Oak Barn at Wooden Cabbage, Dorset
Welcome To The Oak Barn, Self Catering Holiday Accommodation
In A Stunningly Beautiful Valley At Wooden Cabbage, West Dorset
The Oak Barn, built in 2004, offers spacious accommodation for two with garden and parking, and is an ideal getaway in the countryside of West Dorset and yet within easy proximity of the Jurassic Coast, with Bridport, West Bay and Burton Bradstock being within half hour driving distance. Situated within the grounds of Wooden Cabbage House, where you can enjoy the gardens, views and terrace; and Martyn and Susie Lee will be available should you need any help or advice during your stay.
The fascinating name (of Wooden Cabbage) is a local colloquialism for the stunted oak trees that grow here. As with the name, the Oak Barn is uniquely individual, having been designed by Martyn, made from trees taken from the wood at the top of the drive and hand built by local craftsmen. As you arrive at the top of our long private drive the breathtaking beauty of the fabulous view makes most guests stop their cars to look and admire. After arriving, relax in the beautiful garden or sit in the thatched folly beside Martyn's famous 'veg' patch next to the Oak Barn. You may be lucky to see a fox or deer grazing in our fields on some evenings.
For those interested in bird life, enjoy the swallows and house martins flying around every day and evening, as well as woodpeckers, tree creepers, nuthatches, wagtails, amongst others, and listen to the owls in the evening. In 2021 we had a barn owl nesting at the house.
Self catering in The Oak Barn
Our lovely Oak Barn and garden,with sensational views, help this to be the perfect escape with farmland all around. See the stars at night with no noise and little light pollution.
We can recommend beautiful gardens, places to visit, walks from the house - off the beaten track - or on the coast nearby; and we direct you to the best local pubs and restaurants for evening meals if you prefer to go out, though a seafood lunch on the coast is also very good.
Martyn and Susie offer a peaceful relaxed and safe environment which is much enjoyed by all the guests.
Our Location - near Dorchester, Dorset
Wooden Cabbage is set in the heart of West Dorset's rolling countryside, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 6 miles from Yeovil, 12-15 miles from Dorchester, Bridport and Sherborne and 25 miles from Weymouth. Surrounded by woodland and fields that are criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways, it is a walker's paradise. Within a short drive are the seaside towns of Lyme Regis and Charmouth to the West, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Studland to the East. Charming villages of Abbotsbury and Cerne Abbas and the old market towns of Sherborne, Beaminster and Crewkerne.
Meander through the beautiful Marshwood Vale to get to Lyme Regis, to visit The Cobb, enjoy the local harbour and shops, and perhaps lunch at the Hix Oyster and Fish House or very good (vegetarian) Tierra Kitchen.
A walk up Golden Cap is not for the faint-hearted, but well worth it!