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Longacre Barn - Briantspuddle

Briantspuddle, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II-listed self-catering accommodation offering stylish rural accommodation with plenty of home comforts for eight guests and two dogs
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool for sunny days and large gardens with children’s play equipment
  • Great base for walking and close to top visitor attractions and places of historical interest
Property code: DC101

Whether you are unearthing country trails, visiting the coast, heading into town or simply enjoying every minute of your home from home, all generations will fall for this property’s charm.

This delightful, Grade II listed former stable is a very special property in the quiet, picturesque village of Briantspuddle, which is nestled in the Piddle Valley Conservation Area in Dorset. Renovated to a high standard, families or groups of friends will love the space, both inside and out, as well as the heated, outdoor pool. As a single-storey property, all the rooms are south-facing with windows or double doors leading out to the large, lawned garden, table tennis area and patio. Within the village, there is a post office/shop (100m) and there is a pub within 2.6 miles.

The tree-lined avenue makes for a very grand entrance and the house is equally as impressive. Sympathetically restored, traditional features have been combined with contemporary touches, whilst the warm wood, natural stone and light tones create a light and airy feel throughout. The large kitchen/diner is well-equipped with all the mod cons you’ll need. From here, move through the snug into the larger lounge with a wood burner at its centre. The four bedrooms (1 6ft double, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed) are at the far end of the property with the en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Outside, there is an outdoor pool, table tennis and a BBQ.

Situated between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Dorset and Cranborne Chase), there are endless opportunities for tranquil, country walks. If you want something livelier, the historic market town of Dorchester is 10 miles away or Victorian seaside resort Weymouth is 14.5 miles away with attractions and activities to suit everyone. The unique Lulworth Cove (11 miles) and the National Trust’s village and castle, Corfe Castle (13 miles), are also worth a visit. From Corfe Castle, you can catch a train to Swanage for a day on the beach.

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

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 family bathroom with shower over bath with WC
  • Double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner (logs included October - end of April)
  • Toy box and croquet set in hall
  • TV and iPod dock in lounge
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Large enclosed garden
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Children's play equipment
  • Terrace area with seating
  • Wild meadow area
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (available from May half term to end of September)
  • Shops 0.5 miles Pub 2.6 miles Coast 8 miles

There are miles of beautiful country walks from the doorstep, with nearby attractions including the Tank Museum and Monkey World (both 4.5 miles). A short drive takes you to beautiful nature reserves including Mordern Bog (13 miles), Hartland Moor (11.5 miles) and The Blue Pool (11.5 miles). The bustling town of Dorchester (10 miles) has plenty of great places to eat and drink, or you can head for coastal spots including Wareham (9 miles), Durdle Door (10 miles), Lulworth Cove (11 miles) and Poole (16 miles).

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 26th September 2020

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Wonderful location, beautiful setting. But seriously in need of a lot of updating and TLC.

Reviewed by Jill 5th September 2020

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Fabulous converted barn in quiet village. Not for everyone as no shops,pubs etc just a part time post office that sells little at all not even milk and bread. Huge enclosed garden with fenced off pool,pool very slightly heated but too cold for us.comfy beds,good sized house bathroom with compact en-suite to master bedroom. Large fridge freezer withRead more 2nd fridge in kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 22nd August 2020

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See above. This house suits us perfectly. However, it is neglected. There were lights which did not work and many lightbulbs out of action. The windows had clearly been left open for a long time and the wood warped so that, when the weather cooled, it was very difficult, if not impossible, to close. The pool had not been cleaned before our arrival Read moreand the water feed to the slide was not working properly. Our holiday was spoilt because Holiday Cottages failed to respond to an email and we then s Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th July 2020

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Longacre is an oasis of calm post lockdown. Kids loved the large garden and pool.

Reviewed by Sarah 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, lovely location, perfect for children and dogs, local people friendly and welcoming too.

Reviewed by Christine 23rd September 2019

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Large property in very quiet location. No pub nearby. The local village shop which has a few essentials is run by volunteers and only open 3 hours a day.

Reviewed by M 14th September 2019

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Already did this after last years visit

Reviewed by Natasha 24th August 2019

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Reviewed by Charles 27th July 2019

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Very well equipped and comfortable barn conversion. Incredible number of games and toys for children.

Reviewed by L 20th July 2019

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An excellent property. The swimming pool and games room kept us all entertained. The dogs loved the large garden which was well maintained and secure. Will definitely return next year if it is available.

Reviewed by H 6th July 2019

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This was a super cottage; extremely well equipped, clean & comfortable. The pool was great for the kids & pool house well equipped too.

Reviewed by M 22nd June 2019

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Very well equipped and secluded holiday accommodation in a sleepy Dorset village of thatched roofed chocolate box cottages. If you want to switch off, this is the place. Swimming pool, large secure and peaceful garden, stacks of books and videos. All you need to do to open a bottle or two and you will chill. Within striking distance of everything DRead moreorset, you are perfectly located to have a good holiday. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 8th June 2019

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My families 3rd visit to Longacre Barn as we just love it. It is spacious, comfortable, very handy for visiting places of interest, woods handy for walking in plus the garden and pool are fantastic. Somewhere you just want to return again and again.

Reviewed by Miss T Hill 12th November 2018

Well equipped, comfortable, everything worked, clean, nice decor, spacious, convenient location, Andy came and said hello, easy to book, great fire.

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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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