Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic break, a family or a large group of friends planning a reunion, The Victorian Barn provides the perfect rural retreat and sits within extensive grounds, amidst Dorset's glorious rolling hills.
With an extensive choice of cottages, lodges and apartments, The Victorian Barn has wide appeal and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful pastoral landscape of Thomas Hardy country. Family run, each holiday home offers Four Star self-catering with excellent on-site facilities including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, gym for those who like to keep fit, games room, outdoor play areas and fishing lakes. There is super-fast internet access and plenty of space inside and out to make every season comfortable and enjoyable.
Spend your days relaxing amongst Dorset's beautiful landscape, coarse fishing on one of the three lakes or exploring the myriad of footpaths, byways and leafy lanes that provide endless opportunities for walkers and cyclists.
The area offers many attractions for day trips out. The World Heritage Jurassic coast is a must to visit and only half an hour away by car with some of the country's most iconic beaches including Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove. Enjoy a day of traditional seaside fun at Weymouth (twenty miles), or visit the county town of Dorchester (fourteen miles) with its beautiful gardens, riverside walks, shops and great eateries. The beautiful market town of Sherborne is only twelve miles way, Blandford Forum with its fine selection of galleries, shops and museums is eight miles and the pretty market town of Sturminster Newton is only four miles and a jewel in the Blackmore Vale crown.
For the younger ones, a trip to Monkey World at Wareham is sure to be a holiday highlight and the whole family will enjoy The Tank Museum at Bovington and Haynes Motor Museum in Yeovil.
Penny & Claire joined Independent Cottages in June 2017
The Victorian Barn has been cleverly converted into seven holiday homes with the addition of four further cottages/lodges within the grounds, providing a wide choice of self-catering accommodation.
The Byre, The Hayloft, The Lodge and The Stable are featured in this advert and each sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms (please see the owners website for full details and facilities on each property). Perfect for couples, small families and friends, each apartment has a double and twin bedroom, shower room (some have en-suites) and open-plan living area with space to cook, dine and relax in comfort. Comfy seating allows you to chill-out at the end of the day and watch television; each apartment has a dining table with chairs for all party members and kitchens are equipped with an oven/hob, microwave and fridge/freezer (some have dishwashers).
For full details on each holiday home, please click through to the owners website.
On-site communal facilities:
Additional information: Short breaks available throughout the year - please enquire with the owner. No smoking and unfortunately no pets. Super-fast internet access available (the first 8GB are complimentary and thereafter a small charge applies). Each property has a patio/outside area for relaxing in the sunshine. There is a pub (The Ibberton pub and restaurant) within one mile and a shop for provisions within two miles. The Victorian Barn is available to rent for conferences, weddings (license held), hen nights, stag parties etc. DVD players are available upon request.
Booking information: Bed linen, towels, electricity and central heating are included in the price. Beds are made up with fresh crisp bed linen upon arrival. Payment is accepted by bank transfer and debit/credit card (an additional charge of 2.5% applies if paying by credit card). To secure bookings, a non-refundable deposit of one third is required with the balance plus a refundable security deposit of £100 per property due one month before arrival.
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We love welcoming families to The Victorian Barn and rest assured we do not hold weddings at the same time as family breaks.
| Mon, 27 Nov 2017 for 4 nights, £956
Availability within The Victoria & Albert Suite for 4 nights reduced from £1195
| Fri, 1 Dec 2017 for 3 nights, £695
Availability within Jasmine Cottage for 3 nights reduced from £725
| Mon, 4 Dec 2017 for 3 nights, £616
Availability within Plumtree Cottage for 3 nights reduced from £725.
| Mon, 11 Dec 2017 for 4 nights, £650
Availability within Leopold House for 4 nights reduced from £725
| Mon, 18 Dec 2017 for 4 nights, £418
Availability within The Granary for 4 nights reduced from £995
| Fri, 22 Dec 2017 for 7 nights, £765
Availability within The Lodge for 7 nights reduced from £900
| Sat, 30 Dec 2017 for 3 nights, £680
Availability within The Hayloft for 3 nights reduced from £800