Barton Farm

Cerne Abbas | Dorset

An historic farm in the shadow of a Giant

A magnificent 14th-Century Grade I tithe barn, with beautiful square-knapped flints, is the backdrop for Barton Farm. The old courtyard retains much of its serenity and charm, and the dairy and coach house, the stables and Molly’s barn, where chickens used to live, are all now converted into delightful properties. There are more cottages, all with conservatories, around a second courtyard that leads on to The Folly and village centre. Alongside the landscaped gardens runs the river Cerne, in reality little more than a chalk steam, and several acres of meadowland to enjoy.

Cerne Abbas is set in some of the most beautiful Dorset countryside and is best known for its Giant hill figure, now owned by the National Trust. The village has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and hosts a popular annual music festival in the lovely setting of St Mary’s church. This is the heart of Thomas Hardy country, and the tithe barn next to Barton Farm is believed to feature in his works. Dorchester, with its bars and bistros, interesting museums, glorious gardens and river walks, is not far away, and the incredible beaches at Lulworth, Chesil and Weymouth Coves can be reached within 30 minutes.

Properties built

24

1995

Estate Acreage

9

resident estate manager

gardener

riverside garden

By foot

  • Cerne Abbas Stores

    6 minutes

  • The New Inn

    6 minutes

  • Cerne Abbas Giant Viewpoint

    9 minutes

  • Village Hall

    10 minutes

  • Cerne Abbas Cricket Ground

    13 minutes

By car

  • Dorchester

    7.5 miles

  • Dorchester West Station

    7.5 miles

  • Plaza Cinema

    8 miles

  • Hardy's Cottage - National Trust

    10 miles

  • Weymouth

    16 miles

  • Lulworth Cove

    21 miles

  • Corfe Castle

    26 miles

By train

  • Weymouth

    11 minutes

  • Poole

    26 minutes

  • Bournemouth

    40 minutes

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

    1 hour 24 minutes

  • Winchester

    1 hour 40 minutes

  • London Waterloo

    2 hours 36 minutes

  • Dorchester

    7.5 miles

  • Dorchester West Station

    7.5 miles

  • Plaza Cinema

    8 miles

  • Hardy's Cottage - National Trust

    10 miles

  • Weymouth

    16 miles

  • Lulworth Cove

    21 miles

  • Corfe Castle

    26 miles

  • Weymouth

    11 minutes

  • Poole

    26 minutes

  • Bournemouth

    40 minutes

  • Southampton Airport Parkway

    1 hour 24 minutes

  • Winchester

    1 hour 40 minutes

  • London Waterloo

    2 hours 36 minutes

Dorchester West Station 7.5 miles

Awards

International Property Award Best Retirement Development (gold medal winner) 1996

The Greenleaf Housing Award 1996

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