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Dairy Cottages - Big Barn

Wimborne Minster (5mls NE), Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary barn conversion with an abundance of individual features
  • Easy access to Ringwood, Wimborne Minster, the New Forest National Park, the Jurassic Coast and Moors Valley Country Park 
  • Warm your toes beside the wood burner with your four-legged friends
  • Space for the whole family to stretch out in this stylish open plan space
  • Ideally placed for touring Dorset and Hampshire with good road links nearby
  • Try your hand at carp fishing and horse riding nearby a trip to the local championship golf course
Property code: 64891

Striking barn conversion set within easy reach of many pretty towns and villages. Boasting a wood burner, unique architecture and private garden it’s the ideal spot for a fun filled holiday.

Sleeping eight guests, this dog-friendly holiday home near Horton village (1 mile) is the perfect getaway for families or friends who want to explore rural Dorset. With ample room for everyone to find their own favourite nook, this architectural masterpiece offers magnificent open-plan interiors. It’s part of a complex of properties, and within 3 miles of a shop and a pub. The pretty market town of Wimborne Minster is 8 miles away, and you’re close to the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve (2.5 miles), and the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (3 miles).

Step inside this historic barn, refurbished with contemporary design and bright interiors with an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. Admire the lofty vaulted ceiling, and cosy up by the wood burner. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen and catch up on the day over home-cooked meals. Choose from the double bedroom en-suite or the king-size bedroom with a shower (and separate WC) on the ground floor; or take the cottage-style stairs up to the king-size en-suite bedroom, or a separate staircase to the mezzanine snug, and super-king-size en-suite bedroom with a Juliet balcony. Enjoy freshly-ground morning coffee at the breakfast bar, before setting out for the day. Head outside from the living area to the enclosed garden and be inspired to dine alfresco by the outdoor kitchen.

Discover the charming market town of Blandford Forum (13 miles) with its array of shops, cafes and restaurants, plus regular markets. Enjoy a family cycle in the New Forest National Park (10 miles). Navigate cycle trails or fly through the tree-tops on a zip-line adventure in Moors Valley Country Park (5 miles), or head for the lively seaside resort of Bournemouth (16 miles) to enjoy sparkling seas, sandy beaches, and family-friendly attractions.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request), 2 king-size and 1 double
  • 4 en-suite shower rooms and 1 separate WC
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fresh ground coffee machine and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 2.2 miles
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Increased accessibility - please refer to our FAQ's
  • Smart TV available in the lounge

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin 4th October 2021

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Fantastic

Reviewed by Geoff 1st October 2021

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Very nice see above.

Reviewed by Sheila 24th September 2021

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Had a lovely stay beutiful barn conversion but close to a very busy road.

Reviewed by Desiree 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jared 13th August 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It felt like home as it had most of the things we needed as a family. The location is beautiful and quiet and provides a relaxing atmosphere. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this. Its an ideal holiday cottage for a group of close friends or family.

Reviewed by Nicola 6th August 2021

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An outstanding property to stay in ,beautifully designed and equipped. Spacious , light and very special . Lovely owners who were helpful and friendly . A fab base to explore from.

Reviewed by Simon 23rd July 2021

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A beautifully designed space that provided everything we needed. I would also recommend the cafe next door which was great for breakfast croissants etc.

Reviewed by Lynn 16th July 2021

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Great area to visit with New Forest and Dorset Coast both short distances away. This property has issues with managing the heat through walls of glass and lots of flies - owners aware.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th July 2021

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The house was bright, airy, spacious and well kitted out. A hot tub would be a great addition to the outdoor space. Friendly, helpful owners. A lovely last minute find!

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd July 2021

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Although the July weather was indifferent the barn more than made up for it, perfect for our family group in every way with very hospitable hosts who were on hand to help if needed.

Reviewed by Gill 11th June 2021

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We spent a lovely 2 weeks at Big Barn (5 Adults and 2 dogs) we were welcomed by Helen & Richard who went out of their way to help us throughout our stay and were on hand when needed .We enjoyed the outside kitchen and dining area and made good use of it in the lovely weather. The accommodation was beautiful and very high spec. Thank you we all had Read morea great time. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th June 2021

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Great accommodation in a really lovely part of Dorset. Lots of places to visit and good eating venues. Owners on the spot and dealt with a problem that we had immediately.

