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Dairy Cottages - Big Barn

Wimborne Minster (5mls NE), Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
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

With socialising at the core of the design, the open-plan living space of this elegant barn conversion allows the whole party to relax together, yet with enough space to spread out should a little solitude be required. Sleeping eight in four bedrooms, this property is one of two that together accommodate ten guests, making this complex perfect for a multigenerational family reunion. Young and old alike will love preparing a meal in the outdoor kitchen, so whether spending an afternoon pottering around Poole or tackling the high ropes at Go Ape, return to relax altogether amongst the stunning architectural features to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

 

Originally built in 1680, the heart of this contemporary barn conversion is the stunning open-plan living space. The full-height, vaulted ceiling and bifold doors work together to flood the room with light, whilst the white walls, exposed brick, and wooden and black steel beams create a modish, monochrome interior. Cleverly divided, this is the perfect space for everyone to unwind at their own pace. Enjoy preparing food in the stylish kitchen with the breakfast bar perfect for chatting or grabbing a quick breakfast. Gather everyone for a family meal at the large dining table, light and sunny next to the full-height windows. As the evening draws in, light the wood burner – nestled in a striking circular fireplace – to create a cosy, warming ambience and gather together to relax with a film. If some solitude is needed, slip away to the snug on the mezzanine level and settle on the sofa with a good book. With each bedroom boasting an en-suite, consideration has been given to the privacy of the guests, and with the super-king-size bedroom able to be made into a twin room, it is easily adaptable for many different party make-ups. Outside, find an enclosed garden and patio with doors to the living area, making it the perfect spot for enjoying al fresco. Enjoy cooking in the great outdoor kitchen or simply settle in the sunshine on the artificial lawn. Off-road parking is available for up to three cars.  Please note: Stag or Hen parties are not permitted at this property

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  • 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 with WC and an additional separate WC
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fresh coffee bean machine and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of wood included, October - May)
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden and patio area
  • Use of a shared paddock
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 2.5 miles
  • Outdoor kitchen with 2 propane gas powered plancha grills (owners will supply the gas)
  • Increased accessibility - please refer to our FAQ's
  • Smart internet only TV available in the lounge
  • Pay as you go electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Please note: Stag or Hen parties are not permitted at this property
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

With the surrounding area offering beaches, adventure sports and beautiful coastal walks, every taste is catered for. Get hearts pumping on-land at Gorcombe Extreme Sports (16 miles), Camouflage Paintball Bournemouth (12 miles), and Dorset Adventure Sports (12.5 miles), or hit the water with Harbour Challenge Outdoor Activity Centre. Go Ape Moors Valley (4.5 miles) has tree-top trails and both young and old will love Splashdown (15 miles). For a slower pace, visit Boscombe Beach (15 miles), Studland Beach (29 miles) and Holt Heath National Nature Reserve (2.5 miles). The harbour town of Poole (15 miles) has shops and eateries perfect for an afternoon of browsing.

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This property is personally managed by Claire.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 14th June 2024

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th June 2024

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The open plan living area is great for large parties, and overall the barn was well presented , and very clean , However the noise from the busy road not great , t

Reviewed by Lesley 17th May 2024

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Dairy Cottages Big Barn is a superb house. It's as exactly as depicted in the photographs, modern, roomy and very quirky. We had a great week there - six friends and our two dogs. The dogs had a great time playing in the enclosed garden and the paddock. You can reach many lovely places from the property. The owner was there yo meet us and was very Read morefriendly, informative and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 19th April 2024

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The big barn was perfect for our larger group and we had a lovely time. Everything you will need for your stay. The owner welcomed us when we arrived and was very helpful. I cannot fault our accommodation was modern and very clean . Thank you to the owners once again.

Reviewed by Melissa 12th April 2024

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Reviewed by Jon 29th March 2024

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Lovely property with great space for all the family. Great location to explore both Dorset and the New Forest plus easy access to Bournemouth and Poole. Excellent outdoor space that feels secluded from other cottages on site.

Reviewed by Katie 22nd March 2024

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Lovely large property with all the qualities to be a 5 star holiday home. Requires some finishing touches with requards to decor. Found getting hold of owners difficult and even when you text they don't respond which was disappointing. This could be a great holiday home but let down by little things considering the price. That said it is a lovely sRead morepacious property with comfy beds and we liked that rooms all had own bathroom . Be aware you can't walk anywhere from property and require car . Hide

Reviewed by Benedict 23rd February 2024

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Great place, rented for a birthday celebration for 4 couples, place is really lovely, it is well kitted out and furnished. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Karen 9th February 2024

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Reviewed by Catherine 22nd November 2023

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Stunning house and just perfect for a family Thanksgiving. Hosts were wonderful and accommodating. Lots of little touches and comforts provided.

Reviewed by Amy 17th November 2023

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This property is stunning, we really enjoyed our time here. The wood burner is a great feature and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend, also the garden is fully enclosed so you can let your dog out without worrying they will scape. Thank you for a lovely family holiday x

Reviewed by Kevin 3rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Christopher 29th September 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 22nd August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 14th July 2023

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The cottage was really nice,

Reviewed by Richard 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Neil 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 21st April 2023

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Very impressive property in the heart of Dorset. Nice dog walks a short distance way. The property was comfortable and easily housed 8 adults and one dog. Facilities were great, Neff ovens are great to cook big meals. Only down side was the busy road with no footpaths so had to drive the 30 seconds journey to the forestry commission pathway. The owRead moreners were attentive to any queries we had. We will definitely booking again and I would recommend to anyone looking for a large property. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 7th April 2023

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Our family spent a weekend together at Dairy cottage Big Barn and enjoyed the space and comfort it offered. The facilities, along with the enclosed garden were perfect for us and we would recommend others to stay.

Reviewed by Suzanne 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 24th February 2023

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Lovely, but not very soundproof. For family's with different needs, this was a challenge and unsettling for the baby. That said, it was lovely and bright, comfortable and spacious and lovely to have own garden space. I imagine it's fab in warmer weather .

Reviewed by Debbie 17th February 2023

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Lovely house for a group, really comfortable, great hosts

Reviewed by Lynn 10th February 2023

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Very spacious house with everything you need for big family. Beds are very comfortable. Road outside is very busy and noisy. Need to be aware for Dogs and little ones. Lots of really good Country Parks and Beaches very near.

Reviewed by Carl 20th January 2023

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We have just enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Dairy Cottages Big Barn celebrating my wifes significant birthday. The venue is absolutely amazing, it is very well converted and decorated. It made our weekend very special as the Barn has a very warm welcoming atmosphere. It is conveniently located for exploring the New Forest. I would definitely recommRead moreend this venue as somewhere to make your stay special, we will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 9th December 2022

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Great place to stay with friends . Nice open plan space and seating around kitchen area was a good place to eat cheese and biscuits and just talk . Sitting around the wood burner was lovely whilst it was snowing outside .

Reviewed by Liz 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Yasmin 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 7th October 2022

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Its a lovely house, very comfortable, the host was helpful.

Reviewed by Sheila 23rd September 2022

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We were wowed by the property it was fabulous just like the pictures on the holiday cottages website.

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd September 2022

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We had a lovely week at dairy cottages. The house was generally clean and in good condition. The location in many ways is great as its central for visiting lots of places. The only downside was the main road outside with no pathway so to walk our dog we had to get in the car first. We would definitely visit again despite this

Reviewed by John 12th August 2022

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Great cottage great location highly recommended

Reviewed by Amanda 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mary 29th July 2022

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