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4* Holiday Hamlet with indoor pool, gym, sauna, hot tubs, childrens area & more - The Victoria & Albert Suite Sleeps 12/14 guests



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Perfect destination for family holidays/ short breaks, celebrations & special occasions in Dorset

Welcome to our family run 4* quality self catering holiday Hamlet with Houses, Apartments, Cottages and Lodges in Dorset with an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, children's play area, outside hot tubs, games room and three coarse fishing lakes.

Located in the beautiful Blackmore Vale, within an area of outstanding natural beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset on a 65 acre farm. The holiday properties are completely self contained and can sleep both small and large groups for holidays, short breaks, anniversaries, reunions, birthdays and much more. Several of the properties can link together to accommodate even larger groups.

The Victoria & Albert Suite is the largest property and can sleep 12/14 guests. Helena House can sleep 8 guests and can also be amalagated with The Victoria & Albert Suite to accommodate larger groups.

The Byre is a ground floor property and can sleep up to 4 guests.

Plumtree Cottage can sleeps 6 guests and is a semi detached property next door to Jasmine Cottage which can sleep up to 7 guests.

All bedrooms have ensuite facilities, spacious lounges and fully fitted kitchens.

We can also offer Beatrice House, sleeping 8 - 10 guests, Leopold House, sleeping 8 guests, The Lodge & The Stable sleeping 4 guests each. All are self contained. Total capacity of The Victorian Barn holiday hamlet is 66.

The properties can be let individually or as a whole for exclusive

What’s included in your stay:

~ A very welcome tray of tea, coffee, sugar and cake/biscuits,

~ Electricity and heating,

~ Use of our onsite facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, private hot tub, children’s play area & three coarse fishing lakes,

~ Games room with pay on use pool table, football table & quiz machine

~ Superfast broadband (fair use policy),

~ Crisp white bed linen and fluffy white towels

~ Ample onsite safe parking.

We are pleased to be able to offer short breaks as well as longer holidays.

Sorry regrettably to cannot accommodate pets.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

More Details

Details for holiday home The Victoria & Albert Suite Sleeps 12/14 guests, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 5 Bathrooms

The Victoria & Albert Suite is a large multi purpose house and has 1 king size bedroom with en-suite shower room, 2 twin bedrooms (additional guest beds available) all with en-suite shower rooms and a further king size bedroom which has its own private bathroom with whirlpool. All bedrooms have wall mounted flat screen televisions. Additional sofa beds in the spacious lounges available to accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. There are plenty of large sofas where you can sink into at the end of a long fun packed day. There is an oak dining table & leather chairs plus additional tables and chairs. 42” flat screen televisions with free view adorns the walls on both floors. One fully fitted kitchen is situated at the top of the stairs with a further kitchen on the ground floor both are fully equipped.

The Victoria & Albert Suite can be amalgamated with Helena House for even larger parties and get togethers. This gives the benefit of additional function lounges and catering facilities

  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

The Victorian Barn is a family run business in rural Dorset.

Penny & Claire are a mother and daughter team who offer a warm and friendly service.

The Beef farming side is run by Claires father, Derek.

Claire, our youngest of four daughters, joined us in 2009 after leaving University gaining a degree in Law with Business.

In 2009 we converted the triple span barn originally built in 1849, renamed The Victorian Barn, where we used to house the cattle, into seven 4* quality houses and apartments circumventing the Osborne Hall being the heart of The Victorian Barn.

We have also restored our country Cottages and Lodges to offer additional accommodation for couples, families and larger groups.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow, wow & just one more wow. We (wife, 3 kids aged 11, 9 & 10months) had been in Chatham (Kent) from Bristol and had stayed in the Holiday Inn for Christmas whilst seeing family there. 5 days later we checked out and made a 4 hour trip to Dorset. From Holiday Inn to The Victorian Barn? Massive transformation to another level.

