Wans Barton

Weymouth, Dorset

Escape to the Jurassic coast - and amazing views from this big family-friendly barn conversion, five miles from Weymouth’s sands


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome

The Experience

After a seafood lunch at the village pub, walk down to the coastguard cottages and the boat-bobbed Fleet. Across the water is Chesil Beach and behind are the fossil-famous cliffs. Back up the hill, your huge airy home stands alone, a refuge on a wild night, facing the fields and the sea.

Inside all is warm and sleek. It’s tailor made for a family party with books, toys and games. Dawn, who lives on the farm, also gives you a croquet kit, windbreaks and produce from the farm – and keeps the place sparkling.

Chesil Beach’s strong currents are not for beginner’s swimming; strike out for blowy walks along the coastal path or get in the car for Weymouth’s gentle sands. You can stock up at Duck’s deli/cafe in pretty little Portesham or treat yourself to dinner at the friendly King’s Arms; the village is three miles.

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We think you'll love

  • The wonderful feeling of isolation in such outstanding scenery
  • That children can happily (and safely) play for hours, inside and out
  • Exploring the Jurassic Coast, hunting for fossils and discovering marine life
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You should know

  • As the signs in the village clearly state - no access to the sea!
  • This barn is on a working arable farm so expect the occasional muck spreading
  • Not for the high heels brigade - bring walking shoes


  • 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 out
By 10am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.


Nightly price
from £185
Weekly price
from £1295
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 10
From £1854 bedrooms


Wans Barton was as lovely as we'd hoped it would be, and we spent a magical Christmas there. The position and views are stunning and , in spite of some exciting wind and storms, the house stayed warm and comfortable. It is well-equipped, beautifully designed and has a high quality finish. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms and showers excellent. It was also immaculately clean on our arrival, thanks to Dawn, the friendly and helpful housekeeper. There are lovely nearby walks, the village is pretty but very quiet. I would highly recommend this property.


we had a great time, it was nice and clean and tidy. we might of made a little bit of mess but we tidyed it up again. it's really good for lots of friends and family to stay in. we liked the automatic windows, we also liked the view of chesil beach but we didn't manged to walk all of it maybe next time! (poppy and isaac age 8 and 6 years) its a bit echoey because its so big and open plan


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The neighbourhood

This is a fabulous part of Dorset: so much within a few miles. Hardy’s monument is a must, high on Blackdown with spectacular views, while the Tropical Gardens in Abbotsbury are five miles. Wildlife lovers have the bird-rich Fleet lagoon, and the Chesil Beach Visitor Centre above Portland Bill. Foodies head for Bridport, its Saturday market and its much-loved pub the Bull. Your nearest pub is The Elm Tree, Langton Herring, a five-minute walk.

Local points of interest from Peter Cropper

  • Weymouth, Regency seaside resort, site of 2012 Olympic Sailing Events
  • Portland Bill
  • Excellent seafood restaurants
  • Dorset Coast Path
  • Monkey World, Dinosaur Museum, Tank Museum Fleet Air Arm Museum (Yeovilton), Haynes Motor Museum (Sparkford)
  • Montacute House (NT), Corfe Castle, Studland Head, Lulworth Cove


Peter Cropper

Zephen Properties is a small family run business with lovingly restored properties in Solva, South Wales, Vellano, Tuscany and Chesil beach, Dorset. Run by father, son and daughter the company wants you to enjoy their places as your own. Each property is in a beautiful location, has a dedicated meet and greet local housekeeper and is ably managed by Carole in the Somerset office. Please don’t hesitate to contact Carole if you want any more information or want to enquire about bookings.