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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 and doggy extras. 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
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2018
    The four of us really enjoyed our stay at the Barn, nothing was missing in the equipment although we went out for all our main meals. The seaside was about an hour away through lovely country lanes (if you didn't take the main roads). We would certainly go again sometime.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    very clean and nice place will book again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/12/2017
    The Barn its self had everything you needed for four people. Lots of lovely extras like tea and coffee, dishwasher tabs and welcoming bottle of wine. Perfect for the dog with a fully enclosed garden, wooden flooring throughout which were easy to clean, supply with dog bowls and biscuits. Ample space, bigger than pictures implied, space for two cars. Despite being near a main road it was very quiet. Friendly pub just around the corner. Garage and local Spar shop up the road and a fully stocked farm shop and restaurant 5 minute drive away. Shaftesbury and Sherbourne a short drive away and worth a visit.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments, we saw from the guest book you had the perfect Christmas, including chocolates and wine.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    Very comfortable place to stay. Local pub only 2 minutes walk. Excellent area to explore

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    only one complaint - double bed very uncomfortable

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner. The beds at the barn were purchased from a store that sells beds to hotels etc however it's impossible to cater for every guests back requirements. Thank you for your guest book feedback that you will be back again and recommend the barn.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    The barn a lovely and very comfortable place a lovely welcome from the owners Hope to visit again next Year

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Relaxing time and very peaceful

  • 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

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