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Top Cottage

Top Cottage

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Top Cottage living room

Top Cottage living room

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

View from Top Cottage across the pond and fields

View from Top Cottage across the pond and fields

Top Cottage Kitchen dining area

Top Cottage Kitchen dining area

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Top Cottage bathroom

Top Cottage bathroom

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage view from entrance

Top Cottage view from entrance

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Top Cottage Kitchen and eating area

Top Cottage Kitchen and eating area

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods

Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods

Top Cottage

Top Cottage

Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead Gardens

Top Cottage living room

Top Cottage living room

Durdle Door

Durdle Door

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

View from Top Cottage across the pond and fields

View from Top Cottage across the pond and fields

Top Cottage Kitchen dining area

Top Cottage Kitchen dining area

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Kingston Lacy National Trust property

Top Cottage bathroom

Top Cottage bathroom

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage from the Barn

Top Cottage view from entrance

Top Cottage view from entrance

Sheep in our fields

Sheep in our fields

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury - home of the Hovis Ad

Top Cottage Kitchen and eating area

Top Cottage Kitchen and eating area

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

View from Hambledon Hill down to Chisel

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage bedroom

Top Cottage sitting area

Top Cottage sitting area

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Sherborne Abbey is 16 miles away

Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods

Hambledon Hill across to Bryanston Woods

Top Cottage

Chisel Barn Dorset, DT11 8HH

Little bolthole on the edge of Dorset AONB/NL

  • Cosy but charming flat - entrance up 8 steps
  • Great for exploring Dorset
  • Grandparents bolthole
  • Extra space for extended family holiday
  • No garden but small seating area
  • Generous bathroom with bath and shower
    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
    • 2 Dogs Accepted2 Dogs Accepted
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite

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Features

Sleeps 2

Sleeps 2

Bedrooms 1

Bedrooms 1

Bathrooms 1

Bathrooms 1

Dines 2

Dines 2

2 Dogs Accepted

2 Dogs Accepted

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

EV charging onsite

EV charging onsite

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

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

Little bolthole on the edge of Dorset AONB/NL

Top Cottage is a new addition in 2023. Accessed from the Barn courtyard it is a self contained annexe flat, part of our new farmhouse building, but completely separate.

The flat looks out over our fields to the west and towards the village of Child Okeford half a mile away. Although there is no garden you very much feel in the country. You can see the church tower and the village roofs in the distance. It is a lovely retreat and a base to explore Dorset.

Designed for two people it is reached up eight steps at the far end of the Barn courtyard. The living room is generous, light and airy, and the kitchen area although small is well equipped including microwave, hob, oven, fridge and dishwasher. The bedroom has a king-size bed and the generous bathroom has both bath and shower. We can provide a travel cot for a baby.

It would also make a superb addition for anyone wanting to take one of the other properties but needing another bedroom and sitting room. Grandparents needing their own space spring to mind.

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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Top Cottage, 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