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Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne

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Spacious lounge with 40" smart TV, Blue Ray and Wii console
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Completed in 2007 one of three barns, The Shippens has been converted to give a modern relaxing environment retaining the character of the original structure. Accommodation includes a large spacious kitchen dinning space and a large separate lounge with large oak windows and French doors that open onto a courtyard garden. Upstairs are 3 characterful bedrooms with exposed beams and Velux windows. There is a modern family bathroom with a shower over the bath plus an ensuite off the main bedroom. The Shippens is adjacent to Meadow View Barn which sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms, both properties can be booked together offering space for up to 12. The living area is furnished in a contemporary style. The property has a well equipped fitted kitchen, the lounge benefits from a 40' 4K SMART TV , Bluer...Completed in 2007 one of three barns, The Shippens has been converted to give a modern relaxing environment retaining the character of the original structure. Accommodation includes a large spacious kitchen dinning space and a large separate lounge with large oak windows and French doors that open onto a courtyard garden. Upstairs are 3 characterful bedrooms with exposed beams and Velux windows. There is a modern family bathroom with a shower over the bath plus an ensuite off the main bedroom. The Shippens is adjacent to Meadow View Barn which sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms, both properties can be booked together offering space for up to 12. The living area is furnished in a contemporary style. The property has a well equipped fitted kitchen, the lounge benefits from a 40' 4K SMART TV , Blueray player and a Wii games console, including a small games and DVD library. There is also complementary Superfast WiFi Internet access. The kitchen dinning area has a good sized oak table with seating for 8. The barn sleeps 6+1, upstairs are 3 bedrooms, one king size one double and one twin. The master bedroom can be configured with a single trundle bed or space for a cot. The barn is south facing and has a gravel courtyard garden that gets sunshine all day and into the evening. There is a table and chairs on a patio with seating for 6, perfect to unwind in the evening and take advantage of the charcoal BBQ. There is a dedicated off road parking space for two cars. The Shippens is situated in the village of Over Compton, a delightful hamlet located just on the Dorset side of the county border with Somerset, a few miles from the towns of Yeovil to the west and Sherborne to the east. There are great walks from the village as well as many local attractions including golf, many of Dorset's beaches are only a 30-40min drive. There is a train service from the local station that can take you anywhere between Weymouth (Olympic sailing centre) and Bristol including Bath. The cottage also includes the benefit of membership to a fantastic members only delicatessen that has a great selection of food and wine as well as some incredible ready meals produced by them on site. This is just a short walk from the cottage through the beautiful grounds of Compton House. Compton House was previously a butterfly farm and famously produced the silk for Princess Diana's Wedding dress. Public Houses can be found in the neighbouring villages of Nether Compton, a ½ mile walk “The Griffins Head” (very traditional) and Trent 1½ miles “The Rose & Crown”, which has been recently renovated and comes highly recommended serving excellent food. Short stays are possible depending on availability, please get in touch to check. Our normal change over day is Saturday, this can be more flexible out of peak season so please enquire. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Alison H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Shippens several times before, and we returned there in January, planning to stay for a few weeks while we looked for more permanent accommodation, but events overtook us and we ended up staying five months! We felt lucky that we...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank susanmj
Companion446865, VR Owner at Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are glad things worked out and we were able to allow you to stay. We hope you are settling into your new home. Best Regards Ian and Alison

Reviewed 23 April 2019

Country setting, but with easy access to Sherborne or Yeovil for shops and restaurants. Well-equipped property with thoughtful little touches and maintained to a very high standard. We enjoyed super weather and would be happy to visit again.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Trevor S
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Reviewed 23 April 2019

The Barn is very well appointed and in a lovely quiet location in a beautiful small village. Perfect as we booked both barns for 2 families. Can recommend the Rose and Crown pub about 30mins walk for food and great hospitality. Will definately look to...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank WoodsAway
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We stayed in The Shippens for a week in October, and found it one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. While from the outside the barn is traditional and in keeping with the picturesque village, inside it is warm and comfortable, and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank imareluctantreviewer
Companion446865, VR Owner at Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback, its so great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the effort we put in to the property is recognised. The local guide is a new addition so great to hear it is useful, we have lots...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Date of stay: July 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Over Compton is a small village around 3 miles from Sherborne. The barn is off the main road with its own parking.
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