We arrived at The Victorian Barn at night, as we drove in, we all WOKE up from tiredness. The environment, the peace and fresh air – heaven on earth. When we opened the door of the cottage we entered into opulence. We entered into a well kept, maintained and updated house. How they maintain the cleanliness is beyond me. It’s like the place is re-painted and re-beautified after every visit.

We walked around the grounds, farms, lake and went to a local shop. The indoor pool was heated, the Sauna was nice and clean. Great play area for kids

A place to relax, rest, a place to go for long, healthy walks and be active if you so desire.
Mar 2014
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From the Owner

Dorset is such a lovely place to visit with lots of attractions plus we offer many onsite facilities to make your stay extra special. Plus we can offer the services of our fantastic caterer in your very own apartment for groups of 10 guests or more.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bournemouth at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Sherborne at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : King Stag at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Ringstead Bay at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Private coarse fishing onsite.


Weymouth - 20 miles approx

Ringstead - 18 miles approx

Studland - 18 miles approx


Bournemouth Airport - 30 miles approx

Sherborne Train Station - 12 miles approx

Car essential


Local Towns in relation to the Victorian Barn

We are four miles south of Sturminster Newton (Brown Tourist Signs from A357)

We are eight miles west of Blandford Forum

We are fourteen miles Northeast of Dorchester

We are twelve miles south east of Sherborne (the nearest rail link)

We are fourteen miles south of Gillingham (rail link) and eighteen miles from A303

We are twenty miles north of Weymouth (nearby beaches)

* All distances are approximate

Further Details:

Supermarkets: We are within Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda delivery area, we also have an excellent local village shop open 7 days a week approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest train station: Sherborne approx 12 miles, Gillingham approx 15 miles - both with direct lines from London.

Catering: We can arrange for a professional chef to cater for your special meal.

Local pubs: Antelope Pub, Hazelbury Bryan Green Man, Kings Stag

Local Taxi numbers: Mill Taxis, Beaver Cabs


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low - mid season
17 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid - High Season
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 1/3 of the booking total is required. Full booking balance must be paid 30 days before arrival. If booking within 30 days of arrival the full payment will be payable. Payments can be made by debit/*credit card *charge applies/bacs. A refundable damage deposit of £100 will become due with the final balance. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) no refund will be given. Arrival times 4pm. Departure 10am. No arrivals after 10pm.

Changeover Day:
Friday / Monday

Notes on prices:
SHORT BREAKS: Mid week and weekend short breaks available most of the year minimum of 2 nights. Please contact us by email or telephone for further details and last minute bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

For the enjoyment of our guests we have a superb indoor heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna, Games room, outside communal Hot Tub, private Hot tubs outside some of the accommodation, children’s play area, 3 coarse fishing lakes spanning 4 acres just a short walk from the accommodation; with plenty of open countryside to explore and enjoy. The properties are very flexible and can accommodate small or large parties easily, with some adjoining and interlinking. Countryside to Coast nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, second highest point in Dorset in an AONB, still within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast and many historic towns and villages.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet, Shower over bath
  • Shower room 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite shower room
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite shower room
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite shower room
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor shower room


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Single guest bed can be added to sleep 3 guests
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Single guest bed can be added to sleep 3 guests
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, First floor lounge can accommodate a sofa bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Ground floor lounge can accommodate a sofa bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: You name the occasion we provide the location, ambiance and tranquility. The houses/apartments/cottages are great for all ages. Spacious lounges can easily accommodate large groups for parties, celebrations, family gatherings. The kitchens are well equipped with dishwashers, fridge freezers, microwaves and full size cookers. The Victoria & Albert Suite and Helena House can be linked to accommodate 20/22 guests (+ cots) offering 8 bedrooms, 4 large lounges, 3 kitchens and 9 bathrooms/shower rooms. The other properties can also be booked together to accommodate even larger groups. Complimentary superfast broadband. Guests pay phone onsite. Outside: Guest will have full use of the facilities whilst staying with us which include an indoor heated swimming pool, with gym, sauna and hot tub. There are also 3 coarse fishing lakes. Patios surround the barn, leading to a lawned area. Plumtree has its own lawned garden.

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