We stayed at the Victorian Barn in early April for 5 nights. After spending hours looking on the internet for a holiday place in Dorset that was rural and with a swimming pool ( the second point being made by my 6 yr old!) we found The Victorian Barns website. We were very impressed with this and after a few emails to Penny we had made our booking.
We were not disappointed! The location is simply stunning, the barns have been sympathetically restored to a very high standard and the facilities (swimming pool, sauna, play area) are all well maintained and to a good standard. My 6 year old loved the play area!! It was so peaceful (until we arrived anyway!) which is just what we wanted.
The barns are furnished nicely with everything you need for your time there. The beds were comfy and the cot supplied for my baby was just right, being a proper cot and not a travel one making it like home from home for him.
The shower was fab and gave a real blast to wake you in the mornings!
I cannot understand why a comment was made regarding kitchen equipment not being sufficient, as I found several saucepans, frying pan, trays, dishes and other utensils more then adequat to produce some lovely dinners. Some people expect things to be just like they have at home, but I guess you can't please everyone!
We were advised on booking that a wedding was taking place on one of the days during our stay, this did not cause any problems for us the only thing I would say is we could hear the music from our barn but as the function room was in the same building this could not have been avoided.
Penny and family you are doing a great job and have had great vision to turn the Victorian Barns into what they are today. With the additon of the 2 new cottages and the exisiting holiday lets it is the perfect holiday accommodation. I would recommend to anyone to make a visit
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine yourself amidst the beautiful Dorset countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by rolling hills, spectacular valleys and breathtaking views. Discover The Victorian Barn; The Unforgettable Escape a hidden gem that offers everything you could wish for your holiday or special occasion. Luxury self catering holiday houses and apartments, cottages and lodges in rural Dorset with indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, coarse fishing lakes and children's outdoor play area. The Victorian Barn is a triple span barn conversion nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset. It set within a 65 acre farm, was originally built in 1849 and lovingly restored to maintain many period features. The self catering accommodation graded 4* by the ETB is ideally situated for guests to enjoy the glorious Dorset countryside famous for Thomas Hardy. The holiday houses and apartments, cottages and lodges (sleeping 2 - 8) are all completely self contained. The Victorian Barn has a patio and BBQ area with garden furniture plus large lawned area for games. The Cottages and Lodges have their individual lawned gardens. Facilities include an indoor heated pool with gym/sauna, hot tub and children's play area. Enjoy the peace and quiet in and around our private coarse fishing lakes stocked with mirror/common carp and silverfish. Free Wi-Fi connection included in the houses, apartments and cottages. Wi-Fi is unavailable inside the two lodges. Beds made up for arrival with crisp white linen and fluffy towels (please provide your own swimming towels) Sorry only pets accepted in the two lodges Cot and highchair available for hire ... more less
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- The Victorian Barn Woolland, Dorset