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Modern 3 bedroom holiday barn near Sherborne

9 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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
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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
Interaction with guests
We 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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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
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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
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

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 .

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Fireplace
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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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