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Gallinae

Melbury Abbas, Dorset
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion with far-reaching countryside views
  • Spend time in the welcoming lounge with its cosy wood burner
  • Hike the hills located on the doorstep or cycle the local beauty spots
  • Relax in the enclosed garden with a wood-fired hot tub, patio and lawn
Property code: 91456

Book this stylish, big holiday cottage for special events or just for a big family get-together. It’s part of a holiday complex with some shared facilities, as well as private touches, including a hot tub. There’s room for a large group and two dogs. You’ll be staying in Melbury Abbas, a village in Dorset with easy links to larger towns.

As you walk into the property you’ll find the pretty, open-plan living space. The first thing you’ll notice is the dining table, which is in the middle and has glass sliding doors on either side. The roof is high, the space is bright, and everything feels grand. To one side there’s a spacious lounge with a wood burner, and on the other side, there’s a kitchen with an island unit. It’s a wonderfully stylish space that’s been thoughtfully designed. There’s a cloakroom WC on the ground floor too. Head upstairs where you’ll find four bedrooms. Two of these are lovely king rooms with exposed brick and wooden beams. There’s a super-king z\ip-and-link bed which can be made into a twin, and a twin zip-and-link set up which can be combined to create a super-king bed – please request a preference when booking. The super-king zip-and-link also boasts its own lovely en-suite bathroom. The first floor is completed by a family bathroom. The property has a patio, accessed from the dining area. You can take drinks here to enjoy on the pretty furniture whilst food sizzles on the charcoal BBQ. And when the night gets dark, hop in the hot tub for a view of the stars. As a bonus, residents can use the games barn, which is shared by the other properties.

The holiday let has plenty to keep everyone busy, and there’s much more to explore in the nearby area. Shaftesbury is 2.5 miles away, full of shops and eateries, and you can head to Win Green (4 miles), a National Trust location. Further out there’s the New Forest (22 miles) and Branksome Chine Beach (26 miles).

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 king-size, and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 bathroom with a shower over bath and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • 2 electric ovens and induction hob, microwave, 3 fridges, 2 freezers, dishwasher, Dolce gusto coffee machine and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner – logs included (please bring own kindling wood)
  • Smart TV's in living room and all bedrooms
  • Enclosed garden with a spacious patio, outside seating and a charcoal BBQ
  • Wood-fired hot tub – logs included
  • Shared open-sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Private parking
  • Shops within 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Local vineyard and Compton Abbas airfield within 1.3 miles walkable along country lanes and foot paths
  • Shaftesbury town centre within 2.7 miles walkable along country lanes
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Sarah Jadali

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barry 11th March 2024

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This is a wonderful property and the hosts are warm and friendly. The property has everything you need even if your an avid cook. Plenty of space to lounge or entertain and the views are quite stunning. We stayed in March, the weather was dreadful, raining everyday yet we did not feel on top of one another. We enjoyed our stay very much and are curRead morerently thinking of a return in warmer months. Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Caroline 13th February 2024

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Gallinae is the most beautiful barn with outstanding views all around. We were a family of six and the four kingsize bedrooms were perfect. It was warm & cosy and the space is great for entertaining. We cooked, had lovely dinners, long walks up the hills from the barn, soaks in the bath and wood-fired hot tub, played games inside and in the games bRead morearn. It was so clean, welcoming and peaceful. We take away very fond memories and look forward to returning one day. Thank you Hannah. Hide

Reviewed by Carly 19th January 2024

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What a wonderful place! It did not disappoint. 8 of us friends went and stayed at Gallinae for the weekend to celebrate a couple of our 40th birthdays. We chose it because of the open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas. We were all able to be together whilst cooking, eating and chilling. The layout and the decor is gorgeous and the beds were sooRead moreo comfy! Nigel and Hannah were amazing hosts and we will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Alexander 7th December 2023

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Had a great time staying here. We had a trip with a total of 8 adults and everything was great. The place has been done up really nicely and all the bedrooms were a good size. The hot tub was great as well.

Reviewed by Andrea 3rd November 2023

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We had a great weekend at Gallinae. It's a fantastic property with plenty of room for the 6 adults, 2 children and 1 baby in our party. We had a lovely walk using the path across the road and also enjoyed a couple of pub lunches nearby. Hannah was a great host and answered all of my questions before arrival promptly.

Reviewed by Wayne 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel 16th September 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Gallinae the property is fantastic, comfortables beds, excellent kitchen with great resources to use- coffee machine, plenty of crockery, great facilities. The property it is in a lovely location with wonderful views on both sides. We would highly recommend the thought when setting up the property with the facilities is gRead morereat- for e.g stair gates for children and dogs for safety. We would definately return and could picture a lovely family Christmas spent there! Hide

Reviewed by Baljinder 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Smita 4th August 2023

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Hannah and Nigel have really created a wonderful barn conversion. Its lofty, cosy and luxurious, all in one. The views and walks from the cottage are breathtaking. The hosts are on hand to help with anything you need. The log burning hottub keeps its heat amazingly well and great to come back to after rambling and fossil hunting. It takes about an Read morehour to get to the coast but there is also so much to do locally, you're spoilt for choice. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 24th July 2023

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Very nice, large cottage, only recently opened. Complex with owners property and 3 other holiday properties, so could be busy if all full, but not whilst we were there. Hottub good and keeps temp well esp when lid on. Good fire and plentiful supply of logs. Large living space, although there were only 4 if us. Nice enclosed shared garden area for dRead moreogs. Games area good. Near to Shaftesbury for shops and takeaway. About an hour from the coast. Overall good property to stay at. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 6th July 2023

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Amazing location and property. Beautiful decor , spacious and all that you need to a short break away. Owners were really helpful and provided assistance during our stay on where to go. Hot tub is an added bonus with great views to relax in both morning and night. Beds were really comfortable which is a big bonus for me. Wonderful exhilarating walkRead mores with the dog on the doorstep with amazing views. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Howard 12th June 2023

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We had a wonderful week at Gallinae. The property is spectacular, with great views from the terrace (and from the hot tub). The best-equipped property weve ever stayed in, especially the kitchen. Dining table seats eight adults, the sofas are comfortable and so are the beds (four good-sized double rooms). Hannah and Nigel are excellent hosts, nothiRead moreng is too much trouble, and full of local knowledge and recommendations. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this cottage and would stay again. Hide

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