The Byre Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
The Byre sleeps up to four within a two bedroom ground floor apartment. One double bedroom with en-suite shower room and one twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms have wall mounted flat screen televisions. Your beds will be made up for your arrival with crisp white linen and towels.
The lounge is spacious with ceiling lights and soft wall lights.
There is a leather suite and chair and a coffee table with a 32” wall mounted flat screen television with free view. At the other end of the lounge is a fully fitted kitchen with electric double oven cooker, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartment, toaster and kettle.
There are plenty of pots and pans, crockery, glasses and cutlery. In the kitchen area there is a farmhouse table which can accommodate 4 with comfortable kitchen chairs.
Portable hot tub available to hire (subject to availability)
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!
About the Owner
About Penny Cooper & Claire Carr
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.
Why Penny Cooper & Claire Carr chose Dorset
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.
What makes this house unique
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.”
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Game Room
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Ensuite shower rooms
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Flat screen TV's
- Golf ...
- 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 Suite and Helena House can be linked to accommodate 16 guests (+ cots) offering 8 bedrooms, 2 large lounges, 2 kitchens and 8 bathrooms/shower rooms. The other properties can also be booked together to accommodate even larger groups. Complimentary superfast broadband and the addition of a 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.