Hell Barn Cottages consists of five spacious holiday cottages in two converted 18th Century stone barns. They are situated in a quiet country lane, which becomes a track just beyond the premises. There is a large shared garden with seating areas and children’s play equipment.
We have our own website at www.hellbarn.co.uk and are also listed on several agency websites.
Bookings can be made via e-mail, letter or phone, direct with us or through one of the agency websites. You can also book online via our website.
The nearest bus stop is in the centre of Chideock on the main A35, approximately a mile from here.
The nearest train station is Axminster (15 minutes by car)
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
Cars may be unloaded outside the cottages and then moved to the parking spaces opposite the cottages.
One cottage has a stone step up to the front door, but the others are flat or only very slightly stepped.
Rosemary cottage has a wider doorway, making access with a wheel chair easier.
There is a gravel driveway outside all cottages and between the cottages and garden.
The Recreation and Information Room
The Recreation and Information Room is located half-way down the garden. There is a step up to it at the entrance. It is equipped with a ping-pong table, a small snooker table, table football and a wide variety of DVDs and books to borrow, which, naturally must be returned before your departure particularly as some form part of box sets.
There is a low gate leading from the driveway into a large communal garden. There are two patio areas outside the Recreation and Information Room with tables and seating. There is stone paving in front of the farmhouse which is a little uneven. There is a wooden play area at the bottom of the garden for children under the age of 12.
All entrances except one, lead directly into the lounge/dining areas. Maple cottage has a porch with coat and shoe rack, leading to the lounge.
Ground Floor of Cottages
In all cottages there is a living/dining area in one main room downstairs. In three cottages the kitchen is separate leading off the main room and in Foxglove cottage there is a step down to the kitchen, but in Maple cottage there is a kitchenette within the living/dining room. Maple also has an upstairs bathroom whilst the others have the bathroom/toilet leading off the main room. Foxglove Cottage again has a step down to the bathroom.
The kitchens vary in size with Foxglove and Maple being very spacious and the other two smaller. Fridges and washer/dryers are located under the worktops, which are standard height, and there is a combination of wall cupboards and under worktop cupboard space. Lighting is by strip light along the centre of the room. Maple has a laminate floor, whereas the others have ceramic tiles.
Upstairs in the cottages
All cottages have a small landing at the top of the stairs, leading to two bedrooms.
The main bedrooms have a double bed in the centre of the room with bedside tables and lamps on each side. Flooring is a short-pile carpet and there are moveable chest of drawers and mirrors as well as a fixed cupboard in each.
The second bedrooms all have standard size single beds. In Maple cottage, these are at either end of the room and are not moveable, but in all other cottages the beds can be put together or separated according to requirements. Bedding is fitted sheets and non-feather winter/summer duvets according to the season.
All bathrooms have an electric power shower over the bath, a basin and toilet. There are no separate additional toilets. There is a single, non-heated towel rail and a hook on the back of the door. The floors in the downstairs bathrooms are tiled and may become slippery when wet.
An information folder is placed on the coffee table in the lounge for easy reference.
We accept well-behaved pets, provided they have their own bedding.
All cottages by design have low beams on their ceilings upon which visitors could easily bump their heads. These buildings are listed and therefore cannot be structurally altered. Please be aware of this danger.
Hell Barn Cottages,
Hell Lane, North Chideock,
Bridport Dorset DT6 6LA