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Merry Hill Barn - Cottage holidays in Portesham, Dorset

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Merry Hill Barn - at a glance

Sleeps 6 persons | Bedrooms 3

Pets allowed Pub close by Short Break Coastal property Wifi or internet available Baby and Toddler Friendly

Set on a quiet lane surrounded by glorious farmland, Merry Hill Barn is a spacious property that has been fully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard with underfloor heating throughout.

Wi-Fi or Internet Access

Wifi or internet accessThere is wifi or internet access available at Merry Hill Barn in Portesham. Perfect for searching for things to do whilst on holiday, catching up on emails or even work if you have to.


GardenOn nice days, when you want to relax you can sit out in Merry Hill Barn's garden and enjoy the sun shine. Children also love the outdoors so it can be a great place for them. Although, with young children you should always check any garden is safe for them.

Short cottage breaks in Dorset

Available for short breaksGreat news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Merry Hill Barn accepts bookings for short breaks. So if you fancy a few days in Dorset to recharge your batteries then this cottage is well worth consideration.

Family holidays in Dorset

Family Cottage BreaksMerry Hill Barn sleeps up to 6 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Dorset then Merry Hill Barn could be just the ticket.

Pet friendly cottage breaks in Dorset

Pets welcomedIf you have a dog and you want to bring them with you on your holiday in Dorset then... Great news! Merry Hill Barn welcomes dogs. Often cottage owners have some restrictions on where your dog can roam in the property and there may be a small extra charge. However, there is no reason why your pet needs to miss out on the family holiday.

More about Merry Hill Barn

It’s not often you get the chance to stay in a movie location. Merry Hill Barn featured in the 2015 movie “Far From the Madding Crowd”, based on Thomas Hardy’s novel of the same name. It’s been completely refurbished since then, with lots of modern comforts and amenities, such as Bosch appliances in the kitchen and a 65” flat screen Freesat television in the sitting room. There’s still a sense of the original country dwelling though, with exposed stone walls and original beams, however Merry Hill Barn cleverly combines comfort, traditional features and modern style and with cosy underfloor heating throughout.

The barn conversion offers ‘upside-down’ living with three large bedrooms on the ground floor, and the sitting room and kitchen area reached via a beautiful oak staircase. The sitting room has a contemporary living flame wall-hung fire, and the kitchen boasts Minerva work tops as well as a large American fridge/freezer. There is seating for six guests at the dining table plus three bar stools for relaxed seating at the kitchen island. All the bathrooms have sensor lighting and fluffy Egyptian cotton bath sheets.The hallway downstairs has patio doors which open out onto the lawned garden, fully enclosed with a stone wall and five bar gate, and with the beautiful Dorset landscape beyond. Just across the fields are a pub, farm shop and café, and within easy reach are the pretty Dorset villages of Portesham, Abbotsbury and Langton Herring.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests (maximum four adults).
  • One bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • One bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room.
  • Children's bedroom with bunk beds and en-suite shower room.
  • Enclosed garden and terrace.
  • Wonderful countryside views.
  • WiFi.
  • Parking for three cars.
  • Children of all ages welcome.
  • One well behaved dog welcome (£30 charge per week).
  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Underfloor heating throughout.
  • Contemporary living flame wall-hung fire.
  • Electric oven and hob.
  • Microwave.
  • American fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Washer/dryer.
  • 65" Freesat flat screen television with sound bar.
  • DVD player.
  • Highchair available on request.
  • Garden furniture.
  • Sorry, no barbecues due to thatched roof.

  • One Dog
  • Some ground floor
  • Baby Welcome
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Thatched
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub Nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Walking

This cottage Sleeps 6

Price: £ from £ 644.00


Cottage address: Merry Hill Barn, Portesham, Dorset.DO084

As you can see Merry Hill Barn is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Portesham. And well suited to explore the whole of Dorset.


This cottage is within 5 miles of the sea
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearby pub



 Things to do & places to visit in Dorset near Merry Hill Barn

Coastal holiday cottages in Dorset

Cottage near the coast If you are looking for a coastal cottage holiday then Merry Hill Barn could be what you are looking for. It's within 5 miles of the coast. You will be able to get a better idea of how close to the sea Merry Hill Barn is by looking at the map. There may be more information in the description above too

There are plenty of great places to vist near Merry Hill Barn. Take a look at out holiday ideas pages for details of many places that are well worth considering visiting whilst on holiday at Merry Hill Barn.

swimming-pool - places to go in Dorset

Purbeck Swimming Pool

Bells Orchard Lane
BH20 4HP
019295 6454

museum - places to go in Dorset

Sherborne Museum

Church Lane
01935 81 22 52

tourist-information - places to go in Dorset

Wimborne Minster Tourist Information Centre

High Street
BH21 1HR
01202 886 116

museum - places to go in Dorset

Blandford Forum Royal Signals Museums

Blandford Camp
Blandford Forum
DT11 8RH
01258 482 258

museum - places to go in Dorset

Mill House Cider Museum

Moreton Road
01305 852 220

craft - places to go in Dorset

Walford Mill Craft Centre

Knobcrook Road
BH21 1NL
01202 841 400

houses-gardens - places to go in Dorset

Edmoundsham House & Gardens

BH21 5RE
01725 517 207

castle - places to go in Dorset

Highcliffe Castle

Stuart Road
BH23 5JS
01425 278807

houses-gardens - places to go in Dorset

Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

01305 871 387

museum - places to go in Dorset

Gillingham Museum

Chantry Fields
01747 823 176

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