Loading icon
View of Chisel Barn

View of Chisel Barn

Seating area with woodburner and sofas

Seating area with woodburner and sofas

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage from the Barn

Roomy kitchen

Roomy kitchen

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Whites Ground dining and living area

Whites Ground dining and living area

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Woodburner in living area

Woodburner in living area

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

View out of living room window to paddock

View out of living room window to paddock

The wood in Spring

The wood in Spring

Fox Ditch sitting area

Fox Ditch sitting area

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

View of Chisel Barn

View of Chisel Barn

Seating area with woodburner and sofas

Seating area with woodburner and sofas

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage from the Barn

Roomy kitchen

Roomy kitchen

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Whites Ground dining and living area

Whites Ground dining and living area

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Woodburner in living area

Woodburner in living area

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

View out of living room window to paddock

View out of living room window to paddock

The wood in Spring

The wood in Spring

Fox Ditch sitting area

Fox Ditch sitting area

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Chisel Barn

Dorset, DT11 8HH

Magnificent position on the edge of Dorset AONB/NL

  • Three luxury holiday cottages sleeping 12 in all
  • Truly beautiful Dorset views and wonderful walking
  • Options - properties sleep 6, 4 and 2
  • Generous off road parking in own courtyard
  • Nearby village with pubs and shops
  • Wonderful for extended family holidays

Awards

Cottages

Scroll across to view all cottages

From £399
  • Woodburner in living area
  • View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn
  • Durdle Door
  • Dining and living area
  • Master bedroom
  • Stourhead Gardens
  • Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad
  • Roomy kitchen
  • View out of living room window to paddock
  • Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods
  • Bedroom 2
  • Family bathroom
  • Kingston Lacy National Trust property
  • View to the village
  • Seating area
  • Bedroom 3
  • Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us
  • Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away
  • Master en-suite shower room
  • Sheep in our fields

Whites Ground at Chisel Barn - Dorset

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
2 Dogs Accepted

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
Dines 6Dines 6
2 Dogs Accepted2 Dogs Accepted
From £315
  • Top Cottage
  • Stourhead Gardens
  • Top Cottage living room
  • Durdle Door
  • Top Cottage bedroom
  • View from Top Cottage across the pond and fields
  • Top Cottage Kitchen dining area
  • Kingston Lacy National Trust property
  • Top Cottage bathroom
  • Top Cottage from the Barn
  • Top Cottage view from entrance
  • Sheep in our fields
  • Top Cottage sitting area
  • Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad
  • Top Cottage Kitchen and eating area
  • View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel
  • Top Cottage bedroom
  • Top Cottage sitting area
  • Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away
  • Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods

Top Cottage at Chisel Barn - Dorset

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
2 Dogs Accepted

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
Dines 2Dines 2
2 Dogs Accepted2 Dogs Accepted
From £350
  • Fox Ditch sitting area
  • Durdle Door
  • Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas
  • Top of Hambledon Hill with ramparts
  • Fox Ditch Master bedroom
  • Sheep in our fields
  • Fox Ditch kitchen
  • Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away
  • Fox Ditch Bedroom two - en-suite
  • Fox Ditch
  • Fox Ditch Bedroom Two
  • Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad
  • Fox Ditch Master bedroom
  • View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn
  • Fox Ditch through French windows
  • Stourhead Gardens
  • Fox Ditch Bed two
  • Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us
  • Fox Ditch Master bathroom
  • Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Fox Ditch at Chisel Barn - Dorset

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
2 Dogs Accepted

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
Dines 4Dines 4
2 Dogs Accepted2 Dogs Accepted

Availability & Book Now

Click any available start date to see prices & BOOK

2024
2025
2026
2027
< Prev
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Next >
Start dates Available Booked My dates

Features

*Please check individual cottages for details

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

EV charging onsite

EV charging onsite

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Barbecue

Barbecue

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Bike storage

Bike storage

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

About & Contact

Member since 2024

Seating area with woodburner and sofas

Magnificent position on the edge of Dorset AONB/NL


Chisel Barn Holiday Cottages consists of one barn conversion containing two cottages and a further annexe with a delightful newly built one bedroom flat. Twenty years ago we bought a farm house and smallholding with run down farm buildings that used to form part of a large dairy. Twelve years ago we converted one of the barns, and in 2023  built ourselves a new house with an annexe to add to Chisel Barn.

Just outside Child Okeford in North Dorset, our farm is in a truly lovely position sitting under Hambledon Hill (one of two iron age hill forts next to us) looking down onto the River Stour. The walking is wonderful, and the views are magical. There is plenty to do for all interests - we are within reach of the coast and cities like Salisbury and Bath, and art galleries, gardens and plenty of National Trust properties.

Restaurants and pubs have changed radically since we moved here and we are blessed with a wonderful village on our doorstep with all sorts of pubs and shops and pop-up food providers. Further afield there are destination restaurants and pubs.

We have had wonderful guests since we first started the Barn, and many of them return year after year. They like the views and the easy accessibility of the barns. Everything is on one floor and the configuration make it particularly successful for extended family holidays. Grand parents can have some peace and quiet, and yet be part of the holiday.

The Barn has kept the structure of the old building but with cosy woodburners and convenient modern living arrangements. Both Whites Ground and Fox Ditch have small enclosed gardens and we welcome dogs. The new addition, Top Cottage, has lovely views and although we provide a seating area to enjoy your morning coffee it does not have its own garden.

We provide all towels and bedding. Plus a welcome pack of fresh bread, coffee, tea, butter and eggs.

Meet the owner

Lucinda Sunnucks

We moved to Chisel Farm House - just below the farm buildings - in 2002. They had been the base for a large dairy and remain part of a working farm, with cattle and sheep grazing in the surrounding fields. For the first ten years we let the barns and fields to the local pony club for their summer camp, but in 2013 we converted one building and Chisel Barn was born. Roll on ten years, we have moved out of the farm house and built ourselves a new house on the site of the remaining buildings. I was brought up in Somerset and we moved to Dorset in 1996, We adore this area, the views are fantastic in every direction. We brought up our three children and spent long holidays riding and enjoying all that is around us. We want to share our huge love of this wonderful, tranquil spot. The three properties are simple and understated, but sympathetically decorated with all you could want in a holiday home. Access is easy and the flexibility of the different sized properties mean that different family and extended family holidays can be catered for. Living here all year round makes us experts on so much that is going on in Dorset, so do ask if need more information.

Location & Attractions


Chisel Barn

Upper Chisel Farm
Hanford
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 8HH