We stayed here with my young son (1 and 4 months) just recently. Beforfe we set off the owners contacted us and offered us a free upgrade from the Byre to the Grannery.
On arrival we were welcomed with spacious and clean accomodation. The rooms were large and we found the kitchen to have all you would expect in terms of facilities and utensils from a self catering establishment.
The location is beautiful and you can set off in all directions to attractions. The onsite gym and pool were appreciated, especially as the weather looked like it may be unkind, although this did not turn out to be the case.
We found the owners to be welcoming and helpful.
I loved the fishing lakes, (free to guests) where i caught several sizaable carp and was fortunate to also catch a very large carp in the silverfish lake, possibly 12 lb +. i think it was maybe transfered there via the closeby specimin lake. In my excitement i forgot to return it to its correct home!
We went to the Gaggle of Geese for a superb evening meal and there are many other good pubs close by.
My only recommendation would be to put a black out blind in the bedroom skylight as its no fun having the sun beeming through your window at 6 a.m when your on holiday.
Apart from that tiny oan, which is easily overcome, it was a faultless stay.
We will be back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Victorian Barn Woolland, Dorset