Oak Barn at Wooden Cabbage

Dorchester, Dorset
+44 (0)1935 83362

You’ll feel nicely independent in this spacious open-plan flat surrounded by colourful gardens and Corscombe valley views


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Leafy lanes and a private drive lead you to this lovely Green Oak Barn next to the owners’ hamstone house hidden in rolling West Dorset. Savour the total peace, valley views and clear starry skies.

Martyn and Susie give you a very comfortable stay – the bed is superking and over 7-feet long. Views look out over fields, oak beams soar above you and the whole room is lovely and light. There’s a little kitchen area which has all you need for holiday cooking. The thatched folly is yours to relax in, as well as a private area by the orchard with teak furniture and sun loungers.

Walk to the nearest village for a shop, a bit further for a good pub. Spot deer, foxes and swallows and house martins dipping and diving over the garden, listen to nightingales, drive to the Jurassic coast for a day by the sea. Return to comfy sofas and your own private space, as well as an evening drink watching the wonderful sunsets.

Oak Barn at Wooden Cabbage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having your own garage parking so close to the flat
  • Exploring this peaceful area on foot or by bike
  • All the light and space with the oak rafters providing natural room divides
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You should know

  • The flat is reached by an oak staircase
  • WiFi is available but not 'superfast'


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, £35 per week.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £130
Weekly price
from £900
1 Suite for 2
From £1301 bed1 bedroom


"Excellent communications with Susie prior to our stay. Always responded quickly and was very understanding when we needed to rearrange our dates. Provided a very warm welcome, great recommendations for places to visit and an extensive list of restaurants on their website." Tip: "Restaurants- The Fox at Coscombe, Brassica and Ollerod at Beaminster all excellent. Fabulous walk from the house to Evershot through the Ilchester estate, Melbury House. Sculpture onthe Lakes worth a visit. Coastal walks from West Port and a visit to Bridport on a Saturday for the market a real delight"

Hilary, St Albans

This was a fabulous place to stay surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The Oak Barn was very clean and private and well equipped so that we had everything we needed for self-catering. Thoughtful touches such as a vase of fresh garden flowers, milk, orange juice, tea, coffee and lovely biscuits were evidence of the genuine care the hosts take to make their guests feel welcome. Even the car had its own designated under cover parking space! This was our first venture into self-catering and we would definitely repeat the experience again here.

Steve, Hastings

Lovely stay at the Oak Barn. Very peaceful, beautiful location. Martyn and Susie are wonderful hosts - helpful and informative. Surrounding countryside is stunning. Definitely recommended!

Jane, London

The Oak Barn lived up to all our expectations and was a beautiful and tranquil place to stay. Our host Martin was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped us with our days out. We loved the Barn itself and the gardens and views over the surrounding area were amazing. This was our first visit but we will definitely be going back and would highly recommend this property. Elizabeth and Dean, Rugby.

Elizabeth, Rugby

What a wonderful place to get away from it all for a few days. Comfortable, spacious and very well looked after, the Oak Barn provides a great base, in beautiful countryside and with excellent hosts. Thoroughly recommended.

Jane, London

Really lovely quiet retreat. The tie-beamed ceiling and furnishings of this long studio were charming and cosy. A Christmas tree with lights made the evenings rather magical. Wifi was easily adequate for the two Zoom meetings I had to attend during our stay. The antique marquetry bed was enormous and comfortable. Our stay was during the pandemic, so we didn’t eat out. We brought food from COOK and the kind owners allowed us to store it in their freezer. They also dried our clothes when we got soaked to the skin. The sculpture park is worth a visit and there are plenty of other walks.

David, Oxford

A delightful "find" a true rural idyll literally far from the madding crowd yet well located for countryside and coast. England at her best; sleepy villages and country pubs rolling hills and wooded valleys defended by proud cliffs striding on forever. The very name Wooden Cabbage promised a special experience and so it was. The Oak Barn, traditional in concept yet contemporary in execution, spacious but intimate where the imagination runs free, rustic but practical and comfortable.

Chris, Aylesbury

We loved staying here with our dog, Freddie. Martyn and Susie were delightful hosts, and very helpful with suggesting lovely pubs to dine at, and walks to take. We so enjoyed the peaceful evenings, sipping wine, looking out over their garden burgeoning with vegetables, scented roses, and watching the most amazing skies as the sun set. The oak barn itself was gorgeous, especially the very accommodating large bed!! What a wonderful piece of furniture. As well as dining out, we also cooked some sumptuous feasts in the barn. Our 5 days' break was a truly relaxing escape. We hope to come back!

Emma, Verwood

A really pleasurable stay with lovely views and great countryside. The barn is beautiful, and set in gardens fragrant with David Austin roses. A real delight! Martyn and Susie were accommodating and thoughtful hosts without being intrusive. Throughly recommended.

Kim, Sheffield

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The neighbourhood

The Oak Suite is in an AONB. There are lovely walks from the house; a favourite is four miles into Melbury Park and on to the pub in Evershot. East Chelborough is made up of a just a few houses and a little church (sixth smallest in England) just ten minutes’ walk away; the 13th-century All Saints in Sutton Bingham is worth a visit too (about three miles). The Fox Inn at Corscombe (four miles) is now being run by Mark Hix so book early! ; The Greyhound at Sydling St Nicholas is a 15-minute drive. There’s a village shop within half a mile (Halstock).

Local points of interest from Martyn & Susie Lee

  • The Oak Barn at Wooden Cabbage is a perfect place to stay if you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside, stunning views, sunsets, and on a clear night fantastic stargazing.
  • Wonderful gardens to visit - Minterne in Spring or Autumn, Mapperton, Forde Abbey, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. Historic houses at Forde Abbey, Montacute, Barrington Court, or wonderful Kingston Lacey. 'Sculptures on the Lakes' near Dorchester a MUST !
  • Bridport has a great market to browse on Saturdays including antiques and bric-a-brac - 12 miles. Sherborne is a delightful town, with good shopping and cafes, a lovely Abbey and interesting Castle.
  • Jurassic Coast nearby for lovely walks; lunch at Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock, or Clubhouse Bexington, Rachel’s or The Rise at West Bay, Anchor at Seatown, Crab House Cafe Weymouth, - local crab, fish, scallops,seafood. All within half hour drive.
  • Lyme Regis - 40 minutes drive, with a very pretty walk along the way which Martyn will tell you about. Great Walks, fossil hunting at Charmouth, cafes and shops.
  • The FOX INN at CORSCOMBE is now under the management of MARK HIX. Fine dining with local ingredients, in the relaxed atmosphere of a quintessential English pub just 3 miles from The Oak Barn. Walk there for lunch, or evening cocktails and a dinner treat


Martyn & Susie Lee

Having done B&B for the past 12 years, Martyn and Susie now offer the Oak Barn as a self-catering property with use of the garden. They're a chatty and friendly pair who love living here for the peace, the views, the garden and the wildlife. Martyn is hugely knowledgeable about birds and country interests and can help guests explore the more hidden parts of Dorset.