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The Barn

West Stour, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 1
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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 the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, vaulted ceiling and beams.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, grab rails and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, grab rails and toilet.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £50.

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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
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2019
    A very well equipped cottage but would have expected up to date tv and could do with new mattresses

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2019
    Great week in The Barn. Very clean and tidy with all we needed. Pub good. Would return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    A lovely clean and cosy cottage. The owners were lovely and provided everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    We had a very nice stay at the barn .Easy reach of coast and other interesting places would definitely recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    We have stayed here many times and it is always a pleasure to go back. The cottage is lovely and always spotless with everything that you need. The neighbours are all very friendly. You are close to Shaftesbury and Sherborne and have a pub at the end of the road. It’s a perfect place to stay and Sarah and Paul the owners are very friendly and couldn’t do more to help you if you need it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Lovely large cottage in a quiet cul de sac location in a good position for exploring Dorset/East Somerset and Southern Wiltshire. Nice touch with tea, coffee, sugar including cookies and milk in the fridge upon arrival. Would definitely book again.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    The cottage is well placed and spacious, with comfortable beds and a pleasant garden. Overall facilities are good. One negative was that there were a lot of flies in the property, even with keeping the windows shut, but this is the price to pay for a rural location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Had a lovely stay at the barn plenty of things to do would highly recommend the alpac walking. The barn had everything you could possibly need.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your high score, always nice when the customer appreciates the property and what Dorset has to offer.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2018
    Best appointed cottage we have stayed at - loo roll, kitchen towel, soaps, dishwasher tabs etc to last all week! Perfectly comfortable with lots of room for four untidy adults to relax. Back garden was a real boon during a very warm week, with big patio doors and privacy. Quality furnishings throughout gave a real sense of luxury and we were made to feel very much at home right from the start by the owner, which I think gave the cottage a homely feel and helped us all relax from the minute we arrived. Well placed for most attractions throughout Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, although the narrow lanes round about can be a pain to navigate! Would definitely go back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your high score, however the barn is in a rural area therefore we do have country lanes.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    Very enjoyable stay at the Barn, well equipped, dog friendly, clean and tidy, absolutely no complaints. Would love to come back again soon to see more of wonderful Dorset.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind comments.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2018
    We had a wonderful week at the barn, ideal for us with Coco our cocker Spaniel. We visited different sea side resorts which unfortunately were an hours drive but the local Pubs made up for that after getting back to the Barn.

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