Kitwhistle Barn

Kitwhistle Barn Cottage, Beaminster Down, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3SG

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

  • Kitwhistle Barn is a peaceful rural site set on a smallholding in West Dorset. It is ideal for walking and cycling.
  • It is well placed to visit places of interest in Dorset, Devon and Somerset,and is only 10 miles from the nearest beach, which is part of the World Heritage Jurassic coast.
  • Beaminster with local shops,cafes and restaurants is 2 miles away.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

0.75 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
DT8 3SG
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GPS:
Lat 50.827614 / Lon -2.704656
OS field ref:
ST506034
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Weymouth (25 miles)

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Lovely stay in charming CL

We stayed here for 2 nights in wet and windy weather over Halloween. There are 2 hard standings for wet weather all year round use that are screened from each other by trees and shrubs. The normal grass field for summer use is nicely flat. There is a small wall above the grass field for use with dogs/stretching your legs which has been planted with young trees and has some nice valley views from the top. Easy access to the coast for walks eg West Bay. Beaminster is a lovely local town too. Very friendly owners. Would definitely recommend, a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
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Pleasant location

Pleasant sheltered and quiet CL conveniently located to explore and enjoy rural Dorset. Accommodating host and welcome pack appreciated. Best to approach site via A356 and not through Beaminster as the road is steep and narrow.
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Enjoyable stay on a friendly CL

I arrived at the CL to find my name chalked on a piece of slate by the hardstanding together with an information pack of local attractions. Kim appeared a couple of minutes later and gave me a warm friendly welcome and advice on the best place to park our motorhome. The CL is tidy and well maintained with the bins and disposal points screened behind some trees. Mature trees and shrubs surround the site and there is an area of newly planted trees which we could walk through up the hill. From the top there were chairs and a bbq which we could use while enjoying views over the countryside. There are walks from the site, including a circular one of about 6 miles to Beaminster, but it's worth checking with Kim before heading off on a walk in case the path has been re-routed. We enjoyed our three nights on the CL and would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

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Chilly but enjoyable

We spent 4 nights here in our campervan, on the hardstanding in mid January. The temperature at night was chilly but the welcome was very warm and we had everything we needed. The information pack was very useful for planning trips to Beaminster, West Bay for coastal walking, Dorchester and Maiden Castle. Kim also gave us lots of good advice on the local area, which helped us to get the most out of our stay. Mobile reception was very weak, but a good signal could be obtained by a 200m walk to a more elevated position on their fields. We'd love to come back in the summer and make good use of the walking paths, which were a bit too wet and muddy at this time of the year.
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Adverse travels in Dorset.

Site is located down a small road off the A356. The site access is good onto the small, flat field. Kim and Paul Thomas, the owners, were both lovely, friendly people. We were given a Welcome pack full of useful up to date information. Kim explained where all the bins, recycling, water etc were located. We were left to pitch up wherever we wanted. There are no facilities but fresh water, grey waste, chemical disposal point, recycling and even a food bin for food scraps. I think these will be for the geese and ducks. There is a great dog walk up to the 'tubes' (these were new, young trees in plastic tubes) but no particular views as such. Site is open all year and very handy for Dorchester, Beaminster and Crewkerne.
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