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The Barn

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West Stour, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Situated between Shaftesbury and Sherborne within easy driving distance of many attractions in West Dorset.

This lovely single storey semi-detached converted barn is located in the village of West Stour, north west Dorset between the quaint market town of Shaftesbury and the abbey town of Sherborne. A perfect holiday location in a popular area. Within easy driving distance are many tourist attractions, Longleat Safari Park, Stourhead stately home and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Days out at Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth and the Famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast are recommended. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and vaulted ceiling. Kitchen with laminate floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, grab rails and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with grab rails and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Large enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Grab Rails
    Grab Rails
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2017
    Very beautiful well kept home .if you want peace and quiet it's the barn . Sarah put a welcome pack out for us and Archie the dog ,who enjoyed the garden ,such a friendly lady.the pub on the corner about 30yrds away so friendly allowed dogs in and the food in the restaurant was beautiful. The barn was a very good base for touring dorset corfe castle,bridport,Sherborne house love

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    Enjoyable stay at The Barn. Clean well equipped by owner, excellent facilities. Neat private garden. Quite location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Perfect for us - the enclosed garden was ideal for our dog and the Ship pub served superb food, was dog friendly & literally at the end of the road.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2017
    We have stayed at a few cottages and this has been the best. All the little extras from torches is you go out at night to umbrellas and wet or dirty boot tray by door makes this a well thought out cottages. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and located just off the main room so whoever is cooking can still communicate with others . The garden is lovely all enclosed with no one overlooking ideal if you have a dog,with both a back door and a patio door off the main room great if your dog likes to continually go in and out. Underfloor heating that could be adjusted to each room , quiet location extremely well thought out cottage made this an ideal holiday . Thank you Sarah you've got it nailed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: -Thank you for your feedback.It's always lovely to receive positive comments and so glad you enjoyed the barn, Dorset and what it has to offer.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2017
    Lovely apartment very near local pub/restaurant bit far from other amenities otherwise would have got an overall 10.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    Very nice cottage, on a quite residential cul de sac. Well maintained, beautiful garden. Great central location to explore Dorset, Somerset and surrounding areas. Owners very nice and helpful.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    Traffic noise from the A30 close by a nuisance. Underfloor heating not adjustable so we were either too hot or too cold! Property very clean and well equipped though. Proprietors easily contactable and helpful.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. Upon departure we found the heating had been turned down to 10 degrees therefore this would have caused it to feel cold.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2016
    very clean and warm every thing you require in the cottage if you want the coast it is approx. 30 miles away other wise very good

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2016
    Fantastic cottage, plenty of space and well equipped. The Ship Inn next door was one of the best pubs I have ever been in, great beer and food - heaven.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/08/2016
    Our family really enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable break in the Barn and would highly recommend it to other small families. There's loads of space and a lovely private garden so you don't feel claustrophobic, and though modern feeling it still retains some lovely original features and has a nice, homely and welcoming feel. It is very well furnished and equipped which makes it great to relax in and is one of the best cottages we've stayed in for self catering and eating in. We enjoyed many a good night's sleep and our young daughter found her room, the bathroom and garden really good and accessible which helped her independence enormously which in turn gave us a bit of a break too! Our welcome and departure were warm, friendly and straight forward - Sarah and her husband are very welcoming and delightful and helped us to really feel at home. They also very kindly sent on some belongings which we foolishly forgot to pack and left behind which was just great of them. Although not quite as rural a location as we normally choose to holiday in it was still very peaceful, private and relaxing and provided the perfect getaway. There are neighbours all around but in our experience they were very friendly, quiet and discrete so you would scarcely know. All in all the Barn provided a real home away from home and a great location to explore everything that Dorset has to offer.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed the barn. As with a lot of holiday lets there are neighbours!

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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