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Peaceful annex in beautiful countryside near the Jurassic Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 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:
21 July, 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 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Nice place but too isolated.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice as were the owners.The only complaint is that it was NOT very near to Bridport as advertised.the distance to Bridport was about 12-15 miles which we did not realise as when we booked we asked for somewhere close to Bridport.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in a quiet, peaceful area.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well equipped annex in a peaceful garden with lots of wildlife to watch. Marianna and her family are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Ideal position for visiting Devon,Somerset and Dorset country and coast. Enjoyed Chip checking up on us everyday. Lol!!! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review and for being such lovely guests! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm so glad you enjoyed your break. Do come again! x
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Small but perfectly formed

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little annex, friendly owners & beautiful garden.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous well equipped annex in a quiet countryside location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted cider house with everything you need for a short break. Great outside space, very peaceful. Marianna suggested some great ideas in the information book; head to Seatown, park and take the coastal path east towards Eype where there’s a fab gem of a tearoom on a working farm and we really enjoyed a fabulous fish lunch at the Hive beach cafe at Burton Bradstock.

We were lucky to visit during Dorset Art wave and visited several artists studios. Just needed more time to enjoy this lovely part of Dorset. Perfect place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Sarah and thanks for a lovely review!
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Jersey, Channel Islands.

Quiet, compact former Cider House, covering most of our needs. Ideal for 2 looking for quiet stay.

  • 5 of 5

An enjoyable stay in a quiet location, with lovely garden & lots of wild life. Relatively close to Lyme Regis, Axeminster, Beer & Chard; excellent area for Jurassic coast seekers!

Thanks Marianne, Ned & Chip for your hospitality especially the cake!

Anne & Garry.

PS. If staying for more than a few days laundry facilities would be a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to meet you both. I'm glad you had a good stay and the sun shone for your birthday Anne! x
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Lovely converted cider barn

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for country walks and the Jurasic coast. The barn was all we could hope for. Food essentials on our arrival were very welcome. Lovely home baked muffins a nice surprise. Thank you Marianna for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • 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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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.