This converted old Cider Barn sits adjacent to The Mill and is situated at the edge of the property’s orchard and garden. Once used to house the apple press for making cider, the Cider Barn was connected to the Mill via a leather belt, driven by the waterwheel, which was used to prepare the apples for the press used in the cider making process.
Now lovingly restored, this unique building is a comfortable place to stay for up to four people with a country cottage style kitchen, original wooden beams throughout and a cosy woodburner in the lounge. It has an ‘upside down’ arrangement whereby the sleeping area is downstairs enabling the living area and kitchen to afford beautiful views from upstairs.
The upstairs at Cider Barn has a spacious kitchen and living area with two leather sofas, ipod dock, freeview TV, DVD and CD player. There is a cosy logburner with logs (provided from October to April) with oil central heating throughout the barn.
Seven external steps lead to the large first floor open plan area with an original vaulted beamed ceiling and oak flooring. A fully equipped kitchen with new appliances including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, ice-box fridge, touch control electric hob and fan assisted double oven.
The Cider Barn sleeps up to 4 in two downstairs bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom has a king sized bed and fitted wardrobes and flagstone floor. The second bedroom is a twin-bedded room with two single beds, travel cot, wardrobe and flagstone floor.
A fully tiled, modern, fresh and clean bathroom with luxury shower, bath, vanity unit, heated towel rail and vaulted pine ceiling.
The entrance to the Cider Barn overlooks the working waterwheel attached to the Mill. There is a fenced gravelled area with seating and BBQ adjacent to the rear of the barn. This in turn leads through the apple trees and into the main garden where there is a millpond. Children must be supervised in the orchard as there are culverts, streams and a deep pond.
There is a large parking area with space for 3 cars.
Sorry, pets are not accepted at Cider Barn.
Changeover days are Saturdays, but we can be flexible in winter.
The price includes heating, electricity, bed linen and towels and a welcome tea tray all ready for you on arrival. High chair, and cot are available please ask. Free Wi-Fi access in cottage.
Why is it Special?
Cider Barn is renovated to a high standard and perfectly brings together the old and the new. The large garden is truly wonderful especially for children who want to explore and get closer to nature. Being situated next door to The Mill, visitors can also enjoy seeing the working watermill at The Mill which can be switched on by the owner on request. It is the only working watermill in Dorset with the original mechanical parts.
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