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Bathrooms 1
Pets 1

The Byre

Fifehead Magdalen, near Gillingham, Dorset | UKC2279 3 Grade:
5 years


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The Byre offers a great holiday retreat for couples with a small child to get away from it all and enjoy a superb part of Dorset.

All on the ground floor.
Entrance hall:
With storage for coats.
Living room:
With wood burner, 25" Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With oil Rayburn, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With Grohe shower over bath, toilet and washing machine.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

In a lovely location in the quiet village of Fifehead Magdalen near Shaftesbury and Gillingham, this detached Grade II listed converted barn in local Marnhull stone is set in its own private grounds adjoining the owners’ Grade II listed farmhouse. This good quality conversion was originally for the owners’ own occupation. There are splendid uninterrupted views from the living room and garden over Duncliffe Wood, Melbury Beacon and the Blackmore Vale. Enter into a spacious hallway with ample storage for coats and boots. The double bedroom features a ceiling fan and a walk-in wardrobe, also boasting ample storage. Shaftesbury, with its famous Gold Hill and character shops, and Sherborne, with its abbeys, castle and restaurants, are delightful places to visit. There are many attractions within easy driving including Stourhead House and Gardens, Kingston Lacy, a day out at Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of classic cars, racing at Wincanton and Salisbury and Wells with their wonderful cathedrals. Locally you can enjoy some great country walking or simply relax and wine and dine in some of the local village pubs. Alternatively just stay in (by the wood burning stove in the winter or out on the patio in the summer) and enjoy this rural idyll. Come for your honeymoon, wedding anniversary, significant birthday (please tell the owners so they can make it even more special) or a quiet break with your baby, as there is space in the bedroom for you to bring your own cot. The Jurassic Coast is 28 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 15/03/2020
    This cottage is a little gem, it is in a quiet village but close by villages for supplies can be found if driving. The welcome pack given by Victoria is above amazing. The cottage has a wood burner and a Rayburn to keep it warm and it excelled in both those heat forms. If you want a quiet , get away from it all cottage this is the one. We will be booking again

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 28/02/2020
    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable with a lovely welcome pack on arrival .

  • 10

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    Confirmed guest, 21/02/2020
    a very wet and windy week , but very warm and dry indoors watching it all happen outside

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2020
    The cottage was the perfect "get away from it all" place to stay.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 06/12/2019
    Beautiful cottage for a couple to share a few days away. Set in lovely rural location with so much to see nearby. Ideal for dog owners as there are walks right from the door.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2019
    A very comfortable and cosy cottage in a lovely rural location.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2019
    A well appointed cottage perfectly located in mid Dorset. Access to many fascinating locations within easy driving distance. Perfect for that 'get away from it all' holiday.

  • 9


    Confirmed guest, 27/09/2019
    Most enjoyable. Lovely to return to The Byre at the end of a day of exploring and visiting friends. The log burner must be great in cold weather and the welcome provisions were brilliant. Definitely recommended.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 20/09/2019
    A stunning cottage in a small village, a wonderful welcome, with fabulous views over fields and gorgeous views of the sun rises over the hills.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 13/09/2019
    A lovely Cottage with more than expected facilities. The road outside provides access re all manner of farm vehicles at all hours.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 23/08/2019
    A great cottage in a great location. The welcome gifts left by the owner were very useful and welcoming.

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 19/07/2019
    The cottage was clean, comfortable and quiet with beautiful country views and surroundings. Bed very comfortable. Hosts very welcoming. Excellent welcome pack! Unique library in the village - a telephone box!

  • 10


    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019
    Good accommodation with great welcome pack. Quiet location, just what we wanted. Never had such a relaxing holiday. Of course the weather was glorious.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by reevoo
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