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Richard and Marieke Hosford

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Characterful Barn conversions, quiet location and heated swimming pool - Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday barn in Weymouth - ASHTON FARM

Two unique barns in Grade 2 Listed farmyard

The Hayloft and Courage Cottage are two detached barn conversions situated in an historic Georgian farmyard.They are both totally individual and are situated in a very quiet, rural setting. The local village of Winterborne St Martin has a pub and excellent farm shop: both with restaurants. Dorchester is 2 miles away and has every facility including good rail connections in all directions.

Local attractions within easy reach by car include: Durdle Door and the famous Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Portland with Olympic sailing facilities, Hardy's Cottage, Maiden Castle, Radipole lake (for Bird watching), Dinosaur museum, Cerne Abbas Giant, stunning coastal walks along the Jurassic coastline, Horse riding, Tank museum, Monkey World, Abbotsbury Swannery, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle, Swanage steam railway, Nature reserves, many beautiful country houses and excellent unspoilt beaches and coastline.

Details for holiday barn Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Stunning two bedroom stone barn conversion in peaceful Dorset valley. This, very comfortable, newly converted two storey stone barn will be available from July 2013. As a new conversion it has all modern facilities, modern insulation, large windows, ,underfloor heating downstairs and ensuite facilities with each bedroom. The very large vaulted sitting room is at the centre of the house with a beautiful oak staircase up to the main bedroom. and a large woodburning stove. There is a spiral staircase to the second bedroom which has a round window overlooking the walled garden with views across the fields. The sitting room has large windows overlooking the garden on one side and the farmyard on the other. The large Kitchen has all modern facilities and seating for six people.. The main bedroom has a bath and the second a shower. The downstairs utility and cloakroom room has a washing machine and toilet. A very cozy winter let with a highly efficient airsource heat pump.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard and Marieke Hosford (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
Richmond, BC

A place too good to be true that actually is!! Just amazing.

  • 5 of 5

When we first saw this listing, we thought it was too good to be true but the reviews were good so we decided to trust them. Boy, we were so glad we did! What an amazing place! Spacious with all the necessary amenities and a pool to boot. So relaxing. Our kids just loved the place too. Sheeps, bunnies, chickens, and friendly dogs roaming around, we even had a herd of cows stroll by and say hi. It was also very close to the beach in Weymouth and close to Dorchester and grocery store. It was also nice being in a place where we didn't feel like we had to lock the doors. Even the wifi wasn't locked. :-)

Richard and Marieke were great hosts. We highly recommend this place (and have already to a few of our UK friends).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from it all!

  • 3 of 5

We were very happy with our visit. Quiet, beautiful situation, lovely garden and pool and very relaxed. House well equipped and comfortable. A few small issues re missing bathroom and kitchen things, possibly due to wedding booking happening the previous day. Quickly put right. House only set up for two people in one room but we required both rooms. This was not required on Owners Direct website , therefore property owners unaware of needs. Never received directions to property from Owners Direct.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Characteristic spacious property in a lovely area, close to touristic places and seaside.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property with lots of space. Close to touristic places and lovely places to walk all around. Tucked away in a farm area and owned by a lovely family. Only thing for families with young toddlers or babies is that the spiral stairs is not as easy to climb up or down in the middle of the nights. We had a great relaxing time and Richard, Marieke and their children were so welcoming and engaging and attentive to our comments. We'll use again and the kids had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the property. The barn is beautiful both inside and outside and is equipped with everything you'll need to prepare meals, clean up and relax. There was five of staying at the property and thanks to the size of the barn, we were all very comfortable as it's so spacious. The owner, Richard was very welcoming and not intrusive at all. We felt as comfortable as if we were staying in our own home. The location is perfect with many tourist destinations just a short drive from the property. I can't recommend this place enough! Excellent!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic comfortable & spacious cottage, oozing with character

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in The Hayloft with our little boy in July 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ashton farm is in a great location for visiting the beautiful sights of Dorset and the cottage was exactly what we'd hoped for, full of character and charm, we could sense the history of the building which was wonderful. The gardens outside were very well kept and in full bloom at the time, which was absolutely stunning. Our parents stayed in Courage cottage for the break which was also a lovely place, very light and airy, well laid out with plenty of communal living space. The weather was so perfect during our stay however, that we all actually spent lots of our time in the cottage garden enjoying the sunshine. We have lovely memories of our stay and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Augyst 2015 at Ashton Farm

  • 5 of 5

Courage Cottage at Ashton farm is a great holiday cottage, with lots of space, excellent facilities and in a great location. As the descrption says, the second bedroom is not next to the first so can't be accessed without going through the lounge. Our kids aged 6 and 8 loved it (as did we!) and loved having their own bathroom but it might not suit younger ones. Inside space is beautifully done, without being fussy and very handy to have the laundry area. Cottage had access to lovely gardens and great pool. Further afield are great beaches all over Dorset. We had a great time despite some fairly robust weather. Highly recommended.

Weymouth has fantastic beach although the town is unremarkable. Nearby Dorchester is a very nice county town with lots of facilities inc. cinema. Get to Kimmeridge if you can for a great bay and beach, with rockpools etc- well off the beaten track. Lyme Regis also great beach. Inland, Corfe Castle highly recommdned and unavoidable! we sheltered from the rain a few times at the Smugglers Inn at Osmington, where the kids loved playing in the stream. Loads of tables for alfresco dining when the sun shines.

The Peacock Family August 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Dorchester South or West
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5 junction 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Winterbourne St Martin
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

This quiet valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located between Dorchester and Weymouth and therefore within easy reach of shops, restaurants museums and the numerous seaside activities available in and around Weymouth. The Abbotsbury Swannery and gardens are within easy reach as are many footpaths leading to the coast as well as the many remote beaches reached situated along the famous Jurassic Coastline which is a World Heritage Site. The properties are in the old farmyard and reached down a private road and therefore well away from traffic.

Golf: Several Golf courses within a few miles in stunning scenery


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Weymouth, Dorset

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3 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for Courage Cottage, Ashton Farmin Weymouth in West Country

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to bedroom 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , This bedroom is at the top of a spiral staircase
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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