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Gallinae

Melbury Abbas, Dorset

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion with far-reaching countryside views
  • Spend time in the welcoming lounge with its cosy wood burner
  • Hike the hills located on the doorstep or cycle the local beauty spots
  • Relax in the enclosed garden with a wood-fired hot tub, patio and lawn
Property code: 91456

Family, friends, and a pair of waggy-tailed favourites will have an unforgettable break at this beautiful barn conversion. Located amid Dorset farmland close to Shaftesbury, it offers four versatile bedrooms to sleep eight plus a fabulous open-plan living space where you can cook, dine, and kick back in a choice of two seating areas. Step out into the garden where a wood-fired hot tub heightens the sense of luxury; a separate games barn boosts the fun factor.

Cream coloured stone walls and smart contemporary styling make this striking barn conversion a truly memorable rural retreat. An impressive vaulted ceiling highlights the clever use of space in the open-plan living area, while fully-glazed doors to each side flood the room with light and offer far-reaching countryside views. Enjoy creating culinary masterpieces in the uber-cool kitchen, where bar-style seating at a central island creates a relaxed setting for impromptu get-togethers. When dinner is served, the large dining suite sits between two inviting seating areas, one with a Smart TV and wood burner to ensure toes and paws stay warm on even the coolest of evenings. A handy cloakroom completes the convenience of the ground floor, while upstairs there’s an immaculate family bathroom and four bedrooms, each beautifully decorated and boasting countryside views. The master has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed which can be made up as a twin on request, and has its own en-suite bathroom. There are two king-size bedrooms, plus a twin zip-and-link bedroom which can be made up as a super-king-size, adding bedtime versatility to suit any party make-up. To super-size your living space simply open the fully-glazed patio doors and you’ll find an enclosed garden where everyone can enjoy al fresco patio dining and views of the rolling landscape beyond. Test your table tennis and football skills in the open-sided games barn that’s shared with the handful of other properties close by. Those looking for a more leisurely experience can lie back beneath the stars in the wood-fired hot tub.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 king-size, and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 bathroom with a shower over bath and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • 2 electric ovens and induction hob, microwave, 3 fridges, 2 freezers, dishwasher, Dolce gusto coffee machine and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner – logs included (please bring own kindling wood)
  • Smart TV's in living room and all bedrooms
  • Enclosed garden with a spacious patio, outside seating and a charcoal BBQ
  • Wood-fired hot tub – logs included
  • Shared open-sided games barn with table tennis and table football
  • Private parking
  • Shops within 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Local vineyard and Compton Abbas airfield within 1.3 miles walkable along country lanes and foot paths
  • Shaftesbury town centre within 2.7 miles walkable along country lanes
  • 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

Enjoy ambles along country lanes around Melbury Abbas or stretch your legs with a longer walk into Shaftesbury (3 miles), the historic market town where cobbled Gold Hill was made famous by Hovis bread advertisements. Step back in time closer to home with a stroll to Compton Abbas airfield (1 mile) and you can feast your eyes on historic aircraft while enjoying hearty local fare, or enjoy a circular walk around the National Trust’s Fontmell and Melbury Downs, a similar distance away. All-round family fun awaits at Longleat (21 miles), which has kennel facilities for visiting four-legged friends. Alternatively, drive 23 miles to Poole to explore the historic quayside and play on the beach – there are four to choose from.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanna 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Caroline 13th February 2024

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Gallinae is the most beautiful barn with outstanding views all around. We were a family of six and the four kingsize bedrooms were perfect. It was warm & cosy and the space is great for entertaining. We cooked, had lovely dinners, long walks up the hills from the barn, soaks in the bath and wood-fired hot tub, played games inside and in the games bRead morearn. It was so clean, welcoming and peaceful. We take away very fond memories and look forward to returning one day. Thank you Hannah. Hide

Reviewed by Carly 19th January 2024

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What a wonderful place! It did not disappoint. 8 of us friends went and stayed at Gallinae for the weekend to celebrate a couple of our 40th birthdays. We chose it because of the open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas. We were all able to be together whilst cooking, eating and chilling. The layout and the decor is gorgeous and the beds were sooRead moreo comfy! Nigel and Hannah were amazing hosts and we will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Alexander 7th December 2023

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Had a great time staying here. We had a trip with a total of 8 adults and everything was great. The place has been done up really nicely and all the bedrooms were a good size. The hot tub was great as well.

Reviewed by Andrea 3rd November 2023

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We had a great weekend at Gallinae. It's a fantastic property with plenty of room for the 6 adults, 2 children and 1 baby in our party. We had a lovely walk using the path across the road and also enjoyed a couple of pub lunches nearby. Hannah was a great host and answered all of my questions before arrival promptly.

Reviewed by Wayne 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel 16th September 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Gallinae the property is fantastic, comfortables beds, excellent kitchen with great resources to use- coffee machine, plenty of crockery, great facilities. The property it is in a lovely location with wonderful views on both sides. We would highly recommend the thought when setting up the property with the facilities is gRead morereat- for e.g stair gates for children and dogs for safety. We would definately return and could picture a lovely family Christmas spent there! Hide

Reviewed by Baljinder 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Smita 4th August 2023

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Hannah and Nigel have really created a wonderful barn conversion. Its lofty, cosy and luxurious, all in one. The views and walks from the cottage are breathtaking. The hosts are on hand to help with anything you need. The log burning hottub keeps its heat amazingly well and great to come back to after rambling and fossil hunting. It takes about an Read morehour to get to the coast but there is also so much to do locally, you're spoilt for choice. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 24th July 2023

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Very nice, large cottage, only recently opened. Complex with owners property and 3 other holiday properties, so could be busy if all full, but not whilst we were there. Hottub good and keeps temp well esp when lid on. Good fire and plentiful supply of logs. Large living space, although there were only 4 if us. Nice enclosed shared garden area for dRead moreogs. Games area good. Near to Shaftesbury for shops and takeaway. About an hour from the coast. Overall good property to stay at. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 6th July 2023

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Amazing location and property. Beautiful decor , spacious and all that you need to a short break away. Owners were really helpful and provided assistance during our stay on where to go. Hot tub is an added bonus with great views to relax in both morning and night. Beds were really comfortable which is a big bonus for me. Wonderful exhilarating walkRead mores with the dog on the doorstep with amazing views. Will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Howard 12th June 2023

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We had a wonderful week at Gallinae. The property is spectacular, with great views from the terrace (and from the hot tub). The best-equipped property weve ever stayed in, especially the kitchen. Dining table seats eight adults, the sofas are comfortable and so are the beds (four good-sized double rooms). Hannah and Nigel are excellent hosts, nothiRead moreng is too much trouble, and full of local knowledge and recommendations. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this cottage and would stay again. Hide

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