The Courtyard – Hilltop Barn

Located in Bere Regis, Dorset

The Courtyard is a detached cottage in Winterborne Zelston, Dorset and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: No


The Courtyard – Hilltop Barn is a detached cottage resting in Winterborne Zelston near Wareham in Dorset. Hosting two bedrooms; a ground-floor king-size and a twin with a living area, along with a ground-floor shower room and a shower room, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with underfloor heating. To the outside, there is a private patio with seating and barbecue, while off-road parking is available for two cars. The Courtyard – Hilltop Barn is a wondrous dwelling to enjoy a Dorset break with loved ones.

Property Details

Set within the owner's grounds is this wonderfully self-contained quirky detached barn conversion, tucked away in a quiet corner of Dorset, perfect for an escape to a stunning countryside destination.

A spacious private driveway brings you right to the property, enter through contemporary bi-folding doors into a characterful setting, welcomed with traditional low-beamed ceilings and stylish fixtures into the open-plan living area. Utilise the sleek kitchen space and delight in the fashionable amenities, with a unique black central island, resting next to a classic red brick wall, this space has everything you need to prepare delicious meals throughout your stay. Meals can be enjoyed at the dining table, a lovely sociable space for you and your loved ones to catch up after a busy day of exploring Dorset, or use the handy breakfast bar for a quick bowl of cereal before heading out. Spend an evening with your feet up in front of the TV accompanied by a glass of wine and snuggling with your other half, or get comfy on the plush sofa during a rainy afternoon, keeping warm with a blanket and a cup of coffee whilst you get lost in a book. When you're ready to get some rest, withdraw to one of the two gorgeous bedrooms, either a ground-floor king-size bedroom with full access to the downstairs walk-in shower room, or the incredible first-floor twin room, hiding behind stunning princess-style canopies, accompanied by your very own living area, this space is fantastic for kids to use as their very own playroom, with access to another refreshing shower room

Rustle up a tasty burger on the barbecue, found on the enclosed outdoor patio, a lovely spot to dine alfresco on a summer's day, or enjoy a warming morning cup of tea in the autumn. Encompassed by stunning countryside fields and tucked away on an idyllic private lane, you're just walking distance away from a choice of two pubs that serve food on an evening when you don't fancy cooking This gorgeous property is situated close to the historic market town of Wareham, home to a good selection of shops, restaurants, galleries, bars and a 1930s style cinema, with walks directly accessible from the property.

Explore the Isle of Purbeck, home to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site featuring Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, or venture to close by Wimborne Minster, visiting the National Trust property of Kingston Lacy House, set within extensive Gardens and boasting ancient Egyptian artefacts. Make sure to try and complete the variety of walking and cycling routes within the Dorset AONB, and the Cranborne Chase AONB just a car ride away, both offering immense landscapes, rare wildlife and opportunities to discover plenty of nearby sandy beaches or Corfe Castle a favourite haunt for adults and children alike, all ages are captivated by these romantic castle ruins with breath-taking views across Purbeck. Go back in time and explore Hardy’s Cottage the beautiful evocative cob and thatch cottage which is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy. Visit family-friendly attractions nearby including Monkeyworld, the Bovington Tank Museum and Farmer Palmer's Farm Park. Spend a relaxing break with your friends or loved ones at The Courtyard, a peaceful retreat for everyone to enjoy.


  • Electric central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private patio with seating barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2½ miles, a pub just under ½ mile
  • Note: This property is self-contained and has its own private patio area
  • Note: This property only accepts children under 3's and over 12's due to the large pond on site


Cot Available
Great View
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking



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Area Details

Bere Regis

Bere Regis is a small, pretty village in Dorset. If peace and tranquillity are on the agenda, you have found it. Bere Regis was made famous by Thomas Hardy in his classic story ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles". The village has a shop, post office and two pubs. It is very picturesque with thatched cottages and Bere Regis Church takes centre stage.

There are plenty of cycle and walking trails to discover, in fact, explore Wareham Forest by foot or bike, either way, the paths are smooth and easy. Dogs can join you on this adventure too. Staying around the village then both the Lawrence Ride and Purbeck Ride cycle routes pass through the nearby villages of Briantspuddle and Turnerspuddle and then skirt the southern edge of Bere Regis. The Jubilee Trail walking route passes through Bere Regis towards Moreton village.

The beautiful Athelhampton House is a short drive away on the edge of Puddletown village. Explore the Tudor house and extensive gardens, relax in the cafe for cream tea or dinner. Monkey World, in Wareham, is an all-year-round attraction. Although a very popular tourist attraction, Monkey World does serious work and helps governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. There are over 230 primates at Monkey World of including the home of Europe's only Orang-utan creche. Visit the Tank Museum in Bovington, experience driving a tank or watch the amazing re-enactment of a battle, complete with explosions.

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