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“Luxury Rural Retreat - wonderful!”
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Dines Barn's fully glazed front
Dines Barn looking South in the Spring
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Bluebells in Dines Wood beside barn
Cows on our farm
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Roe deer in the wheat on our farm
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Andover, Hampshire, England

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snicks021
London
2 reviews
“Luxury Rural Retreat - wonderful!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Our band have now stayed at Dines Barn twice, and each time it's been absolutely wonderful. We chose it because of it's seclusion - it's down a rural driveway, no one nearby, so we could make as much noise as we wanted to without disturbing anyone (except perhaps the local sheep population...) Though saying that, the soundproofing was pretty good and you couldn't hear much from outside. Despite being so secluded actually it was really easy to get to, less than half an hour from the M4 Newbury Junction.

The facilities are top-notch - we could do some serious baking in the kitchen - it's really really well supplied with crockery, bakeware etc. so catering for 6 is really easy. They also lay on a basic supply of foil, baking paper, cleaning materials etc. which is great.
Rooms were lovely, really comfy mattresses and fluffy white duvets. Showers hot and powerful. Everything was spotlessly clean.
The main room is absolutely gorgeous, light and airy, and the perfect place to just 'hang out' etc.
We had some really nice weather, and were able to sit outside and have lunch in the sun.

The owners seem really nice, and have been incredibly helpful. Our previous stay we noted that the wifi was not fantastic (at least, not up to streaming constant youtube videos on how to play Buddy Guy... ) The day we left this time, a nice chap from BT had come round to install some more powerful wi-fi, which is great news!

In summary: couldn't recommend more highly. Great place to go and hang out/spend time as a group, do some serious cooking and just generally chill away from the world.

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Liked best: Everything.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Wifi was available but we couldn't get it to work.
Liked least: Lack of WiFi.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: Everyting
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Macau, China
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: peacefulness
Liked least: Although there was an internet dongle we could not get it to work.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Bromley, Kent
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Tranquility, walks surrounding the barn, the kitchen!
Liked least: Wi-fi didn't really work properly, same with the movies stored on the tv
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: All inclusions excellent and stylish
Liked least: Internet availability not satisfactory for those who need this facility
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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