Stay at Notton Hill Barn Cottages, our charming converted 18th Century barn cottages in a tranquil rural setting overlooking rolling farmland, rich in wildlife, on the western edge of the Purbeck Downs.
Notton Hill Barn Cottages are converted from 18th century barns of flint and stone and are are in a wooded setting of over an acre, with a large grassed area at the rear which provides ample room for children to play safely and for adults to enjoy the sunshine and birdsong.
We have four character cottages; Fox Cottage (sleeps 8+cot ), Badger Cottage (sleeps 5/6), Mole Cottage (sleeps 6+cot) and Rabbit Cottage (sleeps 5+cot). Mole Cottage has an interconnecting door with Rabbit Cottage so they can be let as one unit sleeping 11 plus 2 cots if required. Cot, highchair and stairgate are available on request.
All of Notton Hill Barn Cottages have cosy wood burning stoves (one basket of logs included), private patio and garden with barbeque, and private water supply.
The secluded position at a height of 600 feet provides good views of the rolling Dorset countryside, with Hardy’s monument to the South and Lulworth Cove to the East. On clear nights with no light pollution, the view of the night sky can be spellbinding.
Our nearest village, Maiden Newton, boasts its own bakery, family pub, restaurant, fish and chips, newsagent with coffee shop, general store and Post Office. Notton Hill Barn Cottages are an excellent base for walking, with a network of footpaths crossing the property, including the MacMillan Way en-route to Abbotsbury with its amazing Swannery and subtropical gardens.
Easy access to breathtaking Jurassic coastline, Iron Age Hill Forts of Eggardon Hill and Maiden Castle, historic National Trust properties such as Kingston Lacey and Montacute House, renowned gardens including Abbotsbury, Athelhampton and Forde Abbey and exciting children’s attractions.
Located on MacMillan Way, one of Dorset’s key walking trails, Notton Hill Barn Cottages are converted 18th century stone barns in the ideal place for a bit of star gazing. By day, explore the pretty gardens, or visit the nearby village with its bakery and pub.