Reviewed by Ann 14th May 2021

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Even though the weather was awful the house made up for it. Spacious, modern and comfortable, with all the amenities required for a holiday stay. The host was there to welcome us and to hand over the key when we arrived. Not far from two really nice pubs / restaurants - The Old Inn & The Three Legged Cross. The location is very good for checking ouRead moret the coastal resorts, shopping and eating houses. Look forward to staying again. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 15th April 2021

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Such a fantastic properly. Very modern and stylish in a very beautiful setting. Well equipped and very comfortable. Had a wonderful stay and could not recommend more highly.

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd November 2020

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Perfect holiday retreat with the wow factor! Flowers, Prosecco and milk on arrival a lovely touch. Crisp white sheets and white fluffy towels, a clean and well maintained property.

Reviewed by Michelle 16th October 2020

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A wonderful barn conversion done with impeccable taste. Very luxurious with all 4 bedrooms having en-suites. A perfect country retreat

Reviewed by Michael 12th October 2020

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Lovely barn conversion in a peaceful area, friendly welcome from the owners. The home itself is impeccable in design and comfort, really relaxing stay. Perfect to be able to take dogs along too.

Reviewed by Della 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by James 24th September 2020

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Reviewed by Clare 11th September 2020

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The venue is outstanding, the upstairs bedrooms are very hot at night, black out blinds would help. We stayed upstairs as the comfiest beds. Kitchen is a lovely layout and the lounge is comfortable too. Very home from home feel. The location is about half hour to the New Forest and an hour to the coast by Weymouth. Horton Inn fabulous pub, supermarRead morekets not that close by. Owners leave you be and are pleasant and friendly. Would return for sure, stunning location. Hide

Reviewed by Suzy 28th August 2020

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The barn was great for us, lots of social space and a well equipped kitchen. It was very clean (other than the flies!) and we enjoyed the outdoor space as much as the indoor space. For driving it is conveniently located to lots of lovely villages and restaurants. There are plenty of take out who deliver. There is a short walk down a pretty fast roaRead mored before you can get to the public walks through the woods, and the road got busy in the mornings, but not early enough to wake us. A lovely place. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 7th August 2020

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The property was preseneted to a high standard. Having 3 teenage boys, the fact that all bedroom have an ensuite was fantastic. The raised balcony area was nice to sit and relax. In addation the outdoor area was well maintained, safe and secure for children and dogs. The kitchen was well equiped, you could have baked a cake if you had wished. It isRead more nicely located to the New Forest and Moors country park, and other places of interest we found were around 30 mins drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 4th July 2020

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Lovely modern barn conversion. Particularly enjoyed the open plan living space/dining area and kitchen. Close enough to explore the coast and countryside of Dorset and The New Forest.

Reviewed by Mark 13th March 2020

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Stunning modern barn with 4 well appointed bedrooms, each with its own en-suite. We loved the wood burner which gave the large lounge area a cosy feel. Although on quite a busy road there is a lovely country walk only 5 minutes away, with the chance to get a close up view of the local folly. Great place for seeing the local area and spending time wRead moreith your friends or family. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 9th March 2020

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We had a really great time.Five adults and a dog all fitted in nicely.Very dog friendly.Helen was really helpful organising taxis for us.Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Alison 22nd February 2020

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Lovely stunning cottage, all very modern & also very clean. Will be better once the building work at the back is completed as it can be a bit noisy & the builders park outside this cottage & make it a bit difficult to get out

Reviewed by Amy 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 20th December 2019

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This property is fabulous, we spent a week here at Christmas and it did not disappoint. A beautiful space with the highest level of decor and furnishings, the kitchen is a brilliantly appointed, open plan social space for cooking and entertaining with family and friends.

Reviewed by Alison 29th November 2019

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Beautiful barn conversion with the 'wow' factor, just right for a long weekend family celebration. Very comfortable and clean, lovely shared living space and four comfortable bedrooms all en-suite which was a real bonus. Quality bedding/towels are provided. Helpful owners who live next door.

Reviewed by Helen 8th November 2019

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Big Barn is beautiful and impressive. We had a great time relaxing with a group of friends. Easy access to Ringwood and Highcliff for the beaches.

Reviewed by Christine 29th October 2019

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A beautiful barn conversion. Ideal for family gatherings.

Reviewed by Janet 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola 18th October 2019

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The barn was lovely. It was clean, warm and comfortable. We were four generations ranging from 2 to 90 with a dog and the house and garden were ideal. The owners were very welcoming with the wood burner alight on arrival. Overall a lovely week was had by all and we would highly recommend the property. A gem.

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Location

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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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