The Barn Villa
Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset
A stylish one bedroom barn conversion, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside. A wonderful base to stay and explore the beauty spots of the South Coast.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: No
Located in the village of Witchampton, just north of the characterful market town of Wimborne Minster which is steeped in history and over the ages has attracted some of the world’s most eminent people to live within, from the famous author Thomas Hardy to Sir Tim Berners Lee the inventor of the World Wide Web. Wimborne is so much more than just a beautiful historic market town, it’s also home to some of the most amazing food and drink in Dorset, you are truly spoilt for choice for places to enjoy a meal out.
Enter this wonderfully converted barn where you are first welcomed into the entrance hallway. The stylish bedroom with a double bed benefits an en-suite shower room with shower and WC. Make your way through into the open-plan kitchen/diner complete with dining table and chairs boasting an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, ideal for a cosy evening meal whipped up in the kitchen. Enter the lounge through the double doors into a spacious room featuring exposed beams in the vaulted ceiling. Cosy up on the sofa in front of the wall-mounted TV, which comes complete with a standard Sky package, a wonderful space to sit and relax after a fun-filled day exploring the local area.
There is a pretty orchard area within the grounds of the owner’s home that is made available for guests use. Parking for one car is available on site, it will be allocated within the shared drive on arrival.
- A cosy converted barn, an ideal couples retreat
- Situated in the beautiful Dorset countryside
- Explore the enchanting market town of Wimborne Minster nearby
- 1 bedroom double
- 1 en suite shower room with shower and WC
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
- Highchair and travel cot are available on request
- TV in Lounge with Sky TV package
- Access to garden area within the grounds of the owner home
- On-site allocated parking for 1 car Shop just under 6 miles, Pub under 5 miles
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.