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Characterful Barn Conversions, Quiet Location and Heated Swimming Pool - Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No


Courage Cottage, Ashton Farm: England Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 851903ha

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.

About the Property

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.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

There is a small charge for logs after the first basket and linen and towels are charged at £7 per person.

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 130 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    This bedroom is at the top of a spiral staircase...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ensuite to bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to bedroom 2...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:

    Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor Radiators upstairs. The property is highly energy efficient with an air source heat pump....moreless

  • Internet:

    wi fi is available in whole house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen and towels provided for a small charge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very large high celinged sitting room at the centre of the house with a large wood burning stove....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Provided for a small charge...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/ dryer...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Large wood burning stove for cozy evenings...moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dining area in kitchen can seat 6 people...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Situated 50 meters away and shared with the owners occasionally and with other holiday home The pool is 10X5 meters and is heated in the summer months and is open from May 1st to September 30th...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 24 traveler reviews


25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Dorchester South or West
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M5 junction 5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Winterbourne St Martin
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Courage cottage

    Courage cottage

  • Courage cottage Kitchen

    Courage cottage Kitchen

  • Courage Cottage: Kitchem

    Courage Cottage: Kitchem

  • Courage Cottage

    Courage Cottage

  • The hayloft,Ashton Farm

    The hayloft,Ashton Farm

  • The Hayloft bedroom

    The Hayloft bedroom

  • The Hayloft,Ashton farm

    The Hayloft,Ashton farm

  • The Hayloft

    The Hayloft

  • Maiden Castle adjacent to Ashton

    Maiden Castle adjacent to Ashton

  • The Garden,Ashton Farm

    The Garden,Ashton Farm

  • Field next to garden

    Field next to garden

  • Courage cottage: view from bedroom

    Courage cottage: view from bedroom

  • Courage cottage, Main studio room

    Courage cottage, Main studio room

  • Courage cottage:view from sitting room

    Courage cottage:view from sitting room

  • View of sitting room from upstairs bedroom

    View of sitting room from upstairs bedroom

  • The Hayloft

    The Hayloft

  • The Hayloft

    The Hayloft

  • The Hayloft Kitchen

    The Hayloft Kitchen

  • The Hayloft bedroom

    The Hayloft bedroom

  • Pool,Ashton Farm. Open May 1st - Sept 30th

    Pool,Ashton Farm. Open May 1st - Sept 30th

  • Osmington Bay (5 miles away)

    Osmington Bay (5 miles away)

  • View from The  Hayloft balcony

    View from The Hayloft balcony

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