Price £250,000 Under Offer

A delightfully situated barn conversion, part of a complex of 6 in all, that can be used as a private holiday home or as an investment for holiday letting. Set within a small community of similar properties on the edge of this thriving village in West Dorset surrounded by beautiful countryside with walks in every direction. A perfect place to enjoy a peaceful break yet within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. The cottages are on the site of a former farm and were converted from barns and outbuildings to holiday homes about 12 years ago. The current owners have been letting the property very successfully for the past two years. The Old Dairy is detached with attractively presented accommodation comprising two double bedrooms, bathroom, hallway and a lovely open-plan kitchen/living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. There are French doors out onto a patio which is south facing and the garden extends to two sides of the house with parking on the third side. The property benefits from oil fired central heating.

Thorncombe village lies in the western corner of Dorset close to the Devon and Somerset borders and just 11 miles inland from the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast. The nearest towns are Chard (5 miles) and Crewkerne (6 miles) and the seaside town of Lyme Regis is just 10 miles to the south. The area has been designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village itself has a very strong community with many local clubs on offer and an excellent community run shop/PO/cafe. There are numerous footpaths available from the doorstep and the famous Forde Abbey and gardens is just a mile down the road. To find out more, please visit

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Covered entrance porch, open to one side. Timber front door into:

Double glazed window to front. Hatch to loft. Smoke detector. Wall mounted thermostat. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN - 5.79m (19'0") x 5.46m (17'11")
Triple aspect. Windows to front and rear. uPVC double glazed French doors to side onto patio with views. Vaulted ceiling. Wood burning stove set on tiled hearth in one corner. TV point. Three radiators. Carpet as laid. Separating half wall to:

Fitted with a range of cream shaker style wall and base units, with concealed under lighting and expanse of work surfaces. Circular single bowl stainless steel sink unit and circular drainer with mixer tap. Part tiled walls. Electric oven and gas hob (LPG bottle gas) with cooker hood over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Smoke alarm. Ceramic tiled floor.

From the hallway...

BEDROOM ONE - 4.42m (14'6") x 2.46m (8'1")
Dual aspect. Window to front and rear with deep sill and countryside views. Radiator. Electricity consumer unit.

BEDROOM TWO - 3.52m (11'7") x 2.71m (8'11")
Window to rear with countryside views. Double cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder. Small wardrobe beside. Radiator.

BATHROOM - 3.33m (10'11") x 2.25m (7'5")
Obscure double glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath. Separate walk in tiled shower cubicle. w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored cabinet over. Shaver point. Extractor. Down lighters. Ladder style radiator. Part tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor.

The property is approached via a five bar gate, leading in to the communal courtyard, with other barn conversion properties. The Old Dairy is directly ahead, just beside the footpath. Parking for two vehicles lies to the front of the house.

There are private gardens to the back where there is a stretch of lawn and a rotary washing line. The garden continues to the side which is south facing with a generous size paved patio area with outstanding views across the countryside. The lawned garden continues at a lower level where it meets an area of scrub land that runs all the way to the boundary with the adjoining field.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil fired central heating. Shared sewage treatment plant.

West Dorset District Council Band C £1748.09 payable 2019/20.


Telephone and wifi connected.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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