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Higher Farm Barn

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Milborne Wick, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Pets 0
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Description

This property has everything you could wish for in a holiday home; garden with BBQ, piano, pool table and plenty to explore nearby!

This 17th-century converted barn, adjacent to the owner’s home, lies in the quaint hamlet of Milborne Wick on the Somerset/Dorset border, 3 miles north of the historic town of Sherborne. It stands detached in grounds of approximately 1-acre and offers spacious accommodation, ideal for large family groups to unwind, relax and enjoy the wealth of countryside and many other attractions to be found in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. The property has a large galleried hallway with a floor-to-ceiling, feature glass window.

Lovely country walks, village pubs, golf, horse racing at Wincanton and fishing are all nearby, and within easy driving distance there is a diversity of family attractions to visit, such as Longleat House and Safari Park, magnificent steam railways, the fascinating array of vintage motor cars at the Haynes Motor Museum, and Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its aviation history, including Concorde.

Spend days out exploring the history of Somerset in many historic houses such as Montacute, Barrington Court and Forde Abbey and Gardens, or take a scenic exhilarating walk to the top of the enchanting Glastonbury Tor. The Georgian city of Bath with its many splendid museums, Roman baths, abbey, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit, or in Dorset one can explore Cerne Abbas, with the renowned Cerne Giant, down to the market town of Dorchester, the bustling seaside town of Weymouth with its superb beach and port, and then on to the Chesil Beach and the famous stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It is truly a great location to suit a variety of holiday needs for all. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living/games room: With wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player, pool table, table tennis, piano and beams.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With double oven, hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, beams and slate floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With 2ft 6in bunk bed (for children).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    04/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2018
    Had a fantastic stay in the Barn, lovely space to share with special people. Thanks to Penny and Paul


  • 9

    27/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    What a lovely stay! The barn was ideal for a family gathering. The children loved the ping pong and pool table, the kitchen was well equipped and the lounge with the wood burner was perfect to relax in. Lovely location in peaceful countryside. Warm, cozy and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.


  • 10

    07/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    Great base and lovely cottage


  • 9

    09/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    A lovely converted barn. We loved the well equipped games room that kept the three generations of the family happy. We enjoyed staying in the lovely rural location and found it handy to have the small shops in Milborne Port just a short drive away. One day we walked there from the Barn. On the first day some of the guests found it difficult finding the Barn so it would have helped to have a signpost in the middle of Milborne Wick to show which road to take. Also it would be helpful to have the name of the Barn on the side of the road at the top of the driveway. We had a very enjoyable stay.


  • 9

    08/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Higher Farm Barn. The property was immaculately presented and amenities were great - games, pool table, garden badminton etc. The only potential downside for visitors is that the barn is remote so you have to drive everywhere as there are no shops/pubs etc in walking distance. But I would definitely recommend to those seeking a peaceful rural retreat.


  • 10

    01/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Fantasic place to stay for a big family. Plenty of room and plenty to do.


  • 9

    27/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    3rd time in Higher Farm Barn - everybody loved this cottage again (3 to 74 years). Very friendly and caring landlords.


  • 6

    15/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    Good cottage but one shower being out of action became increasingly annoying.


  • 8

    14/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    The cottage has a 'wow'factor! Very spacious and lovely rooms and even the kitchen is very well equiped. The quietness in the rural environment is recommended to get in a 'zen' modus. A small suggestion would be an update on the beds and furniture as these have had their best time. Also the drainage of the shower gave some problems, even when we spread the usage. After all, we had a great holliday in this beautifull barn, which we highly recommend to everybody who wants to enjoy the countryside in this wonderful neighbourhood of Sherborne.


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