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

Dorchester, UK
  • Barn1399 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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.


Richard and Marieke Hosford

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few days
english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Feb 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 child bed, This bedroom is at the top of a spiral staircase


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, ensuite to bedroom 1
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Ensuite to bedroom 2

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Rural


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Heating
                          Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor Radiators upstairs. The property is highly energy efficient with an air source heat pump.
                        • Internet
                          wi fi is available in whole house
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Linen and towels provided for a small charge
                        • Living Room
                          Very large high celinged sitting room at the centre of the house with a large wood burning stove.
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Provided for a small charge
                        • Washing Machine
                          Washer/ dryer
                        • Wood Stove
                          Large wood burning stove for cozy evenings


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Dining area in kitchen can seat 6 people
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining area is in the kitchen
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Free view
                                    • Television
                                      Free view


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              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


                                                    • marina
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • library
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • museums
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  31 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Courage Cottage 11/2/18-16/3/18

                                                                  Rebecca E.

                                                                  Courage Cottage is a lovely place to stay I was there whilst on placement in Dorchester. It is a lovely light building with everything you could possibly need.

                                                                  Lovely modern converted barn

                                                                  tony l.

                                                                  We wanted a relaxing getaway with areas to walk our dogs and we found it in courage cottage. Overall it was good value for money and although it wasn't quite warm enough to use the pool or cold enough for the fire it was nice that this place had both. Maiden castle is only a short walk away as is martins town (20min walk via public footpaths). The local pub, Brewers arms is fantastic and a must visit if you like good home cooked pub food.

                                                                  Lovely and spacious! Very useful having a washer dryer away from the kitchen area.

                                                                  Neil F.

                                                                  Cottage very central to attractions. Kids loved trampoline and pool. Very quiet and peaceful setting.

                                                                  Wow! Amazing place. Courage Cottage


                                                                  Couldn't have been more perfect and Richard was amazing throughout. We were there for my daughter's wedding and the whole venue was excellent. Totally recommend the venue and hope to return soon.

                                                                  Absolutely delightful

                                                                  Alivia R.

                                                                  Clean ...comfortable ...spacious ...great sofas ...kitchen well stocked with China and cutlery pans t towels it was a home from home ...The gardens were a delight ...so beautiful and to be able to sit and be in walled gardens stocked with flowers and fruits listening to the bees ..what more could you want for a holiday..

                                                                  Will return we had a great time


                                                                  Sarah F.

                                                                  Amazing location, beautiful cottages. Thank you so much


                                                                  Dorchester, UK

                                                                  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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  31 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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