Holiday home The Barn is a Victorian barn conversion situated in a peaceful location, 2.5 miles from the town of Shaftesbury. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one ground floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom and twin and a first floor twin with en-suite bathrooms. The cottage also has a kitchen with breakfast table, dining area in the entrance hall and a first floor mezzanine sitting room. Outside there is off road parking for two cars, a shared, front lawned area with furniture and barbecue, and a children's play area. The Barn is a superb base for exploring the many attractions that can be found in the West Country.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 2 x ground floor bedrooms; 1 x superking (which can be made into a twin, if requested when booking), 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin and WC. 1 x separate twin on mezzanine floor. First floor living area. Communal laundry room with washer, dryer and hoover for guests' use
Area The pretty and historic town of Shaftesbury in Devon offers wonderful views from Gold Hill (the famous Hovis advert was filmed here) and the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey. Other attractions in the area include Longleat Safari Park, Bath and Stonehenge.
Region Wiltshire is a county offering cultural richness, historical sites, friendly people and attractions for all the family. A holiday in Wiltshire really does have something to suit everyone at any time of year.
Amenities Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Log burning stove, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared front lawned area with furniture and BBQ. Children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Young children should be supervised in the mezzanine sitting room which overlooks the entrance hall. Note: Pets must be kept on a lead at all times when in shared grounds. Note: we do not accept the following breeds of dogs: Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Staffordshire bull terriers, Dobermans, Boxers, Bullmastiff or Akita. Note: There are 2 x 120 KW fast charges that have been installed within a 7 minute walk of Whitebridge Farm; they can be found on the grounds of the award winning deli Compton Macrae and you can enjoy a leisurely coffee or lunch whilst your car is charging
In the cupboard were 2children's bowls with milk and cereal in them.. some light bulbs had blown
The microwave was dirty
Fan in upstairs bathroom didn't work.
Handle on same bathroom door wrongly fitted which meant the lock didn't work
Clock in kitchen needed a new battery
Mrs Bamlett, September 2020
Lovely setting.. Kitchen a little tired but had all that is needed. Flies evident but to be expected as near farm. Only disappointment was poor communication with owner over barn issue during stay and the child gate at bottom of stairs which could not be removed thus a trip guide for a member of our party with some sight issues. Owner aware no children in party.
Overall, lovely accommodation.
Mr Knight, September 2020
Nice barn conversion but the kitchen was a little tired with not enough cutlery and mugs unless you washed after using them for each meal.. Worth making clear that the lounge area is upstairs and therefore not where the dog was allowed - ours whined to be with us if we sat up there without him. He also struggled on the wooden floors in the main downstairs area. Lovely area and a central base to explore from.
Dr Wilcox, October 2019
A super accommodation set up, in wonderful surroundings.. The walk to the pub might have proven taxing but that's because I am slightly over 21.
Joking aside my son and I could not have wished for anything better.
Mr Footitt, September 2019
Annabell was lovely, she came across for a chat after we had arrived , the barn is great accommodation with plenty of space, comfy beds and all that you would need for a few days away, highly recommended and we will visit again..
Spacious well equipped property.. Although some updating is needed it did not detract from our holiday at all. Would certainly go back.
We booked The barn for the month of December.. The owners Annabelle and Roland were very welcoming and we arrived to fresh laid eggs, wine and local honey.
The barn was perfect for our family Christmas and was very comfortable and well stocked. There was plenty of room for us all to relax,cook and play the board games provided.
There are a lot of local hiking trails from the farm, and is a very pretty area.
Would definitely book again.
Beauiful cottage.. We really enjoyed our stay at Whitebridge Farm.
Two things could be improved:
- The glass front makes it very hot when the weather is sunny. Some protection against the sun (sun shades/curtains) would make the cottage so much cooler. It would also give a little more privacy.
- And we would have appreciated shower facility's in every bathroom, that makes it easier to wash your hair. Only one bathroom had a shower and we had to take turns to use it.
