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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Barn
This traditional Dorset barn has been attractively converted into two spacious three bedroomed cottages, set in a working farmyard (fruit farm) adjoining a 14th century Church, close to the River Stour (Fishing). Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest are within very easy access. Bournemouth is the nearest railway station, approximately 15 mins drive. The nearest shops, including a Post Office, Chemist and pay telephone, are at Parley Cross, about ¾ of a mile across a field footpath. The accommodation, with full oil fired central heating comprises: split stable door opening into the ground floor hallway giving access to a) Large bedroom with three single beds. b) Bedroom with double bed. c) Bathroom/toilet. Stairs from the hallway lead to the living room floor: a) Wel...This traditional Dorset barn has been attractively converted into two spacious three bedroomed cottages, set in a working farmyard (fruit farm) adjoining a 14th century Church, close to the River Stour (Fishing). Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest are within very easy access. Bournemouth is the nearest railway station, approximately 15 mins drive. The nearest shops, including a Post Office, Chemist and pay telephone, are at Parley Cross, about ¾ of a mile across a field footpath. The accommodation, with full oil fired central heating comprises: split stable door opening into the ground floor hallway giving access to a) Large bedroom with three single beds. b) Bedroom with double bed. c) Bathroom/toilet. Stairs from the hallway lead to the living room floor: a) Well fitted kitchen/diner, with electric cooker and fridge freezer, microwave etc. b) Comfortable lounge with TV and log burning stove. c) Single bedroom with toilet/washbasin and curtained gallery overlooking hallway. There are extensive views over the surrounding countryside. The cottages benefit from a fully equipped laundry room as well as a large games room which has a snooker table. Duvets and pillows are supplied for each bed (towels not included). Car Parking is available. PLEASE NOTE: Children are welcome however the premises is open (no enclosed garden). More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Edna R
Hosting since April 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (11)
Mrs C Cook
Mrs C Cook
Fantastic holiday getaway
Very friendly and helpful host, spacious bedrooms and living area and the kids loved having the horses just outside the door, a perfect location for the sandy Bournemouth beaches and also the new forest isn't far away. Our 2nd visit and I'm sure won't be the last!
Visited July 2019
Written August 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trail448780
Trail448780
Thank you for your Review. It was a pleasure to have you stay here.
Written August 14, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robin R
Robin R
Family hols
Friendly owners,nicely placed in the countryside but near enough to amenities comfortable enough for our needs we would definitely stay there again.
Visited May 2019
Written June 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trail448780
Trail448780
Thank you for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay. A pleasure o have you here.
Written June 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

elenorc
elenorc
Birmingham, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely relaxing stay
Were are a family of 5; parents, 2 teens and a preteen. Finding places to stay to please everyone and be on budget can be tricky! this was perfect. Some of the other reviews have said the decor is dated but we found it really comfy and cozy. Our eldest had a room to himself upstairs which he greatly appreciated, the other 2 shared a really spacious room downstairs, our room was next to them. The kitchen was big enough for all of us and the living room had plenty of space for all of those legs to spread out in! All of the children very much enjoyed the stables right outside and the poor horses had to endure being said good morning and goodnight to every single day! There is a lovely short walk by the river and we did a spot of minnow fishing which was fun.there is a longer walk up to a small Tesco. the first time we did this a deer jumped across our path which was very exciting! Everything else is a drive away so you will need a car. There is an Aldi and a larger Tesco about 10 mins drive. We would recommend going to either Mudeford or Sandbanks for days out on the beach. We weren't so keen on Bournemouth itself, bit too big. We also fulfilled my daughter's long time dream of going to Monkey World which is well worth a drive, about an hour's drive. There was a bit of traffic so maybe out of season it would be quicker. All in all a really lovely holiday rental!
Visited August 2016
Written August 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Steve B
Steve B
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom2 contributions
Brilliant
There is no more too say, lovely place. Would come again. But then again we love Dorset. We would recommend this property to our family. And friends, no problems.
Visited July 2016 Traveled with family
Written August 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Indeana
Indeana
Harpenden, United Kingdom211 contributions
Charming farm holiday let
We stayed for a week on the ground floor of The Workshops. The front patio doors look out onto the farmyard, which is a hard concrete surface. We saw a lot of activity from the livery stables. The accommodation appears to be converted buildings that are quite old as there are a few wooden beams. There were a few spiders and webs as one might expect. Spacious property. The ensuite shower is a bit cramped, but we managed. There is a bath in the main bathroom. Suitable for a family with 2 children. Really comfortable beds. There is a half hour circular walk around the farm along the river and past the church. There are sheep, fruit and vegetables. We sat outside the front patio doors which catch the afternoon sun. We would definitely stay again if in the area.
Visited May 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written June 6, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jayne r
jayne r
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
good family base
Nice location on the farm. Central to many places. Accommodation was a little dated but this was ok as we had small children running from barn to barn.
Visited August 2015 Traveled with family
Written September 4, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

fionasteel
fionasteel
Rotherham, United Kingdom15 contributions
Fantastic stay at Barn 1
We had a lovely holiday at Barn 1 and would definitely recommend it for families. The residents are all very friendly- my children even got to help feed the sheep, which was a highlight of their holiday. Beautiful surroundings, albeit a bit noisy at times through the day due to the airport, but never before 6-30am and not too late into the evening either- we actually enjoyed watching the planes taking off overhead. The barn itself is very spacious- I loved the house and could quite happily live there! The shower isn't great, due to low water pressure, but this is only a minor niggle and didn't worry us too much. Very tempted to come back next year.
Visited August 2015
Written August 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David R
David R
Warrington, United Kingdom2 contributions
Spacious, quiet and comfortable!
Certainly the largest 'cottage' we've stayed in - loads of space! Slightly tired decor but clean with all the usual mod cons. Nearby BoMo airport not a major inconvenience wrt noise. Slightly quirky location - on a working farm 'in' Bournemouth, but feels pleasingly isolated. Local roads VERY clogged at rush hour - plan round these. Excellent food at the Curlew Inn at top of Church Lane. Great base for exploring - Beaulieu, New Forest, Poole Harbour, Wimborne, Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle all recommended.
Visited July 2015
Written July 17, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marcos T
Marcos T
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
For the money - this was great
For a family looking for a UK holiday, I would certainly recommend this cottage. Its basic but functional. Some of the utilities are ageing but are all in good order and the cottage is kept clean and smart. Its roomy and conducive for a large group to live together without getting in each others way. The bedrooms are downstairs and living area and kitchen is upstairs which makes for an interesting adjustment at first and it actually works well. If you are a fan of both country and city then this location could not get better - we loved being a 15 minute drive to the beach without the congestion of living in a city. The living room has a wood-burning stove which adds a nice touch when staying at any other time than summer. The stables next to barn 1 and 2 help to give a rural feel and the day-to-day working of a stable enable those from a city a chance to hear and see something different right outside your front door. The kids loved this and the horses were friendly. In summary, for the price, we highly recommend this accommodation. We'll be booking a return trip next year some time.
Visited August 2014 Traveled with family
Written August 30, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Harrjma
Harrjma
Somerset, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely Cottage, Fantastic location
We had a wonderful stay in Barn 1. The location is excellent, just a short distance away from Bournemouth,Poole and the New Forest.The Cottage is on a working fruit farm near the river Stour.The children loved seeing the horses every day. The cottage itself had very spacious rooms and all the equipment you would need for a self catering holiday.We would definitely stay here again.
Visited July 2014
Written August 5, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Game Room
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • City Getaway
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Car advised
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Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Barn 1

Barn 1 is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Barn 1 has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Barn 1 has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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