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Bakers Barn

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Bransgore, near Christchurch, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 3
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Description

Ideal as a getaway for couples and families wanting to explore the south of England including Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

This charming, detached, single-storey barn conversion is conveniently located on the edge of the ever-popular New Forest National Park. It is just a short drive from the priory town of Christchurch and beaches such as Mudeford and Avon Beach, making Bakers Barn the ideal getaway for couples or families who want to explore the area. Inside are features such as a high vaulted ceiling in the large open plan kitchen/dining area, wooden floors and a lovely feature wood burner within an inglenook surround.
There is much to do for all ages in the area - visit Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and Lymington, or Burley and Christchurch, which are just 3 miles away. Within easy reach are Bournemouth and Poole with beaches and seaside attractions, as well as Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Further afield are Stonehenge, Winchester, Salisbury Cathedral, New Forest Wildlife Park, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Beaulieu Museum and Highcliffe Castle. Maritime Southampton with its nautical connections, also has ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Shop ⅓ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on the ground floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas range, fridge/freezer, washing machine, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed and door leading to garden.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 5

    20/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    We arrived at Bakers Barn after a 5 hour drive. On opening the door the kitchen looked lovely. We had a quick look around and the bedrooms and bathroom were nice and clean. Coming back into the kitchen to make a cup of tea and that is where the initial wow factor disappeared. All cutlery looked like it hadn't been cleaned properly with remnants of food and coffee stains in mugs, plates and pans. The oven doors were thick with grease and hadn't been cleaned. The worksurface was sticky and again not cleaned. The tiled backsplash was filthy. The cupboard doors had tea/coffee stains running down them again not cleaned. The kickboards were disgusting and filthy. On opening the cupboards we found half eaten packs of crisps , cereals etc. Same with the fridge it had previous guests half eaten food and bottles in. The kitchen bin has no lid and was overflowing again with previous guests rubbish. When you pay close to £1000 for a cottage you shouldn't have to be faced with this scenario. The master bedroom doors are hard to open and close and the front patio doors have splinters of wood coming off which caught my wife's dress and ripped it on entering the property. The place needs a very good clean and then would warrant the price to stay there. Some of the points mentioned above have been pointed out by previous guests but looks like no one has acted on them. I have never left a bad review of a holiday cottage but unfortunately I had no choice with Bakers Barn.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Firstly thank you for your comments - we obviously welcome both positive and negative. Please let me explain, not make excuses but give the reason for your complaints. My wife has been undergoing treatment for the last 6 weeks and we had to employ an agency to carry out the changeover between guests. This has obviously fallen short of the standards expected. It was only when we took over the cleaning again we realised the problems encountered. For this I apologise it was not to the expected standards. Unfortunately no one had let us know directly even though we have left numbers and an email address. Also I admit I haven’t looked at the reviews with everything going on so wasn’t aware of the problems until today. We have had a thorough clean done and believe it is now back to standard, the doors repaired and the gardens tidied. We are now back to taking responsibility for the upkeep again. Sorry again and best wishes.

  • 8

    02/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Lovely cottage, lovely place to stay, just 2 problems, lots of flys (expected in the new forest) but so bad that we had to keep the doors and windows shut in 30* heat and no fans provided so I spent £90 on 2! Only other problem is bedroom leading onto the patio is on the small side with next to no storage, we stayed for a week and could not fit all of our clothes into the small wardrobe, apart from these 2 points, it was a lovely holiday, cottage very close to pubs with great restaurants, Avon beach and the new forest, idyllic area, place could do with a good spring clean and the windows and doors need attention & a good clean.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Firstly thank you for your comments - we obviously welcome both positive and negative. Please let me explain, not make excuses but give the reason for your complaints. My wife has been undergoing treatment for the last 6 weeks and we had to employ an agency to carry out the changeover between guests. This has obviously fallen short of the standards expected. It was only when we took over the cleaning again we realised the problems encountered. For this I apologise it was not to the expected standards. Unfortunately no one had let us know directly even though we have left numbers and an email address. Also I admit I haven’t looked at the reviews with everything going on so wasn’t aware of the problems until today. We have had a thorough clean done and believe it is now back to standard, the doors repaired and the gardens tidied. We are now back to taking responsibility for the upkeep again. Sorry again and best wishes.

  • 7

    23/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Having read other reviews I have to say we were rather disappointed. On a minor point the 'welcome pack' of the cheapest Cava from the local Co-op and a handful of Roses chocs that had been hanging about for ages or left in the sun (plus a pint of milk and a few small bottles of water) fell way short of our recent experiences elsewhere. Never found the expected doggy treats. The place feels a bit neglected and needs some basic maintenance. The French doors to the garden and front entrance were hard to open fully and even more difficult to properly lock again. Having wrestled the utility room door open we never shut it again as the catch was so dodgy. Regarding cleanliness; we found a few cobwebs here and there and the table and worksurfaces in the kitchen were sticky. We had to go to the Co-op and buy dishcloths to help clean as none were provided. In the fridge were a selection of commodities left by previous occupiers, many were way out of date and unusable - the cleaners should remove such items. We thought it would be a good idea to fill the chilled water dispenser in the fridge, only to have the contents dribble out of the tap onto the kitchen floor. With regard to the gardens etc., don't be fooled by the photo's on the website - even making due allowance for the remarkably hot weather the collection of scruffy pots with dead/dying plants in was unacceptable. Added to the odd collection of tat and rusty paraphernalia alongside a broken chair and weeks of accumulated dead leaves that you walk into the house all the time gives the impression the 'gardener' has gone missing. The next door rental property is a complete contrast. Our efforts on watering and sweeping up may have revived things a bit. I hear you say 'did you contact the owner?' - no we didn't because none of these matters individually amounted to a federal case, but the overall effect was negative. However, contrary to our other experiences renting cottages, nobody contacted us proactively to see if all was well. Not much to ask when paying upwards of £800 for week's stay. On a more positive note, the location was great affording easy access to the beaches, forest and decent local shops (Co-op, Boots, butcher/deli, newsagent, pet shop and chippy) plus three dog friendly pubs within walking distance ranging from good honest pub grub (Carpenters Arms) to a 2 AA rosette place that charges sensible prices (Three Tuns, not to be missed).


  • 8

    25/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    A good base to explore the new forest. The village has three pubs which provide a range of eating from gastro to good old pub food.


  • 10

    11/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Loved it will defiantly stay again


  • 10

    04/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Bakers Barn is a great cottage, very well equipped. The lovely touch of a bottle of wine and chocolates to welcome us, with milk in the fridge, plus a jar of dog treats to dip into. It is very well located for exploring the New Forest and the coast. I would definitely recommend it and will hopefully be staying again in the future.


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