very comfortable. We stayed with our dogs and the property was perfect for them with a securely fenced garden at the rear which opens directly onto a footpath.
We visit this area every year and this is by far the most comfortable property that we have stayed in.
Thank you for your five star review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and pleased that you enjoyed the fabulous location of Clayhanger Lodge in Abbotsbury. We hope you return in the future, we offer 3 and 4 night stays outside of school holidays and we will have another barn conversion ready by next summer which also offers 3 ensuite bedrooms. Merryhill Barn is 2 miles east of Clayhanger Lodge and is charming thatched barn used in the 2015 film Far From the Madding Crowd.
Lounge furnishings very uncomfortable. Not child friendly too many internal steps. No wall cupboards in kitchen. Only one hand towel between two in each room, no bath sheets. No sheet for baby's cot. Driveway to property more like a farm track being full of pot holes BE VERY CAREFUL.
The overall stay was very pleasant however, one of the beds was broken. Although we can not fault how quickly once contacted, they replaced the bed it was disappointing that this was not checked upon arrival. The rooms were of good size, and comfortable for our family to stay in for the week. The garden was also of good size, but it’s a shame it didn’t have any garden furniture within the enclosed grassed area at the back of the cottage, instead of where it is located on the patio area which over looks the parking and is not enclosed for children and dogs. On departure it felt a little rushed, we were requested to leave at 10 however, cleaners arrived at sight at around 9:45 making it feel like they were rushing you out the house. It has to be said though the location of the cottage is great giving fab views and a sense of peacefulness.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry for the inconvenience of the faulty bed in the twin/king room, these beds have now both been replaced with new. I have passed your feedback regarding the garden furniture and cleaners to my manager to be looked into. We are glad to hear that you had time to enjoy the peacefulness of Dorset.
Modern, comfortable, well-kept barn conversion in a lovely quiet location near to Chesil Beach
The property is a sympathetically converted set of farm buildings. The original farmhouse (now a private dwelling) is set to one side and unfortunately blocks most of the direct view of Abbotsbury Swannery and Chesil Beach, but the remaining countryside view is attractive, with no further houses visible. The property is situated at the top of a long farm track, but this is in reasonable condition (4x4 not essential). There is no passing traffic and the property is very quiet (except for a single occasion when the neighbours and their guests were out in their garden). A short walk further up the track leads directly to the coast path, which follows a ridge, providing great views over the Fleet and Chesil Beach to the sea. Nearby Abbotsbury is a lovely village, with a couple of shops providing all necessary food supplies. The remaining buildings of the earlier Abbey also provide interest (as well as most of the building stone!). The nearby sub tropical gardens are also lovely (though expensive).
All the rooms are light, spacious and comfortable. The only slight whinge we had is that some of the kitchen crockery needs topping up for the expected number of guests, presumably following earlier breakages (left comments in the maintenance book)
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely detailed review. We are very glad to hear that you had the chance to explore the local area and take full advantage of the beautiful views. I have passed your comments regarding crockery over to my manager. We hope to welcome you again soon.
Another lovely stay
Our friends joined us in Clayhanger Lodge for a few days in May. Everyone agreed it is the most beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The accommodation is excellent, very spacious and comfortable. Customer service exceptional.
Our thanks to everyone at Luxury Dorset Cottages.
We look forward to our next stay.
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that your friends enjoyed Clayhanger and we hope to be able to welcome you all back again soon.
Lovely house with an amazing view!
We really enjoyed our stay - as did our dogs! Fabulous view of the sea & coastline from the house - it's a great location. Everywhere was really accessible & we visited loads of beaches from Studland & Lulworth to Charmouth & Lyme Regis. Abbotsbury & the surrounding area is so pretty & it's also easy to get in to Weymouth from the house. We could have stayed another week as the house was very comfortable with everything you could need - brilliant that the garden was totally dog friendly & enclosed. It was Thank you for a great week away - we will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am thrilled you had such a great time and got to explore so much of what Dorset has to offer! We hope to welcome you back for longer next time.
<br /> Garden furniture, umbrella and charcoal barbeque provided during summer months. Charcoal is not provided.<br /> Heating included (oil fired central heating).<br /> Bedding and towels changed during 2 week stays.<br />