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Double height ceiling in the lounge with gallery landing
Sink into the large comfy sofa
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Spacious, bright and airy lounge
Relax in the hot tub after a day exploring
Attention to detail
Contemporary kitchen/diner
Enjoy a family meal in the comfortable dining area
Take a leisurely breakfast at the dining table
Stylish kitchen area
Down on the farm
Ground floor double bedroom
Wet room on the ground floor
King-size bedroom on the first floor with distant views
Single bedroom with additional pull out bed (on request)
Clean and contemporary shower room on the first floor
Alfresco dining on the enclosed decked area
Beautiful views over the fields
Relax on the private decking area with far reaching countryside views
See the babies in lambing season
Meet some of the residents on the farm
1 / 21  Double height ceiling in the lounge with gallery landing
2 / 21  Sink into the large comfy sofa
3 / 21  Relax by the cosy wood burner
4 / 21  Spacious, bright and airy lounge
5 / 21  Relax in the hot tub after a day exploring
6 / 21  Attention to detail
7 / 21  Contemporary kitchen/diner
8 / 21  Enjoy a family meal in the comfortable dining area
9 / 21  Take a leisurely breakfast at the dining table
10 / 21  Stylish kitchen area
11 / 21  Down on the farm
12 / 21  Ground floor double bedroom
13 / 21  Wet room on the ground floor
14 / 21  King-size bedroom on the first floor with distant views
15 / 21  Single bedroom with additional pull out bed (on request)
16 / 21  Clean and contemporary shower room on the first floor
17 / 21  Alfresco dining on the enclosed decked area
18 / 21  Beautiful views over the fields
19 / 21  Relax on the private decking area with far reaching countryside views
20 / 21  See the babies in lambing season
21 / 21  Meet some of the residents on the farm

Middleton Barn

Blandford Forum (6.5mls SW), Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Watch the lambing in full swing in April and the racehorses on the gallops throughout winter
  • Stretch out in this stylish converted former barn with spacious rooms
  • Relax in the private hot tub
  • Bring all the family, this property is horse and dog friendly
  • Warm up by the cosy wood burner after a long walk
  • Easy access to the stunning and much photographed Jurassic Coast
  • Set within a small working farm with some resident livestock to admire
Property code: 49993

A peaceful base for a relaxing holiday surrounded by countryside, this contemporary barn conversion is set within a small working farm on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Milton Abbas.

Set within a small working farm surrounded by picturesque countryside, this contemporary barn conversion is a peaceful base for a relaxing holiday in Dorset. Sleeping five, the accommodation is stylish, spacious and open plan, complete with a cosy wood burner inside and a private hot tub outside. Beyond the farm lies the picturesque village of Milton Abbas (1 mile), the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic Coast.

Inside, this modern conversion is chic and minimalist, with cool neutral decor, high ceilings and a monochrome theme throughout. Prepare delicious family meals in the stylish kitchen area, which is equipped with everything you could need. After dinner, retreat to the lounge area to relax and unwind in front of the roaring wood burner while watching a favourite film. Above the lounge, a mezzanine floor leads to the king-size and single bedrooms, while the double bedroom and wet room are located on the ground floor. On summer evenings, dine alfresco on the decked area outside before enjoying a long soak in the private hot tub.

This small working sheep farm sits in the heart of North Dorset, making it the perfect spot for walkers, cyclists, riders and nature lovers alike. Milton Abbas is home to a popular pub, historic abbey and tea rooms and is the subject of many photographs. Heading south, the Jurassic Coast has plenty to discover, from the picturesque Lulworth Cove (17 miles) and Durdle Door (15.5 miles) to the seaside resort of Weymouth (19 miles) and of course the scenic South West Coast Path.

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

  • 3 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single with additional single pull out bed (available on request)
  • 1 shower room and 1 wet room
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room in external barn with washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Stabling for multiple horses available by arrangement with the owner
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included (not beach towels)
  • Hot tub
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach 14 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD
  • Bike storage available on request
  • Sleeps 5+1
  • Increased accessibility - please refer to our FAQ's

Chris Franklin

This property is personally managed by Chris.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bethany 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Magenta 8th October 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here- the location was perfect- quiet, relaxing and peaceful, with tons of great walks nearby. The owner was delightful- friendly, helpful, and accomodating. The house itself was very nice indeed- with a real 'wow' factor in the lounge! The hot tub was a really nice touch. I also noted how perfect this house would be Read morefor those who had accessibility issues- it's very wheelchair friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Adele 24th September 2021

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Very peaceful location. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Accommodation very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Reviewed by Kevin 17th September 2021

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Highly recommend .The host is very pleasant and the location is perfect. The local village of Milton Abbas is a short walk away and it is very unique something you would see in a movie or on a chocolate box. Local pubs are great too and the food we had was excellent. Dorset is gorgeous so much to see we will return!

Reviewed by Megan 10th September 2021

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Great space. Very airy and light. Lovely furnishings, and very welcoming hosts! It was great being right on the horse farm.

Reviewed by Nicky 13th August 2021

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Excellent accommodation, fab location- highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 2nd July 2021

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The cottage was lovely, in a lovely area, ideal for walking, with a friendly local pub in the village. The owners were very friendly, helpful and provided great ideas on where to go in the local and surrounding areas. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely go to this cottage again.

Reviewed by William 18th June 2021

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The barn is amazing. The five of us had a lovely time, enjoying the hot tub and barbecue. There are loads of great places to visit particularly at the seaside.

Reviewed by James 4th June 2021

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This cottage is absolutely amazing if you are looking for space, peaceful surroundings, beautiful landscapes and scenic walks in the countryside. We loved the Barn its clean, loads of space, comfortable beds and amazing decking to chill out on while using the barbecue and hotub. The owner is lovely and very helpful too.Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Victoria 16th October 2020

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Fabulous cottage, very well equipped and comfortable. Close to many attractions and beautiful sights. We had a great stay and would highly recommend

Reviewed by P 14th August 2020

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Lovely quiet setting for a relaxed break. The barn was well equipped with comfy beds, DVD player and plenty of space for the whole family. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the deck area.

Reviewed by Martin 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Andrew 24th July 2020

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This is a lovely barn conversion, on the outside it looks quite plain but inside it is wonderful, perfect for families with plenty of space. Log burner is great, as is the hot tub. Location is great and perfect for walks/runs as just up the lane are a series of bridal paths through some lovely woodland. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Claire 17th July 2020

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Sarah and Family went above and beyond to make our stay welcoming. The lamb and mint burgers and lamb koftas are definitely worth trying!

Reviewed by Amanda 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Raymond 17th February 2020

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Reviewed by Deborah 23rd December 2019

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Loved this barn, location was lovely. The property was well equipped and the owners frequently checked in to see if we were ok and if there was anything we needed.

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Double height ceiling in the lounge with gallery landing
Sink into the large comfy sofa
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Spacious, bright and airy lounge
Relax in the hot tub after a day exploring
Attention to detail
Contemporary kitchen/diner
Enjoy a family meal in the comfortable dining area
Take a leisurely breakfast at the dining table
Stylish kitchen area
Down on the farm
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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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