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View across the garden to the side of the property
Wonderful shared indoor heated swimming pool
Plenty to keep younger guests entertained
Step into this inviting open plan space
Admire the wonderful views
Space to relax and to dine
Character features hint at the buildings former use
Country style kitchen
Cosy twin room with striking feature wall
Plenty of room for two
Settle down in the charming double room
Take a refreshing shower
Beautiful views across the garden
View towards the front of the single storey property
Enjoy fantastic shared facilities including the activity centre
Challenge the family to a game of pool
Surrounded by spectacular countryside
1 / 18  View across the garden to the side of the property
2 / 18  Wonderful shared indoor heated swimming pool
3 / 18  Plenty to keep younger guests entertained
4 / 18  Step into this inviting open plan space
5 / 18  Admire the wonderful views
6 / 18  Space to relax and to dine
7 / 18  Character features hint at the buildings former use
8 / 18  Country style kitchen
9 / 18  Cosy twin room with striking feature wall
10 / 18  Plenty of room for two
11 / 18  Settle down in the charming double room
12 / 18  Take a refreshing shower
13 / 18  Beautiful views across the garden
14 / 18  View towards the front of the single storey property
15 / 18  Enjoy fantastic shared facilities including the activity centre
16 / 18  Challenge the family to a game of pool
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18 / 18  Surrounded by spectacular countryside

Bulbarrow Lodge

Blandford Forum (9mls E), Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
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At a glance

  • Former stable building converted with care to blend character with modern conveniences
  • Relax a while and take in the views over rolling countryside from the private rear garden
  • Take a dip in the shared swimming pool or work out in the gym
  • Visit the nearby market town of Blandford Forum or the historic village of Milton Abbas
  • Explore the many routes for walking and cycling, passing through spectacular countryside
  • Ideally placed for touring all that Dorset has to offer including the stunning Jurassic Coastline
Property code: 58807

Cosy former stable with fantastic leisure facilities, including a shared indoor pool, hot tub and games room. The ideal spot for all the family to spend a fun filled holiday in beautiful countryside

Surrounded by beautiful countryside at the foot of Bulbarrow Hill, this charming lodge sleeps four and is an excellent choice for small families with a love of the outdoors. Adventure to your heart’s content across the Blackmore Vale, pausing to picnic with a view or appreciate a delicious lunch in a welcoming village inn. You’ll have access to a plethora of shared on-site facilities including an indoor pool, a sauna and many outdoor leisure opportunities.

Follow the footpath from the parking area and step inside your single-storey abode ready to unwind, curling up in the open-plan living space with a glass of wine and your favourite film on the TV. Soothing decor, timber beams and wooden cabinetry provide a rustic vibe for rustling up hearty breakfasts in the kitchen area, best enjoyed around the table. Completing the property are two bedrooms and a shower room. Outside, the enclosed garden provides a safe place for children to play, but they’ll delight in the on-site playground when they want to let off some steam. Alongside the shared swimming and sauna amenities, you can arrange to use the badminton court, fishing lakes, pool table and gym.

Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton are all within 11.5 miles, so you’ll never be far from a tempting tearoom or restaurant. Milton Abbas 6 miles away is especially attractive with a line of thatched cottages, a farm shop and access to scenic walks, whilst Blandford Forum is a delight for budding historians and retail therapy enthusiasts 11.5 miles away. The fashion museum offers an interesting distraction from the shops and eateries, and if you time your visit with the popular Great Dorset Steam Fair that takes place annually, you’ll be in for a treat.

  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washing machine
  • Electric, central heating and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 1 car within shared car park, there is space for additional cars in the overflow car park
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV available in the lounge
  • Shared leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, games room with pool table, activity centre with badminton court and table tennis, children’s outdoor play area with trampoline and three coarse fishing lakes.
  • The maximum occupancy for the property is 4 including infants
  • While government restrictions remain not all the shared facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing
  • Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the shared facilities of gym and sauna will not be available. You will be allocated a time slot for using the swimming pool and it is requested that you arrive at the pool "pool ready" as there will be no changing facilities or toilets available. No towels are being provided. The games room and activity centre with table tennis and badminton will be available with sanitizers and a one way system in place to ensure social distancing. The outside play area for children will be available at own risk, however, guests are asked to bring their own wipes or sanitizers.

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 12th July 2021

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Nice cottage in stunning grounds. Extremely clean and tidy.Quiet and tranquil, loveky to chill and telax. about 4 miles to nearest shop.

Reviewed by Simon 31st August 2020

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We stayed in the Lodge at The Victorian Barn. The cottage was well proportioned with everything you would need in a holiday home. The site has a number of holiday residences on it, as well as shared facilities; all of which were fantastic and enjoyed greatly by our children.

Reviewed by Chrissie 28th August 2020

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Our stay at The Victorian Barn was really enjoyable. The accommodation had everything we needed and was a good base for us to explore Dorset with they kids. Beautiful setting, would like to go back again.

Reviewed by David 14th August 2020

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Nice cottage with excellent facilities. We loved the pool, and being to drive through twisty rural roads to all parts of Dorset. Beautiful area, well set up for COVID and even enjoyed the rainy days.

Reviewed by Marketa 17th July 2020

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Beautiful views.

Reviewed by Philip 25th October 2019

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A lovely cottage with excellent facilities in a very peaceful part of the world.

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View across the garden to the side of the property
Wonderful shared indoor heated swimming pool
Plenty to keep younger guests entertained
Step into this inviting open plan space
Admire the wonderful views
Space to relax and to dine
Character features hint at the buildings former use
Country style kitchen
Cosy twin room with striking feature wall
Plenty of room for two
Settle down in the charming double room
Show 6 moreTake a refreshing shower

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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