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Kelpers Barn ,Stunning Conversion With Wonderful Views Of The Open Countrysi

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn Conversion , Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, England - Peaceful Location With Wonderful Countryside Walks

Kelpers Barn has been finished to a high standard, situated within the Farm approx 100m from our fishing lake and pitch and putt golf course, which is for exclusive use for our holiday guests. It has wonderful views of the open countryside, with lovely walks and within easy reach of many local attractions; Stourhead House Longleat Safari Park, Shaftesbury Gold Hill, Stonehenge, the lovely City of Bath and many others. The beaches of Bournemouth, Studland and Sandbanks are all within an hours drive.

Tim and Debbie Allard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Tim and Debbie Allard

We are a family run Farm and the fourth generation to farm here,we live on the farm with our two sons Adam & Ben our dog Boris & horses Fire Moon Spyder & Pops, plus chickens Hazel Hebe Hattie & Hennie who will provide you with wonderful free range eggs.

We diversified into Holiday accommodation in 2006 & we are 4 Star rated by Visit Britain, Kelpers Barn is 4 star gold rated.

Our farm consists of mixed crops with our main crop being haylage & hay, which if you come during the summer months you can see being made in the fields nearby.

Why Tim and Debbie Allard chose Shaftesbury and North Dorset

Whistley Farm has been in the Family for four generations, it is in a wonderful peaceful location, with an abundance of wildlife.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Idyllic rural retreat with great fishing

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a quiet, unspoilt area of Dorset, Kelpers barn enjoys an elevated position with glorious views. The barn is modern, light and airy, and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We also visited in November and it was warm and cosy.

Tim and Debbie are attentive hosts who will offer advice on places to visit. We went to Stourhead House and gardens which were beautiful and is only about 15 minutes drive way. Shaftsbury and Sherbourne are also close by. There are some lovely walks from the door and within easy reach. Plenty of good pubs in the area eg The Stapleton Arms In Buckhorn Weston and The White Lion in Bourton. There is also a lovely golf course near Bourton which looks quite challenging.

My husband really enjoyed his time fishing in the lake. The carp were great fun, his best fish was a Common weighing 7lbs but there were bigger ones that outwitted him! Wildlife around the farm was fantastic and it was nice to see a water vole by the lake.

We look forward to returning with our golf clubs and binoculars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5


The cottage was all that Tim and Debbie said it would be, soon as you walk in the door you know you are going to like it their, it was fresh and clean looking, you have a great outlook across the fields and its really peaceful, would recommend this cottage to anybody would suit the very young and older person.

would like to thank tim and Debbie for the little extras we had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/ New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of one third of the total booking cost is required to confirm your booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover. Arrival from 3pm departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
We can also accommodate short breaks at certain times, please contact us for details.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Gillingham in Dorset

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has a good size shower , with washbasin and WC(downstairs). Bathroom 2 is En-suite to the master bedroom, it has a full size bath, mixer taps plus WC and washbasin and both have heated towel rails. Bathroom 3 is En-suite and has WC & basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has kingsize bed, with En-suite bathroom, spacious room with TV. Bedroom 2 has two full sized single beds ( can be pushed together ) with En-suite WC and washbasin, plus TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Please note this property is on a Farm, whilst it has a safe enclosed garden, children must be supervised at all times, and not allowed to wander around the Farm, they must also be supervised around the Lake. Outside: There is a large fully enclosed garden, with outdoor seating for 4 plus a small BBQ. There is wonderful views from the garden, we regret only soft ball games can be used , due to the large patio doors, there is plenty of recreational space down by the lake which has a large mown area for pitch and putt and games.There is a lake available exclusively for our guests for coarse fishing, at a small charge of £5 per day or £25 per week, family concessions available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided, except cot bedding. Other: Kelpers Barn has a large entrance hall, with plenty of space for shoes boots and hanging your coats etc.

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