The Barn on the Knapp is a charmingly cosy converted old cow barn providing a peaceful little holiday retreat across the yard from the owners' 16th Century thatched Dorset Longhouse. The pretty village of Powerstock is in a Conservation area and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; "Hardy" country at its best. Well positioned to take advantage of extensive walking in lovely West Dorset countryside with near access to several beaches on the World Heritage coastline such as Burton Bradstock and West Bay.
What makes a stay at Knapp Barn unique?
Pride is taken for attention to detail and it is the aim to provide a restorative break in lovely surroundings. This is the perfect place to just "be". Relax, delving in the extensive supply of books or peacefully in the garden. Comfortable beds made up with fine linen, capacious arm chairs and privacy.
What is the capacity for Knapp Barn?
The Barn has one large bedroom on the first floor with twin beds which can be made up as a double on request. A small sitting room is next door with an wide range of reading matter and traditional games. It can host two people with a cot and highchair available for a small person.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Bridport area?
Bridport, five miles away to the south, is a buzzy little town with a vibrant market twice a week and good cafes and restaurants. St. Michael's Trading Estate houses an eclectic and varied mix of antique and artisan outlets. Bridport has the only thatched brewery in the country which it is possible to visit and the newly re-vamped Museum concentrating on Bridport's ancient net making industry. The local beaches are not far away with walking along the South West Coastal path or in Powerstock Common, Hooke Wood or Eggardon - from which there are spectacular views to the West into Devon. Your host will give as much information as possible on where to go.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The Three Horseshoes Inn is within a short walk with The Marquis of Lorne barely a quarter of a mile away. Further afield is The Half Moon at Melplash; numerous places in Bridport itself. The Ollerod or Brassica in Beaminster and The Seaside Boarding House at Burton Bradstock.
The dining/sitting/kitchenette room is on the ground floor together with the bathroom and separate WC. Ample drying area for wet clothes or muddy boots!