Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
New Barn is a single-storey barn conversion near Winterbourne Stickland, Dorset and sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is pet-friendly.
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Pet Friendly: 2
New Barn is a single-storey cottage in a lawned courtyard setting, a mile from Winterborne Stickland and four miles from Blandford Forum. The cottage has a king-size double with an en-suite shower and a twin with an en-suite bathroom. The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a wood burner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. New Barn is close to local walks, pretty villages and bustling market towns, as well as for exploring the Jurassic Coast and the rest of this lovely area.
New Barn is one of six properties all of which have been impressively converted single-storey barn conversions. Located 1 mile from Winterborne Stickland the barn sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is grouped around a courtyard setting with the other properties on the owner's 1350 acre working farm. All the barns have been converted to a very high standard with furnishings to match as reflected in their 5 star rating by Visit England.
The accommodation at New Barn is all on the ground floor and comprises of living area with a woodburning stove, Freesat TV, DVD player, selection of books and games and WiFi which can sometimes be slow. The dining area has a table and chairs and the kitchen comes well equipped with an electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The two bedrooms have been arranged as a king-size double with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet and a twin bedroom with an en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin and toilet. There is also a shared games room on site with a pool table, table football and air hockey.
Outside there is a private patio area complete with furniture and a shared front lawned area as well as covered bike storage. New Barn accepts two well-behaved dogs and there is ample parking available. A shop and pub is just 1 mile away. Your fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price.
- Electric heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
- Further fuel can be purchased from the owner
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Ample off road parking
- Covered bike storage
- Enclosed, private garden with a lawned area, patio and picnic bench
- Shared front lawned area
- Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile
- Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead whilst on the premises due to nearby livestock
Hedge End Farm Cottages
Winterborne Stickland 1 mile. A cluster of six impressive, imaginatively-converted, single-storey barn conversions, nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an idyllic rural location a mile from the picturesque village of Winterborne Stickland, 4 miles from Blandford Forum. Grouped around an attractive grassed courtyard on the owner's 1350-acre working farm, these Winterborne Stickland cottages have been sympathetically converted to an extremely high standard, and where possible, feature many original oak beams and vaulted ceilings. Each of these Winterborne Stickland cottages has its own charm and character, all boasting cosy woodburning stoves, and most offering en-suite facilities. Outside each Winterborne Stickland cottage is a private garden area, as well as attractive shared lawns to the front, and use of a shared games room in one of the larger barns on site; a super place to have fun after your day out. With a variety of accommodation on offer at these Winterborne Stickland cottages, up to 28 people can enjoy the delights of this lovely rural location, from the glorious country walks across the nearby Bulbarrow Hill, one of Dorset’s highest points, to the stunning Jurassic Coast, an easy drive. These luxurious Winterborne Stickland cottages provide an excellent rural base from which to explore this stunning area.
Blandford Forum is the most complete, small Georgian town in England, set on the banks of the River Stour. Fires destroyed the town in the eighteenth century and the town gradually rebuilt. Today, the town is now a fascinating example of Georgian architecture. Read all about the history of the town and the devasting fire in the local museum.
The town has a charming parish church and a wonderful marketplace. Surrounding the marketplace are an assortment of local independent shops and well-known "brand" shops as well as cafes, pubs, and supermarkets. The town also has indoor and outdoor markets each week. Blandford Forum is home to one of Dorset’s breweries – Hall & Woodhouse. Drop in for a tour of the brewery, sample, or buy the famous "Badger Beer".
There are a few trails to try around the town, cycle along the old trailway between Blandford and Sturminster Newton taking in fabulous Dorset scenery all the way. At Shillingstone is a cafe, offering needed refreshment for your trip back. Have a bite to eat in the cafe, alfresco, or in the restored buffet coach.
By far the biggest event in the area is the annual Great Dorset Steam Fair held at the end of August. The event has grown every year and now sits on a 600-acre site. It is the leading show of its kind in the world, attracting a lot of international attention. Fun for all the family with various entertainments and music to suit all ages and an old-time steam funfair.
For those adventurers, try Gorcombe Extreme Sports in the nearby village of Thornicombe. Here you find Quad biking, paintball, dirt buggies, an extreme assault course, and clay shooting. After a long day, stop for a cream tea and explore the well-stocked farm shop full of delightful local produce.