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Fox Ditch sitting area

Fox Ditch sitting area

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Top of Hambledon Hill with ramparts

Top of Hambledon Hill with ramparts

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Fox Ditch kitchen

Fox Ditch kitchen

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Fox Ditch Bedroom two - en-suite

Fox Ditch Bedroom two - en-suite

Fox Ditch

Fox Ditch

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn

Fox Ditch through French windows

Fox Ditch through French windows

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Fox Ditch Bed two

Fox Ditch Bed two

Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us

Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us

Fox Ditch Master bathroom

Fox Ditch Master bathroom

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Fox Ditch sitting area

Fox Ditch sitting area

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Fox Ditch wider shot of eating and sitting areas

Top of Hambledon Hill with ramparts

Top of Hambledon Hill with ramparts

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Fox Ditch kitchen

Fox Ditch kitchen

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Fox Ditch Bedroom two - en-suite

Fox Ditch Bedroom two - en-suite

Fox Ditch

Fox Ditch

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Fox Ditch Bedroom Two

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

Fox Ditch Master bedroom

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel Barn

Fox Ditch through French windows

Fox Ditch through French windows

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Fox Ditch Bed two

Fox Ditch Bed two

Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us

Where to go? Walking is fantastic all around us

Fox Ditch Master bathroom

Fox Ditch Master bathroom

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Fox Ditch

Chisel Barn Dorset, DT11 8HH

Dog friendly cottage with great views

  • Original barn features including exposed beams
  • Own enclosed garden (secure for dogs)
  • Wonderful base to explore Dorset
  • Parking available
  • Large double height kitchen and living space
  • Nearby village with pubs and shops
    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
    • 2 Dogs Accepted2 Dogs Accepted
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite

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Features

Sleeps 4

Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2

Bedrooms 2

Bathrooms 3

Bathrooms 3

Dines 4

Dines 4

2 Dogs Accepted

2 Dogs Accepted

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Barbecue

Barbecue

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

About & Contact

Dog friendly cottage with great views

Our guests love the cosy open-plan kitchen, living and dining area in this barn. Sink into a sofa beside the woodburner, and enjoy the views across the Stour Valley beyond. The kitchen area is large and well equipped including microwave, hob, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

During the summer the seating area in the garden is perfect for sunny breakfasts or an al fresco supper. The garden is pretty and well tended, and safe for dogs and children alike. We provide a small barbecue.

Fox Ditch sleeps four. The generous master bedroom with a super king-size bed and tv, has an ensuite bath and shower and the view from both is beautiful, down a hill towards the River Stour. The second bedroom can either be configured as twin beds or a super king-size bed. There is an ensuite walk-in shower room.

In addition there is a utility room with washer and tumbledryer, and a separate wc.

Just outside Child Okeford in North Dorset, the 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 over the years and there is a wonderful village on the doorstep with all sorts of pubs and shops and pop-up food providers. Further afield there are destination restaurants and pubs.

All towels and bedding are provided. Plus a welcome pack of fresh bread, coffee, tea, butter and eggs.

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Fox Ditch, Chisel Barn

Upper Chisel Farm
Hanford
Blandford Forum
DT11 8HH


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.

Other cottages at Chisel Barn

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