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Barn Conversion & Farmhouse in peaceful countryside near Lyme Regis & Charmouth - Courthouse Dairy

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Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Bridport Barn Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom barn conversion that sleeps 11 & 5 bedroom farmhouse that sleeps 11

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 an L shaped property which sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms and has 3 bathroom, open plan kitchen/diner and large conservatory/lounge. Large fully enclosed lawned garden.

There is a shared games barn with alley skittles, table tennis, pool and snooker tables and basket ball net.



Courthouse Dairy and Farmhouse are single storey dwellings, and so is ideal for accompanied disabled, elderly, children and families.

All have off road parking.

Both Courthouse properties can be let seperately to sleep 11 each or together for large groups to sleep 22.

Guests are welcome to come to the main farm to watch the robotic milking, see baby calves, beef animals, sheep, and dogs. Lambing is usually between March and May. 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 are inspected annually for ABM/FABBL Beef and Lambs Scheme and NDFAS for milk production.

Directions to Courthouse Dairy 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

When using Sat Nav put in Whitchurch Canonicorum via A35 otherwise you travel through lots of lanes.

More Details

Details for Courthouse Dairy 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, 3 Bathrooms

The Dairy is a single storey barn conversion from the obsolete cow stall and dairy at Courthouse Farm. All the original beams and trusses have been preserved and incorporated in the ceilings and the old windows and doors have been replaced by wooden stained doors and wooden windows with double glazing. A wood burning stove with a large red brick fireplace installed for the ‘olde world’ feel. The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms, an easy modern well equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. There are garden chairs, table and bbq. Plenty of parking spaces are beside the house. There is a ramp to the front door and entrance lobby, leading to the lounge area. NEW FOR JUNE 1ST 2016 - HOT TUB ON THE PATIO.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Mrs Sue Johnson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Mrs Sue Johnson

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 office work.

Mrs Sue Johnson purchased this barn in 1995

Why Mrs Sue Johnson chose Dorset

The Dairy is a barn coversion was completed in 1995 from the old dairy and cattle shed at Courthouse Farm.

What makes this barn unique

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.

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.
Feb 2013
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Courthouse Dairy
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Granny weekend

  • 4 of 5

I had a lovely weekend with two friends and our grandchildren. The accommodation was lovely and very well equipped and spacious. It was a very relaxing weekend with lots of garden space for the grandchildren to play. Location was great with the seaside only a short drive away. The only downside for me personally was the fact that you had the worry of taking all your bed linen which I have never had to do in self catering accommodation and I think this should be included in the price. I would definitely go there again though and it is ideal for larger parties. Some children's outside play equipment would be a good addition to the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. We offer bedding as an optional extra so people on tight budgets can bring there own to keep costs down. The games barn has a hot tub, alley skittles, table tennis, pool tables, darts board and basketball ring. There is a children play area with swings and slides behind the hall/old school in the village.
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Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset

Lovey place and area to stay

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed at the Dairy and Cottage at Courthouse farm for the weekend of my wedding to a 'local lass' in the St Candida and Holy Cross Church in the village. The accommodation was very clean and spacious with good gardens and games barn for the children to play in. Also very well equipped with everything we needed for all 18 of us. Lovely area with friendly pub, historic church, village hall and childrens playground in the village. Perfectly based with lots to see and do locally with great beaches and fossil hunting at Charmourth and Lyme Regis. Lots of places to visit with various leaflets in the house to help you decide.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Five Bells Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lyme Regis
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The George at Chideock
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Near World Heritage Site Coast, Ideal for beaches, fossill hunting, walking coastal paths, country lanes and footpaths. Riding, golf and water sports nearby. Touring Dorset, Devon and Somerset. On Sustran cycle route.

Ideal for visiting Forde Abbey, Swannery and village of Abbotsbury, Chesil Beach, West Bay, Lyme Regis, Charmouth beach and Heritage Centre, also the markets towns of Axminster and Bridport. Look at the well known Church in Whitchurch Canonicorum with its own patron saint buried there.

Come to some of the village activities like the Flower Show, annual Church Fete, Farmhouse Breakfast, Cream Teas plus many more..


Rates & Availability

Bridport Barn Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
late autumn/early winter
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $122
Pet Fee $24
Tax Rate 20.0%

Friday to Friday changovers and weekly bookings only during school holidays.
Duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases are available to hire at £8.00 per person per stay, all beds will be made prior to arrival. £6 pp if we leave the linen and guests make the beds.
A cot is available but please bring their own cot linen
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Bridport Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 1 ensuite shower room with shower, toilet, washbasin and shaver point, second shower room the same and 1 bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin, toilet and shaver point, radiators in all bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Family
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travel cot
  • 1 double, 1 twin with 3' divan beds, 1 ensuite room with double 1 very large room with double and 3x3' singles plus guests bed . Also available 2 x travel cots and z-bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 11 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wifi also available at the local pub - The Five Bells ( 10 minute walk)

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