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7 Nights  

  • £850  to  £1250

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Short Breaks From

  • £200 p/night
    (2 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About The Barn

Recently converted, The Trout Barn offers contemporary and eco-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation in the small village of Hermitage just ten miles from Yeovil in Somerset. With no close neighbours, it is a secluded peaceful spot and a haven for wildlife. Sleeping up to eight guests, and with accommodation all on one level, The Trout Barn is perfect for family gatherings, groups of friends or even a quiet romantic break.

The large open plan kitchen, dining and living area provides the ideal space for socialising at the start and end of each day, whilst the three comfortable ensuite bedrooms provide plenty of options to cater for various sleeping arrangements. The kids will love sleepovers in the twin and bunk bedroom, and there is also an additional wheelchair accessible shower in the cloakroom. Keen anglers can enjoy fishing in the trout and carp lakes (by prior booking), whilst the enclosed garden is a lovely spot to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Whilst The Trout Barn is situated in quiet rural area on the border of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s central location means there are plenty of attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. A gentle one-mile stroll to the local pub at Middlemarsh is a pleasant way to while away the day (it’s three miles by car) or explore the villages of Chetnole and Cerne Abbas, about five miles away. There is a pub in Chetnole and three in Cerne Abbas, all serving good food. Just outside Cerne Abbas you will also find the stunning country house and Himalayan gardens at Minterne Estate.

For those who want to stretch their legs, the surrounding area is perfect walking and cycling territory. Alternatively, head to the Jurassic Coast for your fill of salty sea air and lazy days on the beach. The spectacular Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are less than an hours drive away, or visit the popular coastal resorts of Lyme Regis or Weymouth. The Abbey town of Sherborne (7 miles), County Town of Dorchester (12 miles) with its dinosaur museum and Hardy's monument and Wareham Forest (23 miles) are also closeby.

There is so much to do in this pretty part of the country, yet you would also be forgiven for simply enjoying some time out surrounded by nature and wildlife. Peaceful year round, The Trout Barn offers the chance to relax and recharge at any time of the year.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Dave & Sheila Bashford joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation comprises:

Set in beautiful countryside on a working farm, The Trout Barn has been recently converted to provide comfortable holiday accommodation all on one level, making it accessible to guests with reduced mobility.

  • Large open plan kitchen, dining and living area is a sociable space. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full-size oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a microwave oven and grill. There is a breakfast bar and the dining room tables seats eight guests. At the far end of the room the comfortable sofas and arm chair provide a cosy space to relax at the end of the day, or enjoy a movie on the Smart TV.
  • Cloakroom with a shower (with a step-over to access) which is accessible for guests in a wheelchair. The room is large and houses the washing machine.

There are three bedrooms, all with TVs and ensuite shower rooms.

  • King size bedroom with a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Double bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds as well as full size bunk beds.

Outside: Fully enclosed garden with garden furniture which overlooks the trout and carp fishing lakes. Off road and under cover parking for up to four cars. There is also space to store bikes.

Additional information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided. The Trout Barn is eco-friendly. There is a solar system to generate power and the hot water and heating is generated by an air source system. Up to two dogs are welcome. The fully enclosed garden is safe for dogs, but no dogs in the bedrooms please. Flexible changeover days.

The Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4-8 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Twin + Bunk beds)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £850
To £1250
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1963 210495 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Dave & Sheila Bashford
Member Since May 2021

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Please be advised that a discount is applicable for under occupancy

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

The Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 13th June 2024

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