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Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Barn
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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Alison H
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live some distance from the barn so may not be there to greet you, if this is the case the keys will be left in a keysafe. We provide information on local attractions. We are always available on the phone or by mail to assist.

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Alison C
Alison C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An Excellent Week In A beautiful place
We stayed twice last year such a lovely place in a beautiful village. The barn was fantastically equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very clean and COVID safe. Thank you to the Henderson’s for letting us stay. Will definitely be back soon.
Visited September 2020
Written 15 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

susanmj
susanmj
Pattaya, Thailand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sanctuary during Lock Down
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 were there as the house is very well equipped, as well as being nice and cosy. Over Compton is peaceful and Yeovil town centre is conveniently close so we could walk to the shops on Babylon Hill and into town a few times. There are plenty of interesting country walks in the neighbourhood, and during lock-down we were able to enjoy walking every day. There are also plenty of good pubs not too far away, although we weren't able to take advantage of them much during this visit! The owners, Alison and Ian were sympathetic to our plight, and enabled us to stay rather longer than the original booking.
Visited January 2020
Written 10 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion446865
Companion446865
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
Written 16 July 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trevor S
Trevor S
Horsham, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious 3-bed property with a lovely sunny aspect
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.
Visited April 2019
Written 23 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

The Woods
The Woods
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous break
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 go back!
Visited April 2019
Written 23 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

imareluctantreviewer
imareluctantreviewer
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern, immaculately prepared, comfortable holiday barn
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 furnished in a modern style with quality fittings throughout. It perfectly suited us for our family holiday - providing a cosy home from home that was perfect for adults and children alike. The owners were friendly and welcoming, and provided an amazingly well organised list of things to do in the area. The barn was also spotlessly clean, and the kitchen was stocked with everypot, pan & implement you could possibly need. If you stay I recommend checking out the Deli in the village; not the cheapest but a huge selection of delicious food and quality wines. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it.
Visited October 2018
Written 24 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion446865
Companion446865
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 to add and will continue to update it. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards Ian and Alison
Written 26 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FarAway798223
FarAway798223
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely accommodation
Lovely accommodation, very clean. Lots to do locally. Owners extremely helpful before, during and after our stay. Information pack in the barn invaluable. Would recommend to all.
Visited July 2018
Written 15 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

794156
794156
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful, we’ll appoin barn in quiet location
Up to six of us stayed during the week, ages 6 - 66 and everyone loved the shippens. The children settled in immediately and it was difficult to prise them out to go on day trips. So much for them to do in the barn - they even attempted chess whilst we were there. All adults equally satisfied with the layout and attention to detail. It was so well equipped, we even had competitions to see if we could identify something we needed which wasn’t present. Sherborne is a beautiful town and fulfilled all our shopping needs - especially ice cream! Ideal location for many a day trip. Would happily return. Thanks to Alison and Ian for always responding to our emails so swiftly and informatively.
Visited May 2018
Written 25 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

raytim2018
raytim2018
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shippen's
Fantastic weekend away in the shippen's.such beautiful barns.Alison and Ian have truly thought of everything from the lovely welcome pack to games for all ages.already looking yo book again. Theirs nothing to improve on absolutely stunning and relaxing .
Visited February 2018
Written 15 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Connector678035
Connector678035
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
The outside of the property disguises the spaciousness of the interior. The accommodation is well laid out and comfortable. A lot of thought has gone into providing everything you need and the quantity of crockery, glasses & utensils is amazing. Would have loved to do some of the jigsaws there, but the weather was too good to stay indoors. Liked the peaceful tranquility and local walks. Great place, well presented.
Visited August 2017
Written 3 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

stevenasmith60
stevenasmith60
Chichester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well thought out , well decorated with everything you need for a relaxed stay
Beautifully situated in a quiet location, the barn is cleverly fitted and very nicely decorated. The bedrooms are of a good size and most comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need with plenty of plates, cups and cutlery so you could stack the dishwasher. Living area again ample with a TV that has a better picture than my own.lots of films, books and cds on a wet afternoon and a patio with BBQ on bright and warm ones. The rose and crown pub is really good and not far away, the walk to the delicatessen was so pretty.
Visited April 2017
Written 2 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion446865
Companion446865
Dear Steve, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written 4 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
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  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Map
About the neighbourhood
Over Compton is a small village around 3 miles from Sherborne. The barn is off the main road with its own parking.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne

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