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“Exceptional Accomodation in a Lovely Area”
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Barn exterior
Table and BBQ
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Kingsize master bed
Master bedroom, TV and DVD
Dinning area
Trenchermans Deli and Wine, a short walk from the barn
Compton House, previously a butterfly farm
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Sherborne, Dorset, England

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Lorraine...
Buckinghamshire
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Exceptional Accomodation in a Lovely Area”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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I stayed for a weekend at Meadow View Barn with my partner and our two children aged 5 and 6 we wanted to get away for a couple of days to relax after a busy few weeks and this was a perfect choice.

We arrived late in the evening and were immediately impressed when we opened the door and walked into the Barn, the accommodation was spotlessly clean and there was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us. The downstairs area is all open plan and informally divided into a family living area with a TV with a free sat box, DVD player and WII console, dining area with a large table and six chairs and a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher & washing machine. The kitchen has everything that you can possibly need when being in self-catering accommodation and there are plenty of glasses, plates and cooking utensils etc.

Upstairs is equally as impressive with two bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The main bedroom can easily accommodate another bed without any issues and also has a TV with free sat box, DVD player and IPOD docking station. There is a second bedroom with two single beds and a spacious family bathroom. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage space for clothes and our girls loved their bedroom and immediately set about finding homes for their clothes and toys. The Barn is very tastefully decorated In neutral colours and everything matches and works well together and is in keeping with character of the Barn. We tried and tested everything during our stay at the Barn and it stood up to everything very well including having four showers in a row and still having plenty of hot water at the end. I also noticed additional equipment that you could use if you had a young baby such as a travel cot and high chair.

As it was dark when we arrived we were looking forward to finding out in the morning what the area was like around the barn and we were not disappointed. Meadow View Barn sits at the end of a block of 3 barns in a very quiet drive where the only other cars going past are those belonging to the other two Barns, there is a main road that passes the Barn but again this is very quiet and there is more traffic from horses than cars ! The Barn has a lovely gated courtyard area with a table and chairs and a BBQ and you could imagine sitting outside in the summer having a BBQ and enjoying the sunshine. Our two girls loved playing in the courtyard and because of the large windows in the Barn you could see them playing whilst being inside. On the Saturday morning we decided to take a walk to a local deli, the walk was very picturess going past some lovely houses and a very pretty church. The deli is members only and there is a card amongst the information pack that you just need to take with you. The deli sells all sorts of home made items including ready meals, bread and cakes etc along with cheeses, meats, wine and a whole variety of other goods.

During our stay we visited the Haynes Motor Museum which is undergoing major refurbishment at the moment but still a good place to visit for a couple of hours and some activities for the children to do whilst you go around the various exhibitions, this will be a great place to go later on in the year when the refurbishment is completed, we also spent a lovely afternoon at Weymouth Beach which was very easy to get too and only a short drive away.

We found the Barn very well equipped in a lovely location with lots of places nearby to visit most of which you can find information about in the information pack provided , we look forward to visiting the Barn again in the summer to explore the area more and enjoy the courtyard in the sunshine and we would recommend it for families as well as couples wanting a holiday retreat.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Carole S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“A great place to stay in the Dorset countryside”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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The barn is in a lovely quiet village ideally situated to visit lots of places in Dorset, Somerset and Devon. There is a great deli within short walking distance which sells lovely gourmet food and wine.

The accommodation is contemporary, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped. The pretty courtyard garden was a great sun trap.

There was a lovely welcome basket of goodies, and wine and milk in the fridge when we arrived which was a nice touch.

The booking process was easy and the owners friendly and helpful.

We will definitely go again.

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Liked best: Character of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nicky C
Epsom, United Kingdom
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“A lovely property in a beautiful location”
Reviewed October 3, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This really is a lovely property, well looked after and thought through. It's in a lovely location with country walks on your doorstep. The only downside is that there is no back garden and the front "garden" is a gravelled courtyard with barbeque, which is lovely but has no privacy as it overlooks the shared drive to three properties. However, having said that it's perfect for a group of friends to share a weekend away, but I wouldn't say it was particularly child friendly due to the lack of garden.

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Liked best: The master bedroom is huge!
Liked least: Television/digital box was a mare to work
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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