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4 bedroom barn conversion that sleeps 11, 2 bedroom farmhouse that sleeps 4
Courthouse Farm is situated on the outskirts of the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, in the peaceful and picturesque Marshwood Vale.
Courthouse Dairy is barn conversion from the original cowstall and dairy, the conversion was completed in July 2003. It has a large kitchen and lounge with the dining area in the conservatory that leads into an enclosed garden. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for 11 people to use in comfort. Courthouse Farmhouse is half L shaped property which sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and has a bathroom, open plan kitchen/lounge/diner. Large fully enclosed lawned garden. At the other end of the farmhouse is Courthouse Cottage which sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen and dining room.
There is a shared games barn with alley skittles, table tennis, pool and snooker tables and basket ball net. HOT TUB IN THE GAMES BARN.
Courthouse Dairy and Farmhouse are single storey dwellings, and so is ideal for accompanied disabled, elderly, children and families.
All have off road parking.
All 3 Courthouse properties can be let seperately to sleep 4,7 and 11 or together for large groups to sleep 11,16, 18 or 22.
Guests are welcome to come to the main farm to watch the milking, see baby calves, beef animals, sheep, and dogs. Lambing is usually between February and April. Watch sheep and cattle in the fields in spring and summer out over the garden fence. We also grow winter wheat, spring barley, forage maize and various crops for animal feed. We will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions. We are inspected annually for ABM/FABBL Beef and Lambs Scheme and NDFAS for milk production.
Directions to Courthouse Dairy, Cottage and Farmhouse
On the A35 between Bridport and Charmouth at Morcombelake, turn off to Whitchurch Canonicorum near Artwave. Follow this road for about 1 mile until a four cross road, here turn right and go past the Old Village School, now the Village Hall. Continue until you come to a turning on the left marked Bettiscombe and Marshwood, opposite the Berehayes Holiday Cottages. Take this left turn and Courthouse Farm is approximately 150 meters up this road on the left. Go into the yard and the Dairy on the right nearest the lane, parking is to the side of the house. The farmhouse is on the left through the double gates. The Cottage id the other end of the farmhouse.
When usng Sat Nav put in Whitchurch Canonicorum via A35 otherwise you travel through lots of lanes.
Details for Courthouse Dairy 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, 3 Bathrooms
- wheelchair accessible
- pets considered
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I rented Courthouse Dairy for five days in February for my family to attend a West Dorset wedding. The accomodation was exactly as advertised, spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Easy for our wheelchair user too. Excellent heating system and the woodburning stove was extra luxury.
Outside there was masses of safe parking and plenty of space for the children to play. The games room was great fun.
We could all eat together round the big dining table. We ordered fish pies from the friendly village pub for the Friday night, and they were delivered ready for us to pop in the oven. We made good use of the shops just up the hill, the Post Office for our papers, Moores for fresh bread (the walnut bread is just so good) and the big farm shop for everything else.
We realised how much there is to see and do in the local area, and we would definitely come back to the same property and enjoy a couple of weeks in the summer.
Mrs Sue Johnson
My name is Sue and I come from a large farming family near Beer In Devon. When i was growing up I lived in Yarcombe and went to a school in Chard. We then went moved to a bigger Dairy farm near Hawchurch with my parents and 3 brothers. I worked on the farm feeding the calves during the evenings and in a bank during the day . I met my husband through our local Young Farmers group in Axminster and when we married we moved to his family farm in the Marshwood Vale. I have 3 daughters and 1 son who are all married and 7 grandchildren (so far !) My son and eldest daughter are both involved in the farm and my other 2 daughters are married to a farm contractor and Property maintenance man (very handy !)
I started my Bed and Breakfast business after i got married so nearly 40 years ago and have been doing it nealy every year since. We have been offering Self Catering holidays for nearly 30 years but have increased the amount in the past 10 years with converting some redundant barns. My eldest daughter and I now run our SC and B&B business together as well as helping out on the farm and doing the paperwork.
The Dairy is a barn coversion was completed in 1995 from the old dairy and cattle shed at Courthouse Farm.
On converting we tried to keep the same window and door openings although some had to be made a little wider. We have kept the character with it being open plan with exposed beams where ever possible.