Abwicklung über Sykes unkompliziert, Infos zur Schlüsselübergabe ausführlich und rechtzeitig.. Das Haus ist wie beschrieben großzügig und schön. Die ganze Anlage ist ruhig und weitläufig. Im Haus liegen die drei Schlafzimmer weit auseinander, das zweite EG-Schlafzimmer befindet sich im Anbau (für Familien mit jüngeren/ängstlichen Kindern vielleicht nicht optimal), durch die Waschküche erreichbar. Es gibt nur eine Duschmöglichkeit, im Erdgeschoss erreichbar durch das Doppelzimmer, die beiden anderen Bäder haben keinen Duschkopf/Schlauch, nur Wanne mit Wanneneinlass. Wir hatten traumhaftes Wetter (letzte Juni-Woche, 28-30 Grad Celsius), mangels Beschattungsmöglichkeit wird das Haus mit der großen Eingangsfront gegen Süden zum Brutkasten. Nachts aber herrliche Abkühlung! Der Spielplatz ist in die Jahre gekommen. Die Sauberkeit war ganz ok, die Ausstattung mit Geschirr zu gering, dafür etliche Auflaufformen und zwei Kühlschränke. Alles in Allem ein eigentlich sehr schönes Haus in top Lage, ruhig gelegen und hübsch dekoriert, aber unstimmig in Einrichtung und Ausstattung. Wir würden das Haus wieder buchen und auch für Familien mit Teenager-Kindern empfehlen. ****Stars
We really enjoyed our time at the barn.. We took our octogenarian parents for our annual holiday with them. My mother suffers with dementia but found the layout of the barn easy to navigate and felt very comfortable there. My mother in law isn't very mobile but the ground floor bedrooms and seating area were ideal. My one and only piece of constructive feedback would be for the owners to install more than one shower in a three bedroom property. Whilst the details are an accurate account of the facilities, one of the photographs shows a shower hose in the upstairs en-suite. That said we would have no hesitation in recommending or returning to this property.
Lovely cosy Barn, great location for visiting local attractions.. Fabulous holiday.
I found the booking procedures very straight forward and efficient.. I was kept in contact as the booking date approached. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. The site was well-maintained and the Barn suited our needs perfectly. Thank you to everyone involved.
We had a fabulous stay at whitebridge farm , lovely owners and the the barn accommodation was spectacular! ! very spacious and lovely interior. I would have to be picking but there is two things I would change I would have a bigger TV and mounted on the wall and have proper showers fitted in all ensuites for those that can't manage the bath. The location is beautiful but you must be willing to travel to explore , perfect for relaxing though. And best of all dog friendly!! 10 out of 10 !
Not a 4* property although reasonably comfortable. The very worse was the noise factor, at all times of night the boiler would come on which is next to the 1 bedroom upstairs and would "wake the dead". As it did not come on as a result of useage in the barn it could only be useage in the other 9 cottages. Every morning bout 5.00 am it would start again and few minutes later be followed by car doors and engine noises which lead us to believe that maybe certain cottages were being lived in by local workers.
There was a power cut which fortunately only lasted for short time but no candles available for such emergencies. Lack of bathroom fittings ie electric point for shaver, somewhere to hang wet towels to dry
Nowhere to hang coats
Crude fitments in bedroom upstairs for clothing
Well what can I say !
Really really nice cottage
Nice and peaceful
Very well equipped
Away from the road
Freshly laid eggs from the farm
A very enjoyable stay was had by all
Would highly recommend
Would definitely book again
Lovely chilled holiday
Fresh eggs from the farm
Would definitely book again
We loved the spacious interior and exterior, it made it feel like a real home. The owner welcomed us personally on the day we arrived, that made us feel very comfortable. Everyone, especially our kids, loved every moment of our stay. We will surely recommend to our friends and probably come back again in the near future.
Mrs Doba, August 2016
We loved the spacious interior and exterior, it made it feel like a real home.. The owner welcomed us personally on the day we arrived, that made us feel very comfortable. Everyone, especially our kids, loved every moment of our stay. We will surely recommend to our friends and probably come back again in the near future.
The Barn was a lovely place to stay, it was quiet and relaxing and close to our family in Shaftesbury. I would like to go back and stay there again and have already mentioned it to several of my friends.
Mr Thomas, December 2015
The Barn was a lovely place to stay, it was quiet and relaxing and close to our family in Shaftesbury.. I would like to go back and stay there again and have already mentioned it to several of my friends.
The spacious accommodation was perfect for 5 adults and a baby, it was nice having en-suite with all bedrooms. A pleasant peaceful area with outside sitting space.
Mrs Giddings, May 2015
The spacious accommodation was perfect for 5 adults and a baby, it was nice having en-suite with all bedrooms.. A pleasant peaceful area with outside sitting space.
The Barn conversion is brilliant, providing perfect accommodation for six people. The location provides a perfect base for excursions in all directions.
Mr Ashmore, June 2014
The Barn conversion is brilliant, providing perfect accommodation for six people.. The location provides a perfect base for excursions in all directions.
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