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Peaceful annex in beautiful countryside near the Jurassic Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Detached 1 bed annex with parking in lovely south facing garden near the coast

Relax in our peaceful Dorset country retreat near the coast. Our lovely guest house comfortably sleeps 2, with a separate bedroom and bathroom. The light, spacious living space with well-stocked kitchenette opens onto a secluded, sunny garden. We are in a small village in the beautiful Marshwood Vale, surrounded by green fields and only a 15 minute drive from the coast. Perfect for walking holidays, exploring the Jurassic Coast or simply getting away from it all.

The Space

The Old Cider House is a private, separate annex next to our house, set in a south facing garden. The lovely, light living space includes a well stocked kitchenette and french doors leading to the sunny garden. You have a separate bedroom with double bed and dresser, as well as a modern bathroom with shower. There is plenty of parking and you have your own separate entrance and garden space. The kitchenette includes a microwave and electric induction hob, plus enough pots pans, utensils and other kitchen stuff to whip up a decent meal. There is also a small table to pull out so you can sit and eat in comfort. French doors lead up a couple of steps into the garden where you have a private seating space to enjoy meals outdoors and well deserved sundowners.

What we provide.

When you arrive, you will find all linens and towels provided. If you are with us for more than 9 days, we'll give the annex a clean and provide clean linen and towels on day 7. We do ask that you keep our towels for indoor use and please bring your own beach towels.

Other little extras provided, which may make packing a little easier, include a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. You will also find some basics in the kitchen including salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar and tea bags. A Nespresso machine is provided with a small number of capsules to start you off. You may also find some home-baked goodies waiting for you on arrival!

Guest access

The annex is a completely separate building within our garden, with its own entrance from the road and secluded garden space facing away from the main house. We have a vegetable garden which you are welcome to take advantage of if anything is ripe & ready, as well as your own small herb patch to help the self-catering menus along.

Interaction with guests

Someone will usually be available to welcome you upon arrival, or we will leave your keys in a safe place. We will leave you alone to enjoy your break but you are very welcome to knock or call if you need anything in particular. I am always happy to help with requests and information

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Marianna

Our family have lived in Dorset for over 10 years now and love this area. We enjoy spending long days at the beach and walking our Jack Russell, 'Chip', through the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Why Marianna chose Chard

We've always loved Dorset and longed to live near the sea, so living here is a long held dream for us! The area is simply lovely: beautiful countryside bordered by a stunning coastline, great places to eat and drink, peaceful surroundings and, to top it all, friendly people. It's great to be able to share all of these things about our home with our guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Chard in Thorncombe

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Modern bathroom with electric shower and lovely toiletries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Very comfortable bed with a 15 tog duvet & feather pillows
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our annex is very cosy and perfect for a quiet getaway, walking, sightseeing and exploring the Jurassic Coast. We've tried to think of everything to make your stay truly memorable. We're always happy to help, so please do just ask!


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Peaceful annex in beautiful countryside near the Jurassic Coast
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Cosy countryside retreat for two

  • 3 of 5

A cosy beautifully decorated retreat amongst rolling countryside with good access to Axminster and the lovely River Cottage Cafe where they do a great breakfast!

Lyme Regis and Jurassic coast also not too far away and there are some great Pubs in the area and can thoroughly recommend Cellar 59 in Lyme Regis for some interesting brews! Marianna & Ned were great hosts and we loved the cakes & scones they provided on our arrival. Cooking facilities are limited to a microwave and one ring convection hob so home cooking is limited to one pot meals but plenty of places to eat out at. Thoroughly recommend for couples.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Mark! You're right, the cooking facilities are a little limited, however, we're replacing the microwave with a combi very soon which will add an oven to the mix. Hopefully this will increase the cooking options! It was great to meet you both and I'm so glad you enjoyed your break with us!
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A really delightful property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our short stay. This beautifully converted cider store is pretty, comfortable and peaceful. The cottage sits in a lovely, quiet garden in a wonderful part of the country. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tytherleigh Arms
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cricket St Thomas
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tytherleigh Arms
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: recommended

We are in a small hamlet in the beautiful Marshwood Vale, surrounded by green fields and only a 15 minute drive from the coast. Perfect for walking holidays, exploring the Jurassic Coast or simply getting away from it all. There are so many things to do close by including restaurants, cafes, country houses and gardens, theatre and cinema and hundreds of beautiful walks. Please do let me know if you would like any particular recommendations for places to visit while you are here as I'm very happy to help you plan your perfect getaway.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.