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Chisel Barn Foxditch in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Chisel Barn Foxditch description

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chisel Barn is a new conversion designed and fitted to the highest standards. The barn consists of two, light and airy properties that, if rented together, will accommodate ten people. Both properties are single storey, with a large double height kitchen and living space.

Chisel Barn Foxditch retains many original features including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The property has two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, plus a cloakroom. The furnished terrace is the ideal place to relax and admire the spectacular views.

The barns were the base for a large and successful dairy enterprise and remain part of a working farm, with the adjoining buildings still actively being used for stock.

The magnificent and commanding views look over the River Stour valley, the dairy pastures of the Blackmore Vale and the churches of Shillingstone and Child Okeford to the south and west, and the Iron Age forts of Hambledon Hill to the north and Hod Hill to the east. A short walk across the farm takes you through a wood and past a lake to the excellent amenities of Child Okeford, or up the steep slopes to the top of Hambledon Hill where, on a clear day, there are views for many miles. Hambledon Hill is a classic example of an Iron Age hill fort and is now a National Nature Reserve famous for its wild flowers.

This is just one of many and varied walks which also include the Trailway along the old Somerset and Dorset Railway (and the newly restored Shillingstone station) to Sturminster Newton and Blandford Forum.

For Guests who wish to bring their horses, Chisel Barn offers the ideal setting and facilities as detailed below:

Basic barn stabling and grazing is available at an additional charge of £10 a horse. Bedding available by arrangement. Guests would need to supply their own feed, water buckets and equipment. Use of a Cross Country Course (beginner to 3’3”) is available at Chisel Barn and forms part of the working farm. Usage is dependent on availability and farm usage, please discuss requirements at the time of booking.

If you are interested in bringing your horse to Chisel Barn please call the bookings team on 033 3902 6565 to discuss your requirements.

For larger groups Chisel Barn Foxditch can be booked together with Chisel Barn Whites Ground to accommodate groups of up to ten.

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Country style kitchen situated on the ground floor. Features an electric double oven, hob, grill, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Fully equipped with a range of utensils and accessories including a microwave, toaster and kettle. An iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are available. Food packs can be ordered from Goldhill Organic Farm Shop and can offer a home delivery service for freshly cooked meals. For further information please contact the bookings team on 0844 561 2001..

Dining Room/Area

The dining area features a table seating four.

Living Room/Area

Situated on the ground floor. Light and airy open plan living, kitchen and dining area complete with limestone flooring, underfloor heating and exposed beams. Furnished with two sofas seating four, coffee table, side tables and log burning stove. Features a 40” flatscreen TV complete with Freeview and iPod docking station.

Master Bedroom

Situated on the ground floor with exposed beams. Furnished with ‘zip and link’ beds that are arranged as a super king-size as standard. If you require the beds to be configured as a twin, please inform our bookings department. Wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables complete with lamps. Features a 20” flatscreen TV.

Bedroom 2

Situated on the ground floor. Furnished with ‘zip and link’ beds that are arranged as a twin as standard. If you require the beds to be configured as a super king-size, please inform our bookings department. Chest of drawers, mirror and two bedside cabinets complete with lamps.

Family Bathroom

En suite to bedroom one features a bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and mirror.

Bathroom 2

En suite to bedroom two features a walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and mirror.

Garden Description

Level access into the property. Enclosed garden and terrace complete with table and chairs. Many country walks in the area with a wild flower garden walk down to a pond. Use of 65 acres of land. Stabling available for horses and the use of Cross Country course on request (Guests would need to supply their own bedding, feed, water buckets and equipment). Tennis coaching available on request for children under 12 years of age during school holidays – charges apply.


Courtyard parking for two cars.


  • Views out over fields etc
  • Can be booked with adjoining property to accommodate an additional 6 guests.
  • Beautifully furnished. Terrace and lawns, stabling for horses, dogs welcome.
  • Within easy walking distance of excellent Child Okeford amenities.
  • Fabulous walking country over the Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve and in the River Stour valley.
  • A modern and very spacious 2 bedroom barn conversion, sleeps 4.

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