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Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby.

Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, in rolling West Dorset countryside between the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne and the market town of Dorchester, this spacious, single-storey barn conversion for two, with beams, is an ideal holiday location for lovely country walks, golf, and village pubs to wine and dine in, or for exploring many historic houses and attractions nearby and days out visiting the World Heritage Coast or Bath. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5miles.

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.

Oil central heating (£20per week October-April), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for (2 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2018
    We have stayed here many times and during different seasons. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the owners are always so helpful

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    Excellent cottage, home from home

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    In our opinion a fantastic holiday home with everything you could possibly need and in a beautiful location. Very peaceful. Lovely walks short drive to amenities. The whole family were very welcoming and lovely people. You couldn't ask for anything more can't wait to return!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    Very comfortable and homely

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    Great place very friendly and nothing is to much bother😊Alfie also enjoyed his stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Great week. Robin and Sarah very friendly always there in the background if needed without being intrusive. Barley corn was very clean and comfortable a good place for travel to the coast and many of Dorset's attractions.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Great cottage,very clean loved the welcome cake and eggs ,was made to feel very welcomed by owners .very well equipped great settings

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    Thanks, we really enjoyed our stay. Spacious living room. Great shower. Lovely big bedroom - space for all our cases and room to move. Great views. Friendly family and dogs to greet us. Hope to be back when we are in the UK again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Perfect! Sarah,Robin and family made us feel so welcome. We had a relaxing and peaceful week and enjoyed the visits from the family pets! Little touches like eggs,milk and a homemade cake were most welcome. We were so comfortable in Barleycorn and we will definitely visit again. Very reluctant to leave!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018
    Very relaxing break. Nice owners. Very helpful

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Very friendly and helpful owners, peaceful location,

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2018
    A fantastic dog friendly,spotlessly clean,well equiped,lovely cottage.Everything you need and more.Sarah welcomed us with cake,eggs and milk and made our short stay perfect.After weeks of rain and wind we were lucky enough to have a great long dry and mild weekend at the Barleycorn.We wouldnt hesitate recomending the cottage to all and will be going again in the future.Great walks for poppy(our Labrador)and lovely host who couldnt do enough for us.Richard,Caroline and

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo
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